Skip to content

Getting Started with Tracks Pro

Ready to start customizing your site with Tracks Pro? Follow this guide to learn how to use each of Tracks Pro’s features on your site.

If you need help installing Tracks Pro, please follow this tutorial first: How to Install Tracks Pro.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

This guide will teach you how to use each of the new features added with Tracks Pro. The tutorials are newbie-friendly, so every step is explained in detail.

It’s recommended that you follow along with your site as you read.

New Layouts

Tracks Pro adds 4 new layouts for the blog and archive pages.

Tracks Pro Layouts

Learn how to switch layouts with a single click in this tutorial:

Tutorial: How to Change Your Layout

Custom Colors

Tracks Pro adds color controls for virtually every element on the site. This includes colors for specific elements, like widget titles and menu links, and hover effects for buttons, social icons, and more.

The color controls are grouped into sections. Each section covers one area of the site, such as the Primary Menu or the Footer.

Tracks Pro Color

Changing these colors will allow you to match your site to your brand’s colors (or simply pick a color you like).

Follow this tutorial to learn how to change your colors with Tracks Pro:

Tutorial: How to Change Your Colors

Flexible Header Image

The header image is a large image displayed at the top of your site, spanning from one side of the screen to the other.

Tracks Pro Header Image

It’s great for displaying a welcome message on just the homepage, or an interesting graphic across the site.

Learn how to add a header image to your site with this tutorial:

Tutorial: How to Add a Header Image

Featured Videos

Just like Featured Sliders replace Featured Images, Featured Videos can be used to add videos in place of Featured Images.

This gives you a simple and beautiful way to publish videos on your site.

Period Pro Featured Video

Tracks Pro will responsively embed videos from any of the following sites:

  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
  • Dailymotion
  • Animoto
  • Funny or Die
  • Hulu
  • TED
  • WordPress.tv
  • Blip
  • Vine

All you need is the URL of the video to embed it. While not video sites, you can also embed SlideShare presentations and SoundCloud tracks with Featured Videos.

Tutorial: How to Add Featured Videos

Featured Sliders

Featured Sliders can be used to replace Featured Images with sliders.

Period Pro Featured Sliders

Tracks Pro integrates with the Meta Slider plugin to add Featured Sliders. Like with Featured Images, every Post and Page can have a different Featured Slider.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to add Featured Sliders to your site:

Tutorial: How to Add Featured Sliders

Background Images

The Tracks Pro plugin lets you add a custom background image behind the site content.

Tracks Pro Background Images

To learn how to add new background images to your site, follow this tutorial:

Tutorial: How to Add a Background Image

Background Textures

Just like the background image feature, Tracks Pro lets you add a repeating background texture to your site.

Tracks Pro comes with 39 bundled textures.

Tracks Pro Background Textures

Follow this tutorial to learn how to add a texture to the background of your site:

Tutorial: How to Add a Background Texture

Page-specific Background Images

In the Customizer, you can set a global background image, but Tracks Pro also lets you change the background image for each individual post and page on your site.

Tracks Pro Page Background

Check out this tutorial to learn the simple steps to set page-specific background images:

Tutorial: How to Add Page-Specific Background Images

Conclusion

If there’s anything else you want to change about your site that wasn’t covered, check for an article about it in the sidebar to the left. Otherwise, there’s probably a free plugin available for it on wordpress.org.

Check out our WordPress Resources page to find awesome plugins and tools we recommend, and if you want to try using CSS to customize Tracks Pro, we’ve got some pre-written snippets for you to get started with in the Tracks CSS Snippets Collection.

Return to Tracks Support Center