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Theme Options Panel / Customizer Options

In your WordPress admin panel, go to Theme Options, you will see a lot of options to configure the theme.

How to Publish a Video

To publish a video on your site is easy, you just need to add the video embed code/URL in the post content, just like:


You can also put the video embed code in the Post Options:

Step by step instructions

1. Site Header

1.1 Site Title / Logo: Go to WP Dashboard -> Appearance -> Customize -> Site Identity, set Logo or Site Title/Tagline for your site.

1.2 Primary Menu: Go to WP Dashboard -> Appearance -> Menus, add menu for location: Primary Menu.

1.3 Header Search: Go to WP Dashboard -> Theme Options -> General, you can enable/disable Header Search.

2. Featured Content: Go to WP Dashboard -> Posts -> All Posts, edit any post that you want to show on the Featured Slider. Scroll to the page bottom and you will see the “Featured Post” checkbox, just check this option and the post will be displayed on the Featured Content on homepage.

3. Recent Content / Home Content Blocks

* To display recent posts, just go to WP Dashboard -> Posts, add new posts.

* To display content blocks (category blocks), then go to WP Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets, add “Home Content” widget to the “Home Content” area:

4. Footer Widgets

Go to WP Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets, add widgets to Footer Columns. In the demo site, we added these widgets:

4.1 Category Posts
4.2 Category Posts
4.3 Category Posts
4.4 Category Posts

5. Site Bottom

5.1 Copyright Info
5.2 Footer Menu: Go to WP Dashboard -> Appearance -> Menus, add menu for location: Footer Menu.

Setup Content Blocks on homepage

Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets, add the Home Content widget to the Home Content area:

Select the category (Content Block) that you want to display on homepage:

Please Note:

The Home Content widget area only supports the Home Content, Image and Custom HTML widgets.

Setup Custom Widgets for Sidebar

Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets, you will see multiple custom widgets:

  • Category Posts
  • Most Commented Posts
  • Recent Posts
  • Random Posts

You can add these custom widgets to the Sidebar and Footer Columns widget area.

All Widgets that we added on the VideoShare Pro theme:

Auto Video Thumbnails

To display video thumbnails automatically, you can install one of these plugins:

Video Thumbnails:

Video Thumbnails Reloaded:

Note: Self-hosted videos do not support auto thumbnails, you will need to add thumbnails for self-hosted videos manually.