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Adding a background image or video to a widget

Adding a background image/video to a widget (particularly a slider) can have a great visual impact as soon as your visitors land on your website, so it’s important to know how to do it, and how to make it look good! From within the customizer, open up the design settings panel for the widget you wish to add a background image or video to. For the purpose of this tutorial, we’ll look at using a slider widget. Click on the […]

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Column Settings

Using the content widget allows you to split your page into several columns. Each column has its own unique set of design options available to allow you to style it. It’s good to remember that you can also edit widget design options too these design settings take place across the entire widget rather than just over a single column. You can read more about widget settings here. Background The background setting allows you to change the background colour or background […]

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Widget Settings

By now, you have probably created your first page and opened up the design settings for the widgets on your page. If you haven’t, check out these guides first: Creating a page Using the Customizer to edit your page Adding widgets to your page Each widget has a slightly different set of design options available to it, however, we’ll use this guide to look at settings that are common to all widgets. Layout The layout settings allow you to set […]

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Adding featured image or video to a widget

If you are using the content or slider widget, you will see that each column or slide allows for you to add featured media. Featured media is an image, video or any other oEmbed compatible link (such as Spotify playlist, Vimeo video or SoundCloud link) that sits above, to the left or to the right of your text. With the customizer open, either add a content/slider widget or, open the design settings panel for an existing content/slider widget  Within the column […]

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Adding widgets to your page

If you’re feeling brave, you may have selected a blank page template, or, you may be looking to add more content to an existing page template – either way, you will need to know how to add more widgets to your page. Within the customizer, there is a main menu on the left – this menu allows you to set global parameters for your website. It is also where you will go to add widgets to your page. With the […]

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Using the customizer to edit your page

Say hello to the customizer! It’s going to become your best friend whilst you build your website. The Customizer allows you to add widgets to your page and edit them to look and feel how you want them to. What is a widget? I hear you say! Widgets are design elements, such as text content, a slider, a twitter feed or a contact form that can be extensively stylised to suit your branding. By now, you have most likely created your […]

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Creating a page

To start adding content to your website, you’ll first need to create a page. With Skizzar, you can have as many pages as you like and fill them with as much content as you want. Before starting, we recommend having a think about how much information you want to show on your website and how it’s best to arrange it. As a general rule, with an average website, we would consider creating a home page, an about page, a services […]

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