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  • Hi I’m new to customising wordpress.

    I chose the Sketch theme, as I liked the tiled layout.

    But once I activate the theme I can see how to enable the tiled content.

    If you can help I would appreciate it.


    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • sacredpath


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi there, take a look at the Sketch Theme Showcase page, which has setup information. Let me know if you have any issues.

    Hi Tari,
    I sympathise.

    I spent about a week trying to figure it all out making lots of mistakes along the way and pestering good people here—like Sacredpath (above). There’s virtually no useful documentation from the themes or WordPress. I wasted a hell of a lot of days.

    To get the tiles of thumbnail images working:

    1. you need to enable the portfolio function in the Jetpack plug-in (I think I’m right in saying that this is necessary). Note: You may not have Jetpack installed—yet.

    2. You need to use ‘portfolio shortcode’ which is dead easy to use, within the ‘Pages’ not posts, that you want the thumbnails to display on. I’m not a web developer and even I can do it. It’s meant to be dead simple.

    3. You need to set those pages that will display thumbnails to ‘Full Width’ or ‘2 column’ template NOT portfolio template. I made that mistake.*

    4. Decide that one of those pages will be your homepage and go into dashboard > Appearance > Themes (I think) and you’ll find an option to choose a Page as the homepage.

    That should help you get what you want.

    * I originally set my homepage to ‘portfolio template’ and it caused me a world of pain. It’s not necessary. I think it’s a simple way to just have thumbnails on your homepage, without using shortcode, and which sipmply displays whatever the latest projects are. Shortcode is better and gives you way more options.

    Best of luck,
    John White

    (I should make a proper post on this and put it up here)

    OMH!!! This plugin SUCKS!!! NOT INTUITIVE AT ALL!!!

    How do you create a a tile??? All I have is “Save Tile” with some stupid cat image. The WP Tile button on the new/edit page area doesn’t work. Click it and nothing happens. WTH!!!

    This plugin is garbage!!!

    Deleting it!

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