Support » Theme: Expound » Why doesn't Expound Look like the example?

  • Resolved connorblum


    I am new to WordPress and just installed/activated Expound. I expected it to look like the picture shown on the theme page, with boxes for content and the overall layout.
    But it looks nothing like this on my site. In fact, my site looks the same as before I activated Expound.
    What am I supposed to do to get it to look like what I thought I installed? Is there a guide for this sort of thing?
    Mike Palmer

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  • Moderator Jose Castaneda



    Are you able to provide a link to the site?

    In the readme.txt file, Konstantin actually has a quick little FAQ about the featured posts. The reason it may not look like the exact could be the amount of ‘sticky/featured’ posts you have.

    I thought this at first as well, but the fix is quite simple. When adding a new post, scroll down to the bottom right of the page. You’ll see an “add featured image” section. Click it, add the image you want, and you’re done. If that doesn’t help, let me know.

    Theme Author Konstantin Kovshenin


    Mike, if your site design hasn’t changed upon activation of the new theme, you might be experiencing a caching issue. If your site *does* look like the Expound theme except for a few things like featured images, then as Jasonire mentioned, you have to add featured images to posts:

    Hope that helps!

    Hi I was delighted to see the same question– I’m also new as a wordpress site creator (though I have another wordpress site of which I’m co-founder and editor) and want my site to appear as the “expound magazine” example does – ie. rectangle with video (or still) on left side of home page; rectangle of text on the right; with 4-5 small photos/videos appearing at the base of the home page with short text. but it is just straight text?!? why don’t the photos and videos appear without clicking? i tried choosing “add featured image” to no avail.

    pls advise! thanks!!

    Hello? do I have to buy a plug in to see the thumbnail of the youtube videos i’ve created when uploaded to this wordpress site in the theme expound?

    Theme Author Konstantin Kovshenin


    Hi there. You *do not* need to buy anything 🙂 I have just visited your site and you’ve got posts with featured images, so everything seems to work well. If you don’t see the featured posts is a row side by side, your screen is probably too narrow to fit them, so Expound is showing them underneath each other.

    thank you Konstantin — I did figure it out before I heard from you. I do think it’s amazing that you respond to questions so quickly (it’s one of the reasons I chose your theme).

    May I ask you another question? Is there a way to add subheaders to the main navigation bar? I.e. I currently have a button “meditations” on the main nav bar — but would like people to be able to choose from a sub menu of meditations (e.g. 1 minute; 2 minute; body scan). I’m trying a plug in now.


    Theme Author Konstantin Kovshenin


    You don’t need a plugin to do that. Expound supports multiple levels for navigation, up to three in fact. In your Appearance – Menus screen, when building your menu, just drag the items a little bit to the right to have them indent within a top-level menu item. You can learn more here:

    Hope that helps!

    Костя, добрый день. У меня такой же затык как у товарища выше. Вэб сайт отображается лентой, а не красивыми thumbnails in rows and preview text of the article.
    Я прошла по ссылке и этот вэб сайт отображается на моем мониторе как положено и как у вас в примере. Т.е. дело не в мониторе.

    Что это еще может быть? Где это поправить? сразу извиняюсь за мою тупость, я первый раз работаю с вордпрессом.


    Theme Author Konstantin Kovshenin


    Ana343, можете дать ссылку на ваш сайт?

    Константин, спасибо за ответ. Могу в личку. Как то вам можно написать?

    These are English language forums, so please use English. Alternatively, use a WP support forum in your language.

    Theme Author Konstantin Kovshenin


    I have the same question, why the theme I’ve installed doesn’t look like the example. I post some images and text and it just look like a regular blogger post. I check the appearance options and I didn’t find many options.
    Maybe I must upgrade to the payed theme???

    Anyone knows??

    groshiba, hi!

    You just need to make your posts “sticky” (5 posts) so they will organize as one on top and 4 in rows.
    Had same thing,)

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