Support » Fixing WordPress » York Lite theme doesn’t look like demo

  • Resolved mbaxt


    I’ve installed the York Lite demo. And it just looks like a normal blog. There is no sample data, the readme doesn’t describe how to get the home page look. The support forum for the theme doesn’t seem to be active.

    I’m really just after the staggered uneven images spaced out look for the home page, and would like it to be dynamic. I’ve seen some pages achieve this by using fixed content, but I’d like it to dynamically load.

    If anyone has suggestions on how to achieve this whether with York Lite theme or some other theme, I’d really appreciate it, thank you!

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  • That is a commercial theme so you’ll need to talk with the author on their preferred support system which is probably somewhere on their website from what I can figure.

    Demo content is what the theme author created or had on hand to show off what their theme can do. I wouldn’t want their demo content on my website where I’d need to then rush to delete and replace it to set the tone and direction of my site.

    Keep in mind that the author usually knows his creation better than anyone else so what he has done with it might not be anything like your results anyway. A new WordPress install usually has a bit of fluff to help guide the site owner when they first build out their site. The rest is up to the owner. The theme can help enhance the presentation of that ‘fluff’.

    You might try looking around the theme repository for a theme you like. I’d recommend starting with the default theme or themes that are in your install and flesh those out a bit with content.

    Thanks @jnashhawkins There is a York-Lite non-commercial theme. I might have linked to wrong demo, sorry. This is the correct one.
    I was after demo content to see how to build the homepage correctly. Then I’d replace with my content. I’ve added dummy content but still the homepage looks nothing like the demo.
    I can contact the author, they did at one point have paid support though the option is no longer visible since they sold to GoDaddy, I was just hoping to get a quick site up over the weekend.

    I’ve looked in the theme repository, and found a bunch I thought would work but so far, but none look like the demo at all. One had sample data so I could at least understand how they constructed the homepage but it wasn’t suitable because the homepage was fixed rather than dynamic.

    Any other suggestions welcome, thanks.

    My latest project was on my old standby Twenty Thirteen theme until the other evening. It’s now on Independent Publisher 2 for the Indie Web capabilities on that one. I’m just not super particular about themes as long as they don’t break things I need.

    I did see one theme that caught my eye but I don’t think it’s what you’d want. I liked it as it reminded me of a fun theme I played around with one evening not long ago (when I was supposed to be working).

    It’s a Child Theme of another theme so you’ll need that theme also and you’d want to build on the first theme a bit then enable the child from what I imagine. And it is nothing like what you want.

    And here’s one I really do like and have used a few times which might help you until you find a theme you really like.

    I’ve also used Frontier a few times and recommended it for a few others, too.

    It’s no longer on the WP repository… I’m not sure why but I still run it on one of my lead sites.

    Thanks @jnashhawkins I think I figured it out, in case anyone finds this post later.

    Posts should be made in the ‘Portfolio’ section. And make sure to change the size of the grid thumbnail size.

    And in Appearance > Customize > Homepage Settings, set the ‘Portfolio Page’ to be the Homepage.

    Moderator Steve Stern


    Support Team Volunteer

    For the record, I recommend asking at so the theme’s developers and support community can help you with this.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Moved to Fixing WordPress, this is not an Everything else WordPress topic.

    Please ask in the right place, the link that Steve provided will let you do that.

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