Adding & Editing Projects

[Before diving into Portfolio Projects we strongly recommend you to get accustomed with Blog Posts and Slideshows]

To create a project navigate to “WP-admin > Portfolio > Add new”.

In addition to all standard stuff like header options and widgetized areas management, Projects adding/editing interface has 3 auxiliary boxes called “Add/Edit Project Media”, “Media Options” and “Project Options” (fig. 1):

Fig. 1. Adding/editing projects.

Fig. 1. Adding/editing projects.

Add/Edit Project Media box is 100% identical to “Add/Edit slides” box in slideshows (please refer to this article for details). Images (as well as videos) added here are called “Project Media” and can be displayed as slideshow, gallery, list, etc.

Media Options box allows you to choose appearance of project media (Slideshow, Gallery or List) and choose its interposition with rest of page content.

Please note that if you will decide to display project media as a slideshow, “slider proportions” setting will appear. (Don’t forget that since theme is responsive and fluid you are setting relative proportions rather then absolute dimensions.)

Tip for experienced users. You can refuse using Project Media and its Options altogether in favor of using Shortcodes to build any custom layout [of project page] you like.

Project Options box. Here you can:

  • Add external project link (this is useful for web-dev studios, see fig. 2.).
  • Hide featured image on project page.
  • Set category(s) for related projects.
  • Choose the project preview width (normal or wide) and style (featured image or slideshow) on the portfolio list page.
Fig. 2.

Fig. 2.