Custom Content Types

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This module will let you add two different types of content, portfolio projects and testimonials. These are a bit like pages as they stand outside the chronological flow of post. But they can also be organised with Types and tags. Finally they can be displayed on a page via a shortcode.

Activate Jetpack plugin, if not already activated Dashboard->Plugins

Activate the ‘Custom Content Types’ Module- Dashboard->Jetpack-> Settings

Enable Portfolio Projects and/or Testimonials in Dashboard-> Settings -Writing.

Set up a page to display the projects.

You add a project in the same way as a post or a page. Featured Images are important if you are going to display al grid of your projects using the shortcode.

Here is a an example of using the shortcode.

Site Icon

Site Icon lets you create an icon for your site. This icon will be used as favicon, mobile icon, and Tile on Windows 8 computers.

Site Icons are now added to Glow Blogs through the Customiser in the Site Identity section.

Activate Jetpack plugin, if not already activated Dashboard->Plugins

Activate the Sharing Module- Dashboard->Jetpack-> Sharing

To add a new icon to your site, SettingsGeneral → Site Icon, and upload an icon.

On this blog we are using this image:

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Which gives us this in  the browser:

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Sharing

This feature allows you to add sharing buttons to a post or a page. You can configure which services you want to appear to share to.

Activate Jetpack plugin, if not already activated Dashboard->Plugins

Activate the Sharing Module- Dashboard->Jetpack-> Sharing

Set the default settings either from the Configure  link in the Jetpack settings or Dashboard -> Settings -> Sharing.

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You can hide or show the buttons on an individual page or post via a checkbox at the foot of the page.

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