Getting Started

Disclaimer: The Taproot theme for WordPress still in beta. While it’s probably just fine to use, there may still be some breaking changes that could require a little bit of tweaking to adjust to before version 1.0. Check it out, play around and let me know if you find anything that doesn’t work the way you expect it would.

Have questions? Comments? Join the Taproot Users Group on facebook!

Find something that’s not working as expected? Post your issue on the WordPress support forums.

Installing the Taproot WordPress theme

Taproot is hosted in the official WordPress repository. The simplest way to install is to go to the Appearance > Themes settings in your dashboard. Click the “Add new” button, and then search for “taproot”. You can then preview or install from the result.

To install from a download, in Appearance > Themes click “Add new” then “Upload theme” and select the zipped theme from your computer. Or, unzip and manually add to your wp-content/themes/ directory.

Theme settings overview

There are two places you’ll be able to configure and style the Taproot theme. Most customization takes place in the WordPress Customizer. Here, you’ll be able to control things like font sizes, colors, navigation area options, header and footer settings, blog page defaults, and more. Basically, all of the theme’s global settings will be found here.

The other place to find Taproot settings is on pages and posts. There is a metabox named “Taproot Settings” that allows you to choose a page layout, pick a sidebar to show, show or hide the title, or allow the header to overlay the content below and have a transparent background. There are also additional options available for the featured image that will display once an image has been added. These controls allow you to configure how the featured image is displayed on single posts/pages, and on the main blog page and archives.