Work your way through the guidelines established on this page, and you’ll set up your entire WordPress website—not just Focus—for peak performance!
Configuring WordPress for Success
General Site Settings
Although the following items are optional, I use each one on every site I set up:
Presentation and Branding
- Content Presentation Mode ← must watch!
- Logo (optional)
- Header Image (optional)
- Favicon (recommended)
Great news! You’re getting close to the point where it makes sense to play around with fonts and colors—you know, the fun parts of the customization process!
But before you can do that, you need to address Customization Part 1 and Plugin Integrations.
Remember—you can only customize effectively when the key elements of your website are already in place!
Design Customization Part 1: Element Display
Most WordPress Plugins should “just work” on your website. However, if you’re using a Plugin that requires code-level integration, you may be able to use the following items in Focus to achieve what you need:
Design Customization Part 2: Styles
First, get acquainted with the Focus Design System by learning how to set up your base options and then deploy them in your design:
Next, watch these videos for specific examples of how to use the Focus Design Options like a pro!
And if you really want to become an unstoppable customizer, you’ll find the following document quite helpful:
How to Create Rich and Engaging Content with Focus
Attention! While Focus works with both the Gutenberg and Classic WordPress Editors, I use the Classic Editor in the demo videos below. See why:
- How to Create Rich Pages with Focus Content Style Classes
- How to Use the Focus Full-width Layout Bleed
- How I Built the Focus Product Page on DIYthemes
- Learn the Simple Techniques and Focus Features Jeff Sanders Used to Make His Site Fast, Clear, and Effective