Pearl is a Premium template. Here is some helpful information pertaining to the template:
|Template type||PREMIUM – HTML5|
|Slideshow in gallery||YES|
You will find the ability to change about nine(9) colors from the Colors section.
|Color Name||Color Description|
|Title Color:||Colors the logo if no logo file is used.|
|Text Color:||Colors the page text, header text, contact form text, and send button background.|
|Body Color:||Colors the body background. If a texture file is specified it will overlap this color. Colors contact form field backgrounds and send button text.|
|Secondary Color:||Colors the background of header and footer areas.|
|Border Color:||Colors border and line elements and header and footer drop shadows.|
|Page Background Color:||Not used.|
|Custom Color 1:||Colors the menu items, menu item selection indicator, copyright text, gallery navigation, any page links (including sub page links), audio player buttons, thumbnail button, and slideshow button.|
|Custom Color 2:||Colors the items colored by custom color 1 on mouse over where a mouse over state exists.|
|Custom Color 3:||Colors audio progress bar, and scroll bar tracks.|
|Page images||≤ 480||≤ 720|
Under Site Settings > Intro/Texture upload images for the intro or background image that appears when your site opens. Press the upload new file button under Background/Intro and select a new image to upload. Intro images should be optimized and sized according to the template image specifications. Drag and drop the images to reorder them. Press the delete button on the right to delete an image.
To make a page redirect to an external link select redirect from the page type setting when editing a page. Enter the desired URL in the URL field.
Music is uploaded into the music area under Site Settings. The jukebox will read ID3 tags from MP3 files. Depending on what music player you use, you may have to “Convert ID3 Tags…” before they are uploaded to your site. Otherwise the jukebox will not be able to read the song/artist information.
Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the amount of time in seconds an image should display in intro and gallery slideshows before loading the next image.
Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter ‘yes’, ‘on’, or ‘true’ to have the gallery slide show auto start when entering a gallery.
Upload an image for the background texture under Site Settings > Intro/Texture. Press the upload new file button under Texture and select a new image to upload. Texture images should be sized to a minimum of 1400 x 1050 pixels. To remove the texture press the delete button to the right of the image.
***Textures are an easy way to set your site apart and give it depth. We have an incredible set of texture packs to choose from created directly by our developers for you HERE.
Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the desired label for the top-level menu item that holds all image categories within its submenu if Condense galleries is turned on.
When turned on, this setting condenses all categories under one menu item using the value entered into the Portfolio menu label setting. When turned off, all categories sit on the main menu with galleries listed as sub menu items if there are more than one and the category is not anchored.
Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the desired label for the button that holds all top-level pages as sub menu items if Condense pages is turned on.
When turned on, this setting condenses all top-level pages under one menu item using the value entered into the Pages menu label setting.
Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the desired label for the button that opens the contact form.
Font Modifiers allow you to increase or decrease the size of the text from its default size (set at 0) for your Site Title, Navigation, and Pages. This is most helpful when selecting fonts that render at small sizes.
Pearl allows you to control the margins of the menu and main content area.
This setting controls margin between the top of the header bar and the main content.
This setting controls margin between the right edge of the browser window and the main content.
This setting controls margin between the top of the footer window and the main content.
This setting controls margin between the left edge of the browser window and the menu.
This setting controls the alignment of menu.
This setting controls the alignment of logo.
A good place to start is around 200 width by 70 height in pixels. If you need the logo bigger/smaller, just resize the logo in your image editing program and then re-upload into the admin.
Because Pearl is an HTML site, you can embed youtube, vimeo, and other third party video players. Simply paste embed code on a page using the simple text editor when editing a page. The simple text editor can be accessed from the simple text editor link under the rich text editor when editing a page.
Page redirects can be set to open in the same window as the site by setting the Redirect target under Site Settings > Template Settings to “_self”. This can also be set to target a given window name so all redirects open in a given new window. Otherwise all redirects will open in a new window by default.