Arch Cape Sample

Arch Cape Screen

Arch Cape is a Premium template. Here is some helpful information pertaining to the template:

Design Details

Template type PREMIUM
Control panel version 3
Supports categories YES
Contact form YES
Supports logo YES
Slideshow in gallery YES

Site Colors Settings:

Go to Site Settings/Colors in your site control tools

You will find the ability to change six colors from the Colors section.

Color Name Color Description
Title Color: Colors the title if no logo file is used and the title text on pages.
Text Color: Colors the page text, and audio buttons and text.
Body Color: Colors the body background. If a texture file is specified it will overlap this color. Body color also colors the backgrounds of the email a friend form, audio player, message 2 on the contact form, inner scroll bar lines on pages, calendar detail text and buttons, and calendar text number text of days that are highlighted.
Secondary Color: Not used.
Border Color: Colors the border around thumbnails and gallery images.
Page Background Color: Not used.
Custom Color 1: Colors the menu items, copyright text, caption text, and icons in the lower right corner of the site.
Custom Color 2: Colors the items colored by custom color 1 on mouse over where a mouse over state exists and audio player button colors. Also colors the background of highlighted days on the calendar, calendar event detail background, borders on the contact form and the right of the site, and selected audio buttons.
Custom Color 3: Not used.

Image Sizes

All images should be uploaded to your image bank and optimized for the web. The following are recommended sizes.

Image Width Height
Gallery images 900* 600*
Page images 600* 1200*

Special Features / Template Settings


Arch cape uses thumbnails from the galleries in the admin for the intro screen. The number of total thumbs and how many thumbs each gallery contributes to the intro is determined by the amount of space on the window when the site loads, the number of galleries, and the number of images in those galleries. Arch cape works best when there are 5 – 10 galleries with at least 15 images in each gallery.

To display a traditional image slide show, enter ‘slideshow’ in the Intro mode field under Site Settings > Template Settings.

Page Linking

To make a page link redirect to some other page (ie. Put the following as the first and only text in the page text: REDIRECT:


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. Please use version 2.4 for best results. It may be necessary to enter artist and song information if either is not defined.


To display the availability calendar, select the add calendar check box at the bottom of the page you wish to add the calendar to. To manage the calendar dates, go to Pages > Calendar. Press the calendar boxes to select or deselect a day.

Contact form

To display the contact form, select the add contact form check box at the bottom of the page to which you wish to add the contact form.

Texture file

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.

Thumb mode

Arch cape supports portrait, landscape, or square thumbnails. Enter ‘portrait’, ‘landscape’, or ‘square’ in the thumb mode field under Site Settings > Template Setting. Note that portrait thumbnails will crop landscape images, landscape thumbnails will crop portrait images, and square will crop both landscape and portrait images.

Menu mode

Arch Cape supports 2 menu varieties. Enter 1 or 2 in the Menu mode field under Site Settings > Template Settings.

Auto tilt

Arch Cape will automatically tilt each image slightly if yes, on, or true is entered in the Auto tilt field under Site Settings > Template Settings.

Image Captions

To create a caption for an image click on the desired image under Images > Image Bank**. In the caption field enter a few sentences to describe the image. When the image shows up in a gallery on your site, the caption icon will appear. Click on the caption icon to show the caption for that image. Click the caption icon again to hide the caption.
** You may need to wait for the entire image bank page to load before you can enter a caption.

Slide show speed

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter the amount of time in seconds an image should display in gallery slideshows before loading the next image.

Auto start slide show

Under Site Settings > Template Settings enter ‘yes’, ‘on’, or ‘true’ to have the gallery slide show auto start when entering a gallery.

Contact messages

Arch cape displays to contact messages on a page where the contact form has been added. Message 1 is displayed at the top of the form. Message 2 is displayed at the bottom of the form vertically and should be one or two words.

Font Modifiers

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.


A good place to start is around 400 width by 100 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.

Logo Design
Need to re-brand your logo? We have a great logo design team that can help you make that impact in your business. Check out our logo services HERE and take it to the next level.

Social Media

As of 2/15/2010 it is possible to add social media icons and links to Arch Cape. Under Site Settings > Profile under the Social Media section, add a reference to the image for a given social network and a link to a page on that network using the following format:


In this case, the images ‘facebook.png’, and ‘twitter.png’ should be uploaded to the image bank. Both pngs and jpgs can be used for these icons. There are many places to find social media icons for your site. Here is an example of one set.

Social media icons can also be added to the bottom of any page by adding the same code found in Site Settings > Profile prefixed by the text ‘SOCIAL MEDIA:’. The final text should look like this at the bottom of the page text section:


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