How to Modify Motif Theme WordPress Tutorial Part 1

Topbullets.comIn this tutorial I am going to explain how to design or modify the front page of ‘Motif Theme’ of wordpress.com. Motif Theme is one of the attractive, dynamic and free themes in WordPress.com but many people get confused how to edit it. So with this tutorial you would learn to apply and edit the front page.
Motif Theme Demo– Visit Website
Step 1: First go to Dashboard<<Appearance<<Theme and Apply the ‘Motif Theme’.
Step 2: Now make a ‘New Page’ name it say ‘Welcome’. Type something about the page (Optimum 100 words). Now select ‘Page Attribute’ at the right hand side according to the image below. Set Template ‘Front Page’ and set a ‘Featured Image’ either from your Media Library or you can paste a url. Please note that Image size should be at least 1200 * 1000. Save this page.
Motif Theme - Topbullets.com
Step 3: Go to Dashboard<<Settings<<Reading. Choose a static page and choose ‘Welcome’ from the drop down menu. Save these settings. You can visit your website and check the changes.
Motif Theme - Topbullets.com
Step 4: To add text box below the Featured image you need to edit widget in your website. We will go through editing widgets now. Go to Settings<<Appearance<<Widgets. You would see 2 sidebar options. Please refer below image. You can drag ‘Text’ widget in both sidebars according to the image below and can edit text. You can use CSS also.
Motif Theme - Topbullets.com
Note: You can add anything from widgets. Like Recent Post, Comment etc. Save the text and see you page.
Step 5: Now you want to add ‘Testimonial’ to this Motif WordPress Theme. It is very easy. Please go to dashboard and go to Testimonial. You can add as many as you want. The theme would select 2 randomly. You can add image also. Remember to resize the image first. Keep the size 120*150 or you can adjust by yourself. Add Caption and Give a caption and select Left/Right alignment. Follow the below image. Add 2-3 testimonials and publish this. Now check your website.
Motif Theme - Topbullets.com
Motif Theme - Topbullets.com
Step 6: You can edit footer as well. Go to Appearance<<Widgets. Check ‘Main Sidebar’. There are many options already. You can delete one by one, which you do not want at the footer.
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7 thoughts on “How to Modify Motif Theme WordPress Tutorial Part 1

  1. Hello my friend! I wish to say that this article is amazing, nice written and come with approximately all
    important infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this .

    • Thank you Evan! I tried to write the 2nd part of the tutorial but couldn’t finish due to ill audiences response. Now I regret that I should have finished it as I am getting lot of traffic for this article. Thanks for visiting n commenting.

        • Oh! Honestly I don’t remember now. It happened 2 years ago when I was in college. At that time I was very active with my blog unlike now a days. But I would love to invite you and any reader of this article to add something new. Any features which is missing and you would love to see in the theme. Thank you😃

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