After activating your theme, visit the Customizer under Appearance → Customize to set up the basic theme settings, such as background color, custom header, site logo, or custom menu.
- Required Plugin
- Featured Content
- Featured Images
- Custom Header
- Custom Menus
- Custom Widgets
- Post Carousel Widget
Jetpack is required plugin for Maxilla WordPress theme. Jetpack is comprehensive and free plugin by WordPress.com which provides several features under one roof. You need to install and activate the Jetpack plugin in order to use the supported modules.
- Featured Content
- Site Logo
- Infinite Scroll
- Many More…
Go to Appearance → Customize → Site Title, Tagline & Logo to add your site logo.
Check out this guide for full details on how to set up a site logo.
Maxilla includes an eye-catching featured content area on the home page. Capture your visitors’ attention and lead them to specific posts or pages.
Here are some tips to help you get the featured content set up.
- Install and Activate Jetpack plugin.
- Go to Appearance → Customize → Featured Content and add the featured tag or a tag of your choice. Maxilla supports twelve post or page in its featured content area.
- Create or edit a post or page you wish to feature. Assign the special tag from step one to this post or page.
- Set a Featured Image for your post or page. Use big and beautiful featured images for the featured content area.
- Publish or Update the post or page.
You’ll find Maxilla’s theme options in the Customizer, under Appearance → Customize → Theme Options.
1. Enable Featured Content Autoplay
You can set the Featured Content in the Autoplay mode by enabling this option.
2. Main Sidebar Position (If Active)
Maxilla displays the main sidebar on the right or left side, as long as it contains widgets.
3. Enable Page Preloader
Maxilla‘s preloader hides the content before it’s fully loaded and provides a smooth experience to your website’s visitors. The preloader displays a “Skip” link automatically on slower internet connections after few seconds.
You can enable/disable the preloader via the “Enable Page Preloader” option.
4. Enable Sticky Menu
You can choose to make the header custom menu sticky, so visitors can always access the menu while they scroll on screens. This option can be enabled via the “Enable Sticky Menu” option.
5. Enable Sticky Sidebar
You can make the Maxilla‘s sidebar sticky by enabling this option. It is very useful feature so that your sidebar remains always visible while the user scrolls to read long content.
6. Enable WooCommerce Support
Maxilla supports WooCommerce plugin. If you are using WooCommerce plugin than you should check this option to enable WooCommerce support.
7. Show Shop Sidebar at WooCommerce Shop and Archive Pages
You can enable/disable “Shop Sidebar” at WooCommerce Shop and Archive pages with this option.
8. Show Shop Sidebar at WooCommerce Product Page
You can enable/disable “Shop Sidebar” at WooCommerce Product page with this option.
Maxilla supports Featured Images on blog posts and static pages. Featured Images appear near the title on the blog index and archive pages. For best results, use an image at least
1000px wide and
If you upload larger Featured Images or images with different proportions, they will be automatically resized to match the required dimensions.
Maxilla has several built-in typography features to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links in order to know how to use them.
Maxilla has given special attention on blockquotes to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links in order to know how to use them.
Lists and Code
Maxilla supports lists and code professionally to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links in order to know how to use them.
Maxilla has different style of tables in order to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links in order to know how to use them.
CSS3 Multiple Columns
Maxilla supports modern feature of CSS3 Multiple Columns in order to enhance your blogging experience. Please visit the links in order to know how to use them.
Add a Custom Header Image
Add a Custom Header image by going to Appearance → Customize → Header. Your uploaded image should be at least
100px tall. The width should be at least
1920px to provide a crisp background.
Add a Custom Background Image or Color
Add a Custom Background via Appearance → Customize → Background. You must choose the Box Layout in the Customizer’s Theme Options area to see background colors or images.
Maxilla allows you to have two Custom Menus, which can be set under Appearance → Menus.
Select Primary Menu location in the Menu Settings to display Custom Menu in the header.
Select Secondary Menu location in the Menu Settings to display Custom Menu in the footer.
Social Links Menus
Maxilla allows you display links to your social media profiles, like Twitter and Facebook, as icons using a Social Links Menu in two locations.
Select Social Links Header Menu location in the Menu Settings to display Social Links Menu in the header.
Select Social Links Footer Menu location in the Menu Settings to display Social Links Menu in the footer.
Read the full guide for setup instructions.
Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your menu.
- Email (
- RSS Feed (urls with
Maxilla comes with four widget areas: one in the sidebar, and up to three in the footer. The footer widget areas will activate once you add widgets to them in Appearance → Widgets.
Maxilla features two custom widgets:
Maxilla: Post List
The Post List widget displays posts alongside a small Featured Image. Go to Appearance → Widgets to use the Maxilla: Post List widget.
Maxilla: Post Carousel
The Post Carousel widget displays the posts in a rotating slideshow with Featured Images. Go to Appearance → Widgets to use the Maxilla: Post Carousel widget.