Create a unique Personal or Company Profile Page with WordPress and the BusinessCard Theme
Making modifications to BusinessCard is a breeze. In no time at all you’ll have a polished, self contained personal profile or business info page. Let’s begin this BusinessCard theme tutorial by showing you how to add Tabs and change the background.
Adding Tabs (Pages) to the BusinessCard theme
To add tabs to BusinessCard simply create a new page in the WordPress admin. The theme will add a tab automatically when a new page is created. There is no menu configuration and posts do not appear anywhere with this unique WP theme.
Changing the Background
By default, the BusinessCard theme offers a dull gray background. This is likely one of the first thing you’ll want to modify. There are two ways to change the BusinessCard theme background.
The first method is the easiest and that is to change the color scheme from within the Elegant Themes ePanel. Here’s how to do that…
After installing and activating BusinessCard visit the “BusinessCard Theme Options” tab from under the “Appearance” tab in the WordPress admin. > Scroll down to the “Color Scheme Box” and select one of the five colors from the drop down. > Scroll to the bottom of the page and save your changes. > Your site will now boast a new color with a slight radial gradient.
The other, more interesting way to customize the background is to add your own image or set a custom color. To add your own background image do the following…
In the WordPress admin go to Appearance > Background. > From there you can upload an image or set a custom color.
When customizing the BusinessCard theme background with an image or custom color there are a few things to remember:
- Make sure the background image fits with the logo you plan to use (more on changing the logo later in the article).
- Make sure the background matches the overall site color scheme. The reason that is important is… While the background image overrides the color scheme for the homepage of the site, the color scheme selected still dictates the background color of your pages / tabs.
- Make sure your background image is large enough to display properly on all monitor sizes without stretching or tiling.
**Watch the tutorial video below to learn how to change the background of the BusinessCard theme…
Changing the BusinessCard theme Logo Space
Changing the logo space on the BusinessCard theme is as easy as it gets.
To change the logo space in the WordPress admin go to Appearance > Business Card Theme Options and it’s the first box under “General.” > Upload your logo and save your changes.
Your logo size and shape doesn’t matter, just make sure it plays nice with the rest of your layout.
Watch the tutorial video below to learn how to change the BusinessCard Logo Space…
To add an icon to your tab (page) simply upload an image and set it as a featured image for the page. For best results use a .png image with a transparent background at 32x32px.
Watch the tutorial video below to learn how to add Tab Title Icons…
SEO and the BusinessCard theme
The Elegant Themes ePanel also offers support for Search Engine Optimization. For the BusinessCard theme, I recommend that you set up the “Home Page SEO” section. You can ignore the others as they don’t really apply to this theme.
To set up the Home Page SEO in the WP admin go to Appearance > BusinessCard Theme Options > SEO (from the left hand navigation).
From there enable “Custom Title” and “Meta Description.” The title that you input will be what appears in search results as the link. The meta description will be the descriptive text that appears underneath the title.
Enabling BusinessCard theme Custom Colors
If you’re looking to change things like link color and font color then visit…
Appearance > Business Card Theme Options > Colorization > Enable custom colors and scroll down to the field you want to change. > Clicking in the box will bring up a color picker, use this to select your color and then paste the hex value (the six digit code generated by the picker in the lower left corner) into the field and save your changes.
Being a member of the Elegant Themes family, the BusinessCard theme offers full support for their expansive short code library. Keep this in mind as you are developing your site.
As always drop a comment below with questions. Please also feel free to request a follow up tutorial for the BusinessCard theme or any of the themes we’ve done tutorials on in the past.