Shimmer – Custom layouts for blog, posts and pages

Shimmer theme allows you to choose different layouts for main blog page, posts and pages. In order to use these layouts follow the steps below.

Custom layouts for main blog page

Custom layouts for individual posts

Custom layouts for pages


Custom blog layouts

Shimmer theme supports three layout options for the display of blog page;

  • Sidebar on the right
  • Sidebar on the left
  • Full-width (without sidebar)

To change the layout of the blog

  1. First create a page by going to Pages > Add New. Give your blog a name and choose one of the blog templates from template section. Save the page.
  2. Secondly go to Settings > Reading. From front page displays choose “A Static Page” option. For front page choose your page you just created. Do not set any page as posts page.

Custom post layouts

Shimmer theme supports three layout options for the display of individual posts;

  • Sidebar on the right (default)
  • Sidebar on the left
  • Full-width (without sidebar)

By default all posts have sidebar on the right. If you want your post to have this layout leave the template option as default. For changing the layout of a post click on an existing post to open up the post editor or create a new post. Choose “Full Width” or “Left Sidebar” option and save your post.


Custom page layouts

Shimmer theme supports three layout options for the display of regular pages;

  • Sidebar on the right (default)
  • Sidebar on the left
  • Full-width (without sidebar)

By default all pages have sidebar on the right. If you want your page to have this layout leave the template option as default. For changing the layout of a page click on an existing page to open up the post editor or create a new page. Choose “Page / Full Width” or “Page / Left Sidebar” option and save your page.

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