XFactored 2.0 Site > Quick Start & FAQ

Follow along with a Step by Step Guide to Setting up your ClickBump site with the XFactored 2.0 Skin

In this tutorial
  1. Introduction
  2. Quick Setup Checklist
  3. Questions and Answers

XFactored 2.0 FAQ

  1. How do I change the header image?
    Answer: “ClickBump > Images > Header Image > Upload Header”
    This template uses a png header named header.png
    To replace it, create your own custom header file and save it as a png (portable network graphics file format) with the filename “header.png” (all lowercase, must be named exactly like that, header.png, and must be a .png file). The image is 967 x 100 pixels. Once you have your own header.png file saved, just go click the “Upload Header” button and follow the prompts. Click “Show Help” for more customization options for this template. Alternately, send your artist the layered header.pxd file, located in your template folder and ask them to open it at pixlr.com to edit the image, then save it as header.png for you to upload. If you want to try this yourself, grab the header file here and open it at pixlr.com
  2. My custom header image already has the site title and tagline in the graphic, how can I get rid of the text based title and tagline that ClickBump adds to the header?
    Answer: Yes, enable the options to hide this site title and tagline at “Layout > Hide”
  3. How can I add a tall CPA ad into the sidebar like John mentions on page 133?
    Answer: Go to “Appearance > Widgets” and drag a “C5:Ad Box” text widget over to the “Sidebar” widget area, then paste your ad code into that. You can use the “Widget visibility” options to specify where the widget should appear (pages, posts, tags, categories, etc).
  4. How can I add a Google Search box like John mentions on page 131?
    Answer: “Appearance > Widgets > C5: Google Search Widget”
    This is a custom widget I created to make it super simple to add a custom Google search box to your site. You’ll still need to grab your search box code from Google, but I’ve made it super simple for you to add it to your site, completely styled to match your template. Drag the widget labeled “Google Search Widget”  over into the “Sidebar” making sure its at the top of the listing (if you have multiple widgets in a single sidebar). Then expand the widget and paste in your entire search box Ad code you got from Google.
  5. How do I get the one sentence descriptions to show up in the “Related Links” lists like John describes on page 135?
    Answer: Just create an excerpt for each of your posts and ClickBump does the rest.
    The theme automatically pulls the first line of your excerpt text and places it alongside the article link, giving users a quick glimpse at the focus of your article.
  6. How do I get the category menu to appear in the sidebar like John talks about on page 139?
    Answer: “Appearance > Widgets > Categories”
    Just drag a “Categories” widget over onto the “Sidebar” widgets holder. ClickBump does the rest, including styling the menu to look like buttons. The button background color is determined by your setting for “Color 4” in theme options.
  7. How did you get the category image to appear in the category landing page content?
    Answer
    : Once you’ve uploaded an image to represent your category(s), ClickBump does the rest, including inserting the category image into the home page listing (in either grid or list view) as well as inserting it into the Category landing page content.
  8. I know its not part of John’s layout, but can I still use the Leaderboard Area for Ads across the top like you’ve demonstrated in the Adsensed and Amazonia templates?
    Answer: Absolutely, and they look awesome.
    Just go to “Appearance > Widgets” and drag a C5: Ad Box widget over to the “Header” sidebar widget holder, then expand it and paste your Ad code there. Check this post for an example of what this looks like.
  9. How do I remove Adsense from my home page only?
    Answer: Posts > Quick Edit (on the home page sticky post) > Categories > dont-show-ads
    You can selectively turn on/off Ads on a post by post basis using this method, for any post, including your home page sticky post.
  10. How do I enable the “Most Popular Articles” menu in the sidebar like you have in your screenshot?
    Answer
    : This menu is a listing of your posts that are assigned to the “top-menu” category (a clickbump only category under “uncategorized”). First, you need to tell ClickBump to move the top menu posts over to the sidebar. To do this, just got to “ClickBump > Move > top menu links to sidebar” and check this setting then click “Apply Changes”. Finally, just add any post you want to feature in this listing to the top-menu category and it will appear in this list. You can also customize the heading for this menu under “Menus > Sidebar heading for recent posts”.

 

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33 Responses to “XFactored 2.0 Site > Quick Start & FAQ”

  1. Steve says:

    Hey Scott! I’m a glad registered member of your software, and I want to thankd you for all the obvious effort you’ve put in.

    I’ve got a question that I can’t figure out: after I make a post a sticky, so it shows up on my homepage, when I visit that post’s true link (domain.com/true-post-title/) all I get is the site title and ads. I get NONE of the content that shows up on that post on the frontpage.

  2. Brittany Andrews says:

    Hi,

    I’m interested in creating a ‘virtual silo’ with your theme but I don’t know exactly how to do it. Do you have a tutorial for that when I buy the ‘ClickBump’ theme for WordPress?

    I was referred to you by someone who says you really know silos.

    I want a silo that has a few main pages that have supporting pages that links to 1 main page.

    For example:

    [internal page title – page we want ranked in Google SERPs]
    1) Swings Sets

    [internal supporting page titles]
    2) Wooden Swing Set Kits

    3) Outdoor Swing Sets For Backyards

    4) Swing Sets and Playhouses – Outdoor Fun

    5) Durable Swing Sets for 2012

    6) Swings for Indoor Play Sets

    7) etc…

    I could have been more creative with the above page titles, my point here is keep everything short, simple, & very relevant.

    Point internal keyword anchor-text from pages 2-6 at page #1, the page we want to rank.

    And I don’t want any links to link out of the site nor do I want headers, sidebars, etc. to break the silo.

    Will you be able to help me with this if I buy your theme or at least point me to some good resources that go into detail how to create a silo structure for a WordPress site?

    Thanks,
    Brittany

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