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breeze wordpress themeToday we're releasing Breeze, a WordPress theme that's good-looking and really easy to use.

Breeze got its name because it's so speedy and lightweight that installing it is a "breeze".

We have had a Joomla version of Breeze for several years. We've now ported the design to WordPress.

Breeze will be the default theme we use in our training classes and our upcoming book, WordPress Explained.

Download and Install Breeze

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  • Go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload a theme > Browse > Upload now.
  • Once the theme is successfully installed, click on the Activate link.
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Customizing Breeze

  • Go to Appearance > Themes > OSTraining Breeze and click Customize.
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  • Logo. Click Select a file to browse for logo files on your desktop. 
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  • Site Title & Tagline. Type in your own custom title and tagline. If you didn’t upload a logo in the previous step, the Site Title will be displayed instead.
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  • Theme color. Choose the main color for main menu and other elements such as links and buttons. The "Main menu active color" settings defines the background for the menu links when they are active.
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  • Font. Choose one of the available Google Fonts.
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  • Maximum width. Choose the maximum pixel width for the template container. The Default is 940.
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  • Navigation. Choose two menus to use for your main navigation and the footer. 
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  • When you are done, click the Save & Publish button.

Blog Page

Breeze comes with a Blog layout provided for you. You can create blog pages by going to Pages > Add new.

In Page Attributes > Template, choose "Page Blog".

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Icons

Breeze use Font Awesome library to display icons. Use the classes available from the documentation. For example, here's how you would display the check icon:

  1. In your editor switch to Text tab
  2. Use an empty tag i with class fa + the specific icon class.
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About the author

Valentín creates beautiful designs from amongst the tequila plants of Jalisco, Mexico. You can see Valentín's design work all over this site and you can often find him helping members in support.