Our Callanish theme for WordPress gets its name from the Standing Stones of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. The theme is designed as a base theme for the development of fully customised websites rather than as an off-the-shelf theme. But even in its base form, it comes with many site design settings.
The theme runs on the Genesis Framework and makes use of the Advanced Custom Fields Pro plugin. If bought separately, these would cost around £100 with annual fees of £50, but are included with the Callanish theme. (As the software is supplied under our developer licence, it can only be used with our theme.)
A key design element of the Theme is the use of Tiles, which have a variety of uses.
See All About Tiles.
Much of the initial setup of your site and site-wide changes are made in the WordPress Customiser.
See the WordPress Customiser guide.
Heading Image and Page Title
Every page on the site can have a different heading image, in one of three widths, and there are four options for the placement of the page Title.
See the Heading Image and Page Title guide.
The theme uses 3 colours: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary – these colours can be modified in the WordPress Customiser.
For details of how to use the colours within pages, see the Colour Scheme guide.
Blocks are the new way of adding content to pages. As an editing experience, it’s not to everyone’s taste, and many clients prefer to stick with the old Classic editor.
See the official WordPress blocks guide for details of the editor.
As well as core WordPress Blocks, the theme comes with its own Blocks and the Atomic Blocks set. Further third-party Blocks can be installed – though these may need additional styling to match with the theme.
The Theme Blocks section has full details of the four custom blocks that accompany the theme.
The theme also comes with predefined CSS classes which can be used to add styling to blocks.
As part of the theme customisation process, you site may include Reusable Blocks.
The theme includes an optional sidebar which can be activated on any Post or Page. However, sidebars and Wide or Full Width blocks are not compatible, so your page layout needs to be based on one or the other.
Read more about using Sidebars.