Seventh-Day Adventist Church

netAdventist web site management software


Adventist Identity/Corporate Theme

 Adventist Identity/Corporate Theme

Sites using the Adventist framework will visually identify with and many other denominational sites, while maintaining their own unique elements. Key features include large locally supplied photos, the option to include Beliefs and My Whole Life section that ties to, responsive code that helps your site look great on everything from smartphones to big computer screens, and configurable links to social media sites.

Note: Widgets that you have configured for use with your existing theme and layouts may disappear when you switch to the new Adventist corporate theme. You may wish to make some notes about them before you switch themes. Don’t worry, you can switch back to your previous theme if needed and they will reappear. Your work be much easier if you have a few nice images ready to upload and feature on the main page.

  • If you haven't already done so, Log in and go to the Dashboard. You are taken to the Site Content tab.

  • Select Settings on the horizontal navigation bar, then Themes and templates on the left navigation bar. Select the button Change theme.

  • Select the Adventist.corporate_alps themeYou can select Preview first if you want to see what it will look like. This will open a new tab. Note: the horizontal main menu on this theme has limited space for 7 or 8 main menu items. Other items can be sub-menu items or a Menu Widget can be created. See the training videos for Main Menu or Menu Widget for further instructions if needed. If you are not ready to change the theme, select Reset Theme on the preview to keep the previous theme you were using. To change to the new theme, click on the Choose as Theme button in the dialog box.

  • You can customize your theme colors. The color that is selected will have a white border with a shadow. Select a new preference for the Primary color then wait for it to load. You will see the shadow has moved to your new selection. Repeat the process to change the Secondary and/or Background colors. You can see what the site will look like by selecting View Site on the upper right, which will appear in a new tab. This process can be done multiple times to view different color combinations until you find the one you like best. You can then close the extra tabs.  

  • Now select the Settings tab, then Setup Details. Make sure the Site Name and Description are fairly short and succinct. Select the Save button. 

  • To add social media links for Facebook and Twitter, select Social Networks. Fill in the Twitter URL and/or Facebook URL. Then click on the Save button. If you leave these blank, the corresponding icon on your site will just not be shown.

  • When you initially load the adventist.corporate theme, it automatically turns on the Living the Adventist Life and Adventist Beliefs widgets on your site’s home page layout. To see them, select Site Content on the horizontal navigation bar. Then select Themes and templates, then Edit template next to home, then Widgets to see them in the Callout containers. If you want to remove the Adventist ID widgets, just click the x next to each of them. At this point choose a Layout keeping in mind if you would like to have sidebars for widgets. Note: home_full_width_hero_header is the name of the layout that will make a big slideshow in the background of the menu. If you change the template, review the Adventist ID widgets again, and then select the Save and return button.

  • To create a homepage slideshow, in Site Content on the horizontal navigation bar select Slideshows on the left navigation bar. With the Corporate theme, the title and description will appear to the side of the image. If you would prefer a full width image, you could instead choose the Banner Image widget. See the Banner Image Widget training video for further instructions if needed. If you haven't already activated the Slideshows in Extensions go to Settings and activate it. See the Extensions training video for further instructions if needed. Also see the Slideshow training video for further instructions if needed. Select the Add a slideshow button. For the best look, for the Dimensions go with 739 for the Width value. The Height value can be just about anything you want. We recommend 457 for an appealing widescreen-like look, but you may wish to go with 493 which will give you the standard ratio for photographs (like 6×4 in). Select Next. Once you have added your images, select the Save button.

  • Once your slideshow has been created, to place the slideshow on your website, select Themes and templates in the left navigation bar, scroll down and select Edit template next to home and select the Widgets tab. If the slideshow widget isn’t already there, select the Click here to add widgets link inside the widget container.  Find the Slideshow widget in the list, select its checkbox and select the Add widgets button.

  • Select the Slideshow link in the placed widget.  Select the Select a slideshow to display dropdown and choose the slideshow we created. Select the options you desire and then select Done.

  • If you had widgets on a previous theme you can add them to your home template. If this is your first netAdventist theme you can also add other widgets now. See the Widget training video for further instructions if needed. Select Save and return when done. The content pages use the default template. You can switch the layout on that template. Usually you don’t put the slideshow and Adventist ID widgets on the default template but you can choose your layout and add the widgets you want.

  • When finished, select View Site on the upper right to see your new website theme.