Simple Perle Documentation

Simple Perle Features

Simple Perle theme offers a simple set up. All customization is available in the Customize menu of your dashboard. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to set up each feature.

Important info

  • The post width is 550.
  • The sidebar width is 408.
  • Featured Images are 735 wide by 865 high.
  • Don’t forget to install Jetpack. Simple Perle was designed to work flawlessly with the following Jetpack features:

Simple Perle lets you customize your site even further by letting you upload your very own Site Logo from the Site Identity panel in the Customizer.

To set your logo go to Appearance Customize Site Identity.

Perle - Site Logo

From here you can upload your logo. There is no size restriction but do keep in mind the available space. Finally, click Save & Publish.

Perle -Site Logo

Social Media Menu

Set up is as simple as creating a new menu, assigning it to the Social Media location and then simply adding your social media link (ex: as a custom link. Based on the url, the icon will appear automatically. Here’s a step-by-step:

  1. Go to Appearance Menus.
  2. Next, click on the “Create new menu” link. Give your menu a name like “Social Media Menu” and the click Create Menu.
    Perle -Social Media Menu
  3. Next you’ll add in your social media links one at a time using the “Custom Links” option. Add your url “Link Title“. Click, Add to Menu. The final step is to check the “Social Media” box in the Menu Settings at the bottom of the screen .
    Perle -Social Media Menu

Simple Perle has 21 different social media icons for you to choose from. They include:

  • Behance
  • Bitbucket
  • Contact page
  • Dribbble
  • Dropbox
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Github
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Linkedin
  • Pinterest
  • Reddit
  • Snapchat
  • Soundcloud
  • Spotify
  • Stumbleupon
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • Vimeo
  • Vine
  • WordPress
  • YouTube


Portfolio Section & Section Title

Simple Perle lets you showcase your three latest Portfolio items directly on the front page. Simply create your post and they’ll display on your Blog page.

If you’d rather not display them on the Blog Page, you can easily hide this in the theme’s Customizer. Here, you can also set a title for the Portfolio. To access this, go to the Appearance Customize Theme Options panel.

Perle - Theme Options

Perle - Portfolio


With Simple Perle adding a sidebar to your main post or archive page is as simple as adding a widget in the Customizer‘s Widgets panel. The layout will automatically adjust from a three-column grid layout to a two-column grid layout with sidebar.

Perle - Sidebar

And the result will be:
Perle - Sidebar

Footer Widgets

With Simple Perle, you can add widgets to your site’s footer. Simply drop your widgets in and the layout will automatically get set to a three-column layout.

Perle - Footer Widgets

Image Animation

From the HTML Editor, simply add an “animate” class to your <img alt="" /> tag. Here’s what that will look like:

<img class="animate size-full wp-image-83" alt="" />

And the result will be:

Simple Perle Animated Image

About Me Widget

Another new feature in Simple Perle is the About Me Widget which easily allows you to add an image, short bio and a link to any page to any widget area.
About Me Widget

Here’s a step-by-step on how to set it up:

  1. From your dashboard go to Appearance Widgets.
  2. Add the Simple Perle About Me Widget to either of your widget areas.
    About Me Widget - Blank
  3. Add a title. For example, About Me.
  4. Add an image url. For this, head over to:
    • Media Add New if you are using a new image or
    • Media Library if you are using one from your library.

    Make sure your image is at least 135px by 135px.

  5. Once uploaded, click on the image to get to the Edit Media page.
  6. Double click or highlight the File url. Right click and copy.
    About Me Widget - image url
  7. Go back to your Widgets and paste the url into the Image URL field.
  8. Select the image shape. Add in a short text.
  9. Optionally, you can link to a page with more bio info. Your image, if you have one, will automatically link to the url you set in the field.
    About Me Widget - Filled
  10. Hit Save. And you’re done!

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