Strands Premium Tumblr theme is a dynamic duo of two themes rolled into one to showcase your portfolio and blog all in one spot. Like all of the other Style Hatch themes, Strands comes fully loaded with 80+ features and customization options.
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Blog + Portfolio
Strands: Blog features a two column grid layout with a way to tag and highlight your articles and special posts that you want to stand out from the rest. Strands: Portfolio displays all of your photo and photoset posts as thumbnails in a compact grid leading to high-resolution details of your work. Strands: Blog and Strands: Portfolio work great on their own, but to get the most out of the theme you will need to setup a second Tumblr blog for your portfolio.
Strands has built in support for group blogs, sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus, comments powered by Disqus, Instagram feed, and posts you like. Also in the appearances options you’ll find nearly 30 social profile icon links.
Unlimited Appearance Options
With dozens of color, image and feature options, we made it incredibly easy for you to tweak the look of Strands to match your personal or brand’s styling. Check out our introduction post for a full list of feature, along with a short description explaining each option.
Every now and then we all publish something a bit more special than your typical posts, so use Strands’ featured post option to make it stand out. Just add featured to the post’s tags, or if you want to setup alternate tags to work as a featured posts add them to the customize menu.
From the largest monitors to tablets to mobile devices, Strands was designed and optimized to look amazing at any size. If you want to use the mobile theme included with Strands, make sure you go to Customize > Advanced and uncheck “Use optimized mobile layout”.
Turn on infinite scrolling to allow your visitors to quickly and easily view hundreds of your posts at once.
With every premium theme by Style Hatch we have built in Disqus comments. Disqus is by far the easiest to add comments to your Tumblr blog, and your users can use Facebook, Twitter, Google or Disqus to log in and leave comments on your posts.
To setup comments with your blog you'll need to register a Disqus account for your site. After you fill out the information and submit it, grab the site short name you selected and paste it into Customize > Appearance > Disqus ID.
Analytics & User Tracking
All of our themes actually come with two analytics options built in, Google Analytics and realtime tracking with Clicky.
To setup Google Analytics sign up for an account following the simple steps. Once you have your site information added Google will provide you with both a Google Analytics ID and embed code. You only need to grab the ID (UA-000000-1 format) and paste it into Customize > Appearance > Google Analytics ID. Make sure you do not have any spaces before or after the number when adding it.
Alternately (or in addition) you can use Clicky to see in realtime what people are doing on your site. It is a paid service, but you'll get a lot of usable information that Google just does not provide. Sign up for a Clicky account and paste your site ID into Customize > Appearance > Clicky ID.
Show off your latest shots with Instagram on your sidebar. On our site we have a simple way for you to authorize your Instagram account along with the easy setup steps.
Want ultimate control over the typography in our themes? Typekit is fully supported in all of our themes through the appearance options. On the Style Hatch help site we published the basic steps involved in setting up Typekit for your site, or simply watch the video tutorial and follow along.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get my Twitter Feed to show up on my blog?
On March 5, 2013 Twitter made a significant change to the way that sites and blogs can access and display your recent tweets requiring you to use their new Embedded Timeline widget. Once you create your Twitter widget simply copy the embed code they provide and paste it into your Tumblr Customize menu under Appearance > Twitter Widget Embed.
How do I get the theme updates?
Good news! As long as you don’t edit the theme HTML your theme will always be up to date. If you have modified the theme HTML, we would recommend backing everything up first, select a different theme for your blog, and then reselect your premium theme. We’re here to help if you have questions - email@example.com
How can I add titles to my posts?
To add the titles to post you'll need to hit the edit HTML button on the dashboard and manually wrap your titles with <h2></h2> tags. Example screenshot
How can I hide posts I like?
If you want to disable it go to http://tumblr.com/preferences and uncheck "Share posts I like".
Can I setup categories for my blog?
Start giving your similar posts a common tag, for example "design". Then go into the Customize menu and create a new page. From there you can change the page type from a standard layout to a redirect page. Set the "Redirect to:" field to your tag results URL, in the case of "design" it would be "/tagged/design". Example screenshot
Help! I accidentally bought the premium theme for the wrong blog. Can you move it over for us?
I wish we could help you out, but as theme designers we simply do not have access to Tumblr's payment, credit and admin systems. If you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org I'm sure they can help you out.
Does Style Hatch create custom themes?
Unfortunately we do not take on any custom theme projects. Rather we're pouring all our time and energy into providing the best premium themes and over the top support. Since all of our premium themes are highly customizable you could always start with one of our existing themes to customize. If you email us at email@example.com we would be glad to help you out.
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