The evolution of the perfect Tumblr theme featuring a grid layout continues with the release of Patchwork by Style Hatch.
With the minimal and featured post options you have more control over your blog’s layout. As a bonus, Patchwork features a truly responsive layout that responds flawlessly on mobile devices.
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Featured & Minimal Posts
With Patchwork you have two options to change up the way that you see the posts appear in the grid. Featured posts will appear twice as large as the rest of the posts in your grid, and minimal posts will display photo, photoset, panorama, video, and audio posts without the caption on your homepage.
Featured Posts - To feature any of your posts simply add a #feature or #xl tag to your post. In the customize menu you can add additional tags that you would like to use to trigger the featured size.
Minimal Posts - Adding a #minimal or #xs tag to any photo, photoset, panorama, video, or audio post will only display the visuals of the post in the grid. Hovering over a minimal post will display the usual like, comments, and permalink links. Additionally you have the option in the Customize menu to add additional tags to use for the minimal layout, and the option to automatically convert all your posts to minimal.
We realize you spend time on other platforms outside of Tumblr, so we have built in ways to display your recent tweets, Instagram feed, Disqus comments and easy ways to share, like and pin your posts on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and Pinterest.
Additionally you will find a handful of social networks that you can link to in the Customize menu.
Unlimited Appearance Options
Virtually every visual detail in Patchwork can be customized with the color and background image options. Additionally the theme comes packed with other options to control the layout, add comment, feature your Instagram shots and much more. Check out our introduction post for a full list of feature, along with a short description explaining each option.
The types of devices and ways that people are viewing your blog are growing exponentially, so having a layout for your blog that adapts from the largest resolution monitors down to mobile views is important. Go ahead and try it out, resize your browser window down to get an idea of how the layout changes. We have tested and optimized
Patchwork for iOS devices (iPad and iPhone) but it should work for other mobile devices just the same.
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 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.