Knowledge Base Iris
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back This colorful theme has a banner and carousel on the home page. You can easily update the colors and sub links using the Theme Customizer.

1. Getting Started

From the Admin bar at the top of your website, select System and then click Themes. Locate and click on Iris.

If the theme is listed under the Available section you will only have the option to Preview & Customize it.

If the theme is listed under the Installed section you will also have the option to Set as Live Theme and Uninstall.
Select this button to see how the theme will look on your website and to customize to it. Note: This does not make the theme live.
Set this theme to be live for all visitors to see and experience immediately.
Select this button to discard all customizations and set the theme back to Available for the future.

2. Customize
This theme contains palettes, you will need to select one of the palettes to get started. The color selected is displayed to the right of the word palette.

Customize Link
Click the Customize link to begin modifing your palette choice. The Customize link will will be come a Change link allowing you to switch to a diferent palette.
  Color Selector
The Iris theme has four color selector boxes
  1. Carousel Background Color changes the color of the background behind the carousel.
  2. Ribbon Color is for the ribbon at the top of every page.‚Äč
  3. Navigation Bar Color is used to change the color of links throughout your website.
  4. Accent Color is responsible for the color of Links, Sub Title colors (left, middle, and right), and the three Bottom Box title background colors. 
  • To change any of these colors, click on the square color box. Select from the rainbow bar a general color and then in the larger shade box, select any shade of the color.  
  • Alternately, if you know the hexadecimal color code you can enter it in the box in the bottom right corner.  
  • Once you have a new color selected, click outside the color select area.
  Below the carousel are three images with titles and each area is linked.
Sub Images (Left, Middle and Right)
To change any of the images you can either drag and drop another image onto the existing image or use the Upload button. The Upload button lets you browse for an image from your computer. 
Crop Link - The loaded images can be cropped, for more information click here
Image: 338px x 150px
Title Boxes
The title boxes let you customize the Sub Titles (left, middle, and right).
  • Type any title you wish to change in the appropriate box.  
  • Click outside of the text box and the preview pane will refresh.
Link Boxes
Link boxes allow you to change where a link is set to go to. You can change the sub links (left, middle, and right) to any page, module, or document on your site.          
  • Link to Page = article/x (x is the article number)
  • Link to Module = name.php (“name” should be replaced with the title of the module such as prayer.php, gallery.php, calendar.php, or podcastlist.php)
  • Link to a document = site/1/docs/file_name.pdf (in this example the "file_name.pdf" file was uploaded to the Docs folder).
The Carousel link will open to the List Carousel page which allows you to replace or change existing images for the set you choose to edit. Click here to learn more about the carousel.

Iris recommend image size: 750px x 340px

3. Update Preview - Cancel, Save, Publish

Click Update preview to see the changes and to gain access to the Cancel, Save, and Publish buttons.
Clicking this button will update the preview pane and will also reveal another set of buttons.
  If the theme is Not Live, the following buttons will appear.

If you made changes:

Cancel will abandon all changes and return to the list of installed and available themes.

Click Save to keep the changes to the theme and return to continue modifying the theme at a later time.

Click Publish if you made changes to the theme and want to publish it for the world to see your design.

If the theme is Published (theme is live and the world can see the design), the following buttons will appear.

Clicking on Cancel will abandon all changes and return to the list of installed and available themes.

Click Publish to apply the changes to the live theme.
If you added URL links in Internet Services, social media icons with links to these services will automatically appear on every page of your website. Learn More »
4. Advanced Options

The Iris theme features additional options for three links within the header that can be modified and displayed at the top of every page of your website.

From the Admin Bar at the top of your website, select System and then click Themes.

If Iris is listed in the Available Themes section then you will need to complete these steps: Select the Iris theme listed in the Installed Themes section. 

Under the Preview & Customize button, click on the Advanced HTML Editor link.

Advanced HTML Editor
Click the top-nav.html link under the Partials section.

Here you will see five lines of code. 
  1. Remove from the first line the first four characters: the lesser than sign, the exclamation point and the two dashes.
  2. In the fifth line, remove the last three characters: the two dashes and the last greater than sign at the end.

In lines two through four insert the URL (web addresses or article number). The pound sign or hash tag (#) is replaced by the web address or article number (article/15).  
Also in lines two through four replace the words "link one", "link two", and "link three" with descriptive wording.

  1. Click the Save button in the bottom right corner.
  2. Click on the  Preview button and verify the links are . If the preview fails to load properly, review the changes.    
DO NOT close the Edit Theme page until preview correctly displayes your website!