Introducing Content Options: An Easy New Way to Make Visual Changes to Your Site


We’re excited to announce a newly launched Customizer panel called Content Options.

The Content Options section gives you an easy way to make small visual modifications across your site—like hiding the post date or displaying an excerpt instead of a full post, with no custom CSS needed!

There are three main features for now:

  • Blog Display: choose between displaying the full content of each post or an excerpt on the blog and category, tag, and date archive pages. A “default” option is also available for themes that mix excerpts and full posts based on post format.
  • Author Bio: Hide the author bio on single posts.
  • Post Details: Show or hide the post date, tags, or categories.

You can see Content Options in action in this video:

Check out the full support documentation to learn more about how these new theme options work.

Not all the themes support all these features, but all new free themes will fully support Content Options.

Here’s an extended list of themes that either fully or partially support Content Options:

  • Apostrophe
  • Baskerville
  • Big Brother
  • Boardwalk
  • Button
  • Canard
  • Cubic
  • Dyad
  • Ecto
  • Edin
  • Forefront (premium)
  • Franklin
  • Gateway
  • Gazette
  • Goran
  • Harmonic
  • Hemingway Rewritten
  • Libre
  • Libretto
  • Motif
  • Penscratch
  • Pictorico
  • Pique
  • Rebalance
  • Revelar
  • Rowling
  • Sapor
  • Sela
  • Sequential
  • Shoreditch
  • Twenty Sixteen

We also plan to add support for modifying other elements in the future, including the ability to hide featured images and author names. If you have more ideas, we’d love to hear from you!

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