Discloser: I was not paid to write about CrossFit Tidal Wave but I was paid to update their website.
During the upgrade of the CrossFit Tidal Wave website to the new magazine theme Twenty Fourteen by WordPress the object was to remove the green color. The CSS had to be changed manually to make this change. Everything looked great on the site and on a tablet. When it came to mobile devices (which is half of their traffic) there was a lime green color in the background of the post titles. After hours of looking in the css coding and collaborating with fellow users the setting could not be found to make this change.
I’m not sure if it was the color change from the new WordPress 3.8 theme update but the WPtouch add on went unnoticed. In Jetpack there is a mobile feature that was not turned on so the hunt for the code continued. Finally at the very bottom of the sidebar menu there it was WPtouch and I remembered it was the mobile add on. Once the WPtouch was opened there it was plain as day, the lime green setting that could be changed and customized in a matter of seconds.
The new updates are amazing and the output is fantastic. You can now customize your mobile settings with more features. Here is a brief list of what was used during the customization for this particular project.
- Number of blog posts displayed.
- Post thumbnails
- How much text to display.
- Under branding the theme colors to match the logo.
- Adding the logo.
- Selecting share buttons and matching to theme color.
- Addition of footer social media links.
- Setting up bookmark icons.
- Selection of menus to display.
One of my favorite features is the customization of icons for their menu page options.
There are several menu options for icons and these were the ones that I selected based on what seemed to fit best with each page title. CrossFit Tidal Wave is located in Galveston, Texas which is also known as Galveston Island. The icon with the island scenery was a good fit for their location page. If they wanted to change any of these settings it could easily be done.
The WPtouch is incredibly user friendly and the output looks very professional in my opinion. If you would like to see it in action feel free to pull up this CrossFit in Galveston, on your mobile device by clicking CrossFit Tidal Wave.com. Let me know what you think in the comments!