Colors, images, logos, avatars, icons, buttons, links, titles, descriptions, intros, features, toggles, sizes, shapes, fonts… if you can see it then you can customize it! Top Dog is designed for you to make it your own and show off your individual style. You can customize almost everything you see via the options in your Customize panel, no coding necessary.
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The header area on Top Dog is all about you, with four great ‘sections’ that you can use:
You can edit all the names of the sections, and choose whether to use each one or not. There’s also a great drop-down menu that allows your visitors to search your blog and navigate your pages, all in one place.
Powerful single column blog
Scroll down, and the header area fades away to reveal a beautiful single column blog. The bold, minimalist layout features large images and text - perfect for everything from photo blogs to longform written content… and everything in between.
As well as Top Dog’s unique design and features, the theme comes with our standard set of powerful premium features…
When it comes to loading more posts, you have three choices - a sleek 'load more’ button, infinite scroll, or standard 'previous/next’ pagination.
Fully Responsive + Retina-ready
Top Dog’s layout adapts to fill your whole screen with posts - from the smallest mobile or tablet to the largest cinema display… resize your browser and see for yourself!
All Post Types
Top Dog is designed to display all of Tumblr’s post types. No matter what type of content you want to publish on your blog, the theme will display it beautifully.
Advanced Photo Options
Take full control over your photos, panoramas and photo set grid posts with lots of built-in options for photographers and portfolios. Top Dog fully supports custom Photoset layouts - the layout you create in the Tumblr post editor is the one you see on your blog! Choose what happens when you click any image type - link to the post, to the image, no link or open a lightbox. Choose your photo set grid spacing, and even use the first image in your photo set as a 'cover’ on the home page.
Social Media Links
Just add the full URL to your profiles (e.g. http://twitter.com/precrafted ) to activate the built-in social media icons for Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Website, Google, Linkedin, Foursquare, Skype, Email, Instagram, Flickr, 500px, VSCO Grid, Camera, Eye, Pinterest, Heart, Youtube, Vimeo, Vine, Ebay, Store, Apple, Googleplay, Etsy, Dribbble, Behance, deviantART, Github, Medium, Quora, Weibo, Travel, Lastfm, Rdio, Spotify, Soundcloud, and RSS.
Social Media Sharing
Top Dog also features a neat social sharing widget in the footer of each post - allow your visitors to quickly and easily like, re-blog, or share your posts on Twitter and Facebook.
Custom Web Fonts
For advanced users, we’ve built in support for embedding web fonts from services like TypeKit, Fonts.com and Google Fonts. You can paste in your embed code and name your fonts for the main type elements. Read more about this feature here.
Once your visitors are on an individual post page, they can use simple previous/next post buttons to keep browsing through your posts without going back to the home page - a great to keep them immersed in your blog!
If you want to enable comments on your blog, just sign up for an account with Disqus, and once you’re all set up just paste your Disqus Shortname in to the theme options.
Support for Google Analytics tracking is built in and ready to go. Just create a new property for your blog in your Google Analytics account, and then paste the Property ID in to the theme options.
Support for group blogs is built in - if you run a group blog, you can choose to show the author’s avatar and name at the bottom of the posts that they create.
If you have any questions about this theme then just email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can - usually the same day. We take pride in our excellent customer service, and no email goes un-answered! You can also visit our Help Center for tutorials, tips and answers to your most frequently asked questions.
We keep all of our themes running perfectly with regular updates, tweaks and new features. If you don’t edit the theme code you’ll get them automatically, sweet! And if you do edit the theme code, you can reset it at any time to get the latest version.
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