3 Layout Sizes
As of v1.2, Effector now lets you pick between 500, 600, and 700 pixels for the width of your content. Choose the wider options if you want to make your high resolution photos and videos stand out, or stick to the original 500 pixels if you prefer your blog layout looking nice and compact.
In version 1.2, Effector’s default photoset uses the new slider functionality as seen in this post. HTML photosets use the high-res versions of your images making them perfect for the wider layouts. Tumblr’s default Flash photoset look bests in the 500 pixel layout and can be enabled by toggling the option Original Photosets.
Masonry photosets can be triggered simply by adding the tag masonify to your post. Masonry stacks your photos like bricks, similar to the way posts are positioned in a Tumblr Archive Page. Note: masonry photosets will only trigger on the 600 and 700 pixel layouts!
Update (12.07.2010): I’ve added the ability to span a photoset image across the entire post width as seen in this demo post. To do this, simply prefix the image’s caption with 2col: and the theme will work its magic. The high-res version will automatically be used.
Change the theme colors, add a banner, invert elements, choose a different font for your posts, align things, move elements from the sidebar to the top bar (and vise versa). Scroll down to read the list of options ;)
Content & Sidebar Alignment
Center your layout, or have it left aligned. You can also align your sidebar left or right.
Twitter Tweets Integration
Show your tweets in the sidebar. As of 1.2, you can choose how many tweets you want shown (4 max) and Your screen name, name, and bio appear above your tweets.
Scroll infinitely in 1.2
Tweet and Like buttons supported.
Custom Theme Colors
Self explanatory. Default: #e6ebea
Main Theme color:
Applies to the background of several page elements such as Quote blocks, Audio player blocks, and for the following link elements when hovered: Page links, “More likes”, ‘Liked’ Link titles, and Pagination links. Default: #f55b2c
Colored Area Text:
The text color on the same elements listed under “Main Theme color”. Default: #fffadc
Colored Area Text shadow:
The text shadow color on the same elements listed under “Main Theme color”. Default: #bf4402
Inside Link color:
The color of all links inside post areas backed the white. Default: #f55b2c
Outside Link color:
The color of links outside of posts (i.e sidebar and footer). Default: #f55b2c
Outside Link Hover color:
The “on hover” color of links outside of posts (i.e sidebar and footer). Default: #131313
Outside text color:
The Text color outside of posts (i.e sidebar and footer). Default: #616566
Outside text font:
The body font outside of posts (i.e sidebar and footer). Default: Helvetica Neue, Arial, sans-serif
Outside Heading font:
The heading font outside of posts (i.e sidebar and footer). Default: Helvetica Neue, Arial, sans-serif
Inside text font:
The body font inside posts. Default: Georgia, serif
Inside Heading font:
The heading font inside posts. Default: Helvetica Neue, Arial, sans-serif
Place your own banner beneath the top bar. Maximum widths vary depending on your chosen layout size:
Content Width 500 → 760 pixels
Content Width 600 → 860 pixels
Content Width 700 → 940 pixels
Large Sidebar Portrait:
Larger portrait image above your description. This image is surrounded by a white border. Maximum Width: 170 pixels.
Your logo image. Appears in the sidebar by default. Can be placed in the top bar with the option: Logo in Top bar.
Useful for darker color schemes. When toggled, outer page elements like icons and headings turn white. You will still have control over the Outside link and text colors.
Works with the background image option. This changes the attachment to ‘fixed’, causing your background image to stay in place as the user scrolls. You can learn to tweak the background even further over at the Useful tweaks page.
Logo in Top bar
Blog Title in Top bar
Blog Title in Page Header
Will not show if a Banner is present!
Blog Title in Sidebar
Show ‘About’ Heading
Show ‘Pages’ Heading
Toggling this places your Portrait Photo from the Info tab in the sidebar description. The 64px × 64px version is used.
For 1.2.2 and above, “Twitter Username” must be filled in. Signing into Twitter via Services tab is no longer a requirement.
For 1.2.1 and below, you must be signed in with Twitter in the Services tab
Show Twitter Profile
Places your Screen Name, Name, and Bio above your tweets
Num Tweets Max 4
Enter a the amount of tweets shown (1-4)
Custom Heading Text for Tweets Widget. Default: Twitter
Liked Posts Heading
Custom Heading Text for the Liked Posts widget. Default: I Dig These Posts
Placed in the footer by default.
Show Likes in Sidebar
Show Social Icons Widget
Social Icons appear in the sidebar
As of 1.2, only your username is required unless otherwise stated. To avoid issues with the options that require a URL, use full addresses (http://..)
- Dribbble Username
- Behance Username
- Cargo URL
- Forrst Username
- FFFFound Username
- Twitter Username
- Facebook Username
- Vimeo Username
- Youtube Username
- Flickr Username
- Delicious Username
- Digg Username
- Lastfm Username
- Myspace Friend ID
- Soundcloud Username
- Grooveshark Username
- Rdio Username
- Foursquare Username
- Gowalla Username
- Google URL
- Skype Username
- Linkedin Profile URL
- Xbox Live Profile URL
- github Username
- Pinboard Username
Large Social Icons
Show Blogs I Follow
Rows of Followed Avatars
Choose the number of rows you want to keep visible. This prevents the ‘Followed Blogs’ widget from taking up the entire sidebar by keeping the remainder hidden. (Show/Hide link will be added)
Content Width 500
Content Width 600
Content Width 700
Width of your content. Toggle 1 only!
Invert Top Bar
Black Top Bar with white text/icons. (Only when fixed)
Fixed Top Bar
Keeps bar attached to the top of the page while scrolling.
Pages in Top Bar
Move your pages from the sidebar into the top bar.
Align top menu left.
'Top menu' refers to the icons: Archive, RSS, Submit, Random etc. Useful for filling the empty space when nothing on the left side is present.
Top Menu With Labels
Toggles text labels beside menu icons.
Show Random Post Icon
Shows the Random Icon in the top menu
Places the sidebar to the left of your content
Aligns content to the left when toggled off.
Rounded Post Corners
Turns on rounded corner style on your posts. (Modern browsers only)
HTML Photosets are turned on by default. Toggle this option to use Tumblr’s flash photoset.
Keeps the notes tucked away when first entering a permalink page (single post).
Turns on infinite scrolling. Footer and Likes will not be present on Index pages.
Toggles scaling images to fit post width. Images will appear centered with black bars.
Search Box In Sidebar
Moves the search box from the top bar to the Sidebar. Will appear between pages and description.
When toggled, applying bold to the first line of a description/caption will style it as a heading.
Default Search Text
Search box placeholder text. Default: Search
Appears in the footer.
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