Baker Spine Theme: What is the Baker Spine Theme?
The Baker Spine Theme is an additional set of functionality and CSS styles that can be applied to the default WSU Spine design. The Baker Spine Theme is intended to provide a better starting point for creating sites using the WSU Spine.
The main features of the Baker Spine Theme include an updated site header, clean content areas, and a site-wide footer.
The Baker Spine theme has an updated site-wide header. When page headers are used the site banner forms a single block with the page header. If no page header is used the banner will have a space after, similar to content sections.
The Baker Spine Theme features prominent white page banner with crimson text. The page banners include a title and and optional tagline. All of the styling for the page banners is built into the theme.
The Baker Spine theme includes update CSS for text, content headings, sidebars, and a variety of other common site elements.
The Baker Spine theme features a new site-wide footer that can be customized with deep-link style menus and other available widgets.
Please review these before switching to Baker.
By default Baker uses the page title as the primary title in the banner. To use an alternate title, scroll down to the bottom of the editor and look for the "Page Settings" section. The "Page Settings" section should have fields labeled "Alternate Title" and "Tagline". Adding either an alternate title or tagline in the "Page Settings" will override the default text in the banner.
This guide uses the WP Widget Admin interface for editing the widget areas; the Customizer also has a widget editing interface which will allow you to preview changes on your live site as you make edits (provide the preview works).
***Note: This guide assumes you have already created a menu in the "Appearances" → "Menus" editor for use in your footer.
To add deep link menus to your footer navigate to the Widget Admin interface (see above). Select the "Navigation Menu" widget on the left and drag it into the "Footer Widgets" on the right. Once you have the Navigation Menu widget in Footer Widgets you should be able to use the widget editor to select a menu to display. By default, menus entered in the footer will span the full with of the footer with each menu item (and child menu items) divided into columns.
Unlike menus (which stretch full width) additional widgets added to the footer will span horizontally across the footer in a column layout.