Author: shanehulgraine

Welcome to Clarity

Clarity is a simple, minimalist WordPress theme designed specifically for writers. To make writing the core focus of the theme we’ve stripped out a number of otherwise distracting WordPress features and used clean and clear styling to display beautiful, easy to read text.

What’s been stripped out?

  • Images have been limited to one featured image per post.
  • Widgets are gone, there’s no need for them in this theme.
  • “Pages” have been removed; Posts are the only weapon you need.
  • Menus have been vaporised, all posts are simple available to readers through the home page.
  • Shortcodes are not required and have therefore been dropped.
  • Unnecessary WordPress admin areas have been removed to keep writing posts nice and simple.

If you are looking for a fully featured theme for a business site that has all of the above included do check out some the other amplifiii themes on creative market as these may be more your cup of tea. If however you want a clean and clear site that displays your posts simply and clearly and is a joy to read please read on…..

Things Clarity does have:

  1. Simple, beautiful, easy to read Google Font typography.
  2. A streamlined WordPress admin area making publishing posts a breeze.
  3. 4 colour schemes designed to make your content shine.
  4. Clean, search engine friendly code to make sure Google (and everyone else) can find your awesome work.
  5. Integrated Twitter sharing links, helping readers share your thoughts/dreams and musings.
  6. A responsive design that ensures your content looks fantastic on all devices.

Clarity is so simple and easy to setup all the info needed to get it up and running is contained within the 6 posts on this site. Please keep exploring the site to see just how easy Clarity is to use and to hopefully get started!

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Getting Started

Getting Clarity up and running is super easy, to install the theme just follow the 3 steps below:

  1. First log into your WordPress admin dashboard.
  2. Go to Appearance -> Themes -> Install Themes -> Upload –> Selected the downloaded Clarity.zip file (contained within the Connecto_All_Files.zip download.)
  3. Once the theme has been installed click “activate.”

It’s as simple as that, now you jest need to get writing!

How Clarity Works

The Clarity home page is made up of a simple list of post excerpts. Readers can access the posts through either clicking the post title or the “Read More” link at the bottom of the page.

Posts are displayed in chronological order with the most recent appearing at the top of the page.

To start filling your site with content simply start writing Posts in the usual fashion:

  1. Log into your WordPress admin dashboard.
  2. Go to Posts -> Add New

WordPress will automatically create a Post Excerpt based on the content of your post however, should you wish to write your own a brief summary can be included in the “Excerpt” box when creating/editing a Post.

Demo Content

To help familiarise yourself with Clarity we have included a handy XML file that contains all the content from this demo site. The XML file can be found in your theme download in the folder entitled “XML_Demo_Content.”

To upload the content:

  1. Log into your WordPress admin dashboard.
  2. Go to Tools -> Import -> WordPress
  3. Select “Install Now” form the plugin popup window that follows.
  4. Once the plugin is installed choose “Activate And Run The Importer.”
  5. Once the WordPress importer appears select the XML file from your Theme download folder
  6. Click “Upload file and import.”
  7. Select or create a new author (admin will do for now.)
  8. Check “Download and Import attached documents” and click install.
  9. The demo site content will now be loaded.

Our Responsive Layout

Clarity is designed to look awesome on all devices and features a fully responsive layout that scales to fit any screen size your readers might be using. Go ahead and try it out…change the size of your current browser window and see how Clarity adapts as it gets smaller.

Example Post Content

Clarity has been designed to make your content shine, including headers, number lists and code excerpts, below is an example of some of Clarity’s display styles:

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