October Crash Course: How to Build a Modern Agency Landing Page with Jupiter X

Homepages were once the most important part of a website – or even for any online presence for that matter. Looking at the rapid evolution of the web over the last decade, especially in the last few years, we see that the situation is the complete opposite. A local business’ homepage might be the least important aspect of an online presence, especially if they also have social media profiles, an Instagram page, a Yelp or Foursquare page – and of course landing pages.

Think of landing pages as a place where you actually do, grow and conduct your business whereas homepages are a mere ornamental, beautiful and purposeless representation of your company or business. A landing page is a web page that serves as the entry point for a website or a particular section of a website. Landing pages are your best (and maybe the last!) opportunity to grab a visitor’s attention and make them consider you.

A homepage is built from thin air regardless of any other factors out there. But a landing page is built as part of your global business funnel. In fact, this gives your landing page its most important and differentiating feature than any of your website’s other pages which is its purpose. That purpose is defined with regard to where your landing page stands in your business funnel. Is it the page you’re directing the traffic from your Google Ads? Is it where your social media followers will land on when visiting your website?

Today, I’ll show you how to build a modern Agency landing page with Jupiter X. The landing page I have chosen for this month’s crash course is inspired by one of the most recently released Jupiter X templates called Agency. It’s been tweaked a little to fit the purpose of this course. If you are a Jupiter X premium user, you can activate it for your website from your Jupiter X control panel.

The final Agency landing page with Jupiter X will include the following sections:

  • Header
  • Hero section
  • Intro
  • Services
  • Sub services
  • Customers
  • Testimonials
  • Blog
  • Footer

This blog post will cover the general instructions on how to build these sections but for more detailed coverage of the building process, settings adjustments and final tweaks do not forget to watch the video.

Header

First thing first! What exactly do I mean by a header? The header is the topmost structure in a website that usually includes a logo and a navigation bar (unless there is side navigation). There can be search, social and cart icons depending on the website type as well. Also, some websites might need a toolbar above the main structure (e.g. e-commerce and listing websites) which is also considered to be part of the header structure.

Layout

The header structure in Jupiter X is built and managed by the Header Builder. Once you are done installing Jupiter X in the WordPress dashboard go to:

  • Templates > Add new, and in the upcoming page find Template Type > Choose header as template type and give it a name.

You’ll be taken to the Elementor building environment. An Elementor library will load with three tabs: Block, Pages, My Templates. This window includes readymade or saved blocks and page templates. We’re going to create our own header template so we can close this window. We are in the Elementor building space with the element library bar on the left hand and authoring space on the other side.

  • Add New Structure (red circle with plus) > select the 16/66/16 structure
Agency Landing Page with Jupiter X Column Structure

We need to tweak this column structure a little by manually resizing the columns. Click on the divider between columns until the following ratio is achieved: 25%, 55%, %20%

Agency Landing Page with Jupiter X Column Resize
  • Edit Section (on the left side) > Layout settings > set the Vertical Align as Middle.
Agency Landing Page with Jupiter X Vertical Align
  • Edit Section (on the left side) > Advanced settings > set the padding as follows:
Agency Landing Page with Jupiter X Header Padding

Logo

Let’s start adding content to our page by adding a logo to our header.

  • Add the Site Logo element to the left column.
  • Edit Site Logo > Choose a logo from the menu. If you haven’t uploaded your logo yet, you should click on the Customizer link below the dropdown and upload different logo versions for your website. In Jupiter X, you can define different logos for primary, secondary, sticky and mobile usages. In this tutorial, we’ll use the primary logo for the light version and secondary for the dark version.
  • Once you’ve uploaded your logo, go to Edit site logo > Style > Set logo size to 200px.
Agency Landing Page with Jupiter X Logo Size

Menu

The second item that goes into the header structure is the menu where we list different sections of the page for users to navigate.

  • Add a Navigation Menu element into the second column
  • You will need to add a menu from the drop-down menu. This will specify the menu and includes the menu items that go inside the menu. You can do this two ways:
  1. Appearance > Menu
  2. Appearance > Customize

In this tutorial, we’ll use the second method.

  • Once the customizer is opened, select Menus from the left sidebar. In WordPress, menus are comprised of two concepts: The menu that includes the menu items and the Location to assign that menu to.
    • Click on the Create new menu button give it a name
    • Select a location for it which in this case is Primary Menu
    • Now click on the Add items button and in the upcoming panel, select Custom links

As you might have guessed, this is going to be a menu for a single landing page so we will need a one-pager menu for it. Each of our 5 menu items should be a custom link with its title in the Link Text field and the URL set as #title. For example, the menu item ‘Mission’ will have ‘Mission’ in the link text and #mission in the URL.

The process of creating the menu is not over yet and later in the tutorial, we’ll assign each menu item to its respective section on the page.

Once you’ve created your menu items, assign its location and save it and go back to your header template. Click on the menu elements and from the sidebar, select the menu that you just created.

  • Edit Navigation Menu > Style > Main Menu Items > Typography > Set the font size to 16 and the weight to 400.
  • Let’s make our logo items gray. In the same setting, we’ll find a 3-tabbed structure for normal, hover and active states of the items. Set the color of menu items in the normal state as #c8c9cc
  • Our menu items should go white on hover. So from the same setting area we’ll set the hover color to #fff
  • Let’s give our menu items some margin: Top:0, Right:7, Bottom:0, Left:7
  • We should also not forget to think about how our menu looks like on a mobile screen. Set the background color for the mobile menu container as well as the mobile menu toggle icon to white and black.

Call to Action

The last item to go into our header in a nice-looking CTA button.

  • Drag a button element to the third column in the header structure.
  • Edit Button > Content > Align the button centrally
  • Edit Button > Style > Button Typography > Set the font size to 16 and the font-weight to 700
  • Edit Button > Style > Normal > Set the text color as black and the background color to white
  • Edit Button > Style > Hover > Set the hover text color as white and the background color to our accent color, which in this case is a lovely blue.

And finally, let’s add some radius and margin to our button to make it fit best within the header structure.

  • Edit Button > Style > Border radius: 3, 3, 3, 3 px Padding: 17, 30, 17. 30 px

So this is it. We’ve just built our header structure:

As you can see, the header structure is built in abstract and may look incomplete at first sight. But also as indicated above, it’ll look perfectly fine when it’s used along with the hero image, which we’ll create in the next step. But before that, there’s one more thing we should take care of! Our header will look as beautiful as above in the mobile version.

Jupiter X will automatically turn your menu into a burger icon, which will be left in between the logo and CTA. Mobile users are traditionally used to the burger icon in the corner of site navigations in mobile, so we better swap the placement of the menu and CTA. For that, we’ll need to add a header right below the current header with the mentioned changes applied:

Mobile Header

  • Right-click on Header Structure > Duplicate
  • In the second header structure, swap the menu and CTA columns. Hover over the CTA button column, click on the gray handle and drag it before the menu column. And you’re done!

You now have a two header structure below each other. The top structure will be used for desktop and tablet users, and the one below will be for mobile users. But how do we set those conditions?

Simply right-click on the top header structure:

  • Edit Section > Advanced > Responsive > Enable the ‘Hide on tablet’ and ‘Hide on Mobile’ (so it will be used only for desktop users)
  • Do the same thing for the below header structure but this time enable ‘Hide on Desktop’

Sticky header

There is one more header structure we need to decide about. The sticky header is the state of the header when you scroll down the page. In sticky mode, a header usually becomes narrower and includes only the information you want the audience to see along the way down the page. In Jupiter X, the header and sticky header can have two entirely different designs, so we should create them separately.

On our landing page, our sticky header will be exactly the same as the normal header. So what we need to do is to copy the header structure from the main header template.

Create a new template for the sticky header by using the same method we used to create the header template earlier in the article and then paste what we copied into the new template.

Activate your header

We have created three header structures so far: the main header, the mobile header and the sticky header. The mobile header is created right inside the same header but enabled only for mobile view, and the sticky header is created separately in another template (we don’t need to define the mobile version for the sticky header as it’s disabled on mobile by default). What’s left is to assign these templates to the right header slots in Jupiter X.

In the WordPress dashboard:

  • Appearance > Customize
  • Select Header from the sidebar
  • In the upcoming header dialogue box, select Custom as the header type and then select the main header template you created.
  • Also, choose Sticky as the behavior as the sticky template we just created from the drop down menu.
  • Enable the content overlap so our header overlaps the background image in the hero section.
  • And finally, make sure the Enable on Mobile is disabled as we don’t want a sticky menu in that view.

And that’s it! We’re officially done with our header structure. Now let’s move to the hero section.

Hero section

We created our header on a separate page as a template. Now we need to create an actual page that will be used as the landing page, set the template we just built as its header and then continue to build the hero section. In your WordPress dashboard, go:

  • Pages > Add New

In the ‘new page’ meta option section, there are settings about different sections of the page you are going to create including the header, main, title, and footer. In the header section, find the setting for ‘Overlap Content’ and set it as ‘No’. We do this so the header that we have created won’t disturb us while creating the section for the hero by overlapping it. Once we are done building the hero section, we’ll switch this option back to ‘Global’ so the header overlaps the hero.

  • In the new page authoring area, click on the Edit with the Elementor button and start creating the hero section in the Elementor environment.
  • Click on the Add new section red button and choose the single-column layout.
  • Edit Section > Layout setting > Set the content width as 700px.
  • Our hero section has a set height size, so we’ll set the min-height as ‘min height’ and the value to 615px.
  • The content in our hero section is vertically centered.
  • The hero section has a background image so here we go: Edit Section > Style setting > Set normal as background and choose the Classic style. Click on the plus button to choose an image from the library or to upload one.

So this is how our hero section looks like up to this point. As you can see, there are more details that should be added to the hero, and the header section should overlap the hero section. We’re going to apply this in the following steps:

  • Edit Section > style setting > Background
    • Position: Top Center so the most important part of the image will be visible most of the time.
    • Repeat: No Repeat to avoid unwanted repeating of the image
    • Size: Cover so the image covers the entire hero section.
    • Size: Cover to have the whole section filled with the background image
  • Edit Section > Style > Background Overlay:
    • Color: #114cbd
    • Opacity: 0.9
    • Blend Mode: Multiply

Add a heading, a spacer and an icon to the section. Edit the elements’ content according to the model and set the heading to H1. To get the playback button to look the way it is on the main landing page, don’t forget to change the size of the icon to 15px and set the correct color for it from Edit Icon > Style> Icon. Also on the same tab, add a 45px padding in all directions. From Edit Icon > Style> Icon > Container, change the container color to match the target.

Intro section

Compared to the hero, there is not much work to do in this section – paying attention to some can do the trick. Just add a two 1⁄2 1⁄2 section and from Edit Section > Advanced, add 100px of padding to the top and bottom of the section.

As for the rest of this section, just add two headings and one paragraph and a button to the left column and an image to the right column. Here are some details to get the look right:

  • The first heading is H4.
  • The second heading is H2.
  • The button has a no-color background and an icon.
  • Move the icon to after the text from Edit Button > Icon by setting it to be right-aligned.
  • Set the image size to Large and also make it right-aligned.
  • Add paddings from Advanced tab on each elements’ settings to give the correct spacing.

Services

There is a trick to make this section really fast: add a ⅓ ⅓ ⅓ section. Make one of the columns exactly like the model and then remove the other two and just duplicate the first column twice to get the whole section done in under 5 minutes. But you need to do it as follows:

  • In the Edit Section > Layout, change the column gap to none.
  • Click to edit the first column on the left, from Edit Column > Advanced set all margins to 20 and padding to 0.
  • Add an Image Layout element from Edit Image Layout > Content > Settings. Adjust the settings as follows:
  • In the Edit Image Layout > Content > Item add one item and set the image size as full. Remove icon, title, and description. Set the link type as external.
  • Add a spacer, a heading, then a paragraph and edit the content, size and weight.
  • To add the hover effect, go to Edit Column > Style > Border set the Border Type to Solid then set the border width to 1px for bottom and zero for others. Change the color to #f1f1f1, click on hover and change the color to #2b71f6

Now you can remove the other two columns and duplicate the one you made twice and then simply change the content.

Note – You might wonder why we had to add a ⅓ ⅓ ⅓ structure as we could have added a single column, edit it and then duplicate. The issue is, in a real project you will not have the values for image height padding, etc. and therefore you would not be able to predict how your column will look unless it was within the proportions used in the design.

Subservices

Things get a tad bit more interesting in this section as we have an object that overflows this section. But before getting to that, let’s build the other parts of the section:

  • Add a 1⁄2 1⁄2 section and from Edit Section > Advanced set the top and bottom paddings to 100px.

On the left column:

  • From Edit Column > Layout, change the column width to 70%.
  • From Edit Column > Advanced, add a 25px padding in all directions.
  • Add a heading and an inner-section on the left column.
  • On the left Inner-Section column add an Image-Box set to the image to be on the left.
    • From Edit Image Box > Style > Image set the image space and width to 30.
    • Again From Edit Image Box > Style > Content set the spacing to 18 and also edit the typography and color.
    • Duplicate this three times and move two to the right column in the inner-section.
  • On the left column of the inner-section, add 100px padding from the right
  • On the right column of the inner-section, add 100px padding from the left
Agency Landing Page with Jupiter X Padding

On the right column:

  • Duplicate the Work With Us button from the Intro section and bring it to this column and change the color to white.
  • Add a spacer under the button set it to 180px.

Here is the interesting bit: the smartphone mock-up screen. There are three things that we should get right here – the position, corner radius, and the box-shadow. Here it goes:

  • Add an image, change the image content to the smartphone mock-up.
  • From Edit Image > Style > Border
    • Change the border radius to 45px
    • Click on the box-shadow and give this value to the color rgba (71,72,133,0.16), and edit the rest of attributes as below
  • In Edit Image > Advanced > Custom Positioning
    • Set Position to Absolute
    • Set the offset values as below
Agency Landing Page with Jupiter X Custom Positioning

Customers

This part of the page is made up of two sections: the part with headings and text as well as the part with logos.

  • For the upper half, duplicate the intro section and carry it to after Subservices. Modify the paddings to copy the look and remove the button (Work With Us). Also remove the image for the right column.
  • For the lower half, add a ⅓ ⅔ section.
  • On the left column from Edit Column > Advanced, add a 100px padding from the right and then do the following:
    • Add a Brands element and set the columns to 3.
    • Remove all the items but one, click to edit it, leave all fields empty and only choose the logo.
    • Duplicate the item and change the logo with another one.
    • From Edit Brands > Style > Company Logo > Logo Wrapper, add a 100px padding from the right.
Agency Landing Page with Jupiter X Company Logo
  • On the right column from Edit Column > Advanced, add 20px and 50px paddings to the top and left respectively, and then continue by
    • Add a heading edit the content and typography
    • Add a spacing of 50px
    • Add the Google Ad badge
    • Add a small spacer
    • Add the Facebook MP Badge

Testimonials

Jupiter X has a Testimonials element, however having absolute design freedom while showing the reviews in the agency landing page with Jupiter X tabs element comes in handy. Like the one we used for the Restaurant Menu in the first crash course. These are the things we should do:

  • Duplicate the upper half of the Customer and carry it to the bottom of the page and change the section background color to #f9fcff and also edit the section paddings to 80px top and bottom.
  • Remove the text editor.
  • Add this tabs element (There are multiple tabs elements in Jupiter X. Make sure to use the one indicated below):
Agency Landing Page with Jupiter X Tabs
  • In Edit Tabs > Content remove two items and keep only one. Change the icon to user-o (short for User Outline) and for the label type Customer 1. Leave Choose Template on Select.
  • From Edit Tabs > Style change the looks of the element however you like. To remove the borders in each part, set the border type to Solid and then set the border width to 0.
  • Save your work and go to Dashboard > Templates > Saved Templates and click on Add New. In the windows that open, choose a title for the template, choose Section for template type and wait for the editor to open.
  • Create a ½ ½ section, add an Image to the left and a Text Editor along with it and Icon Box to the right column.
    • Adjust the paddings and spaces as you wish.
    • Change the typography and color to match the design.
    • In Edit Icon Box > Style > Icon, enter 0 for the Icon Size and in Edit Icon Box > Style > Content, enter 0 for the Title Spacing.
    • Publish and go back to the dashboard and add another section template
    • In the editor, click on the folder icon (see the pictures below), add your template and edit the content to create more testimonials in a breeze.
  • Now go back to edit the page.
  • In Item, choose one template, duplicate it and choose the rest of the templates for duplicated items.

Blog

For the blog section, duplicate the Testimonials section and remove the Tabs. Add a Spacer on top of the section100 px. To get the Heading in two lines, use <br> where you want the line break. Add a Post element and do the following:

  • In the Edit Posts > Content > Settings make the settings as seen below:
  • Set the rest to inactive.
  • As for the look of the section, apply these settings in Edit Posts > Style
  • Set the Border Color to Normal: #e6e7ec and Hover: #4183ff and Border Width to 1px. Continue to Feature Image and make the following changes:

Do not forget to edit the typography and colors of the other parts of the element.

Contact Us

To make this section, add a two-column structure. Go to Edit Section > Layout, set the minimum height to 720px and column position as Middle.

  • To make the background look like the hero, apply the same settings to design. After doing this, set the left column to 35%.
  • Add a Heading to the left column, and a Form to the right column.
  • Apply padding from the left for the right column.
  • To get the look and function of the Form, go to Edit Form > Content> Form Fields.
  • Open each item and set them up according to the model.
  • From Edit Form > Content> Submit Button, change the text to “Let’s Talk”.

After that, go to Edit Form > Style and apply the settings below:

  • General: Column Spacing: 11 Row Spacing: 19
  • Field: Apply the following!
  • For field focus state, only change the Background Color to rgba (255,255,255,0.17)
  • Button: Border Type Solid – Border Width 2px (in every direction)

Footer

Hang in there – we’re almost done! There’s only one thing to do and believe me, it’s very straightforward. To get it done:

  • Go to Templates > Add New and choose the Section Type to Footer.
  • In the editor, add a ⅙ ⅔ ⅙ section.
  • Add a 100px from the top and 15px from right and left.
  • Add Logo to the left column and an Icon List (Set it to horizontal) to the middle column.
  • To remove the icon, set its color to Transparent.
  • Add and Social Icons in the right column.
  • Add a ⅓ ⅓ ⅓ section and set paddings to Top:50px, Bottom:30px and 15px from Right and Left.
  • Add a Heading, a Text Editor, and a Button to the left column.
  • Configure the typography, duplicate the Heading twice and drag the duplicates to the other two columns. Then edit the content.
  • Duplicate the Text Editor, drag it to the right column and then edit the content.
  • In the middle column, add an Icon List (Set it to Vertical), edit colors and typography and remove icons as mentioned previously.
  • In the Right Column, add a Form after the text editor and remove all fields other than email. To get the look, apply the settings below:
  • In Edit Form > Style > Button do the following:
    • Set the Height and Width of the button to 45px
    • Set the Color to Normal (#2b71f6) and Hover (#4183ff)
    • For the Border do as seen below:

Now, all you need is a Divider and a Text Editor (for the copyright section) to finish the job. Add a section for each – and you’re done!

That’s a Wrap on our Agency Landing Page with Jupiter X

In our second installment of the JupiterX crash course, we made an Agency landing page with Jupiter X in less than two hours. By following these crash courses, you’ll be able to build expensive-looking webpages without breaking the bank.

Jupiter X is there to empower people who want to imagine and create, be it for a business or some good looking digital content. Do watch the video that comes with the post so you don’t miss any steps in making an Agency landing page with Jupiter X. Stay tuned for our next crash course!

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the New Generation of Jupiter X Templates

If you’ve been checking the Artbees weekly newsletters in recent weeks, then you may have noticed the recent new additions to the Jupiter X templates world! We not only added an advanced search module to the Jupiter X templates repository and to some of the landing pages but we also added about 60 brand new templates that are different in many ways.

In this article, I’m going to explore a little more about these additions. So let’s start with why we ideated and released this new generation of templates and which problem we tried to solve with them.

What are the problems with the usual website templates?

1- They are a dumb piece of generic design!

They are all generic so they can hunt a bigger chunk of users with one template. You can easily say when a website is built upon a template.

2- They look perfect until you touch them!

Just take a look at it on dumblatemobster.com, which is as charming as a McDonald’s Hamburger until you unbox it!

3- They are lifeless, not lifelike

Website templates basically do not reflect a real mission and purpose in their content. They are not really built to carry out a purpose.

Meet Jupiter X’s latest round of templates

In its update to the template repository over the past two months, Jupiter X has added about 60 new website templates for you that addresses all the downsides of the usual website templates! And they are from a vast category of niches and types. They encompass businesses and sectors such as agencies, leisure, online shops, creative portfolios, blogs, health, restaurants, listings, startups, events, community and much more. And even more stunning templates are on the way every month.

Jupiter X Templates Samples

So what are these templates capable of in addition to being beautiful, customizable and responsive?

New Jupiter X templates carry a purpose

Long gone are the days of “design is beauty.” Design means more of purpose than aesthetics now so despite a usual template’s promise. Even when you add your copy and replace the dummy images with your own images. you are far from the actual website you were waiting to see. It’s because your template is just a presentation without a mission.

Purposeful Architecture

The new approach in template design at Artbees is not only in designing a visually appealing template. It’s a design that serves the mission of that template. The mission of a template consists of:

  • Mission of the website as a whole (based on its category and niche)
  • Mission of the homepage or landing page
  • Mission of the inner pages

The driving force and philosophy behind the new templates is to fulfill these missions.

Jupiter X Templates Purposeful Architecture

Targeted Design

Your template’s design boils down to your customer profile and what is appealing to your business audience. The category/niche belonging to a template plays a critical role in its design. The characteristics of the target audience for that business have been deeply thought about and the findings are made sure to get reflected in that niche’s template design.

Jupiter X Templates Targeted Design

Actionable Storytelling

Your Jupiter X template will convey your remarkable story tailored to a specific audience. It’s geared to generate leads and convert those leads into paying customers. Sometimes this is done with a mouth-watering food menu and a booking option right underneath. Or with a timeline and list of achievements to showcase a company’s credibility and trust with an option to call or email.

Jupiter X Templates Actionable

Content such as hero sections, headings, and call-to-action buttons are now in complete harmony with your website’s purpose and goal. Moreover, most of the templates now include nimble pop-up designs that support your site’s mission by drawing in subscribers or helping to boost sales.

Meet Jupiter X Advanced Template Finder

With the new 60 templates added to the repository, the Jupiter X template count now exceeds 220. While this might be an impressive figure for a WordPress website builder, it can also be worrisome for some users as they are left with several options and unsure about how to find the right template for themselves.

Jupiter X Templates Module

In order to better organize the growing number of Jupiter X templates, we built an advanced template finder module into the Jupiter X control panel as well as our demo websites. This is a powerful tool that locates the right template(s) based on the various factors that you set such as:

  • Keywords (manually entered)
  • Category
  • Style
  • Header Type
  • Menu Type
  • Components
  • Content-Type

Once you get your hands on it, it’ll prove a very effective way of filtering down the templates you are really after instead of wasting time opening and checking irrelevant templates.

What’s Next?

Jupiter X templates are a tool you can use to build authentic-looking websites with genuine content for businesses with a goal. And the best part? You don’t need to be a designer or a marketer. So the quick answer to the above question is: ‘A lot more new templates’! We will constantly build new templates based on this new approach and add them to the repository.

Stay current with the new added templates by checking the Artbees weekly newsletter and let us know if there is any niche or category you’d like to see as the next template released in Jupiter X. We transformed our template design approach based on Jupiter X community feedback and now look forward to your feedback about how we did it. Enjoy what’s left of the summer 😉

How to Customize your Blog with the Blog Customizer in Jupiter X

How to customize your blog featured image

Knowing how to customize a blog in WordPress has always been a big challenge, particularly for those who don’t want to deal with coding. Want to do something like creating a custom single post simply to remove a page title? Or something more complicated like changing the entire layout of single blog posts? Of course, the latter is much more involved.

The Blog Customizer is one of Jupiter X’s best features as it allows users to create custom single blog pages quickly and easily. It’s highly customizable, and you can change the layout of your blog pages without a single line of code.

By using the single Blog Customizer, you can:

  • Change the whole template of single blog posts.
  • Display/hide every element of the blog posts such as featured image, title, author box, etc.
  • Customize and change the styles of the blog post elements.

In this article, by using a practical example, we’re going to show you how easily you can customize your blog single page using the Jupiter X Blog Customizer feature. Let’s first create the single blog page before customizing it.

Adding a New Post

1. You are probably familiar with creating blog posts in WordPress. All you have to do is click on Posts > Add New from the WordPress sidebar menu.

How to customize your blog add a new post

2. Now you’re in the post editor. You can add a title and content to your post. Also from the right sidebar in the editor, you can add categories, tags and a featured image to your post. These things are optional but as we want to show how we can customize them, let’s add categories, some tags and a featured image to our post.

3. To be able to customize your posts with the Jupiter X Blog Customizer, your posts must have a Default Template. So from the right sidebar menu, find Post Attribute and select the Default Template.

4. Publish (Update) the page.

how to customize your blog publish

Important: To customize your posts with Jupiter X Blog Customizer, you must create at least one post and set its Post Attribute to the Default Template.

How to Customize your Blog Posts via Blog Customizer

To customize your posts:

1. From the left menu in WordPress, go to JupiterX > Customize > Blog > Single Blog

How to customize your blog gif step 1

2. A new window will open with all the available options to customize and style the blog post. The Single Blog Customizer has two tabs: Settings and Styles. The first tab (Settings) allows you to choose a default template for your blog posts and enable or disable the feature image, title, date, author, categories, etc for them. In the second tab (Styles), you can change the styles of each element of the blog post.

Settings

Here are the available options for customizing the blog posts that you can find in the Settings tab.

Template

Choose a default template from the sample templates.

Display Elements

Enable/disable the below elements in the blog posts. The available elements include the following:

  • Featured Image: Displaying a representative image for our posts
  • Title: Displaying the title of the post
  • Date: Showing the publish date for each post
  • Author: Displaying the author of the post
  • Categories: Showing the post categories
  • Tags: Showing the post tags
  • Social Share: Adding a social share button for our blog posts
  • Navigation: Navigating through the next and previously published posts
  • Author Box: Displaying all the author’s information, such as the author’s name, bio, avatar, etc.
  • Related Posts: Displaying the related posts at the bottom of each blog post.
  • Comments: Enabling/disabling the comment feature for blog posts.

Styles

Here, you can change the styles of every enabled element in the blog post. All the available options for styling elements can be accessed by clicking on Customize for each element.

Here are some sample options for element customization:

how to customize your blog typography

Margins and Paddings

You can set margin and padding for every available element for the blog post.

how to customize your blog margin and padding

Units

Units are crucial to set font sizes, measuring spaces, setting the width, etc. Because of that, you can set different units for all the properties that have units. There are four types of units in the Jupiter X Customizer: PX, REM, EM, and %. By clicking on the chosen unit, other possible units will be shown, and you can choose another unit for the property.

Responsive Option

An important and useful feature in Jupiter X Customizer is the responsive option. This option allows you to set different values for different screen sizes for some of the properties of a particular element. For example, you can choose different font sizes for tablet and mobile screen sizes. For every property that has the responsive option, you will see the Monitor icon next to it. By hovering over the monitor icon, three devices will be displayed, and you can choose another value for them.

how to customize your blog responsive option

Case Study

Let’s assume that we want to customize a single blog page by using the Jupiter X Blog Customizer.

Here is what we do:

  1. Create blog posts.
  2. Customize global options.
  3. Enable/disable elements in your blog posts.
  4. Change the styles of existing elements.

Creating blog posts

We’ve described this section earlier. To customize your blog posts, you must create at least one blog post, but we recommend that you have multiple blog posts as we want to show the related posts below each blog post. Also, we suggest you add some tags and set a featured image to your posts to be able to display them for all single pages.

To emphasize what was mentioned before, the Page Attribute option for all of your posts must be set to the Default template.

Customizing global options

Before customizing blog posts, you might want to change the style of the body text or remove/add a sidebar from/to your pages. Also, you can decide whether the Title Bar must be visible for your pages or not. These options can be set globally and not only for the blog posts.

To change the style of body content:
Go to WordPress left menu > Jupiter X > Customize > Fonts and Typography to customize it.

Let’s add the popping font named popping. From Typography, click on Customize for Body. Set the font family to Poppins and the font size to 16px.

To remove the sidebar from your pages:
Go to WordPress left menu > Jupiter X > Customize > Sidebar and set its layout to No Sidebar.

And finally, let’s remove the title bar from our pages by going to Jupiter X > Customize > Title Bar and disable the Title, Subtitle, and Breadcrumb from it.

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Finally, Publish the changes.

Enabling/disabling elements in your posts

You must decide which elements that must exist and which elements must be removed from your blog posts.

We have multiple pre-made templates for our blog posts that we can select and then customize to our preferences. Let’s choose the first template.

Also, we want to remove Comments and Navigation elements from our blog posts and keep all the other options enabled:

All the changes happen instantly.

Change the styles of existing elements

So now that you’ve decided which elements should remain on your blog posts, it’s time to change the styles of enabled elements. Keep the Blog Customizer’s panel open, and go to the Styles tab.

Featured Image

Let’s start from the first element. Click on Customize for Featured Image. Set the max-height to 500px, border-radius to 0 and margin-bottom to 3rem. Here is our final customization for the Featured Image:

Title

Let’s go for the second element, which is Title. We won’t touch any settings for color and the font family so it inherits these styles from its parent which is body, But we will center align it, and change its font size to 2rem. 2rem means it’s two times bigger than its parent’s font size (body: 16px), so it equals 2x16px = 32px. Here is the result:

Meta

Let’s change the color for Meta, and the available links to #ff6334. We will center align it as well.

Social Links

You can add your desired social links icon to the bottom of your blog posts. They could either have names or simply keep the icons visible.

Author Box

We have plenty of options for customizing the author box. Let’s add a border-radius: 50% to our avatar to have a circular profile image in the author box. And change the font-size for the name, description and the social icons. Note that WordPress collects this information from your profile. To modify it, from the left menu in WordPress, go to Users > Your Profile and add the required information there. Here is the result:

Related Posts

Finally, let’s customize the Related Posts element. Changing the font size and adding a little bit of margin to the top and bottom of this element is enough.

This is the result after customizing single blog posts with the Blog Customizer:

how to customize your blog final result

After you’re done with all the customizations, simply close the Single Blog settings panel and Publish the changes.

Summary

In this article, we’ve explained how to customize your blog posts with the Jupiter X Blog Customizer. We showed how you can add your desired elements to blog posts, remove any unwanted ones and easily and quickly change the styles of all the available elements.

We’d love to hear from you. Let us know your experiences with Jupiter X Blog Customizer in the comment section below!

How to Create Custom Forms with Jupiter X Form Builder

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Creating custom forms in WordPress has always been a hassle. Jupiter X has begun a new era in the form building experience. Now, you can create custom forms visually. Typically, site visitors come across forms such as signup, sign in, register, subscription, contact or any other custom forms.

Forms allow site visitors the ability to send information such as usernames, passwords, comments, emails, among other things to the server.

Forms contain fields such as dropdowns, checkboxes, text boxes, input, as well as submit and radio buttons. Nowadays forms play an integral role, particularly in digital marketing and social networks.

Form Builder in Depth

If you want to build a beautiful and secure form with Jupiter X, then you can use the Form Builder, which allows you to create custom forms in a few minutes with minimum effort.

Content Tab

This tab contains four sections such as Form Fields, Submit Button, Settings and Feedback Messages. Let’s go through each of them one by one.

Form Fields

In this section, we can create fields for our forms. Form Fields have two options:

  • Form: for setting the name of the form.
  • Items: each field in the form.
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Furthermore, each item has its options like:

  • Type
  • Label
  • Placeholder
  • Required
  • Column Width
  • And more.

One of the important options of each field is the Type option, which defines the role of the field. The Jupiter X Form Builder has eleven types for fields:

  • Text: for creating the text input.
  • Email: for creating the email input.
  • Textarea: for creating the textarea input.
  • Tel: for creating only the phone number input.
  • Number: for creating only the number input.
  • Date: for creating the date picker.
  • Time: for creating the time picker.
  • Checkbox: for creating a checkbox element.
  • Radio: for creating a radio button element.
  • Acceptance: for creating an agreement for conditions or a term of use button.
  • reCAPTCHA: for creating the human testing Google service.
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Submit Button

After clicking on the Submit Button, the information contained in the form is sent to the server. The Submit Button section has three options:

  • Text: for changing the bottom text.
  • Icon: for setting an icon for the Submit Button.
  • Column Width: for changing the Submit Button container.
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Settings

The Settings section has three options:

  • Label: Show/Hide status for fields label.
  • Required Mark: Show/Hide * after fields label for required fields.
  • Add Action: Set the action in the form.
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The Jupiter X Form Builder allows the user to choose from seven action fields. If you choose one of them, the options section of each action appears at the bottom of the setting section to where you can modify it.

1. Email: This action email form allows users to fill in their email address such as admin. We can set To, Email Subject, From Email, From Name, Reply-To, Cc, Bcc.

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2. MailChimp: This is used for a subscription form. In order to use this, we must first have an API Key from MailChimp to manage our subscriber list. You can learn more about how to get a MailChimp API by clicking on this link.

In the MailChimp section, set the API Key, choose the Audience, and finally set the field mapping. In default, MailChimp has six fields including Email, Address, Birthday, First Name, Last Name, and Phone Number.

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3. Redirect: With this, we can redirect our page to another URL.

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4. Slack: this action allows us to send information from our form to Slack. In order to do this, we must first sign up for Slack, enable the incoming webhook, then set our information in the Slack setting section. For more info on how to do this, you can head over to this link.

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5. HubSpot: One feature that Hubspot provides is allowing users to create a contact form and then to publish these forms on the internet. This allows us to directly submit our form data to the Hubspot form.

First, signup to HubSpot then go to Marketing > Forms and create a new form. After that, design a form and get a Portal ID and Form ID to enter in the HubSpot action settings in the form.

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6. Download: This allows site visitors to download a file from your website.

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7. Webhook: this enables us to integrate our form with Zapier webhooks. Zapier webhooks allows us to complete several tasks such as sending an email, connecting to Facebook, Twitter, and Slack, as well as accessing more than 1,500 apps.

To activate this action, go to Zapier, generate a zap, and copy the Webhook URL and paste it into the Webhook action setting. To find out more about how to do this, visit this link.

Feedback Messages

After a page visitor submits a form, they will be able to see a message on their screen. The Jupiter X Form Builder has four types of messages, including Successful Message, Error Message, Required Message and Subscriber Already Exists Message. In the Feedback Messages section, you can alter the messages tailored to fit your needs.

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Style Tab

This tab contains six settings including General, Label, Field, Checkbox, Radio, Button. Let’s walk through each setting one by one.

General

In the general section, we have two options:

  • Column Spacing: this allows you to change the space between fields that are arranged horizontally.
  • Row Spacing: this enables you to adjust the space between fields that are arranged vertically.

Label

In the label section, we can set the below style for the label:

  • Color
  • Font family
  • Font size
  • Font weight
  • Transform
  • Style
  • Decoration
  • Line-height
  • Letter spacing
  • Space between the label and field.

Field

In the field section, we can set the below style in the normal and focused situation.

  • Background color
  • Border Type
  • Border Radius
  • Box Shadow

Also, we can set Color, Typography, and Padding of the placeholder and value.

Checkbox

In the section, we can set below style in the normal and checked situation.

  • Size
  • Color
  • Typography
  • Spacing between
  • Spacing
  • Background color
  • Border style
  • Box-shadow

Radio

In the section, we can set below style in the normal and checked situation.

  • Size
  • Color
  • Typography
  • Spacing between
  • Spacing
  • Background color
  • Border style
  • Box-shadow

Button

In this section, we can adjust the style for a button with the following settings:

  • Height
  • Color
  • Typography
  • Spacing
  • Alignment
  • Background Type
  • Icon color
  • Border style
  • Box-shadow

Creating a Custom Contact Form

Contact forms are a useful type of form commonly used on websites. Visitors to your page can fill out contact forms to send messages, ideas, questions or any other information to the site owner.

In creating this form, you have the option to include Email, Redirect, Slack and Webhook actions. At the end of this section, we will create a Contact Us form like in the image below:

1. Go to Elementor > Add New.

2. Create a Section that is named Contact Us.

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3. Add a new section with one column and set the following:

  • This image as a background image.
  • In the Content tab, Content Width: 680px
  • In the Advanced tab, Padding top and Padding bottom: 100px

4. Add a Heading.

  • In the Content tab, set Title to Contact Us and Alignment to Center.
  • In the Style tab, set Color to #FFFFFF
  • In the Advanced tab, set Padding Bottom to 16px.

5. Add a Form element from Raven Elements, then set the name to contact.

6. Create a First Name Field.

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7. Create a Last Name field.

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8. Create an Email Field.

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9. Create a Phone Number field.

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10. Create a Message field.

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11. In the Style tab, set:

  • Background Color to rgba(255,255,255,0.91)
  • Placeholder Color to #000000

Also, set the other settings as shown in the images below.

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12. Go to Content tab > Submit Button section.

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13. Go to Style Tab > Button Section. Set Background Color to #6073e0

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14. Go to Content tab > Setting section. Set your preferred actions.

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15. Change the settings like in the images below in the sections of each action.

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In the end, when submitting the form, the data will be sent to my@example.com, the page will be redirected to www.artbees.net, the form data will be sent to our Slack channel and a new email will be sent to the Gmail account that we set up in our zap in Zapier.

Creating a Subscription Form

Subscription forms are popular on websites as it enables the site owner to send news and deals to their subscriber list.

In this section, we’ll go through and explain the MailChimp, Download and Hubspot actions in detail. Also at the end, we’ll create the subscription form shown in the following image.

1. Go to Elementor > Add New. Create a new section and call it “subscribe.”

2. Add a New Section with two columns then set:

  • Background Image to this image.
  • In the Layout tab, set content width to 800.
  • In the Advanced tab, set Padding to 100px.

3. Edit the left column. In the Advanced tab, set:

  • Padding-top to 19 %.
  • Padding-Right to 30%.

4. Add a Heading element in the left column the set following settings.

  • Title: Subscribe to our Feeds
  • Alignment: center
  • Text color : #FFFFFF
  • Size: 26

5. Add a Spacer element in the left column.

6. Add a Social Icons element in the left column with the following settings.

  • Shape : Circle
  • Alignment : Center
  • In style tab: Primary Color to rgba(255,255,255,0.54), Secondary Color to rgba(0,0,0,0.68), Size to 17, Spacing to 18.

7. Edit the Right column:

  1. In the Style tab, set background color to rgba(255,255,255,0.8).
  2. In the Advanced tab, set the following:
  • Padding-top to 10%.
  • Padding-Right to 5%.
  • Padding-left to 5%.
  • Padding-bottom to 4%.

8. Edit the Right column:

Add a Form Element. In the Content tab set Form to Subscribe.

9. Create the First Name and Last Name fields like in the images below:

 

10. Create the Email and Phone fields as seen in the following images:

11. Create a Birthday field like the images below:

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Important Note: In your MailChimp account, the type of birthday field must be Date.

12. Change the Submit button and Settings sections like in the image below:

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13. In the MailChimp section, set our API Key and create five fields in Field Mapping with the following values:

Field Mapping

MailChimp FieldForm Field
Phone NumberPhone
BirthdayBirthday
First NameFirst Name
Last NameLast Name
EmailEmail

14. In the Download section, set your URL for download.

15. In the Hubspot section, set the settings as seen in the following image:

Field Mapping

HubspotForm Field
firstnameFirst Name
lastnameLast Name
emailEmail

16. Edit the Form > Style Tab, set the following:

  • Column Spacing: 15
  • Row Spacing: 25

Finally, after submitting a form the download will begin, the data in the form will be sent to Hubspot, and users will be subscribed to MailChimp.

Securing the Form

There’s no doubt that security is one of the most vital factors when it comes to forms. The Jupiter X Form Builder has been built on top of standard security practices.

Frontend Validation

Frontend validation (HTML5 validation) is used on the client-side to ensure that the data is correct before sending. The data entered into a form needs to be in the right format and certain fields need to be filled in order to effectively send the submitted form. For example, if we enter a number in the email field, an error occurs and the data is not sent.

Backend validation

Backend validation runs on the server after the data from the form is sent to the server. Backend is more important than frontend validation because hackers can disable frontend validation and send malicious data to the server.

reCAPTCHA

reCAPTCHA is a free Google service that protects websites from spam and abuse. With this service, we can ensure that the data is sent by a human, not a robot.

To add this to our form, we must go to reCAPTCHA and get the Site Key and Secret Key, and then insert them into Elementor > Setting > Raven.

Then, create a field with reCAPTCHA type to use it.

Logging the Sent Emails

Being able to log and view the sent emails in WordPress admin is very helpful both for development purposes and in tracking the emails.

There are some plugins that allow us to log the emails.

1. Email Log

Email Log is a WordPress plugin that allows you to easily log and view all emails sent from WordPress.

The features of Email Log include the following:

  • See all sent emails.
  • Filtered or sorted based on the date, email, subject, etc.
  • Delete selected emails or bulk emails.
  • Resend emails.
  • Forward emails.
  • Export email logs.

2. WP Mail Logging

WP Mail Logging logs each email sent by WordPress. This can be useful if you don’t want to lose such mail content. It can also be useful for debugging purposes while developing.

Features

  • A complete list of sent emails.
  • Error status from mail implementation is logged.
  • Zero-configuration – just install and enjoy.
  • Log rotation – decide which emails you want to keep.
  • DevOP: IP of server sent the mail.

Conclusion

In this article, we took a deep dive into how you can create custom forms with the Jupiter X Form Builder. This post provided step-by-step instructions on how to create two types of forms: a contact form and a subscription form. Through looking at both of these examples, we also covered the Email, Redirect, Slack, MailChimp and Download actions that are found in them.

We took this post a step further and explained the significance of security and addressed frontend and backend validations, as well as reCAPTCHA. This post further examined two plugins that will allow you to log the emails that have been sent to your server from your site’s forms.

Feel free to share your ideas and experiences with us in the comments!

How to Create a Custom Footer with the Jupiter X Footer Builder

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Almost all of the themes out there provide you a way to customize the footer for the website they belong to. But have you ever wondered if there is a way to break the mold and build a brand new design to create a custom footer? This was a question frequently asked by Artbees users – now it’s possible with the new Jupiter X theme!

In this article, we’re going to discover how we can customize our footer area with the Jupiter X theme via the default options and then see how we can create a completely new footer design from scratch. The tools we need for this tutorial include:

  • A WordPress website
  • Jupiter X Pro theme
  • Elementor Page Builder
  • Raven Plugin (Exclusively developed by Artbees to extend Elementor free functionality)

Let’s have a quick overview of how we can customize our website footer with the default options first since it’s an easy and fast method for having a beautiful footer. After that, we’ll show you how to create a completely new footer from scratch.

Customizing the Default Footer in Jupiter X

The first method will use the Jupiter X Customizer settings. As mentioned, it’s powerful enough to build a completely customized footer. However, when using this method, you have only one footer for your entire website, and in case you need a different footer for other pages, you’ll need to create a custom footer and assign it to those pages. We’ll get to that later. For now, let’s look at how we can access the footer customizer and apply some changes on the prebuilt footer.

From the WordPress left sidebar click on Jupiter X > Customize.

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Access to Jupiter X Customizer

Then find Footer from the list and click on it.

Create a Custom Footer Dashboard
Customizer Dashboard Menu

These settings will allow you to customize everything in your footer including static/fixed behavior, showing/hiding the sub footer, making it full width, and showing/hiding some other elements on the footer like Copyright text and menu.

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Choose Footer from the customizer left dashboard

The cool part is the Widget Area option. As soon as you enable it, you’ll see how many layouts of widgets you can choose for your footer. You can then populate the footer widget areas from WordPress Appearance > Widgets.

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Enabling Widget Area option unveils a set of footer layouts

As soon as you enable the Widget Area, you’ll be able to see the widget styling options in the second tab. It has a set of options including Widgets Title, Texts, Links, Thumbnail, Container, Divider, and Container Styles which allows you to customize every single corner of your widget. And you can do all of it live.

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Widget Styling options in Jupiter X Footer Customizer

It’s pretty neat, isn’t it? Now, let’s see what we can build as a custom footer.

Creating a Custom Footer in Jupiter X

This is the part where you’ll need the Elementor and Raven plugins. Elementor will give you the ability to build fantastic layouts, and the Raven plugin will let you create custom footers and headers on Elementor (free version) and also will give you 22 new elements to use. You can find more information about Raven plugin here.

The great thing about a custom footer is that you are no longer limited to the WordPress widgets. You can put anything you want, anywhere you want in your footer. Also, Jupiter X Pro offers a set of bundled plugins that extends the number of elements and effects (such as Jet Elements and Jet Tricks) that you can use in Elementor. You can utilize them as well.

To use a custom footer on your website, you must:

  • Create your custom footer in Elementor.
  • Assign it to all pages on your website or to a specific page.

We’ll walk you through this process step-by-step.

Creating a new Custom Footer in Elementor

1. Like every other WordPress modification, the first step will start from the backend Side Dashboard. From the menu on the left in, click on Saved Templates beneath Elementor.

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Click on Saved Templates to see the old templates and add a new one

2. Next to the Saved Templates title, click on the Add New button.

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Add a new template to Elementor

Note: If you are using Elementor Pro, you may see your old footer templates in the Theme Builder instead of Saved Templates.

3. For the template type select Footer, give your footer a name and click on the Create Template button.

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Choosing a template type while adding a new template to Elementor

4. You will now be redirected to the Elementor page editor where you can choose a footer template from the library or create a custom footer from scratch using Elementor. Some of the pre-made footers are part of Elementor Pro and, in order to use them, you must first purchase Elementor Pro. You can also use the pre-made Jupiter X templates, which are free.

To see the Jupiter X templates, simply click on Jupiter X. You can use your preferred template by clicking on the Insert button.

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Jupiter X Footer Templates for Elementor

If you don’t want to use pre-made templates and plan to create your custom footer from scratch, simply click on the “x” icon. That will redirect you to the Elementor page editor.

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Closing the templates modal

5. If you’re using a pre-made template, you can customize it or add new widgets. In order to customize a brand new footer (without using a pre-made template), first determine how many columns you need for your footer template. Then add your desired Elementor’s widgets to it, such as Site Logo. Since this is same as creating any other content on your page, in case you needed more information about how to add and modify content on your template, you can check some Elementor Tutorials and the Jupiter X knowledge base.

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Building up the template from scratch

You can also add WordPress widgets to your footer template by going to the WORDPRESS category in the Elementor widgets panel.

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WordPress widgets in Elementor

6. Publish the template after customizing it.

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Save and Publish the changes

Important Notes!
1. In case you are using Elementor Pro for a footer template with Display Conditions, some of the Jupiter X footer customizations may not work properly. To fix this:

Make sure the Display Conditions are not provided for your footer templates.

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Elementor Display Conditions

Simply save a template without conditions.

2. Make sure the Sticky option under Scrolling Effect is set to None in the Advanced settings of the Section container in your footer template.

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Section Scrolling effect option.

Assigning a Custom Footer to your Website

Now it’s time to assign our beloved footer template to the website.

1. From the menu on the left in WordPress, go to Jupiter X > Customize.

2. From the dashboard on the left in Customizer, click on Footer.

3. For the Footer Type, select Custom and assign your footer from Template.

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Choosing the footer template in the Footer Customizer

4. Click on Close and Publish the changes.

You’re done! Now, refresh your page and see how your new footer looks on your website. One thing to mention is that you can add as many footer templates as you want and assign them to different pages. Have a look at this tutorial to find more!.

Summary

Footers are like the summary of an entire website. Having a good summary that contains relevant links and content at the end of a page will send your viewers to the right place.

In this article, we learned how to get rid of the technical coding stuff when creating a footer and easily build customized or new footers using the Jupiter X theme. Now, you can channel your energy into creating amazing your content instead of worrying about how to build a footer because every tool you need is ready for you!

How to Create a Custom Header with Jupiter X like on the Apple website

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With the Jupiter X theme, you can create a new custom header from scratch using Elementor. It allows you to use all of the Elementor elements to build a highly customized header, which is the first thing visitors will see when they enter your site.

Please note that the Raven plugin must be installed and activated among the bundled plugins before being able to use the Custom Header feature with the free edition of Elementor.

The difference between the old Header Builder in Jupiter 6 and the Custom Elementor Header Builder in Jupiter X

Simply put, the old header builder has limited options and styles, while the custom Elementor header has virtually unlimited customization due to its widgets. This means that you will be able to add any Elementor elements to the header, including buttons, images, headings, icons and much more.

The Header Builder in Jupiter 6 doesn’t have as many elements, meaning the design is simpler:

Custom Header Jupiter 6 Header Builder

If you’re looking for a more specific header design, Elementor will allow you to do just that:

Custom Header Elementor Header Design

What you can do with the Jupiter X Header Builder

With the power of the Elementor editor, you can design a custom header any way you like and be able to complete projects faster than ever before. You can also save a header template and reuse it for another project. With the Header Builder and the Raven plugin, things are going to be much simpler and faster.

Custom Header Template Library

You also have the option of choosing a header from a large selection of designer-made blocks, which are readily available in the Template Library. There, you’ll be able to find templates from Jupiter X and the Elementor Pro version. Customize it any way you like, and give it your own personal touch.

Note that to use the Elementor Pro templates, you’ll have to buy the Elementor Pro version as the Jupiter X theme only provides the free version of Elementor. However, there are several Jupiter X header templates for you to choose from, and the Pro version is not required.

Creating a custom header like on the Apple website

Creating a custom header can be done with ease and in no time at all as code editing is not required.

As an example, we’ll use a header from the Apple website:

Custom Header Apple Website Header

To create a similar header, make sure you have activated the Raven and Elementor plugins.

1. From the menu on the left side in WordPress, click on Templates and go to the Saved Templates menu

Custom Header First Step

2. Click on the Add New button next to the My Templates title.

Custom Header Second Step

3. For the template type, select Header, give your header a name and click on the Create Template button.

Custom Header Choose Template

4. Click on the + icon to add a new section and select the structure as a row without columns.

Custom Header Add New Section

5. Before adding a menu to the section, create it in Appearance > Menus. If you want to have the icon as the homepage instead of just a text as on the Apple site, you will also need to activate the Menu Icons plugin that is bundled in the theme. Then, in Appearance > Menus, create a menu, and select an icon for your homepage item:

Custom Header Create Menu

Select any icon you want. If you want to hide the Home text in the menu and only show an icon, you need to check the Hide Label option and set other settings. Then, click the Select button:

Custom Header Select Icon

6. Add other menu items from your pages or custom links to complete the menu.

7. When it’s saved, go back to your header template in Elementor editor and look for the Navigation Menu element from Raven (the blue one).

Custom Header Navigation Menu

8. Select your menu and enable the Menu Icons option in the Settings tab.

Custom Header Menu Icons

You’ll still see the Home label in the editor, but the icon will be shown on the frontend.

Custom Header Home Icon

9. You can then add a background color for the header. You’ll need to edit the Section settings, and set the background in the Style tab:

Custom Header Set Background Color

Also, style your Navigation Menu via the Style tab in the Navigation Menu settings.

Once you have made the needed changes to the header design, click Publish, and assign the custom header in Appearance > Customize > Header.

custom header result

That’s it! You’ll now be able to see your handcrafted header live on your site. You can easily create as many headers as you like, and spread them across the relevant pages with a single click.

Wrap Up

From now on, you don’t need to change your header.php file or hire a developer to customize the CSS header elements of your site. Jupiter X features make designing a header quick and straightforward. With the bundled plugins like Raven, Menu Icons and the main one Elementor, you’ll be able to create any custom design for your header.

How to Quickly Create a Landing Page Using Custom Blocks in Jupiter X

Elementor is an extremely powerful page builder. Among all its features, the ability to manage and create a landing page with custom blocks is quite handy. It allows you to build different parts of a website, then combine them into a page.

What is a custom block?

A custom block is similar to a piece of a puzzle or a brick of the wall. A landing page or complete website has several sections like a header, footer, hero, slider, testimonial, form, and so on. With the custom block feature, you can create each section separately and use each in any site or web page.

What are the benefits of a custom block?

  • Ability to use readymade block templates.
  • Creating a custom block once, then using it on several web pages or websites.
  • Ability to export/import the custom blocks.
  • Increasing the speed of creating a web page.

How to Create Custom Blocks

By using Elementor with the Jupiter X theme, you’ll be able to create different types of custom blocks: Page, Section, Header, Footer. With these types, you can create various custom blocks for any web page.

To create a custom block, follow the steps below:

1. From the left sidebar of the admin page, click on Elementor > Templates > Add New

Create a Landing Page Using Custom Blocks 1

2. Select the type of custom block, then enter a template name and click on the Create Template button.

3. In Elementor editor, add a new Section then add a widget.

4. There are two methods to save the custom block.
1). Right-click on the section button, then click on Save as Template.

2). Right-click on the Save Options button then click on Save as Template.

How to Export/Import Custom Blocks

Another valuable feature in Elementor, particularly when it comes to creating a landing page using custom blocks, is exporting/importing. With this feature, you can easily create custom blocks and export them. Also, you can import custom blocks that have been created by other people.

Exporting a custom block

There are two methods to export a custom block.

1. Go to Elementor > Templates > Saved Templates then click on the Export Template button.

2. In the Elementor editor, click on the Add Template button then click on the Export button in the Library popup.

Importing a custom block

To import a custom block from your computer, click on Elementor > Template on the left sidebar of the admin page. Then in a new window, click on Import Templates and choose your file to upload it.

How to Create a Landing Page Using Custom Blocks

A landing page (a.k.a static page, lander, lead capture page) is a standalone page that shows all the important content of any website on a single web page.

Creating a Header Block

The Header block is one of the moment sections on each website. In this case, it contains brand and social icons.

  1. Create a Template and set the type to Header.
  2. Add a new Section with two columns.
  3. Add a Heading element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, set Title to Law <span style”color: rgb(248, 88, 88)”>.</span>
    • On the Style tab, set color to #000000
  4. Add a Social Icon element the set following settings.
    • On the Content tab, create 4 icons as: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, WordPress
    • Also set Shape to circle and Alignment to Right.

Creating a Hero Block

The Hero block is one of the most important elements when you create a landing page using custom blocks as it represents the leading message and the product promoted by your website. In this case, it contains two headings and a call-to-action button.

  1. Create a Template and set the type of it to Section.
  2. Add a new Section then set the following settings.
    • On the Layout tab, set Height to Fit to Screen and Column Position to Middle
    • On the Style tab, set Background Color to #565656
  3. Add a Heading element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, set Title to Expert Legal Solution, Alignment to Center
    • On the Style tab, set Color to #ffffff
  4. Right-click on the first Heading element, click on Duplicate, and then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, set Title to Defend Your Constitutional Right with Legal Help
  5. Duplicate the previous heading then set Title to Business Law
  6. Add Button then set following settings.
    • On the Content tab, set Text to Make An Appointment, Alignment to Center
    • On the Style tab, set Background color to #f85858, Border Radius to 28px
    • On the Style tab > Typography set Size to 18px, Weight to 300, Letter Spacing to 2.1
    • On the Advanced tab, set margin-top to 5%

Creating a Stats Block

Stats block is a section that allows you to input information and the statistics of your operations, followers, subscribers, delivered projects, among other data points. Typically, a web designer uses a counter, progress bar, and chart.

  1. Create a Template and set the type of it to Section.
  2. Add a new Section with one column then set the following settings.
    • On the Layout tab, set the Height setting to Min Height equal to 400.
    • On the Style tab, set the Background color to #efefef
  3. Add an Icon element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, set Icon setting to user-o
    • On the Style tab, set Color to #f74242, Size to 60, and Alignment to Center
    • On the Advanced tab, set margin-top to 15px
  4. Add a Counter element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, set Starting Number to 0, Ending Number to 27539, Animation Duration to 2000, Title to Satisfied Clients
    • On the Style tab > Number section, set the Text color to #000000, in Typography set: Size to 45, weight to 200, Line-Height to 1.6 EM
    • On the Style tab > Title section, set the Text color to rgb(0,0,0,0.36), in Typography set Line-Height to 4 EM
  5. Duplicate the first column three times, then set different icons and titles as explained before.

Creating an About Us Block

In web design, the aim of the About Us section is to introduce your team, experience, expertise, operations, services, and to briefly answer questions like: “who are we?” and “what do we do?”.

  1. Create a Template and set the type of it to Section.
  2. Add a new Section with two columns then set the following settings.
    • On the Layout tab, set Content Width to Full Width
  3. Edit the left Column then set the following settings.
    • On the Style tab, set Background Image to this image. Since you can’t see the background image, you need to add an element like Spacer element to the left column.
  4. Edit the right Column then set the following settings.
    • On the Style tab, set the Background color to #665e5c
    • On the Advanced tab, set Padding top to 27 and Padding bottom to 24
  5. Add an Inner Section element to the right column.
    • On the Layout tab, set Minimum Height to 450px.
  6. Add a Heading element then set the following setting.
    • On the Content tab, set Title to Why Choose Us?
    • On the Style tab > Typography, set the weight to 300
    • On the Advanced tab, set margin-top to 25
  7. Add a Text Editor element then set the following setting.
    • On the Style tab > Typography, set Line-Height to 1.6EM
    • On the Advanced tab, set margin-top to 5
  8. Add a Progress Bar element then set the following setting.
    • On the Content tab, remove Title, set Inner setting to Adoption Law, Percentage to 50
    • On the Advanced tab, set margin-top to 50
  9. Duplicate the previous Progress Bar then set the different settings as explained above.

Creating a Contact Us Block

The Contact Us section allows your visitors to view your business contact info. It’s also quite common to add a contact form to this section for easier communication.

  1. Create a Template and set the type of it to Section.
  2. Add a new Section then set the following settings.
    • On the Layout tab, set Minimum Height to 500
  3. Add a Heading element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, set Title to Contact Us, Alignment to Center
    • On the Style tab, set color to rgb(0,0,0,0.84), in Typography, set size to 47px
    • On the Advanced tab, set margin-top to 95px, margin-bottom 100px.
  4. Add an Inner Section element with two columns.
  5. In the left Column, add an Icon list element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, create 4 items then set proper settings like Text to 198 West 21th Street, Suite 721 New York NY 10016, Icon to location-narrow. Repeat the same steps for other items with different settings.
    • On the Style tab > List, set Space between to 25, Divider to On, Style to solid, weight to 1
    • On the Style tab > Icon, set Color to #dd290d, size to 14
    • On the Style tab > Text, set Color to #9b2f14
  6. In right Column, add a Form element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab > Form Fields, create 3 fields then set the settings like Type to Text, Label to Name, Placeholder to Name, Column-width to 100%. Repeat the same steps for other items with different settings.
    • On the Content tab > Submit Button, set Text to Send, Icon to Send
    • On the Style tab > General, set column-spacing to 7, Row-spacing to 7
    • On the Style tab > Button, set Text color to #ededed, background color to #e8241e

Creating a Testimonials Block

The Testimonials Section showcases user feedback about your products.

  1. Create a Template and set the type of it to Section.
  2. Add a new Section then set the following settings.
    • On the Layout tab, set Height to Fit to screen
    • On the Style tab, set Background Color to #efefef
  3. Add a Heading element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, set Title to Testimonials, Alignment to Center.
    • On the Style tab, set Color to rgb(0,0,0,0.84),
    • On the Style tab > Typography, set Size to 45px, Weight to 300
    • On the Advanced tab, set margin-bottom to 75px
  4. Add a Testimonials element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab > Settings, set Slides to show to 1, Effect to slide, Animation speed to 5000, Show Dot Navigation to yes
    • On the Content tab > Items, add 3 items and set favorite data to Image, Comment, Name, Date.

Creating a Footer Block

The Footer Section normally contains small widgets that provide information about the website. It may also contain other widgets for additional information.

  1. Create a Template and set the type of it to Footer.
  2. Add a new Section with one column then set the following settings.
    • On the Style tab, set Background Color to #ffffff
    • On the Advanced tab, set Padding-top to 40, Padding-bottom to 20
  3. Add an Inner section element with 3 columns.
  4. Add a Heading element for the first column then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, set Title to Attorney’s Law, Alignment to left
    • On the Style tab, set color to #515151, in Typography, set the size to 24px, weight to 300
    • On the Advanced tab, set margin-top to 10px, margin-bottom 33px
  5. Add a Text Editor element in the left column then set your favorite text.
  6. Duplicate the Heading element in the first column and add it to the second column and set Title to Opening Hours and Alignment to center.
  7. Add an Icon List element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, create 3 items then set settings like Text to Mon – Thu: 9:00 – 21 00. Repeat the same steps for other items with different settings.
    • On the style tab, set Space Between to 8, Alignment to center
  8. Duplicate the Heading element in the first column, add it to the third column, and set Title to Contact Information and Alignment to center.
  9. Add an Icon List element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, create 3 items, then set the settings like Text to 198 West 21th Street, Suite 721 New York, Icon to Address-Book. Repeat the same steps for the other items with different settings.
  10. Add a Heading element then set the following settings.
    • On the Content tab, set Title to © 2019 Free HTML5. All Rights Reserved. Designed by FreeHTML5.co Demo Images: Unsplash, Alignment to Left.
    • On the Style tab, set Color to #545454, in Typography, set Size to 16px, Weight to 400

Combining all Blocks

After creating the necessary blocks, let’s combine them to create the final page.

1. Create a new Page from the left sidebar of the admin page.

2. In the new page, set the Template to Elementor Canvas from Page Attributes. Update the page and click on the Edit with Elementor button.

3. In the Elementor editor, click on the Add Template button.

4. In the Library popup, click on the My Templates tab. In this tab, you can see your custom blocks (imported or created). Finally, click on insert.

5. Add the templates in the following order: Header, Hero, Status, About Us, Contact Us, Testimonials, Footer.

Note: After adding each custom block (template), the layout of the page may reset. To assign the correct layout, click on the Settings button and choose the proper layout.

Conclusion

In this article, we showed you how to create a landing page with custom blocks in Jupiter X. We further explained the process of building custom blocks from scratch. But don’t worry – if you need readymade custom blocks, you can check out Jupiter X readymade blocks.

Create a Job board in WordPress using Jupiter X

One of the important things in any person’s life is his or her job. A good career provides structure and gives one’s life direction. Therefore, finding the right job is essential. Nowadays, one way to find a job is by using a job board website.

What is a job board website?

A job board (a.k.a job site, job portal, employment site) is a website or webpage that deals particularly with employment, job seekers, and resumes. It enables employers to offer job positions to potential candidates. Applicants can search job boards to find open positions and career opportunities.

There are different types of job board websites over the internet:

Additionally, there are job search engines. The main difference between a job board website and a job search engine is that job seekers only see job offers on one site but on the job search engine, the applicants can access job offers from several job board websites or employers’ career websites.

In this article, we’re going to create a job board in WordPress using the Jupiter X theme and WP Job Manager plugin. In case you want to use a different plugin, the following list can help you.

WP Job Manager WordPress Plugin

Create a job board in wordpress plugin

WP Job Manager is a simple, lightweight and shortcode-based plugin that will help you create a job board in WordPress. It allows you to create jobs, job categories, frontend job submission forms and job dashboards for users.

Features

  • Add, manage and categorize job listings using the familiar WordPress UI.
  • Searchable and filterable ajax-powered job listings are added to your pages via shortcodes.
  • Frontend forms for guests and registered users to submit and manage job listings.
  • Allow employers or recruiters to preview their listing before it goes live. The preview matches the appearance of a live job listing.
  • Each listing can be tied to an email or website address so that job seekers can apply seamlessly.
  • Searches also display RSS links to allow job seekers to be alerted to new jobs matching their search.
  • Allow logged in employers to view, edit, mark as filled, or delete their active job listings.
  • Create three default pages as Jobs, Job Dashboard, Post a Job.

Useful Shortcodes

The plugin comes with several shortcodes to show jobs and forms in various formats. You can learn more about the following shortcodes in this shortcode reference article.

  • [jobs]: Shows a list of your jobs as well as filters for searching.
  • [job]: Shows a single job by ID.
  • [job_summary]: Shows a single job’s summary by ID.
  • [submit_job_form]: Shows the frontend job submission form.
  • [job_dashboard]: Shows the job dashboard used by logged in users.

Create a Job Board in WordPress with WP Job Manager Plugin

Now that we have learned about the WP Job Manager plugin, let’s create a website using this plugin and your Jupiter X theme.

Create a Job Board in WordPress screenshot 1

Creating Job Categories

Categories provide a clear structure to websites. It helps visitors to easily find all jobs within a specific industry or field of expertise.

For creating categories, go to Job Listing > Add Categories, then create the following categories:

Web Development, Web Design, Marketing, Accounting, Customer Support, Illustrations, Writing, Photography, Video Production.

Create a Job Board in WordPress Screenshot 2

Creating Jobs

For the purpose of this article, let’s create some jobs so you can configure the plugin properly.

1. Go to Job Listing > Add New, then create some jobs and set proper values as shown below.

Create a Job Board in WordPress Screenshot 3

2. After creating the jobs, it’s time to configure the settings in Job Listing > Settings

3. In the Job Listing tab, set the following settings.

Create a job board in WordPress Screenshot 4

4. In the Pages tab, set the following settings:

  • Submit job Form Page: Post a Job (automatically created via the plugin)
  • Job Dashboard Page: Job Dashboard (automatically created via the plugin)
  • Job Listing Page: Home (Will be explained in the next section)
Create a job board in WordPress Screenshot 5

Creating a Home Page

1. Create a new page from Pages > Add New. Set the following settings, then edit the page with Elementor.

  • Title: Home
  • Template: Full Width
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2. Add a new section. Set Padding as shown below:

Create a job board in WordPress Screenshot 7

3. Set the Background settings as shown below. You can download the image from Unsplash for free.

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4. Set Background Overlay settings as shown below:

  • Color: #000019
  • Opacity: 0.89
Create a job board in WordPress Screenshot 9

5. Add a Heading element then set the following settings:

  • Title: Hire a talent to do the impossible
  • Size: XL
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6. Add a Text Editor element. Set line-Height to 0.8 and text to:

  • Compellingly utilize value-added sources vis-a-vis client.
  • Centric process improvements. Distinctively negotiate impactful leadership skills.

7. Add a Text Editor element. Set text to:

  • Trending searches: Creative Designer, Remote Developer, Writer

8. Add a Shortcode element then set it to [jobs].

Create a job board in WordPress Screenshot 11

9. In the end, go to Appearance > Customize > Homepage Settings

  • Set your homepage displays to A static page
  • Set homepage to Home
Create a job board in WordPress Screenshot 12

Creating Category Pages

For each category, let’s create a specific page so users can find all jobs under that category in one page.

1. Create a new page. Set the Title to Accounting then add Shortcode block with [jobs categories=”accounting”] content.

Create a job board in WordPress Screenshot 13

2. Create the following pages similar to the previous step with the following settings.

  • Set Title to Customer Support and add Shortcode block with [jobs categories=”customer-support”] content.
  • Set Title to Web Development and add Shortcode block with [jobs categories=”web-development”] content.
  • Set Title to Web Development and add Shortcode block with [jobs categories=”web-development”] content.
  • Set Title to Web Design and add Shortcode block with [jobs categories=”web-design”] content.
  • Set Title to Marketing and add Shortcode block with [jobs categories=”marketing”] content.
  • Set Title to Illustrations and add Shortcode block with [jobs categories=”illustrations”] content.
  • Set Title to Writing and add Shortcode block with [jobs categories=”writing”] content.
  • Set Title to Photography and add Shortcode block with [jobs categories=”photography”] content.
  • Set Title to Video Production and add Shortcode block with [jobs categories=”video-production”] content.

Creating Menus

When you create a job board in WordPress, you also need to create two menus as explained below.

1. Go to Appearance > Menus

2. Create a new menu, then follow the below steps:

  • Set Name to Primary.
  • Add How It Works (page, link, …) and Job Dashboard pages to your menu.
  • Save the menu.
Create a job board in WordPress Screenshot 14

3. Create another new menu, then follow the below steps:

  • Set the Name to Secondary.
  • Add all the category pages you created before.
Create a job board in WordPress Screenshot 15

Creating a Header

In job board websites, it’s very helpful to create a header with the necessary links like categories, submit a form, etc.

1. In the admin page, go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity. Add your logo in Site Logo.

2. Go to Header. In the Settings tab, select the custom type and click on the New button.

3. In the popup, add a New Section.

4. Add Site logo Element to section.

  • On the Content tab, set Choose logo to Primary.
  • On the Style tab, set Max Width to 75%.

5. Add Flex Spacer element after Site Logo in the Section.
6. Add Navigation Menu element to the section. Set the menu option to Primary.

7. Add a Button element. In the Content tab:

  • Set Text to Post a Job
  • Set Link to Post a Job page

In the Style tab:

  • Set background color to #503bff.
  • Set Border Radius to 2.
  • Set Padding Top/bottom to 9 and Padding Right/Left to 15.

8. Add a new Section. In the Style tab, set Background Color to #f8f9fa.

9. Add a Navigation Menu element in the section.

  • In the Content tab, set Menu option to Secondary.
  • In the Style tab, set the following settings.

Creating Footer

1. In the admin page, go to Appearance > Customize > Footer.

2. In the Settings tab, choose Custom type and click on the New button.

3. Click on the Add Template button.

4. Choose the following block from the list of ready-made templates, then click on the Insert button.

5. Edit the Section, set Background Color to #000116.
6. Change the Heading to Hire a talent like a pro!
7. Delete the Get Started and Features columns.
8. Replace Company column items with About, Investors, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Contact us.
9. Add a new column then add the Recent Jobs widget. On the content tab, set Number of listings to show up to 3 posts.

Improve Default Styling

The WP Job Manager plugin has some basic styling to help you effectively create a job board in WordPress. You can improve the styling by adding the following CSS in Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS.

/* Job board filter */
.job_filters {
 margin: 2rem 0 2rem;
 border: 1px solid #e5e7e8;
 background-color: transparent;
border-radius: 4px;
overflow: hidden;
}

.job_filters input[type=text],
.job-manager-form input[type=text] {
 display: block;
 width: 100%;
 padding: .375rem .75rem;
 font-size: 1rem;
 line-height: 1.5;
 color: #495057;
 background-color: #fff;
 background-clip: padding-box;
 border: 1px solid #ced4da;
 border-radius: 4px;
}

.job_filters .select2-container--default .select2-selection--single {
 height: 38px;
border: 1px solid #ced4da;
}

.job_filters .select2-container--default .select2-selection--single .select2-selection__rendered {
 line-height: 36px;
}

.job_filters .select2-container--default .select2-selection--single .select2-selection__arrow {
 height: 36px;
right: 5px;
}

.job_filters .search_location {
 margin-bottom: .5rem;
}

.job_filters .job_types li {
padding: .7rem 1rem;
}

.job_filters .job_types li label {
margin-bottom: 0;
}

/* Job single */
.single-job_listing .jupiterx-post-author-box,
.single-job_listing .jupiterx-post-image{
display: none;
}

/* Job recent widget */
.jupiterx-widget ul.job_listings {
border-width: 0;
}

.jupiterx-widget ul.job_listings li.job_listing {
border-width: 0;
margin-bottom: 10px;
}

.jupiterx-widget ul.job_listings li.job_listing:hover a {
background-color: transparent;
}

.jupiterx-widget ul.job_listings li.job_listing a {
color: #fff;
padding: 0;
font-size: 1rem;
}

.jupiterx-widget ul.job_listings li.job_listing a div.position {
padding: 0;
float: none;
}

.jupiterx-widget ul.job_listings li.job_listing a ul.meta {
padding: 0;
float: none;
text-align: left;
display: flex;
width: 100%;
}

.jupiterx-widget ul.job_listings li.job_listing a ul.meta li {
margin-right: 10px;
}

Conclusion

In this article, we showed you how to create a job board in WordPress with the WP Job Manager plugin and your Jupiter X theme.

There are some other plugins in the WordPress Community that you can try. Feel free to share your favorite one with us in the comments section below!

Jupiter X v1.3 Is Out! Supercharge Your Forms With These New Features!

A couple of days ago Jupiter X v1.3 was released. Of course, just like any other theme updates, it comes with a long list of improvements and additions to make the theme even more powerful and capable. But looking at the features, you will notice that this update has particularly improved on one feature! Yes, that’s the form element.

Form builders are among those parts of WordPress themes that are basically the same without much difference in various themes and you don’t expect to see anything about them in theme updates. Well, Jupiter X surprises us again with this update!

Jupiter X form builder is already a powerful tool to visually create and order your online forms.  It also allows you to customize its appearance to the deepest level. So, let’s see what can possibly be an improvement coming with the latest update, Jupiter X v1.3!

New form elements added

As the title also suggests, you will have more elements to use in your forms including checkbox, radio button, date selector and time selector. Date and time selector will open standard date and time selectors for your users to set a time or date.

For checkbox and radio buttons, add the choices one per line and see them listed down.

Say hi to download action

This action helps you upload a file to get downloaded when the submit button is clicked by the user; say, the PDF book you give away in return for new subscribers or a freebie design file in exchange for some valuable leads! There are 2 ways to link a “file” to “download” action:

  1. Via source file link
  2. By uploading the package directly to your hosting service

Hubspot integration

If you‘re using HubSpot to collect leads and you don’t want to use one of the forms from its built-in library, you can simply connect your Jupiter X form to Hubspot. You can enter your HubSpot account details such as Portal ID and Form ID, and the data your form collects will be sent in defined HubSpot table fields. You should do the field mapping here to choose what field will be connected to which HubSpot fields.

Deeper MailChimp integration

Jupiter has offered MailChimp integration from its very early versions, but with the latest Jupiter X v1.3 form builder updates, you will have tighter integration with MailChimp in your forms. Just by entering your MailChimp API key, you can connect your form to any specific audience list you have in Mailchimp and the emails you collect in your form will be added to that audience segment.

If your audience is segmented into groups, you can choose a group so the collected emails will be directly added to that group. Furthermore, you can activate the double opt-in feature for your entries directly from Jupiter X instead of doing it from MailChimp.

Just like the Hubspot integration, you can perform field mapping to indicate the exact MailChimp fields you want each of your form fields to be connected to.

Recap

How do you like the new additions to Jupiter X v1.3 form builder? Go ahead and build your next online form with it and let us know if there is anything you expect from a form builder that Jupiter X v1.3 form builder hasn’t yet provided. And stay tuned for more and more new features and additions coming your way very soon!

Now you are able to Create & Edit Custom Header and Footer right from inside Customizer!

Web designers who are into advanced customization know that one of the important parts of a WordPress theme is its ability to create and edit custom header and footer.

The powerful Jupiter X header and footer customizer already allow you to create and edit custom header and footer, but it involved a little back and forth navigation from the backend and frontend. We recently made the whole process a lot easier for you.

Before the new feature was added, you had to create a template first, open the customizer, chose the template for your header or footer, and then go back to Customizer to select and set that header or footer template as your global header or footer. Whew!

With the new feature, the entire process will be within the customizer itself, without the need to go to your WordPress dashboard!

How to Create and Edit Custom Header and Footer from your Jupiter X Customizer

1- Open Customizer WordPress Admin > Appearance > Customizer

2- In Customizer, go to the Header section

There are now two new buttons next to the selected template: ‘Edit’ and ‘New’.

If you want to create a new header from the ground up, you can click on ‘New’ button and you will be quickly taken to the header/footer builder area where you can simply build a header or footer using Elementor, just like a regular page.

On the other hand, the ‘Edit’ button will let you use an existing template and edit the template that you currently selected. You can repeat the same process for your footer by going to the footer section of the Customizer.

Use this method only to create and edit global custom headers and footers. In order to create page-specific headers and footers, select a template from the page meta option > Header tab.

I hope this has eased up the header and footer customization for you! Stay tuned for more improvements and new features in our future updates.

Here’s a video with more info on how to create and edit custom header and footer.

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How to Create Custom Search Results Page via Jupiter X

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Customizing the search page is one of the biggest concerns for web designers. When it comes to WordPress, you need to modify your search page template in order to customize your search results. But what if you had the ability to customize your search results in a blink of an eye with a set of premade options?

Jupiter X uses a default search results page which mimics post archives. This is controlled in the theme by the jupiterx/lib/templates/fragments/search.php template file. There’s no option to create a custom template for a search results page, but you have the capability to customize the page with some settings.

By default, when users search for something on your website, it displays the results from all of the post types such as posts, pages, portfolios, and products. But, you may want to filter the search results in your website and show the results from just a specific post type like posts or pages.

It’s especially useful in e-commerce websites when you want to show particular products in the search result page. You can even specify how many posts should be shown per page. Let’s see how easy it is to create a custom search results page via Jupiter X.

Create Custom Search Results Page via Jupiter X

1. From your WordPress left menu, go to Jupiter X > Customize.

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2. Select the Pages option.

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3. Choose Search, then a new window will show up with the Search settings.

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By Disabling/Enabling the post types from the Display section, you can customize the search results. You can change the number of posts per page as well.

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4. Close the Search settings panel and then Publish the changes.

Editing Search Result Text

  • Using Poedit software

When you check the search results page, you may want to edit or translate some titles like “Search Results for:”, “New Search”, etc.

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It can be done with the Poedit software, which is used for translation. You can read more about Poedit in the article “Translating the theme”.

Just create a .po file as described in the linked article above and name it with your language prefix. If you want just to edit the text in English, you need to name the file en_US.po. This way, you’ll be able to edit any Jupiter X text in the English language.

  • Using the child theme

Another way to override default text is to make changes in the child theme. You’ll need to override the functions of the necessary titles.

You can edit the files through your WordPress dashboard in Appearance > Editor.

1. Look for the file search.php in the parent theme jupiterx/lib/templates/fragments directory.

2. Copy the function name, for example, jupiterx_new_search_title_text if you want to change the text “New search” on a search results page.

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3. Go to the child theme folder and open the file functions.php and add this code:

add_filter( 'jupiterx_new_search_title_text_output', function() {

   return 'Some new text of yours';

} );

4. Save the file, and you’re done. The changes will be visible on the frontend.

You can do the same with other functions you find in the file. For example, to change the subtitle text, you can use the same code. Just edit the function name to the one you need, e.g. jupiterx_new_search_subtitle_text for the subtitle, and the code will be:

add_filter( 'jupiterx_new_search_subtitle_text_output', function() {

   return 'If you are not happy with the below results, you may try another keyword.';

} );

Adding a Sidebar on a Search Results page

You can also add or remove the sidebar when you create custom search results page via Jupiter X. To do this, you’ll need to edit Sidebar section in Jupiter X > Customize. You can get comprehensive instructions about how to add a sidebar in this article. It will be applied to all pages, but if you want to add or remove it only for the search result page, do the following:

  1. From the WordPress left dashboard, go to Jupiter > Customize.
  2. From the Customizer left dashboard, go to the Sidebar menu.

In the Sidebar popup, there’s an Exceptions setting which allows you to edit the sidebar for different post types, such as Page, Blog, Search, Shop, Archive, and Portfolio. In our case, we’ll select Search as an exception and configure the sidebar settings to the ones you need.

For how to add widgets to sidebar areas, refer to the article “Adding widgets to a sidebar”.

Customizing Your Search Results Page is Quick and Easy with Jupiter X!

In this article, we learned how we to create custom search results page via Jupiter X. To reiterate, you can customize the search to include/exclude different post types and also change the number of items in the result page. We also explained how to change the text using translation plugins and in the end, we overviewed how we can modify the search page using the powerful Jupiter X API.

In general, with the Jupiter X API, there is nothing you can’t customize. In future posts, we will go through some approaches on how you can easily add or edit some sections using Jupiter X API.

How to customize your portfolio list with Jupiter X

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A portfolio is an essential section in your website for building your professional brand and getting more business to come in. A good-looking portfolio can open a lot of doors to meeting (and impressing) potential clients. Often, you can make a great first impression with your site visitors after viewing your online portfolio, so creating a powerful portfolio page can be extremely crucial to the future of your business.

A decent portfolio must cover a lot of bases. Apart from actually showcasing your work, the text alongside each piece must give the right level of context. Not only that, but it must also be designed well enough to catch people’s attention without shifting focus away from the work itself.

Making a portfolio attractive, organized, and easy to maintain can be challenging, and Jupiter X does just that. Jupiter X helps you create a unique and beautiful portfolio that looks stunning on all devices and screen sizes, in a matter of minutes.

Jupiter X uses the Raven Posts element for creating and displaying Portfolios with Elementor. The Posts element allows you to display posts from Portfolio post type. It also offers many features such as layout, filter by categories, pagination styles, and more. You can also change the featured image size, set excerpt length and change “Read More” button text and other settings.

When you create and customize your portfolio list with Jupiter X, you can:

  • Show/Hide portfolio meta elements such as Featured Image, Title, Category, Excerpt, etc.
  • Show/Hide Portfolios based on Portfolio Name, Category, or Tags.
  • Define the number of columns and rows of portfolios in the list and the space between rows and columns.
  • Enable/Disable pagination option.
  • Enable/Disable portfolio Sorting.
  • Show Portfolios in two layouts — Grid and Masonry.

In this article, we will guide you step by step through learning how you can customize your portfolio list with Jupiter X by a practical example. But before customizing the Portfolio List page, you must create it.

Creating a single Portfolio Post

  • From your WordPress left menu, go to Portfolios and click on Add New.
  • Enter a title and click on Edit with Elementor button or use default WordPress editor to add your content to a post.
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  • Add the needed content to your post.
  • Publish the post and check the result.

Note: If you don’t see Edit with Elementor button in the Portfolio Post editor, you need activate it in Elementor > Settings as described in this article.

After adding portfolio posts, the next step is to add a Portfolio list page by Creating a custom Portfolio page. In order to display the content of the Portfolio post type in your Elementor’s layout:

1. Add a new page or edit an existing one.

2. Click on Edit with Elementor button.

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3. From Elementor’s left dashboard, drag and drop the Posts widget into your layout so that a new panel will open on the left side of Elementor with the element’s specific settings.

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4. From the Content tab and within the Content section, set the Source of the posts to Portfolio

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5. Update the page.

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After creating Portfolio Page, you will be able to customize your portfolio list with Jupiter X Raven Posts widget. To modify the portfolio list you’ve created:

1. From the WordPress left dashboard, go to Pages > Portfolio Page > Edit with Elementor. A new dashboard on the left will open with the element’s settings.

Settings  

Here are the all available options in Raven Posts Widget Content tab:

You can show/hide the element parts in the settings. Here is the list of things you can show or hide on the Posts element:

  • Feature Image
  • Post Title
  • Categories
  • Author
  • Date
  • Comments
  • Excerpt
  • CTA Button
  • Pagination
  • Sortable

When you show/hide these options in settings, they will automatically show/hide in the Style tab.

Styles

Here is the description of all available options for styling elements which can be found in the Styles tab by clicking on Customize for a specific element.

There are also general settings for the options that you enabled in the “Content” tab in the Settings section:

  • Feature Image
  • Post Title
  • Meta
  • Excerpt
  • CTA Button
  • Pagination
  • Sortable

Case Study

Let’s pretend that we want to create a Portfolio List page with 2 columns and 6 posts per page (demo is shown below). Your Sortable option should be enabled as well to sort the portfolios based on Portfolio Categories.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Create a Portfolio List page as described before.

2. Go to WordPress left Menu > Pages > Portfolio Page > Edit with Elementor.

It would look like this:

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3. Edit the Raven Posts Element, and in the Content tab set the Skin to Outer Content, while in the Settings Tab, let’s customize the following Settings:

  • Layout: Grid
  • Image Size: Full
  • Title HTML Tag: H3
  • Hover Effect: None

We also enable the Featured Image, Post Title, Category, Excerpt, Category, and All Title Options.

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4. It’s time to style the elements you’ve enabled for portfolio posts. So, navigate to the Styles tab. You can see all the available items you can customize there.

Let’s start with customizing the Container:

  • Column Spacing: 20px
  • Row Spacing: 20px
  • Font Weight: 700
  • Border: Solid
  • Border Width: 1px
  • Color: #eaeaea

Leave the Padding, Alignment and Background color, Border Radius and Box Shadow as they are.

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Featured Image

  • Image Ratio: 0.63
  • Image Width: 100%
  • Image Position: top
  • Opacity: 1
  • Hover:
  • Overlay Color: rgba(27,188,155,0.63)

Leave other Featured Image Style options as it is.

Post Title

  • Typography:
  • Font Family: Roboto; Size: 14px; Weight: 700;
  • Spacing: 0 0 0 15px
  • Color: #00bc9600bc96

Leave other Post Title Style options as it is.

Meta

  • Typography:
  • Font Family: Roboto; Size: 14px; Weight: 700;
  • Spacing: 15px 0 0 0
  • Links Color: #d6d6d6

Leave other Meta Style options as it is.

Excerpt

  • Excerpt Length: 30
  • Typography:
  • Font Family: Roboto; Size: 14px;
  • Spacing: 0 30px 18px 15px
  • Color: #888888

Leave other Excerpt Style options as it is.

Sortable

  • Container Spacing: 50px 0px 50px 0px
  • Spacing: 10px
  • Padding: 14px 16px 14px 16px
  • Alignment: Left
  • Color:
    • Normal: #323232, Active: #323232, Hover: #1bbc9b
  • Background Color:
  • Normal:None, Active: rgba(0,0,0,0.08), Hover: None
  • Typography:
  • Font Family: Roboto; Size: 14px; Weight: 700;

Leave other Sortable Style options as it is.

5. After you’re done with all the customizations, simply publish or update the page. The page should now look like this:

Summary

In this article, we’ve explained how you can create and customize your  Portfolio List with Jupiter X. Are you ready to wow your site visitors with your own portfolio page?