Configuring The Free Version Of The GeneratePress Wordpress Theme
This tutorial explains about the many features that the Free version of GeneratePress provides.
There are a few recommended guidelines that you should be aware of before you begin making changes to your site theme, you can read about those guidelines at: Working With WordPress Themes
To get started, login to your WordPress dashboard, install and activate the GeneratePress theme and then click the Customize link in the Appearance area.
In this area you will see several links that you can select, to customize your theme.
First, click the Site Identity link.
By Default, your themes headers will look like the image shown below, where your site Title and Tagline appear in text format.
In the Site Identity section, there are a couple of boxes that you can check off, to hide the title and / or tagline.
This is how your header will look once you check the Hide site title box and publish the change.
As you can see, the title has disappeared completely.
Now we'll uncheck the Hide site title box, and check the Hide site tagline box instead.
This is how your header will look once the change has been published, the title now shows but the tagline has disappeared.
You can also click the Select Logo link if you wish to upload a logo.
Once you click the link, you will be able to upload the logo that exact same way that you add images to your posts.
This is how your header will appear with your logo uploaded, while having the title and tagline hidden.
If your logo is too small or too large, you can use the Logo Width slider to change it's size.
Here's how my logo looks once I have increased the size a bit, it still looks sharp, crisp and professional.
You can also upload a retina logo if you wish, some webmasters do this, some find no need for it.
A Retina logo should be twice as large as your regular logo, so that it can be viewed more clearly on Retina displays.
You can also choose to change your site icon, this is not a necessary but it's something I always like to do if I can locate a site icon to match my niche.
Click the Select site icon link, and upload your icon as you would any other image.
Here's how the default site icon appears for every WordPress website. It's the tiny little located in the tab of your browser.
This is how my changed site icon appears after I changed it and clicked the Publish button to save my changes.
When I work with a site that uses the GeneratePress theme, I always configure the Site Identity with the following:
1. Added the Site Icon
2. Added a logo
3. Hide the Site Title
4. Hide the Site Tagline
5. Click the Publish button to save my changes.