Carrington Build Documentation


FaveBusiness supports Nav Menus in three locations:

  • Main Navigation: Shows up in the top-left header area.
  • Featured Navigation: Shows up in the top-right header area.
  • Footer Navigation: Small navigation that shows up in the footer area.

You can create custom navigation menus and assign them to any of these areas. If no menus are added Main Navigation or Footer Navigation, they will display a list of all published WordPress pages instead. If you want to curate this list yourself, simply create a menu and add it to the area.

Tip: You can easily keep the Main Navigation and Footer navigation in sync by adding the same menu to both areas.

FaveBusiness supports one-level dropdown menus in the Featured Navigation and Main Navigation areas. To create a dropdown item, simply nest a menu item beneath another one.

You can also add sub-navigation to a page by assigning it the page template Page with Subnav. This template will automatically list all children of the current page in a subnavigation menu.

Mix and match main navigation dropdowns and page sub-navigation to create the perfect navigation system.

Adding Analytics Code

You can add analytics Javascript by going to Appearance > Theme Settings. Paste your analytics Javascript into the “Footer code” box.

The Menu and Child Theme gotcha: WordPress will keep any menus you create regardless of the theme that is active. However, WordPress keeps menu assignments based on the theme that is active. This means even though menu areas stay the same between FaveBusiness and its child themes (for example, “Main Navigation” exists in both themes), you will have to re-assign menus if you switch from one FaveBusiness theme to another.

Special Page Templates

FaveBusiness includes a handful of helpful custom page templates for layout creation.

  • Default: Ol’ faithful. The default page template includes the page title in the header and is full-width.
  • Page with Subnav: This page template is similar to the default template, but adds a sub navigation area. The sub-nav shows child-pages of the current page.
  • Blank: removes the header area. This page template is perfect for use with the Hero module.

Footer Legal Text

Copyright notices, etc can be easily added to the theme footer by going to Appearance > Theme Settings and updating the “Legal text in footer area” box. %Y will be replaced by the current year. For example, to show a standard copyright notice, you could enter:

Copyright © Acme Co. 2008-%Y

News Section

Many Businesses need a section of their site dedicated to press releases or company news. FaveBusiness makes this easy with the News custom post type. News posts are separate from your Blog posts and have a customized set of features ideal for short updates.

To activate the News feature, go to Appearance > Theme Settings and set “Enable News Section” to “Yes”.

The News Title setting allows you to enter a title for the news area of your site (e.g. “Acme Co. Press Releases”).

Note: after enabling the News feature, you will have to visit your permalinks page for News items to work. (No change to your permalink structure is necessary. Visiting the page tells WordPress to set up permalinks for News).

Archive URLs for News work as follows

  • Show most recent news items.
  • Show news items for 2008
  • Show news items for October 2008

News items can have a Title, Content and a Featured Image (for listing pages).

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