Setup Prelude Lite

Welcome to the setup tutorials for the free WordPress theme named Prelude Lite. Please note that any support you may need while setting up this theme is available to you by going to the theme’s download page at and click on the “View Support Forum” button.

Typography Options

Typography is probably the most complicated and confusing aspects of designing your website, regardless if you are using a theme that has font and typography management options. This is a very big topic when you take in account what fonts involve:

Change your theme colours

As it is a common feature with all of our themes here at Shaped Pixels, you can customize your colours for Emotions with ton of selectors that are found in the Customizer. Although most elements can be customized, there still may be a few that don’t have selectors, so creating some custom CSS might be required.

Change your left sidebar width on pages

With Prelude Lite, you get some layouts that gives you a “left sidebar column” for your blog or page templates. The layout structure for this theme uses the Bootstrap grid framework, so there are preset widths applied to columns. However, I’ve added a new option setting that lets you make a minor adjustment to the size of your left column… here are the approximate sizes for column content at their fullest width:

Choose your blog style

Prelude Lite comes with several blog styles (at least 6 for the pro version) that you can take advantage of, including a few extra customizing options for various elements relating to the blog. More on this in a moment, but to get started, we will look at our blog styles in relation to the screenshots you see below.