General Settings

The general settings area in Sydney is a powerful place where you can apply global settings to various parts of your new site. The following article aims to explain the options available in the General Settings tab in the Flothemes Settings Area. All options are available in Flothemes > General Settings.


Site Borders

With Sydney, we’ve added various border elements throughout the site. You can change the border styles. You can select various options for the borders on your site:




The backgrounds section allows you the opportunity to add background colors to several elements on your site, including the site background. For the site background you can use an image, and have several options with its positioning. If you wish to use an image, simply click the upload option and add the background:


If the image is large, you may want to use the cover option, and have no repeat for the background. If its a small texture, you can repeat the background, and again use the cover option. Using cover will allow the image to cover the full area of the site. If using the contain option, it will be set to the fixed width of the screen, again this is more useful for large images.

The other options have the gold ? icon, that will show exactly where they are using, including the footer background color.


The colors section allows your to edit the relevant colors on your site, including borders, menu, link, general font and title colors. You can see more details on each color by clicking the gold ? icon to the right (below is only a small snippet of the options):


Social Media

To add new, Click on Add Social Networks:

When setting up each social profile icon it is necessary to add the following information:

  • Social network name. The name is used to provide the default icons for the supported services. We provide icons for the following social networks: facebook, twitter, gplus, yahoo, dribbble, linkedin, vimeo, youtube, tumblr, delicious, flickr, instagram, pinterest. And it is important to know that if you want to use the built in font icons, you should use the exact same name as we provide in the list above.
  • Social Network URL (i.e.
  • Icon Image(optional) – in case you don’t like the default icons
  • Icon Image Hover(optional) – in case you don’t like the default icons


After all the social profile icons are added, you can sort them by using drag and drop.

Sharing Options

Below the social networks you will see that we have added options allowing you to select social sharing options.

NOTE! Social sharing options are not links to your account, they are the most common sharing platforms for users, facebook, twitter, etc. It will generate a link to the specific post for this platform.


Turn on and off the options as required.

Spacing and Width

The spacings and Width section allows you to set the width of your site, and spacing between post images, and the margin bottom for page/posts/ and gallery titles/meta.



In the following section you can add any tracking codes for your site, including Google analytics.

Just copy and paste any of your codes into this section and it will be added to your site.


Exmaple of a Google Analytics code (note that you should use the script tags, and full code), if you have the shortcode replace the bolded text UA-xxxxxxx-x:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push([‘_setAccount’, ‘UA-xxxxxxx-x‘]);

(function() {
var ga = document.createElement(‘script’); ga.type = ‘text/javascript’; ga.async = true;
ga.src = (‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https://ssl’ : ‘http://www’) + ‘’;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);
// ]]></script>


The favicon is the icon in the browser tab like our Flothemes icon:


Users can upload a .ico file to use on your site. Simply click the upload button and add your .ico file and save.


Admin Bar

The admin bar section allows you to turn on an admin bar on your site:


Turning on the admin bar option will allow logged in admins to see the following bar at the top of your site:


Its a great tool for allowing you to quickly edit, pages and posts. Only admin users can see the tool bar.

Import / Export

The import and export area allows 3 things.

  1. Importing Demo content – NOTE! Only do this if you are starting a new site.
  2. Import – import of a Flothemes export file. This will apply all Flothemes settings from another site, or an old version of your site. Great for using as a simple settings backup.
  3. Export – exporting of your Flothemes settings, to be used as a backup. This is not a database back up, just a settings backup. Its also great if creating multiple sites that are using the same theme and settings.