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Cihuatl – Documentation

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Cihuatl is the Nahuatl word for women and the name for this Blogger template. Cihuatl was designed for blogs, blogs about travel, health, technology, food or any topic in general. It has two main columns, one for the main column and one for the sidebar, but you can change the sidebar location or remove it without writing code. Cihuatl has two versions: The Pro version has more features and is easier to use and to customize but and the free version is total functional and also very flexible.

Content

    • Documentation.
      • Template options.
      • Main drop down menu
      • Slider
      • Blog title or Logo
      • Subscribe by email gadget
      • Gadget descriptions
      • Blockquotes
      • Code
      • List of posts inside a post
      • Social icons in sidebar and footer
      • Latest comments widget
      • Main font family and colors
    • Changelog.

Documentation

Templates options

In this template you have a small gadget of Options related with some elements inside the template. These options are:

  • Sidebar location. You can choose to display the sidebar on the right (default), on the left or hide it. So, in the URL field you could write: right, left or none.
  • Top menu always visible (sticky menu). You can choose to always display the top menu (true) or not (false). In the URL field you could write: true or false.
  • Force uppercase in titles. Transform posts titles, sidebar titles, etc to uppercase. In the URL field you could write: true or false.

Main drop down menu

The main menu support drop down elements. It works based on a Links List gadget. So, to add a regular menu item (without drop down sub items) you just add a normal link, example: To add a menu item with ONE level drop down sub items:

1. Crate a regular link, in this case the URL is not relevant.

2. Create a second link, but this time add a dash at the beginning of the New Site Name field and the correspondent URL. This is going to be the first element of your drop down menu.

3. Add as many element as you need, but remember to add the dash at the beginning of each Site Name.

Full gadget example:

Result:

To add a menu item with TWO levels drop down sub items: 1. Crate a regular link, in this case the URL is not relevant.

2. Create a second link, but add ONE dash at the beginning of the New Site Name field and the correspondent URL. This is going to be the first element of your drop down menu.

3. Create a third link, but this time add TWO dash at the beginning of the New Site Name field and the correspondent URL. Full gadget example: Result:

Slider

The slider uses a HTML gadget to work, it creates a list of posts: The latest posts in the blog (default) or the latest posts under a specific label. To edit the slider, go to Blogger / Layout and look for the Slider gadget, click edit and you’ll see this content:

4-latest-1110px-slider

Here you can replace “4” is the number of posts you want to display. “latest” indicates that the latest blog posts are going to be displayed; to display posts under a particular label replace “latest” with: tag:Name of the tag.

Example: To display the latest 3 posts under the label Women, the line will look like:

3-tag:Women-1110px-slider

You can change, delete or add a logo to your blog going to your Blogger panel, then Layout, look for Page Header Gadget and clicking on edit.

You also can edit your Blog title and description with this option.

Subscribe by email gadget

To activate the Subscribe by email gadget, you just need to go to Blogger / Layout / emailSubscription / Subscribe by email / Edit. After the Gadget settings window is opened, just click Save and the gadget will be displayed in your blog. You can also add a description:

Gadget descriptions

Most gadgets in Blogger don’t allow you to add a text description on them, but sometimes a description is very useful. To add a text description under the title of any gadget, change the title of the gadget following this format:

Title-desc:Description

Where:

  • Title – Is the title you want for this widget.
  • Description – Is the text description to display under the title.

Example: The Follow by Email widgets don’t have a field to add a description, to add one, we can write the following in the title field:

SUBSCRIBE-desc:Subscribe for Free to get all newest tutorials and lessons.

The gadget would look like:

And the result would looks like:

Blockquotes

In order to display the Blockquotes with the right format inside a post, you need to use the posts editor in HTML mode:

HTML view on the Blogger editor.

And use the follow HTML structure:

<blockquote><p>Content of my quote</p></blockquote>

Code

In order to display code with the right format inside a post, you need to use the posts editor in HTML mode (see Blockquotes). And use the following HTML structure:

<code><span>This is my code &amp; looks great</span></code>

List of posts inside a post

Sometimes is very useful to list the posts under a specific label, for example to display all the content related to an event or person. In this template you can create this list with just one line.

For example, to display the latest 50 posts inside the label “Women”, you just need to add inside you post this line: [posts--tag:Women--50]

Lists of posts in a gadget (sidebar or footer)

Similar to the slider, you can create lists with the latest blog posts or by label in the sidebar and/or footer. To create a new list of posts:

1. Go to Blogger/Layout and create a new HTML gadget. You can use whatever title you want.

2. In the gadget’s content: To display the latest blog posts use:

3-latest-65px

To display the latest posts in a specific label use:

3-tag:Label name-65px

Where “Label name” is the exact name of the label you want to use.

In both cases you can replace the number “3” with the number of posts you want to display.

Social icons in sidebar and footer

In this template you can add social icons to the sidebar or footer in a very easy way, you just need to edit or create a Links List gadget and add all your social media links there, then your links are going to be transformed in icons automatically.

Example:

Latest comments widget

To add a Latest comments widget you just need to add a new HTML gadget with the content following this format:

NumberOfComments-comments

Where:

NumberOfComments is the number of comments you want to display.

Example, to add a list with the latest 3 comments the content in the HTML gadget would be:

3-comments

Main font family and colors

To edit the current main font family and the color of some of the elements in the template, in your Blogger dashboard go to Layout, the look for the link to the Theme Designer. Once there, go to Adjust widths, here you can change the font and some colors.

Changelog

  • Version 1.0 – 16-07-2020 – Initial release.