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Twenty Fourteen is the default theme for WordPress in 2014. It's a magazine theme that lets you display your content in a magazine layout. It takes minimal setup, but there are a few ways that you can customize Twenty Fourteen, all from WordPress' Theme Customizer.
This short guide will show you how to:
You can either have a grid layout or a slider on the homepage. Here's how they look:
To choose your layout, open up the Theme Customizer:
Under *Featured Content* select your preferred layout from the drop down.
When you're done click Save and Publish.
To assign content to appear in the grid or slider, you should assign it the Featured tag. This will display your posts, displaying the featured image.
The next section will show you how to customize the Featured tag.
By default, Twenty Fourteen displays any post in the slider or grid with the tag "Featured" attached to it. If no posts have this tag, a sticky post is displayed instead.
You can edit this tag in the Theme Customizer. To edited the tag, go to Appearance > Customizer. Under the Featured Content section, change the name of the tag.
The Don't display this tag on the front end checkbox lets you determine whether you want the Featured tag to appear in tag clouds on the front end.
Save and publish.
You can also use the Theme Customizer to make the following changes to your website:
If you would like to change additional colors, try the Fourteen Colors plugin.