How To Setup LiteSpot Magazine Blogger Template

LiteSpot Blogger Template
 
LiteSpot is a professional and highly optimized Blogger template. It is also very fast, powerful and fully customizable. LiteSpot is perfect for news sites, newspapers, magazines, blogs and other diverse niches. LiteSport is optimized with the best SEO technologies and is fully compatible with Google Adsense. This template will allow you to create your own amazing and professional website in minutes.

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Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Header Logo (Header) gadget.

Widget Settings:



Header Menu

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Header Menu gadget.

Normal Link and DropDown Options:

Homepage Link Example: Add the text and in the site url field add {homepage}
Normal Link Example: Features
SubLink Level 1 Example: _Level 1 "Before the Title add 1 underscore"
SubLink Level 2 Example: __Level 2 "Before the Title add 2 underscore"

Main Menu Settings:

Menu Settings

ALERT: Level 2 Links must be between or below level 1 links.

Home Link Settings:

Homepage Link

Mega Menu Options:

Shortcode: {getContent} $label={Your Label}
Shortcode Label: label or recent

What are Label?
Post Labels

Shortcode Example: {getContent} $label={Laptops}

Mega Menu Settings:

Mega Menu Shortcode

SAVING: After adding all the desired links and organizing them in the correct position, click on the Save Button.

Header ADS

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript, Image or AdSense > in the section Header ADS.

HTML/JavaScript Example:

Header Ads

NOTE: To hide this session on the post page go to (Theme > Customize > Advanced > Post Page Options) and disable the Header ADS option.

Ticker News

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript or Popular Posts > in the Ticker News section.

Shortcode: {getContent} $results={Number of Results} $label={Your Label}
Shortcode Results:  You must add the desired number of results.
Shortcode Label:  label or recent
Shortcode Example: {getContent} $results={5} $label={Laptops}

By HTML/Javascript:


By Popular Posts:



Featured News

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript or Popular Posts > in the Featured News section.

Shortcode: {getContent} $label={Your Label}
Shortcode Label:  label or recent
Shortcode Example: {getContent} $label={Laptops}

By HTML/Javascript:

Featured Post

By Popular Posts:



Content Section 1 / Content Section 2

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript > in the sections Content Section 1 or Content Section 2.

Shortcode: {getContent} $results={Number of Results} $label={Your Label} $type={Custom Type}
Shortcode Results:  You must add the desired number of results.
Shortcode Label:  label or recent
Shortcode Types:  block, grid, list, video
Shortcode Example: {getContent} $results={5} $label={Laptops} $type={block}

By HTML/Javascript:


NOTE: You can add as many gadgets as you like. But they are optional and, if you wish, you can remove them at any time.

Ads Between Content Section Gadgets

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript or AdSense > in the sections Content Section 1 or Content Section 2.

Title Shortcode:  {ads}
To display ads on HTML/Javascript gadgets, the use of the shortcode is required.

HTML/JavaScript Example:



Main Posts

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Main Posts/Blog Posts gadget.

Widget Settings:

Blog Posts

Comments Settings:

The comment settings are intuitive like never seen before. The new shortcodes should be added in > Layout > Blog Posts > Comments Field.

Blogger Shortcode: $type={blogger}
Disqus Shortcode: $type={disqus} $shortname={templateify-comments}
Custom Disqus Shortcode: $type={disqus} $shortname={Your Shortname}
Facebook Shortcode: $type={facebook}

For facebook comments to work correctly, you need to configure the facebook SDK.


Table of Contents

This function is available for posts and pages and can be added easily via shortcode.

Shortcode: {tocify} $title={Table of Contents}

NOTE: After adding a Shortcode apply the Bold style.

Example:

Table of Content


In-Article ADS on "Post Page"

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript, Image or AdSense > in the sections Post ADS 1 ( before content ) and Post ADS 2 ( after content ).

HTML/JavaScript Example:

Post Ads 1 and 2

Move Post ADS 1 and Post ADS 2 to inside the post content:

Sortcode ADS 1: $ads={1}
Sortcode ADS 2: $ads={2}

NOTE: After adding a Shortcode apply the Bold style. Example: $ads={2}

Example:

In-Article Ads

IMPORTANT: The ad will only appear if you have inserted in the section, if you want to hide just remove check to not display or remove the gadget. 

Author Box

The widget receives the blogger profile informations automatically, As long as your profile is marked as public. The icons are displayed if there are links in the introduction.

Supported Icons: blogger, apple, amazon, microsoft, facebook, facebook-f, twitter, rss, youtube, skype, stumbleupon, tumblr, vk, stack-overflow, github, linkedin, dribbble, soundcloud, behance, digg, instagram, pinterest, pinterest-p, twitch, steam, delicious, codepen, flipboard, reddit, whatsapp, telegram, messenger, snapchat, email, discord, quora, share, external-link

Blogger Settings: Go to https://www.blogger.com/edit-profile.g

Find for Additional Information > Introduction > and add your description with HTML links.

HTML Link: <a href="Your Link Here">Icon Name</a>
HTML Link Example: <a href="https://facebook.com/templateify">facebook</a>

Author Settings

IMPORTANT: The "Introduction" is required for the author box to be displayed! But the links are not required. 

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Related Posts gadget.

Shortcode: $results={Number of Results}
Shortcode Example: $results={3}

Widget Settings:

Related Posts


Post ADS 3

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript, Image or AdSense > in the section Post ADS 3.

HTML/JavaScript Example:

Post Ads 3


Social Buttons on Sidebar

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > Link List > in the Sidebar section.

Supported Icons: blogger, apple, amazon, microsoft, facebook, facebook-f, twitter, rss, youtube, skype, stumbleupon, tumblr, vk, stack-overflow, github, linkedin, dribbble, soundcloud, behance, digg, instagram, pinterest, pinterest-p, twitch, steam, delicious, codepen, flipboard, reddit, whatsapp, telegram, messenger, snapchat, email, discord, quora, share, external-link

Widget Settings:

Social Button on Sidebar


Post Widgets on Sidebar

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript > in the Sidebar section.

Shortcode: {getContent} $results={Number of Results} $label={Your Label} $type={Custom Type}
Shortcode Results:  You must add the desired number of results.
Shortcode Label:  label or recent
Shortcode Types:  default, mini, comments
Shortcode Example: {getContent} $results={4} $label={Laptops} $type={mini}

NOTE: The $label={} attribute is not required for the comments type.

Widget Settings:

Posts Widgets on Sidebar


Follow By Email

The advanced settings of the Follow By Email form are now more intuitive and can be changed directly in the gadget.

Shortcode: $title={Gadget Title} $text={Custom Text}
Shortcode Example: $title={Follow by Email} $text={Subscribe to our mailing list to get the new updates!}
Shortcode is optional: To display the gadget in the default settings, remove the shortcode from the title field.

Widget Settings:

Follow by Email


Footer ADS

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Add a Gadget > HTML/JavaScript, Image or AdSense > in the section Footer ADS.

HTML/JavaScript Example:

Footer Ads

NOTE: To hide this session on the post page go to (Theme > Customize > Advanced > Post Page Options) and disable the Footer ADS option.

About Section

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the About Section gadgets.

1.1 - About Us



1.2 - Follow Us

Supported Icons: blogger, apple, amazon, microsoft, facebook, facebook-f, twitter, rss, youtube, skype, stumbleupon, tumblr, vk, stack-overflow, github, linkedin, dribbble, soundcloud, behance, digg, instagram, pinterest, pinterest-p, twitch, steam, delicious, codepen, flipboard, reddit, whatsapp, telegram, messenger, snapchat, email, discord, quora, share, external-link

Widget Settings:

About Us Social Icons


Footer Copyright (Premium)

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Footer Copyright gadget.

Widget Settings:

Custom Credits


Footer Menu

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Footer Menu gadget.

Widget Settings:

Footer Menu


Cookie Consent

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Cookie Consent gadget.

Shortcode: $ok={Button Text} $days={Expires Days}
Shortcode Example: $ok={Accept !} $days={7}

Widget Settings:

Cookie Consent


Site Feed

Access your blog Settings > and go to Site Feed.

Site Feed Settings:

Site Feed

IMPORTANT: For Mega Menu, Ticker News, Featured News, Content Sections, Related Posts, Recent Comments Gadget and Others work normally, you must configure the site feed to "Full".

Theme Options


1.1 - Facebook SDK

The Facebook Comments only work if you have the Facebook SDK installed on your theme. See below for the steps to acquire and install the Facebook SDK.

Get SDK:

Step 01: Go to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/page-plugin/ and click on Get Code button and copy the SDK Script.

Copying SDK:

Facebook SDK

SDK en_US:

https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v9.0

Installing SDK:

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Theme Options > Facebook SDK gadget.

Widget Settings:

Facebook SDK Settings

1.2 - No Thumbnail Image

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Theme Options > No Thumbnail Image gadget.

Widget Settings:

No Thumbnail Image

1.3 - JSON Variables

Access your blog Layout > and click on the Edit Icon > in the Theme Options > JSON Variables gadget.

{
  viewAllText: "View all",
  dateFormat: "{m} {d}, {y}",
  months: {
    jan: "January",
    feb: "February",
    mar: "March",
    apr: "April",
    may: "May",
    jun: "June",
    jul: "July",
    aug: "August",
    sep: "September",
    oct: "October",
    nov: "November",
    dec: "December"
  }
}

viewAllText: default is View all
dateFormat: default is {m} {d}, {y}
months: default is January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Widget Settings:

JSON Options

IMPORTANT: This functionality is only valid for {getContent} Gadgets and Related Posts. Other formats are changed in the blog settings.

How to Customize This Theme?

Access your blog Theme > and click on the Customize button > and find Background and Advanced options.

Available customizations: Theme Options, Widths, Fonts, Backgrounds, Colors and more.

Background Example:



Advanced > Theme Options:

Native Dark Mode: 0 is false and 1 is true.


Left Sidebar: 0 is false and 1 is true.



Advanced > Theme Widths:

Boxed Mode: 0 is false and 1 is true.



Advanced > Theme Colors and Fonts:


INFO: When changing the font of the site and it has a blurred appearance, you can solve it by clicking to reset the fonts in the option Advanced > Theme Fonts (Reset).

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