Theme Instructions


Auditorium is a video and gallery theme for WordPress. Showcase your videos or photo galleries in this clean, responsive and easily customizable design.


  1. Download the zip file from your members dashboard. This will always be the most current version of the theme.
  2. Log in to your WordPress dashboard. This can be found at
  3. Go to Appearance > Themes and click on the _Install Themes_ tab
  4. Click on the _Upload_ link
  5. Upload the zip file that you downloaded from your members dashboard and click _Install Now_
  6. Click _Activate_ to use the theme you just installed.

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Demo content

Optional: You can download a demo content file here that you can import in Tools > Import. In many cases just importing the demo content will not work since you will also have to make some manual configurations. Please go through this documentation to fully understand how the theme works in order to customize it to fit your needs.

Recommended Plugin Configuration

  • Disable all lightbox/slideshow/gallery plugins, including the GPP Slideshow Plugin. This theme already includes a slideshow script, so using another slideshow plugin will cause a conflict.

Media Settings

This theme sets the media sizes automatically. You can review these sizes in Settings > Media. The default sizes for this theme are:

  • Thumbnail size
    • Width: 205
    • Height: 130
    • [checked] Crop thumbnails to exact dimensions (normally thumbnails are proportional)
  • Medium size
    • Max Width: 620
    • Max Height: 0
  • Large size
    • Max Width: 940
    • Max Height: 0
  • Embeds
    • [checked] When possible, embed the media content from a URL directly onto the page. For example: links to Flickr and YouTube.
    • Maximum embed size
      • Width: 620
      • Height: 0

_Please Note: If you are switching from another theme, you will want to install and run the Regenerate Thumbnails WordPress plugin to resize your existing images._

Theme Customizer

With the Theme Customizer, you can set your title and tagline, upload a logo, change your color scheme, choose your fonts, set a thumbnail layout size, set a background image, assign your menus, and choose a static home page. You can preview your changes live by clicking on the Appearance -> Customize link.

_Please note: Setting a static home page will remove the default home page elements built into the theme. You must keep this set to_ Display Latest Posts _to display the homepage slideshow and the homepage widgets._

Theme Options

Visit the Appearance -> Theme Options page to set up your theme, upload a logo, choose your colour scheme, select your blog category, select the categories that will be featured in the homepage slider, and add custom CSS.

CSS creates the style of your site. For example, to hide the description of your site, simply paste this code into the custom CSS box:

.site-description { display: none; }.

Homepage Slider

The homepage slider displays your latest posts in the category or categories selected in your theme options. Assign the video post format to display the post's video in the slider. Assign the gallery post format to display the post's gallery in the slider. Otherwise, the post's featured image will display.


This theme supports widgetized areas. To turn on the Sidebar on your posts and pages, add widgets to the Sidebar widget area.

For more detail about adding widgets to your site, please read Adding Widgets.


Our themes use WordPress’s custom menus option. These can be created in Appearance > Menus. To add a new menu to your site:

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus.
  2. Create a new menu item by clicking the + tab.
  3. Select the pages you want to display in your menu and click the Add to Menu button. If you do not see the type of page (category, tag, portfolio, gallery, etc) you want to display, click the Screen Options link at the top of the page and make sure the page type is checked.
  4. Once you have set your menu as you want it, click the Save Menu button.
  5. Then, assign that menu to your desired theme location to ensure your menu appears where you want it and click Save.

Add a Custom Menu

Always Set Featured Images

This theme relies heavily on Featured Images. If your post is missing a Featured Image, the post may not appear on the homepage or on archive pages.

To choose the image you want to set as a featured image for this post and click the _Set as Featured Image_ button. For best results use images that are at least 940 pixels wide.

Add a Featured Image

Post Formats

Auditorium supports the following post formats — gallery, video, image, standard — which are unique layouts for specific types of posts. This will allow you to display a separate layout depending on what you want to display on your site.

  • Gallery Post Format - To display a slideshow of images (an image gallery), upload as many images as you like using the media uploader tool and insert the Gallery into the post. Be sure to assign a Featured Image for that post. For best results, use images that are at least 940 pixels wide. All posts assigned to the Gallery Post Format will then display the Gallery at the top of the post, with any text added into your post's edit page displayed below.

    To insert a gallery:

    1. Click on the Add Media button to launch the Media Uploader tool.
    2. You can choose to upload images from your computer or you can use images that already exist in your Media Library. You cannot use an image from a URL on the web in your gallery.
    3. If you are uploading images, click the Select Files button and navigate to each of your images on your computer. Click the Open button to open each image.
    4. Once each of your images has been uploaded, you will have the option to add a title, caption, alternative text and description.
    5. After you have added all of the images you wish to display in the gallery, switch to your media library tab and select those images.
    6. Then, click the Create a New Gallery button

    Insert a Gallery

  • Video Post Format - Use the Video Post Format to feature your video in the homepage slider. Paste your video's embed code in the content area. If you add more than one video into the content, the first video will appear on the homepage slider. Be sure to set a featured image for this post.

  • Image Post Format - You can use the Image Post Format to feature one of the images in your post in the homepage slider by assigning this image as the featured image. Any images inserted into the post will appear in the post where you added them.

  • Standard Post Format - Use the Standard Post Format to display whatever you insert into the visual editor on the homepage and on single posts. Be sure to upload and assign a Featured Image for each post.

Embed Multimedia into Posts or Pages

For externally hosted videos (for example a YouTube or Vimeo video), you can directly paste the link of your video page into the content editor. You do not have to paste the embed code. WordPress will automatically embed the video from the link.

You can easily embed videos from a Video hosting service such as Vimeo or YouTube into your posts or pages.

To add a video:

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, add a new post or page (or edit an existing post or page).
  2. Paste in your video's URL, for example
  3. Publish or Update your post or page.

_Please note: If your video is not appearing correctly, remove the 's' from the URL, so https becomes http._

Page Templates

This theme provides two page templates: Default and Blog.

  1. The Default page template is the standard page layout, and will display the Sidebar if you have it activated in your widgets area.
  2. The Blog page template will display all of your blog posts on this page. You can determine how many posts will appear on each page before the 'Older Entries' link in Settings > Reading, by setting a value for 'Blog Pages Display at Most'.

Installation Troubleshooting

If you've performed a clean install of the theme and are still having issues, check the following recommendations: * Ensure you are using the latest version of Auditorium. * Ensure your file permissions are set correctly. On most servers, the theme files permissions should be set to 644 and folders should be set to 755. * Ensure your theme folder is named auditorium, with no extra spaces, characters, or uppercase letters. Also ensure that there is not a second folder called auditorium inside the first. * Auditorium uses jQuery for much of its functionality. If your theme appears broken or unresponsive, you likely have a JavaScript conflict with one of your plugins. Deactivate all of your plugins. If that resolves the issue, reactivate them one at a time until you find the one causing the conflict.

Theme Internationalization ###

Auditorium is currently only available in English. The theme is translation-ready, so you can create a .po file that you can use to translate the theme to any other language you want. See WordPress in Your Language for more information about translating your theme into another language.