Theme options

There are a few options available when customizing the Scaffold theme. These can be accessed via the Appearance tab of the Customize screen.

Note: When installing Scaffold, it may carry over Appearance settings from your previous theme. Clicking the ‘Reset defaults’ link will clear out any old values.

Header image
Uploading a custom header graphic will replace the header section with that image, and also move the search field into the sidebar. The header graphic can be a maximum of 966px wide, and as tall as you like.

Icon color
This will set the color for icons in the footer, post pages, and the twitter icon if you choose to integrate Twitter.

Divider lines color
This will set the color of all dividing lines on the page.

Vimeo player color
If you want to match the color of the Vimeo controls when embedding vido, you can set this here.

Show description
This toggles the display of your site description in the sidebar. Your description is set in the Info tab of the Customize screen.

Show author on posts
Particularly useful for group blogs, this will show the avatar and name of the author on individual post pages.

Show date on all posts
When selected, the date will be displayed for posts on index pages as well as permalink pages.

Disable font for quotes and titles
This will turn off the custom font for quotes and post titles. This is useful if you wish to set your own font style using CSS, or if the custom font is missing certain characters you require.

Disable font for header and nav
This will turn off the custom font for the site title and sidebar navigation. This is useful if you wish to set your own font style using CSS, or if the custom font is missing certain characters you require.

Show download link for external audio files
When selected, if you create an audio post that links to an external audio file then a download icon will be displayed. This will allow users to download the linked file.

Single column layout
Selecting this option will change all index two-column pages to a single vertical layout, with wide entries for each post (similar to the individual post pages).

Show sharing links
This will add Facebook ‘Like’ and ‘Tweet’ buttons to posts. Note: For now, this will show on all pages except the double-column view. I will be adding it to this view shortly.

Hide Twitter updates
This will hide the Twitter updates in the sidebar, usefeul for when you want to send Tumblr posts to Twitter but don’t wish for your updates to be visible.

Slim audio player
This changes the audio display so that it sits along the top of a post instead of in a box to the side. This is particularly good if you want to write a large amount of text to accompany your audio, but you may just prefer the styling.

Show Likes
Selecting this will show the latest four posts on Tumblr that you have ‘liked’. These will appear at the base of index pages. Note: you will also need to select the ‘Share posts I like’ option in your Account Preferences.

Heading for Likes
This will set the heading to be used when showing ‘likes’ using the above option.

Google Analytics ID
If you have a Google Analytics account, you can enter your site ID here. This is usually in the format UA-XXXXXX-X.

Clicky ID
If you have a Clicky account, you can enter your ID here.

If you choose to enable Twitter in the Settings area for your blog, your latest tweet will show in the sidebar. Note: This service relies on getting a response from the Twitter servers. If a good response is not returned, the twitter block will be hidden (rather than showing an error or blank tweet), so if you don’t see your tweet show up right away it may just be that their servers are busy.

To enable Disqus comments, first sign up for an account on their website, then take the ‘shortname’ they give you and add it in the ‘Disqus shortname’ field of the Appearance tab. This will enable comment counts on index pages, and comments on permalink pages.

Adding custom album art
(Note: This option has been made obsolete now that Tumblr have introduced the ability to edit ID3 tags, but I’ve left the information here for those that have used it in the past.)
You can now manually specify album art when posting audio files. This is particularly useful when posting external files, for which Tumblr does not currently support embedded artwork. To add artwork, you will first need to upload the album art file to a server somewhere. Then for any audio post, add a tag in the following format: “art:”.
Album art is shown at a maximum size of 125px square, so you do not need a large image for this (a large image will just take longer to load).

Ask & Submit labels
When Tumblr added language support ( the labels for Ask and Submit menu items changed so that they are now set via the Community menu in your Customize screen. These menu items only show if you have enabled the Ask/Submit features through this menu.