Studio (Tumblr)

By Acty, March 8, 2014

Studio is a grid-based portfolio with absolutely no bloat or frills: just a simple, monochrome gallery with a spare navigational sidebar. Studio is a lightweight and well-lit space made just for your content and the basics.


Featured Tags and Galleries

Studio supports unlimited featured tags and galleries. When a featured tag is specified a link to the tag gallery is added to the sidebar.

To begin, simply tag your posts as usual, then return to the customization screen. Now, tell Studio which of those tags are to be “featured” or indexed by inputting them into the “Gallery tags” text field (separated by commas).

For example, say you want to feature the tags “Books” and “Bacon”. Simply add “Books, Bacon” (the comma and space are crucial, by the way) to the “Gallery tags” text field. Save your changes and refresh your blog to view the changes.

Lastly, the title of your Gallery list (in the sidebar) can be customized using the “Gallery List Title” option in the customization screen.

Thumbnail Titles

Studio supports titles for individual posts. Simply bold the first line of text in a particular post and it’ll appear as the thumbnail on the index.

Header Options

Studio comes packed with four header fonts to choose from: Baskerville, Lato Black, Open Sanse, or Roboto. The size of the header text can also be customized to small (22 px) medium (27 px) or large (32 px).

Sidebar Options

Studio’s sidebar can be given a custom background image (ideally in a portrait aspect ratio), and its darkness can be adjusted (in 20% increments) using the Sidebar Darkness option in the customization screen.

Thumbnail Aspect Ratios

The thumbnail tiles comprising Studio’s main portfolio view have three selectable aspect ratios: landscape (4:3), portrait (3:4), and square (1:1).

Facebook Commenting

Studio supports Facebook commenting. Setting up FB comments is easy: simply input your Facebook username and you’re set. However, to enable administrative functions on your comments, try the following:

First, head to the Facebook Developer site and either create a new account or sign in if you already have one. Once you’re logged in, click “Create New App.”

Input any name you’d like for your hypothetical app (you’re not actually making one, don’t worry), do the safety dance, and click Continue. From here, you should be taken to your new app’s info page.

Copy the App ID located just below your app’s name (at the top of the page) and you’re all set. Now head back to your blog and input your API ID into the “Facebook API ID” field in the customization sidebar, and make sure you’ve checked “Facebook Comments On.”

Disqus Commenting

Studio also supports Disqus commenting. Simply input your Disqus shortname into the corresponding field in the customization options.

Social media links

Studio provides custom icons for: Bandcamp, Behance, Delicious, DeviantArt, Digg, Dribbble, email, Etsy, Facebook, FLickr, Foursquare, Github, Google+, Instagram, LastFM, LinkedIn, Myspace, Pinboard, Pinterest, Rdio, Skype, Soundcloud, Spotify, Steam, Stumbleupon, Svpply, Vimeo, and Youtube.

Site Tracking

Studio also supports Google Analytics: just input your GA Property ID into the corresponding field in the customization screen.

Premium Support

Each one of our themes comes fully backed by our dedicated support team. We’re good people, with real faces, and we like what we do. We’ve also created a help centre, so you can get help at any hour of the day. Send us an email or tweet, and we’ll respond as soon as we can (PST).