By Acty, March 8, 2014
Titan is a polished powerhouse. Sibling to our single-channel beauty Provenance, Titan adds a masonry layout while keeping the same sharp typography and customizability.
Titan’s biggest addition is the highlighted post mechanic, which allows you to enlarge a post’s width to two columns. Simply tag the post with “highlight” to enlarge it.
Tag Collections / Drop-down menu
Like our portfolio themes Kodiak and Aperture, Titan features a tag-organized collection menu. Simply enter the tags with which you’d like to group posts into the “Tag Collections” field in the customization options.
For example, say you wanted to create collections of posts about books, and posts about bacon. Simply tag your book posts with “Books” and your bacon with “Bacon.” Then, head to the customization options and enter “Books, Bacon” into the Tag Collections field. Save your work, and you’ll have two crisp new collections in your “Collections” menu when you refresh the page. You also can re-name this menu to anything you’d like in the “Tag Collections Menu” field in the customization options.
Alternate Header Layout
Titan comes with two header layouts: the default layout is left-justified, and the Alternate Header Layout is center-aligned. Additionally, the navigation menu can be set to display above the header (instead of below, by default) by checking the “Nav on Top” option.
Making a post “sticky” keeps it at the top of your feed. To sticky a post, head to your customization options and input the number in your desired post’s permalink URL (something like “http://yourblog.tumblr.com/post/4123456789123/blah-blah-blah”) into the “Sticky Post ID” field. Save your changes, and you’re all set.
Header Color Opacity
Titan’s header is designed with a customizable colored overlay, which can be set to any value from 0 (transparent) to 1.0 (totally opaque).
Titan’s Accent, Background, Header, Header Text, Header Title, Main Background, Secondary Background, and Secondary Text colors are all customizable.
Titan’s footer features an (up to) 10-picture Instagram feed, easily setup in the customization options. Just head here to retrieve your access token, and plug it into the corresponding field in the customization options. Done!
Titan’s Flickr feed is even easier to setup. Simply input your Flickr User ID (retrievable here) into the corresponding field in the customization options and you’re all set. Just like the Instagram feed, your Flickr feed will display in the About area.
The ideal size for Titan’s avatar is 179×179px.
Titan supports Facebook commenting. Setting up FB comments is easy:
First, head to the Facebook Developer site, sign up and head to the “Apps” tab in the top bar. Once there, click “Create New App.”
Input any name you’d like for your hypothetical app (you’re not actually making one, don’t worry), agree to the ToS and click Create. You’re almost done!
Input your Contact Email (in Basic Info) as well as your blog’s URL into the “Site URL” box (in the “Website With Facebook Login” tab) and save your changes.
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.”
Titan also supports Disqus commenting, setup by inputting your Disqus shortname into the corresponding field in the customization options.
Titan’s infinite scroll option is Click-to-load.
Social Media Links
Titan’s footer features links to: Behance, Delicious, DeviantArt, Digg, Dribbble, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Github, Instagram, LastFM, LinkedIN, Myspace, Pinboard, Pinterest, Rdio, Skype, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stumbleupon, Svpply, Vimeo, and YouTube.
Titan also supports Google Analytics, using your GA Property ID.
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).