Sep 042011

Suffusion by Sayontan Sinha undoubtedly is the best theme of WordPress with more than 8,000 downloads daily. It has all the features which are required in a great theme. But, the best part which I like that Suffusion provides you a great support in the Forum.

If you want to make Suffusion more elegant and beautiful with some hacks, so here are 5 tutorials for you:

How to Create a Static Page Using Magazine Template

Pages are considered more SEO friendlythan posts. If you want to make a dynamic website then static pages would play very important role. Here, I would tell you how to do it:

Create a Page. This page will be used as the template page for the magazine.

As you create the page, choose “Magazine” as the Template in the drop-down menu in the Attributes section to the right side of the page that you are editing the Page in.

Go to “Read” in the Settings section of the Admin Panel, and in the “Front page displays” area at the top of that page, select the radio button “A static page (select below)”

Then choose the Page you created as the Front page in the drop down menu.

Now Go to Suffusion Theme Options > Templates

And make your selections for the Magazine setup.

You can even display the content of the page that you created in the magazine at the top of your homepage by selecting “Show main page content for the magazine template” in the Magazine Template setup. You are given a choice of how to display your posts in any combination of Headlines, Excerpts, and/or Categories. You set these options in the Templates section of the Suffusion Themes Options.



Never Use Your Original CSS file to create changes in your site

After updating theme, your previous changes will vanish in the CSS, and this has always been trouble for me. But, I found a great solution to tackle this in Suffusion. If you want to change your website styling through CSS, just don’t make changes in your CSS file, instead use this:

Go to Your Dashboard > Suffusion Theme > Blog Features > Custom Includes > Custom styles, and add all your CSS changes there only.
You can also download Firebug
to see live changes in CSS.

For brief tutorial, go here:

How to Remove Suffusion WordPress theme by Sayontan Sinha from footer

Though, Sayontan Sinha did a great job creating wonderful theme ‘Suffusion’ for us, and he really deserves a credit for this. Still, if you wanna remove his link from a footer:

Go to actions.php and look around line no. 819. You will see these lines there: a href=”>Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha

Do what you want to do with it.

How to hide Addition Options for Suffusion Meta Box while adding New Post in Dashboard

If you are having site which have multiple authors then probably you would like to hide this meta box. For this, you will have to edit your functions.php file. Look for this code inside that file:

function suffusion_add_page_fields() {
if (current_user_can(‘edit_theme_options’)) {
add_meta_box(‘suffusion-page-box’, ‘Additional Options for Suffusion’, ‘suffusion_page_extras’, ‘page’, ‘normal’, ‘high’);
add_meta_box(‘suffusion-post-box’, ‘Additional Options for Suffusion’, ‘suffusion_post_extras’, ‘post’, ‘normal’, ‘high’);

Comment out the two lines that say add_meta_box, by adding // before them.

Original source is here:

How to Solve Double Home Page Title Issue while Using All in One SEO Pack

Though Suffusion provides you an option for including home page meta description and keywords in Dashboard > Suffusion theme > Blog Features > SEO/Meta Settings. But, if you want further SEO options, you might use plugins like All in One SEO pack or WordPress SEO by Yoast But, after uploading these plugins you will face double page title problems if you are using your title settings like this:
Settings > General > Your Site Title and in the SEO plugins
Post Title Format: %post_title% | %blog_title%
Page Title Format: %post_title% | %blog_title%
To solve this issue look for this code in actions.php:

if ($suf_seo_enabled != ‘enabled’) {
if (is_home() || is_front_page()) {
echo “\t\n”;
else {
echo “\t\n”;

Add this return;
after the code. It will solve your problem.

I found this also somewhere in the Suffusion Forums, but forgotten the original source.

One last thing, I’ve learned all these things at Suffusion Forums, where great Sayontan Sinha provides excellent support. He surely deserves coffee for this.

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  3 Responses to “Top 5 Tutorials and Hacks of WordPress Best Theme Suffusion”

  1. Good explanation.
    The newest version has released. So the footer is in another part of the editor. i found it on the official theme forum.
    Thanks again for the post. (Love Intellect Wisdom Education for Happiness Peace Wealth via Show Reviews)

  2. With the latest version of Suffussion, it does not seem possible to remove the “Posted By” on the pages, and when I put multiple images on the page, Comments are enabled, and cannot be disabled.

    Is there a resolution to this?

    Thanks – Ron

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