A perfect theme for viral content: trending topics, featured thumbnails, and photos and excerpts arranged by category or popularity.
Documentation for WordPress.com is available here.
Beacon has 2 Custom Page Templates. These can be used as different layouts for your websites pages, or as a Custom Front Page.
- Full Width - this lets you display your page content full width, with no sidebar.
- Contributors - this page displays a list of all the people who have published content on your blog.
Beacon has the following translations included:
Hindi, Japanese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
1.9.1 - 17th October 2018
- Fix infinite scroll display.
1.9 - 10th October 2018
- Tweak page archive post listing layout to use flexbox. This allows for a more flexible layout with less hacks to make it work consistently.
- Make the search results and author page layouts design more consistent.
- Improve image attachment page layout.
- Increase the size of the featured images so they look better when sized responsively. Also reduces the number of external images required.
- Optimize png images for increased speed.
- Ensure category list does not show on single posts/ pages if there are none available.
- Add some nicer CSS animations on featured content titles.
- Increase allowed header image size to take into account larger screens.
- Make iframes and embeds scale more nicely.
- Improve rtl.css
- Fix browser prefixes.
1.8.1 - 9th October 2018
- Tweak trending topics so that it can display on all pages.
1.8 - 25th May 2018
- Fix display of the cookie consent checkbox in the comments form.
1.7.8 - 13th March 2018
- Make featured content show all posts on mobile views.
- Improve browser compatability for featured content.
- Change header profile to use https
1.7.7 - 19th February 2018
- Fix issue with top link of mobile menu being active when it is hidden.
1.7.6 - 17th February 2018
- Add CSS class to trending topics so that they can be more easily targeted with Custom CSS.
- Remove underlines from delete links in category customizer.
- Correct icons for Vimeo and Flickr in social menu.
- Format codes.
1.7.5 - 13th February 2018
- Improve support for pinterest in social menu
- Add support for Goodreads
- Improve css cross browser support
1.7.4 - 2nd January 2018
- Add css classes to homepage tabs to make it easier to target them with css.
1.7.3 - 28th September 2017
- Fix issues with responsive behaviour of default header menu (make the fallback page menu show and hide properly on small devices).
1.7.2 - 27th September 2017
- Ensure social links menu displays on small screen devices.
1.7.1 - 31st July 2017
- Tweak homepage responsive styles.
1.7 - 13th July 2017
- Remove include for inc/wpcom.php, since it's automatically included by WordPress.com sites
1.6 - 25th May 2017
- Fix style issues with the sharing options in the post summaries
- Add customizer option to hide popular tab (for non .com sites using Jetpack)
- Some extra escaping - just for fun (and security)
- Add support for WordPress custom logo (for self hosted sites)
1.5.2 - 24th April 2017
- Tweak default number of posts displayed on infinite scroll so that we don't have a weird space left
1.5.1 - 12th December 2016
- Improve rtl.css styles
- Tweak responsive styles
- Tidy codes some more
1.5 - 16th November 2016
- Add support for wordpress.com content options
- Set clearing on lists so that they don't wrap strangely in blog posts and pages
- Some code reformatting & escaping
- Standardize post meta display to prevent repeating code, and to simplify content options integration
- Tidy css
1.4.1 - 27th October 2016
- Add support for projects and pages in featured content.
1.4 - 15th September 2016
- Add customizer settings to change the text that appears on the latest, and most discussed tabs.
1.3.2 - 15th July 2016
- Remove gaps between featured content items to make sure they take up the correct amount of space
- Improve coding standards and improve security (escaping)
- Fix contributors template
- Correct localisation strings
- Move banner ad (word ads) position to a better location
- escape some translations
- Fix issue with image attachments
- Improve attachment page layout
- switch to add_theme_support( 'title-tag' );
- Make the archive pages and homepage layout match. This means the posts per page value set in the admin will produce consistent layouts across homepage and archives.
Please note: Unfortunately we are unable to offer support or help with theme customizations. For more info on Customization services please go to our Theme Customization page.
We'd love to get some feedback to help us create better themes.