This new Standard theme design and implementation are what I’ve been working on lately and it is available with the new version of BlogEngine.NET.

This theme is step up from what we had before. It uses some cool advanced features that might need some explaining on how to use and customize it. I’ll try to address it in this post.

BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016
BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016

Frameworks

This theme uses popular front-end frameworks "Bootstrap 3.7" and "FontAwesome 4.6.3", which right now are the latest versions with lots of improvements, along with jQuery.

Customize

You can customize several things in this theme. First, you’ll have to log into your admin panel. Then, navigate to "Custom" section and select “Themes”. To customize the theme, click "customize" icon on the Standard theme.

BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Theme List
BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Theme List

In the “Custom Fields” window you’ll see all items that you can customize. I will explain them one by one.

BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Customize
BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Customize

background color left and right

You can make a horizontal gradient. Or you can put the same value in both fields and have a solid color as a result. The value should be hex, like #cb2d3e - I suggest going to the http://uigradients.com website, there are lots of nice and modern gradients that you can copy and paste to the first and second fields for your theme background.

Here are some examples:

BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Preview 1
Preview 1
BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Preview 2
Preview 2
BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Preview 3
Preview 3
BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Preview 4
Preview 4

Logo

You can set your logo URL address into this field. Here is an example:

BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Change the logo
BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Change the logo

About Author

You can write a nice description about yourself or your blog without any limitations, including HTML text. So do whatever you want there.

BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - About Author
BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - About Author

Social Network Accounts

The rest of the fields are about the social network accounts that you might have, and you can put the link for each one and theme will show them like this:

BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Social Network
BlogEngine's Standard Theme 2016 - Social Network

Also if you customized your blog with this theme, let me know in the comments and share URL that others can see how it looks in the real blog. Thanks.