Customisable Layout

Choose any post width, post padding and post margins which will automatically determine the amount of columns. You can have posts shrink to fit page which means posts will always take up 100% of the page width, or disable that option to keep posts at the width you’ve determined. Choose a maximum content width to limit the amount of columns.

You can also make some posts double or triple the column width. There’s an option to automatically double the width every X amount of posts, or this can be curated using special customisable tags – for instance every post tagged ‘feature’ can be double width and every post tagged ‘showcase’ can be triple width.

Header Appearance

Header can be displayed either at the top of the page (static or fixed when scrolling) or as a post. When displayed as a post it can be distinguished using options such as Header Background and Header Text Color which remain independent from the post appearance options. To draw more attention to a post-style header you can chose to have it as a double-width post. Header can be aligned to the left, right, or center and be full-width or the natural width of its content.

Permalink Display

Textual, Image and Media-based posts can each have their own permalink display – choosing between the normal inline display, the overlay display and removing the permalink altogether.

On non-mobile screens overlay permalinks will be displayed when hovering over the post and come with horizontal and vertical align options, and hover animation options (none, fade in, zoom in, slide in, flip in, skew etc.).

The content of a permalink is the post’s caption (if it has one and hide caption isn’t checked), the post link (can be the link icon or various phrases such as time ago, note count or date), the share buttons (like, reblog, zoom and share which, when clicked, opens up a social media sharing dialog; each of these can be hidden with appearance options), and tags (plain with #, stylised or hidden).

Separated Notes

The traditional display of notes doesn’t give off any useful information, so we’ve developed a method of splitting them into comments (which includes reblogs with commentary and post replies), likes and reblogs. This makes it easier to see any additional information hidden in user’s replies and reblogs. Of course if you prefer the traditional way, there’s an appearance option for that.

Photoset Layout

Craticula boasts powerful photoset options. Besides the normal layout (where you can also chose the image margin! hooray!) you can chose to display the images separately or only the first one, or one of our advanced slideshow options. Slideshows can be animated to fade or slide, with dots to indicate position or arrows, or they can run automatically or only when clicked.

Photoset display defaults can be chosen through appearance options but also on a post-by-post basis using tags such as ‘photoset-slideshow-dots’.

All photoset displays benefit from tumblr’s photoset lightbox which can be activated by clicking on a photo or the zoom button in the post’s permalink.

Instagram and Twitter

Instagram is displayed as a post – you can choose to have it be one big image, 4 images as a 2*2 grid, or 9 images as a 3*3 grid – all by entering your username in the appearance option.

Twitter can be displayed either as a post or in the header. You can choose how many tweets are displayed and also whether to show/hide twitter replies (tweets that start by mentioning someone) in the options.