Customizing My Site

Do you have free templates?
Can I use my own custom theme?
Is the site Flash or Html?
Can I directly edit the HTML and CSS code of my site?
Do I need to know any coding languages?
Can I upload my own custom Fonts?
Where can I find help setting up my account?
Does your branding show on my site?
Can I upload my own logo?
Does my site come with a blog?
Can I use my existing blog?
I created a custom page that I want to use as my homepage, how do I do that?


Do you have free templates?
You can use Presets to quickly apply customization settings to your entire site. Presets are site design and layout settings that have already been adjusted and optimized to make your various Zenfolio pages have a well coordinated presentation.

Once applied, the preset's settings will be applied to every page in the site. They are comprehensive, affecting your site settings, theme, layouts, and page options.

After applying a Preset, you can then further customize your site by choosing different ThemesLayouts and Options.
 

Can I use my own custom theme?
Themes control the colors and fonts used on a page. You can create as many different themes as you need in the Zenfolio Theme Designer.

You can import and export the custom themes created through the Zenfolio Theme Designer. So you can share your custom themes with other Zenfolio users and also use themes created by other Zenfolio users. This can also be used to create a backup of your custom themes.

If you need help with your site design, you can hire a third party service like Warren Creative Design which offers individual site customization services and Full Website Theme Customization.


Is the site Flash or Html?
Your Zenfolio site is mostly built on HTML, HTML5 and Javascript, though some of the slideshows and the videos do use Adobe Flash. Please note that on devices that do not support Flash (e.g. iPhones and iPads), an HTML5 version of the slideshow is sent to the site visitor. This allows your slideshow to function across mobile browsing platforms.
 

Can I directly edit the HTML and CSS code of my site?
The HTML code can be edited ONLY in select areas of your site such as custom pages, blog pages and the custom header and footer. (Please note: Editing source code on a custom page requires knowledge of Web programming and is not covered by Zenfolio support). HTML cannot be edited on the rest of the site and CSS code cannot be edited anywhere on the site.
 

Do I need to know any coding languages?
You do not need any knowledge of coding to set-up or customize your Zenfolio site. You can fully customize your site without creating or editing a single line of code.

Zenfolio has been designed to be accessible to those with no prior knowledge of website design while still providing advanced customization options for more experienced website designers.

Customization changes are made through Customize Websiter View. Customize Website View has been set up in a Sandbox format allowing you to try different combinations of Presets, Themes, Layouts and Options without affecting your actual site until you're satisfied with your results.


Can I upload my own custom Fonts?
You can use any of the web-friendly fonts and Google fonts available in the built-in Zenfolio Theme Designer, but we do not currently support uploading your own fonts.

Click here for how to add Google fonts to your custom theme.


Where can I find help setting up my account?
There are many places to find support. We have an extensive Help Center, Video tutorials, Forums where you can get answers from other users as well as our Zenmasters, and you can contact us through this page any time of the the day, 7 days a week!

Also with the Advanced plan, Phone Support is available from Monday to Friday (10AM to 3PM Pacific Time) and Live Chat is available Monday through Thursday (6am to 5pm Pacific Time).
 

Does your branding show on my site?
With your Pro and Advanced account, you can remove all Zenfolio branding from your site and upload your own logos instead. Click here for more info on how to remove Zenfolio branding.

Please note that the Zenfolio name may still appear in the User Agreement/Privacy Policy and in the URLs of secure pages in the site.


Can I upload my own logo?
Yes, with the Pro and Advanced accounts you can remove the Zenfolio branding and upload your own logo. Please see this link for more information on uploading your logo.
 

Does my site come with a blog?
All of our plans come with a Blog that is integrated into your site. Blog content is fully customizable allowing embeddable media content and even custom coding. You can import blog posts from other services (Wordpress, blogger, etc…) via RSS feed into your Zenfolio blog.
 
You can also allow site visitors to leave comments in your blog posts. Comments and comment moderation is similar to gallery and photo pages. See this link for details.


Can I use my existing blog?
Yes, you can use your own existing blog instead of the built in Zenfolio blog. You'll need to just create a link to your blog and add it to your Site Menu.


I created a custom page that I want to use as my homepage, how do I do that?
With your Pro and Advanced account, you can assign a custom page as your homepage by setting the page as your External Homepage.