Documentation

Introduction

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NewsPress is a Clean Responsive Magazine, News and Blog Theme. We are happy that we provide our our customers not only a good theme but also a value. For that purpose, three priorities have been considered during the design & development of NewsPress Theme; the experience, the interests and the aspirations of user. Belonging to the experience of user, NewsPress theme fits users of all levels; ; it is perfect for newbie, intermediate and professionals. Every one can customize it easily, quickly and perfect way what s/he needs. This theme is useful with many homepage styles, slider styles, theme options, custom sidebar and much more!

Wordpress Installation

This Theme has been developed only for Wordpress 4.0 or higher version. So, you need to install WordPress before you can use this theme. Please see the CMS installation process. Here you can find the documentation : Wordpress Codex - Installing Wordpress

Wordpress Theme Installation

WordPress theme is simply a group of files, called template, bundled together that, when activated in CMS, determine the look and basic function of your site. By using professional wpexpand theme, you can have your site up and running with a new design - pretty fast. Theme installation is very easy process. Especially when you've chosen the theme you want to use, you'll need to install it into your WordPress website. You'll have the following two choices, as you did when adding new plugins:

  • You can add the theme directly from within the WP Admin, using "Upload Theme" option. From Admin Panel go the following path Appearance -> Themes -> Add New -> Upload Theme and select the zip theme, then click Install Now.
  • If your server is not set up properly or you have any problems, you'll have to extract and then upload the theme by hand. Using your favorite FTP client tool upload theme folder into the folder path /wp-content/themes/ on your server and active it from admin panel.

Note: On your WordPress site, the wp-content/themes folder holds all your themes. Each theme you install gets its own subfolder. All of a theme's style sheets and template files reside inside the theme's folder.

NewsPress Theme Installation
Follow These Steps in Order to Install a New WP Theme

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Step 1: In Dashboard click on Dasboard => Appearance Menu

Step 2: Then click on Dasboard => Appearance => Theme Menu

Step 3: Then click on Install Themes tab.

 

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Step 4: Then click on Upload Theme link.

 

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Step 5: Then click on Choose file and select newspress.zip file from your computer directory.

Step 6: Now click on Install Now button and wait for the installation complete. After successful installation of theme click on activetheme click and enjoy theme theme feature. After activating, this theme will be used for whole site instead of Twenty Fifteen, the default WordPress theme.

 

NewsPress Essential Plugins and Installation

For using all Features you have to install and active all required plugins. All Essential plugins are included in the NewsPress theme.

  • WPBakery Visual Composer
  • Contact Form 7
  • MailChimp for WordPress
  • Meta Box
  • WPExpand Core
  • WPExpand Match Result
  • WPExpand Tweets

Install above essential plugins by easy 2 step.

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Step 1: In Dashboard, click on Dasboard => Appearance Menu => Install Plugins Menu

Step 2: Then click on Install link under plugin title and enjoy the plugins.

Demo Import

Import Sample Data: Import Sample Data: If you want to use demo data for your website then you need to install sample data. From menu choose Tools -> Import -> Wordpress. Click Wordpress then you will see the "Import Wordpress" option which allows you to upload .xml file from /Demo Content folder. If this tool not be installed you have to install "Wordpress Importer" plugin manually.

Its an important part of NewsPress theme Installation process. Select your menu for Primary Menu Location. Go to Dashboard-> Appearance-> Menu  then click on Manage Location and select Primary Menu for Primary Menu Location and Footer Menu for Footer Menu Location. You can follow below screenshot.

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Set Static Home Page(Required)

WordPress shows blog posts by default as the front page. If you want to look like demo NewsPress then you need to set Home Page. See the way how to set Static Hope Page Dashboard->Settings->reading. From here select static page then for Front page select Home. You can follow below screenshot.

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Make sure to configure permalink. By default WordPress uses web URLs which have question marks and lots of numbers in them; however, WordPress offers you the ability to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. This can improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links. From WP admin panel go to the following path Settings-> Permalikthen select (Post name).

Widgets Setting Import

Import Widget Setting Data: If you want to use Demo site widget setting for your website. we recommends to install and activate the following plugin "Widget Settings Import Export". Which gives you the ability to import the demo widget settings, saved as a .json file type. The import will not overwrite any data currently within the sidebars, but instead will increment the widgets and add a new instance of the widget instead. Please choose Tools->Widgets Setting Import then select widget_data.json file from Demo Widget Settings folder directly from QuickStart package folder. Then Click on Show Widget Settings Button. Selected all or those widgets which you really need and use "Import Widget Settings" button. All widgets with registered sidebars will be imported.

Mega Menu

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Theme Options

NewsPress theme comes with lots of Options in Advanced Admin Options Panel. You can follow below options to customize your site with out coding. Important note, After changing options click on "Save Changes"

Header

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Some essential options for customizing header

Logo & Favicon Options

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This is the important options for theme, you can upload your custom logo and favicon from here. You can also use text as logo too.

Typography

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This is most important features for theme. You can change your site font-family, font size, weight, color and alignment too. 600+ Google fonts added in this font selection options.

Layout & Styling

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This options manage color variation of your theme. You choose Layout, backgroung color or images and many more.

Blog

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You can manage and customize your blog site using above options.

Category Page

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This is the important options for Category Page Setting.

Author

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This is the important options for Author Setting.

Advertisement

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This options for Advertisements.

Subscribe Popup

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This is the important options for Subscribe Popup.

Footer

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Manage site footer part using this options

Import/Export

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Manage site Import/Export redux part using this options. You can download the redux theme setting data using this option.

Visual Composer

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Visual Composer is very unique plugin, it will help you managing your content at the WordPress sites and create stunning layouts in few minutes without coding. Now a days many websites have complex grid layouts with columns, tabs, sliders and etc. In the past, to create that type of layouts you should be HTML guru or Shortcodes operator ninja.

Here is the documentation with video tutorial Visual Composer Doc

Shortcode List

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We have 20 + custom shortcode. All shortocdes are imtegrated with Visual Composer

Video Tutorials
NewsPress Installation Like Demo within 5 Minutes