Magazine Point

Installation

Installing your theme is pretty easy! After downloading you should have a magazine-point.zip file. This is a compressed file containing all of the required templates and images required for the theme to function properly.

Upload the theme

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on the Add New button
  3. Click on the Upload link
  4. Select the magazine-point.zip file
  5. Click Install Now

Activate the theme

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress menu
  2. Hover over the theme thumbnail and press the Activate button

So, How to setup the theme for the first time ?

Menu

By default, the menus will fall back to Pages. That means just after activation of the theme you will see all the pages as menus. If you want selective menus with a combination of links, pages, categories then custom menu is what you should be looking for.

Set up Primary Menu

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress menu
  2. Click on Create a new menu link
  3. Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button
  4. Now choose the pages, categories, custom links from the left-side of your screen by selecting the checkbox and click on Add Menu
  5. Select the display location as Primary Menu
  6. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu

Set up Footer Menu

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress menu
  2. Click on Create a new menu link
  3. Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button
  4. Now choose the pages, categories, custom links from the left-side of your screen by selecting the checkbox and click on Add Menu
  5. Select the display location as Footer Menu
  6. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu

Set up Social Menu

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress menu
  2. Click on Create a new menu link
  3. Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button
  4. Now choose the custom links from the left-side of your screen by selecting the checkbox. Add the link to your social site and suitable title.
  5. Click on Add Menu
  6. Select the display location as Social Menu
  7. Click Save Menu after adding required links in the menu.

 

Theme Options:

Featured News:

Here you can select your featured news posts under a certain category. Just go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options -> Featured News and select a category to show on the featured news section. Piece of cake 😉

Top Header:

To setup top header just go to Dashboard  > Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Header Options. 

Here, you will have multiple options on what to show or hide on the top header like :

  • Show/Hide Site Title/Tagline
  • Enter Contact Number and Email
  • Show/Hide Social Icon
  • Show/Hide Search Form
  • Enable Sticky Header

Widgets

 

MP: Posts Slider:

To set up this widget the basic thing is to create a category add some posts to it and select the category on the widget. After that just add title on the widget, select number of posts to display and finally select the image size. In the demo the widget is used on the Front Page Main widget area.

MP: News Block:

This widget highlights your news / blog you want to display on your site. This is a true magazine type widget. The basic thing to do is to select a category to show on the widget and the posts under the category will be shown beautifully. You can also select the number of posts to show, the number of columns the widget will be divided to and many more features. In the demo the widget is used on the Front Page Main widget area twice.

MP: Featured Page:

This widget is a “Page Highlighter” widget. Here you can select a page to feature on the widget area. You will just have to add the page to be displayed via this widget and set the options as per your requirement. You can easily figure out the options as they are very plain and simple but very useful.

 

 

 

MP: Recent Posts Extended:

To set up this widget the basic thing is to create a category add some posts to it and select the category on the widget. After that just add title on the widget, select number of posts to display and finally select the image size. In the demo the widget is used on the Primary Sidebar widget area.

MP: Tabbed:

To set up this widget the basic thing is to create a category add some posts to it and select the category on the widget. After that just add title on the widget, select number of posts to display and finally select the image size. In the demo the widget is used on the Primary Sidebar widget area.

MP:Social:

This widget uses the social menu (Refer to the social menu section ) to add social links to your widget areas. This widget can be used in both front page widget area and on any footer widget area but as stated earlier make sure you have configured a social menu.

Layout Options:

The theme provides couple of site layout option including Boxed and Fluid site layout. The theme also provides NINE content layouts which is one of our key features and also one of our main attraction according to our customers. Use these layouts to make your site attractive and more importantly achieve your site goals.

Just go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Layout Options to change your site and content layouts.

 

Additional CSS:

If you have any changes you want to make via CSS you will not have to worry about creating a child theme or loosing your changes. Just go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS and paste the css, your CSS will be safe and will also be implemented on the theme after you save it.