1. Introduction
  2. Theme Installation
  3. Update Theme
  4. Import Demo Content
  5. Theme Plugins
  6. Theme Options Panel
  7. Theme Menu & Front Page Settings
  8. Page Templates
  9. Page Settings
  10. Evatheme Page Builder
  11. Widgets
  12. Child Theme
  13. Translation

Newsider Documentation

Blog & Magazine WordPress Theme


Thank you for purchasing our theme. It has an understandable documentation that is easy to setup. If you still have some questions that you could not find in this help file, please contact us on our forum. You can also follow us on Evatheme for our future themes, that you could be interested in. Thank you very much!

Install WordPress

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. You should ALWAYS be running the latest version of WordPress anyway, because otherwise you put your whole site at risk for potential threats. Never use an outdated version of WordPress.

If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex. Below are all the useful links for WordPress information.


Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

Many issues that you may run into such as; white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content and other similar issues are all related to low PHP configuration limits. The solution is to increase the PHP limits. You can do this on your own, or contact your web host and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:


Theme Installation


There are several ways to install WordPress themes, we prefer using FTP but you may choose any other ways. Please read more about theme installation on the official website at http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

If you choose to use ftp, do the following:

Update theme to the latest version


Manual Update

You can update your theme manually by performing the following steps:

Import Demo Content


You can either start building your site from scratch, or import one of our demo sites and then modify it to fit your needs. We will now explain how to do the latter.

Newsider comes with one-click import module. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Login to WordPress admin
  2. Go into admin panel > Newsider Options > Demo Importer
  3. Choose the demo site that you wish to import and click on the "Import Demo" button.

You imported the entire content (Pages, Posts, Widgets, Theme Options)


Default method import demo content

What you need to do is follow the instructions that are taken from the Importing Content page from the WordPress website. To import from a WordPress export file into your blog follow these steps.

How to Use the XML File to Import the Demo Site’s Content

  1. Log into your site as an administrator.
  2. Make sure you activated your new theme before proceeding.
  3. Go to Tools → Import
  4. Choose “WordPress” from the list.
  5. Upload the demo import/content.xml using the form provided on that page.
  6. You will be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user.
  7. You will then have the choice to import attachments, so click on the “Download and import file attachments” box.
  8. Please be patient while WordPress imports all the content. Posts, Pages, Projects, and Menus are imported. You will need assign the menu a theme location & you’ll need to configure widgets. This is a limitation of WordPress’ import system.
  9. Enjoy!

Sometimes an error occurs. due to the large amount of content.
You must edit the file wp-includes/deprecated.php and find this line in (deprecated) wp_get_http() function: @set_time_limit ( 60 ); set the value to 300

Theme Plugins


after activation of theme it will be offered to you to establish plugins:

- Evatheme Page Builder - This WordPress theme comes with the Drag and Drop Evatheme Page Builder plugin, which allows you to create custom page layouts with ease.

- Evatheme Redux Framework - is a simple, truly extensible and fully responsive options framework for WordPress themes.

- Contact Form 7 - Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible. For more information please head to Contact Form 7.

- MailChimp for WordPress - MailChimp for WordPress by ibericode. Adds various highly effective sign-up methods to your site.


Evatheme Page Builder

This WordPress theme comes with the Evatheme Page Builder plugin, which allows you to create custom page layouts with ease.

Here is the brief overview of all available page builder modules.

Modules


Contact Form 7 Usage

The plugin is built-in to the theme, it suggests to install Contact Form 7 automatically after theme activation. The first thing you have to do is to create a contact form.


Go to the Contact plugin section. You can see it in the main WordPress menu.


Please click Add New tab, it will redirect you the form field to add special code to the area. Save changes.


Please copy the contact form shortcode, then open the page where you want to add the contact form and add "Contact Form7" element to the page, click edit and put the contact form shortcode into the Column Element of Evatheme Page Builder.


MailChimp Plugin

To make light background to the MailChimp Plugin form you need to add custom class to element "Text Block" mc4wp_light_form



Theme Options Panel Overview


This theme comes with its own theme options panel. You can manage general theme settings panel. Let's review it:


Page Templates


The theme has custom templates for creating non-standard pages. Please go to Pages -> click create a new Page or edit the required one -> on the right you can see "Page Attributes section". Don't select the Parent for the page, just indicate the required Template. When the template is selected, please click Publish button. The Page will display the Page Settings according your template.

Page - Coming Soon

The template is a good solution for website launching. Create a page with coundown timer. It allows to gather emails in a closed beta mode to notify visitors when the website will be available online.

Page Settings


Each page has its own unique page header and footer settings.

Evatheme Page Builder


This WordPress theme comes with the Evatheme Page Builder plugin, which allows you to create custom page layouts with ease.

Here is the brief overview of all available page builder modules.

Modules:


Blog Settngs:

Element Settings

8 styles of posts are available. Sorting posts by category, by date. Show or Hide Featured Image. 2 styles of Pagination.

The list of posts can be used with the sidebar. For this you need to choose the position of the sidebar, add a sidebar element,

select a list of widgets.


Newsider comes with 8 different post formats: Standard, Image, Gallery, Link, Quote, Video, Twitter, Instagram. When you're creating a new post, choose what post format you'd like and insert the necessary info. After selecting the format, you must fill in the field.


Widgets


Newsider comes with 6 different custom widgets:

1. Evatheme Categories with Thumbnails;

2. Evatheme Flickr - Display images from Flickr;

3. Evatheme Instagram - Displays images from Instagram account;

4. Evatheme Last Tweets - Displays Tweets;

5. Evatheme Latest Posts - Displays selection of your latest posts. 4 styles: Grid, Two Columns, Big first post, Carousel;

3. Evatheme Social Links - Display social links.

Custom Widgets

Site also has custom widgets, made with html code. you need to select the default text widget and paste code to the textrea.

1. About Me

<div class="about_me_widget text-center" style="margin-bottom:-60px;">
<img src="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/monreal/demo/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/author.png" alt="" />
<p style="line-height:20px;font-size:12px;color:rgba(51,51,51,0.5);margin-bottom:0;">Travel Blogger</p>
<h6>KERIMOV STANISLAV</h6>
<a class="social_link facebook" target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/evatheme">
<i class="fa fa-facebook"></i></a>
<a class="social_link twitter" target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/EVATHEME">
<i class="fa fa-twitter"></i></a>
<p>One night a friend of mine said she’d met the managing editor of Outside magazine and that 
she thought I should apply for their internship.</p>
<img src="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/monreal/demo/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/signature.png" alt="" />
</div>

2. Banner

<div class="text-center"><a href="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/cook-traveler/contact/">
<img src="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/monreal/demo/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/banner.png" alt="" />
</a></div>

Child Theme Download

Child themes should be used when direct customizations of the theme files are required. We've prepared a child theme that you can use below to help get you started:

To use the child theme:

  1. Install the parent theme but don't activate it.
  2. Install and activate the child theme.
  3. Any direct customizations you make should be done in the child theme. You can place parent theme files into the child theme for customization and they will be given priority.

If updates are made to the child theme, then the direct customizations you've made won't be overwritten when the parent theme is updated.

More information about using WordPress Child themes.

Translation


This theme is localized, which means it can easily be translated in your own language(easy but quite time consuming). To translate it you need to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install http://www.poedit.net/download.php
  2. Go to /wp-content/themes/newsider/languages/ and open newsider.pot file.
  3. In the window that appears you have all the strings that were used in this theme, so you just need to go through them and write a translation.
  4. When you’re done go to File > Save as and save your translation in a *.po file.
  5. You should name your file pt_LANG. It’s just a naming convension WordPress_in_Your_Language.
  6. When you’re done translating open wp-config.php from your WordPress root folder and replace this line: define (‘WPLANG’, ”); with define (‘WPLANG’, ‘pt_LANG’). Since WordPress 4.0 site language defines in dashboard=>settings=>general