Rumors Wordpress News/Magazine Help File

Help file for Rumors Wordpress News/Magazine theme by Hero WP.

Theme Overview
Hi and thank you for purchasing Rumors Wordpress News/Magazine Theme. In order to install and use the theme, you need to have some basic knowledge about Wordpress. Anyway, this help file will guide you through this process, and make it easier for you.
Server & Wordpress Requirements
In order to make the theme run like a charm you'll need the following:

  • Wordpress 3.0+
  • Php 5.0+
  • GD library+
Theme can be installed in 2 ways:

1) By FTP

  • Login to your site via FTP
  • Browse to your website folder: wp-content/themes
  • Download, extract and upload the theme from the folder you just extracted.
  • Login to your Worpdress Administration, navigate to Appearance -> Themes
  • Find the theme and Activate it.

2) Using Wordpress

  • Login to your Worpdress Administration, navigate to Appearance -> Themes
  • Click on Install themes
  • Select the Upload tab.
  • Browse for the theme ZIP file(inside the MAIN DOWNLOAD files)
  • Click on Install now.
  • Activate the theme.

Required Plugins - VERY IMPORTANT
1.After activating the theme you will receive this notice, with the plugins that are required:

2.Click on "Begin Installing Plugins" and the following screen will appear:

3.Check all the plugins, and click on Install (don't worry about Activating them, they will Activate on their own after this step)
One Click Install (Replicate Live Demo Theme)
If you want to make the theme look just like the one in the demo with a single click, go to Appearance->Theme Options->Importer and press the "Import All Dummy Data" Button. You are all set.Please note that this process can take up to 1-5 mins (Depending on your server performance). If you choose this option you don't need to make the steps bellow anymore.(like creating menus, setting reading options etc.).

Post Type - Standard or Video
This theme cames bundled up with two post types:

  • 1.Standard post type - pretty much the basic post type. In order to have a featured image to each news, when you add a post, scroll down to Set Featured Image, upload an image, and click Set Featured Image.

  • 2.Video Post Type - You can add video posts from 2 websites:

  • 2.1.Youtube

    To add a video post from Youtube go to Post -> Add New. Give it a name, and select the format video:

    On the Video Thumb enter the syntax as seen on the example bellow.

    IFZ0z5Fm-Ng is the video id from Youtube.

    Hit Publish.

  • 2.2.Vimeo

    To add a video post from Vimeo go to Post -> Add New. Give it a name, and select the format video:

    On the Video Thumb enter the syntax as seen on the example bellow.

    9679622 is the video id from Vimeo.

    Hit Publish.

  • 3.To display a post in the slider, simpky check the Featured in Homepage Slideshow Option, on the post page and click Save/Update.

  • Theme Settings Panel
    In order to open the Theme Settings Panel, so you can customize many aspects of your theme, such as logo, colours, tracking codes etc., you'll need to do the following:

  • Login to your Worpdress Administration, navigate to Appearance -> Theme Options

  • Menu Setup
    To setup your menu/menus:

    • Login to your Worpdress Administration, navigate to Appearance -> Menus
    • Click on "Create a new menu", enter menu name and click Create.
    • From the left side, check items that you need, and click Add to Menu.
    • You can edit each menu label/description by expanding it's tab.
    • At the bottom of the page, check where do you want to display the menu: Header Menu, Footer Menu, etc.

    Homepage Setup
  • 1.Create a template for homepage

  • 1.1. Navigate to Appearance -> Page Builder
  • 1.2. Enter a Template Name and Click on Create Template
  • 1.3. Drag the desired blocks on the page builder area and click Save Template
  • 1.4. If you do not see the Category / Popular Posts make sure you have created categories and added posts to them.
  • 1.5. Copy the template shortcode (i.e like [template id="5"]), and paste it to Appearance -> Theme Options -> Homepage
  • 1.6. Click on Save All Changes

  • Tip/Optional You can create multiple templates, and use the one you want at any time, by pasting it's shortcode to Appearance -> Theme Options -> Homepage
  • Tip/Optional: You can also use your created templates, by pasting the shortcode, to other pages you create from Pages Menu.

  • Contact us Page Setup
    In order to set up your Contact page navigate to Pages -> Add New, give it a name, and select the Contact Form Page. Click Publish and you're set!.

    Custom Colors for Each Category
    In order to add a custom color and background color to each category, when you create/edit a category, locate the Category Color Option, at the bottom of the page. Pick/enter a color and click Save/Update.

    Custom Widgets
    This theme came up with some cool custom widgets. In order to use them, navigate to Appearance -> Widgets. Widgets with Rumors! in front, are custom widgets. Drag and drop them on the desired sidebars.

    Multiple Sidebars
    This theme has multiple sidebars. This mean you can display each widgets you want, on the desired sidebar. The sidebars are located on the right side of the widgets.

    Footer Setup
    To customize your footer navigate to Appearance -> Widgets, and locate on the right side the three footer widgets. Drag and drop your desired widgets, on each section.

  • This theme comes bundled up with a bunch of shortcodes, so you can add pretty much everything to your pages such as: buttons, tabs, accordions, videos and so on.
  • To insert a shortcode to any page or post, simply click on the "Select shortcode" option, on the right side of post/page, select desired shortcode, copy and paste it on the editor, and start modifying.

  • Support
    If you encounter any problems with the theme, find a bug, or anything else, we are happy to help you. Submit a ticket on HeroWP Forums, and we'll take it from there.