Click Newspaper

Theme Documentation

“Click Newspaper” documentation by “clickthemes” v1.0.0

  • Author: clickthemes
  • Support: Support Center
  • Created: December 11, 2017
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Install the theme

  1. Make sure that you have the latest version of Wordpress installed.
  2. You can upload Click Newspaper to Wordpress in one of two different ways:
    1. Extract the clicknewspaper.zip and upload the extracted clicknewspaper folder to the /wp-content/themes/ directory on your FTP server. Watch this help video.
    2. Go to Appearance » Themes and click on the Add New link at the top. Then click Choose File, then select clicknewspaper.zip and click Install Now.
  3. After you upload the theme, activate it by going to Appearance » Themes and place your mouse over Click Newspaper and click the Activate button underneath.
  4. After you activate the theme, you will be given the option to install two plugins (WP Subtitle and Contact Form 7). Install them, and then click the Activate Plugin button. Repeat this process for each plugin separately. NOTE: You do not have to use these plugins later, but it’s required to install.

Update the theme

From time to time, a theme update will be released that either fixes a bug and/or adds new features to the theme. You can update the theme in one of two ways:

  1. Upload the new clicknewspaper folder from the clicknewspaper.zip file via FTP and overwrite the old files.
  2. Remove the old version of the theme by going to Appearance » Themes and activating another theme (you may want to place your site in Maintenance mode via a plugin). Then, hover your mouse over the Click News theme image and click Theme Details. Then click delete in the lower right corner of the window that appears. Then, follow the installation instructions above to install the new version of the theme.

NOTE: Updating the theme will overwrite any changes you made to any of the core theme files (index.php, style.css, header.php, etc), but you will not lose any changes you made to the Customizer, Menus, Widgets, etc.


Setup the theme

The theme has no need any special setup in the first time, just the menus, and widgets. The main menu on the top (header menu), the category menu (header menu) which is displayed when is clicked the bars icon on left, the menu on the bottom (footer menu) and the sidebar for widgets on the footer.

Installing demo files

The Click Newspaper theme contains the demo.xml file (located in demo folder) and after the installation of that file, the theme will look complete.

This video explains how to use demo.xml file. NOTE: This is optional.


Navigation menu

To use the theme menu function firstly you have to define menu, than you can add menu items, and than you can make submenus.

Click here for more informations about menus.

Define menu

You must define a menu before you can add items to it.

Add menu to the site

To apper the menu on the site you have to choose the position of the menu with Theme Locations.

Adding items to the menu

You can add different link types into your menu, these are split between panes left of the menu you’re currently editing.

NOTE: Your custom menu has now been saved.

Multi level menus

When planning the structure of your menu, it helps to think of each menu item as a heading in a formal report document. In a formal report, main section headings (level 1 headings) are the nearest to the left of the page; sub-section headings (level 2 headings) are indented slightly further to the right; any other subordinate headings (level 3, 4, etc within the same section are indented even further to the right.

The WordPress menu editor allows you to create multi-level menus using a simple “drag and drop” interface. Drag menu items up or down to change their order of appearance in the menu. Drag menu items left or right in order to create sub-levels within your menu.

To make one menu item a subordinate of another, you need to position the child underneath its parent and then drag it slightly to the right.

  1. Position the mouse over the child menu item.
  2. Whilst holding the left mouse button, drag it to the right.
  3. Release the mouse button.
  4. Repeat these steps for each sub-menu item.
  5. Click the Save Menu button in the Menu Editor to save your changes.

Social icons

To make a social menu just create a menu, and make a position to social menu.

These are the brands icons you can use:


Footer Widgets

The theme has sidebar support, what is display in footer.

Sidebars play an important role in designing the layout of a WordPress website to display content other than the main articles of a website. For example, a short list of recent articles, recent comments, a list of pages, or popular articles on a website can easily be displayed across the entire site.

It can also be used to display advertisements from third-party websites. Users can drag and drop items into sidebars from Appearance » Widgets in the admin panel. Some WordPress themes come with highly configurable options to create dynamic layouts for different sections of a website, which allow users to add their own sidebars from a drag and drop interface.

This video explains how to use WordPress sidebar.


Customize the theme

With the WordPress Theme customizer you can personalize how the theme seems.

Open WordPress Administration panel, and navigate Appearance » Themes, roll over the Newspaper theme and click the Customize button. After you have done the customization just click the save, and refresh your site.

Newspaper template support this functions:


Theme Features and Usage

The theme has some opportunities to make your post and your site more interesting.


Create Post

Tons of oportunities to write a post. Here is a little video tutorial to show the basics:


Create post styles

In the home and the archive pages have several different post style or post look. They differ in the width of the block and the size of the font, and the background colors.

The default look is the small (25% width of full width), but if you want another style, just add some of the tags into the post in post edit mode.

The names of the tags are listed below and you can also see them in the picture.

  • Differ in the width:

    1. Default – for this look should not be entered tag
    2. Stretch – for this look needs to be entered stretch tag
    3. Large – for this look needs to be entered l or large tag
    4. Extralarge – for this look needs to be entered xl tag
    5. Extra-extralarge – for this look needs to be entered xxl tag
  • Differ in the colors:

    1. Gray – for this look needs to be entered gray tag
    2. Black – for this look needs to be entered black tag
  • Header posts:

    1. Top left – for this look needs to be entered topleft tag
    2. Top right – for this look needs to be entered topright tag

NOTE: Tags with widths and colors can be combined (for example: xxl and black).

Lastly don’t forget Update or Publish the post.


Excerpt

To create a lead text in WordPress it has two way, but this theme supports only one way, the excerpt.

In the post edit mode the top right corner click the Screen options button. And check the Ecxerpt (only once you have to do this).

Scroll down the Excerpt section and type the lead text.

Save or Publish.


Featured image for the posts

The theme supports the Featured image function, this means you can able to display images on the home screen and the archive pages.

In the post edit mode scroll down to the “Featured image” section on the right.

To add a featured image in a WordPress post, simply click on “Set Featured Image” link inside the featured image meta box shown in the screenshot above.

This will open the WordPress Media Uploader. You can use that to upload an image from your computer or use an existing image from your media library. Once you select the image, simply click on Set Featured Image button.

Lastly don’t forget Update or Publish the post.


Developer's Guide

If you are a developer maybe this is useful to you.


Folders structure


Sources and Credits


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