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Familiarity with WordPress ecosystem

Please take the time to read through the instructions and take notice of the instructions listed here, as many support related questions can be answered simply by re-reading these instructions.

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If you are new with wordpress, please read the wordpress documentation first: (WordPress Posts) (WordPress Pages) (Administration Panels)

Using WordPress Dashboard to install theme:

To Install a Theme via WordPress Dashboard follow these steps:

Go to your WordPress Admin Panel & Log in (Ex:
Go to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New
From top, Click on Upload Theme
Choose the ZIP file you’ve downloaded & Click Install Now
Click on Activate to active the theme

Import demo content in one click:

Note: This is not a mandatory step. You should only do it if you want to import all the content from our demo site. It won’t affect your existing content.

Kindly install and activate One Click Demo Import plugin.

If you are a visual learner, you can watch this video tutorial about How To setup a demo content after Theme Installation.

CoverNews Setup Video Tutorials

Setting up Frontpage

CoverNews Customizer Overview

CoverNews Widgets Overview

Upgrading to CoverNews Pro

CoverNews Pro is a new theme so you install it by uploading the theme zip to WordPress (Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme). You won’t lose any of your content (posts, pages etc) when you activate it.

Step 1: Collect the Pro .zip file & license key

After completing purchase, Log in into your AF themes Account
Click on View from there you can download it and also collect Licence key

Step 2: Installing CoverNews Pro

Go to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New
From top, Click on Upload Theme

File Upload Size:
Be sure to check php upload_max_filesize and post_max_size is 32M or higher. If you are running shared web hosting you should contact your web hosting service provider to find more information about that. If you are running unmanaged dedicated server or VPS you should check your php.ini file. Alternatively you can edit .htaccess file in the root of your website and add the following values:

php_value post_max_size 32M
php_value upload_max_filesize 32M

Setting these values will ensure you wont get an error reporting that your upload and post memory limit is too low.
Alternatively, you can also upload theme file using FTP/SFTP file server tool or directly from the cPanel or file manager dashboard provided by you file hosting provider.

Choose the ZIP file you’ve downloaded & Click Install Now
Click on Activate to activate the theme

Step 3: Activating your license

Go to your website & log in
Go to Appearance -> Theme License
Paste your theme license key into the License Key field
Click on Save Changes

Info: Without activating license, you will not receive any updates of CoverNews Pro