Familiarity with the 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:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts (WordPress Posts)
http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages (WordPress Pages)
http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels (Administration Panels)

Theme Installation

From WordPress Dashboard

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.
  2. Go to the Appearance panel, then Themes.
  3. Click Add New.
  4. Search theme name darknews
  5. After Installing the theme Click Activate button

Via AF themes Site

  1. Download Darknews via, https://afthemes.com/products/darknews
  2. Go to your WordPress website dashboard
  3. Go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload and select the Zip file you recently downloaded.
  4. Click on Install and Activate it.

FTP Installation

  1. Use your FTP software to browse to wp-content/themes folder.
  2. Extract darknews.zip and upload the folder.
  3. Once it’s uploaded, go to your WordPress Admin, browse to Appearance > Themes.
  4. Click the Activate link.

You can always use the support forum in case if you faced any problem while installing the theme.

Darknews Recommended Plugins

All the above-listed plugins are recommended on the WordPress dashboard after activating the theme. You can simply install them from there. See the below video to know more about installing plugins.

How to Import Dummy Data?

Importing the demo data is easy in Darknews News and Magazine Responsive WordPress theme.

  1. Download AF Companion Plugin recommend by the theme
  2. After Installing the plugin, Click Activate button
  3. Open AF Companion which appears in you Dashboard.
  4. Then, Click on Import Option of the Demo

Note: If your website has genuine content already, it is not recommended to import the dummy data. Make sure, you are building a new website from scratch before importing the dummy data.

How to add Pages?

It is easy to add a post and page in WordPress.

  1. Go to Admin Panel
  2. Go to Pages Add New
  3. Give the Title of the Page
  4. Write the Content of the Page
  5. Scroll to down and see the right corner, you will find the Set Featured Image section

Darknews Single Page

Darknews Archive Page

Note: If you are not familiar with the new WordPress Editor Gutenberg, you can easily disable it and enable the classic editor.

1. Install Theme Darknews

  • Go to Admin Panel > Appearance > Themes > Add New and search theme Darknews
  • Click on Install and then Activate

We already mentioned the possible methods to install theme above.

2. Create Page for Home and Blog( Static front Page )
At first, you need to create two pages, one for Home Page and another for the Blog page.

  • Go to admin panel > Pages > Add New
  • Give the title of the page (Example: Home Page)
  • Click on Publish to publish the page.
  • Create another page (for Blog).

3. Set Homepage and Blog page

  • Go to admin panel > Settings > Reading
  • Click on “A static page (select below)”
  • Set Front page: (Home Page recently created above)
  • Posts page:(Blog you recently created)

A Trip to Customizer

Well, Darknews is fully developed based on customizer. So, you need to check all the options available inside customizer meticulously.

1. Site Identify

  • Site title with tagline can be added with logo
  • Color and Font size could be customized

2. Color

You can find color options inside Customize>Color panel

3. Menu

You could follow the below steps to add menu:

Step 1: Go to the customizer option of the Appearance

Step 2: Click on the menu and create a menu and select the option below of the menu

Step 3: Then click on Add item and add custom link ,page categories you want 

4. Widgets

All widgets could be add in different section of the

  • Content page
  • Sidebar
  • Off Canvas
  • Footer First, Second and Third Section
  • Below Feature Section
  • Banner Ad Section

5. Header Option

Header option contain 3 section.

  • Header Setting: Where you could change the top header and watch online button
  • Header Advertisement: Where you could add the advertisement image
  • Header Image: Can add background image in the header

6. Main Banner Option

Customization of Main banner along with Popular news and Breaking news is present here.

7. Frontpage Option

Options for the below section are available

  • Frontpage Layout
  • Feature Post
  • Post List

8. Theme Option

Available options are inside Appearance > Customize

  • Font & Typography
  • Global Setting
  • Single Post
  • Archive Setting
  • Sidebar Setting
  • Breadcrumb Option
  • Categories Option
  • Author & Date Setting
  • Minute Read Count
  • Excerpt Setting
  • You May Have Missed
  • Footer Option

Widgets Overview

2 Column layouts and 9+ custom widgets along with WordPress default widgets are available in this theme. You can place all the available widgets on the respected widgets area.

  • Author Info
  • Posts Double Column Widget
  • Posts Express List Widget
  • Posts Grid Widget
  • Posts List Widget
  • Posts Slider Widget
  • Posts Carousel Widget
  • Trending Posts Widget
  • Social Contacts Widget

Note: You can add all the above-listed widgets on the Static Front Page Section Widget Area.