Magnitude

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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 Magnitude
  5. After Installing the theme Click Activate button

FTP Installation

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

Via AF themes Site

  1. Download Magnitude theme via, www.afthemes.com/products/magnitude
  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.

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

Magnitude Recommended Plugins

  1. Contact Form 7
  2. WP Post Author
  3. MailChimp for WordPress
  4. One Click Demo Import

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 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

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 Magnitude

  • Go to Admin Panel > Appearance > Themes > Add New and search theme Magnitude
  • 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)

4. Set static frontpage template

  • Go to admin panel > Pages
  • Find the page that you have set to “Static Page”, here (Home Page recently set above)
  • Get Page Attibutes metabox > Template
  • Select Frontpage Template from the dropdown
  • Save Changes

Note: You can get all the available widgets on the Static Front Page Section Widget Area.
See the below video to know more about setting home page and blog page.

A Trip to Customizer

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

Main Banner and Featured Section

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Main Banner Options
  2. Check the available settings there.

The main banner section includes,

  • Banner Advertisement
  • Frontpage Layout Settings
  • Main Banner Section
  • Featured Categories Section
  • Featured Posts Section

Check all the available settings one by one. See the below videos to know more about this section.

Theme Options Overview

Available options are inside Appearance > Customize,

  • Preloader Options
  • Global Layout Options
  • Top Header Options
  • Header Options
  • Comment Count
  • Minutes Read Count
  • Date and Author
  • Single Post
  • Related Posts
  • Archive Settings
  • You May Have Missed
  • Footer

Each section have multiple settings, check them all. You can see the below video to know more about this section.

Widgets Overview

8+ custom widgets are available in this theme. You can place all the available widgets on the respected widgets area.

Custom Widgets are,

  • Author Biography
  • Posts Double Column Double Categories Widget
  • Posts Single Column Widget
  • Posts Slider Widget
  • Posts Grid Widget
  • Posts List Widget
  • Posts Tabbed Widget
  • Social Contacts Widget

Note: You can add all the above-listed widgets on the Static Front Page Section Widget Area. See the below video to know more about the widgets.

Available Widgets Areas

Magnitude has widgets areas,

  • Main Sidebar
  • Static Frontpage Content Section
  • Static Frontpage Sidebar Section
  • Off-Canvas Panel Sidebar
  • Footer Widgets Sections( 3 Sidebars in Footer )

P.S.:- More Sidebars are available in the premium version.

Magnitude Pro: Multiple Header Layout Options

Magnitude Pro: Main Banner Overview

Magnitude Pro: Color Options Overview