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 to 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

Via AF themes Site

  1. Download the Newsium Pro theme via, www.afthemes.com/products/newsium-pro
  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 the wp-content/themes folder.
  2. Extract newsium-pro.zip and upload the folder.
  3. Once it’s uploaded, go to your WordPress Admin, and browse to Appearance > Themes.
  4. Click the Activate link.

Activate License

  1. Go to your WordPress website dashboard
  2. Go to Appearance > Theme License
  3. Enter your theme license key into the License Key field
  4. Click Activate

Info: Without activating the license, you will not receive any updates on the theme.

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

Newsium Pro 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.

Newsium Pro Homepage

Newsium Pro Theme Offers Two different Homepage Options

  1. Your Latest Posts
  2. A Static Page

1. Your Latest Posts

The theme Default mode is Your Latest Posts where Admin posts are displayed in List Layout which the admin could customize from the steps below:

Appearance > Customizer > Theme Option > Archive Setting

where, the admin could change the Layouts, Content View, and Pagination

Newsium Archive Pages Layouts

2. Create a Page for Home and Blog( Static Front Page )
At first, 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 the Blog)
  • 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)
  • After that admin could add the widgets to the widgets section of the frontpage provided by the Theme


  • Go to the Appearance then Click on the Customizer
  • Click on the Homepage Setting Option
  • Select A Static Page
  • Create A Homepage and A Post Page
  • Then, You could go to the Widgets section of the customizer where you could add the widgets at the Frontpage Area

How to add Pages/Posts?

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

  1. Go to Admin Panel
  2. Go to Pages/Posts Add New
  3. Give the Title of the Page/Post
  4. Write the Content of the Page/Post
  5. Scroll down and see the right corner, you will find the Featured Image section where you could add the feature image for the Post or the Page

Newsium Pro Single Posts

All posts could be customized either Individually or Globally from the Theme Customizer Option

Individual: Dashboard > Posts> Edit Post > Admin could get an option of editing the Content Layout and Alignment

Globally: Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Theme Option > Single Post (Image position for feature image with disabling option is provided for better display and the content layout can be changed.)

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

How to Import Dummy Data?

Importing the demo data is easy in Newsium News and Magazine Responsive WordPress themes.

  1. Download AF Companion Plugin recommend by the theme
  2. After installing the plugin, Click Activate button
  3. Open AF Companion which appears in your Dashboard.
  4. Then, Click on the 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.

A Trip to Customizer

Well, Newsium Pro is fully developed based on a customizer. So, you need to check all the options available inside the 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 a number of color options inside Customize> Color panel

Light Mode

  • Top Header Background and Text Color
  • Menu Background Color
  • Menu Item Color
  • Menu Badge Background and Text Color
  • Primary Color
  • Secondary and Text Over Secondary Color
  • Title Over Image Color
  • General Title Color
  • Background Color
  • Secondary Background Color
  • Tertiary Box and Text Over Tertiary Color
  • Categories Color
  • Mailchimp Background and Title Color
  • Footer Background and Text Color
  • Footer Credit Section Background and Text Color

Dark Mode

  • Secondary and Text Over Secondary Color
  • Categories Color
  • Menu Badge Background and Text Color

3. Header Image

  • Header images can be placed with the control of image overlay transparency and size with random header images

4. Background Image

  • Background Image could be changed
  • The size of the image can be managed
  • Scroll With page option
  • Container Padding option

5. Menu

You could follow the below steps to add a 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 the menu

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

6. Frontpage Option

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Options
  2. Check the available settings there.
  • Main Banner Section: Different layouts and styles with color functions are available with category selecting an option
  • Banner Advertisement: The advertisement banner could be displayed in the header.
  • Frontpage Layout: Different layouts could be set for frontpage
  • Exclusive Post: Enable the option and select the categories option for Ticker News

Available Widgets Areas

Newsium has widgets areas,

  • Main Sidebar
  • Off-Canvas Panel Sidebar
  • Static Frontpage Section
  • Static Frontpage Primary Sidebar Section
  • Static Frontpage Secondary Sidebar Section
  • Banner Advertisements Widget Area
  • Posts Section Advertisements Widget Area
  • Above Main Banner Section Widget Area
  • Below Main Banner Section Widget Area
  • Footer Widgets Sections( 3 Sidebars in Footer )

Theme Options Overview

Available options are inside Appearance > Customize,

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
  • Exclusive Posts
  • Main Banner 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: The loader that appears below loading the site can be enabled and disabled
  • Global Layout Options: Global content alignment with post categories display option and widgets excerpt.
  • Font & Typography: Font Family with Font size of Post Title, Section Title, General, and others can be changed
  • Header Options:
    • Header layout: The side and Center layout of the Header could be set with a header sticky option
    • Home Menu Icon: The home icon on the menu section can be customized
    • Language Switcher Shortcode: The language switcher option could be placed using the shortcode of the plugin
    • Watch Online: You can add any header custom links to encourage your visitors to show special pages
  • Breadcrumb Options: 4 different layouts could be changed using plugins
  • Sidebar Options: Sidebar sticky option with sidebar color 4 different mode options
  • Comment Count: The comment counting option could be set here
  • Minutes Read Count: The number per minute to read could be managed
  • Date and Author: The user can select either to view the date or author name in the post in a different section with more numbers of date format.
  • Single Post: Disabling option of feature image is provided
  • Related Posts: Post seen below the single post name and post number could be managed
  • Archive Settings: List, Grid, Full, and Masonry with individual alignment options can be chosen for archive pages
  • Mailchimp Subscriptions Form Section: Mailchimp could be shown about the footer using the shortcode
  • You May Have Missed: The grid post section seen above the footer section could be managed
  • Footer: Theme Credits hiding option present in the footer section

Each section has multiple settings, check them all.

Widgets Overview

3 Column layouts and 13+ custom widgets are available in this theme. You can place all the available widgets in the respected widgets area.

Custom Widgets are,

  • Author Biography
  • Posts Carousel Widget
  • Posts Double Column Double Categories Widget
  • Posts Slider Widget
  • Posts Grid Widget
  • Posts List Widget
  • Posts Tabbed Widget
  • Social Contacts Widget
  • Posts Single Column Widget
  • Posts Express grid Widget
  • Posts Express List Widget
  • Trending Posts Vertical Carousel Widget
  • YouTube Video Slider Widget

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