Newsium Pro

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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

Via AF themes Site

  1. Download 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 wp-content/themes folder.
  2. Extract newsium-pro.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.

Newsium Pro Recommended Plugins

  1. WP Post Author
  2. Everest Forms
  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 Import Dummy Data?

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


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


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 Newsium Pro

  • Go to Admin Panel > Appearance > Themes > Add New and search theme Newsium Pro
  • 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, Newsium Pro 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
  • Popular Tags
  • Exclusive Posts
  • Main Banner Section
  • Trending 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
  • Fonts & Typography
  • Top Header Options
  • Header Options
  • Comment Count
  • Minutes Read Count
  • Date and Author
  • Single Post
  • Related Posts
  • Archive Settings
  • Mailchimp Subscriptions
  • Instagram carousel
  • You May Have Missed
  • Footer

Each section have 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 on 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 on the Static Front Page Section Widget Area.

Available Widgets Areas


Newsium Pro 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 )