Newsphere

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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 Newsphere
  5. After Installing the theme Click Activate button

FTP Installation

  1. Use your FTP software to browse to wp-content/themes folder.
  2. Extract newsphere.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 Newsphere theme via, www.afthemes.com/products/newsphere
  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.

Newsphere Recommended Plugins

  1. WooCommerce
  2. Contact Form 7
  3. WP Post Author
  4. MailChimp for WordPress
  5. 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 Newsphere News and Magazine Responsive WordPress theme. See the below video to know how to import the dummy data.

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 Newsphere

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

See the below video to know more about setting home page and blog page.

A Trip to Customizer

Well, Newsphere 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
  • Featured 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

10+ 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

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

Newsphere has widgets areas,

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

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

Newsphere Pro: Color Options Overview

Newsphere Pro: Main Banner Overview