Fluid Magazine

Important Note:

Before beginning the installation process, please make sure you are using the latest version of WordPress and the Theme.

Theme Documentation:

Thank you for choosing Fluid Magazine WordPress theme! This documentation covers the installation and the usage of the theme. We encourage you to read through this document and keep it handy for reference. If you have any questions about the theme or need assistance with anything related to the theme, please feel free to post your questions by opening a support ticket and our support team will be happy to assist you.

Getting Started

Let’s get started!  First, make sure that you have all the necessary things required to install Fluid Magazine, WordPress Magazine Theme.

Theme Requirements

Make sure you have the latest version of WordPress installed, by checking the updates tab from your current WordPress dashboard.

Theme Requirements

If you haven’t downloaded WordPress already, you can download it from the WordPress repository via https://wordpress.org/download/ .

Although Fluid Magazine WordPress Magazine Theme will work with 4.5 and above versions of WordPress, it is recommended to have the latest version of WordPress.

After you have the latest version of WordPress, download the theme, and save it somewhere handy on your computer, as you will be using the included files for the rest of the installation process.

Theme Files

WordPress Theme Files— This (fluid-magazine.zip) is a compressed WordPress theme file containing all of the required templates, images, and icons required for the theme to function properly.

Step 1: Upload and Activation

There are two methods to install Fluid Magazine theme.  You may either upload the fluid-magazine.zip file using the WordPress theme installer (Recommended), or you can unzip fluid-magazine.zip and upload the unzipped folder via FTP (Advanced).

Method 1 ( Recommended): Install Using the WordPress Theme Installer

  1. Log into your WordPress site and opens the Administration Panel.
  2. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard
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  3. Click on the Add New button
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  4. Click on the Upload Theme link
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  5. Click on Choose File, select the fluid-magazine.zip file from your computer and click upload.
  6. Click Install Now.
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Method 2: Install Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Unzip “fluid-magazine.zip” file on your computer.

Login using FTP client to access your host web server.

Locate the wp-content folder in your WordPress install files.

Upload the unzipped Fluid Magazine folder into the: wp-content/themes folder.

For More Information about installing theme using FTP visit: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes#Adding_New_Themes

Activate the theme

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel.
  2. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress menu
  3. Hover over the theme thumbnail and click the Activate button.

Plugins Installation

Installing Plugin:

To install a plugin in your WordPress admin panel and follow the following steps.

  1. Navigate to Plugins > Add New.
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  1. Search for the name of the plugin you wish to install which will return a list of potential plugins.
  2. Click Details to read more about a plugin.
  3. Click “Install Now” if you wish to install the plugin.Plugin-Install-Web
  4. It may ask if you are sure, and you may proceed. The installation will commence once you confirm to proceed.
  5. After the plugin is downloaded. Go to Plugins>Installed Plugins. Click “Activate Plugin” to make it available for use.Plugin-Activate

Recommended Plugins:

We recommend you to download the following plugins when necessary:

  1. Jetpack by WordPress.com, by: Automattic

The plugin provides a variety of complementary features for your Theme.

  1. Regenerate Thumbnails by Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)

If you have existing content, this will help you update your image thumbnails sizes.

To set up the homepage you must first create a new page.

Home Page Setup

To set up the homepage you must first create a new page.

To create a new Page

  1. Go to Pages > Add New.
    Add Page
  1. Enter the Page Title for the Page. You do not require to enter anything in the content section for creating a home page.
  2. Select the Homepage Template from the Page Attributes section.
  3. Click Publish.
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Configuring the front Page display setting

  1. Go to Appearance>Customize > Default Settings> Static Front Page.
  2. Select A static page under Front Page displays
  3. Choose the page you just created with homepage template as Front page.
  4. Click Save & Publish.

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Default Settings

Site Identity

To set up Site Identity,

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Default Settings > Site Identity
  2. Click Select logo by clicking Select Logo.
  3. Upload and select the desired image.
  4. Enter the Site Title and Tagline
  5. Check Display Header Text for the Site title and Tagline to appear on your homepage.
  6. Click Select Image under Site Icon
  7. Upload and select the desired image. (The Site Icon/ favicon is used as a browser and app icon for your site. The recommended Site Icon size is 512*512 pixels.)
  8. Click Save & Publish.

Colors

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Default Settings >Colors
  2. Change the Background Color by clicking on the respective Select Color button
  3. Click Save & Publish.
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Background Image

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Default Settings >Background Image
  2. Click Select Image.
  3. Upload and Select a Background Image
  4. Click Save & Publish.
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Slider Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Slider Settings
  2. Enable Homepage Slider to display it in the homepage.
  3. Enable Auto Transition to automatically move the slides.
  4. Enable Slider Caption to slow slider Caption.
  5. Choose Slider Animation, Slider Speed, and Animation Speed.
  6. Enter Read more text.
  7. Choose Slider Category. ( The feature image and the post title of the posts under the selected category will be displayed on the slider)
  8. Click Save and Publish.

 

Home Page Content Settings

Note: Before You continue with the section, make sure you have properly configured your homepage settings.

Featured Post Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Home Page Settings> Featured Post Section 
  2. Enable Featured Post Section for it to be visible on the Homepage.
  3. Choose a category for the section. ( The feature image and the post title of the posts in the selected category will appear in this section)
  4. Click Save & Publish.

Top News Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Home Page Settings>Top News Section 
  2. Enable Top News Section to display it in Homepage Section
  3. Enter section title.
  4. Select a category for the section
  • The Featured Image of the posts of the selected category will be displayed under the section.
  • The Post Titles of the selected category will be displayed under the section.
  1. Click Save & Publish.

Category Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Home Page Settings>Category Section
  2. Choose Category One, Category Two and the latest blog category.
  3. Click Save & Publish.

 

Breadcrumb Settings

  1.  Go to Appearance>Customizer>Breadcrumb Settings
  2. Check Enable Breadcrumb
  3. Check Show Current, if you wish to display the current Page on the breadcrumb.
  4. Enter Breadcrumb Home Text
  5. Enter Breadcrumb Separator
  6. Click Save & Publish
    Breadcrumb Settings

Social Settings:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Social Settings
  2. Enter the Social media Links.
  3. Click Save & Publish.

Header Settings:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Advertisement Settings
  2. Check Enable search form to show search form in the header.
  3. Click Save & Publish.

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Advertisement Settings
  2. Check Enable Header Advertisement to show header advertisement.
  3. Check Open Link in Different Tab  to open the link in different tab
  4. Upload Image for the Advertisement.
  5. Enter Header Advertisement Link.
  6. Click Save & Publish.

Custom CSS Settings

  1. Go to Appearance >Customize>Custom CSS settings.
  2. Enter the required custom CSS. For example, to change the body font size to 17 Pixels:
  3. body{font-size: 17px}
  1. Click Save & Publish.
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Navigation / Menu Setup

Option 1:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize>Menus  in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on Add new menu button.
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  3. Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button
  4. Choose the pages, categories, custom links from the left-side of your screen by selecting the checkbox and click on Add to Menu for desired Menu items.
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  5. Order the menu items by using drag and drop function in Menu structure Panel.
  6. Check the Menu Location ( under Menu Settings )  to Primary
  7. Click Save and Publish after adding required pages, categories in the menu.

Option 2:

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Click on Create a new menu link.menu3
  3. Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button.menu4
  4. Choose the pages, categories, custom links from the left-side of your screen by selecting the checkbox and click on Add to Menu for desired Menu items.
  5. Order the menu items by using drag and drop function in Menu structure Panel.
  6. Check Menu Location to Primary
  7. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu.Menu 3-EP

Widgets:

Fluid Magazine offers four custom widgets: Rara Recent Post, Rara Popular Post, Rara Featured Post and Rara Social Links along with the WordPress default widget options. You can add and remove widgets by following the steps below:

Adding a widget:

Option 1:

  1. Navigate to Appearance> Widgets
  2. There are four widget spaces, including Right sidebar and three footer.
  3. Drag the desired widget to  the desired widget space. There is a description of each included widget that you can choose from.

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Option 2:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Widget
  2. Click the desired Widget Area (Right Sidebar, Footer One, Footer Two etc)
  3. Click Add a Widget. There is a description of each included widget that you can choose from.
  4. Click on the desired widget.
  5. Drag and reorder the widget as desired
  6. Click Save& Publish. widget

    Remove  Widget

    1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Widget
    2. Click the desired Widget Area ( Right Sidebar, Footer One, Footer Two etc)
    3. Click the widget you want to delete and click delete.
    4. Click Save Changes.
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Create a Blog Page

To create a blog page you need to first create a page with a blog page template.

 

  1. Go to Pages > Add New.
    Add Page
  2. Enter the Page Title for the Page
  3. Select the Default Template from the Page Attributes section
  4. Click Publish.
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Configuring the Page display setting

Go to Appearance>Customize > Default Settings> Static Front Page.

Choose the page you just created for the Blog as Posts Page.

Click Save & Publish.
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Create a New Page

  1. Go to Pages > Add New.
    Add Page
  2. Enter the Page Title for the Page
  3. Write the required Text in the content section
  4. Select the Default Template from the Page Attributes section
  5. Click Publish.
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Add a Blog Post

  1. Go to Posts>Add new.
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  2. Select the post format on the right sidebar.
  3. Give a title and fill it with content
  4. Upload a featured image by clicking on Set Feature Image on the right sidebar of the screen.
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  5. Click Publish

Adding Excerpt in the Post

  1. For adding excerpt to the existing post. Go to Post>All Posts from WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click Edit below the post name.
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  3. Click on the Screen Option on the top left side of the screen.
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  4. Check Excerpt.
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  5. A content box for excerpt will appear below the content section. Enter the required details.
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  6. Click Publish or Update

Post Formats

This theme has built-in functionality for the post formats including text, aside, image, video, quote, and link post formats. Select the Post format as desired.
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Gallery Post Format

For Inserting Gallery in the post, you must first install the Jetpack Plugin. To learn how to install a plugin, read– Installing Plugins. You must have a WordPress Account to use JetPack. Use Your WordPress Account to activate Jetpack in your website.

  1. Navigate to Jetpack>Settings on the dashboard
  2. Activate the Carousel and Tiled Galleries option by clicking Activate link.
  3. Navigate to the Post where you want to insert the gallery and come its Edit window
  4. Click Add Mediajet-pack-1
  5. Click Create Gallery
  6. Upload and select the desired images for the gallery and click create a new Gallery.jetpack3
  7. Choose the desired Size and Type of your gallery display.
  8. Use drag and drop to order the picture.
  9. Click Insert Gallery.
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  10. Click Preview to preview the post and click Publish when you are satisfied.

Helpful Tips

  1. We highly recommend using Child Theme if you need to change the code of the theme. Do not change the codes in the files of the parent theme as all such changes will be lost when the theme is updated. For information about How to create a child theme visit: https://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
  2. Always keep BackUp of your theme before making any changes to the theme.
  3. If you get any problem in using the theme, you can do the following things:
    • Deactivate the plugins, sometimes plugin conflict may cause issues with the theme. Please deactivate the unused plugins.
    • Replace the latest modified code with the original code.
    • If the issue still pertains, feel free to contact us using our Support Ticket
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