BLAZE MAG

Subcompact Magazine / News WP Theme by ThemeFlames
Online Theme Documentation

COMPLETE VIDEO GUIDE

5-STEP QUICK INSTALLATION

  • Installing the Theme

    1. You will find a zip file under the blazemag → Theme Files called blazemag.zip

    2. Go to your Wordpress dashboard and navigate to Appearance → Themes and click upload. Select the blazemag.zip file from your computer.

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  • Activating the Mega Menu Plugin

    1. Just after installation you will see the theme asking to install a required plugin (which is needed for the the mega menu), please click on activate and the plugin will be activated.

    2.Then directly go to Kodda Menu 2+ (which will be the latest item on the main menu) and go to the sub-menu item Backup Settings. Click on Choose File and navigate to blazemag → Assets → Dummy Data and upload the file mega_menu_export. Now your top-menu settings are loaded. You can change them anytime under this area.

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    3.Now please open the menu settings and toggle between all submenu items and click on Get to get your posts & links for categories. As you may see the current links are link to our demo site, so you update your links and don't forget to click on Save

  • Importing Dummy Data

    1. Please find the all_posts_blaze.xml file under the blazemag → Assets → Dummy Data folder.

    2. Go to your Wordpress dashboard and navigate to Tools → Import and select the Wordpress Importer. Then upload the .xml file from your computer using this tool.

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  • Regenerating Thumbnails

    Why is this important: Because the theme uses some pre-defined thumbnail sizes on certain sections. If you already have content on your Wordpress database or if you just uploaded a dummy content you have to run this plugin once so all the images which were created before can be cropped to fit the theme's needs.

    1. After activating the theme and activating the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin (which you will find under blazemag → Assets → Plugins folder), go to Tools → Regenerate Thumbnails regenerate all your images once so theme can work properly.

  • Setting Up Your Homepage

    1. By default the theme shows a basic blog-type front page. To have a custom homepage go to Settings → Reading and select static page to display as front page. And choose your Home as your front page.

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USING VISUAL COMPOSER AND COLORS

  • Using the Homepage Template

    1. By default the theme shows a basic blog-type front page. To have a more sophisticated homepage go to Pages → Add New and create a new page with selecting the Homepage template, you should select it from the right panel where it says Page Attributes.

    2. You will see two options over the page text editor, one being Visual Composer and the other being Classic Editor. Select the Visual Composer, if not it's already selected and add your first row. Keep in mind to use maximum of 3 columns for the sake of some special sized elements to be displayed properly. Then you can add some elements like post teaser grids, post sliders or widget elements.

    3. Go to Settings → Reading and select static page to display as front page. And choose your newly created My Homepage (or whatever you named that page) as your front page.

  • Adding Category Colors

    Uniform Colors: Go to Posts → Categories and click on a category. On the bottom you will see the category color input field. Type here a hex color like #ed9820 and your category will use that color as its uniform color for widgets, headings, borders etc.

POSTS

  • Teasers in Posts

    While editing a post, open Screen Options on the top right and check Post Excerpts from there, scroll down and you'll see the Posts Excerpts input. What you will write here as a post excerpt will be used as a teaser for this post.

USING THE THEME OPTIONS PANEL