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MagCast

“MagCast” Magazine/News WordPress ThemeTheme Instruction

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Installation

a) Through Dashboard

  • Log in to the WordPress dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Themes.
  • Click on Add New button
  • Search for MagCast
  • And for MagCast Pro click on Upload Theme button at the top.
  • Click on Install button and for MagCast Pro choose the zip file of MagCast Pro then click on Install Now and activate it.

b) Manual Installation using FTP

  • Download the MagCast/MagCast Pro theme.
  • Unzip magcast.zip to your desktop.
  • Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/themes/.
  • Upload MagCast/MagCast Pro theme to /wp-content/themes/.
  • Go to Appearance > Themes and activate MagCast/MagCast Pro theme from Dashboard.

Custom Menus

This theme supports Custom Menu. You can set it through the following steps.

  • Go to Appearance > Menus.
  • Give your menu a name and build it up using little widgets on the right.
  • You can add Pages, Posts, Custom Links, Categories and Format.
  • Now simply select the Display Location to Primary Navigation for your newly created menus using a widget on the left. Afterwards, click Save.

See Menu Help for more information.


Social Profiles Menu

This theme supports Social Profiles menu. You can set it through the following steps.

  • Go to Appearance > Menus.
  • Create a new menu with any name you like and add your social profiles URL’s as Custom links shown in below screenshot.

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  • Now simply select the Display Location to Social Navigation and click on Save Menu button as shown in above screenshot.

Custom Header Back to Top

This theme supports Custom Header Feature. From this option you can set image in the header.

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Header Image.
  • Click on Add New Image button to select the image.
  • Click on Select and Crop button.
  • Crop the image according to your wish and click on Crop Image button.
  • Click on Crop and Publish button then click on Save & Publish button.

Custom Background Back to Top

This theme supports Custom Background Feature. From this option you can set image for your background.

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Background Image.
  • Click on Select Image button.
  • After that select the image from your media library and click on Choose button.
  • Then click on Save & Publish button.
  • You can see the preview on the same setting page as well.
  • Click on Save & Publish button.

Note: The background effect will only seen if you set the Layout Options > Site Layout option to Narrow Layout instead of Wide Layout.


Specific Post/Page Layout Setting Back to Top

This theme allows you to choose the specific layout for every post and every page display. To set the layout for Post/Page follow the steps give below.

  • Go to Posts/Pages > All Posts/All Pages.
  • Click on any Post/Page.
  • You will see a box named Select layout for this specific Post only. in belower part of the text editor box. If you don’t find it, click on the Screen Options in the right top part and check on the Select layout for this specific Post only to show its option.
  • If you select Default Layout Set in Customizer option, the layout set in Layout Options > Content Layout, will be the layout for this post as well.
  • You can select from No Sidebar, No Sidebar, Full Width, Left Sidebar and Right Sidebar to be this post’s specific layout and click on Update button.

Custom CSS Back to Top

If you want to add/edit some CSS, you can follow the instructions below, your custom CSS will overwrite the theme’s CSS.

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS.
  • Write your Custom CSS there and click on Save & Publish button.

How to Disable Page Comments Back to Top

  • Go to the specific page on which you want to turn off the comments from dashboard.
  • Look for the Discussion box somewhere below the editor box.
  • If you don’t find it, click on the Screen Options in the right top part and check on the Discussion box and then discussion box will appear below the page editor.
  • Uncheck the Allow Comments box in the Discussion box and click on Update button.

Setting Up Magazine Template Back to Top

First create a page with any name or you can set your any existing page to Magazine Template. Follow the instruction below to set the Magazine Template for your page.

  • To set the page to Magazine Template go to page editor and you will see the Page Attributes box at the right side.
  • Choose Magazine Template from the dropdown as a Template as shown in below screenshot.
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  • After setting up the page to Magazine Template now go to Settings > Reading to set this page as your Home Page (Front Page).
  • Choose A static page (select below) option as your Front Page Displays and choose your page that you have set template to Magazine Template from the dropdown in Front Page as shown in the below screenshot.
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  • After setting up the Magazine Template page as you Home Page (Front Page) now go to Appearance > Widgets.
  • Drag and Drop any TH custom widgets i.e. (TH: Advertisement, TH: Horizontal Vertical Post, TH: Two Column Category Post, TH: Two Column Grid and TH: Two Column Large Image to the Magazine Template Primary OR Magazine Template Secondary and set up all the data/content accordingly in all the widgets that you have dropped.
  • Click on Save button. Now you can see your Home Page (Front Page) as Magazine style.

Layout Options Back to Top

From this options you can set Site Layout, Content Layout, Responsive Layout and Full Width Sidebar Display.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Theme Options > Layout Options.

a) Site Layout

From this option you can set Wide or Narrow Layout for your site.

b) Content Layout

Every Page/Post that don’t have their specific layout will follow this default layout. Archives (i.e. category pages) will also follow this default layout.
You can select any of this layout Right Sidebar, Left Sidebar, No Sidebar and No Sidebar Full Width for your Page/Post as a default layout.

c) Responsive Layout Pro

From this option you can enable/disable responsive layout.

d) Full Width Sidebar Display Pro

From this option you can show Full Width Sidebar content on Homepage/Frontpage only or on all Pages.


Header Options Back to Top

From this options you can set Post/Page Title Background Image and Display Site Title.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Theme Options > Header Options.

a) Display Header Style
From this options you can set two style for your header.

  • Select on Site Title/ Social Profiles/ Search Form to show your header as below.
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  • Select on Site Title/ Add to show your header as below.
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  • Then click on Save & Publish button.
  • To set the Advertisement into your header go to Appearance > Widgets and Drag and Drop TH: Advertisement widget to Header Sidebar then set the image and redirect Url in the widget and click on Save button.

b) Display Infobar/ Search Icon
From this options you can hide info bar as well as date from the info bar and hide search icon from the header as well as navigation.

  • To hide date from the Info bar check on Hide Infobar Date Only option.
  • To hide Info bar check on Hide Infobar option.
  • To hide search icon from the header check on Hide Top Search Form option.
  • To hide search icon from the navigation check on Hide Navigation Search Form option.
  • Then click on Save & Publish button.

Excerpt Options Pro Back to Top

From this options you can set the Excerpt Length.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Excerpt Options you will see the below options.

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  • To set the Excerpt Length type the digit value in Excerpt Length field.
  • To set the button text type the text in Post Excerpt Button Text field and click on Save & Publish button.

Home Page Blog Category Setting Back to Top

From this options you can show the specific categories post only in Home Blog/Front Page.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Theme Options > Home Page Blog Category Setting you will see the below options.

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  • Select your post categories from Select Post Categories option to show it on Home/ Front Page. You can also select multiple categories by holding down the Ctrl/Command key.
  • To disable it check on Check to default settings box and click on Save & Publish button.

Post Meta Display Options Pro Back to Top

From this options you can disable post meta data from your post.
To disable it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Post Meta Display Options you will see the below options.

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To disable Post Meta data just check on Disable Categories, Author, Date, Comment Link, Tags and Read More box and click on Save & Publish button.


Featured Slider Options Back to Top

From this options you can set Featured Post Slider.

  • To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Theme Options > Featured Slider Options.
  • Enter the Number of Slides, Post ID accordingly as shown in the below screenshot.
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  • To disable the date in the slide check on Disable Date option.
  • To disable the author in the slide check on Disable Author option.
  • To disable the slider check on Disable Slider option.
  • To exclude slider post from homepage posts check on Check to Exclude box and click on Save & Publish button.

Featured Slider Settings Pro Back to Top

From this options you can set 3 slider style Carousel Slider (Default), Carousel Slider with 4 Highlighted Post/Page and Revolution Slider

a) Carousel Slider

  • To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Featured Slider Settings.
  • Select slider layout to Carousel Slider as shown in below screenshot.
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  • Select Slider Type to Featured Post/Page Slider if you want to set the slider from your post/page or select Image Slider if you want to set the slider title, content link and image manually as shown in below screenshot.
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    By going one step back you will find the Post/Page Slider Options and Image Slider Option.
    For Post/Page Slider Options you can add the Post/Page ID as shown in the below screenshot
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    and for Image Slider Options you will see the below options for Image Slider.
    First select Slide Image, Add Redirect Link, Enter Title and Short Description accordingly to all of the slides.
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  • Select Slider Status to Enable on Homepage/Frontpage or Enable on All Page as shown in the below screenshot.
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  • Enter the Number of Slides
  • To disable the Date, Author and Slider check on the specific checkbox accordingly and to exclude slider post from homepage posts check on Check to Exclude box and click on Save & Publish button as shown in below screenshot.
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b) Carousel Slider with 4 Highlighted Post/Page

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Featured Slider Settings.
  • Select slider layout to Carousel Slider with 4 Highlighted Post/Page as shown in below screenshot.
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  • By going one step back you will find the 4 Highlighted Post/Page Slider Option where you can add the Post/Page ID.

c) Revoultion Slider

Before selecting Revoultion Slider first purchase a single copy license of it and activate it into your site where this theme is activated and create a slider via Revolution Slider plugin and follow the instruction below:

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Featured Slider Settings.
  • Select slider type to Revoultion Slider as shown in the below screenshot.
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  • After selecting the Revoultion Slider go one step back to MagCast Pro Theme Options (Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options) and click on Revoultion Slider Options panel.
  • Choose the slider that you have created from the dropdown option as shown in the below screenshot.
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  • Check on Check to display on homepage box to show the slider on home page.
  • If you want to show the slider in different pages enter the page ID number of the pages in Enter Pages ID option and click on Save & Publish button.

Post Ticker Back to Top

From this options you can highlight your posts.

  • To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Theme Options > Post Ticker you will see the below screenshot.
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  • To enable/disable the post ticker select ON/OFF.
  • To show it only on Magazine Template select Show on Magazine Template only option.
  • To show it on both Blog and Magazine Template select Show on Blog/Magazine Template only option.
  • Enter the Number of Post, Type Post Ticker Title and Select Post Category to show.
  • Then click on Save & Publish button.

Social Profiles Options Back to Top

From this options you can hide the Social Profiles icon from the Header and Footer.

  • To hide the social profiles icon from the header check on Hide Header Social Icons option.
  • To hide the social profiles icon from the footer check on Hide Footer Social Icons option.
  • Then click on Save & Publish button.

Font Options Pro Back to Top

You can set Font Family, Font Size and Font Color from below options.

a) Font Family

From this option you can set font family for Content, Site Title and Headings.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Font Family you will the same like below list of options.

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Click on dropdown option to select between 700+ Google Fonts for different sections.

b) Font Size

From this option you can set font size for different sections.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Font Size you will see the same like below list of options.

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Click on dropdown option to select font size for different sections.

c) Font Color

From this option you can set font color for different sections.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Font Color you will see the same like below list of options.

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  • Click on Select Color button and you will see the color palette where you can select any color you like and then click on Save & Publish button.
  • To set the color to default color just click on the Default button right to the Current Color button.

Color Skin Pro Back to Top

From this options you can set the color skin of the theme.
To set the color skin go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Color Skin then you will see the same like below list of options.

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  • Select the color option from the Color Skin dropdown.
  • To set the different color individually for different section just click on Select Color button and you will see the color palette where you can select any color you like and click on Save & Publish button.
  • To set the color to default color just click on the Default button right to the Current Color button.

Color Options Pro Back to Top

From this options you can set the color for different sections.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Color Options you will see the same like below list of options.

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  • Click on Select Color button and you will see the color palette where you can select any color you like and then click on Save & Publish button.
  • To set the color to default color just click on the Default button right to the Current Color button.

Category Color Pro Back to Top

From this options you can select the color for category.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Category Options

Main Navigation Category Color

Select ON/OFF to show/unshow the color if your have add the category as your menu in the main navigation.

To set the color for different category.

  • Click on Select Color button and you will see the color palette where you can select any color you like and then click on Save & Publish button.
  • To set the color to default color just click on the Default button right to the Current Color button.

Footer Options Pro Back to Top

From this options you can select the Footer Widget Columns and edit the Footer Info.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > MagCast Pro Theme Options > Footer Options you will see the same like below list of options.

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a) Select Footer Widget Column

Select the column Two, Three or Four to set the column for the footer widgets.

b) Edit Footer Info

To set your own content/links in the footer just type/edit the content in the textarea and click on Save & Publish button.