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Meta News

“Meta News” Multi-Purpose News/Magazine WordPress ThemeTheme Instruction

Thank you for using our theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this following instructions, please feel free to post your queries via our support forum. Thank you so much!

How to Setup Home Page (Front Page)?

Installation

a) Through Dashboard

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

b) Manual Installation using FTP

  • Download the Meta News/Meta News Pro theme.
  • Unzip meta-news.zip/meta-news-pro.zip to your desktop.
  • Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/themes/.
  • Upload Meta News/Meta News Pro theme to /wp-content/themes/.
  • Go to Appearance > Themes and activate Meta News/Meta News 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.


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 Media > 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 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 Publish button.

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 below 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, 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.

Additional 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 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.

Layout Options Back to Top

From this options you can set Site Layout, Content Layout and Post Layout.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Layout.

Global Layout Setting

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.


Social Profiles Back to Top

From this options you can set the Social Profiles which is visible in Top Info bar as well as in the Footer section.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Social Profiles. Add the full link to your Social Profiles in the specific textarea field then click on Publish button.


Header Options Back to Top

From this option you can Hide Social Profiles/Top Bar, Set Navigation Uppercase, Hide Breadcrumb, Set Background Image/Overlay and Set Advertisement Image/URL.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Header.
You will see the options as shown in the image below:

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– Hide Social Profiles
From this option you can hide social profiles from the top bar.

– Hide Top Bar
From this option you can hide the top bar at the top.

– Navigation Uppercase
From this option you can change the navigation text item to uppercase.

– Navigation Sticky Pro
From this option you can stick the navigation to top even you scroll to the down.

– Navigation Hover/Active Light Pro
From this option you can set navigation hover/active state to light if you set navigation bar to darker color via Colors > Scheme Color.

– Hide Breadcrumbs
From this option you can change the navigation text item to uppercase.

– Header StylePro
From this option you can change 3 Header Style.

– Navigation CenterPro
From this option you can change Navigation to center area.

– Background Image
From this option you can set the background image. Just click on select image button to set the background image for the header.

– Background Overlay
From this option you can change the background image overlay to dark, light and none.

– Advertisement Image
From this option you can set the Advertisement. Just click on select image button to set the Advertisement image for the header.

– Advertisement Image Url
From this option you can set the Url for the Advertisement. Just add the link on the text field to set the Url for the Advertisement.

– Advertisement CodePro
From this option you can add the code for the Advertisement. Just Choose Advertisement Code option and Drop Custom HTML Widget in Header Section Sidebar via Customize > Widgets and add your code in the field.


Top Stories Post Back to Top

From this options you can set Top Stories Post which will scroll from right to left.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Top Stories Post.
You will see the options as shown in the image below:

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– Hide Top Stories Post
From this option you can hide the Top Stories Post section.

– Display Style
From this option you can choose 2 different styles.

– Full Width Pro
From this option you can set Full Width.

– Hide Thumbnail Pro
From this option you can hide the thumbnail.

– Rounded Thumbnail Pro
From this option you can hide the thumbnail.

– LabelPro
From this option you can set the Label.

– Label StylePro
From this option you can choose the 8 style for the Label.

– Label FluidPro
From this option you can set the Label width to fluid.

– Post Number Pro
From this option you can set the number of post to show.

– Choose Posts Type
From this option you can set the latest posts or category posts. To show category posts select on Show Posts from Category Option and then you will see the category option below to choose category.


Hot Stories Post ProBack to Top

From this options you can set Hot Stories Post which will slide from right to left.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Hot Stories Post.
You will see the options as shown in the image below:

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– Hide Hot Stories PostPro
From this option you can hide the Hot Stories Post section.

– Enable Post CenterPro
From this option you can align the Posts to center.

– Post Number Pro
From this option you can set the number of post to show.

– Choose Posts TypePro
From this option you can set the latest posts or category posts. To show category posts select on Show Posts from Category Option and then you will see the category option below to choose category.


From this options you can set Banner which will display below navigation.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Banner.

Banner Settings

From this option you can set the Banner Settings.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Banner > Banner Settings.
You will see the options as shown in the image below:

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– Full WidthPro
From this option you can set the slider to full width.

– Banner SeparatorPro
From this option you can set the gutter between sliders.

– Display Option
From this option you can set the slider just in Homepage only or in both Homepage and Posts Page.

Featured SliderBack to Top

From this option you can set the featured slider.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Banner > Featured Slider.
You will see the options as shown in the image below:

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– Hide Featured Slider
From this option you can hide the Featured Slider section.

– Posts Title
From this option you can set the title of the slider.

– Slide Number Pro
From this option you can set the number of slide to show.

– Select Slider Type Pro
From this option you can choose the slider type to Post or Image. If you choose Image Slider type you will see the Image Slider option below.

– Choose Posts Type
From this option you can set the latest posts or category posts. To show category posts select on Show Posts from Category Option and then you will see the category option below to choose category.

Featured Posts 1Back to Top

From this option you can set the featured posts which displays in middle of the banner.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Banner > Featured Posts 1.
You will see the options as shown in the image below:

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– Hide Featured Posts 1
From this option you can hide the Featured Posts 1 section.

– Posts Title
From this option you can set the title of the Featured Posts.

– Choose Post NumberPro
From this option you can choose post number to ‘ Only One’ or ‘Two’ Posts.

– Choose Post Type
From this option you can set the latest posts or category posts. To show category posts select on Show Posts from Category Option and then you will see the category option below to choose category.

Featured Posts 2Back to Top

From this option you can set the featured posts which displays right side of the banner.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Banner > Featured Posts 2.
You will see the options same like the image below:

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– Hide Featured Posts 2
From this option you can hide the Featured Posts 2 section.

– Posts Title
From this option you can set the title of the Featured Posts.

– Choose Post NumberPro
From this option you can choose post number to ‘ Only One’ or ‘Two’ Posts.

– Choose Post Type
From this option you can set the latest posts or category posts. To show category posts select on Show Posts from Category Option and then you will see the category option below to choose category.


Header Featured Posts Back to Top

From this options you can set Header Featured Posts which will display below the banner section and above the content.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Header Featured Posts.
You will see the options as shown in the image below:

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– Hide Header Featured Posts
From this option you can hide the Header Featured Posts section.

– Display Option
From this option you can set the slider just in Homepage only or in both Homepage and Posts Page.

– Posts Title
From this option you can set the title of the Header Featured Posts.

– Post Number Pro
From this option you can set the number of post to show.

– Enable Slider Pro
From this option you can enable the slider.

– Enable Slider to Center Pro
From this option you can align the slider to center.

– Enable Full Width Pro
From this option you can set the section to full width.

– Hide Feature Image Pro
From this option you can hide Featured Image.

– Choose Post Type
From this option you can set the latest posts or category posts. To show category posts select on Show Posts from Category Option and then you will see the category option below to choose category.


Typography ProBack to Top

From this options you can set Font Family and Font Size.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Typography.

– Font Family Pro
From this option you can choose between 1000+ Google Fonts.

– Font Size Pro
From this option you can choose font size for different sections.


Colors ProBack to Top

From this options you can set Scheme, Elements, Category and Font Color.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Colors.

– Scheme Color Pro
From this option you can choose 11 pre-defined color schemes with one click or choose your desire unlimited colors from the color palette.

– Elements Color Pro
From this option you can choose unlimited colors for different elements.

– Category Color Pro
From this option you can choose unlimited colors for category.

– Font Color Pro
From this option you can choose unlimited colors for the font.


Excerpt ProBack to Top

From this options you can set Excerpt Length.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Excerpt.

– Global Excerpt Length Pro
From this option you can set ‘Global Excerpt’ and on ‘Double Column Posts’ and ‘Horizontal/Vertical Posts Widgets’.

– Blog Excerpt Length Pro
From this option you can set ‘Excerpt Length’ for your Blog Posts.

– Post Excerpt Text Pro
From this option you can set ‘Post Excerpt Text’ Continue Reading.


Footer Featured Posts Back to Top

From this options you can set Footer Featured Posts which will display above the footer section.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Footer Featured Posts.

– Hide Footer Featured Posts
From this option you can hide the Footer Featured Posts section.

– Posts Title
From this option you can set the title of the Footer Featured Posts.

– Post Number Pro
From this option you can set the number of post to show.

– Enable Slider Pro
From this option you can enable the slider.

– Enable Slider to Center Pro
From this option you can align the slider to center.

– Enable Full Width Pro
From this option you can set the section to full width.

– Hide Feature Image Pro
From this option you can hide Featured Image.

– Choose Post Type
From this option you can set the latest posts or category posts. To show category posts select on Show Posts from Category Option and then you will see the category option below to choose category.


From this options you can choose Footer Widget Column, Footer Nav Bar and Footer Info.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Footer.

Widget Column Pro

From this option you can set footer widget column to 4, 3 and 2.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Footer > Widget Column.

Nav Bar Pro

From this option you can Hide Nav Bar, Hide Social Profiles and align Nav Bar to center.
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Footer > Nav Bar.

Info Pro

To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Footer > Info.

– Hide Copyright Pro
From this option you can hide copyright info.

– Hide Privacy Pro
From this option you can hide privacy link.

– Hide Theme By Pro
From this option you can hide theme by link.

– Hide Powered By Pro
From this option you can hide powered by link.

– Edit Info Pro
From this option you can add your own content.

– Hide Social Profiles Pro
From this option you can hide social profiles links.

– Display at center Pro
From this option you can align Footer content to center.


Additional Theme Settings Back to Top

From this options you can show Featured Image in Posts Single and Page, choose between 9 different styles for Widget/Section Title, set title for the latest posts, if you set latest posts for your homepage and hide different Archive Titles
To set it go to Appearance > Customize > Additional Theme Settings.
You will see the options as shown in the image below:

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– Show Featured Image in Posts Single
From this option you can show featured image in posts single.

– Show Featured Image in Page
From this option you can show featured image in page.

– Widget/Section Title Style Pro
From this option you can set between 9 different styles for Widget/Section Title.

– Latest Posts Title Pro
From this option you can set the title for the latest posts for your homepage.

– Hide Archive Title LabelPro
From this option you can hide Archive Title from different archive pages.


Front Page Template (Front Page) Back to Top

You can show your front-page as News/Magazine Template as shown in our demo.

  • Create a page with any name and choose Front Page Template from template drop down.
    business-page
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Homepage Settings and you will see the options as below image
    front-page-set-up
  • Choose A Static Page for Your homepage displays option and choose the page that you have created for Homepage option.
  • We have 3 Custom Widgets TH: Horizontal/Vertical Posts, TH: Card/Block Posts and TH: Recent Posts. for free version and additional 3 Custom Widgtes TH: Advertisement, TH: Double Category Posts and TH: Posts Tabs. in Premium version which is especially designed for Front Page Template
  • Go to Appearance > Widgets.
  • Drag and Drop any widget from above 6 widgets to Front Page 3/2 Col – Column 1/2/3.
  • Set the content accordingly as of the widget options.
  • Click on Publish button

Demo Data Back to Top

Importing demo data is the easiest way to setup your site same like our demo.
It will allow you to quickly edit everything instead of creating content from scratch.

  1. Install and Activate the “One Click Demo Import” plugin. If you have not.
  2. After activating it just go to “Import Demo Data” option under “Appearance”.
  3. Download the desired demo data from below:
  4. Choose a XML, WIE and DAT file and click on “Import Demo Data” button than you can see your site with our demo content.
  5. Now go to the Customize where all settings and theme options are available where you can easily customize different aspects of the theme.