“Next Magazine / Wordpress Theme v1.0 " by nextWPthemes.com”

“Next Magazine”

Created: 01/06/2012
By: nextWPthemes
Email: support@nextwpthemes.com

Thank you for purchasing our theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email via our user page contact form here. Thanks so much!

Licensing Terms: Please be advised, in order to use the theme in a legal manner, you need to purchase a separate license for each domain you are going to use the theme on. A single license is limited to a single domain/application.
For more information please refer to the license included with the theme or Licensing Terms on the ThemeForest site.

Table of Contents

  1. Installation and Setup
  2. General Settings
  3. Manage and Order your menu items
  4. Homepage Settings
  5. Header Advertisment area
  6. Contact Page Setup
  7. Category Settings
  8. SEO & Social Media

A) Installation and Setup - top

After downloading Next Magazine theme package, please extract your download theme package and go to theme folder, unzip NextWPMagazine.zip folder and upload to wp-content/themes/ folder of your Wordpress site.

Now login to your Wordpress site and go to Appearance => Themes menu and activate Next Magazine theme.

Next Magazine uses timthumb script for dynamic images resizing, so please make sure :

Importing Sample Data

If you want quick setup for your website, you can import our xml data sample that included in theme package that locate in sample data folder, here the step how to import sample data :

  1. Login to WP-admin
  2. Go to Tools => Import menu and choose Wordpress
  3. In upload field choose the xml sample data and upload it
  4. Now you need to configure Next Magazine theme options.

B) General Settings
- top

After you click on Next Magazine menu, you will be bring to Next Magazine theme options manager, and here the General Settings that you need to configure before your site ready to go.

Next Magazine Theme support for new Wordpress Menu System, to manage your main menu items, please below step

Creating Main Navigation Menu

Go to Appearance => Menus, first you need to create menu place for Main Navigation (Main Menu) or Sub Navigation (Sub Menu), for more detail please follow this image : as you can see in image above, there's some step that should follow :

  1. Create a menu for Main navigation (Sub Navigation) and named it with Main menu (or Sub Menu) ( you can named it with your own defined name)
  2. Assign the Main menu (Sub menu) in Theme Location where will be placed in Main Navigation (Sub Navigation) field
  3. Select The pages that will be included in Main Navigation (Sub Navigation)
  4. You can order the pages and include some pages/categories as the child pages
    and Save the menu!

D) Homepage Settings - top

Slider Settings - top

We have created a beautiful slider for your site, but you have the option to turn it OFF if you don't like (we are sure, you wouldn't do that)!
However, if you turn it ON, then you have to chose if you want to show all posts from all categories that are marked as Featured Posts or only posts from specific category!
You also have the option to limit the number of posts to be shown on the slider!

Frontpage module settings - top

Here you can configure how will your homepage look like. You can add different and unlimited modules, just drag and drop an order as you wish! There are two different designs for the news module as you can see in the picture below! For each module you can choose if you want to show all posts from category that are marked as featured posts, or all latest posts published in that category!
There are also two advertisement modules with different sizes from which you can choose to put on the homepage!

E) Header Advertisment area - top

Here you can enable or disable the advertisment spot in the top-right of the header!

F) Contact Page Setup - top

Creating Contact Page

To create Contact page please go to Pages => Add New menu, then assign page template to Contact

  • Google MAP Settings

    To setup you Google MAP in you Contact page, first you have to enable and then, finding your address in the map!

  • G) Category Settings - top

    Enable Featured Module for Categories

    If you want to show featured module in the category page you have to enable it! You can choose if you want to show all posts from the category that are marked as featured posts, or all latest posts published in that category!

    Category Advertisement area

    You can use two different advertisments spots with different sizes and positions. First you have to enable and choose the position after which post you want to show them!

    H) SEO & Social Media - top

    We have been working hard with SEO specialists from our sister company NextSEO to optimize this theme for search engines! So, you do not have to use any SEO plugins, because we have already done this for you!

    Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this theme. No guarantees, We'll do our best to assist. If you have a more general question relating to the themes on ThemeForest, you might consider visiting the forums and asking your question in the "Item Discussion" section.


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