Follow These Steps in Order to Install a New WP Theme.
Step 1: Login to your site as an admin user. Then go to Dashboard > Appearance.
Step 2: Open the Themes menu.
Step 3: Then click on Add New button.
Step 4: Click the Upload Theme link on the next page.
Step 5: Then click on the Choose file button and select Newskit.zip file from your computer directory.
Step 6: Now click on the Install Now button and wait until the installation completes.
Step 7: After adding the theme successfully, you need to add the license key. Go to Dashboard > Newskit Options > License and then put your key on the Enter License Key field.
After successful installation of the theme, click on the Activate button and enjoy the theme features. After activating, this theme will be used for the whole site instead of the default WordPress theme.
Essential Plugins and Installation
For using all of the theme features, you need to install and activate the required plugins. All essential plugins are included in the Newskit theme.
- Contact Form 7
- WP Page Builder
- MailChimp for WordPress
- Themeum Core
- Themeum Demo Importer
- Themeum Poll
- Themeum Twitter Feed
- WP Mega Menu
Install above essential plugins in 2 easy steps.
Step 1: Go to Dashboard. You will see a notification at the top of the page asking to install the recommended plugins. Install these recommended plugins from there.
Step 2: Then click on the Activate link under each plugin title and enjoy these plugins.
One Click Demo Import
One Click Demo Import Sample Data: Once you install the required plugins, you will get an option to import the demo contents in just a single click by “Themeum Demo Importer”. After installing and activating the “Themeum Demo Importer” plugin, go to Dashboard > One Click Demo Install option (to the bottom left side). The following page will arrive.
Then you can import any of the available demo variation(s) from the appeared ones by clicking the “Import Demo” button inside each of the demo thumbnails. Importing demo will take a while, so be patient.
It’s an important part of the Newskit theme Installation process. First, you need to set your menu for the Primary Menu location. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus, then click on Manage Locations and select/create your menu for the Primary Menu location. You can follow the below screenshot.
To enable the Mega menu feature for any menu item on the navbar, go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus. Then click any menu item you like and configure the Mega menu. See the following screenshot.
Set Static Home Page (Required)
WordPress shows the latest blog posts by default on the front page. If you want to make it look like the demo Newskit site, then you need to set a static Home Page. To do it, navigate to Dashboard > Settings > Reading. On that page, choose static page in the Front page display section. From the dropdown menu, select the page called Home (if you have already created the page) as the Front page, and save changes.
Setup Permalink (Required)
Make sure to configure the permalink structure. By default, WordPress generates web URLs having question marks and lots of numbers in them; however, WordPress offers you the ability to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. This can improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links. From WP admin panel go to the following path Settings > Permalink then select “Post name” as the permalink structure of your WordPress site.
Widgets Settings Import
Import Widget Setting Data: If you want to use the demo site widget settings on your website, we recommend to install and activate “Widget Settings Importer/Exporter” plugin which gives you the ability to import the demo widget settings, saved as a .json file type. The import will not overwrite any data currently within the sidebars, but will increment the widgets and add a new instance of the widget. Choose Tools > Widgets Setting Import then select widget_data.json file from Demo Widget Settings folder directly from the demo content folder (found inside the Newskit theme package you’ve downloaded). Then click on Show Widget Settings Button. Select all or those widgets which you really need and use “Import Widget Settings” button. All widgets with registered sidebars will be imported.