WELCOME TO EXPNEWS THEME

 

Firstly, a huge thanks for purchasing this theme, your support is truly appreciated!

This document covers the installation and use of this theme, reveals some answers to common problems and issues. We encourage you to read throughout this document if you are experiencing any difficulties. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of document, please feel free to contact us via our Ticket Support System.

 

ExpNews is a clean, modern, user friendly, fast-loading, customizable, flexible, functional and fully responsive WordPress News, Magazine, Newspaper, and blog Theme.

Having built-in support for SEO using rich snippets and HTML5, your site will rank better in search engines.

The One-click Demo Installation can import posts, pages, sliders, widget & data to get a complete eCommerce website look like the demo in a matter of moments.

GETTING STARTED

 

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex. Below are all the useful links for WordPress information.

 

  1. WordPress Codex – General info about WordPress and how to install on your server.
  2. First Steps With WordPress – General info about multiple topics about WordPress.
  3. FAQ New To WordPress – The most popular FAQ’s regarding WordPress.
 

To use the theme, please make sure you are running WordPress 4.7.x or higher, PHP 5.6 or higher, and MySQL 5.6 or higher.

 

  1. Check to ensure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
  2. You can download the latest release of WordPress from the official WordPress website.
  3. The latest version of WordPress is prefered.
  4. Always create secure passwords for FTP and Database.
  5. It is recommended to be on at least PHP 5.6 and preferably PHP 7.0.
 

The Recommended PHP Configuration Limits should be paid attention. In several cases, you may deal with problems related to low PHP configuration limits, such as: white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content and other similar issues.

The solution is to increase the PHP limits. You can do this on your own by editing the following lines in php.ini file in your root directory. This is not a file that comes with WordPress so if you are unfamiliar with it you should contact your web host about increasing those limits to a minimum as follows:

 

  1. max_execution_time 360
  2. memory_limit 128M
  3. post_max_size 32M
  4. upload_max_filesize 32M

Success Well done! If your site meets all these requirements, you can start enjoy ExpNews theme now!

FILE STRUCTURE

 

After downloading the theme package on ThemeForest, when extracting it, you will see the files included as below:

ExpNews theme package folder including:

  1. code folder contains: sw_expnews_theme_vx.x.x.zip, sw_expnews-child-theme.zip and folder data.
  2. doc: This is offline documentation for ExpNews theme.
  3. Licensing: This is license for theme on ThemeForest.
  4. PSD: This includes PSD for this ExpNews theme.

Data folder including:

  1. plugins including: js_composer.zip, lessphp.zip, one-click-demo-import.zip, revslider.zip, sw-featured-slideshow.zip, sw-latest-post.zip, sw-stock-market.zip, sw-twitter-slider.zip, sw-video-box.zip, sw-weather.zip, sw-core.zip file.

Info We also provide you sw_expnews_quickstart_vx.x.x.zip for Quickstart Installation 01 time only for the first installation.

Due to the Policy of ThemeForest, we could not include it in the theme package. If you want to get it, please contact us at Ticket Support System and provide us the Item Purchase Code, we will send you.

INSTALLATION

 

There are 02 ways to install ExpNews theme: Quickstart Installation and Manual Installation.

 

  1. Quickstart Installation: With this one, you will replace your whole site with a new one like our site in demo. This one is suitable for you if you build a fresh site and want to get demo content. Please note that with this way, all your old data will be replaced.You may need to contact us to get the quickstart for this installation.
  2. Manual Installation (or Theme Installation): By this way, you can install the theme into your site and import demo data while remaining current data of your site. If you have a WordPress website with full of content and you want to keep it, this is a suitable choice for you.

Info Before install the theme, please make sure that your site meets all the system requirements and the theme package is available in your computer.

 

To install Quickstart, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Have the sw_expnews_quickstart_vx.x.x.zip available in your computer.
  2. Create the Database and a User for your site. You can skip this step if there is available one.
  3. Upload and Extract the quickstart files to the desired location on your web server using FTP or CPanel. It could be a folder in xampp > htdocs if you install on your localhost.
  4. Go to the URL where you uploaded the file to load the WordPress Installer.
  5. Now all is the same to WordPress Installation. You will go step by step with Language Settings, Database Settings and WordPress Info Settings.
  6. After the successful installation, you can go to your site and enjoy the result.

Info For more detail, you can see the tutorial for this Quickstart Installation here: How to Install Quickstart for WordPress Theme.

 

– Before installing ExpNews theme, you need to have a WordPress site that meets all the theme requirements.

– You need to have the latest ExpNews theme package available in your computer.

– There are 02 ways for you to upload the theme into your site: Upload theme via WordPress Admin and Upload theme via FTP.

Info If the theme file size is larger than 8M, it should be uploaded via FTP.

  1. Navigate to the Admin Panel of your site (i.e. http://wpthemego.com/wp-admin/).
  2. Login to your WordPress Dashboard and go to Appearance > Theme and click Add New to add new theme.
  3. Click the Upload Theme button then Choose File and select sw-expnews_theme_vx.x.x.zip file and click Install Now.
  4. It will take a few minutes to install the theme.
  5. After seeing the message Theme installed successfully, you can Activate ExpNews in your site.
  1. Access your FTP client, such as FileZilla to start upload ExpNews theme.
  2. Navigate to the folder of your website (i.e. wpthemego.com/wp-content/themes) then upload and extract theme file sw_expnews_theme_vx.x.x.zip to this directory. After that, you will have a theme folder named as ExpNews in your site’s directory.
  3. Login to the Admin Panel of your site (i.e. http://wpthemego.com/wp-admin/). Go to Appearance > Themes to find ExpNews theme.
  4. After seeing ExpNews theme’s thumnail, choose and click on Activate to install it in your site.


Info For more detail, you can see the tutorial for this Quickstart Installation here: How to Install Quickstart for WordPress Theme.

 

To have the theme works well with full features, after installing the theme, all the required plugins should be installed and activated. Below are the required plugins for ExpNews theme:

These are the required plugins of ExpNews theme.

 

  1. One Click Demo Import
  2. SW Core
  3. Sw Featured Slideshow
  4. SW Latest Post
  5. SW Stock Market
  6. SW Twitter Slider Widget
  7. SW Video Box
  8. SW Weather
  9. Social Login WordPress Plugin – AccessPress Social Login Lite
  10. Slider Revolution
  11. WPBakery Visual Composer
  12. WordPress Importer
  13. WordPress Less
  14. WP User Avatar
  15. WP User Avatar
  16. MailChimp for WordPress
  17. Contact Form 7
  18. Image Widget
  19. Regenerate Thumbnails
  20. Yoast SEO

These are the plugins compatible with ExpNews theme.

 

  1. WP Fastest Cache: Plugin to speed up your site by creating static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog.
  2. Loco Translate: Loco Translate provides in-browser editing of WordPress translation files.


To install and activate required plugins, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. After installing and activating the theme, there is a message about installing required plugins at the top of the page.
  2. Click on Begin Installing plugins link to start installing required plugins for SW ExpNews theme.
  3. Now it will be redirected to Install Required Plugins page, here you will find all of the theme required plugins.
  4. Choose all of required plugins then select Install and click Apply.
  5. After successful installation, choose all of them then select Activate and click Apply.

Warning Some Notes For Plugin Installation:

– When installing, if there is notice that any plugin is unsuccessful installed, please choose each of them and install one by one again.

– If your server does not permit automatic installation, you need to install them manually with plugins in folder data/plugins.

 

We update our themes regularly for bug fix, WordPress and plugins compatibility and improvements. Therefore, it’s necessary to have ExpNews theme in your site up-to-date.

To update the theme in your site, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Back up your site! Before changing anything in your site, don’t forget to backup it to save your data and custom code or CSS. It will save your life in the worst situation.
  2. Copy the custom code you made in your site and save it in your computer to add it later.
  3. Download the latest version of ExpNews theme.
  4. Deactive and remove all required plugins in the old version of this theme. We will install the new version of them later.
  5. Uninstall the theme and install new version sw_expnews_theme_vx.x.x.zip of ExpNews.
  6. Click on Begin installing plugins link and install new version of plugins. This step is essential to update the required plugins for bug fix and feature improvement.
  7. Now the theme is updated successfully. You can paste your custom code in the new theme.
  8. After all, check your site again to ensure that the update works.

Info For more detail, you can see the tutorial for this Quickstart Installation here: How to Update WordPress Theme for Your Site?.

 

Ussually, when a required plugin is updated, we also update the theme package. Therefore, when updating ExpNews theme, you can also choose to update plugin automatically.

To update plugin in ExpNews theme, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Back up your site! to save your customization.
  2. Copy the custom code you made in your site and save it in your computer to add it later.
  3. Download the latest version of ExpNews theme on Themeforest. There is latest version of plugin in the theme package/data folder. Or else you can get it from plugin provider.
  4. Deactive and remove old version of this plugin. You can directly delete this plugin’s files in folder /public_html/wp-content/plugins of your site using FTP.
  5. Now you can install new version in your site. If the max_size_upload > 8M, you can upload it via Admin Panel. Or else, you need to extract the plugin then add it to folder /public_html/wp-content/plugins of your site using FTP.
  6. Now the theme is updated successfully. You can paste your custom code in the new theme.
  7. After all, check your site again to ensure that the update works.

Warning Before updating any plugin in your site, you need to have a test first to make sure that it won’t damage your site! When a plugin is updated, we will check if it’s compatible with our current theme version. After that, we will update theme package then you can update in your site later. If you see there is bug after the update in the test process, you should wait for our update for latest version of plugin to update in you live site.

 

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme.

If you plan on doing any customization on your site, you will definitely need to set up this child theme on your site.

After installing and activating ExpNews theme, you can install ExpNews Child Theme following steps below:

 

  1. Navigate to the Admin Panel of your site (i.e. http://wpthemego.com/wp-admin/).
  2. Login to your WordPress Dashboard and go to Appearance > Theme and click Add New to add new theme.
  3. Click the Upload Theme button then Choose File and select sw_expnews-child-theme.zip file and click Install Now.
  4. It will take a few minutes to install the theme.
  5. After seeing the message Theme installed successfully, you can Activate ExpNews Child Theme in your site.

Info For more detail, you can see a tutorial about Child Theme: How to Use Child Themes.

IMPORT DEMO CONTENTS

 

Importing demo data (post, pages, images, theme settings and more) is the easiest way to setup your theme. It will allow you to quickly edit everything instead of creating content from scratch.

After Theme Installation, to have demo data in your site, it’s neccessary for you to import demo content. ExpNews supports you to import only 01 Home Page layout only. The process includes 03 steps:

  1. Import Demo Data: This includes demo pages, posts, menu, widgets, post and other elements of the theme.
  2. Import Revolution Slider: This include revolution slider file used in the demo site of the theme.
  3. Last Import Step: After Importation, you need to reconfigure the Menu then your site will be the same as in the demo.

When you import the data, the following things might happen:

  • No existing posts, pages, categories, images, custom post types or any other data will be deleted or modified.
  • Posts, pages, images, widgets, menus and other theme settings will get imported.
  • Please click on the Import button only once and wait, it can take a couple of minutes.

After successfully importing all the steps above, your site will be the same as ExpNews demo.

Warning Before the importation, the theme and required plugins should be installed and activated successfully in your site.

 

To import demo data of ExpNews theme, please follow steps as below:

Info Before install the theme, please make sure that your site meets all the system requirements and the theme package is available in your computer.

 

  1. In the Administrator page, go to Appearance > Import Demo Data to open the One Click Demo Import window.
  2. Now, you can see different thumnails for each demo pages. Choose the Home Page style you want, then click on Import button to start the process. Please just click only 01 time. You can also click on Preview to see the demo of this home page style.
  3. It will appear a popup to confirm your decision. Click on Yes, Import! to continue.
  4. The process many take 5-10 minutes due to the data size and your Internet. Please wait until it’s done.
  5. After seeing the successful message, the importation is all done. Now you can have a check at your site.

 

Important!

After the importation, there may be [ERROR] Failed to import “sw_demo.zip” (Media)

Don’t worry about this. This is the one we used for our demo purpose only and this one has no effect on the theme importation process.

Warning The data will be downloaded from our server, these images are copyrighted and are for demo use only. Please click import only once and wait, this process can take a couple of minutes.

 

To import Revolution Slider of ExpNews theme, please follow steps as below:

Info If there is no slider for the page for examplle in Home page 1 and Home page 2, you can skip this step.

 

  1. In the Administrator page, go to Revolution Slider and click on Import Slider button.
  2. Now click on button Choose File and navigate to the data/revslider and choose the one you want to import.
  3. Now click on Import Slider button and see the result.

Info You can see How to Import media.xml file in WordPress Themes? for more detail.

 

After the Data Importation, you can check your site again. Usually, you need to reconfigure the menu to have your site the same as in the demo.

 

  1. In the Administrator page, go to Appearance > Menu and choose the one you want to configure.
  2. After that click on Save button to save the menu.
  3. You can also change some information of the menu as you want.
  4. After all, you can check your site to see the result.

Info You can see the Menu Settings in the Basic Settings for more detail..

BASIC SETTINGS

 

Pages is one of the most important elements in a WordPress website. In this section, we will cover issues related to page including: Create a New Page, Set up Home Page, Page Metabox in ExpNews theme and Page with Visual Composer.

 

How to create a new page?

To create a new Page, please follow steps as below:

  1. Log in to site in the backend.
  2. Select the Pages > Add New option to begin writing a new page.
  3. Configure Options for new page including Page Title, Page Attributes, Public Status. Page Content.
  4. Scrolling down to the end of the window, you will see the Page Metabox area of ExpNews theme. Here you can configure the options including Logo, Color Schemes, Home Page template, Typography, Header, Footer and Sidebar for this page. Please note that if there is no change here, the settings in Theme Options will be applied to this page.
  5. After all, save the change and check the result in the front end of your site.

Info For more detail, you can see the WordPress Documentation for this problem: WordPress Pages.

 

How to set up Home Page?

To set up Home Page or Front Page for your website, please follow steps as below:

  1. Log in to your site in the backend.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Reading.
  3. In the Reading Settings, select A Static Page option.
  4. Select the page you want as home page in Front Page dropdown list.
  5. Now Save Changes and check your site again.

Info For more detail, you can see the WordPress Documentation for this problem: Creating a Static Front Page.

 

About Page Metabox in ExpNews theme

After installing and activating ExpNews theme, the Page Metabox will be availaible in your site. You can go to Pages > All Pages then choose the page you want then scrolling down to the end to see Page Metabox options.

Please note that the change in the Page Metabox will be apply to the page rather than the one in the Theme Options. If there is no change here, the settings in Theme Options will be applied to the page.

The Page Metabox often includes options: General, Typography, Header, Footer, and Sidebar.

  1. General: In this tab, you can configure options including Custom Logo, Home Template and Color Scheme for the page.
  2. Typography: In this tab, you can configure Font Style, Font Weight for elements in the page.
  3. Header: In this tab, you can choose to Hide Header or Header Style for the page.
  4. Footer: In this tab, you can choose to Hide Footer or Footer Style for the page.
  5. Sidebar: In this tab, you can enable Sidebar and choose type of Sidebar for the page.

Info For more detail, you can see documentation about Page Metabox: Theme Options, Page Metabox & Category Metabox.

 

Edit Page with Visual Composer

ExpNews theme supports Visual Composer – the most powerful plugins that allow you to easily drag and drop page builder in the standard WordPress page/post edit area or directly from the frontend.

With Visual Composer. you can edit a page both in the backend and front end of your site. To edit a page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Login your site then open the page you want to edit then choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Now, you can edit Row, Column and elements in the page. To edit elements, please hover on the one you want then click on “pencil” icon to Edit this element.
  3. After that, you can configure different options of this element in tab General and Design Options due to different types.
  4. After all, you can preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

Info For more detail, you can see documentation about Visual Composer: Visual Composer Tutorials and Video Tutorials.

 

How to make your page appear in Megamenu

To have your page appear in the Megamenu, please follow steps as below:

  1. After creating the page, go to Appearance > Menu and choose Primary Menu (Primary Menu). This is the one set as Primary Menu in your site.
  2. Now, please select the page you want, then click on button Add to Menu and Save Menu.
  3. After all, please check your site to see the result.
 

Blog Post is one of the most important elements to create a Blog Page in a WordPress website. In this section, we will cover issues related to page including: Create a New Blog Post, Set up Blog page and Blog Post in ExpNews theme.

 

How to create a new post?

To create a new Post please follow steps as below:

  1. Log in to site in the backend.
  2. Select the Posts > Add New option to begin writing a new post.
  3. Configure Options for new post including post Title, post link, Public Status, Content, Tags, Feature Image, Post Type.
  4. At the top right of the window, you will see the Metabox Custom area of ExpNews theme. Here you can set the post as Featured Item or Editor Pick Item.
  5. After all, save the change and check the result in the front end of your site.

Info For more detail, you can see the WordPress Documentation for this problem: WordPress Posts.

 

 

Other Settings

1. Categories: To add new category, please go to Post > Categories then complete information for the new category in Add New Category window and Save it.

2. Tags: To add new tag, please go to Post > Tags then complete information for the new tag in Add New Tag window and Save it.

 

Post Image Size

In ExpNews theme, we recommend to configure image dimensions for post image size. You can go to Settings > Media and set up the Image Dimentions to use when adding an image to the Media Library.

 

Portfolio Post is one of the most important elements to create a Portfolio Page in a WordPress website. In this section, we will cover issues related to page including: Create a New Portfolio Post, Set up Portfolio page and Portfolio Post in ExpNews theme.

 

How to create a new portfolio?

To create a new Post please follow steps as below:

  1. Log in to site in the backend.
  2. Select the Portfolio > Add New option to begin writing a new portfolio.
  3. Configure Options for new portfolio including portfolio Title, Portfolio Link, Public Status, Content, Tags, Feature Image, Post Type.
  4. Scrolling down to the end of the window, you will see the Portfolio Meta area of ExpNews theme. Here you can configure the options including Skill Needed, URL, Copyright and Image Size Mansonry Layout for this portfolio.
  5. After all, save the change and check the result in the front end of your site.

 

How to set up Portfolio page in ExpNews Theme?

To set up portfolio page for your website, please follow steps as below:

  1. Log in to your site in the backend.
  2. Create a new page with Visual Composer and add element SW Portfolio.
  3. Now, configure the options in SW Portfolio including Title, Categories and other Design options as you want.
  4. Now Save Changes and check your site again.

 

Other Settings

1. Portfolio Categories: To add new category, please go to Portfolio > Categories Portfolio then complete information for the new category in Add New Category window and Save it.

2. Tags: To add new tag, please go to Portfolio > Tags then complete information for the new tag in Add New Tag window and Save it.

 

ExpNews supports you with various pre-made Widget Sections and available Widgets to add different elements into different pages in your site. In this section, we will give you how to use Widgets in ExpNews theme.

These elements locates in Appearance > Widgets in the Admin Panel of your site.

 

Pre-made Widget Sections in ExpNews theme

There are various pre-made widget sections in ExpNews. They are:

 

  1. Sidebar Left Blog: This section is for the left sidebar in Blog page.
  2. Sidebar Right Blog: This section is for the right sidebar in Blog page.
  3. Top Sale Header: This section is for the header of the page.
  4. Top Header: This section is for the header of the page.
  5. Top Menu: This section is for the menu at the top of the page.
  6. Top Right: This section is for the top right header of the page.
  7. Header Left: This section is for the header of the page.
  8. Top Image: This section is for the header of the page.
  9. Top Login: This section is for the login form of the page.
  10. Left Menu 2: This section is for the menu of the page.
  11. Left Menu 3: This section is for the left menu of the page.

 

Available Widgets in ExpNews theme

After installing ExpNews, there are many widgets in this area. Now we will have an overview about the ones used in this theme:

 

  1. Text: This widget is to display Related Product in widget section of Product Page.
  2. Image Widget: This widget is to display product categories in widget section of Product Page.
  3. Custom Menu: This widget is to display price filter in widget section of Product Page.
  4. SW Categories: This widget is to display the category in widget sections
  5. SW Weather: This widget is to display the text or HTML into the area you want in widget sections.
  6. Expnews Tabber: This widget is to display the Cart, Search, Login form or others in the Top section.
  7. SW Video Box: This widget is to display custom menu in widget section.
  8. SW Top Widget: This widget is to display currency converter in widget sections.

 

How to Add a Widget into a Widget Section

To add a Widget into a Widget Section, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Navigate to the Appearance > Widgets tab to access the list of widgets and widget sections. The left hand side shows all the widgets you can use. The right hand side shows all the different widget sections you can add widgets to.
  2. Click on the widget you want, choose widget section to add and click on button Add Widget. Or else, you can drag and drop it to the widget section.
  3. To rearrange widgets on a widget section, just drag and drop the widgets into the order you’d like.
  4. After that, you need to configure different options due to different types of widget.
  5. Finally, click Save to save the change.

Info To remove the widget, in the section you want, please choose it then click Delete.

 

Widget Settings

Now we will show you the options of different widgets used in ExpNews theme.

 

1. Custom Menu:

See Screenshot: DemoBackend

  • Tittle: This option allows you to add a title to this widget.
  • Select Menu: This option allows you to choose available menu as you want.
  • Advanced Options: This will open additional settings which are proprietary of ExpNews. Click the button and you’ll gain access to the additional options listed below.
  • Widget Style: This option allows you to style for widget among various Widget Styles. Here you can also choose the width of widget with options including Col-3, Coli-4 and others.
  • Widget Display: This option lets you to display widget on All pages, in selected pages. or execpt selected pages. For the 2 later ones, you can choose to show widget only for login users or or logout users.

 

2. Text:

See Screenshot: DemoBackend

  • Tittle: This option allows you to add a title to this widget.
  • Textbox: This option allows you to enter the content of widget.
  • Advanced Options: This will open additional settings which are proprietary of ExpNews. Click the button and you’ll gain access to the additional options listed below.
  • Widget Style: This option allows you to style for widget among various Widget Styles. Here you can also choose the width of widget with options including Col-3, Coli-4 and others.
  • Widget Display: This option lets you to display widget on All pages, in selected pages. or execpt selected pages. For the 2 later ones, you can choose to show widget only for login users or or logout users.

 

3. Image Widget:

See Screenshot: DemoBackend

  • Tittle: This option allows you to add a title to this widget.
  • Upload Image: This option allows you to upload image you want for this widget.
  • Advanced Options: This will open additional settings which are proprietary of ExpNews. Click the button and you’ll gain access to the additional options listed below.
  • Widget Style: This option allows you to style for widget among various Widget Styles. Here you can also choose the width of widget with options including Col-3, Coli-4 and others.
  • Widget Display: This option lets you to display widget on All pages, in selected pages. or execpt selected pages. For the 2 later ones, you can choose to show widget only for login users or or logout users.

 

4. SW Categories:

See Screenshot: DemoBackend

  • Tittle: This option allows you to add a title to this widget.
  • Template: This option allows you to choose template for this widget.
  • Categories Name: This option lets you to choose categories you want to display.
  • Order by: This option allows you to choose order of categories.
  • Order: This option allows you to choose order of category as Ascending or Descending.
  • Number of categories: This option allows you to configure the number of categories appearing.
  • Advanced Options: This will open additional settings which are proprietary of ExpNews. Click the button and you’ll gain access to the additional options listed below.
  • Widget Style: This option allows you to style for widget among various Widget Styles. Here you can also choose the width of widget with options including Col-3, Coli-4 and others.
  • Widget Display: This option lets you to display widget on All pages, in selected pages. or execpt selected pages. For the 2 later ones, you can choose to show widget only for login users or or logout users.

 

5. SW Top Widget:

See Screenshot: DemoBackend

  • Tittle: This option allows you to add a title to this widget.
  • Template: This option allows you to choose template for this widget.
  • Advanced Options: This will open additional settings which are proprietary of ExpNews. Click the button and you’ll gain access to the additional options listed below.
  • Widget Style: This option allows you to style for widget among various Widget Styles. Here you can also choose the width of widget with options including Col-3, Coli-4 and others.
  • Widget Display: This option lets you to display widget on All pages, in selected pages. or execpt selected pages. For the 2 later ones, you can choose to show widget only for login users or or logout users.

 

 

6. SW Video Box

See Screenshot: DemoBackend

  • Tittle: This option allows you to add a title to this widget.
  • Category: This option allows you to choose category for this widget.
  • Order by: This option allows you to choose order of post.
  • Order: This option allows you to choose category order as Ascending or Descending.
  • Number of posts: This option allows you to configure the number of post appearing.
  • Display Video Category: This option allows you to choose display video category or not.
  • Display Video Time: This option allows you to choose to display video time or not.
  • Display Post Title: This option allows you to choose to display post title or not.
  • Post Title Maxlength : This option allows you to configure post title maxlength.
  • Display Post Description: This option allows you to choose to display post description or not.
  • Post Description Maxlength : This option allows you to choose the maxlength for post description.
  • Advanced Options: This will open additional settings which are proprietary of ExpNews. Click the button and you’ll gain access to the additional options listed below.
  • Widget Style: This option allows you to style for widget among various Widget Styles. Here you can also choose the width of widget with options including Col-3, Coli-4 and others.
  • Widget Display: This option lets you to display widget on All pages, in selected pages. or execpt selected pages. For the 2 later ones, you can choose to show widget only for login users or or logout users.

 

7. Expnews Tabber

See Screenshot: DemoBackend

  • Tittle: This option allows you to add a title to this widget.
  • Template: This option allows you to choose template for this widget.
  • Order by: This option allows you to choose order of post.
  • Number of popular posts to show: This option allows you to set number of posts to show.
  • Number of item slide show: This option allows you to configure the number of slideshow appearing.
  • Advanced Options: This will open additional settings which are proprietary of ExpNews. Click the button and you’ll gain access to the additional options listed below.
  • Widget Style: This option allows you to style for widget among various Widget Styles. Here you can also choose the width of widget with options including Col-3, Coli-4 and others.
  • Widget Display: This option lets you to display widget on All pages, in selected pages. or execpt selected pages. For the 2 later ones, you can choose to show widget only for login users or or logout users.

 

8. SW Weather

See Screenshot: DemoBackend

  • Tittle: This option allows you to add a title to this widget.
  • Description: This option allows you to add description to this widget.
  • Extra Class: This option allows you to add extra class to style the widget.
  • Catgory ID: This option allows you to choose category to this widget.
  • Area: This option allows you to add area for the weather.
  • Appid: This option allows you toadd app id for the weather.
  • Caching: This option allows you to use cache or not.
  • Advanced Options: This will open additional settings which are proprietary of ExpNews. Click the button and you’ll gain access to the additional options listed below.
  • Widget Style: This option allows you to style for widget among various Widget Styles. Here you can also choose the width of widget with options including Col-3, Coli-4 and others.
  • Widget Display: This option lets you to display widget on All pages, in selected pages. or execpt selected pages. For the 2 later ones, you can choose to show widget only for login users or or logout users.
 

ExpNews theme supports you with various Header and Footer Style and this feature will be updated in the future. In this section, we will discuss about the configuration and settings of ExpNews Header and Footer.

 

ExpNews Header

There are 03 Header Styles in this theme. They are:

Info To choose Header style you want, you can go to Appearance > Theme Options > Header & Footer and choose it. After that, you need to create or configure the elements for the Header Style in Appearance > Widgets.

 

ExpNews Header Style 1

header
Header Style 1 includes elements:

  1. Top Menu:headerYou need to create Top Menu first then can assign it here. See screenshot: Backend Settings.
  2. Top Right:headerSee screenshot: Backend Settings.Text:

 

ExpNews Header Style 2

header
Header Style 2 includes elements Top Menu and Top Right the same as in the Header Style 1.

ExpNews Header Style 3

header
Header Style 3 includes elements:

  1. Top Image:headerYou can upload the image as you want here. See screenshot: Backend Settings.
  2. Top Login:headerSee screenshot: Backend Settings.
  3. Top Menu:headerYou need to create Top Menu first then can assign it here. See screenshot: Backend Settings.
  4. Left Menu 3:
    header 

    You need to create Left Menu Social first then can assign it here. See screenshot: Backend Settings.

 

ExpNews Footer

There are 02 Footer Styles in this theme. They are:

Info To choose Footer style you want, you can go to Appearance > Theme Options > Header & Footer and choose it. You also need to create or configure the footer elements in Pages > All Pages > Footer x for the Footer Style you choose.

 

Footer Style 1:

See screenshot: Backend Settings
footer
You can add the text below with Classic Mode then Edit with Visual Composer:

 

Footer Style 2:

See screenshot: Backend Settings
footer

 

MailChimp for WordPress helps you add more subscribers to your MailChimp lists using various methods. You can create good looking opt-in forms or integrate with any other form on your site, like your comment, contact or checkout form.

After installing ExpNews and activating all plugin, MailChimp is available in your site. In this section, we will show you how to configure this plugin in ExpNews theme.
mailchimp

Connect with your MailChimp account

Firstly, you need to connect MailChimp in your site with your MailChimp account. Please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Log in to site in the backend.
  2. Go to MailChimp for WP > MailChimp at the left sidebar menu.
  3. Now, in the General Settings window, you need to configure the MailChimp API Settings by adding your API Key to connect to your MailChimp account.
  4. After all, click Save Change button to Connect with your account.

 

Configure MailChimp for your WordPress site

To have the MailChimp works effectively and have style as in the demo, you need to do some configurations as below:

 

  1. Log in to site in the backend and go to MailChimp for WP > MailChimp > Forms.
  2. Complete the Form Field in tab Field. See screenshot: Backend Settings
  3. Complete the Form Messages in tab Messages. See screenshot: Backend Settings
  4. Complete the Form Settings in tab Settings. See screenshot: Backend Settings
  5. Complete the Form Appearance in tab Appearance. See screenshot: Backend Settings
  6. After all, save the change and check the result in the front end of your site.

The text in Form Field:

Info For more detail, you can see the Documentation for this problem: How to Use MailChimp for your WordPress themes?.

THEME OPTIONS

 

Our stunning ExpNews theme provides an advanced Theme Options panel that is loaded with many options to customize your page effectively. These options are organized into logical tabbed sections which will be very easy for you to navigate. After installing ExpNews successfully, the Theme Options will be available in your site.

To access ExpNews Theme Options, please go to Appearance > Theme Options. There you can see logical tabs including:

 

General Here you can do general configuration such as Logo Image, Favicon, Breadcrumb Background, Taxonomy and Title Length Of Item Listing Page.
Layout Here you can configure layout options including box layout, sidebar on different device.
Header & Footer Here you can configure header and footer style for your site.
Navbar Options Here you can configure the Megamenu and sticky menu for your site.
Blog Options Here you can configure the options for your blog page.
Typography Here you can configure the options about typography for your site.
My Social Here you can configure the link for social share in your site.
Advanced Here you can configure the advanced options including layout RTL, adding shortcode or custom CSS/JS.
Import/Export Here you can import or export theme option settings.

 

Important!

  • Customize & Cpanel option: This is only used for the Demo development. Due to the risk of loosing your customization in CSS file, the option Demo Mode is not recommended.
  • Reset to Defaults option: Please DO NOT use it if you do not want to loose your configuration. When the theme is reset to default, all the value here will be back to the default without saving any your configuration.
  • The configuration here will be applied to the pages in your site if there is no change in the Page Metabox.
  • About the Developer Mode, when you enable this function, the WordPress Less Plugin is required to install. After using this feature, this mode should be turned off then it wont prevent the speed of your site. Due to the risk of loosing customization in CSS file, this option is NOT recommended.

Info For more detail, you can see How to Use Theme Options, Page Metabox and Category Metabox for more detail.

 

The theme allows to build your own styles right out of the backend without any coding knowledge.

 

  1. Color Scheme: Select one of 4 predefined schemes
  2. Favicon: Use the Upload button to upload the new favicon and get URL of the favicon.
  3. Logo Image: Use the Upload button to upload the new logo and get URL of the logo.
 

ExpNews gives you multiple selections to configure the layout of you website including layout type and sidebar expand on different devices.

 

  1. Left Sidebar Expand: Select width of left sidebar for sidebar in Blog page and Shop Page.
  2. Right Sidebar Expand: Select width of right sidebar for sidebar in Blog page and Shop Page.
 

The theme allows to configure the Header and Footer of your site.

 

  1. Header Style: Select the header style for your site.
  2. Footer Style: Select the footer style for your site.

Info Currently this theme support 03 header styles and 02 footer styles. You can see Basic Settings for more detail about the header configuration.

 

If you got a big site with a lot of sub menus we recommend using a mega menu. Just select the dropbox to display a menu as mega menu or dropdown menu.

 

  1. Menu Type: Select to set the menu in your site as Megamenu or Dropdown Menu.
  2. Theme Location: Select theme location to active mega menu and menu responsive.
 

In this tab, you can configure the layout for your blog listing page.

 

  1. Sidebar Blog Layout:Select style sidebar blog. You can choose Full layout, Left Sidebar or Right Sidebar.
  2. Layout blog: Select style layout blog including List Layout or Grid Layout.
  3. Blog column: Select style number column for blog page. You can choose to set it as 2 columns, 2 columns or 4 columns.
  4. Pagination Style: Select style for pagnigation in blog page. It includes Default, Ajax Scroll and Ajax Click.
 

The theme allows to change the font style in your site with Google Font.

 

  1. Use Google Webfont: Insert font style that you actually need on your webpage.
  2. Webfont Weight: For weight, see Google Fonts to custom for each font style. You can choose from 100 to 900.
  3. Webfont Assign to: Select the place will apply the font style headers, every where or custom.
  4. Webfont Custom Selector: Insert the places will be custom here, after selected custom Webfont assign.
 

In this tab, ExpNews Theme Options allows you to add various social link for your website including: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Linkedin, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest.

 

This tab provide some advanced options for your site.

 

  1. Widget Advanced: Turn on/off Widget Advanced.
  2. Social Share: You can enable this one to turn on the social share on your website esspecially on Blog page.
  3. Back to top: Choose this one if you want to enable the button Back to top in your site.
  4. Direction:Set your site layout as Left to Right or Right to Left.
  5. Active Popup Subscribe: Choose this one to activate the popup subscribe.
  6. Custom CSS/JS: Insert the popup shortcode here.
 

Before configuring, you can also backup your theme options by clicking on the Import/Export tab. This is a great way to move your custom options from site to site.

 

  1. Import Options: You can import options from file or URL. WARNING! This will overwrite any existing options, please proceed with caution!.
  2. Export Options: Here you can copy/download your themes current option settings. Keep this safe as you can use it as a backup should anything go wrong. Or you can use it to restore your settings on this site (or any other site). You also have the handy option to copy the link to yours sites settings. Which you can then use to duplicate on another sit.

THEME ELEMENTS

 

ExpNews comes with various theme elements that let you to customize page in your site easily with Visual Composer. After installing the theme or quickstart, all the extensions/plugins will be available in your site and you can add to your pages using Visual Composer. In this part, we will show you how to use ExpNews Theme elements.

 

How to add/edit ExpNews elements into your page?

 

  1. Login your site then open the page you want to edit then choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. To add elements, please click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose the element you want.
  3. To edit elements, please hover on the one you want then click on “pencil” icon to Edit this element.
  4. After that, you can configure different options of this element in tab General and Design Options due to different types.
  5. After all, you can preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

Info For more detail, you can see documentation about Visual Composer: Visual Composer Tutorials and Video Tutorials.

 

This element helps you to display your post with different layout styles as highlight point in your site. After installing the theme and required plugins, this SW Featured Slideshow element will be available in your site.
SW Featured Slideshow

How to add SW Featured Slideshow element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose SW Featured Slideshow.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, configure element options then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

SW Featured Slideshow Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Title: Enter text used as widget title located above content element.
  2. Description: Enter the description of the elements. It will appear below the title.
  3. Extra Class: Add extra class to style the slider.
  4. Category: Choose category including post you want to show.
  5. Order By: Set the order of product by Name, Date, Author, ID, Modified or others.
  6. Order: Set product order by Ascending or Descending.
  7. Number Of Post: Set number of product posts to appear in your site.
  8. Excerpt length (in words): Set the except length of post title appears.
  9. Tab Active: Set number of active tab for this element.
  10. Select Template: Choose template style of the slideshow in your page. There are many templates for you to choose including: Layout Default, Layout Style 1, Layout Style 2, Layout Style 3, Layout Style 4, Layout Style 5, Layout Featured 1, Layout Featured 3, Layout News, Layout Top News
  11. Auto Play: Choose True to have slider plays automatically and choose False for not automatically play.
  12. Show Navigation: Choose False or True to Disable or Enable the pagnigation for slideshow.
  13. Pause On Hover: Choose False or True to Disable or Enable the pause on hover for slideshow.
  14. Interval: Set the interval time for slider auto plays.
  15. Speed: Set speed for slider.
  16. Total Items Slided: Choose total item slided.
  17. Caching: Choose False or True to Disable or Enable the cache for slideshow.

 

Post Settings for this elements:

To have the style and information as in the demo, you need to do some configuration for post and category.

  1. Category Settings: Post category should be created first, after that you can assign in the element. See screenshot: Backend Settings
  2. Post Settings: You should pay attention to options including Post Title, Post Category, Post Image. See screenshot: Backend Settings
 

This element helps you to display your post with different layout styles as highlight point in your site. After installing the theme and required plugins, this SW Featured Slideshow element will be available in your site.
SW Latest Post

How to add SW Latest Post element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose SW Latest Post.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, configure element options then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

SW Latest Post Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Title: Enter text used as widget title located above content element.
  2. Description: Enter the description of the elements. It will appear below the title.
  3. Columns: Set the number of columns appearing for different device screens.
  4. Type Show: Choose the style for the element including Simple or Mansonry.
  5. Simple Show: Choose the style for Simple Show including List or Grid layout.
  6. Type Load more: Choose the style for Load more button including click or auto.
  7. Display Feature: Display Feature For Type Simple (List).
  8. Category: Choose category including post you want to show.
  9. Order By: Set the order of product by Name, Date, Author, ID, Modified or others.
  10. Order: Set product order by Ascending or Descending.
  11. Number Of Post Loadmore: Set number of posts loadmore to appear in your site.
  12. Number Of Post Total: Set number of total posts to appear in your site.
  13. Display Post Title: Choose to display Post title or not.
  14. Post Title Maxlength: Set the maxlength of title post displaying in the element.
  15. Display Post Description: Choose to display Post Description or not.
  16. Description Post Maxlength: Set the maxlength of post description displaying in the element.
  17. Display Author: Choose to display author or not.
  18. Display Category: Choose to display category or not.
  19. Display Time: Choose to display time or not.
  20. Display Post Image Nophoto: Choose to display post without image or not.
  21. Placeholder Path (or Url): Set Placeholder Path (or Url).
  22. Extra Class: Add extra class to style the slider.
  23. Caching: Choose False or True to Disable or Enable the cache for slideshow.

 

Post Settings for this elements:

To have the style and information as in the demo, you need to do some configuration for post and category.

  1. Category Settings: Post category should be created first, after that you can assign in the element. See screenshot: Backend Settings
  2. Post Settings: You should pay attention to options including Post Title, Post Category, Post Image. See screenshot: Backend Settings
 

This element helps you to display authors creating posts in your site. After installing the theme and required plugins, this SW Author Listing element will be available in your site.
SW Author Listing

How to add SW Author Listing element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose SW Author Listing.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, configure element options then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

SW Author Listing Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Title: Enter text used as widget title located above content element.
  2. Number of posts format to show: Set the number of author to show.
  3. Number of Columns: Set the number of columns to show.
  4. Order: Set product order by Ascending or Descending.
  5. Order By: Set the order of product by Name, Post Count, Email or others.
  6. Extra class name: If you wish to style particular content element differently, then use this field to add a class name and then refer to it in your css file.

 

Author Settings for this elements:

To have the style and information as in the demo, author need to do some configuration for personal information.

  1. Personal Info Settings: The author should have avatar then it will appear beautifully in this element as well as in your site. See screenshot: Backend Settings
 

This element helps you to display post categories in your site. After installing the theme and required plugins, this SW Category Slider element will be available in your site.
SW Category Slider

How to add SW Category Slider element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose SW Category Slider.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, configure element options then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

SW Category Slider Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Title: Enter text used as widget title located above content element.
  2. Description: Enter the description of the elements. It will appear below the title.
  3. Categories: Choose categories including product you want to show. Each category is a tab in the slider.
  4. Number Of Category: Choose number of categories to appear.
  5. Number of Columns … : Set number of column appearing on each screen size.
  6. Speed: Set speed for slider.
  7. Auto Play: Choose True to have slider plays automatically and choose False for not automatically play.
  8. Interval: Set the interval time for slider auto plays.
  9. Layout: Choose display layout for the element.
  10. Total Items Slided:: Choose total item slided.

 

Category Settings for this elements:

To have the style and information as in the demo, you need to do some configuration for post and category.

  1. Category Settings: To appear beautifully on the page, the category image should be used. See screenshot: Backend Settings
 

This element helps you to display tabs for popular or recent comment posts. After installing the theme and required plugins, this SW WooCommerce Tab Slider element will be available in your site.
SW Listing Tab

How to add SW Listing Tab element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose SW Listing Tab.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, configure element options then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

SW Listing Tab Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Title: Enter text used as widget title located above content element.
  2. Number of popular posts to show: Set number of posts to show in this element.
  3. Number of item slide show: Set the number of item slide show for this element.
  4. Extra class name: If you wish to style particular content element differently, then use this field to add a class name and then refer to it in your css file.

 

Post Settings for this elements:

To have the style and information as in the demo, you need to do some configuration for post in your site.

  1. Comment Settings: You should enable the comment then it will appear in tab Comment.
  2. Post Settings: The image should be upload then it will appear beautifully in your site. See screenshot: Backend Settings
 

This element helps you to display stock market information in your site. After installing the theme and required plugins, this SW Stock Market element will be available in your site.
SW Stock Market

How to add SW Stock Market element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose SW Stock Market.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, configure element options then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

SW Stock Market Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Title: Enter text used as widget title located above content element.
  2. Lable Data: Enter the label data for the element. The default values are months in year.
  3. Limit Data: Set the limit for number of data.
  4. Name Line x: Set name for line x.
  5. Data Tab US x: Set data for tab US x.
  6. Data Tab Asia x: Set data for tab Asia x.
  7. Data Tab Europe x: Set data for tab Europe x.
  8. Data Tab Middle East x: Set data for tab Middle East x.
  9. Number of Columns … : Set number of column appearing on each screen size.
  10. Layout: Choose layout for element.
 

This element helps you to display weather information in your site. After installing the theme and required plugins, this SW Weather element will be available in your site.
SW Weather

How to add SW Weather element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose SW Weather.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, configure element options then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

SW Weather Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Tittle: This option allows you to add a title to this element.
  2. Description: This option allows you to add description to this element.
  3. Extra Class: This option allows you to add extra class to style the element.
  4. Catgory ID: This option allows you to choose category to this element.
  5. Area: This option allows you to add area for the element.
  6. Appid: This option allows you toadd app id for the weather.
  7. Caching: This option allows you to use cache or not.
 

This element helps you to display instagram post in your website. After installing the theme and required plugins, this SW Instagram Gallery element will be available in your site.
SW Instagram Gallery

How to add SW WooCommerce Slider element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose SW Instagram Gallery.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, configure element options then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

SW Instagram Gallery Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Title: Enter text used as widget title located above content element.
  2. Number Of Post: Set number of post to appear in your site.
  3. Instagram User ID: Insert your Instagram user ID.
  4. Access Token: Put your access token for your account.
  5. Number Column: Set the number of columns to appear in your site.
 

This element helps you to display blog post of a category as slider in the page. After installing the theme and required plugins, this SW Responsive Post Slider element will be available in your site.
YA Responsive Post Slider

How to add SW Responsive Post Slider element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose SW Responsive Post Slider.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, configure element options then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

SW Responsive Post Slider Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Title: Enter text used as widget title located above content element.
  2. Description: Enter the description of the elements. It will appear below the title.
  3. Category filter: Choose categories including post you want to show.
  4. Excerpt length (in words): Set the number of character of post title.
  5. Order By: Set the order of product by Name, Date, Author, ID, Modified or others.
  6. Order: Set product order by Ascending or Descending.
  7. Number Of Post: Set number of post to appear in your site.
  8. Number row per column: Set number of post to appear per row/colum in your site.
  9. Number of Columns … : Set number of column appearing on each screen size.
  10. Speed: Set speed for slider.
  11. Auto Play: Choose True to have slider plays automatically and choose False for not automatically play.
  12. Interval: Set the interval time for slider auto plays.
  13. Layout: Choose display layout for the element. There are many templates for you to choose including: Layout Style 1, Layout Style 2, Layout Style 3, Layout Featured 3, Layout Style 6,
  14. Total Items Slided: Choose total item slided.

 

Post Settings for this elements:

To have the style and information as in the demo, you need to do some configuration for post and category.

  1. Category Settings: Post category should be created first, after that you can assign in the element. See screenshot: Backend Settings
  2. Post Settings: You should pay attention to options including Post Title, Post Category, Post Image. See screenshot: Backend Settings
 

This element helps you to display your Twitter update in your websute. After installing the theme and required plugins, this SW Instagram Gallery element will be available in your site.
YA Twitter Slider

How to add YA Twitter Slider element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose YA Twitter Slider.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, configure element options then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

YA Twitter Slider Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Title: Enter text used as widget title located above content element.
  2. Consumer Key: Enter the consumer key of your account.
  3. Consumer Secret: Enter the consumer secret of your account.
  4. Access Token: Enter the access token of your account.
  5. Access Token Secret: Enter the access token secret of your account.
  6. Cache Tweets (hours): Enable cache for this element or not.
  7. Twitter Username: Enter your Twitter account.
  8. Number Tweets to display: Set number of column appearing on each screen size.
  9. Number row per column: Set number of row per column.
  10. Exclude Reply: Choose Yes or No to exclude or include the reply in Twitter.
 

This element helps you to show slider and beautify your website. After installing the theme and required plugins, this Revolution Slider element will be available in your site.
revolution slider

How to add Revolution Slider element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose Revolution Slider.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, choose slider you want and do other configurations and Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

Revolution Slider Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation. See screenshot: Backend Settings

 

  1. Title: Enter text used as widget title located above content element.
  2. Revolution Slider: Choose slider created in Slider Revolution.
  3. Extra class name: Add Extra class name to style the element. The class name is refered in custom CSS.

 

How to Edit Revolution Slider?

To edit Revolution Slider, please follow steps as below:
revolution slider

  1. In the admin page, go to Slider Revolution.
  2. Click on Edit icon of the slide you want to edit to go to Edit page.
  3. In the slider Edit page, you can edit as your expectation.
  4. After all, save the change and check in your site.

InfoYou can see Slider Revolution WordPress 5.x Documentation and Tutorial Videos for more detail.

 

This element helps you to add single image as banner in the page. After installing the theme and required plugins, this Single Image element will be available in your site.
single image

How to add Single Image element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose Single Image.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, choose image you want and do other configurations then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

Single Image Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

General

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Title: Enter text used as widget title located above content element.
  2. Image source: Choose Image source as Media Library, External Link or Featured Image.
  3. Image: If you choose Image source as Media Libraly, you can load image from library here.
  4. External link: If you choose Image source as External Link, you can insert the image link here.
  5. Image size: You can set image size in this option as “thumbnail”, “medium”, “large”, “full” or other sizes defined by theme. Alternatively enter size in pixels (Example: 200×100 (Width x Height)).
  6. Add caption?: Choose Yes to add caption of this image
  7. Image alignment: Select image alignment as Left, Right or Center.
  8. Image style: Choose style image display style as Default, Rounded, Bordered, Outline, Shadow or others.
  9. On click action: Choose action for click action on Image including Open custom link, Link to large image, Zoom, or open Prettyphoto.
  10. Image Link: If you set On click action as Open customlink, enter the link target here.
  11. Link Target: Choose to open Image link in Same window or Open in new window.
  12. CSS Animation: Select type of animation for element to be animated when it “enters” the browsers viewport (Note: works only in modern browsers).
  13. Element ID: Enter element ID (Note: make sure it is unique and valid according to w3c specification).
  14. Extra class name: Add Extra class name to style the element. The class name is refered in custom CSS.

 

Design Options

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. CSS box: In the CSS box, you can add margin, border and padding to this element.
  2. Border color: Select color for the border of this element.
  3. Border style: Choose style for the border of this element.
  4. Border radius: Configure the radius for the border of this element.
  5. Background: Select background color for this element.
  6. Image upload button: Upload image as bacground color for this element.
  7. Dropdown options: Choose style for background image upload above as Cover, Theme defaults, Contain, No repeat or Repeat.
  8. Box controls: Choose Sinplify controls or not.

Info To have image banner beautifully in your site, you should choose the one having the same size as in the demo.

 

This element helps you to add raw html for more information with beautiful style in the page. After installing the theme and required plugins, this Raw HTML element will be available in your site.
raw html

How to add Raw HTML element into your page?

To add this element to your page, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Open your page and choose Edit with Visual Composer.
  2. Click on Add element icon of Visual Composer, then choose Raw HTML.
  3. Hover on this element and click on Pecil icon to edit it.
  4. After that, add HTML and do other configurations then Save change for this element.
  5. Preview the page and Update to save the change for this page.

 

Raw HTML Settings

With this element, there are various options for you to configure as your expectation.

General

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. Raw HTML: Enter HTML content you want to add in your page.
  2. Element ID: Enter element ID (Note: make sure it is unique and valid according to w3c specification).
  3. Extra class name: Add Extra class name to style the element. The class name is refered in custom CSS.

 

Design Options

See screenshot: Backend Settings

  1. CSS box: In the CSS box, you can add margin, border and padding to this element.
  2. Border color: Select color for the border of this element.
  3. Border style: Choose style for the border of this element.
  4. Border radius: Configure the radius for the border of this element.
  5. Background: Select background color for this element.
  6. Image upload button: Upload image as bacground color for this element.
  7. Dropdown options: Choose style for background image upload above as Cover, Theme defaults, Contain, No repeat or Repeat.
  8. Box controls: Choose Sinplify controls or not.

Info For this one, please make sure that you use the right HTML in your site. You can edit the link and content as your expectation. See screenshot: Settings


GENERAL SETTINGS

 

To set up Home Page or Front Page for your website, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Log in to your site in the backend.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Reading.
  3. In the Reading Settings, select A Static Page option.
  4. Select the page you want as home page in Front Page dropdown list.
  5. Now Save Changes and check your site again.

Info For more detail, you can see the WordPress Documentation for this problem: Creating a Static Front Page.

 

logo
To change logo/favicon for your website, please follow steps as below: 

 

  1. Log in to your site in the backend.
  2. Navigate to Appearance > Theme Options.
  3. In tab General, you can Upload Favicon Image and Upload Logo for your site. For the logo, we recommend you to use the one with same size as the logo in the demo.
  4. You can also change in Page Metabox of each page, Please note that if there is any change in Page Metabox, the config in the Theme Options will not be applied.
  5. Now Save Changes and check your site again.
 

To change Color Schemes for your website, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. Log in to your site in the backend.
  2. Navigate to Appearance > Theme Options.
  3. In tab Schemes, you can choose Color Scheme for your site.
  4. You can also change in Page Metabox of each page, Please note that if there is any change in Page Metabox, the config in the Theme Options will not be applied.
  5. Now Save Changes and check your site again.
 

header
To configure header for your page, please follow steps as below: 

 

  1. In your site at the backend, please go to Appearance > Theme Options > Header & Footer to choose the Header style as you want.
  2. Navigate to Appearance > Widgets then configure the Widget elements of the sections included in the Header Style you choose.
  3. If you don’t want any elements to appear in your site, you can Delete it.
  4. You can also change in Page Metabox of each page, Please note that if there is any change in Page Metabox, the config in the Theme Options will not be applied.
  5. After all, please check your site again to see the result.

Info For more detail, you can see the Header Settings in Basic Settings for more detail.

 

menu configuration
To have the megamenu in your site, please follow steps as below: 

 

  1. In your site at the backend, please go to Appearance > Menu and create your menu and assign it to Primary Menu location.
  2. In Appearance > Theme Options > Navbar Options, choose to use Megamenu and choose Location as Primary.
  3. After all, please check your site again to see the result.

Info For more detail, you can see the Menu Configuration part in Basic Settings for more detail.

 

menu configuration

To have the left menu 3 in your site, please follow steps as below:

 

  1. In your site at the backend, please go to Appearance > Menu and create Left Menu Social.
  2. In Appearance > Widget > Left Menu 3, create Widget Custom Menu and assign Left Menu Social. See Screenshot: Backend Settings
  3. After all, please check your site again to see the result.

 

This menu only appears on large desktop screens.

Info For more detail, you can see the Menu Configuration and Widgets part in Basic Settings for more detail.

 

After installing the Quickstart or importing demo data, the demo pages will be available in your site. Now you can edit them to meet your expectation.

 

  1. Log in to your site in the backend.
  2. Navigate to Pages > All Pages and choose page you want to edit it with Visual Composer.
  3. Now, you can edit the page elements with Visual Composer and other configurations easily. Also, you can also edit this page from the front end.
  4. You can also edit with Visual Composer in the front end of the page. After all, click to Save change and check your site.

Info For more detail, you can see the Page Settings part in Basic Settings for more detail.

 

After installing the Quickstart or importing demo data, the demo pages will be available in your site. Now you can edit them to meet your expectation.

 

  1. Log in to your site in the backend.
  2. Navigate to Pages > All Pages and choose page you want to edit it with Visual Composer.
  3. Now, you can click on Add Element button, choose the ones you want and configure it.
  4. After all, click to Save change and check your site.

Info For more detail, you can see the Page Settings part in Basic Settings for more detail.

 

breadcrumb
To change the breadcrumb in your pages including blog, contact, about us and others, please follow steps as below: 

 

  1. You can replace the breadcrumb image with yours that have same name in the folder: wp-content/themes/expnews/assets/img/bg_breadcrumb.jpg
  2. We will update options to change the background image in the next version.
 

footer
To configure footer for your page, please follow steps as below: 

 

  1. In your site at the backend, please go to Appearance > Theme Options > Header & Footer to choose the Footer style as you want.
  2. Navigate to Pages > All Pages > Footer x then configure the elements with Visual Composer as you want.
  3. If you don’t want any elements to appear in your site, you can Delete it.
  4. You can also change in Page Metabox of each page, Please note that if there is any change in Page Metabox, the config in the Theme Options will not be applied.
  5. After all, please check your site again to see the result.

Info For more detail, you can see the Footer Settings part in Basic Settings for more detail.

DEMO PAGES

 

After installing quickstart or ExpNews theme with Demo data importation, this home page will be available in your site. Let’s see the layout position of elements for this page and how to create/edit it.

 

How to create/edit this page:

Info Before creating the page, you need to read through all the Background Knowledge and have Basic Settings about the theme.

To create or edit this page, please follow steps by steps as below:

 

    1. Go to Pages > Add New to create a new page. If you edit this page, go to All pages then choose this one to edit it.
    2. In the Page Metabox, choose Home Template as Default to have this page layout.
    3. This Home page uses Header Style 1 and Footer Style 1.
    4. Click Backend Editor to edit your site with Visual Composer.
    5. Add theme elements to the page. To edit, you can click on the edit button on each elements to configure as you want.
    6. Add your page to menu if it’s a new created one.
    7. After that, you can Preview to see the change and Update to save the page settings.

You can see the Backend Settings of this home page here: See Screenshot: Backend Settings

 

After installing quickstart or ExpNews theme with Demo data importation, this home page will be available in your site. Let’s see the layout position of elements for this page and how to create/edit it.

 

How to create/edit this page:

Info Before creating the page, you need to read through all the Background Knowledge and have Basic Settings about the theme.

To create or edit this page, please follow steps by steps as below:

 

    1. Go to Pages > Add New to create a new page. If you edit this page, go to All pages then choose this one to edit it.
    2. In the Page Metabox, choose Home Template as Home Page 1 to have this page layout.
    3. This Home page uses Header Style 2 and Footer Style 1.
    4. Click Backend Editor to edit your site with Visual Composer.
    5. Add theme elements to the page. To edit, you can click on the edit button on each elements to configure as you want.
    6. Add your page to menu if it’s a new created one.
    7. After that, you can Preview to see the change and Update to save the page settings.

You can see the Backend Settings of this home page here: See Screenshot: Backend Settings

 

After installing quickstart or ExpNews theme with Demo data importation, this home page will be available in your site. Let’s see the layout position of elements for this page and how to create/edit it.

 

How to create/edit this page:

Info Before creating the page, you need to read through all the Background Knowledge and have Basic Settings about the theme.

To create or edit this page, please follow steps by steps as below:

 

    1. Go to Pages > Add New to create a new page. If you edit this page, go to All pages then choose this one to edit it.
    2. In the Page Metabox, choose Home Template as Home Page 2 to have this page layout.
    3. This Home page uses Header Style 3 and Footer Style 2.
    4. Click Backend Editor to edit your site with Visual Composer.
    5. Add theme elements to the page. To edit, you can click on the edit button on each elements to configure as you want.
    6. Add your page to menu if it’s a new created one.
    7. After that, you can Preview to see the change and Update to save the page settings.

You can see the Backend Settings of this home page here: See Screenshot: Backend Settings

MOBILE LAYOUT

 

ADMIN OPTIONS

 

ExpNews theme supports AccessPress Social Login Lite. After installing the theme, you need to do some configurations as below:

 

  1. Configure Network Settings. See screenshot: Network Settings
  2. Configure Other Settings. See screenshot: Other Settings

Info For more detail about this plugin, you can check the AccessPress Social Login Lite: here.

 

In ExpNews, some contact forms are used with Contact Form 7. Firstly, you need to create contact form in Contact > Add New for your site.

 

    1. Contact form 1. See screenshot: Form ID 4

Info For more detail about this plugin, you can check the Contact Form 7 Documentation: here.

TRANSLATION

 

 

To use Loco in ExpNews, you can install Loco Translate first. After that, you can use Loco to translate ExpNews theme and plugins including SW WooCommerce.

You can follow Beginner’s guide for Loco Translate in ExpNews Theme

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Yes. ExpNews supports RTL layout. To have RTL layout, you can go to Appearance > Theme Options > Advanced and change the Direction into Right to Left.

 

  1. Firstly, you need to make sure that the Develop Mode has been turned off.
  2. To speed up your site, we recommend to use plugin WP Fastest Cache: Plugin to speed up your site by creating static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. Or else, you can use W3 Total Cache: This plugin improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance, reducing download times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration.
 

Actually, this is not because of the theme but due to the host settings. For this one, you should contact your host to check the Redirect Issues.

 

Sometimes, there is warning in your site such as:

 

This one is caused by the file wp-config.php. To fix theme, please add the line below to this file:

 

 

Sometimes, there is warning in your site such as:

 

This one is caused by the file wp-config.php. To fix theme, please add the line below to this file:

 

 

To Understanding and Fixing 502 Bad Gateway Errors, you can see this article for more detail:

Understanding and Fixing 502 Bad Gateway Errors.

 

To Understanding and Fixing 500 Internal Server Error, you can see this article for more detail:

How to Fix a 500 Internal Server Error.

GET SUPPORT FOR EXPNEWS THEME

 

To help speed along your request, we require that you follow the steps below before submitting a new support ticket. This is for the benefit of everyone and will help make the entire process more efficient. It’s very important and we ask that everyone who posts follow these steps.

 

Please check the following before you submit a ticket:

 

  1. Make sure you are running the latest version of ExpNews and the latest version of WordPress.
  2. Always check the changelogs of ExpNews.
  3. Check our Documentation and Knowledgebase for the answer to your question.
  4. Disable any additional 3rd party plugins you may be using to see if it fixes the issue.
  5. Make sure you’ve cleared all your caches including browser cache, plugin cache and server cache.
    Browser Cache: this is cache stored by your browser to allow your page content to load faster.
    Plugin Cache: this is cache specifically from a 3rd party WordPress plugin.
    and Server Cache: this is cache imposed by your hosting company directly from your server.
 

After finishing 5 things should do before creating ticket, if the issue remains, you can create a ticket at our Support System.

Please note that your site’s information and some screenshots for the issue will be easier for us to get the question and help you faster.

Note Please note that for each item purchase code, only 01 website should be supported. Also, if your license for product support is expired, you should renew it to get our best support service.

 

 

Important!

  • Once you create a ticket, do NOT reply the ticket via notification email. Any reply via this no-reply-email may be missed because our support team could not read it.
  • Our team will check the issue and send you reply in 24 hours (except for weekends and holiday) regarding how complicated the issue is.
  • We have only 01 Support System. If you get trouble with it, you can contact us via our email contact@wpthemego.com to get help. However, the first one is more convenience and easier for both of us to follow the issue.

CHANGE LOGS

 

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