Wow Blog


WOW Blog: An amazing WordPress Theme based on blogs.

WOW Blog is an awesome theme built to overcome the needs of the modern and classic blogger, whether for casual, personal blogs or for professional, corporate and journalistic blogs.

WOW Blog is the child theme of  Read More.

Theme Installation

From the WordPress Dashboard

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.
  2. Go to the Appearance panel, then Themes.
  3. Click Add New.
  4. In Search themes option at the right type ‘WOW Blog’.
  5. When ‘WOW Blog’ appears click Install button
  6. After Installing the theme Click Activate button

FTP Installation (alternate method)

  1. Use your FTP software to browse to wp-content/themes folder.
  2. Extract wow-blog.zip and upload the wow-blog folder.
  3. Once it’s uploaded, go to your WordPress Admin, browse to Appearance > Themes.
  4. Click the Activate link.

DummyData

1. Please download the Dummy content from here.
2. Install Acme Demo Setup plugin
3. Go to Appearance => Acme Demo Setup and upload the zip and import demo content

Note: First you need to Install and Activate Plugin from Appearance > WOW Blog Info > Recommended Tab

Caution: Importing demo content will lose the previous contents, make sure the previous contents are stored in                            your backup.

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Adding Posts

Adding a new post is the same way as default WordPress installations, however, there are extra options that might need explaining.This theme is specially built for blog purpose, better to add featured image on every post. Featured image will display on front page, in a single page.

Adding Featured Image

  1. Go to Admin Panel
  2. Go to Posts > Add New Post
  3. Give the title of the post
  4. Write the content of the post
  5. Scroll to down and see the right corner, you will find the Set Featured Image section
  6. Select the image from the media library
  7. Click on Publish button to save the changes.

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This theme can fully customize from the Customize section. To customize the theme, Go to Appearance > Customize. You will find the various options related to the theme.

How to Increase the number of Post on Home Page?

If you want to increase the number of post on Home Page,

  1. Go to Admin Menu > Setting > Reading
  2. Increase the number of post on “Blog pages show at most
  3. Please see the screenshot below to know details.

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Theme Options on Customizer

When you go to Admin Panel > Appearance > Customize, there you will see various options available to customize your site. Just try those options one by one you will able to understand how the theme works and can create any kinds of sites.

Theme Options and Setting on Customizer

Some Available options in Customizer.

Site Identity

This section includes Logo as well as Site Title and Tagline. You can manage site title, tagline as well as the logo.

How to add “Logo” of the theme?

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity
  2. Choose the logo image from the media library
  3. If the preview is fine, Click on Save & Publish button to save the change.
  4. Recommended Logo Size is 1080*120, or you can use your required size as well.

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Slider Featured Section

The featured section includes the slider and its options.

How to manage slider?

If you want to change the default header image please follow these steps.

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Slider Featured Section > Enable Featured Section (Feature section will display on front/home page.)
  2. Enable the Featured Section
  3. Go one step back on Feature Slider Selection
  4. Select the category from the dropdown also the number of slides.
  5. If the preview is fine then click on “Save & Publish” button to save the changes.
  6. If you want to remove the slider section, go inside the Enable Feature Section and Unchecked to hide it.

Note: Recommended size of the image for the slider is 1800*700 or same proportion.

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Blog Featured Section

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Blog Featured Section > Enable Featured Section (Feature section will display on the blog page. If the static front page is selected, it will not appear on the front page).
  2. Enable Feature Section and,
  3. Go one step back on Feature Section Selection,
  4. Select the category from the dropdown.
  5. If the preview is fine then click on “Save & Publish” button to save the changes.
  6. Use the same proportion size image to make the image size equal. (Example: 900*600)

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Header Options

How to enable Header top?

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Header Options > Enable Header Top
  2. You will see the options to manage Social, Telephone, Gmail, and Search.
  3. Use the available options to manage this section.
  4. To make the menu visible, go to Appearance > Customize > Menus and set the Top menu items.

Social Options

  1. Go to  Appearance > Customize > Header Options > Social Options and add the links there.
  2. If the preview is fine, click on Save & Publish to save the changes.
  3. If you don’t want to show anyone link, just leave it blank.

Header Image

  1. Go to  Appearance > Customize > Header Options > Header Image and add the header image there.
  2. If the preview is fine, click on Save & Publish to save the changes.
  3. If you don’t want to show anyone link, just leave it blank.

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Footer Options

How to Add Copyright Text On Footer?

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Footer Options
  2. Enter your own Copyright Text
  3. If the preview is fine, click on Save & Publish to save the changes.

How to enable Social Links on Footer?

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Footer Options
  2. Checked on Enable social to show the social icons.
  3. If the preview is fine, click on Save & Publish to save the changes.
  4. First, manage the social icons from the header section.

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Layout/Design Options

Front Page Contents

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout/Design Option > Front Page Content Options
  2. Checked on Hide Front Page Content to hide the contents on the front page.
  3. You may want to hide front page content( Blog or Static page content). Check this to hide them.

Single Page/Posts Sidebar Layout

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout/Design OptionSingle Page/Post Sidebar Layout
  2. Choose the options from the dropdown.
  3. Click on Save & Publish button to save the changes.

Front/Home sidebar Layout

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout/Design Option > Front/Home Sidebar Layout
  2. Choose the options from the dropdown.
  3. You can use the sidebar on left, right or no sidebar.
  4. Click on Save & Publish button to save the changes.

Archive Sidebar Layout

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout/Design Option > Front/Home Sidebar Layout
  2. Choose the options from the dropdown.
  3. You can use the sidebar on left, right or no sidebar.
  4. Click on Save & Publish button to save the changes.

Sticky Sidebar Option

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout/Design OptionSticky Sidebar Option
  2. Enable the sticky sidebar loader.
  3. Click on Save & Publish button to save the changes.

Author Archive Options

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout/Design OptionAuthor Archive Options
  2. Choose the options from dropdown, Advanced or Default.
  3. Click on Save & Publish button to save the changes.

Button Design

Please follow the below steps to change the button design:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Design Option > Button Design
  2. Choose the options from the dropdown.
  3. Click on Save & Publish button to save the changes.

Default blog/archive layout

Please follow the below steps to change the default blog/archive layout:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout/Design Option > Default Blog/Archive Layout
  2. Change the available options from drop down.
  3. Available options are Left Image, Full Image, and No Image.
  4. Choose your required options.
  5. If the preview is fine, click on save and publish to save the changes.

Colors

Please follow the below steps to change the theme of primary color and background color:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Design Option > Colors
  2. Select the Primary color and Background Color
  3. If the preview is fine, click on Save & Publish to save the changes.

Background Image

If you add or remove the background image, please follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Design Option > Background Image
  2. Upload to add and remove to remove the background image
  3. If the preview is fine, click on Save & Publish to save the changes.

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Single Post Options

How to enable/disable related post on a single page?

  1. Go to Appearance > CustomizeSingle Post Options
  2. Select the desired image size style from the drop-down menu in the Image Layout Options
  3. Checked on Show Related Images In Single Post to enable the related post on a single page
  4. If the preview is fine, click on Save & Publish to save the changes.

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Theme Options

How to enable/disable breadcrumb on pages and posts?

If you enable or disable breadcrumb options of pages and posts, please follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Breadcrumb Options
  2. Checked/Unchecked “Enable Breadcrumb” to enable/disable it.
  3. If the preview is fine, click on Save & Publish to save the changes.

How to change Search Placeholder?

If you want to change the search placeholder, please follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Search
  2. Enter your search placeholder.
  3. If the preview is fine, click on Save & Publish to save the changes.

How to change Pagination Option?

If you want to change the search placeholder, please follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Pagination Options > Search
  2. Choose the pagination option from the drop-down menu for the blog and archive pages.
  3. If the preview is fine, click on Save & Publish to save the changes.

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Widgets

This theme has default widget as well as one custom Widget for Managing post called AT Post Column. You can add the AT Post Column widget on the widget area. Widgets let you add and update some extra feature on your site like pages, text, images etc. It includes the  followings:

Header Area 

Sidebar

Sidebar Left

Home Main Content Area

Footer Column One

Footer Column Two

Footer Column Third

Footer Column Fourth

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Additional CSS

Additional CSS lets you update the outlook of the site by adding more CSS to the theme.

If you have any further query, use the official support forum.