GETTING STARTED

created: June 15, 2017
latest update: Feb 02, 2018


Support

All of our Free Themes are handled exclusively through the official WordPress.org Support Forum

Please follow the steps below before submitting a support request.

  • Make sure you are running the latest version of the theme and the latest version of WordPress.
  • Have a close look at theme documentation for the answer to your question.
  • Have a close look at the support forum whether the question has been asked before.
  • Disable all additional 3rd party plugins that you are using to check if it fixes the issue.

If the above steps didn’t fix your issue please create an account or login on the WordPress.org Support Forum.

Support includes:

  • Responding to questions or problems regarding the item and its features
  • Fixing bugs and reported issues
  • Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions

Item support does not include:

  • Customization and installation services
  • Support for third party software and plug-ins

Installation

Installing Theme

Installation Requirements
To install your new theme you must have a working version of WordPress* already installed installed on your self-hosted site.

For information on how to install the WordPress software, please visit WordPress Codex – Installing WordPress.

  • This theme required WordPress at least 4.1+. It’s highly recommended that you have the latest version of your WordPress installed.

Theme Installation Process

You can install VT Grid Mag WordPress theme through your WordPress dashboard, like you would do with any other WordPress theme.

  • Log in to your WordPress site
  • Go to Appearance >> Themes
  • Click Add New Theme
  • Type “VT Grid Mag” into the search field on the right side
  • Click install to install the theme.

When the theme installation is finished you should see a message “Theme installed successfully”. Click Activate to activate the theme.

Go to Appearance > Customize: to get started customizing theme.

In case you are new to WordPress, you can find instructions regarding the theme installation in this tutorial: Using Themes in WordPress.


1. Go to “Appearance > Menus”
2. Select “create a new menu” at the top of the page.
3. Enter a name for your new menu in the Menu Name box.
4. Select the “Pages” or “Categories” by clicking the check box next to each “Pages” or “Categories” that you want to include in the menu.
5. Click the “Add to Menu” button located at the bottom of tab to your menu.
6. Click the “Save Menu” button.

Note: if you want a new menu just click “create a new menu”, then you can move the items from the left side. At the bottom “Menu Settings > Theme locations”, checklist “Primary Menu” and “Save Menu”.

Add the Latest Post Widget

1. In the “Appearance > Widgets
2. Move/ drag the “[VT] Latest Post” widget to the Sidebar
3. Enter Number of posts to show and Select a Category you want to display. You can also setting default “Orderby” options.
4. Click on “Save”

Add the Social Links widget

1. In the “Appearance > Widgets
2. Move/ drag the “[VT] Social Links” widget to the Sidebar.
3. Enter the widget Title and save.
4. Go to Appearance > Customizer> Social Links.
5. Enter your social links. Only those filled will appear. use http://

Add Featured Post

Featured images also known as post thumbnails are a popular feature in WordPress themes.
Simply create a new post and scroll down a little to see if there is a meta box called featured images on the right hand side of the screen.

To add a featured image in a WordPress post, simply click on “Set Featured Image” link inside the featured image meta box shown in the screenshot above.

This will open the WordPress Media Uploader. You can use that to upload an image from your computer or use an existing image from your media library. Once you select the image, simply click on Set Featured Image button.

Customize/ Theme Customizer

Color Settings

You can change the colors of sections: Background Color, Accent Color, Header Background, Site Title Color and Navigation Text Color.


Contact Page

The theme supports the popular plugin Contact Form 7 to easily create working contact forms.

Please read this to learn more: How to create a working contact page in WordPress.


Image Sizes

If you are migrating to VT Grid Mag from another theme you may wish to resize your images first so that they fit better within the new theme. To do this, install and run the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin. Get the plugin here

Additional Features/Options

If you have followed the above mentioned steps of this documentation, you have completed the basic theme setup of VT Grid Mag WordPress Theme. Now you can start creating amazing content.

Additional CSS

To add additional CSS go to “Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS” and simply put your CSS here.

Upgrade to Pro Version

If you would like to have more features and options, you can upgrade to the Pro/Premium version and benefit from more awesome features and excellent theme support.

Configure your own news website or blog within a few minutes and benefit from endless possibilities to customize your website. Learn more about the premium version of VT Grid Mag WordPress Theme.


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