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Raise Mag Documentation

Raise Mag is a WordPress magazine theme designed for running a news portal, magazine website, and personal blog. Below is the full documentation for Raise Mag WordPress Blogging Theme Documentation.

#INSTALLATION

#BASIC CONCEPT

If you have downloaded “Raise Mag Theme”, please look for  raise-mag.zip files. Keep in mind that we need .zip file to upload to WordPress Dashboard under Theme Sections. Sometimes this .zip automatically unzip especially if you are using MAC device then your ZIP folder automatically Unzip for you and gives you just a folder named raise-mag. In this case you have to find a .zip folder. Here are a big question How can I find my .zip folder when I am using MAC ??

Is Your MAC Unzip .Zip Files Automatically?

Here is the solution.

Step One: Open your Safari web browser

Step Two: From the Safari browser menu, select Preferences

Step Three: On the General tab, find the “Open Safe Files After Downloading” feature (usually at the bottom).

Step Four: Uncheck the box to prevent .zip files from opening automatically.   This feature is for security purposes. These features are important to protect your computer from malware and trojans.

Step Five: After disabling this feature, download the .zip file again and it will remain intact without opening. That’s all.

# THEME INSTALLATION METHOD: 1 

THEME INSTALLATION THROUGH WORDPRESS DASHBOARD

  • Step 1: Log in to your admin page.
  • Step 2: Navigate to Appearance → Themes.
  • Step 3: Click Install Themes and click the upload button
  • Step 4: Navigate to find the raise-mag.zip file on your computer and click Install Now.
  • Step 5: Wait while the theme is uploaded and installed.
  • Step 6: Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance → Themes and activate it.

Check this video tutorial to know how to install via the WordPress admin panel: ( )

METHOD: 2

THEME INSTALLATION THROUGH FTP

  • Step 1: Log into your FTP client to access your host web server.
  • Step 2: Browse to find the raise-mag.zip file on your computer and extract the raise-mag.zip file
  • Step 3: Upload the extracted folder to the /WP-content/themes/ folder on your server.
  • Step 4: Log in to your admin page.
  • Step 5: Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance → Themes and activate it.

#REQUIRED ACTIONS

Once the theme installed and activated, a message will pop up for recommended plugins installation we recommend installing all the plugins recommended by theme. After that, you have to check whether your homepage setting is set to “Your latest posts” or not. If you are not sure then, you can go to Dashboard > Settings > Reading and click on “Your latest posts”. If they are set properly then there is nothing to worry about using our theme.  

DEMO DATA IMPORT

FOR FRESH WORDPRESS USERS: We suppose demo import is best for a freshly installed WordPress site. Delete Hello world!  post from Dashboard > Posts & Sample page from Dashboard > Pages which comes by default to get the best and exact demo. Lean back when we take care of everything. We have made demo import more convenient for you. Follow the steps below to import the demo.

  • Click on Dashboard > Appearance > Import Demo Content
  • Click on Import Demo button of which demo you like most
  • Once the import completes, you are good to go.

FOR EXISTING WORDPRESS USERS: Before importing demo data. please be sure you have set your homepage settings to “Your latest posts”. If you are not sure then, please kindly follow instructions on RECOMMENDED ACTIONS.  Lean back when we take care of everything. We have made demo import more convenient for you. Follow the steps below to import the demo.

  • Click on Dashboard > Appearance > Import Demo Content
  • Click on Import Demo button and select the demo you like most
  • Once the import completes, you are good to go.

Theme Customisation

CUSTOMIZER OPTIONS

Raise Mag is crafted with handy important customization options powered by WordPress live customizer. You can find all the options under Dashboard > Customizer. Font Option: You can switch between 800 ++ Google fonts according to your requirements. An advanced typography option is available to customize it for different sections. You can find it on Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Advance Fonts OptionsColors: You can switch any primary color that best matches your brand or need. Along with it, advance color option is available to customize individual sections color. Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Advance Color OptionsSidebars: We understand that some peoples may not like sidebars. To make your need hassle-free we have added sidebar options you can have sidebar either in left, right, or completely disable it. Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > SidebarsMore : More basic options are available!  

( Advanced Options are available in Premium Version Only )

HEADER SECTION

You can basically tweak the header section with styles as per your need. You can do that in a few clicks through WordPress Customizer. Options for Header section are placed inside WordPress customizer which are sticky header, Header layout, Header style, Changing logo. Sticky Header: Make logo & navigation portion sticky when scrolling Custom logo: Make sure the height of the logo is 250px. Your width of logo could be anything like 200px, 300px, 250px or something like that. Header top & header top social icons: You can assign social icons at header top from when you choose different header layout.

HEADER TOP SECTION

Raise Mag Header top section can be customized from the customizer. Navigate to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Header Section. Select different header layout from the option. Header layout 1, 2 and 3 has Top header whereas Header layout 4 has no top header(only Primary Menu).

For social links, options are inside Customizer > Social Links. 

HEADER SECTION PRIMARY NAVIGATION & LOGO Logo can be changed from the Site identity option inside WordPress customizer. If you are adding a custom logo make sure the height of your logo is 250px. Primary Navigation can be added from the WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Menu.

Header Layout Raise Mag Pro has 4 types of Header layouts options where as  Free has 2 Header layouts. You can also select the header style to Light or Dark.

BANNER SECTION

Raise Mag Pro comes with 4 types of banner layouts options whereas Free version has 2 types of banner layouts.

You can easily change the look and feel of the banner section in Raise Mag Theme though Customizer. Navigate to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Banner Section

FEATURED SECTION

Raise Mag Pro theme has 4 types of featured layout options. The first and second featured layouts are for displaying featured categories. The third featured layout displays posts. You can customize Featured Section from WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Featured Section. Note: It is available only on Pro version.

BLOG POSTS SECTION

Raise Mag Pro comes with 3 types of Post Listing Layout options where as only one layout is available on free which is indicated below :

  • List (Pro)
  • Grid (Both Free & Pro)
  • Masonry (Pro)

You can customize Blog Post Section from WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Blog Posts Section. See the screenshot below:

EDITOR’S PICK SECTION (PRO)

Raise Mag has the feature to show the specific post as Editor’s Pick Post. To set Editor’s Pick Post

After selecting specific post as Editor’s Pick, go to  WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Editor’s Pick Section.

ARCHIVE PAGE OPTIONS

You have to check to enable to customize the Archive Page Options. You can customize it from WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Archive Page Options. There are 3 options to choose the layout in Pro version :

  • Grid (Both Pro & Free)
  • List (Pro)
  • Masonry (Pro)

PAGINATION & BREADCRUMB

Pagination and Breadcrumb can be shown in 3 different layouts in Pro version whereas only one in Free version. You can customize Pagination from WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Pagination and Breadcrumb from WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Breadcrumb.  

RELATED POSTS

Related posts are displayed in the blog post page. You have to enable in order to customize the related posts section with different options from WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Related Posts. You can edit the section Title and number of posts to show. 

SOCIAL SHARE & OTHER OPTIONS

Attractive social share buttons can be enabled from the WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Social Share. Social share title, when set, is displayed in the blog post page. It is only available on Pro version. In the Other Options, excerpt length words can be customized. Excerpt length sets the number of words that the excerpt can contain in archive or blog page.  

FOOTER SECTION

As Raise Mag is Blogging theme we do have special widget ready for Raise Mag. You can add a widget for footer from Dashboard > Appearance > Widget  

 Available special footer widget is as follows:

Footer Text & Footer Social Links can be edited and enable from WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Footer Section.You can also select the footer style to either “Dark” or “Light” which is available on Pro version.   Footer Navigation Menu can be added from WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Menu.

SIDEBAR SECTION

Raise Mag has added sidebar options you can have sidebar either in left, right or completely disable it. Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Sidebars.

Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets and insert the available widgets to the sidebar

WooCommerce

Go to Plugins> Add New> and Install Woo Commerce Plugins and get started with your Shop. This theme is tested and compatible with Woo Commerce.

Images Size Used In Theme

Here is the Image Size for Raise Mag 

  • Image Size for Grid/List Large Thumbnail 800 X 500 px 
  • Image Size for Grid/List Small Thumbnail 707 X 442 px
  • Image Size for Grid/List Large Thumbnail 800 X 500 px
  • Image Size for Author Thumbnail  800 X 600 px
  • Image Size for Grid/List Large Thumbnail 800 X 500 px
  • Slider Three Thumbnail( Fullwidth ) 1311 X 600 
  • Slider Four Thumbnail 500 X 700 
  • Widget Post Thumbnail 300 X 300 px

But If you maintain Image SIze 1311 X 600  then it will automatically crop the image as of its size.  Minimum your image size must be 1311 X 600  or 800 X 600 px.