Except the theme itself, the GDay News Theme consists of several other main parts that are installed separately as the theme's add-ons, as well as of a few optional 3rd party's plugins. These are the following add-ons:
J&W Menu for GDayNews
J&W Custom Posts
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To install the GDay News Themeand all the necessary add-ons, follow the steps below as well as the messages or recommendations that appear during the installation.
NOTE: If you use a debug mode, be aware that the four J&W widgets listed above will be activated without your permission, as they are the necessary components of the GDay News Theme.
NOTE: After installing the GDay News Theme, all items in the J&W Shortcodes plugin will be ticked automatically, but note that if any new shortcode will be added in a future update, you will need to tick this item(s) manually.
HINT: If you have activated the J&W Menu plugin but aren´t able to add another menu item, it most likely means that you have reached the maximal limit set on your PHP server. If it happens, add the following part of code to the .htaccess file, please:
# Set Max Input Vars php_value max_input_vars 5000
Upload the GDay News Theme
IMPORTANT: Make sure you unzip the downloaded file from ThemeForest first (DON'T upload it to your server yet). This file contains the actual theme in zip file called gdaynews.zip. This is the theme file. Now install the theme by one of the following two methods:
Upload the gdaynews.zip file through the WordPress admin backend (This will ONLY work if the server that hosts your website allows upload limits greater than 6 MB. Please note that the most hosting providers have only up to 2 MB file upload limit).
If you prefer direct access to your folders on server (or uploading the file using WordPress doesn´t work), use this method. First, unzip the gdaynews.zip file, then upload the extracted gdaynews/ folder to /wp-content/themes/ using your FTP client so that the structure is as follows: /wp-content/themes/gdaynews/.
Activate the GDay News Theme
If the upload of theme was successful, you can see the GDayNews Theme in list of the downloaded themes. You can activate it now.