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Giornalismo Demo

The demo site for the Giornalismo WordPress Theme.

December 13, 2017

How To’s

Setting up the Giornalismo Story Details Plugin

  • In the WordPress Dashboard, go to Plugins->Add New.
  • Search for “Giornalismo Story Details” and install and activate the plugin.
  • In the post editor screen, the write panel should show up below the editor.
  • For the YouTube video field, the link must have “/embed/” in the middle of the URL, like “https://www.youtube.com/embed/Iec-2xAsFE4”. To get this, on the page of the YouTube video page, click “share”, “embed” and copy the source link in the copy and paste it into the text field in the editor.

Setting up the JM Breaking News Plugin

  • In the WordPress Dashboard, go to Plugins->Add New.
  • Search for “JM Breaking News” and install and activate the plugin.
  • Add a new breaking news post. The title is the text that will be on the banner. Add the link if there is one, determine if the link should open in a new window and set a time length for the banner to show on the site.

Setting up the Simple Ads Manager

  • In the WordPress Dashboard, go to Plugins->Add New.
  • Search for “Simple Ads Manager” and install and activate the plugin.
  • Create a new ad place and enter a custom height and width. The height and width needs to be 340px by 100px.
  • After saving the place, click “Ad Places” on the left, then hover over the ad and click “New Ad”.
  • Then either upload an image or input code and save.
  • Then go to the “Widgets” section, add the “Ads Place” widget to the “Header Right” sidebar and select the ad place. The ad(s) should then show up in the header.

Setting up the Extra User Details Plugin

  • In the WordPress Dashboard, go to Plugins->Add New.
  • Search for “Extra User Details” and install and activate the plugin.
  • Go to Users->Extra User Details to add the extra fields.
  • The field name can be anything you want it, but you must use the following meta keys for it to work: facebook, twitter-link, twitter-handle, google-plus and author-position.
  • The fields will show up on the author’s profile page in the admin and the links will show up in the author bios on the front end once they are filled out.

SETTING UP THE CATEGORY COLOR PLUGIN

  • In the WordPress Dashboard, go to Plugins->Add New.
  • Search for “Category” and install and activate the plugin.
  • Go to Posts->Categories and click on the category you want to edit.
  • Select a color for the category. Be sure to have wp_debug set to “false” to avoid errors being printed on the site.
  • The color currently only shows up on the home page.

Setting up a Child Theme

When customizing a theme, the best practice is to create a child theme. This way, when you update the parent theme, all of your changes will still remain intact. Creating a child theme is very simple if you use the steps below.

  • Using your preferred FTP client, navigate to the “themes” directy inside the “wp-content” directory and create a directory titled “giornalismo-child”.
  • Once there, create a style.css file and add the following lines of code in there and save.
    /*
    Theme Name: Giornalimso Child
    Description: Child theme for Giornalismo theme
    Author: Giornalismo
    Template: giornalismo
    */
  • Then create a functions.php file and add the following code and save.
    <?php function giornalismo_child_theme_styles() {
    wp_enqueue_style( 'main_css', get_stylesheet_uri() );
    }
    add_action( 'wp_enqueue_scripts', 'giornalismo_child_theme_styles', 10 ); ?>
  • Any template files, such as header.php or single.php, in this directory will override the parent template files. Any style changes will also override the parent theme.