TA DailyBlog Theme Documentation


Installation

Thank you for choosing our free WordPress theme TA DailyBlog to update the look of your blog site. Congratulations, the hardest part is behind you. Now comes the easy stuff. Only a few simple steps and you’ll be on your way with your brand new look. First let us install and active the theme. We provide 3 methods to do that, choose the one most suitable to you.

  • Install Theme Using WordPress Dashboard (Recommend)
    1. Download the theme file “ta-daily-blog.zip” to your local machine.
    2. Log in to the WordPress Dashboard. Select the Appearance panel, then Themes. Select Upload Theme. Upload the “ta-daily-blog.zip” file and install it.
    3. Active the theme.
  • Install Theme by Using cPanel
    1. Download the theme file “ta-daily-blog.zip” to your local machine.
    2. In cPanel File Manager, navigate to your themes folder. If your WordPress is installed in the document root folder of your web server you would navigate to “public_html/wp-content/themes” and if you have WordPress installed in a sub-folder called wordpress, you would navigate to “public_html/wordpress/wp-content/themes”.
    3. Once you’ve navigated to the themes folder in cPanel File Manager, click on Upload file(s) and upload the “ta-daily-blog.zip” file you saved.
    4. Once the theme file is uploaded, click on the name of that file in cPanel, then in the panel to the right, click on “Extract File Contents”, and that .zip file will be uncompressed.
    5. Log in to the WordPress Dashboard. Select the Appearance panel, then Themes. Active the theme just uploaded.
  • Install Theme Manually Using FTP
    1. Download the theme file “ta-daily-blog.zip” and extract the files it contains.
    2. Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Upload the theme directory “ta-daily-blog” to the “wp-content/themes” directory on your host server.
    3. Once the theme directory is uploaded. Log in to the WordPress Dashboard. Select the Appearance panel, then Themes. Active the theme just uploaded.


Navigation Menus

TA DailyBlog theme supports WordPress Custom Menus feature, you can create and arrange a group of navigation links for your visitors to find the important parts of your site faster. TA DailyBlog allows you to have two Custom Menus: one in the theme’s header and one in the footer. To set up your menus, go to the Appearance panel, then Menus. Don’t forget to tick “Primary Menu” in the Menu Settings if you want to display a menu in the header and/or “Footer Menu” if you want to display a menu in the footer.

WordPress Custom Menus

  • Primary Menu
  • The Primary Menu has been designed to provide quick links for your visitors. It supports multi-level menus.

    The Footer Menu only supports top-level menus, it will only show the first level of menus.

  • Custom Menus
  • The TA DailyBlog theme uses a custom WordPress nav walker class to fully implement the Bootstrap 3.0+ navigation style. This utility includes the ability to add Bootstrap Dividers, Glyphicons, Dropdown Headers and Disabled Links to your menus through the WordPress Menu panel.

    Custom Menus

    • Dividers
    • Simply add a Link menu item with a URL of # and a Link Text or Title Attribute of divider (case-insensitive so ‘divider’ or ‘Divider’ will both work ) and the class will do the rest.

      Custom Menus Divider

    • Glyphicons
    • To add an Icon to your link simple place the Glyphicon class name in the links Title Attribute field and the class will do the rest. i.e., glyphicon-bullhorn. You can find all 200 Glyphicons here.

      Custom Menus Glyphicons

    • Dropdown Headers
    • Adding a dropdown header is very similar, add a new link with a URL of # and a Title Attribute of dropdown-header (it matches the Bootstrap CSS class so it’s easy to remember). set the Navigation Label to your header text and the class will do the rest.

      Custom Menus Dropdown Headers

    • Disabled Links
    • To set a disabled link simply set the Title Attribute to disabled and the class will do the rest.

      Custom Menus Disabled Links


Theme Panel

The TA DailyBlog theme comes with an advanced Theme Options powered by ReduxFramework. It comes with a great variety of options that you can use to tweak your site’s behavior easily, without needing to write a single line of code. You can customize any part of your site quickly and easily.

Theme Options

  • Blog Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Display Post Meta Data, customize Read More Button text and style, enable/disable Author Info Box and Display Tags.

  • Color Schemes
  • Here you can select the Theme Style Sheet you like from pre-made 16 color schemes.

  • Header Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Fixed Navbar and Inverse Navbar. Upload your custom logo for use in the theme header and favicon for your site.

  • Social Settings
  • Here you can arrange your social icons and add URLs to your social profiles. The social icons will be displayed on your footer and Social Widget.

    Here you can customize Copyright and Powered By text.

  • Custom CSS
  • Here you can insert any custom CSS to the theme using the ACE Editor, which offers the ability to edit back-end code in an easy to use and easy to read embedded interface. Also ACE Editor offers real-time checking for code accuracy.

  • Import / Export Options
  • Here you can back up and restore your options data in one of three ways: raw data, file and URL.


Custom Widgets

To add widgets in the Sidebar of this theme, you’d need to access Appearance → Widgets menu, and drag widgets to your Sidebar to activate them.

Custom Widgets

The TA DailyBlog theme includes 3 Custom Widgets which are ready to use:

  • Social Widget
  • This widget allows you to add social media icons which can be connected with your social media profiles. You can set your social profiles in Theme Panel → Social Settings.

    Social Widget

  • About Me Widget
  • This widget adds an author box on the sidebar with avatar support.

    About Me Widget

  • Post Tabs Widget
  • This widget shows a tabbed widget for most popular, most commented and recent blog posts. Most popular posts tab uses data from Jetpack WordPress.com Stats module.

    Post Tabs Widget


Page Templates

The TA DailyBlog theme comes bundled with 2 page templates which adds additional functionality to your pages. To add a page template to your page:

  1. Go to Pages → Add New.
  2. Go to Page Attributes panel in the right sidebar.
  3. Select a Template.

Custom Page Templates

    A page template with left sidebar, you can view the demo page here.

  • Full Width Page Template
  • A full width page template without the sidebar, you can view the demo page here.


Jetpack Plugin

Jetpack adds powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users including customization, traffic, mobile, content, and performance tools. We highly recommend it for TA DailyBlog and our other themes. You can download it from WordPress plugin repository.

  • Infinite Scroll
  • Instead of having to click a link to get to the next set of posts, infinite scrolling pulls the next posts automatically into view when the reader approaches the bottom of the page.

  • Tiled Galleries
  • Tiled Galleries allow you to display your image galleries in three new styles: a rectangular mosaic, a square mosaic, and a circular grid.
    Jetpack Tiled Galleries

    The Related Posts feature pulls relevant content from your blog to display at the bottom of your posts. To start using Related Posts, head to the Jetpack page in your dashboard and click the Activate button for Related Posts. You can also customize how the related posts section looks by going to your Settings → Reading page and scrolling down to the options next to “Related posts.”
    Jetpack Related Posts

  • Sharing
  • Sharing adds buttons to your posts that your readers can use to share your content on popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and more!

  • WordPress.com Stats
  • WordPress.com Stats lets you know how many visits your site gets, and what posts and pages are most popular.


Shortcodes

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode is a Bootstrap compatible plugin which adds icons to WordPress editor (tinyMCE Shortcode Buttons) and one can add Bootstrap style to your website just by clicking on tinyMCE editor icon. We have made examples for all shortcode types here, but you can combine them, tweak them, add custom classes and much more. It is among the most powerful Bootstrap shortcode plugins and we highly recommend it for Ta DailyBlog and our other Bootstrap based themes. You can download it from WordPress plugin repository

Attention
To avoid conflicts, you must configure this plugin like below screenshot.

Easy Bootstrap Shortcode Settings

  • DariusDesign

    And do you have may be PSD template of theme?

    • Hello, do you want to get the PSD file for this theme?

      • DariusDesign

        Yes, it would be great to get PSD file.

        • Hello, really sorry and there is no PSD file for this theme. TA DailyBlog theme is based on 16 free themes for Bootstrap. You can get more information here. Thanks!

      • DariusDesign

        Yes, I would love to get PSD. It seems it is good design.

  • If you get some problems when TA DailyBlog theme, please go to support page to get help. Thanks!