TA Magazine Theme Documentation


Thank you for choosing our free WordPress theme TA Magazine 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-magazine.zip” to your local machine.
    2. Log in to the WordPress Dashboard. Select the Appearance panel, then Themes. Select Upload Theme. Upload the “ta-magazine.zip” file and install it.
    3. Active the theme.
  • Install Theme by Using cPanel
    1. Download the theme file “ta-magazine.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-magazine.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-magazine.zip” and extract the files it contains.
    2. Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Upload the theme directory “ta-magazine” 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 Magazine 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 Magazine 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.

Ta Magazine 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.

  • Category Icon
  • You can add Font-Awesome icon to a category on edit page. Just enter the code and save it. e.g. folder-open.

    TA Magazine Category Icon

Theme Panel

The TA Magazine 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.

TA Magazine Theme Panel

  • Header Settings
  • Here you can uploading site logo and favicon, enable/disable display Header Ad Module, Header Social Module and Header Login Module. Also you can customize the title and content for Announcements Module here.

    TA Magazine Header Settings

  • Homepage Settings
  • Here you can set homepage modules. Enable or disable display Slider Module. Sticky posts will be used in the slider. Also you can enable/disable display Modern Listing Module, Tab Listing Module and Blog Listing Module, select categories and number of posts for each modules here.

    TA Magazine Homepage Settings

  • Blog Settings
  • Here you can set blog listing style and customize post style. TA Magazine theme provides 2 listing layouts: modern grid style and traditional style. Also you can customize text for “Read More” and “Load More” buttons, the title for Related Posts Module, and enable/disable display Post Featured Image and Post Navigation Module here.

    TA Magazine Blog Settings

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

  • Ad Management
  • Here are all settings for advertisements, just paste your ad codes and save it.

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

    Here you can customize Copyright and Powered By text.

  • Contact Page Settings
  • Here you can set information for contact page. Enable/disable display Google Map. Set your email address and add some topics for the mail subject.

    TA Magazine Contact Page Settings

  • Google Map Settings
  • How to Embed a Google Map with iFrame.

    1. Enter your address in the search box at Google Maps.
    2. Click the setting icon in the bottom right corner and select share or embed map.
    3. TA Magazine Embed Map

    4. Select embed map option and copy the iFrame code.
    5. TA Magazine Google Maps

  • 404 Page Settings
  • Here you can set information for 404 page. Upload your custom 404 image and add notice information for 404 page.

  • 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.

Post Formats

TA Magazine theme makes use of some WordPress’ post formats to give you plenty of ways to show content in the top section of your articles. You choose type by selecting format in the “Format” box on the right side when you edit or add a new post.

TA Magazine Post Formats

  • Standard Post
  • This is the default option. It will automatically include a featured image at the top of the post. It’s simply a standard post that shows article text.

  • Audio Post
  • Shows an audio player at the top of your post, as well as the featured image. All you need to get an audio file to play in this player is to select audio format, and paste the direct link to either a .MP3/.M4A/.OGG and .WAV file in a custom field.

    TA Magazine Audio Post

  • Video Post
  • Shows an embed video at the top of the article.
    All you need to do is to select video format, and paste the video link (or embed code) in one of the two fields below the large text box.

    TA Magazine Video Post

  • Gallery Post
  • Shows all images attached to the post as a slider at the top of the article. Simply upload images to a specific post in WordPress, and select the “Gallery” post format, and it will automatically turn into a nice slider. It also smoothly resizes the slider height depending on each image’s size. Images will only show up if attached to the post.

  • Full Width Post
  • Just check “Use full-width template” option on the right side, it will use full-width post template without sidebar.

    TA Magazine Full Width Post

Page Templates

The TA Magazine 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 โ†’ Add New.
  2. Go to Page Attributes panel in the right sidebar.
  3. Select a Template.

TA Magazine Page Template

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

  • Contact Page Template
  • A contact page template, you can view the demo page here.

Custom Widgets

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

TA Magazine Custom Widgets

The TA Magazine theme includes various 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 โ†’ Social Settings.

    TA Magazine Social Widget

  • About Widget
  • You can use [span][/span] tag to add color to your text with this widget.

    TA Magazine About Widget

  • Post Tabs Widget
  • This widget shows a tabbed widget for most popular and recent blog posts. Most popular posts tab uses data from Jetpack WordPress.com Stats module when is activated, or it will show posts by comments.

    TA Magazine Post Tabs Widget

  • Posts Widget
  • This Posts Widget is more than just a simple alternative to the default Recent Posts widget. With many per-instance options it is highly customizable and allows you to display the resulting posts virtually any way imaginable.

    TA Magazine Posts Widget

    A simple Popular posts widget with thumbnails support. This widget uses data from Jetpack WordPress.com Stats module when is activated, or it will show posts by comments.

    TA Magazine Popular Posts Widget

  • Latest Comments Widget
  • A better widget to show the latest comments for your site.

    TA Magazine Latest Comments Widget

  • Slide Show Widget
  • This widget allows you to display featured image of any posts in widgetized sidebar as slider effect. Great ability to customize slider with slider options, post management options.

    TA Magazine Slide Show Widget

  • MailChimp Newsletter Widget
  • Adds a WordPress widget that allows your users to sign up for your MailChimp mailing list. Please visit MailChimp Knowledge Base to get your Signup Form URL, User ID and List ID.

    TA Magazine MailChimp Widget

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 Magazine 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.

    TA Magazine 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.

  • Inez Groen

    Hi there! Again compliments for this beautiful theme! One problem: posts don’t show on the website. Pages are shown, and posts not. You can see the link to the posts on the homepage, but when clicked it gives an completely empty page in return. I’ve been searching for hours to fix this, but I’m stuck… Hope you can help! Website is http://www.karinsbeauty.nl. Thanks in advance!

    • Hello, I checked your post page and get 500 error. Would you please provide your error log for the site? Thanks!

  • DarkRider-X

    Hey!, such a beautiful theme, is one of the best free wordpress themes I ever saw, you are amazing. Just one issue, similar to the previous comment. When I try to visit a post, gives me an error,it says:Fatal error: Can’t use function return value in write context in /home/—–/public_html/—/wp-content/themes/ta-magazine/single.php on line 79 . I would appreciate if you could help me. Here is my website: http://directorioefectivo.com/. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hello, TA Magazine theme requires PHP >= 5. Please upgrade your PHP. Thanks!

    • Yes. It requires PHP 5.5 or higher before it can work.

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

  • Nรณi Chung ฤแปi Buแป“n

    Why didn’t my website display the post view although I have activated wordpress.com

    • Hello, it need some time to collect the data, please be patient. Thanks!

      • Nรณi Chung ฤแปi Buแป“n

        Thank you so much!

  • In fact, This is the best theme i have ever came across. Thanks for your hard work! I highly appreciate it.

  • hello, i try it, when i install theme, i see 500 internal server error, on error_log file : [17-May-2015 21:57:53 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Can’t use function return value in write context in /home/hitscomc/public_html/hitsnet/wp-content/themes/ta-magazine/index.php on line 16

    you can test : http://hitscom.com/hitsnet/

    • Hello, please try to upgrade your PHP to 5.5. Thanks!

      • karwan

        how to upgrade on ipage.com ??

        • Hello, you need get help from ipage.com. Thanks!

          • karwan

            i asked ipage but the latest version that already last is 5.3 ๐Ÿ™‚ so it means i cant use this theme , right ? also can’t donate in this country , right ??

            so it makes me very sad … ๐Ÿ™

          • Hello, I’m afraid you can’t install this theme on your hosting. I’m also very sad ๐Ÿ™

          • karwan

            please make it use on php 5.3 ๐Ÿ™

          • Hello, I suggest you change to another hosting which support PHP 5.5 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hello team TA,

    Thanks for such a great theme. I’m 100% satisfied with the Magazine theme except the post view counts doesn’t work properly. It shows a huge difference comparing to the Google Analytics. If my Google Analytics shows 60 post views (for a particular post) than the theme’s inbuilt post view counter shows only 6. How can I fix it or else if there is any option to hide the post view counter from frontend. Help please.

    • Hello, TA Magazine theme uses Jetpack Site Stats for site counting. By default, the users who are logged in will not be counted for page views, but Google Analytics will count all whether you are login.

      • Thanks for the reply. I’ve done what you said but still there is no changes in frontend.

        • Hello, please check the data tomorrow. The past data will not be changed even if you modify the settings.

          • Okay. Thank you. But is there any possibilities if I want to hide the post counts from frontend?

          • Hello, just deactivated the WordPress.com Stats module of Jetpack plugin.

          • WORKED! Thanks a lot. 11 stars out of 10. Keep up the best work. Greetings from India.

          • Thanks for your support!

  • smac

    theme home page and other new pages work fine, but when i click on post page it shows blank and also title is not shown, it show link on title.

    Please help me

    • Hello, please provide me the access to your WordPress dashboard (admin role) via Contact Page, I’ll try to help you. Thanks!

      • smac

        sir please cheak i have sent details via contact pages

  • karwan

    i cant donate in iraq with master card debit cause in the payment links my country not available ..

    so i need help and high level support

    and i have a problem when i activate ta music my dashboard going to fatal error

    please help
    i was able to donate but how ??

    • Hello, please try to upgrade your PHP to version 5.5. Thanks!

  • anuj97

    Amazing Stuff! I have used a lot of magazine theme like Hueman and MH Themes but I really like how you give it for free! I really love it and anybody reading it should know that it is really amazing especially if you want to create a news or magazine website like buzzfeed or viralnova! Great stuff!

    • Thanks for your support!

      • anuj97

        How do I get the homepage? My page shows a blank page… http://thewowfact.com/

        • Hello, TA Magazine requires PHP >= 5.5. Please upgrade your PHP. Thanks!

          • anuj97

            Ok Done

          • Hello, please get help from your hosting provider. Thanks!

          • anuj97

            Ok done! Now how do I get the homepage?

          • anuj97

            I got it! I changed the settings to latest posts! Thank You So much! Now I will be recommending this to anyone who asks for it! Ciao!

  • Hello team TA
    I love so much for this theme, and for get it free. But I have a question, why there is no view count visitor and share on meta info just like on your demo?

    • Hello, did you installed Jetpack plugin?

      • No, I’m not use jetpack

        • Hello, you can’t get the features without Jetpack plugin.

          • Ok, thanks before
            I have installed jetpack and has seen the share button, but can you tell me please where to display meta view?

          • Hello, please go to support page for help. Thanks!

          • Lyod

            Hello, I have the same problem – no view count visitor
            it is solved?

            WordPress 4.3.1
            Jetpack by WordPress ver.3.7.2

          • Lyod

            the problem is solved

            in files:

            call function: stats_get_csv( ‘postviews’, array( ‘days’ => 365, ‘limit’ => -1 ) ); ?>

            the problem is solved if to replace ‘days’ => 365 on, for example, ‘days’ => 9999 – all works

  • hey there! my host has upgraded to php 5.5 and I’m finally able to use this wonderful theme! but I have a couple of bugs… the Latest news and Latest videos link don’t work ๐Ÿ™

    http://mydomain.com/type/video/ and http://mydowmain.com/news/ are empty pages.

    My site is currently in maintenance mode. thanks!

  • boxadesign

    Hey how do you get the 4 slider sidebar posts to display on the homepage?

    • Hello, just set posts as sticky posts.

  • Hi, I would like to customize the posts page to remove the left sidebar, how can I do this?

  • Your post has helped me a lot! gratitude!