TA Meghna Theme Documentation


Installation

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


Front Page & Posts Page Settings

To get the home page with the one page layout like the theme demo, you will need to setup the “Front Page” and “Posts Page”.

WordPress Reading Settings

  • Set Front Page
    1. Go to: Pages → Add New.
    2. Add a page title (ex. ‘FrontPage’)
    3. Go to: Page Attributes → Template just below the publish module to select the FrontPage template.
    4. Publish the page.
    5. Next, go to: Settings → Reading → Front Page Displays and select the Static Page > Front Page as your newly created FrontPage (instead of the recent posts setting).
    6. Save changes.
    7. WordPress Page Attributes

  • Set Posts Page
  • Create a new page using the Blog template and set it as the “Posts Page”.


Navigation Menus

TA Meghna 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.

WordPress Custom Menus

  • Primary Menu
  • The Primary Menu is only for front page.

  • Secondary Menu
  • The Secondary Menu is for all pages except front page.


Theme Panel

The TA Meghna 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 Meghna Theme Panel

  • General Settings
  • Here you can upload site logo and favicon, and set site preloader.

  • Header Slider Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Header Slider Module, and set your responsive header image slider.

  • About Us Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable About Us Module, and set id for this section for one page scrolling. Create your unlimited About Us Box with drag and drop sortings.

  • Features Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Features Module, and set id for this section for one page scrolling. Create your unlimited Features Box with drag and drop sortings.

  • Counter Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Counter Module, and set id for this section for one page scrolling. Create your unlimited Counter Box with drag and drop sortings.

  • Services Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Services Module, and set id for this section for one page scrolling. Create your unlimited Services Box with drag and drop sortings.

  • Portfolio Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Portfolio Module, and set id for this section for one page scrolling. Also you can add your own title for Portfolio section, and enable/disable the portfolio filter.

  • Team Skills Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Team Skills Module, and set id for this section for one page scrolling. Also you can create background parallax effect for this section, and add your unlimited Services Box with drag and drop sortings.

  • Our Team Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Our Team Module, and set id for this section for one page scrolling. Create your unlimited Our Team Box with drag and drop sortings.

  • Twitter Feed Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Twitter Feed Module, and set id for this section for one page scrolling. Also you can create background parallax effect for this section, and set your Twitter username and link text for Follow button.

    • Getting Twitter API Consumer And Secret Keys
    • In order to use the Twitter API Key to pull tweets from your Twitter in the theme, you’ll need to create a Twitter Application through your account. It may seem super-technical, but it’s actually very simple to do.

      1. The first thing you need to do to get your Twitter API key is to create a Twitter Application. Visit apps.twitter.com and login to your Twitter account. Then just fill out the basic information for the application and it’s ready to be published.
      2. Create Twitter Application

      3. Now that you’ve created your application, Twitter has assigned you a few data points to work with.
      4. Twitter oAuth Settings

        You must create a personal Access Token and Secret key to allow you to unlock personal account functions with your application – just click “Create Access Token” and Twitter will add these data points as well.

  • Pricing Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Pricing Module, and set id for this section for one page scrolling. Create your unlimited Pricing Box with drag and drop sortings.

  • Testimonial Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Testimonial Module, and set id for this section for one page scrolling. Also you can create background parallax effect for this section, and add your unlimited Testimonial Box with drag and drop sortings.

  • Blog Settings
  • Here you can enable/disable Blog Module, and set id for this section for one page scrolling. Also you set Blog page title, text for “View All Posts” and “Read More” buttons.

  • Contact Settings
  • Here you can set your email address. This is where the contact form will send a message to. Also you can set your Address, Phone Number, and Latitude/Longitude on Google Map here.

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

    Here you can set site copyright information.

  • 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.


Portfolio

Ta Meghna theme includes a portfolio custom post type which can showcase your projects on the front page of your site.

  • Add a Portfolio Post
  • The portfolio section uses a custom post type called Portfolio. This is how you add a new portfolio post:

    1. Go to: Portfolios → Add New.
    2. Add a title.
    3. Add text in the content area to describe your portfolio.
    4. Add some tags in the Portfolio Tags area.
    5. Add some additional information in the Portfolio Metabox area.
    6. Click Set Featured Image and upload your image(s) and set one as the featured image.
    7. Click Publish.

Add Portfolio Post


Blog Posts

TA Meghna 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 Meghna 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
  • All you need to do is to select audio format, and paste the embed code in one of the two fields below the large text box.

    TA Meghna Audio Post

  • Video Post
  • All you need to do is to select video format, and paste the embed code in one of the two fields below the large text box.

  • 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.


Page Templates

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.

TA Meghna Page Template

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


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.

TA Meghna Custom Widgets

The TA Meghna theme includes various Custom Widgets which are ready to use:

  • 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 Meghna Post Tabs 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 Meghna 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 Meghna and our other themes. You can download it from WordPress plugin repository.

    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.

  • 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.