How to build a complete news/magazine site with NewEdge WordPress theme

NewEdge is a WordPress theme for news/magazine sites. The Themeum team has crafted this piece to empower publishers build a stunning, powerful and informative portal. NewEdge offers three different homepage styles, innovative menu options, drag-and-drop page builder and much more. This post will show you a series of videos on how to make a complete WP news/magazine site with NewEdge theme.

1. Installing the Theme and Initial Configuration

This video shows you how to install the theme and import the demo data. The demo data is only for experimental purpose- not for live sites. So don’t import the demo data on your live site. Do the experiment on your localhost to see how the contents are organized. If you need more assistance with theme installation, please see this detailed post on how to install a WordPress theme provided by Themeum.

2. Configuring Suppamenu to show thumbnails on the menu bar

We’ve included a premium menu plugin (Suppamenu) with the NewEdge theme. See here how to use Suppamenu.

3. Building the Homepage

The NewEdge demo shows three different homepage variations. We’ll see how to build them with Visual Composer drag-and-drop page builder plugin. The main concept of setting a homepage/frontpage is simple. Just create a regular WordPress Page and select “Homepage” template from the right side of the page creation interface. After editing with Visual Composer, set the page as the default static homepage. Go to WordPress Dashboard > Settings > Reading. Set ‘Front page displays’ as ‘A static page’. Select your preferred home page as the static homepage.

> Building a Homepage with the the Default Demo Design

> Building the Second Homepage Variation (Top Slider)

You can easily build the second homepage layout which has a slider on the top. The most noticeable distinction between the default homepage layout and the second home design exists on the upper portion of the page. Let’s see how to get it done.

> Building the Third Homepage Variation (Grid Layout)

The third homepage variation comes with a grid rather than a slider. Just put the grid shortcode on the top and do a few adjustments. That’s it. See details in the video below.

4. Customizing the Footer Area

The NewEdge theme comes with some footer widgets and has a bunch of bottom color variations. You can utilize them to beautify your news/magazine site’s footer area.

I hope you will find this post and the video tutorials helpful in building a complete news/magazine site with NewEdge WordPress theme. If you have any thought, please share via comments. See demo or download NewEdge here. For more help, post a question on our forums.