TechBlog Theme Documentation – Last Updated On 12/2/2011
Installation From WordPress Theme Section [Recommended & Easy]
1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel.
2. Select the Appearance panel, then Themes.
3. Select Install Themes
4. Use the Upload link in the top sub-menu to upload a zipped copy of Theme that you have previously downloaded.
Installation via FTP – Download the Theme and extract the files it contains. You may need to preserve the directory structure in the archive when extracting these files. Use an FTP client to access your host web server, then upload the theme folder in wp-content/themes directory. Then activate your theme from WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
Here is the screenshot of what area is which one.
WordPress Menus allows you to add menus simply by drag and drop interference. You can find Menus on Appearance > Menus
TechBlog theme has 3 Menus. Main Menu, Top Menu and Footer Menu. For more info on wordpress menus checkout this video.
WordPress Widgets are designed to provide a simple way to arrange the various elements of your sidebar content (known as “widgets”) without having to change any code.
We have 6 Widget areas on theme. Homepage sidebar, Post Sidebar, Archive sidebar, Footer Block 1, Footer Block 2, Footer Block 3.
WordPress can be configured to use different Page Templates for different Pages. Toward the bottom of the Write > Page administration panel (or on the sidebar, depending on which version of WordPress you are using) is a drop-down labeled “Page Template.” From there you can select which Template will be used when displaying this particular Page.
TechBlog theme has 3 page templates, Full Width Page, Contact page and Archive Sitemap.
Full Width Page – This allows you to have wordpress page without any sidebar.
Contact page – This page template allows you to have jquery contact form on your WordPress site. Contact form is one of those things that are widely used in WordPress and people use wordpress plugins for that. So we thought that we should have contact form per-added in our theme because using so many plugins can slow your site, The less plugins you use, the response time of your site will increase.
Archive Sitemap – This page template allows you to get Archives which also works as sitemap. Some visitors really to browse articles in list view and archives really helps them.
You must be thinking why it says sitemap then? Well, archives is type of sitemap which helps crawlers to get most out of your website. You can use this page template which will really help you to get index fast in google search results.
TechBlog theme has options like Meta Description, Meta Keywords, canonicalize url and other good SEO stuff that are require to run big websites. Webmasters often get confused if the theme is optimized or i have to install plugins for that. Well, when using Magazine3 themes you don’t have to worry about that, Because guess what? TechBlog Theme is already SEO Optimized.