Thanks for Buying

First of all, thank you for buying this theme. To make your experience pleasant, we've added as much info as needed in this documentation. If you're stuck with anything, please refer to support forums.

There are two methods to install the theme. If the normal installation method (a) is not supported by your web host, you will have to use the alternate option (b).

a. Normal Installation

  1. Log into your WordPress admin panel and go to Appearance » Themes
  2. Click the Add New button at the top.
  3. Click the Upload Theme button at the top.
  4. Click the Choose File button and navigate to the location of the theme zip file.
  5. Click Install Now to begin the installation.
  6. Wait for the success message, then click Activate.

b. FTP Installation (alternate method)

  1. Unzip the theme zip file.
  2. Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/themes/ and place the theme folder inside it.
  3. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to Appearance » Themes
  4. Locate the theme thumbnail and click the Activate link.

When the first time you activated the theme, you will see the notice above about recommended plugins. If you feel the plugins is not needed, then you can click the Dismiss this notice to hide the notice.

If someday you need to install those plugins, you can go to Appearance » Install Plugins . Choose which plugin you want to install.

Important Please note, those plugins is Recommended not required.

WordPress child theme allows you change the functionality of the theme without having to edit the original/parent theme template files. If you plan to making any customization, we recommend to create a child theme instead of editing the theme template files. Since the child theme is stored separately, you don't need to redo the changes next time you upgrade the theme.

Creating a Child Theme

There's a plugin you can use that will create a child theme from within the WordPress dashboard:

More About Child Theme

You can read more about Child theme on WordPress Codex.

If you use this theme for existing website, we recommended you to install Regenerate Thumbnails plugin to fix the image sizes. Every theme has different image dimensions, so this is important step to do.

How To Use It?

  1. After you install it, go to Tools > Regen. Thumbnails
  2. Click the Regenerate All Thumbnails button
  3. The process depends on how many images on your website. If you only have 10-30 images then process only takes a few minues.
  4. After the process done, you can deactivate and delete the plugin.

Another useful feature in this theme is it support some category post layout style each category. If you go to Posts > Categories You will find 3 new custom fields.

Category Layout Style

There are 3 layouts style to choose from:

  1. Blog
  2. Magazine
  3. Grid

Featured Posts

Featured posts is a list of post based on tag you selected. Also, there are 2 featured post layout to choose from:

  1. Classic
  2. Slider

Not just the categories has ability to choose the layout style. Homepage and archive page like date, month, year, author and search also has this ability. You just need to go to Appearance > Theme Options open the Index and Archives tab.

The most coolest and useful feature in Freshlife is this theme support 3 custom layouts.

Layouts Type

  1. Full Width layout : Display the content in a full width mode or without sidebar.
  2. Left Sidebar layout : Display the content with sidebar on the left.
  3. Right Sidebar layout : Display the content with sidebar on the right.

Per Page/Post Basis Layout

  1. Assuming you're at the new post or page screen (Posts > Add New) or (Pages > Add New)
  2. After you create the post or page, scroll down and find Layout meta box.
  3. Choose the layout.

Background Setting

SuperNews also support WordPress core features Custom Background to help you customizing the background color or image.

  1. Go to Appearance » Background .
  2. You can choose the color using the pallete setting or upload an image.
  3. Save changes.

Change Default Feed URL

If you want to change the default url with your feedburner url, then follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Appearance » Theme Options .
  2. Open the General tab.
  3. Under the FeedBurner URL , paste your Feedburner url.
  4. Save Options.

Customize Footer Text

If you want to change the footer text, then follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Appearance » Theme Options .
  2. Open the Footer tab.
  3. Under the Footer Text option, type the footer text you want.
  4. Save Options.

Custom Code

In some case you will need to add custom script to your website, for example google webmaster meta script or google analytics code. With theWorld you can easily to add it to your website.

  1. Go to Appearance » Theme Options .
  2. Open the Custom Code tab.
  3. You can use both of these textarea to put your custom code.
  4. Save Options.

SuperNews provides 2 spots for you to display advertisement withouth editing the theme.

Header Advertisement

This ads will appear at the top of your site, if you visit Freshlife demo you will see the big ads at the top.

  1. Go to Appearance » Theme Options .
  2. Open the Advertisement tab.
  3. You will see Header Advertisement option. Put your ad code in the textbox.
  4. Save Options.

Archive Advertisement

This ads will appear on homepage, archive pages such as category, tag, etc.

  1. Go to Appearance » Theme Options .
  2. Open the Advertisement tab.
  3. You will see Archive Advertisement option. Put your ad code in the textbox.
  4. Save Options.

Single Post Advertisement

In this page you can display your ads in two areas, before content and/or after content.

  1. Go to Appearance » Theme Options .
  2. Open the Single Post tab.
  3. Scroll down, you should see two advertisement settings, Before Content Advertisement and After Content Advertisement
  4. Put your ad code in the textbox.
  5. Save Options.

NoteYou can also display your ads via widget.

You can use these shortcodes by installing our Shortcodes plugin which available for free! You can see the shortcodes in action here.

  1. Please download on
  2. Or you can go to Appearance » Install Plugins. Click install under Theme Junkie Shortcodes.
  3. Then go to the post or page editing screen.
  4. You should see Add Shortcode button(see image below) beside the Add Media button.
  5. Click on it, then you will see a selectbox to choose the shortcodes you wish to use.
  6. Finally, click the Insert Shortcode button.

All of our themes include a language file to make translating to a different language easy. Inside the theme folder /wp-content/themes/themename/languages, you'll find a language file named themename.pot. Or in this theme file named freshlife.pot

Configure WordPress

Before translating the theme, you'll need to make sure WordPress is setup correctly with your locale. Open wp-config.php and modify the line below.

* WordPress Localized Language, defaults to English.
* Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the chosen
* language must be installed to wp-content/languages. For example, install
* to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to "de_DE" to enable German
* language support.
define("WPLANG", "");

Translating the Theme

  1. Download and install Poedit.
  2. Open supernews.pot in Poedit. Translate as needed.
  3. Save the file with the locale. For example, if you translate the theme to German language then you would save your files as de_DE.po.
  4. Copy both these files(de_DE.po and under the languages folder of freshlife.