Rexus Documentation

Rexus is another minimal and fresh magazine theme with a modern, elegant design and fully responsive from Theme Junkie. Rexus perfect for online magazines websites, news websites, personal blogs or community blogs.

Latest Version: 1.0.3
Released: July 08, 2014
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2014
Requires: WordPress 3.6+
License: GPL v2
Support: Forum Support
Changelog: changelog.txt
Developer: Theme Junkie
Twitter: @theme_junkie
Facebook: @themejunkies

Table Of Content

  1. Features
  2. Installation
  3. Recommended Plugins
  4. Custom Background
  5. Custom Menu
  6. Custom Widgets
  7. Logo Uploader
  8. Favicon Uploader
  9. Disable Responsiveness
  10. Color Schemes and Background Patterns
  11. Featured Posts
  12. Latest Videos
  13. Child Theme


Some of Rexus cool features!




Through Dashboard

  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.

Installing Via FTP

  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.

Recommended Plugins


When the first time you activated the theme, you will see the notice about recommended plugins for it like the picture above. 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. Please note, the plugins is Recommended not required.


Custom Background

Custom Background

Rexus has feature to change the default background using the native WordPress custom background function. To use it, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Appearance » Background.
  2. You can either set the image or color as background.
  3. Click the Save Changes button when you finish.

Custom Menu

Custom Menu

Rexus supports the custom menu function to allow you to setup your menus. You can set it through following steps.

  1. Go to Appearance » Menus.
  2. To create a new custom menu, click the create a new menu link, give the menu a name, and click Save Menu button.
  3. You can add pages, categories or custom link's to the menu.
  4. And, be sure to select Below Logo Menu or Top Menu for the Theme Location before saving your menu.
  5. When you are done, click Save Menu

Please go to Codex Help for more detailed instruction.


Custom Widgets

Custom Widgets

Rexus comes with 9 cool custom widgets to give you more flexibility to customize your site.

  1. Accordions - Display custom content with accordions.
  2. Advertisement - Easily to show your ad, adsense, amazon, etc.
  3. Feedburner - Allow your reader to subscribe your posts through feedburner service.
  4. Most Views Posts Thumbnail - Display most views posts along with thumbnail.
  5. Popular Posts Thumbnail - Display popular posts by comments along with thumbnail.
  6. Random Posts Thumbnail - Display random posts along with thumbnail.
  7. Recent Posts Thumbnail - Display latest posts along with thumbnail.
  8. Tabs - Display latest posts, latest comments and tags in a tabbed.
  9. Video - Easily to display your video from some popular video website such as youtube, video, etc.

Upload Your Custom Favicon

Custom Favicon
  1. Go to Appearance » Theme Settings.
  2. Open the General tab.
  3. Look at Favicon Uploader section.
  4. Click the Upload button, then pick the favicon from your hardisk.

Disable Responsiveness

Disable Resonsive

Sometimes some people don't want their site in responsive mode. With Rexus you have ability to disable it, follow the below steps.

  1. Go to Appearance » Theme Settings.
  2. Open the General tab.
  3. Look at Responsive Layout? section.
  4. Uncheck it if you want to disable the responsiveness.
  5. Hooray!

Color Schemes and Background Patterns

Color Schemes and Background Patterns

Rexus comes with 10+ Color Schemes and Background Patterns to give you more flexibility to customize your website. You can set it through following steps.

  1. Go to Appearance » Theme Settings.
  2. Open the General tab.
  3. Look at Colors and Background Patterns section.
  4. Choose which is best for you and your website.

Latest Videos

Latest Videos

Latest videos is the most latest posts with video format selected. You can set it through following steps.

  1. Go to Appearance » Theme Settings.
  2. Open the Home Page tab.
  3. Check the Enable the latest video area option.
  4. Then, when you create or edit a post please select the video format.

Child theme

Since Rexus is a parent theme, you'll want to create a child theme if you plan on making any customizations. Don't know how to make a child theme? It's relatively simple. Just follow the below steps.

 * Theme Name: Rexus Child
 * Theme URI:
 * Description: Describe what your theme should be like.
 * Version: 0.1
 * Author: Your Name
 * Author URI:
 * Tags: Add, Whatever, Tags, You, Want
 * Template: rexus

/* Importing the parent theme stylesheet. */
@import url( '../rexus/style.css' );

From that point, you simply need to start adding your own styles. The parent theme styles will automatically be loaded for you.

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