For those of you who just started a career as a blogger using WordPress, you will definitely have difficulty managing your site. Especially, for matters of design and coding, surely it will be a pretty difficult hurdle for beginners. We all know that many wordpress themes can we choose to be the main theme on the site that we manage. From many of the themes options in the market, Newspaper by Tagdiv can be the best choice for beginners like you. You can buy this wordpress theme at Themeforest. If you already have that super theme, it’s time for you to set up this premium theme to be installed on your main site.
Beginner Guide to Install Newspaper Theme
There are tons of features that you get in this Newspaper Theme. You can design categories, homepages, single and many more without coding skills that you certainly have not mastered. But before you use this theme, make sure you set up this theme before installing it on your site. Why should so? Because if you directly install it on the site that you manage, you will find problems like slow loading, features not working properly, errors, etc. Therefore, make sure you follow this guide to maximize the performance of this super theme.
Install Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd
First make sure you install Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd plugin. Find this plugin in the add new section and activate it.
Next, make sure you Enable Maintenance Mode and Save All Changes.
This plugin can tell the search engines that your site is currently unavailable. If you don’t install this plugin when installing or updating the Newspaper theme, the search engine will index https://yoursite.com/wp-content/themes/Newspaper and you will get a Server error (5xx) in the Search Console.
Configure Newspaper Theme Parameter on Cpanel
Log in to your Cpanel, Scroll down until you find the Select PHP Version.
Make sure the PHP version of your site is upgraded to 7.0, then choose set as current. After that, select Switch to PHP options.
Make sure you change max_execution_time to 60 and max_input_vars to 2000. After that, make sure you also changed memory_limit to 128M, post_max_size to 64M and upload_max_filesize to 64M like this.
Back to Cpanel, go to File Manager section, find and edit your site’s wp-config.php at public_html. Copy this code and paste to wp-config.php:
define( 'WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );
Connect Cloudflare to Cpanel
Create a free account at Cloudflare, don’t forget to confirm the email from Cloudflare that was sent to your email address. After you create a Cloudflare account, now it’s time for you to connect your Cloudflare account to your Cpanel. Return to Cpanel, scroll down until you find Cloudflare software. Log in with the Cloudflare account that you just created.
Select your domain, and choose Domain Overview.
Choose Provision Domain With CNAME setup.
Now your site is perfectly connected to Cloudflare. Return to the Cloudflare site. Select your site and go to Speed section.
Furthermore, on the caching section, select purge everything so that your site becomes more fresh as new.
Install Newspaper Theme
After you finish the above tutorial, it’s time for you to install Newspaper Theme by Tagdiv on your site. Go to Theme section and add new, upload the file and install.
Install all plugins to get all the features of Newspaper Theme. After you finish installing, activate this theme with a license that you get from Themeforest.
Install WP Super Cache And Yoast SEO
Furthermore, make sure you install WP Super Cache to complete the parameters of the Newspaper theme. After you finish installing it, Go to System status and visit the WP Super Cache guide provided by Tagdiv team.
After you finish configuring the WP Super Cache, it’s time for you to install the Yoast Seo plugin. Go to Tools then choose File Editor. Copy this code and paste to .htaccess file.
Now Newspaper Theme works perfectly on your site. You have succeeded in optimizing the parameters and speed of this super theme. Don’t forget to activate Lazy Load Image in the Theme Panel to improve the performance of your site. Create your site looks very elegant is not a dream anymore. Because you can edit the entire layout of your site with Tagdiv Composer. Make a different single post for each category and much more. Happy blogging.