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Liberty News - Blogging, Magazine, News and other purpose template with large functionality, options and features.

Libery WordPress theme builded for any purposes, if you want tell about simple things in your blog, for example fashion, looks, live, travel, own hobby, publishing, or if you want tell your users more about politic and more broad scope topics, also you can easy add own color for category label, this makes possible not to confuse the user in a large amount of information. You can use this theme for any goal you want and easy to customize it via WP Customizer and Simple Theme Options.

Theme has all kinds of post types to quickly and easy add SoundCloud songs, Vimeo/YouTube video, hosted audio and video by adding of URL, Quotes posts, or Mosaic/Slider Gallery posts.

Unlimited Colors to create your special news/magazine/blog style. You can choose 1/4 sliders on main page: Slider, Mosaic, Grid or Carousel. Theme has all needed layouts, styles and features. Blog inlude Masonry, Grid, Large and Small Thumbnails styles. You can find options of preloader, activate second small sidebar on main page (Content Builder) and add your own sidebars by Sidebar Manager.

Magnific Popups added in all images and posts, you may enable/disable this options, like other options: Zoom effect on hover, Overlay effect of posts and more.

Theme inluded 18 Custom Widgets with all necessary options and much more, e.g Posts Widget has options of Large/Small/Mixed Thumbnail, Comments has options of Circle/Square/Elips and other views of thumbnails, different layout of comments (Zig-Zag, Right, Left and more).

So if your goal is Awesome News, Blog, Magazine website - you make the right choice if you will choose this New 2015 Liberty News WordPress Theme!



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WP Theme Installation

WordPress Install

Hey there!
If you have not yet installed wordpress download it from the link below by clicking on "Download Wordpress".
Installing WordPress Link - * Instruction is located the same link!

Famous five minute WordPress installation will bring you positive feedback on this CMS

If you have installed, or was installed WP, go to the next step.

Theme Install

This is the first and easiest way to install the theme.
  • Go to Appearance Themes.
  • Click on Add New at the top.
  • Click on Upload Theme at the top.
  • Upload "libertynews.zip" archive file via web interface
  • Upload "libertynews-child.zip" archive file via web interface too, if you want customize your theme safely.
  • Activate newly main installed theme

Theme Install via FTP

This is the second way to install the theme.
  • Unzip "libertynews.zip" on your Desktop. You should get folder called "libertynews"
  • If you want customize your theme safely unzip "libertynews-child.zip" on your Desktop too. You should get folder called "libertynews-child"
  • Sign in to your hosting using your favorite FTP client.
  • Navigate to /wp-content/themes/ and upload "libertynews" and "libertynews-child" folder.
  • Open WordPress Dashboard and go to Appearance Themes and activate libertynews main theme from there.

Theme Required Plugins

Post-installation issues.

After installing the theme you will see window with a message about installing the required plug-ins. Don't ignore it, Begin installing plugins and Activate all of them



Theme Structure

Below you can see the structure of the Main Page.

Header Banner

This is special block with banner, you can upload image/add image url and link/add Google Ad code, and activate it.

Small Header

You must fill all fields of the selected social networks in Appearance Theme Options Social Tab. If some fields are not filled - icon of this social network be disabled. All popular social network icons allowed. !  -  Social Icons Widget used independently.

If social icons are disabled Breaking News will be on full width. Also you can hide Small Header.

Logo

Main Logo easy to add from Appearance Customize General Main Logo - you can upload image or leave the name of your site

Main Menu

Manage menu is very simple, just using Drag & Drop, you can create submenu from items ( pages/links/categories ).
For more information about creating & managing menu, you can view the following link: WordPress Menu User Guide - By default you will see notice.

Main Links Menu

This is Simple Menu for your own purposes. Here you can set Share Links dropdown menu, activate "Dark Version Toggle" or leave only menu.

Slider/Carousel/Grid/Mosaic

To manage slider, please go to Appearance Customize Featured Posts Layout - you may choose Carousel with 3 posts, Slider with 1 post, Grid and Mosaic. Also you can enable slider section.

Content Builder Blocks

If you choose Content Builder like homepage you can add any kinds of blocks ( 9 in General ), blocks are not limited, so you can create large page with own style for any block category.

Small Sidebar

You can enable/disable small sidebar and set left/right position. Small sidebar displayed only on homepage in Content Builder.

Main Sidebar

To manage Sidebar and Footer widgets, please go to Appearance Widgets
You can choose right/left/no sidebar options on every page you create.

Footer Menu

Footer menu include submenu too, features of the footer menu is its appearance, and the horizontal position of the drop-down submenus. This feature makes possible to use it without increasing the height of the footer.

Footer Widgets Area

To manage Footer widgets, please go to Appearance Widgets

You may hide footer widgets block from Appearance Customize Footer Show footer widget area .

Small Footer

To manage Footer Copyright Text, please go to Appearance Customize Footer Footer text - and add your text. By default you will see "© All rights reserved. Created by WebInvader."

Social Icons you must activate from Appearance Theme Options Social Tab.

Main Menu

This theme supports a multi-level dropdown menu that can be set from Appearance Menu

  • Create your own multilebel menu using this guide WordPress_Menu_User_Guide
  • Save your menu.
  • Go to Appearance Menus Manage Locations
  • Select your created menu from list
  • Save changes in Manage Locations

How to Create Homepage

To create the homepage with content builder, go to Pages Add New.   -  If you upload XML Demo Content you need assign categories inside all blocks and their excerpt length anew, else you can see only titles without categories posts.

  • Enter your page title
  • Create your own Page Content if you need.
  • Choose "Content Builder" in template dropdown.
  • Layout Options: In this meta box, you can choose page layout and sidebar:
    • Page layout: right sidebar, left sidebar, full width or default. If you choose default, it will use the default layout setting in Theme Customizer General
    • Sidebar: choose Default Sidebar or other sidebar.
    You can add more custom sidebars from Theme Options Sidebar Manager
  • Page Options: In this meta box, you can choose to show or hide page title and page content.
  • Below Page Options, you will find Content Builder meta box. In this meta box, you can add content blocks. To add a content block, click on the "Add Block" button. You can add multiple content blocks and each block can be configured differently:
    • Title Block Name in Admin Panel - Name in Admin Panel Only
    • Title Block Name on Page (leave empty for hide title) - Name of block on current page, if you leave empty title and button of RSS and Link on category will be dissapear.
    • Filter by category - Choose All Categories or one category of posts.
    • Style - On Demo site you may see all kinds of posts, so choose any kind what you like and try it.
    • Number of posts to show - Choose your number of posts what will be appear in loop of each block.
    • Your Own Excerpt Length - Limit Excerpt length if you need.
    • Delete - Delete link for delete block permanently.
  • When you are done, click "Publish" or "Update" button to save the page.


After you save the page, you need to set that page as the front page:

  • Go to Settings Reading
  • On Front page displays, choose A static page and select the page from the front page dropdown.
  • Click Save button.

If you don't choose a static page as front page, your homepage will only show latest posts.

How to Create Blog Page

To create a blog page with blog template, go to Pages Add New

  • Enter your page title.
  • Choose "Blog" in template dropdown.
  • Layout Options: In this meta box, you can choose page layout and sidebar:
    • Page layout: right sidebar, left sidebar, full width or default. If you choose default, it will use the default layout setting in Theme Customizer General
    • Sidebar: choose Default Sidebar or other sidebar.

    You can add more custom sidebars from Theme Options » Sidebar Manager

  • Page Options: by default, Page title and content will be disabled in Blog template, but you can enable them from here.
  • Blog Options:
    • Blog style: Small Thumbnails, Large Thumbnails, Grid or Masonry.
    • Number of Columns: choose a number of columns (2, 3 or 4) for grid/masonry style.
    • Filter by category select All Categories or filter posts by a category.
    • Number of posts per page: enter the number of posts, you can leave this empty to use the setting from Reading Settings.
    • Post Options: check/uncheck to show/hide post elements (featured image, category, rating, date, comments number, author, read more link).
    • Show post content: show excerpt, full content or or don't show at all.
    • Excerpt length: set the number of words for excerpt.
  • When you are done, click "Publish" or "Update" button to save the page.

How to Create Gallery Page

To create a new gallery post/page:

  • Go to Pages Add New
  • Enter your page title.
  • Enter your page content.
  • To create galley inside page/post content:
    • Click on Add Media button
    • In opened modal window choose Create Gallery
    • Upload or Choose Images you want
    • Apply seting in right sidebar after you choose images
    • Click on Insert Gallety button
    • After insert you may delete or edit your gallery
  • When you are done, click "Publish" button to save the page.
  -  If you want create gallery in Tiled Style like on Demo Gallery Page you must install and activate Tiled Galleries plugin and choose this settings from Gallery Setting when you will add gallery inside page or post.

How to set Featured Slider

To set post in slider add tag called "featured" in post tags.

After this action you must activate slider on Appearance Customize Featured Posts, and choose Layout (Grid, Mosaic, Carousel, Slider).

How to Create Standart Post

To create a new post:

  • Go to Posts Add New
  • Enter your post title.
  • Enter your post content.
  • Choose post Format: Standard
  • Choose categories or add a new category.
  • Add tags, separated by commas.
  • Set a featured image. Click on "Set featured image" link upload box will appear, upload your image and click "Use as featured image".
  • When you are done, click "Publish" button to save the post.

How to Create Gallery (Slider/Mosaic) Post

To create a new post:

  • Go to Posts Add New
  • Enter your post title.
  • Enter your post content.
  • Choose post Format: Gallery
  • Choose categories or add a new category.
  • Add tags, separated by commas.
  • Set all featured images or more then one.
  • Set Gallery Style - Slider/Mosaic on the bottom (Meta Box Called "Gallery Style" )
  • When you are done, click "Publish" button to save the post.

How to Create Image Post

To create a new post:

  • Go to Posts Add New
  • Enter your post title.
  • Enter your post content.
  • Choose post Format: Image
  • Choose categories or add a new category.
  • Add tags, separated by commas.
  • Add gallery inside post.
  • Set a featured image. Click on "Set featured image" link upload box will appear, upload your image and click "Use as featured image".
  • When you are done, click "Publish" button to save the post.

How to Create Video Post

To create a new post:

  • Go to Posts Add New
  • Enter your post title.
  • Enter your post content.
  • Choose post Format: Video
  • Choose categories or add a new category.
  • Add tags, separated by commas.
  • Set featured image.
  • Set Video Link in Menta Box - YouTube/Vimeo/Custom Video Url
  • When you are done, click "Publish" button to save the post.

How to Create Audio Post

To create a new post:

  • Go to Posts Add New
  • Enter your post title.
  • Enter your post content.
  • Choose post Format: Audio
  • Choose categories or add a new category.
  • Add tags, separated by commas.
  • Set featured image.
  • Set Audio Link in Menta Box - SoundCloud/Custom Url:
  • When you are done, click "Publish" button to save the post.

How to Create Quote Post

To create a new post:

  • Go to Posts Add New
  • Enter your post title.
  • Enter your post content.
  • Choose post Format: Quote
  • Choose categories or add a new category.
  • Add tags, separated by commas.
  • Set featured image.
  • When you are done, click "Publish" button to save the post.

How to Create Reviews Post

To create a new post:

  • Go to Posts Add New
  • Enter your post title.
  • Enter your link in post content.
  • Choose any format of post
  • Choose categories or add a new category.
  • Add tags, separated by commas.
  • To add a review post, create a standard post and click on the "Enable review on this post". You can add as many rating as you want.
    Overall rating will be calculated automatically.
  • !  -  All widgets what include rating info takes it automatically!
  • Set featured image.
  • When you are done, click "Publish" button to save the post.

How to Create Contact Page

To create contact page create Map in Google Maps Plugin, copy shortcode and add in content, choose ContactPage Template and publish it.

Widgets Structure

You can find 18 Custom Widgets, all ready to use, all Custom Widgets called "Liberty - ".
All standart widgets work perfect too, so you can use categories and others widgets so easy.


*  -  Read more below.

Custom Widgets

Go to Appearance Widgets and use the drag and drop interface to insert widgets into the desired widget areas.

Liberty - Facebook

Facebook widget allows you to show a facebook likebox, all settings like on original facebook widget.


Liberty - Flickr

Flickr widget allows you to add recent images uploaded to your flickr account. You can customize your Flickr ID, number of photos to show and the display order (latest/random) from the widget settings. To find your Flickr ID, use http://idgettr.com


Liberty - Instagram

Add username, number of images and enjoy your Instagram feed.


Liberty - Video

Add embedded code of your video and description, and you will see your video in widget.


Liberty - Recent Tweets

Add Twiiter Api Settings in wisgets fields and set all needed options. How get API Settings - https://apps.twitter.com/


Liberty - Social

Social widget allows you to show social links with icons, with options:

  • Icon size: Small or Large.
  • Icon frame: Square, Rounded Square or Circle.
  • Style: Horizontal or Vertical.
  • Color on hover: check this option to show icons without colors, but the colors will be enabled when you hover on each icon.


Liberty - Short News

Short News widget is recent posts slider. You can easy set all options and use it.


Liberty - Liked Posts

All Most Liked Posts appear here, you can add needed posts number, all posts will be numbered.


Liberty - Posts

You can create many different views of widget by using great functionality of this Posts Widget.

  • Posts Order: Recent/Popular/Random
  • Filter by Category
  • Number of posts to show
  • Show thumbnail option
  • Thumbnail size: Mixed/Small/Large
  • Show category option
  • Show rating (if available) option
  • Show date option
  • Show comments number option
  • Show author option
  • Show excerpt option


Liberty - Contact Form

You must add you mail (if mail empty standard WP admin mail will be used) in Appearance Theme Options Contact Form.


Liberty - Recent Comments

Recent Comments has large functionality, you can:

  • Number comments
  • Number characters (comment length limit)
  • Number of posts to show
  • Show date
  • Show author link
  • Show avatar
  • Show gravatar (show avatar checked require)
  • Avatar size
  • Style: Square, Circle, Eclip 1, Eclip 2, Eclip 3, Eclip 4
  • Avatar alignment: Left, Right, Zigzag left to right, Zigzag right to left


Liberty - Reviews

You can easy set your add widget with your reviews posts. Use this settings to create needed widget:

  • Number of posts to show
  • Show thumbnail
  • Thumbnail size:
    • Small
    • Large
    • Mixed
  • Show category
  • Show rating (if available)
  • Show date
  • Show comments number
  • Show author
  • Post order: Recent/Popular/Random/Highest Rated

Liberty - Tag Cloud

This is Custom widget of tags with own style.


Liberty - Ads 125px

Ads 125px widget allows you to show banners, each banner has a 125 pixels width. You can customize the widget title, banner image url and banner link.
You may add only one banner if you want, all banners great looks on all devices.


Liberty - Ads 240px

You can customize the widget title, banner image url and banner link.


Liberty - Ads 300px

You can customize the widget title, banner image url and banner link.


Liberty - Subpages

Choose parent page ID, sort method and what pages you need to exclude.


Liberty - Simple Comments

You can use Simple Comments widget, if you need simple design of comments widget.

Theme Customizer

Most of settings for this theme can be set from the WP Theme Customizer.
Go to Appearance Customize
  -  If some settings works only in customizer, or options checked but function not appear, you need uncheck option and check it again.

!  -  When you are done making your changes, press the "Save & Publish" button in the top of the theme customizer.

Site Title & Tagline

Add title and tagline of site, it's information will be used if you not set Logo Image.

Colors

Add background color or choose Background Image in Background Image field.

Background Image

You may use this options to add your background:

  • Background Image
  • Background Repeat
  • Background Position
  • Background Attachment

  -  If you use boxed layout you can set Covered Background option, in General Tab

General

You may use this options:

  • Enable/Disable covered background
  • Enable/Disable boxed layout
  • Default sidebar alignment
  • Enable/Disable retina display support
  • Main logo
  • Login logo
  • Favicon
  • Enable/Disable breadcrumb navigation
  • Breadcrumb prefix
  • Enable/Disable Magnific Popup for gallery
  • Enable/Disable Magnific Popup for posts and other images
  • Enable/Disable Overlay block on Thumbnails
  • Enable/Disable zoom effect on image
  • Read More text on Page Builder Blocks

Header Banner

This theme has banner 970x90 in header.
Activate it and choose banner type:

  • AdSense Settings:
    • AdSense Code
  • Image Settings:
    • Banner Image Url 970x90
    • Banner Image Alt Tag
    • Banner Direct Url
    • Banner Link Title Attribute
  • Uploaded Image:
    • Online Image Uploader
    • Banner Image Alt Tag
    • Banner Direct Url
    • Banner Link Title Attribute

Call for Action

This theme has Call For Action (CFA) block in header (before content section).Image will be used like background of CFA block.
You may use this options:

  • Enable/Disable CFA Section
  • Upload Image
  • CFA Main Text
  • CFA Direct Url
  • CFA Text Color
  • CFA Text in Span Tag Color
  • CFA Button Background Color

Featured Posts

This section is for Featured Posts customization. If enabled, the Featured Posts will appear on the Homepage. Featured Posts come from posts with user defined tags (default tag is "featured")
!  -  The post must have a featured image. If the featured image is not found, the post will not show up in the Featured Posts.

  • Enable/Disable Featured Posts
  • Tag(s): enter tags you want to appear in the Featured Posts. If you enter the tag "featured" the Featured Posts will look for posts with that tag and show them. You can enter more than one tag here, separated by commas. To enable sticky posts, please set this option to empty.
  • Layout: choose Grid, Mosaic, Slider or Carousel Slider layout.


Grid Example



Mosaic Example



Slider Example



Carousel Slider Example


Slider

Slider settings enabled if you choose Slider/Carousel Slider layout in Featured Posts

  • Number of slides: set maximum number of slides.
  • Animation: choose the transition effect: slide or fade.
  • Autoplay Timeout, in milliseconds
  • Animation Speed: enter a number to set the speed of animations, in milliseconds

Blog

This section is for pages that shows a list of posts, like blog, search result, archives (category archives, tag archives, author archives, etc).
You can edit this options:

  • Featured image
  • Category
  • Like link
  • Rating
  • Date
  • Comments number
  • Author
  • Read more link
  • Read More text
  • Post Content/Excerpt
  • Excerpt length
*  -  For blog templates, please use the settings on page edit screen (meta box)

Single Post

This section is for single post view.
You can edit this options:

  • Category
  • Like link
  • Date
  • Author name
  • Featured image
  • Tags
  • Author info
  • Related Posts
  • Share buttons (Post/Page)

Footer

You may use this options:

  • Enable/Disable footer widget area
  • Footer text

Main Color

Choose your site Main color. It's very simple way to create your own style.

Category Colors

Custom color for categories. If disabled, main color will be used for all categories.
Enable/Disable category colors, and choose color for each category.

Theme Options

More options for your new Hey Dude theme you may find in Theme Options.
Go to Appearance Theme Options
*  -  Don't forget save your progress.

General

  • Theme Update Notifier: check this option to get notified when a new theme update is available.
  • Enable Review: you must enable this option to be able to add rating to a post. This option will enable Review Settings in post meta box.
  • Enable Pre-loader Animation: Check this to enable Pre-loader animation
  • Enable Pre-loader Circle Animation: Check this to enable Pre-loader circle animation
  • Enable Small Header: Check this to enable small header with ticker
  • Enable Dark/Light Button: Check this to enable dark/light versions button

Social

  • Maximum number of items: set number of fields in Social Widget.
  • Enable Icons in Header: Check this to enable Social Icons in Header.
  • Enable Icons in Footer: Check this to enable Social Icons in Footer.
  • Enable Share Icons in Header Links Menu: Check this to enable Share Icons in Header Links Menu.
  • Fill fields to activate needed social icon.

Sidebar Manager

  • In this section you can add custom sidebars to be used in posts or your pages. It's great for Ads Banners on pages or else purposes.
  • Enable Small Sidebar inside Content Builder: Check this to enable Small Sidebar inside Content Builder on Home Page
  • Set Small Sidebar to the left side: Check this to enable Left Small Sidebar Position inside Content Builder on Home Page

Contact Form

In this section you can set email address, subject and success message for contact page template and contact form widget.
  -  If you don't add your mail here Contact Form will use standard wordpress admin e-mail.

Scripts

You can enter your custom scripts (such as Google Analytics or other statistics code) here. It will be inserted before the closing body tag.

Child Theme

Child Theme

This theme has Child Theme support to customize theme without any losses from the main theme.

If you want to make modifications on this theme, it is recommended to use a child theme.
This theme comes with a blank child theme that you can use. In the theme package you can find "libertynews-child" folder.
Upload this folder to your wp-content/themes folder, and activate it from the Appearance Themes. Once activated, you can start editing inside this "libertynews-child" folder.

This child theme includes 2 files that you can use to override parent theme's style (style.css) and function (functions.php). By using child theme, you will leave the parent theme unmodified, so when a theme update is available, you can simply replace the parent theme without worry about your modified code. For more info about using child themes, please visit this link: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

Sources & Credits

Resources that are used in the libertynews theme in the free source (Licensed under MIT).
Browse through the list below:


Sources & Credits Table
# Name Description URL
1 Bootstrap Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. http://getbootstrap.com
2 FontAwesome Font Awesome gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS. http://fontawesome.io
3 WordPress-Post-Like-System A simple and efficient post like system for WordPress. https://github.com/JonMasterson/WordPress-Post-Like-System
4 OwlSlider 2 Touch enabled jQuery plugin that lets you create a beautiful responsive carousel slider. http://www.owlcarousel.owlgraphic.com/
5 jQuery, jQuery Easing jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers. With a combination of versatility and extensibility, jQuery has changed the way that millions of people write JavaScript. http://gsgd.co.uk/sandbox/jquery/easing/
http://jquery.com/
6 Masonry Masonry is a JavaScript grid layout library. It works by placing elements in optimal position based on available vertical space, sort of like a mason fitting stones in a wall. You’ve probably seen it in use all over the Internet. http://masonry.desandro.com/
7 TGM Plugin Activation TGM Plugin Activation is a PHP library that allows you to easily require or recommend plugins for your WordPress themes (and plugins). http://tgmpluginactivation.com/
8 Easy Bootstrap Shortcodes Easy Bootstrap Shortcode enable you to add bootstrap 3.0.3 styles in your pages, post and custom post in simplest manner. https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-bootstrap-shortcodes/
9 Google Maps Builder Google Maps Builder isn't just another Google Maps plugin. It's built from the ground up to be the easiest, most intuitive and fastest Google Maps plugin for WordPress. https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-maps-builder/
10 Multiple Post Thumbnails Adds multiple post thumbnails to a post type. If you've ever wanted more than one Featured Image on a post, this plugin is for you. https://wordpress.org/plugins/multiple-post-thumbnails/
11 Better Font Awesome The Better Font Awesome plugin for WordPress. Shortcodes, HTML, TinyMCE, various Font Awesome versions, backwards compatibility, CDN speeds, and more. https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-font-awesome/
12 Drop Cap Shortcode This plugin give you freedom to insert dropcap or not. Just change your first letters into a shortcode. Example: [T]his is my paragraph with a drop cap. The first letter 'T' will turn into a drop cap. https://wordpress.org/plugins/drop-cap-shortcode/
13 Recent Tweets Widget Recent Tweets Widget plugin for Twitter API v1.1 with Cache. It uses the new Twitter API v1.1 and stores tweets in the cache. It means that it will read status messages from your database and it doesn't query Twitter.com for every page load so you won't be rate limited. You can set how often you want to update the cache. https://wordpress.org/plugins/recent-tweets-widget/
14 Easy Bootstrap Shortcodes Easy Bootstrap Shortcode enable you to add bootstrap 3.0.3 styles in your pages, post and custom post in simplest manner. https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-bootstrap-shortcodes/
15 Images All images for preview purpose only. http://thestocks.im/

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