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What’s Included

[divide icon=”square” icon_position=”left”] – the theme file – this allow you to make advanced customization without touch the original theme folder more about child themes – Goodnews old versions is here for any one don’t like the new updates 馃檪

Docs Folder – HTML file link you to online documentation

Dummy content folder – include xml file with sample content include 9 examples for home page, all shortcodes till now, portfolio pages/item examples and more … , it’s very good to start

licensing folder – include the license file but not include the purchase code

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WordPress Installation

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  • go to appearance -> themes
  • click install themes -> upload
  • click browse and select from your computer
  • wait till upload complete and activate the theme



FTP Installation

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  • Log into your hosting via an FTP software
  • unzip you get folder called goodnews5
  • upload goodnews5 folder to your host into wp-content -> themes
  • in wordpress dashboard go to appearance -> themes and activate goodnews

WordPress Theme isn’t working ? or have a missing stylesheet error?

don’t worry it’s a common issue the fix in here

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How to Update

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The best way to update is download the new update via themeforest then replace the goodnews theme folder with the new one


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How to update the premium plugins

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Goodnews include 3 premium plugins :

  1. Visual Composer
  2. Slider Revolution
  3. Layer Slider

To update this plugins you must follow this steps :

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How to upgrade form older versions

first of all, dear old customers who use this theme for a long time, since V5 the theme is completely changed, we build it from scratch so it’s very hard to update without lost you settings because we completely change the options panel and remove a lot of unused options, add a tons of new options, review system is completely new, remove old static ad widgets and add new powerful advertising system and much more …, in next instruction i will show you how to upgrade with best way but you must play with settings again.

Note : if you like the old version… the update up to you


Regenerate Thumbnails – it’s optional if you want older images be fit with new design

Upgrade Video Tutorial

upgrade fallback functions added since Version 5.0.3

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Import Sample content – Optional

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In this video you see how to import sample dummy content… the sample content contain 9 home pages examples, menus, posts, portfolio pages/items and shortcodes pages

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APIs Authentication

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This section is very important if you decide to use Social Counter widget, newsletter widget (mailchimp only) or Twitter widget, if you don’t fill this data all this widgets not works


Require for : Twitter widget – Social counter (if you want display twitter followers count)

follow this video to learn how to get Twitter API keys

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Require for : News widget -(if you select type mailchimp)

follow this instruction to get mailchimp API

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Require for : Social Counter Widget -(if you want display google+ followers count)

follow this video to learn how to get Google API keys

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Require for : Social Counter Widget -(if you want display SoundCloud followers count)

To get the SoundCloud Client ID Log in and Follow this steps :

– Go to :

Your_Applications_-_SoundCloud_Developers-3 Register_Your_App_-_SoundCloud_Developers-3


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Require for : Social Counter Widget – (if you want display behance followers count)

follow this steps to learn how to get Behance API keys




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Require for : Social Counter Widget – (if you want display Instagram followers count)

To get Instagram Access token go to this link and replace [user_id] with your id[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Translation” tab_id=”1404451485562-13-2″][vc_column_text]

Translate the theme to your language

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To translate the theme to your language you need Poedit app.

let’s say you want translate it into Dutch for example in this case our new language code is de_DE you can find all available languages code in the page :

  1. in theme folder you will find en_US.po download this file in your PC/MAC
  2. rename it to your language code in this case it will be de_DE.po
  3. open it with poedit and translate all strings to your language
  4. save the file it will generate de_DE.po and upload this two files to “theme folder/language/”

That’s it

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Chmod the following folder and files to 777

  • framework/timthumb/cache
  • framework/timthumb/cache/timthumb_cacheLastCleanTime.touch

If still have a problem with timthumb make sure about this :

  • GD library is installed and running properly on your server
  • PHP version 5.0 or better
  • You have write permissions to the cache folder as explained above

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Header and Menus

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In this videos you see how to customize the header and add the different mega menus, with simple introduction about advertising system

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[gap height=”20″][/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Posts & Formats” tab_id=”5007″][vc_column_text]In this section you will learn how to add the different kind of posts.

Video Post

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Audio Post

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Chat & Gallery

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Review System

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Any post can be a review, to create post with review you must follow this steps :

The video Tutorial

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Goodnews has Various layout options, you can customize the site layout and each page or post, lets Start

Site Layout




Page/Post Custom Layout

if you want customize any page or post layout follow this steps :


Multiple Layout

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This video tutorial learn you to create multiple layout page like this one

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click on any shortcode button and you will see this window, customize it and click save :

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Home Page with editor

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Home Page with Page Builder

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Adding Portfolio Items

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To add a portfolio items just follow this steps :



  1. Portfolio item name
  2. Portfolio item category, your category items filter by this
  3. Portfolio item content, you can use any shortcode or custom HTML you can download our demo items content from here and insert it to text tab


Adding Portfolio Page

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