BuzzMag Documentation

Viral News WordPress Magazine/Blog Theme

1. Getting Started


Created: 01/12/2017
Last Update: 03/21/2023
By: FlatLayers
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Installing BuzzMag Theme

Using WordPress Dashboard

  • Download full theme ZIP package and Extract it to normal folder.
  • Go to your WordPress dashboard and click on Appearance.
  • Click on Add New Themes then click on Upload.
  • Browse for inside the extracted folder then click Open.
  • Click the Install Now.
  • After finishing installation process click on Activate the theme.
Installing BuzzMag Theme

Using FTP

  • Extract to normal folder.
  • Open WordPress instaltion directory.
  • Go to /wp-content/themes directory.
  • Upload buzzmag folder to that "themes" directory.

You will find buzzmag-child folder. It's a child theme you can edit and upload using FTP to themes directory.

Required Plugins

After installing BuzzMag theme. Theme shows message to install BuzzMag Theme Addons. Follow instructions to install and active them.

BuzzMag Theme Addons plugin contains:

  • Post formats meta boxes (Standard, Audio, Video, Gallery).
  • Author social profiles inputs.
  • Custom Widgets (BuzzMag Latests Posts, BuzzMag Category Posts, BuzzMag Trending Posts, BuzzMag IDs Posts, BuzzMag Random Posts, BuzzMag Social Profiles, BuzzMag About).
BuzzMag Theme Addons

Import Demo Content

BuzzMag theme comes with XML demo content file "buzzmag-demo-data.xml" you will find it inside theme package folder. To import it:

  • Go to Tools > Import.
  • Click on WordPress.
  • Install and activate WordPress Importer plugin.
  • Upload "buzzmag-demo-data.xml" and import it.

Updating BuzzMag Theme

BuzzMag theme may be updated periodically in order to add new features and fix bugs. You have two methods to update theme.

Updating Automatically

Envato have developed the Envato Market Plugin for WordPress. This plugin automatically alert you on your dashboard when a new version of the theme is available and you can update it automatically from your WordPress dashboard. Follow upcoming steps to install and use it.

Updating Manually

  • Download latest theme version from ThemeForest > Downloads.
  • Extract the ZIP theme Package to normal folder.
  • Go to Appearance > Themes.
  • Click on Add New > Upload then install

2. Customization


BuzzMag theme powerful customiztion panel will help you to change options, colors, typography and see change in live preview before saving. Options are arranged to help you understand and use it.

Go to Appearance > Customize to customize your blog.

Here is some insturctions to use Customize panel:

  • Read each option title and description to know how to use it.
  • Test changes in live preview before saving it.
  • WooCommerce options display when WooCommerce plugin is activated.


List of all settings sections in customize panel

1. Site Identity:

  • Adding Site title
  • Adding Site tagline (description)
  • Adding Site icon (favicon)

2. General Settings:

  • Select sidebar position
  • Enable/Disable smart sticky sidebar
  • Show/Hide sidebar in posts
  • Show/Hide sidebar in pages
  • Activate/Deactivate infinite scroll
  • Trending posts period
    Value must be in days. Ex: Most viewed posts published in last 30 days..
  • Select categories archive layout
  • Select author archive layout
  • Select search results layout
  • Select tags & other archives layout
  • Select WooCommerce shop & archives layout
  • Show/Hide sidebar in product page

3. Header Settings:

  • Adding logo
  • Adding dark mode logo
  • Enable/Disable dark mode
  • Set dark mode as default mode
  • Enable/Disable Fixed Header
  • Show/Hide Drawer on desktop
  • Show/Hide social media icons
  • Show/Hide search
  • Show/Hide WooCommerce cart icon
  • Show/Hide WooCommerce account icon

4. Home Settings:

Full Control of homepage style.

  • Select home layout
  • Select featured posts layout
  • Adding featured categories slugs
  • Show/Hide trending posts
  • Show/Hide audio posts
  • Show/Hide video posts
  • Show/Hide gallery posts
  • Enable/Disable smart sticky tabs
  • Adding homepage ad code

5. Post Settings:

  • Select related posts Type
  • Adding editor picks categories slugs
  • Show/Hide author section
  • Show/Hide related posts
  • Show/Hide editor picks section
  • Show/Hide author meta
  • Show/Hide date meta
  • Show/Hide views meta
  • Show/Hide tags meta
  • Show/Hide comments meta
  • Adding post ad code

6. Footer Settings:

  • Show/Hide footer widgets
  • Adding copyrights text
  • Adding footer ad code

7. Social Media (Header):

Add your social media links and it will display automatically in header and footer like demo.

Please add full link starting with (https://) not just username.


Colors customize sections allow you change all theme colors in Light mode.

Dark Mode has only one color scheme.

Accent color display in both light and dark mode.

1. Colors: General

Allow you to change general colors, backgrounds, headings, buttons...etc

2. Colors: Header

Allow you to change Header colors, backgrounds, menu, submenu...etc

2. Colors: Footer

Allow you to change Footer colors, backgrounds...etc


BuzzMag theme is designed based on a powerful typography ratio.

You can use any font from Google Fonts.

Please, read typography options carefully.

3. Content


  • Go to Posts > Categories.
  • Add/Edit category name, slug and description.
  • Select category layout.


Gutenberg Editor Support

BuzzMag theme is fully support gutenberg editor.
to know how to use gutenberg editor please check this tutorial: How to Use the WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg Tutorial).

Post Formats

BuzzMag theme has 4 post Formats ( Standard, Video, Audio, Gallery ).

  • Standard
    It will display Featured Image if you added it.
  • Video
    To embed Youtube, vimeo, Dailymotion or TED video.
    Just copy video link from browser and paste it like this:
  • Audio
    To embed SoundCloud or spotify audio.
    Just copy audio link from browser and paste it like this:
  • Gallery
    To insert slideshow gallery to post.

Featured Image

Add featured image for all posts even gallery posts to display it in blog and archives pages.
Featured image size must be ( 1140px width X 640px height ) or more.

Post Excerpt

Excerpt is generated automatically with first 60 words.

You can add excerpt manually. please see the image below.

Post Templates

You can leave post template as "Default Template" or select from 3 post templates.

  • Left Sidebar
  • Right Sidebar
  • Full Width (No Sidebar)
Post Template


As in posts section you can create page using gutenberg or classic editor.

Also you can add featured image.

Disable Comments

Default pages have comments section.
To hide comments section from page :

  • Scroll to Discussion section and remove Allow comments selection.

Page Templates

You can leave page template as "Default Template" or select from 8 post templates.

  • Audio Posts Page
    To display Audio Posts.
  • Video Posts Page
    To display Video Posts.
  • Gallery Posts Page
    To display Gallery Posts.
  • Latest Posts Page
    To display Latest Posts.
  • Trending Posts Page
    To display Trending Posts.
  • Full Width Page
  • Left Sidebar Page
  • Right Sidebar Page


To use WooCommerce plugin in BuzzMag theme.

Install it and follow setup instructions

Plugin will setup required pages (Shop, Cart, Checkout and Account ).

Please, read WooCommerce Documentation. It will help you to know all tips required to create your shop.

Go to Appearance > Widgets to add widgets to WooCommerce Sidebar

4. Sidebars

5. Theme Translation

Translate BuzzMag Theme

You can translate theme static words like "Latest, Trending, Audio...ect" using Poedit Free Program.

  • Download and install Poedit on your computer.
  • Go to extracted theme package folder > buzzmag > languages.
  • Open buzzmag.pot file using Poedit program and click on Create new translation button.
  • Select translation language.
  • Find words you want to translate and add translation.
  • Save .po file in same folder and compile file to .mo and save in same folder.
    If French (France) it will be like that fr_FR.po
    Check this link to name your file correctly depending on WordPress language:
    You will find correct name next to each language in WP Locale column.
  • Uplaod .po and .mo files to wp-content/themes/buzzmag/languages/ directory using FTP.