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Getting Started with Mission News Pro

Ready to start customizing your site with Mission News Pro? Follow this guide to learn how to use each of Mission News Pro’s features on your site.

If you need help installing Mission News Pro, please follow this tutorial first: How to Install Mission News Pro.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

This guide will teach you how to use each of the new features added with Mission News Pro. The tutorials are newbie-friendly, so every step is explained in detail.

It’s recommended that you follow along with your site as you read.

Add the News Ticker

Mission News Pro adds a highly customizable news ticker to the top of the site.

Mission News Pro News Ticker

You can decide where to display the news ticker, how fast it scrolls, and where to source the content from among other options.

To learn more, follow the steps in this tutorial:

Tutorial: How to Add & Customize the News Ticker

Change Your Background

Mission News Pro includes a simple option for switching the color of your background or uploading an image.

Mission News Pro Background

The image option includes a few extra customization settings. Follow this tutorial to see how to use them.

Tutorial: How to Change Your Background

Customize the Slider

With Mission News Pro, you can add a responsive slider to the top of the site that lists all of your latest posts.

Mission News Pro Slider

Everything about the slider is customizable from the colors to the source of the content. Follow this tutorial to learn more:

Tutorial: How to Customize the Slider

Use the New Fonts

With Mission News Pro, you have a selection of 728 fonts for your site.

Mission News Pro Fonts

With the increased selection, you can choose the font that perfectly complements your content.

Follow this tutorial to learn how to apply new fonts to your site:

Tutorial: How to Change Your Fonts

Add the Header Image

The header image is a large image displayed at the top of your site, spanning from one side of the screen to the other.

Mission News Pro Header Image

It’s great for displaying a welcome message on just the homepage, or an interesting graphic across the site.

Learn how to add a header image to your site with this tutorial:

Tutorial: How to Add a Header Image

Just like Featured Sliders replace Featured Images, Featured Videos can be used to add videos in place of Featured Images.

This gives you a simple and beautiful way to publish videos on your site.

Mission News Pro will responsively embed videos from any of the following sites:

  • Youtube
  • Vimeo
  • Dailymotion
  • Animoto
  • Funny or Die
  • Hulu
  • TED
  • WordPress.tv
  • Blip
  • Vine

All you need is the URL of the video to embed it. While not video sites, you can also embed SlideShare presentations and SoundCloud tracks with Featured Videos.

Tutorial: How to Add Featured Videos

Make the Header Sticky

Keeping navigation available at all times can make your site much easier to use. With Mission News Pro, you can click one button to make your site header stick to the top of the screen even when visitors scroll down the page.

Mission News Pro Sticky Header

There are additional ways to customize the sticky menu which you can learn about in this tutorial:

Tutorial: How to Make the Header Sticky

By default, the footer text in Mission News reads, “Mission News WordPress Theme by Compete Themes”, and links to our site.

With Mission News Pro, you can easily replace this text with whatever you want it to say.

Mission News Pro Footer Text

To learn how to replace the footer text, follow this tutorial:

Tutorial: How to Change the Footer Text

Conclusion

If there’s anything else you want to change about your site that wasn’t covered, check for an article about it in the sidebar to the left. Otherwise, there’s probably a free plugin available for it on wordpress.org.

Check out our WordPress Resources page to find awesome plugins and tools we recommend, and if you want to try using CSS to customize Mission News Pro, we’ve got some pre-written snippets for you to get started with in the Mission News CSS Snippets Collection.

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