GameNow FAQ Click on a question below to jump directly to the answer of that question.
  • 01How do I add a photo to my users' profiles?

    Wordpress is integrated with gravatar.com to display your globally recognized avatar.

    To assign avatars to your users or various admins, first make sure that each of your users has their own profile.   You can create new user profiles in the "User" section of admin.

    Next, sign up for an account at http://www.gravatar.com using the same email address that was used to create the User profile in Wordpress admin.  Upload an image to gravatar.com.  This gravatar image is now associated with that specific User and their image will appear next to the content they post.  This image will also appear when the user posts comments on other Wordpress blogs (as long as they use the associated email address when commenting).

  • 02How do I add/delete/arrange the widgets in the sidebar?

    In Wordpress Admin, navigate to: Appearance -> Widgets.   Drag the widget titles from the lists on the left side to the "Sidebar" sections on the right side.   You can also drag and drop the widgets up or down within each Sidebar to change their placement above or below other widgets.

  • 03How are the Top Articles calculated?

    Top Articles are any articles posted within the past two weeks ordered by comment count in descending order.  This module registers new articles only and may display articles more than 2 weeks old if no new articles have been added.  Once the theme is installed, new articles will have to be published in order for it to begin displaying Top Articles, as it will not account for pre-existing articles.

  • 04How do I add an article to the Latest Previews section?

    The Latest Previews section on the sidebar is controlled by the "WP Now: Latest Previews" widget - To add an article to the Latest Previews, simply add the tag "preview" to that post or page

  • 05How do I add an article to the Latest Reviews section?

    1) Make sure the "WP Now: Latest Reviews" widget is added to your sidebar.

    2) To add an article to the Latest reviews, simply add the tag "review" to that post or page

    3) Change any additional settings you wish in the GD Star Rating section (located on the upper right-hand side of edit post pages.)   If you've configured the plugin according to our recommended settings as outlined here in the Gamenow FAQ, you will not need to make any changes on the post edit page.


    *Additional information and tutorials regarding the GD Star Rating plugin can be found here: http://www.gdstarrating.com/category/tutorials/

  • 06How do I setup a Poll Archive Page?

    1) Install and activate the WP-Poll plugin.

    2) Create a new page and call it "Poll Archive."  Paste [page_polls] into the html tab of the content area. Copy this page's URL as you will have to paste it in Step #3.

    3) In admin navigate to Polls---> Poll Options.  Scroll down to where it says "Poll Archive" and fill in your selections.   Paste in the URL for the poll archive page.

    *We include this plugin with your theme download but you can also get it here: http://lesterchan.net/portfolio/programming/php/#wp-polls ; (please note that we do not provide support for this plugin since we did not author it.   Documentation and a support forum can be found at the previous link)

  • 07How do I setup the GD star ratings?

    IMPORTANT: These directions will show you how to setup the plugin exactly as you see it in the GameNow demo.  You must follow these directions exactly or you may run into some issues.

    1)Activate the plugin

    2) Go to the Settings page under the GD Star Rating menu in WP admin -  Turn off "Thumbs up/down rating support." (or leave on if you prefer Thumb's Up/Down to appear) -  Save Settings

    3)Go to the Articles Tab -  Uncheck everything under "Auto insert rating code:" except for for Individual Posts.  If you want the ratings to appear on pages, archives, etc. then leave the other boxes checked. -  Set the number of stars to"5" under Rating -  Scroll down to the Review section and set the size to "Icon [16px]" and the number of stars to 5. -  Save settings

    4) Go to the Comments Tab -  Uncheck everything under "Auto insert rating code". -  Save settings * Change any other settings you want but please note that WPNow does not provide support for this plugin as we are not the author.  There are extensive Tutuorials, FAQ's and a support forum at the plugin's website:  http://www.gdstarrating.com/

  • 08How do I setup the WP-Polls plugin?

    1) Go to the Poll Options page in the WP admin

    2) Where it says Poll Bar Style choose Use CSS Style

    3) Clear out/erase the default poll bar background, border, and height

    4) Set any options you want

    5) Click save changes

  • 09What are the common image dimensions for GameNow?

    Logo: 318 x 114
    Bottom Logo: 237 x 56
    Featured Slideshow (custom field: featured_thumbnail): 630 x 230
    Thumbnails
    (custom field: thumbnail): 200 x 110
    Small Thumbnail
    (custom field: thumbnail_small): 40 x 40

    *Click Here to read how you can pre-define these sizes in the WP-Post Thumbnails Plugin.  This is the easiest method for adding a Post's image to the Featured Slideshow on the homepage.

  • 10How do I setup the 3 "Highlights"/"Featured Content" sections on the homepage?

    Assign Categories To setup the 3 sections that appear under Highlights/Spotlight, navigate to your Theme Options Panel located under Appearance in Admin. Find the drop-down menus under Highlights Category 1, Highlights Category 2 , & Highlights Category 3. Select the 3 categories that you wish to display. The last post within each category will appear in those 3 spots on the homepage.

    Which Posts will be Displayed? Posts will need to have a thumbnail image assigned to them in order to appear in these 3 spots. To do this, locate the "Custom Fields" section on your Post Edit page and fill in the following information:

    Names: thumbnail
    Values: the URL to that image

    Thumbnail Images You can use the WP Post Thumbnail Plugin to create the specific image sizes and insert their URL in to the Custom Fields automatically. Click here to view a tutorial on using the WP Post Thumbnail plugin. You can also insert the information manually by uploading each image size to Media. For image sizes, please see the Common Image Dimensions FAQ for your particular theme.

  • 11How do I determine which posts are displayed in the Featured Section on the homepage?

    1) Create a new category titled Featured or something similar.

    2) In admin, navigate to the Theme Options Panel located under Appearance.  Locate the drop-down menu under Featured Category. Select "Featured".

    3) Any posts you want shown in the Featured section, just assign it to the Featured category.

  • 12How Do I Add Images to the Featured Posts Section?

    To setup the featured posts section you need to add the following to the Custom Fields on your post page:

    Names: thumbnail and featured_thumbnail
    Values: url to those images

    *You can use the WP Post Thumbnail Plugin to create the specific image sizes and insert their URL in to the Custom Fields automatically. Click here to view a tutorial on using the WP Post Thumbnail plugin. You can also insert the information manually by uploading each image size. For image sizes, please see the Common Image Dimensions FAQ for your particular theme.

    To Determine which Posts are Displayed in the Featured Section:

    1) Create a new category titled Featured or something similar.

    2) In admin, navigate to the Theme Options Panel located under Appearance. Locate the drop-down menu under Featured Category. Select "Featured".

    3) Any posts you want shown in the Featured section, just assign it to the Featured category.

  • 13How do I change the featured video?

    The Featured Video shown on many of our demos is simply a text widget with embed code added.  Please be sure to change the video size so it fits within the sidebar.

  • 14How do I replace the default advertisements?

    Navigate to your Theme Options Panel (located under Appearance in admin).  Find the Advertisement section, simply paste your code into the specified fields and click save.