If you want to create blog posts and articles with ease, the premium Newsmag theme will surely be your tool. It was built in November 2014 by tagDiv, an Envato Power Elite Author, for news, newspaper, magazines WordPress websites. The authors have developed a very flexible template, with different layouts, elegant demos, dedicated elements and multiple choices to fine tune your site. Newsmag is also a great choice if you plan to monetize your site with responsive Google Ads and AdSense.
Newsmag is a well-crafted theme, that seamlessly combines performance with fine design. The template’s author made the layout responsive and retina ready. Newsmag comes with a 1021 pixels width and a special compact grid to help you display a lot of content in a beautiful and engaging page.
This theme brings multiple features that allow you to be more creative and style your site with ease. If you don’t know where to start, Newsmag comes with 14 amazing pre-made demos, easy to install with just one click. You can choose from the Default, Classic Blog, Video News, Fashion, Travel, and others. Add your content in a great design, and you’ll fall in love this theme.
In Newsmag, you can create pages using the powerful tagDiv Composer – the only front end page builder designed for blogs, news and magazine websites. With over 100 elements, designing your page has never been easier. Just drag and drop the elements in the page, then customize them using the click of your mouse. You’ll see the results instantly and you can continue to adjust the element to the desired form without any coding skills.
When you create a new post in Newsmag theme, you can make individual choices to style that post. First, you can select one of the eight pre-made post layouts to give your article a great visually appealing. Second, you can transform any article into a smart list, and decide the style of this special type of post choosing one of the eight templates available.
On posts, you can also transform the content in a product review and rate it using stars, percentage, or points.
Also, Newsmag includes various ways to highlight your pages and posts. You can do it with seven category templates, 4 top bar layouts and multiple grids designed to focus the user’s attention on the above the fold section. Furthermore, you can make your content even more creative, you can customize almost everything from the top and bottom areas. You can choose from over ten different header & footer styles and select the order in which all the elements will show.
With Newsmag you can apply different backgrounds on a particular block or widget, to give it the right designer touch.
The template includes a built-in Slider Gallery that can display images with distinct widths aspect ratios, and lets you write a description and copyright information for every picture. Another way to visually attract your visitors is to showcase your work in a glamorous way. Newsmag comes with a custom-built lightbox, and provides a beautiful experience for your users. You can also use YouTube or Vimeo videos to share your articles. The theme lets you set a video as a featured one, and it automatically downloads the video image thumbnail from YouTube, Vimeo, and DailyMotion.
Newsmag allows you to give your writings the right typography by choosing between Custom, Typekit or Google Fonts. In plus, you can make additional font customization per sections.
Newsmag comes with multiple features that will make your site beautiful and distinct. You’ll find all the settings gathered in the Newsmag Theme panel, and you can customize almost everything from headers, ads, layouts, backgrounds, colors, fonts to content.
This template is powered by a new drag and drop front end page builder called tagDiv Composer developed by the theme’s author. This means you never have to face incompatibilities and conflicts between your theme and the page builder. And the good news keep coming. The page builder is surprisingly easy to use for both beginners and advanced users. The newbies can build pages just by dragging the blocks into pages and customizing the CSS without any coding skills, while the advanced users can change everything in a few minutes and develop elaborate page architecture with ease.
Newsmag also comes bundled with the drag and drop premium Visual Composer page builder, so if you want to use this plugin you can do so.
Newsmag theme brings you 36 custom widgets and structural elements. Choose from different blocks like the YouTube or Vimeo video playlists, image slides, news ticker or weather and personalize your pages.
Newsmag gives you 26 custom widgets that you can include in different areas to give a plus of dynamism to your site. The theme comes with a custom Social Counter plugin, which helps to count your visitors’ likes and appreciations. You can fine tune it with over ten skins and show it in beautiful layouts.You can use your favorite widget like the Weather, Exchange, Social Counter or Instagram Widget on sidebar, content area and even on the Footer.
The template was tested and works seamlessly with plugins like the WP Super Cache, Contact Form 7, bbPress, Font Awesome 4 Menus, Jetpack, WooCommerce, WordPress SEO and WP User Avatar.
One of the most useful options of the Newsmag is the Translation tool that comes packaged with over 90 translations. Moreover, you can load an available translation with just one click from the Newsmag Theme Panel.
Not to mention that if you want to monetize with your website, the Newsmag theme comes with over ten predefined ad spots. You can insert your advertisement codes into these areas and the template will automatically make it responsive. You must know that Newsmag supports both Adsense and non-Adsense ads.
|Category||News / Blog / Magazine / Editorial|
|Envato elite author||Yes|
|Browser compatibility||IE9+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari / Edge|
|FONTS AND TRANSLATION|
|Post view counter||Yes|
|Custom image lightbox||Yes|
|Custom image galery||Yes|
|Background image ad||Yes|
|CSS file size||711 kb|
|Explicit screen shots||Yes|
|Plugins||tagDiv Composer - Frontend Page Builder, tagDiv Social Counter, Slider Revolution, Visual Composer|
|Value for the money||Excellent|
We have tested Newsmag default demo on different page speed tests, and the content loads at a high page speed.
The Newsmag theme was developed with a narrow, boxed version. Though, a wider version will sure make the user’s delight.
The theme doesn’t support RTL.