Newspaper is the most popular and best selling WordPress news theme of all time on Envato Themeforest Market. Created by tagDiv, a power elite author, this template features a bold and elegant design combined with versatility. Newspaper is built with the publishing industry in mind and is capable of handling large amounts of content with ease. This template is a ‘Must Have’ theme for both beginners and advanced users.
This template is designed to help you build a professional website easily. With a dozen post templates, countless big grid combinations available, 25 predefined blocks and over 20 demos ready to be uploaded, you can change the look of your website in just a few minutes. Custom built features like image slider gallery, images lightbox effect, social counter, weather and exchange widgets, will give your website a professional touch.
Newspaper is built to permanently keep the balance between the elements used on a page. Combining a cleanly structured grid system with smooth lines, blocks colors and elegant typography, you don’t have to be a web designer to create a beautiful news website. And if this is not enough for you, you’ll be glad to hear that almost everything is customizable.
To make monetizing easier, the author has implemented a modern, intelligent ad system that allows you to generate revenue from advertisements without downgrading the reader’s experience. 14 ad spots ready to use in the header, footer, article, smart list, sidebar and on backgrounds can become active just by adding the Adsense code in the theme’s ad spot and choose the behavior you desire.
This theme’s core feature used to be responsiveness, but the latest update features a new way to approach the users that browse your website from mobile devices, called Mobile Theme. This new feature is a built-in plugin designed to load an optimized version of your website, increasing the speed page loading on small screen devices.
Newspaper’s options, plugins, demos, and website monitoring systems are gathered in the administrative center, the Theme Panel. Neatly, clear and intuitively organized, all the settings are separated in global or individual options, making everything easy to find and use.
You don’t have to start building your websites from scratch as this theme comes with over 20 demos. The author built a custom import system so you can preview a demo and install it. You can load the demo with content or just the design of the template. If you decide to uninstall the demo, the import system will clear the website of any element from the demo, leaving your pages just like they were before you install the demo.
Powered by Visual Composer, a well-known drag and drop plugin, with Newspaper building pages is a piece of cake. Just drag and drop the blocks on the page and arrange them. The theme also comes with many custom plugins built like Social Counter and Instagram (for social networks) and premium ones like Revolution Slider.
|Category||News / Blog / Magazine / Editorial|
|Envato elite author||Yes|
|Browser compatibility||IE8+ / 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||855kb|
|Overall speed||Very high|
|Explicit screen shots||Yes|
|Plugins||Visual Composer, TD Social counter, TD Speed Booster, TD Woo Invoice, TD Woo Label|
|Value for the money||Excellent|
Sometimes having a beautifully designed website and cool features are just not enough. Your website visitors want a top notch experience, meaning your website needs to be a fast loading one.
We have tested the Newspaper theme’s default demo on different page speed tests, and it loads the content with an excellent page speed. It shows 90/100 on Google PageSpeed on the desktop.
This theme has extensive documentation with a search option and video tutorials to help you achieve performance and optimize your website.
The theme does not include RTL support. If your plan to use a Right-to-Left language on your site, you must modify the code by yourself or hire a web developer to do it for you.
Another feature missing on Newspaper is a Woocommerce live cart. When you add your products to the cart, and you continue to browse for new products it would be nice to see how many items you already selected. On Newspaper you can only see this if you go to the cart page, I hope they will add this feature in one of their future updates.