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Newspaper 8
Last updated on June 7, 2017

Newspaper is a beautiful news theme created by tagDiv, an Envato Power Elite author, with the publishing industry in mind. Built to handle large amounts of content, Newspaper features a bold and elegant design combined with the power of versatility. Loaded with features dedicated to making the website look professional, Newspaper is a must-have theme for beginners, but also for advanced WordPress users. Newspaper by tagDiv is the most popular and best-selling WordPress news theme of all time on themeforest.net Envato Market.

Design

Combining a clean structured grid system with a stylish architecture, Newspaper is an impressive and one-of-a-kind theme. Designed with your audience in mind, responsive & retina ready to the core, the theme has a multitude of options dedicated to small screen devices.

 

With Newspaper, you don’t have to be a web designer to create a beautiful news website.
Whether you want to take the time to enjoy building your new website from scratch or run the theme right away and redesign the site with the speed of light, the Newspaper template is an excellent choice. It comes with over 40 amazing pre-made demo designs. This means that Newspaper saves you from the hassle of searching and testing to find the right design. The author packed in the theme dozens of pre-built sites you can choose from. Newspaper comes with a custom import system, so you can preview a demo and install it with a simple click. You can load the demo with content or just the design of the template. If you decide to uninstall it, the import system will clear the website of any demo elements, leaving your pages just like they were before the changes.

Newspaper is built to permanently give you the perfect balance between the elements used on a page. The recently released Newspaper 8 brings you a brand new page builder, called tagDiv Composer. Light and fast, it lets you edit your pages right on the front end just by dragging and dropping the elements where your heart desires. To make everything even easier, you can make complex CSS customization with just a few clicks.

Arranging and styling each element is now a piece of cake, so you won’t need any help or coding skills to make your dream come true. With this powerful live editing tool, you can build astonishing, appealing pages. tagDiv Composer makes your website an infinite playground where you can test your ideas as it comes with a variety of options, challenging your creativity to push the limits.

Newspaper brings various header, footer, and top bar styles, that will allow you to fine tune the important branding areas of your site. Moreover, you can set a general color scheme for the entire site, or for just a specific section.

This theme is designed to help you build an engaging site effortlessly, using a dozen of post layouts, countless big grid style combinations, category templates, and 25 predefined blocks. You can emphasize the Above the fold area using Big Grids displayed in full-width size. Custom built features like the image slider gallery, images lightbox effect, social counter, news ticker, video playlists, weather and exchange widgets, will give your website a professional touch.

The Newspaper template is social friendly and allows you to keep your visitors engaged with our website through different networks. You can choose from a list of 37 social networks, like the Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, VKontakte, YouTube, and so on.

A great way to attract visitors is to harness the power of typography on your pages. Newspaper opens new perspectives with Google, Adobe Typekit or Custom Fonts, giving you the opportunity to enchant and capture the visitor’s attention.

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. 18 ad spots are ready to be used in the header, footer, article, smart list, and sidebar areas. They can become active just by placing the AdSense or HTML code in the theme’s ad spot.

Another helpful tool is the Translation Panel, which helps you load one of the dozens of translations available and automatically converts a list of strings.

Functionality

All the options, settings, plugins, demos, and website monitoring systems are gathered in a single place, the Newspaper Theme Panel. Neatly, clear and intuitively organized, all the theme’s options are very easy to use.

The latest version, Newspaper 8, comes with a major change regarding the main functionality. Besides other plugins available on the market, the Newspaper theme author developed an intuitive page builder – tagDiv Composer. It is specially crafted for blogs, news, and magazines websites, with dedicated features, giving you a unique way to build pages. Moreover, all the changes you make are happening live! tagDiv Composer is a highly optimized plugin, designed to work seamlessly with Newspaper theme to give you performance and reliability.

If you are used to building pages with the premium Visual Composer plugin, don’t worry! From the Plugins menu, you can activate this page builder and use it for free, as it comes bundled with the Newspaper Theme.

Another interesting feature that comes with Newspaper is the ‘Mobile Theme.’ This feature is a built-in plugin designed to automatically display an optimized version of your website on small screen devices, increasing the loading speed of your pages.

Newspaper 8 brings you five premium plugins: tagDiv Composer, tagDiv Social Counter, Revolution Slider, tagDiv Mobile Theme, tagDiv Speed Booster, and Visual Composer.

Furthermore, the theme was tested and works smoothly with the WP Super Cache, Contact Form 7, bbPress, BuddyPress, Font Awesome 4 Menus, Jetpack, WooCommerce, SEO by Yoast and WP User Avatar plugins.

Newspaper also comes with a custom plugin to help show off with social networks stats – the Social Counter, and two special social image widgets (Instagram and Pinterest). Besides, the tagDiv author created 35 more custom widgets, which you can easily drag into your website’ sidebar to highlight the most important things for your audience.

GENERAL
Item name Newspaper
Category News / Blog / Magazine / Editorial
Type Premium
Author tagDiv
Envato elite author Yes
Tested version 8.0
COMPATIBILITY
Content width 1164px
Browser compatibility IE8+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari / Edge
WooCommerce Yes
bbPress Yes
BuddyPress Yes
WPML Yes
FONTS AND TRANSLATION
Integrated translation Yes
Google fonts Yes
Custom fonts Yes
Typekit fonts Yes
RTL support -
POST FEATURES
Video posts Yes
Audio posts -
Post templates 13
Review system Yes
Post view counter Yes
Smart lists Yes
Social share Yes
Custom image lightbox Yes
Custom image galery Yes
PAGE FEATURES
Page templates 3
Blocks 25
Widgets 37
Header styles 12
Footer styles 14
Category layouts 8
Masonry layout -
Mega menus Yes
Sticky menu Yes
Sticky sidebars Yes
Social networks Yes
Social counter Yes
Video playlists Yes
Instagram widget Yes
Currency widget Yes
Pinterest widget Yes
Weather widget Yes
OTHER FEATURES
Mobile theme Yes
Demos included 40
SEO optimized Yes
ADS
Ad system Yes
Adsense support Yes
Background image ad Yes
Custom ads Yes
PERFORMANCE
CSS file size 1,08 MB
Overall speed Very high
Performance documentation Yes
USER EXPERIENCE
Total ratings 3789
User rating
Learnability Easy
DESIGN
Responsive design Yes
Retina ready Yes
DOCUMENTATION
Difficulty Beginner
Explanations Explicit
Explicit screen shots Yes
Video tutorials Yes
Search option Yes
Extra documentation Yes
PREMIUM PLUGINS
Plugins tagDiv Composer, TD Social Counter, TD Mobile Theme, TD Speed Booster, Visual Composer
VALUE
Price $59
Value for the money Excellent

Performance

We have tested the Newspaper default demo on different page speed tests, and it loads the content at high speed.

This theme has an extensive documentation with a search option and video tutorials to help you achieve performance and optimize your website.

Newspaper 8 PageSpeed
Newspaper 8 PageSpeed

Downsides

Newspaper theme has a multitude of available settings allowing users to customize almost every element and section of the template, but this diversity can become overwhelming for WordPress beginners. Due to the highly numerous options, it may take you a bit to get used to the Theme’s way to give you access to customization settings, but once you do… Well, you’ll know what I mean.

Newspaper Theme has no RTL support.

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Conclusion
These days, having a beautifully designed website and cool features is just not enough. Your website visitors want a top notch experience, meaning your site also needs to be a fast loading one. Newspaper theme allows you create blazing fast websites and unique looking pages & posts, each with a custom layout, without any coding knowledge. This is a high performance and versatile news, blog, reviews and magazine theme. With the functionality of a multi-purpose theme, Newspaper is definitely one of the best on market. It is designed to power up your website and keep the visitors coming back for more.
Good for
  • Modern, clean design
  • tagDiv Composer - custom page builder
  • Mobile Theme optimized for small devices
  • Outstanding support
  • Intelligent ad system
  • No coding skills required
Not so good for
  • No RTL (right to left) support
  • Full width available only for a few blocks
Overall score:
94%
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Lisa Jones
Editor-in-chief of WPion. 100% passionate about WordPress, Lisa is part time web developer and part time front-end designer. With a master's degree in computer science, she is specialized in CSS, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL and PHP. Lisa uses her knowledge and experience to offer you a complete analysis of WordPress most popular themes and plugins.

20 COMMENTS

  1. Hello team, Newspaper is beautiful and easy to use, and the article comes in handy. But I would like to implement the infinite scrolling on single posts. Can you name a plugin that could work?

    • Hello, Jessica! We have tested the theme and the custom features that come bundled with it and we realized that the Newspaper theme has a built-in infinite scroll pagination for blocks and page templates without an infinite load for posts. You can try some plugins from the WordPress repository or from https://codecanyon.net/category/wordpress .

  2. Good article. . Help me decide between newspaper, Trumag and…. if you know anything about Trupixel?
    Thanks
    Ps ( blog essays reviews and AD SPACE ( ad sense)
    Thanks
    Howard

    • Hello! Thank you for your appreciation! All these three themes are beautiful and represent the blog, magazine and news niche. The Newspaper, True Mag, and True Pixel templates include many dedicated settings, and are also AdSense optimized. Newspaper is the best seller news & magazine theme on Themeforest and it also comes with 14 ad spots ready to use in different sections. I hope this information helps you take a decision 🙂

  3. Hi, Lisa.

    Thanks for your post. This has been very useful to convince me of using Newspaper. However, I have two doubts:

    -My website will be in spanish: is it possible to translate the name of the content categories and all the features? I mean, will there be things that remain in english?

    -As it will be a magazine type of website, can I customise exactly how many categories I want displayed on the home page? If i need 7 and only 7 -music, movies, theater, tech, fashion, tv and bussiness- can I have that many, no less, no more?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Carlos,

      Thank you for your trust and kind words!

      Yes, Newspaper has a great Translation Panel right from the Theme Options that allows you to translate all the specific elements of the template. You can check out the theme’s official tutorial: https://goo.gl/Y42Ful.

      On your site’s homepage, you can display as many categories as you want since there’s no limit.

      I hope this helps! Good luck with your project! 🙂

  4. I just want to tell you that Newspaper 8 is amazing! I really love the new features, and most of all, the tagDiv Composer! <3

  5. Thank you for the review. I wasn’t sure if Newspaper is the theme for me. I’m going to buy it ASAP. :)) Thanks for this.

    • Hi, George!

      Thank you for feedback. I’m glad you liked the review. We are testing each theme to give you all the information you need before starting to build your website.
      Good luck with your project!

    • Hi, Erick! Thanks for the appreciation! For you to purchase this theme, there is an “OFFICIAL PAGE” button that will send you directly to the page where you can buy the product. Have a nice day and good luck building your website!

    • Dear Christie, every theme comes with detailed information about installation and configuration after the purchase. Choose the theme that inspires you, purchase it and all the details will come along!
      Have a good day and good luck! 🙂

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