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, so it’s capable of handling large amounts of content with ease. This template is a ‘Must Have’ theme for both beginners and advanced users.
Newspaper is designed to help you build a professional website quickly. With a dozen post templates, many 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, handcrafted widgets, will give your site a professional touch.
Newspaper is constructed to permanently keep the balance between the elements used on a page. Combining a cleanly structured grid system with an 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 even easier, the author has implemented a modern, intelligent ad system. It 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.
This theme’s core feature used to be responsive, 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 designed to increase 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. For this reason, finding and using everything in this theme is so easy.
You don’t have to start building your websites from scratch while this theme comes with over 20 demos. The author created 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. In other words, just drag and drop the blocks on the page and arrange them. The theme also comes with many custom plugins like Social Counter & Instagram (for social networks) and some 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 while your site’s visitors want a top notch experience. In other words, your site needs to be a fast loading one. So, we have tested Newspaper default demo on different page speed tests, and the content loads at an excellent page speed.
This theme also has an extensive documentation with a search option and video tutorials to help you optimize your website.
The theme does not include RTL support. Also, 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, it would be nice to see how many items you already selected.