Newspaper v6.0 is a WordPress theme that lets you write articles and blog posts with ease. We offer great support and friendly help!
The Newspaper template is excellent for a news, newspaper, magazine, publishing or review site. It also supports videos from YouTube and features a rating system. So far, we have the theme integrated with bbPress Forum, BuddyPress, Buddy Press, and WooCommerce. It uses the best clean SEO practices, and on top of that, it’s fast, simple, and easy to use. In addition, Newspaper supports responsive Google Ads and AdSense.
Version 6.0 – June 16th, 2015
UPDATE NOTICE: This is a major update of the theme. We recommend that you do a full backup before updating form the previous version. In the package we also ship the old version.
If you update over an existing V4 theme – please make sure to remove the old files:
(we recommend that you remove the old theme and upload the new one to avoid any problems)
tagDiv’s WP Booster API System is the new amazing tool designed to let you customize your theme even more
smart lists support was added. You have 5 built in smart lists to create multipages articles with style
12 different website headers were added. Each style comes with a logo spot which powers up your web identity, and a custom ad spot to maximize your income.
4 top bar templates (the black one) are now available. Now you can display the calendar date, an additional menu, the log in/register section and the social icons in 4 different ways.
21 fully styled content blocks were added to show regular article loops
8 posts grids (called big grids in our theme) are ready to use for highlighting the latest posts or featured ones
5 big grid styles, each with unique animation and feeling. All of the big grid styles work on each of the 8 post grids. This provides grate flexibility.
12 footer styles and a new footer info bar are now available. Customize the footer adding text, widgets or social icons and maximize your website’s impact on its audience.
16 modules that are used for displaying posts in loops.
5 new ad spots added to the theme to maximize your income. Each ad spot has one box where you can insert your ad code and the theme makes it responsive automatically.
11 post templates. We designed them paying attention to the smallest details. Now you can use a featured image or video, a custom WYSIWYG article editor and dozens of options to style your articles.
thumb selection system. The new systems allows you to customize what thumbs are needed to be cut, this keeps the number of generated thumbs low and the site faster.
completely rewritten slide block – We’ve rebuilt this tool that let you create the perfect page for your website.
custom made parallax library. Made by us, it’s optimized to perform way better than off the shelf / open source solutions.
custom made lazy loading library. Coded from scratch, it’s fast and works very well
custom made animation stack library. This in house built library will bring a lot of cool stuff to the articles
custom made pull down menu – when there is not enough space for the categories in the block, this library builts a dropdown and starts to move items there
custom made smart sidebar. Again, we decided to build our own solution and integrate it with our existing code to achieve extraordinary performance and flexibility. The smart sidebar library supports multiple sidebars, menus, full ajax support in and out of the sidebar, viewport resizing and more..
the ‘Trending now’ block allows you have a ticker on the top of the main content area of your website showing the latest posts.
the translation panel was completely rebuilt and the theme comes already translated in a lot of languages. The user can also correct the translations and share them with other users of the theme.
rgba color support for all the configurable colours (a lot more colours than in V4)
top bar menus now support sub menus
font awesome is now supported and styled to work in the main menu and in the top bar menu via a plugin (Font Awesome 4 Menus)
setting to disable smooth scroll
block settings added to theme panel
8 Category templates – the header of each category is fully customizable
Each category can use another post grid if needed
Each category can use another post grid style if needed
optional category tag on almost all the modules
the grid system was rebuilt and it’s much more leaner
.po/.mo translation support
vectorial social icons
welcome and support wp-admin panels
plugin installer – with way better usability
one click installer that actually works as expected – built from scratch, it’s made to provide a starting point for your site.
tinyMCE – two columns support
tinyMCE – text highlighting support (with multiple colors)
tinyMCE – text background color support
system status page – the theme will atempt to self diagnosticate the most common problems that show up
added arrow list style format in post editor
the theme panel text are now much more helpfull. We took the time to explain each setting as best as we could.
better excerpt support
way better color selection panel
the typography selection panel was improved a lot
we made all the panels related to the typography / theme fonts accessible from one panel
all the social networks that appear in the header and footer of the theme are now configured from a single panel located in the main theme panel
the header panel was reorganized to follow a more logical order (top bar, main menu, logo etc)
Ad box shortcode support title
titles with big fonts now have a better readability (added letter-spacing)
responsive go to top arrow (it doesn’t cover the footer text on tablets)
dynamic loading of blocks and modules ( ~15% lower ram usage )
video play list is more compatible with different hosts/servers. If your video play list was not downloading the video details, please update the theme.
when the user disables the post view, the theme will stop keeping track of them in the background -> faster loading time
the panel loads and saves faster. The total size of the panel was reduced by ~ 40%, we load the rest via ajax
most of the controls from the panel are now animated via css
faster category page, the system that pulls the subcategories uses two less queries
(metadata) all the pages from the theme pass the new google metadata validation tool
now on category pages the theme only gets child categories for the top level ones. Otherwise it will show the siblings
we refactor the live ajax search box, it now provides a better user experience and it’s prepared for major improvements
better paint (on screen drawing) performance on iOS
better font loading system – it now loads by default only the selected characters
better visual composer support (the theme supports the design tab from visual composer on rows and columns as expected
better support for ie8 and ie9 (we keep track of the css selector limit that ie8 and ie9 have)
rich snippets reviews
click on home link and on logo adds a trailing backslash as expected, preventing one redirect
disqus comments css
social sharing from Jetpack css
comments pagination bug
speed booster – font loading and speed booster font optimizations. The speed booster uses collections to load fonts now
php notice when source or via have no url
author meta data was a bit broken in google meta data testing tool
author meta data is present even when SHOW AUTHOR BOX is set to disabled in theme panel
tagDiv modal window is now translated as well (1 of 2 etc)
video playlist title encoding issue with double “
https issue on backend. TinyMCE font was loaded via HTTP
astpect ration for vimeo videos
webmaster tools error caused by two search queries that go to the same page /search/ and ?s=
fix better new