HotNews - Newspaper WordPress Theme

HotNews - Newspaper WordPress Theme

Updated 25 December 2012 – Latest Version 1.0.2

WordPress 3.5 ready with Brand New Admin Interface.

HotNews is a premium WordPress theme for review, blog, magazine and news websites with fresh, clean and responsive design.

HotNews has built-in review system with 4 rating types (star, letter, number and percentage) and unlimited criterias. The total score will be automatically accumulated!

This theme is extremely flexible, you can customize almost any elements in a theme such as changing the color scheme, the main background, header background, navigation bar and footer with integrated color picker and background uploader. HotNews come with two layout type (boxed and streched) and three content layout style (content in the center, left or right) and responsive of course.

Theme Features

  • Responsive Design
  • Built with HTML5 & CSS3
  • Boxed & Streched Layout Types
  • 3 main content styles
    1. Content in the Center
    2. Content in the Left
    3. Content in the Right
  • Built-in Review System
  • Unlimited Criterias
  • 4 Rating Types
    1. Star Rating
    2. Number
    3. Letter Grade
    4. Percentage
  • Powerful Theme Options
    1. Integrated color picker
    2. Image Uploader
    3. Typography Options with Google Fonts
    4. and much more..
  • Unlimited Sidebars with Sidebar Manager
  • One-click Shortcodes
    1. Alert Messages
    2. Buttons
    3. Columns
    4. Dividers
    5. Dropcap
    6. Tabs & Accordion
    7. Videos
  • 2 WP nav menus
  • 3 Post Formats
  • 9 Custom Widgets
    1. Recent Post widget with/without thumbnail an can be sorted by category
    2. Popular Posts widget by view count or comment count
    3. Recent Video widget
    4. Tweets widget
    5. Dribbble Shots widget
    6. Flickr Photos widget
    7. Facebook Likebox widget
    8. Advertisement widget
    9. Embed widget
  • WP Featured Image, no timthumb!
  • Newsticker
  • Backstrech Background
  • Social Sharing
  • Built-in Related Posts
  • Author Box
  • Threaded Comments
  • XML demo content and theme options demo settings included


If you have any questions relating to this theme please drop me an email via my profile page, I’d be glad to help you. Do you love and feel satisfied with the theme? please rate it!

Sources & Credits

  1. jQuery FlexSlider v2.1
  2. Superfish v1.4.8, Joel Birch
  3. jQuery Mobile Menu v1.0, mambows
  4. webTicker v1.3, Jonathan Mifsud
  5. prettyPhoto, Stephane Caron
  6. jQuery Backstretch, Scott Robbin
  7. jFlickerFeed, Joel Sutherland
  8. Jribbble v0.11.0, Tyler Gaw
  9. jQuery Tweets, Todd Matthews & Steve Purcell
  10. jQuery imagesLoaded, Paul Irish


  1. Google Web Fonts
  2. Font Awesome – Dave Gandy
All images were purchased from Photodune


===| v1.0.2 |===
- Brand new admin panel interface
- Fix cursive text
- Fix date translation on the header
- Fix newsticker & latest post block

===| v1.0.1 |===
- Fix swapped code in single.php
- Fix current date translation
- Added 404 error page
- Added global Backstrech background
- Added custom title options for featured posts, related posts, author & shares box

===| v1.0.0 |===
- Initial Release