NewsPlus - Magazine/Editorial WordPress Theme

NewsPlus - Magazine/Editorial WordPress Theme - News / Editorial Blog / Magazine

NewsPlus is an all purpose WordPress theme designed for online magazine, technology blog, news and editorial ventures. The theme is fully responsive, retina ready and supports proportional layout scaling. Key features include language localization, optimization for SEO and Micro-Formats, RTL support, visual short-codes, custom templates, post formats, theme options, custom widgets, and much more. Built with latest coding standards and clean design, the theme is envisioned to provide you a long-term and powerful solution for online projects. Check out the Live Demo.

Key Features

  • Clean design, WordPress 4.0+ ready
  • Responsive layout, optimized for Retina display. (Responsive feature can be turned off from theme options)
  • Proportional layout scaling
  • Boxed/Stretched layout
  • Sticky navbar in two locations (Top menu and Main menu)
  • Optimized for SEO and Micro Formats
  • Localization/Translation ready (Sample .po and .mo files included)
  • RTL Language Support
  • Theme Customizer support for Navigation and Footer color schemes
  • Image Scaling from Theme Options Panel
  • jQuery powered multi-level drop down menus (Powered by WordPress Menus)
  • Posts and Content Slider using Flex Slider (unlimited usage via short-codes)
  • Posts Carousel using Flex Slider
  • Custom archive and blog templates (Grid, list and classic style)
  • Custom Post Formats (Gallery and Video)
  • Short codes in visual editor (with individual option panels)
  • Multi-tool post short code wih Custom Post Types support
  • Exclusive sidebar and header widget areas (per page and post)
  • WordPress Custom Background
  • Individual page and post options panel
  • Unbranded Theme Options panel
  • Google font integration from Theme Options panel
  • 6 custom widgets (flickr, social icons, recent posts, popular posts, custom categories and mini folio)
  • Built in ajax/php contact page template with form validation
  • Built in Social Sharing for single posts (Facebook, twitter, linkedin, google+, and pinterest)
  • Highlighted search results
  • Single post features include author bio, related posts, inline advertisements, and nested comments with gravatar support.
  • Style components (accordion, tabs, toggle, level indicators, notification boxes, lists, etc.)
  • WordPress Post Thumbnails support for image display
  • Sample dummy data included in text and XML format
  • Step-by-step guide and documentation for theme installation and configuration
  • Supported on all major browsers
  • Compatible with WooCommerce
  • Compatible with BuddyPress
  • Compatible with bbPress
  • Compatible with WPML and WooCommerce Multilingual Plugin
  • Compatible with TablePress

Introducing Multi-tool post short code

Multi-tool post short code is a single short-code with multiple possibilities. With this short code, you can:
  • Insert posts in 6 different styles. (1 columnar, 2 columnar, 3 columnar, vertical list, plain list, etc.)
  • Query posts from category, tags, selective page or post IDs, or from Custom Post Types
  • Enable/disable post meta or post excerpt
  • Control excerpt length by characters or words
  • Order posts by date, random, title, author, most commented, etc.
  • Use any where within pages or text widgets
  • Show posts from different blog within same Multi Site installation

With available column and post short codes, you can create different combination of post sections on a page. I have created some variations which you can browse under the “Variations” link on Live Demo.

Optimized for SEO and Micro Formats

The theme is optimized for basic SEO requirements like content hierarchy, semantic code, internal linking and heading tags. The content area always resides above sidebar in the code. Internal linking is provided through menus and related posts. Dynamic heading tags are generated for main site name, and are optimized for single, archives, and front page. The theme also supports micro formats and meta data where required.

Compatible with WPML

What customers said

I’ve bought lots of WP themes and this is by far the best in terms of support and documentation. The documentation in the themes admin panel is really helpful and I’ve received superb support for my questions so far. I’ll be sticking with Saurabh Sharma from now on.
- trocity (Gavin)
Saurabh’s themes are great, but his customer service is absolutely outstanding. He has been able to solve with a few lines of code any problem we had. With his help we were able to modify the original design to adapt and fulfill our needs. As an SEO agency, we have bought dozens of themes on ThemeForest, but Saurabh’s service is second to none.
- Romuald Fons
I have bought more than 70 themes and plugins on Envatos pages and have been disappointed with the support and constraints in several themes. NewsPlus does not belong to that category. I Would really recommend NewsPlus and Saurabh Sharma’s work and absolutely superb support.
- Conta
SaurabhSharma is a fantastic ThemeForest.net Author. Provides practically instant support ( within 24 hrs ) and seems to always have the answer to your questions. This is one of the best themes in our marketplace if you looking for something that can handle eCommerce, buddy press social networking, magazine style articles and more.
- YgorDon
Saurabh is an awesome expert. His support is beyond imaginary. He is greatly helping me to sort out things and making my site as needed. Thanks a lot Saurabh. I really appreciate it!
- Gowtham
I’m really pleased I purchased this theme from Saurabh. The quality of after sales support is amazing. He is incredibly helpful.
- CheerfulAndrew
This is a GREAT theme! Prepared very professionally, with thorough documentation and support, performs well too. Great job, keep it up!
- splurgin
I’m here to recommend this theme. The support is amazing, the best. This is the second I buy, the first was the Volt Theme. I recommend both!
- corporacao
You know you are the best support in themeforest.net really I enjoy working with you and sure I’ll buy your theme to upgrade my old website Regards, Ahmed.
- zizome1(Ahmed)
Hello Saurabh, Congratulations on this great theme. I am using it for a personnal project and it s been working quite perfectly. The documentation is also very detailed and complete. Thank you also for your support, when I needed. Best Regards, Luiz
- luizmc
Thank you so much for your extensive support and help. I feel bad for asking you so many questions, you have completely excelled all my expectations however. I can’t thank you enough for your time and your patience. A++++
- SelfHelpHealing
Have been using the theme from 1.0.0 and is greater ever since!
- denniswu
The theme is very cool and the support is even better! The best, really :D
- VittorioC93
Good Quality Code. highly recommended
- alieagles

ratings

NewsPlus Showcase

I feel proud in showcasing the following sites using NewsPlus theme. I am amazed and equally happy to see the theme implementation in creative ways:

iheartreykjavik
vivirsanos
examtackler
minutomais
marosvasarhelyi
womenstennisblog
olimpiazzurra
syc.tv
learnex
ocioon
greenprophet
youngstowncannabisnews
windowsfaralimite
execmag
localcrimenews
gospelhoje
noodloves

If you have a site implemented with NewsPlus theme in creative ways, please send me your site URL from my profile page message box. I would be more than glad to showcase it here.

Update Log

Sep 18, 2014 – Version 1.6.0

  • Added 3 new widget areas in header with different header style options. (Appearance > Theme Options > Header )
  • Added screen reader text in links having no text. (Social icons, scroll to top, etc.)
  • Updated code to hide “0 Comments” if there are no comments
  • Updated hard coded http URLs with SSL protocol check (mixed content issue in SSL sites)
  • Updated shortcode JS files as per WordPress 4.0+
  • Improved text contrast in menu and footer area

Sep 01, 2014 – Version 1.5.0

  • Added four column display style in post shortcodes. [insert_posts display_style=”four-col”]
  • Added video hide option in post and carousel shortcodes. [insert_posts hide_video=”true”]
  • Added option for disabling auto insertion of featured image in Blog – full style templates
  • Fixed sticky menu scrolling in mobile mode

Aug 15, 2014 – Version 1.4.1

  • Updated jquery.easing.min.js in shortcodes plugin
  • Improved inline JS code of slider and carousel in strict mode using JSLint
  • Minor CSS fixes in shortcodes plugin and theme

Aug 08, 2014 – Version 1.4.0

  • Bundled shortcodes and widgets as pre-packed plugin
  • Added sticky navbar option for top menu and main menu (Appearance > Theme Options > Header)
  • Added slideshow autoplay enable/disable option in slider and carousel shortcode (Usage: [posts_slider slideshow=”false”]
  • Added classic full post style in archive and blog template (Appearance > Theme Options > Blog)
  • Improved custom JS code with JSlint in strict mode
  • Improved headers encoding in contact page template
  • Rollback of built in cache system

July 23, 2014 – Version 1.3.0

  • Added cache transients in archive templates
  • Added new social icons for VK and Xing in social widget
  • Added support for html5 searchform (old searchform.php removed)
  • Added pricing grid CSS styles (markup inside dummy_data/pricing_grids.txt)
  • Fixed post excerpt length bug for languages with different character set than English

May 05, 2014 – Version 1.2.1

  • Added VK and Yandex social sharing in single posts
  • Added favicon and Apple touch icon options in Theme Options
  • Fixed excerpt description in OG tags for FB share
  • Fixed category parents bug in breadcrumbs

Apr 22, 2014 – Version 1.2.0

  • Added top section widget area for wide advertisement banners

Apr 04, 2014 – Version 1.1.0

  • Added “entry-date updated” class in post meta for micro formats
  • Added option to show featured image on single post when globally hidden
  • Fixed WPML featured images issue in short codes
  • Fixed Instagram/email icon classes in social widget

Mar 11, 2014 – Version 1.0.10

  • Fixed restore_current_blog() when multiple instances of post short codes are called using blog ID

Mar 04, 2014 – Version 1.0.9

  • Added is_multisite() check in shortcodes to prevent error notice in normal installations

Mar 02, 2014 – Version 1.0.8

  • Added multisite post support in shortcodes. Usage: [insert_posts blog_id=”xx”]
  • Added support for WooCommerce 2.1+
  • Added sticky post support in shortcodes, widgets and archives
  • Added option to disable responsive menu if using a third party menu plugin
  • Improved responsive menu drop down (replacing the select menu)

Dec 19, 2013 – Version 1.0.7

  • Added WooCommerce shopping cart in top callout section
  • Added word length support in archive templates
  • Improved admin theme option styles

Oct 26, 2013 – Version 1.0.6

  • Added one-col size option in Theme Options > Image Sizes
  • Added option for hiding featured image per post
  • Added short code support in top utility bar content area
  • Added excerpt length by word parameter in post short codes (Useful for Chinese Language). Usage, [insert_posts use_word_length=”true” excerpt_length=”10”]
  • Improved post shortcodes for easy integration of CPT. Now supported post_type=”xx” without using term names
  • Fixed mail header format in contact page template
  • Localized responsive menu drop-down labels in JS file
  • Now supports WooCommerce Multilingual Plugin

Aug 18, 2013 – Version 1.0.5

  • Added RTL support for WooCommerce frontend CSS
  • Fixed IE bug for stretched layout

Aug 12, 2013 – Version 1.0.4

  • Added WPML plugin support
  • Added BuddyPress 1.8+ plugin support
  • Added Child Theme in main download
  • Added Instagram and Email icon in social widget
  • Added custom styles for WooCommerce Plugin
  • Added unique class names to post meta items (for easy CSS targeting)
  • Fixed Safari bug for inline labels

June 04, 2013 – Version 1.0.3

  • Added dynamic Accordion content height
  • Added sub-titles support in main menu
  • Added ‘operator’ parameter in CPT queries
  • Added ‘hide_image’ option in post short codes
  • Added size option for single post image
  • Fixed translation in theme options panel

Apr 04, 2013 – Version 1.0.2

  • Fixed related posts number based on tags
  • Fixed image size name in gallery post format
  • Fixed exclusive sidebar display on Home page
  • Added smooth height option in Sliders
  • Added hide controls option in Sliders and Carousel
  • Added full width option for Single Posts
  • Added bbPress plugin support

Mar 19, 2013 – Version 1.0.1

  • Fixed facebook iframe display on single posts
  • Added Theme Customizer support for navigation and footer color schemes
  • Added Scaled Image Sizes option in Theme Options panel
  • Added PrettyPhoto lightbox support
  • Added Category description and title on Archives

Sources and Credits

jQuery Library
jQuery Flex Slider
jQuery Validate
jQuery HoverIntent
Font Awesome
prettyPhoto
WordPress

Live preview images from fotolia.com. Important: Images shown in Live demo are NOT included with the download. They are only for demonstration purpose.

Thank you for stopping by and browsing my theme. If you have any queries related to the theme, feel free to ask me on the comments section, or send me a mail from my ThemeForest profile message box. I’d be glad to respond to your queries. Thanks once again.

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