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.
- Clean design, built on WordPress 3.5+ with HTML5/CSS3
- Responsive layout, optimized for Retina display. (Responsive feature can be turned off from theme options)
- Proportional layout scaling
- Boxed/Stretched layout
- 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 2.0+
- Compatible with BuddyPress using BuddyPress Template Pack
- Compatible with bbPress
Introducing Multi-tool post short codeMulti-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
- Order posts by date, random, title, author, most commented, etc.
- Use any where within pages or text widgets
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.
Theme Customizer Support
NewsPlus supports WordPress Theme Customizer for color variations on main navigation, sidebar headings, secondary widget area and footer. Using color pickers, you can control background, links and colors for these sections. There are other sections of site which may still require custom CSS, as I have included only main color scheme sections in Theme Customizer.
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.
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
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.