NewsPlus is an all purpose WordPress theme designed for online magazine, technology blog, food recipe blog, or news and editorial ventures. The theme is fully responsive, retina ready and supports user defined layout width. Key features include language localization, optimization for SEO and Micro-Formats, RTL support, shortcodes in visual editor, 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.
- Clean design, WordPress 4.4+ ready
- Responsive layout, optimized for Retina display. (Responsive feature can be turned off from theme options)
- Boxed/Stretched layout
- User defined layout width via Theme Options. (You can set any width between 800px to 1600px)
- 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. Image resizing on-the-fly using Aqua Resizer
- 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 shortcode 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 via 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 comments plugin like Google+ and Facebook comments.
- Compatible with WooCommerce
- Compatible with BuddyPress
- Compatible with bbPress
- Compatible with WPML and WooCommerce Multilingual Plugin
- Compatible with Easy Digital Downloads
- Compatible with TablePress
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 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.
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.
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!
Saurabh provides exceptional support and his work is among the best quality on Theme Forest. Would recommend his NewsPlus theme without reservation.
I’m really pleased I purchased this theme from Saurabh. The quality of after sales support is amazing. He is incredibly helpful.
This is a GREAT theme! Prepared very professionally, with thorough documentation and support, performs well too. Great job, keep it up!
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!
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.
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
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++
Have been using the theme from 1.0.0 and is greater ever since!
The theme is very cool and the support is even better! The best, really
Good Quality Code. highly recommended
Dec 17, 2015 – Version 2.2.1
- Added compatibility for Easy Digital Downloads plugin.
- Fixed audio buttons CSS for inline audio embeds.
- Fixed padding/gap in post shortcodes.
Dec 09, 2015 – Version 2.2.0
- Added option for hiding video embed in archives globally. (Theme Options > Blog > Disable video embed in post archives). Now you can show featured image with video icon.
- Added option for hiding sticky menu on mobile.
- Added add_theme_support( ‘woocommerce’ ) for theme comaptibility declaration of WooCommerce.
- Added filters for post thumbnail markup in post and carousel shortcodes.
- Replaced .ad-area class name with .marketing-area. (Sections with class names ‘ad’ are blocked by ad blocker plugin, so changed class name).
- Fixed RTL CSS for flexslider.
- Improved typography and design with minor changes.
Aug 02, 2015 – Version 2.1.2
- Added image auto height support by using 9999 as height value in Theme Options and shortcodes
- Added _nx:1,2 translation support in .po file
- Set sticky main menu option as false by default. This can be enabled in Theme Options > Header
July 30, 2015 – Version 2.1.1
- Fixed pre-packed plugin package error for NewsPlus shortcodes plugin
- Fixed search result special characters issue by removing highlighted excerpt
- Reverted default button background color to light grey
July 28, 2015 – Version 2.1.0
- Improved overall design and typography
- Improved mobile navigation
- Added image resizing on-the-fly via aqua resizer. (No more regenerating thumbnails)
- Added image width/height/crop parametes in post and slider shortcodes. (See documentation’s FAQ for parameters reference)
- Fixed deprecated WP_Widget constructor method in widgets
- Fixed a notice in related post query args
- Fixed a notice in post options panel
- Fixed JS error in MCE shortcode buttons
- Updated TGM plugin activation class to v2.5.2
- Removed built in favicon/app icon option. Now uses WordPress 4.3 site icon feature (This will require WordPress 4.3 or higher)
June 17, 2015 – Version 2.0.0
- Added multiple post type support inside slider and post shortcodes. e.g. [insert_posts query_type=”cpt” post_type=”product,portfolio,books”]
- Added filters for post and slider shortcodes output
- Added filters for recent/popular post widget output
- Updated prettyPhoto JS library for XSS vulnerability fix
- Fixed center aligning of logo image in header area
Apr 23, 2015 – Version 1.9.1
- Security update for TGM Plugin activation class
Apr 18, 2015 – Version 1.9.0
- Added layout width option in ‘Theme Options > General’
- Added base font size option in ‘Theme Options > General’
- Added previous/next post navigation support in single post
- Added 6 new filters for changing post meta in different sections. (See documentation for reference)
- Fixed output headers notice in Theme Options
- Fixed logo alignment in full width header option
- Fixed extra p tags in shortcode excerpt when added via “Excerpt” panel
- Fixed empty p tags shown when no caption for featured images in single posts
- Updated Facebook social share API to v2.3
- Updated Fontawesome icons to 4.3 and included the native CSS. Now you can use the icons as described here
Feb 13, 2015 – Version 1.8.0
- Updated theme for WooCommerce 2.3+
- Added theme support for automatic title tag generated by WordPress
- Added caption support for auto inserted featured images in single posts
- Added reddit social share button for single posts and reddit icon for social widget
- Added two new widget areas for floating ads in fixed position (left/right) of browser
- Added a class name to logo div for CSS targeting
- Updated WordPress gallery shortcode styles
Oct 28, 2014 – Version 1.7.0
- Added two new widget areas before and after main content. (Useful for advertisements)
- Added ignore_sticky option in slider and post shortcodes. Usage, [insert_posts ignore_sticky=”0 or 1”]
- Added “Vine” social icon in social links widget
- Updated fontawesome icons to v4.2.0
- Updated child theme with proper style.css call using wp_enqueue_scripts
- Fixed load_plugin_textdomain call in NewsPlus Shortcodes plugin
- Fixed CSS class conflict with other plugins in theme options panel
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
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.