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.

NewsPlus Features Overview

Key Features

  • Clean design, WordPress 3.8+ ready
  • 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
  • Compatible with BuddyPress
  • Compatible with bbPress
  • Compatible with WPML and WooCommerce Multilingual Plugin

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

Update Log

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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