TIMES - Extraordinary Newspaper Magazine Theme

TIMES - Extraordinary Newspaper Magazine Theme

TIMES is a powerful and complete package designed to redefine publishing by making content both easier to create and consume. Write, beautiful. Discover a better way to write your articles with an editor that lets you focus on getting the best words out and crafting good looking articles with live preview. Comfortable reading. We’ve put a lot of effort to integrate best typographic practices into everything you write because for decades it made reading more convenient and comfortable. Bookmark and recommend. Thanks to integrated bookmarking system your readers can collect their favourite articles easier than ever. See what’s trending and discover what your readers like. Engage like never before. We’ve made posting a comment or sharing feedback on the article easier than ever so you can engage and stir discussions in your community more easily. Your articles, on the go. Your readers can now enjoy your content on the go more conveniently and faster than ever before thanks to optimized, responsive images. Just how you like it. Comes equipped with slick, powerful live customizer, your one stop shop for all modifications ranging from changing few colors to assembling a homepage. Drag and drop homepage builder. Experience our efforts to create simple, intuitive, clean and fast way to edit your site’s homepage. Rearrange, add, remove, name and modify any section from the homepage.


Briefly about features

TIMES is an extraordinary newspaper / magazine WordPress theme designed to redefine publishing by making content both easier to create and consume. It combines professional looks and unmistaken typography with impressive user experience (UX) and incredible attention to details.

Enjoy your content on mobile devices, tablets and more thanks to a responsive layout, now even faster and better with optimized images and support for high-quality retina screens. This theme supports menus 3 levels deep as more than this is a burden for users to navigate. If you have more questions, please email support.


Changelog

September 18th, 2018 — version 1.4.9

ADDED - More social services & their icons to the author archives. You can now add about every popular social media network link to your author's bio. Those social networks can be added from the individual Users Dashboard page.
IMPROVED - Speed & reliability of TIMES' demo importer.
IMPROVED - Custom Code module experience and performance.
IMPROVED - Visual tweaks on the front-end side.
IMPROVED - Customizer user experience.
UPDATE: We are constantly working on improving TIMES and the experience of using it, this update consists mainly of under-the-hood improvements and in the meantime we are working on redesigning our main site — that involves rewriting it completely from scratch. We are doing this to give our customers the best experience possible, our new site will be equipped with many new and useful features like a custom support desk area for our users, designed from the ground up to improve the process of submitting and tracking tickets in a quick, simple and intuitive way. We could talk about the new features all day but, most importantly, we think that you will love all the new additions we've planned for you, and our small team is working really hard to provide you with the best experience you deserve — without cutting any corners. Many new features are also planned for the theme and you'll see a lot of changes and useful features in the future releases. How exciting! Stay tuned, we will keep you informed regularly!

May 12th, 2018 — version 1.4.8

ADDED - Option to show "Unique posts only" on the homepage. While, previously, only posts of the same type were not repeated, with this setting you can choose to skip the same post from the entire homepage. That includes every post on the homepage and inside sidebars/widget areas. Of course, your handpicked posts on the homepage will be displayed as usual and won't be affected by this setting.
ADDED - Option to "Copy link" to the article, in the share area below article. We've added yet another way to share your articles, your readers can now simply click the button to copy the post link and share it ony any site, community or platform.
ADDED - Option to "Email" article link, in the share area below article. Your readers can also send the article link to a friend or colleague via email.
IMPROVED - Visual tweaks and improvements.
IMPROVED - Customizer experience.

March 17th, 2018 – version 1.4.7

ADDED - Font Editor - We've added a brand new section to the customizer that will allow you to change every font on the site effortlessly. There are three font families loaded with the theme by default, you can swap them all out with almost 900 fonts offered by Google Fonts or add your custom fonts with a link or code from your font provider. Using Greek, Cyrillic or Vietnamese script with your Google Fonts? Easily add font subsets straight from the customizer! Want to use only one font on the whole page? Sure! Just check the "Use universal font?" checkbox and you're good to go. All that available in the customizer from today!
ADDED - Shortcodes can be inserted directly to the homepage as part of Custom Code module.
IMPROVED - UX tweaks and improvements for customizer’s publish menu.
IMPROVED - Moved the "Font Subset" option from Settings page to customizer.
IMPROVED - Front-end, visual tweaks.
IMPROVED - Performance.

November 24th, 2017 – version 1.4.6

ADDED - Custom Code module to the homepage builder. You can now insert any HTML, JavaScript code or text to the homepage. Great for adding advertisements, even if your code is not optimized to be responsive, you can use the module's tabs to enter different code for mobile, tablet and/or desktop devices. This module is very similar to WordPress’ Text Widget, once you toggle the "Include basic styling?" checkbox, it allows you to move some of that content from sidebars to the homepage.
ADDED - Smart reload to the homepage builder. We think that this feature will greatly increase the productivity of assembling your homepage. The customizer now refreshes the homepage once it detects that you are done making changes, avoiding unnecessary updates and improving the customizer's performance, especially on older devices.
ADDED - Compatibility with WordPress 4.9 and it's new features.
IMPROVED - Few visual tweaks and improvements.

October 28th, 2017 – version 1.4.5

ADDED - Option to change ticker content font type: serif and sans-serif.
ADDED - Option to disable/enable opening social media links throughout the site in a new tab, in customizer.
ADDED - Checkbox to Social Media widget that allows to disable opening links in a new tab.
ADDED - Option to hide posts date on the homepage, articles and across the site.
IMPROVED - Social Media widget following count. Results are now loaded asynchronously to improve page loading speed in some cases.
IMPROVED - Ticker content is now loaded asynchronously to avoid additional database queries on page load and to improve load speed.
IMPROVED - Visual tweaks.

September 29th, 2017 – version 1.4.4

ADDED - Breaking News Ticker - This is a big one, we've actually created the whole ticker system from scratch, we started with creating the best experience by designing an intuitive and familiar UI to customize your ticker content, appearance and behavior. You can either show post: latest, oldest, most bookmarked / commented, from category(ies), handpicked or add your own content right from the customizer. Adjust the appearance and layout to fit your sites style, set your own colors, change the label text or choose the scrolling direction – all that with instant, live preview, which makes customizing a quick and productive task.
ADDED - Option to disable rich menu dropdowns (Functionality ON/OFF > Other).
ADDED - Option to the Social Media widget to open profile links in a new tab.
IMPROVED - Few visual tweaks. 

August 24th, 2017 – version 1.4.3

ADDED - New layout for Secondary Menu Bar called "Divider". You can check it out in Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Header Layouts.
ADDED - New layout for Secondary Menu Bar called "Shadow".
ADDED - New background type for "Boxed" layout in Secondary Menu Bar: "Dark Background" 
ADDED - New background types for "Boxed" layout in Secondary Menu Bar: "Custom Light & Dark Color" which allows you to set a custom color, light or dark, for the bar’s background.
ADDED - Added option to choose amount of padding / space for Secondary Menu Bar: Small, Medium, Large Padding.
ADDED - Instant, live feedback in customizer for Showing / Hiding Secondary Menu Bar’s search button, date and social icons.

July 24th, 2017 – version 1.4.2

ADDED - Custom made, light and fast one-click demo importer designed specially for TIMES with clean, simple, intuitive and clutter-free interface. We've written, completely from scratch, brand new demo importer tailored specifically for TIMES, it's fast, light-weight and easy to use, you can add some demo content to your sites in minutes and remove just as fast, all that with a click of one button that conveniently turns into a slick progress bar. In short, it's awesome and to try it out just activate the free bundled Dash+TIMES plugin
ADDED - New demo content called "TIMES Starter Pack". Contains everything you need to get started with the theme, a complete and lightweight package, ideal for new sites and easily removable.
ADDED - Option to enable or disable "pinch to zoom" on devices with touch screens.
IMPROVED - Few visual tweaks.

June 15th, 2017 – version 1.4.1

ADDED - Optional print button in the interaction area. You can enable it or disable it by going to the Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Show/Hide and (un)checking the "Print Button Below Post" checkbox.
ADDED - Option to remove all theme's meta tags in case you want to use a third-party plugin for meta tags. Meta tags include Open Graph tags, Twitter tags and meta description tag.
ADDED - Updates for WordPress 4.8.
IMPROVED - Visual tweaks.

May 31st, 2017 – version 1.4.0

ADDED - Homepage Builder - This is a big one... We've created completely from scratch a tool that allows you to modify any element on the homepage. You can rearrange every sections, have multiple sliders or any module, each with different settings. You can pick certain posts to appear in the section in most modules or, for example, set the post type to display most commented posts from this week. This tool allows for a total flexibility and customization of your homepage, on top of that it is very intuitive, nicely designed, clean and without unnecessary clutter. The builder is very smart and adaptable, for example, if you add two compatible modules that display the same type of posts, the second module will not show the same posts, they will be offseted. There are plenty of unique touches like that and this paragraph is already too long so I would recommend that you give the builder a try by going to the Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Homepage Layout. Oh and don't worry! Every change you've made to the slider or other modules through the customizer will be converted to the builder so you don't have to redo your layout!
IMPROVED - Slider section from customizer was moved to the Homepage Layout section and all your settings will be mirrored to the homepage builder.
IMPROVED - Few visual tweaks.

April 30th, 2017 – version 1.3.9

IMPROVED - Few visual tweaks.
IMPROVED - Main menu experience.
IMPROVED - Hero image performance.

April 3rd, 2017 – version 1.3.8

ADDED - New widget called "Category Posts" that allows you to display articles from specific category in any post-excerpt format neatly in the sidebar. You can also pick the number of posts to show as well as set the time-range.
IMPROVED - Few visual tweaks.

March 23rd, 2017 – version 1.3.7

IMPROVED - Customizer looks and experience. Biggest customizer redesign to date, we made the customizer much, much more organized, easier to navigate, less cluttered and gave it a more modern look. Every section has it’s own custom made icon and a description for easier navigation, similar settings are now grouped together to make the best use of space and each group has a short explanation to it. Words really can't do a justice once you compare the old customizer with the new one. Make sure to try it out and if find something not working properly, just go to Dashboard > Settings > General and uncheck the "Customizer tweaks" checkbox.
ADDED - Dark mode. Yes, your website can now join the dark side. To change the color scheme of your site go to the Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Change Colors and pick a dark color scheme.
ADDED - Sepia color scheme. Give your site the old-school look with subtle brown shades. You can change the color scheme in the same section as the dark color scheme.
ADDED - Option to change the default sorting for comments.
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