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Newspaper

Newspaper is a highly flexible and customizable premium theme that’s feature-packed and fast. Designed for blogs, news, magazine, and other publication sites, it can also be used as a flexible multipurpose theme. Find out if this theme is the one you’re looking for in our Newspaper review.

Newspaper Theme Review

About Newspaper

Newspaper is one of the most popular and highly rated WordPress themes on Themeforest. A magazine-style theme, it’s best suited for news sites, digital magazines, and other publications, but it’s still flexible enough to use for any kind of website, regardless of the subject.

Newspaper theme is developed by tagDiv.

Features of Newspaper

Newspaper is packed with lots of features. Here are the highlights:

Highly Customizable Design

The goal of the Magazine theme is to make it easy for you to customize your site and create a professional-looking news site with a unique look. No two sites using this theme will look the same, due to the unlimited customization possibilities.

Newspaper comes with over 80 ready-made demos you can import with a single click. The latest versions also include PRO demos, which are faster and lighter designs.

tagDiv Composer page builder

After installing the Newspaper theme, you can access all the customization options straight on the frontend using the tagDiv Composer. You can change any color or font using this page builder. With the Newspaper theme, you have many typography options as it supports custom font files, Google Fonts, and Typekit, so there’s basically no limit.

For every page, there are lots of layout options to choose from with the tagDiv Cloud Library.

Newspaper Review - theme panel

For every page, there are lots of layout options to choose from.

Newspaper Review - layouts

In your posts, every aspect of the page can be hidden or customized.

Newspaper Review - post options

Under Theme Colors and Theme Fonts, you can change the style of every section of your site, from header to footer. Newspaper support custom font files, Google Fonts, and Typekit, so there’s no limit to your typography.

Newspaper Review - colors and fonts

Header and Footer Builder

One of the ways that many sites look alike is by using the same header design. Newspaper lets you create a uniquely styled site by providing you with the options to create your own header and footer. Using the Website Manager button, you can enable Sticky Header and see the Mobile header. Drag and drop items into it by using the elements within the tagDiv Composer.

Newspaper Review - header styles

When you get to the bottom of the page, you can import a new footer from the tagDiv Cloud Library or just create your own as you did with the header.

Built-in Ad Integration

Having an Ad box element added into the tagDiv Composer lets you create and manage the ads you display on every page or template of your website. Just drag and drop the element into the desired position, place your code or upload an affiliates’ image, and hit Save.

Moreover, you can now display inline ads in your articles. Open your Single Post Template with the tagDiv Composer and click on your Post Content. In the Ads Settings tab, write down your code and choose to display it after your desired number of paragraphs. Newspaper theme supports responsive Google Ads, AdSense, and banner advertisements.

Newspaper Review - ad locations

For each section, you just paste the ad code from Google Adsense (or any other third party ad network). You can also choose to disable the ad on desktop, tablet, or phone.

Newspaper Review - ad options

Numerous Elements to Drag & Drop

Newspaper Theme includes dozens of items as well. You can use them to display articles, author information, the weather, etc.

The highly customizable Flex Blocks and Flex Grids allow you to display blog posts in a flexible way. You can enable an Ajax filter so visitors can choose to view posts by author, category, ID, or tag. Moreover, you can add an offset so that you can alter which articles show and where.

Newspaper review - widgets

There are also 25 “block” widgets that you can use to display different posts. Blocks allow you to display blog posts in a customizable, flexible way. You can enable an Ajax filter so visitors can choose to view posts by author, category, or tag.

Newspaper review - BLOCKS

And the “unique posts” feature prevents showing the same post more than once on a single page. In other words, you can use multiple blocks on a single page without worrying about the same posts showing up in more than one block.

tagDiv Cloud Library

When you first install the Newspaper Theme and enable all of its required plugins, you get one called the tagDiv Cloud Library. This lets you access over 1000+ templates, blocks, pages, headers, footers, and sections. From beautiful Single Post templates to funny 404 ones, you can import each one with a single click.

tagDiv Cloud Library

(If you’re looking for a way to create more advanced galleries with a more user-friendly interface, we highly recommend the Envira Gallery plugin.)

Includes Premium Plugins

The Newspaper theme comes bundled with a few plugins included for free:

  1. tagDiv Composer (install required): custom frontend drag and drop page builder
  2. tagDiv Cloud Library (required): 1000+ pre-made templates for pages and articles
  3. tagDiv Newsletter: lets your audience sign up for email updates using one of the popular subscription providers: Mailchimp, Mailer Lite, or Feedburner.
  4. tagDiv Social Counter (required): shows counts of your social media followers and fans
  5. tagDiv Mobile Theme: a lighter, faster theme that loads on mobile devices
  6. Slider Revolution: a popular image slider plugin

Newspaper Theme plugins

(For a much faster and more user-friendly image slider plugin than Slider Revolution, we recommend Soliloquy.)

Documentation and Support

tagDiv offers excellent documentation on the official website that goes over all the features of the Newspaper theme. It’s comprehensive and includes screenshots of every step. Some features could use more explanation, but there’s enough there to cover the basics and get you started.

Your purchase of the Newspaper theme includes 6 months of support from the developers, via a dedicated private support forum. They promise a maximum response time of 1 business day, and private email support if required. There’s also an option to extend support for 12 more months.

Our Score

Newspaper is a nice looking theme with great flexibility and design options. As with any complicated theme, there’s definitely a learning curve to getting started. However, it’s relatively easy to navigate, and most of the interface is flexible and user-friendly.

Some of the built-in features will be better implemented with plugins, such as the very basic image gallery (we recommend Envira Gallery instead). This way, if you ever decide to switch themes, your image galleries will be preserved.

One stand-out feature of Newspaper is the flexible design options. No two sites using this theme will look alike.

We give Newspaper 5 out of 5 stars. Here is the breakdown of our review scores:

 

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Features
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Performance
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Support
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Ease of Use
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Pricing
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