Newspaper Theme 10: Standard Pack or tagDiv Cloud Templates?

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Newspaper theme 10 brings you two wonderful ways to build your WordPress website. For the first time in WordPress, you have the freedom to choose how much code the theme is loading and optimize your website’s performance straight from the beginning.

Newspaper theme 10 update introduces a major change in how the theme works and allows you to speed up your website. For this, we’ve added a premium legacy plugin called Standard Pack. It brings you all the previous functionality of the Newspaper Theme. When you deactivate it, your website gains page loading speed. Scroll down to learn how to smoothly upgrade from a previous version to Newspaper 10 and build a fast website. Please read this, don’t scan.

Say Hello to Newspaper 10Let’s think of it this way: When you use the Standard Pack, your theme is automatically using the easy-to-use, default settings.

What is the Standard Pack plugin?  

Standard Pack is a premium plugin available to you for free. The new Standard Pack Plugin has two functions: it brings all the functionality you love in the previous versions. It also allows you to separate things when you want to build everything customized and go for website’ performance.

In the previous theme versions, the HTML and CSS code for all these templates were loaded on each page-load of your website, affecting your website’s performance. The headers, shortcodes, blocks, or any other pre-designed elements are all built inside your theme. You just click on the component to select it, made small customizations like choosing colors, and it’s ready to be used. It saves you from diving in CSS and building them yourself. Newspaper Theme with the Standard Pack activated is the theme that you enjoyed before the update.

Anyone can use the new tagDiv Composer page builder

Who should use the Standard Pack?

If you need to create a website and you have no experience with web design, web development, or WordPress themes, then the Standard Pack plugin is definitely the right choice for you. It allows you to use elements created by our designers and build your website in a few hours without any help.

Even if you have experience with WordPress, there may be a moment when you have to create a whole website in the next hour, then using Newspaper Theme with Standard Pack is also the right choice.

If you have experience with WordPress and Newspaper Theme and plan to create a blazing fast website, then the Standard Pack plugin is not the best choice. You’ll achieve your goals easier using the Newspaper Theme with tgaDiv Cloud Library and tagDiv Composer to create a website that loads only the necessary code to make it perfect, just as you design it.

How to use the Standard Pack?

When you are installing the Newspaper Theme 10, you must go to WordPress Admin area > Newspaper Theme > Plugins and enable the Standard Pack plugin.

How to Install Standard Pack

Experienced WordPress user and installing Newspaper Theme for the first time – After you have completed the theme install is to go to the WordPress Admin area > Newspaper Theme > Plugins and deactivate the Standard Pack. Disabling the plugin will help you gain speed for your website. Load a PRO Demo to have a fast start and don’t forget to cut the development and design time by importing elements and sections from the tagDiv Cloud Library. Than customize everything with the tagDiv Composer frontend page builder.

Updating Newspaper Theme and planning have the fastest website – If your website was created with a previous version of Newspaper Theme, you should update the theme according to the theme documentation. Leave the plugin active until all dependencies are removed. What do I mean? For example, your website uses one of the default headers from the theme panel, and you deactivate the Standard Pack, your header will be displayed as a series of text and symbols on the frontend.

Deactivate Standard Pack for blazing fast-websites

To gain page loading speed for your website, you’ll need to deactivate the Standard Pack plugin. This step will separate the templates (pages, singles, headers, footer) you’ve created or imported from the tagDiv Cloud Library from the ones built inside the Newspaper theme panel. All of the default templates from the theme and some of the elements from the tagDiv Composer will be disabled by deactivating the Standard Pack.

Increase your performance with Newspaper WordPress Theme

As a result, your website will start to load only the code necessary for the elements you actually use on the website speeding up your website. This means less HTML and CSS to handle and far more performance. This feature is available for both new and existing websites.

You have all the tools to start a beautiful website and take the page speed optimization to the next level:

  • Import a PRO demo – start designing on a light structure
  • tagDiv Cloud Library – over 800 elements, layouts, templates and sections, created by designers and hosted our servers. Download the templates you need (for single, category, 404, homepage, and so on) for free and enjoy creating your website.
  • With the Header Builder, you can use to create as many headers you need. We’ve also added SVG logos
  • tagDiv Composer frontend page builder – all the power to customize everything on the front end that makes you just as skilled as a professional web designer.

Why using the theme with the Cloud template Library? 

Let me give you only the best-of-the-best list:

  • Don’t build everything from scratch! You have 12 PRO demos to use without the Standard Pack and build fast websites. Extraordinary flexibility to be creative in Newspaper Theme is ready to give you a hand in building legendary websites.
  • Customize everything from the smallest element in the header to the bottom of the page right on the frontend easily with the familiar tagDiv Composer page builder.
  • Gain extraordinary performance – With a lighter theme, your website will be faster. Using the Cloud Templates without the Standard Pack, you can import only what you use on the website. This makes your website load faster on servers and CDN. Import only the necessary code to make your website perfect, without a single line of unused code, making everything work blazing fast.

Import the Pro Demos with one click

Easily removing the dependencies

To make the transition from 9.8 to Newspaper 10 with Cloud templates, you need to ensure you gradually and smoothly remove the dependencies. Please read this, don’t scan. Failing in removing dependencies prior to deactivating the Standard Pack will break your website.

How to remove dependencies

Removing dependencies means converting all the default theme panel templates to cloud library template which are fully editable using the tagDiv Composer. That can include:

  • PRO Demos
  • Single Post template
  • Category Template
  • Homepage Template

As in WordPress Standard functionality, Newspaper Theme alters:

  • single.php (the posts and articles), 
  • home.php (your homepage)
  • Archive pages (the archive pages)
  • author.php and date.php (the author profile pages)
  • category.php, (the categories pages)
  • tag.php, (the tag pages)
  • taxonomy.php (the taxonomy pages)
  • search.php (the search page)
  • header.php
  • footer.php
  • Sidebar.php

The new changes in tagDiv Composer

Here’s the complete list of templates influenced by the Standard Pack plugin:

In the theme panel:

  • 15 Headers
  • 8 Category templates
  • 10 Big Grids
  • 19 Modules for blocks
  • 14 Single post styles
  • 14 Footer templates

In the tagDiv Composer:

  • 25 Blocks
  • 12 Big Grids
  • 10 Big Grid Full
  • 1 Big Grid Slide

Extra

  • All the demos that are not marked as PRO Demos.

If your website uses any of the templates present there, you must replace it with its equivalent from the tagDiv Cloud Library. 

We’ve made it easy for you and recreated them. Every template from the theme panel already exists in the tagDiv Cloud Library. It should be easy to find the one that’s closer to your brand and import it on your website. Customize it using tagDiv Composer and assign it to replace the existing one. 

You must find and replace templates until you’ve completed the process. Then simply deactivate the Standard Pack, and you are ready for speed and performance.

If you deactivate the plugin, it’s like you hit a magic button, and you get absolute freedom and performance. Keep on reading as I’ll give you all the information on using Newspaper Theme and Standard Pack you need to make your website blazing-fast.

Take your website to the next level

In conclusion, if using the Newspaper theme with the Standard Pack plugin is like taking a shortcut straight to the treasure room, while with the Cloud Templates is the happy ending you’ve always dreamed of. We are delighted to make these choices available to you. Have you already made the switch? Share your experience with us in the comments below.

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Alina S.
Alina S.
I am a WordPress enthusiast, digital and content marketer, copywriter, and sometimes storyteller. Originally trained as a journalist, I have a curious mind. I enjoy testing new technologies, discovering new ways to make things easier, and, especially, telling everybody stories about my discoveries. At tagDiv, my work focuses on designing great experiences for our visitors and customers.

75 COMMENTS

  1. Hi!
    I’m use Newspaper v9.7.3
    I don’t like tagDiv Composer and all my posts and pages are built with WPBakery Page Builder only
    The thing is that I use the Newspaper for business, and not for games with every update. I would like to know what problems await me when I start the update, and what is the best way to proceed.

    • Hi!

      I feel sorry that you do not like our TD Composer page builder. Please note that’s our recommended tool for creating the post and pages using our theme. You can make the update to the latest version of the theme but if you are exclusively using the WPBackery you will not see big differences because our focus is exclusively based on our built-in plugins like TD Cloud Library and TD Composer. Further, we recommend using our page builder if you want to achieve better theme results.

      Thank you!

      • Hello, Earlier I was thinking Tag Div is crazy for own Composer and abandoning of WPBackery but I think Tag Div Composer + Gutenberg is very evolved and clever solution. For longterm is TD composer much better. I am preparing to rework my site completle to TD composer and Gutenberg. It is best and most modern solution.

  2. Thank You Sooooooo Much for this Biggest Update. I have been waiting for The Newspaper 10 and Right Now here it is. I just Love the theme. Hope so you will do more in the future. Again thanks to the TagDiv Developers!

  3. Hi,

    Are there any updates for Mobile Pages(not posts or articles)…Till newspaper 9, all the pages, other than the homepage, does not show any element of tag div composer. Is that changed with newspaper 10?

  4. This is a big update. Improved focus on speed is a blessing. I’ve made changes in the single.php to display last updated date instead of published date. This feature is one of the most requested. I would really appreciate if you could add it in the future updates

    • Thank you Sreejesh for your great feedback. This functionality already exists in the tagDiv Cloud Library, and applies on posts you build with Cloud Templates. If you need guidance in this regard, please drop us a line at contact@tagdiv.com and we’ll gladly help you. Thank you!

      • Hi Alina, the post updated date functionality actually means the google search shows the post updated date in search results. I have gone through several mag themes on Themeforest and they all have the feature to choose between post published date and post updated date.

        I had requested several times to authors to add this option but they said it cannot be added to theme. I know the post modified date can be shown via tagdiv but that is just for show off purpose. Meaning the tagdiv template only shows post updated ate to users but in reality the google picks the post published date. I have already informed this to Bogdan and he knows this issue.

        I think if so many users are requesting this feature, I don’t understand why can’t this be part of theme. I will switch back to Newspaper theme once I see this feature fully working..

  5. Hello there. Thanks for your updates and a wonderful theme which we are using for long long time now.
    Actually i am facing problem, after updating the theme and plugins now when i deactivate standard pack plugin i get errors on my home page and posts as well. Kindly tell me what should i do to fix them. I am using three news paper themes on my 3 websites . So please tell me how to fix it.
    Regards.

    • Hi Oliver,

      The new Standard Pack Plugin has two functions:
      – it brings all the functionality you love in the previous versions
      – allows you to separate things when you want to build everything customized and go for website’ performance.

      Keep to active the Standard Pack plugin and check after the functionality of your website. If you need more technical assistance, please open a new topic at our support forum from here -> https://forum.tagdiv.com/forum/newspaper/ and our team is ready to assist you.

      Thank you for your understanding!

    • Hi,

      Unfortunately, this is not a recommended way, sorry!
      The new Standard Pack Plugin has two functions:
      – it brings all the functionality you love in the previous versions
      – allows you to separate things when you want to build everything customized and go for website’ performance.
      If you want to remove your unused CSS you will need to disable the Standard Pack and all of your blocks you will need to recreate them using the TD Composer (with flex blocks) and Cloud Library using the new technology.
      Further, if you need more technical assistance, please open a new topic at our support forum from here -> https://forum.tagdiv.com/forum/newspaper/ and our team is ready to assist you.

      Thank you for your understanding!

    • Hi,

      The updating to the new version must be done following the same steps through FTP as before. Before each theme update, we recommend doing a full backup to your database. If you need more technical assistance, please open a new topic at our support forum from here -> https://forum.tagdiv.com/forum/newspaper/ and our team is ready to assist you.

      Thank you!

  6. I still do not understand how to make the transition from 9.8 to 10 for a completely styled page for which I do not want to import a pro theme. Do I need to replace all header, footer, page and blog post sites, all blocks etc with a new version, so basically making the whole site from start?

    • Hi,

      If you want to have good results and higher site speed, you will need to replace all the header, footer, page and blog post sites using the templates from the Cloud Template but it’s not mandatory to do it. If you want to keep the same functionality, you will need to enable the Standard Pack plugin.
      Please note that the main two functions of this plugin are:
      – it brings all the functionality you love in the previous versions
      – allows you to separate things when you want to build everything customized and go for website’ performance.

      Thank you for your understanding!

      • Ok thank you, I will go through it. I had the issue though that by editing the Cloud Templates my Nginx gets a timeout and WordPress shows a 504 error until I restart the server through Plesk. Can it be that there still are some bugs or is it my server setup for some reason?

        • Hi,

          Unfortunately, we do not have any bad reports in this case! Please send us an email at contact@tagdiv.com and provide more details about this problem. Also, please provide wp-admin, Cpanel access, and your Item Purchase code so we can take a closer look at your setup configuration page.

          Thank you!

  7. I am using newspaper theme on one of my blog RiansClub and its amazing. It loads fast and has tons on customization options.

    Though I did not try the NewsPaper X but in earlier version I had the complain of NOT HAVING a single option to change the theme font. Do you have a single option to change the font in Newspaper X instead of changing 100 settings.

    Thanks

  8. Awesome update, love the Newspaper theme! To work towards removing the plugin will I need to create a whole new page or post to replace existing ones or can I edit the existing one with the cloud library to replace the elements on them?

    Thankyou 🙂

    • Hi,

      Yes, you’re right! If you want to achieve good theme results you will need to replace all of the old elements with new elements from the Cloud Library.

      Thank you!

  9. You mentioned that ” When the website has no dependencies we have to disable the standard pack”

    How do we varify that all dependencies are removed? Could be a stupid question but I am new to newspaper theme.

    Thanks

    • Hi,

      Thank you for your question!

      The new Standard Pack Plugin has two functions:
      – it brings all the functionality you love in the previous versions
      – allows you to separate things when you want to build everything customized and go for website’ performance.

      The complete list of templates influenced by the Standard Pack plugin:

      In the theme panel:
      15 Headers
      8 Category templates
      10 Big Grids
      19 Modules for blocks
      14 Single post styles
      14 Footer templates

      In the tagDiv Composer:
      25 Blocks
      12 Big Grids
      10 Big Grid Full
      1 Big Grid Slide

      Please note that the new trend is to create your website using the elements from our Cloud Template Library.

      If you need more technical assistance, please open a new topic at our support forum from here -> https://forum.tagdiv.com/forum/newspaper/ and our team is ready to assist you.

      Thank you!

  10. Hello Newspaper theme Support team, we are glad you people have updated the theme, I am using Newspaper on my 3 Websites, plus my friend also has 3 websites, so in total we are using 6 Newspaper themes, we love this theme that much. But now the problem is that there are so many errors in new updates , things are ok when Standard Pack plugin is active but as we inactive it my sites break down. Why don’t you people make a video Tutorial on how to updated theme to 10 and to remove dependencies so that we can easily shift our theme to new changes, which will solve most of queries here.
    Hopefully you will honor our suggestions.
    Thanks.

    • Hi,

      Thank you for reaching us! Please note that our theme comes with the Standard Pack plugin which has two main functionalities like:
      – it brings all the functionality you love in the previous versions
      – allows you to separate things when you want to build everything customized and go for website’ performance

      Further, if you want to keep the default settings and functionalities at your website you will need to use enable the Standard Pack. Otherwise, in order to deactivate the Standard Pack which will result in greater page speed, you will have to switch to PRO demos/layout but that will require design adjustments/re-design.

      If you need more technical assistance, please open a new topic at our support forum from here -> https://forum.tagdiv.com/forum/newspaper/ and our team is ready to assist you.

      Thank you!

  11. Hello Alina,

    First it’s Footer.php make correction in post in place of hooter.php

    I was hoping there will be more new like.. we can configure our own fonts serving from our own server in place of fonts.googleapis.com.

    Like.. Reducing the Number of Dom Elements.

    Specially Default big Header for those who have more than 7 Categories in Main Menu.

    • Hello!
      Thank you for the feedback and for pointing out the typo, I’ve made the correction. 🙂
      You can configure your fonts to use ones loaded on your server instead of fonts.googleapis.com. This functionality is built into the Newspaper Theme for years. You can upload a custom font as .woff file and use it throughout your website. More info you can find in the Newspaper Theme documentation. If that’s not what you are referring to, please send us an email with your specific request.

      The theme doesn’t influence the “Number of Dom Elements” as this is referring to the number of shortcodes(elements), you actively use on a page. The only way you can reduce the dom elements is to decrease the amount of the elements on the page.

      I’m not sure I know what you are referring to with “Specially Default big Header for those who have more than 7 Categories in Main Menu”. Please give us more details on the email at contact@tagdiv.com, and our support team will be happy to assist you.
      Thank you!

    • Hi,

      As a web developer, I’ve learned that every time you make an update, no matter what theme you use, what plugin or no matter how small of the update is you MUST have a backup and a test site ( localhost, live host, doesn’t matter ).

      – The Standard pack: A pack that has the functionality of ” keeping alive ” the layout that has been until 9.8. Without Standard pack, you will have to move on the PRO layouts. The pro layouts DO offer greater speed. Also speaking of speed, page speed is influenced by multiple factors like ( plugins, content, themes, etc. ) so sometimes you should not have great expectation of page speed if your website is for example full of videos who request URLs from external links. So if you want to have a website like before and do no changes to the design you will have to use Standard pack.

      Thank you for your understanding!

  12. Buenas tardes,

    Tengo un problema con el uso de TD Composer, al momento de dar click no me abre nada y ya actualice todos los parámetros pero no puedo modificar nada, manda en blanco es lo único que falla, no se si podrían ayudarme a solucionar.

  13. hi, in this way a thank you. Good new update. Very good performance. All the best for you.

    “Oh yes, the symbols are not displayed again. Was ever after an update. Thanks for a fix. ”

    Cheers and have a nice day

  14. After the new update, is there a guide or tutorial to enable the post updated date on posts ?. I am currently not using TagDiv composer and just using the visual composer. Can you make a separate post in your blog and publish it ?. The steps mentioned in support forums is bit confusing to understand and implement.

    • Hi,

      Unfortunately, that option is only available if you are using the Cloud Template Library. Please note that our blog account is not assigned to our support forum and also, if you need more technical assistance, please open a new topic at our support forum from here -> https://forum.tagdiv.com/forum/newspaper/ and our team is ready to assist you.

      Thank you!

  15. Hello,
    Before this new update I have file loop-single for every template for exemple loop-single-13.php so I can add ads code inside, I can’t now find it.

    Best regards.

  16. Thanks for your update. In this article. When I look in the cloud libary there’s no default newspaper PRO theme. I can only find 11 PRO themes, but not the one I recently use.

    • Hi,

      The Standard pack: A pack that has the functionality of ” keeping alive ” the layout that has been until 9.8. Without a standard pack, you will have to move on to the PRO layouts. The pro layouts DO offer greater speed. Also speaking of speed, page speed is influenced by multiple factors like ( plugins, content, themes, etc. ) so sometimes you should not have great expectation of page speed if your website is for example full of videos who request URLs from external links… In conclusion, if you want to have all of the demos available on your panel, please enable the STANDARD PACK plugin.

      Thank you for your understanding!

  17. To try updating on a test site (localhost, live host) on a local server, do I need to buy a new theme activation code? Without an activation code on a local test site, I cannot use Cloud Library. The activation code that I bought earlier is already activated on the working site.

    • Hi,

      Yes, the license key is mandatory to have if you want to use the Newspaper/Newsmag theme on your website (no matter where you want to use it (on localhost or live). You will need to purchase our theme if you want to have a valid license key to this product. Also, if you will be unhappy with our product, please note that you can request a full refund and we will get your money back as soon as possible.

      Thank you!

      • Hi,
        Your words: “… As a web developer, I’ve learned that every time you make an update, no matter what theme you use, what plugin or no matter how small of the update is you MUST have a backup and a test site ( localhost, live host, doesn’t matter).”

        So I have to have 2 licenses – for the working site and for the test site?

        Suppose I buy a second license for a test site. In this case, how to bind the second license on the localhost test site, if on my local server (on the home computer) the internal static IP address: 127.0.0.1?

        • Hi,

          Please note that you can use the same license for your localhost or a subdomain. Normally, the Envato policy allows using a theme only on one install. You can, however, use the theme on a sub-domain if you plan on creating a testing site, but if we are talking about totally different sites with different content, then only one theme per install is legally allowed.

          Thank you!

  18. There is no 324x160px image size in the drop-down list (I created this size for all the pictures on the whole site).
    Cloud Templates –> Edit template –> Layout –> Article Image –> Image size

  19. I made a start converting everything over to use the cloud library but seems like it’s going to be a lot of work. So might just stick with how things are.

    What would be handy is to have an converter of some sort.

    I spent and hour trying to recreate my header when it took less then a few mins to set up initially. So not a good experience so far

    • I completely agree. Spent 2 days and it was not possible to accurately transfer the site to the Cloud Library, a lot of work, the old templates do not exactly match the new ones from the cloud (except for the names). The design of the whole site needs to be created in a new way. And for opening a topic on the forum you have to pay for a year of support. And there they still will not do all this work for you. Or you will have to use the Standard Pack.

      • Hi,

        Please note that it’s not required to use the Cloud Template Library and also, you can further use the Standard Pack to keep the previous layout of your website. If you want to improve your website, we offer you a way to do this using our Cloud Template Library. Also, you can try reading our tutorials about this and teach from them how you can use it because we have complex documentation in that case.

        Thank you!

  20. I use Newspaper 10 now and I am afraid to upgrade to 10.1 since I have same issue when updating from previous version, the site’s messy and I need to adjust widget, menu and somethings else and child theme which is “newspaper 7 child theme” cannot be use anymore. I am a bit confused about “standard pack” plugin, should I activate or deactivated it … When I check google page speed and gt matrix nothing’s change … the load speed of the website is very slow …

    • Hi,

      Thank you for your interest in our theme! You don’t have to be afraid to update your theme because some mirror bugs were fixed and everything seems to works as expected. The Standard pack comes with a pack that has the functionality of ” keeping alive ” the layout that has been until 9.8. Without a standard pack, you will have to move on to the PRO layouts. The pro layouts DO offer greater speed. Also speaking of speed, page speed is influenced by multiple factors like ( plugins, content, themes, etc. ) so sometimes you should not have great expectation of page speed if your website is for example full of videos who request URLs from external links… If you need more technical assistance, please open a new topic at our support forum from here -> https://forum.tagdiv.com/forum/newspaper/ and our team is ready to assist you.

      Thank you!

  21. How to override modules and theme files from standard pack?
    placing them in the child theme is no longer working

    pls dont send me to the forum, just tell me where to place the files

  22. Newspaper 10 is just awesome. I installed it and surprised by the speed improvement. There is a speed improvement of about 40-50% which is really great. The score is GTMetrix is almost the magical 100 with a loading time of about 1.5-2.5 second – Typical( Earlier it was about 3-5 sec sec).

    Thanks for this awesome update team. You really deserve the appriciation. If anyone really wana see how fast newspaper can be may intend to visit RiansClub

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