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.
Let’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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
- 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.