Last year was an exciting one. Over 76,000 dedicated journalists, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and developers have inspired us every day to be more creative. Together, we’ve made the Newspaper Theme the #1 Selling News Theme of all times and we thank you for this!
Are you planning for an outstanding 2019? We hope you are because we’re starting this year with an incredible update. The Newspaper 9.5 introduces the magic Header Builder, giving you new superpowers to design and create amazing experiences for your visitors. Beautiful Demos, stunning elements, intuitive options and innovative functionality that helps you build everything easier and faster on the front end. Newspaper 9.5 is a free update for all our customers. If you own a theme License, or you’re about to acquire one, all the features below and more are waiting for you.
So, what’s new?
3 New Professionally Designed Demos
Fast start your website with unique Demos! Explore the new Nomad, Racing and Home Decor Demos. Crafted with love by our designers, both are ready to help you create an engaging website in no time. Each demo is built with tagDiv Composer page builder using templates from the tagDiv Cloud Library. You can import the demo you love and easily customize everything: from colors, elements, layouts to page structures and everything in between.
Introducing the Header Builder
The header has always been one of the most important parts of your website for obvious reasons. From here you start to create your brand, and this is also the first thing that should make a strong impression on your visitors. Newspaper Theme 9.5 is an essential update because it brings you a new functionality that helps you create amazing websites for your audience without touching a single line of code.
For the first time, it’s surprisingly easy to create awesome logos, add elements, and customize everything on your header, right on the frontend. With Newspaper Theme, you can now design unique experiences for your visitors on every page.
Ten beautiful elements like logo, menu, login, live search, categories list, date, and weather are ready for you to use. Combine them precisely the way you like into your perfect header. Take the tour of the powerful Header Manager and explore this feature.
30+ New Designs you’ll fall in love with
You can stop thinking of logos, identifiers, and ads. Start quickly with a header layout designed for your needs. Enjoy the pleasure of using beautiful headers specially built for branding.
To make everything even more accessible, our team of designers created dozens of predefined header templates you can import with a single click and each one is automatically assigned on the page you’re editing. Over 30+ handcrafted header templates are waiting for you in the tagDiv Cloud Library. Whatever you plan for your header, with Newspaper everything is perfectly balanced!
Customize, customize, customize
Design a minimalistic header to impress the audience, all without any coding skills. Yes! This is the power of Newspaper Theme. Each element of your header is now fully customizable, and you choose what items you want on your header. Even more, for each component of the header, you can alter its appearance with ease, right on the front end with tagDiv Composer page builder. It’s Magic!
Integrated Logo Design
How should your website’s logo look like? Is it an image or text? Centered, oversized, or it might be aligned to the right? Great! Newspaper Theme gives you all the tools to design and seamlessly integrate your logo into the header.
All the power of the tagDiv Composer front end page builder is now working for your headers, too, and helps you design logos like a professional designer. From pixel perfect alignment and taglines, endless colors and gradients, to custom typography, you have infinite possibilities to create a logo that fits your website like a glove. Read more about this feature in a dedicated article on our blog.
New Header Main Menu
With unique headers for your every page, you can redesign the main menu from the ground up. The Newspaper Theme brings you the power of the tagDiv Composer through an intuitive interface to enhance the navigation on your website.
For the first time, you can create different menus to serve various pages. Choose which items you want for your main menu and add them. Now, Newspaper Theme helps you create navigation with categories, pages, links, posts, and subcategories. You have all the tools you need to guide your visitors smoothly through your website’s architecture.
Also, we’ve added options to customize the style of your navigation bar without hassle. The versatility you love in the Flex Block is available for your menus, too. Explore this feature here.
Slick Designs for mobiles
Stop cramming the header’s desktop version into mobile screens! The Newspaper Theme brings you options to create different versions of each header for specific devices. Drag and drop the desired elements right on the frontend and test your header in real conditions with a few clicks.
The new header builder comes with two sections dedicated for mobiles. Choose or create the layout you want for desktop, then try it on mobile with a single click. Customize the main menu for small screen devices by adding or removing elements from your navigation bar. You can also style all the components, and choose smooth transitions on the scroll.
Start now and make a fantastic Mobile Header!
Live Search on the header
Build complete experiences without any web design skills! The Newspaper Theme comes with a Live Search function that will make your visitors thank you. It helps your visitors quickly access the desired content by giving results based on the input keyword and each letter typed into the form.
Drag and drop it to your header and customize it. You’ve got virtually unlimited options available to you. Test out the Live Search designs to find the one that works best with the rest of your website’s style.
In Newspaper theme 9.5 we’re introducing a long-expected feature. The Infinite Loading function on posts is finally here. This is great news for all the publishers out there because now you can give your visitors an excellent reason to stay longer on your website.
Ready to be used globally on the site, you can choose which content to be loaded next. Use older or newer posts, or even posts from the same category and provide great user experiences on your site.
WordPress 5.0+ and Gutenberg Compatibility
Another fantastic news about the functionalities of Newspaper Theme 9.5 is related to the Gutenberg compatibility. As you all know, it was compatible with WordPress 5.0 right from the start. In this update, we’ve improved the integration between our template and WordPress 5.0.3 to give you a delightful journey.
In Newspaper Theme, the Gutenberg editor is now matching the frontend output, indeed becoming ‘what you see is what you get.’ This also includes the used fonts and dynamic styles coming from theme settings. Moreover, it brings you support for the .alignwide and .alignfull classes for wide-images to help you create your beautiful content easier.
Update your theme to get access to the new features and options. You’ll find all the instructions on how to update here. We hope you’ll enjoy using the Newspaper Theme on your website!