Whenever a WordPress user mentions the word “theme”, they usually mean the collection of all the elements that make up the look and feel of the website’s design. For instance, a WordPress powered news website with the Newspaper Theme installed will have elements such as headings, thumbnails, and images.
When it comes to news and press websites, it is essential that you pick a theme that offers all the visual and structural elements that your website need to become a success. In addition, the theme should be unique enough to distinguish your website from the thousands (if not more) of news based websites from all over the world.
To illustrate my point in this article, I have selected Newspaper WordPress Theme so that I can show you the benefits of using a powerful theme to help you publish quality content in a visually appealing way.
How Do You Start Your WordPress Website?
Let’s assume you don’t have any coding skills, and that this is your first attempt at creating a website.
So, what do you need to run a website?
You’ll have to think about your business objective and then find a domain and host. If you go for a managed WordPress hosting provider, you don’t have to worry about installing WordPress, as it is covered by the hosting provider such as Cloudways.
So whether you are an experienced WordPress user or a complete newbie, I will now show you how easy it is to launch your website and choosing the right newspaper theme.
All You Need to Know About tagDiv & Newspaper Theme
Released in September 2013 by tagDiv, the Newspaper WordPress theme is one of the best selling themes for blogs, news, and magazine websites. The theme is exclusively sold on Envato ThemeForest Market.
With over 76,000 sales, Newspaper has an average of 4.85 out of 5 ratings. This is an excellent display of the users’ trust in the performance of the theme. The major trust indicators of the theme include regular updates, GDPR compliance, AMP readiness, and a responsive template.
The theme is ideal for all blogs that focus on popular niches such as lifestyle, cryptocurrency, fashion, food, sports, travel and luxury goods. All the niche blogs are supported by a clean frontend. On the other hand, if you have a small personal project, the theme offers all the tools to help you out.
Here are some of the strongest features of the Newspaper Theme:
- Responsive and Retina ready layouts
- Optimized for mobile devices
- 50+ one-click demos with various subjects
- All drag-and-drop, with live customization for pages and posts
- Powered by tagDiv Composer – page builder for the frontend
- Infinite loading for single posts
- tagDiv Cloud Library plugin – 620+ pre-designed templates for posts and pages which are customizable on the frontend
- Header Builder for the frontend – customize a different header for every page
- Easy to monetize – supports responsive Google Ads, AdSense, and banner ads
- Integrated with Instagram, bbPress Forum, BuddyPress, and WooCommerce
- Uses the best clean SEO practices
- Compatible with the popular WPML plugin
- Premium widgets such as Weather, Social Counter, Exchange or Newsletter
- Built-in Translation panel with 90+ language translations
- WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg Optimized
The above is just the highlights of the capabilities of the theme. To truly appreciate the theme, I strongly encourage you to try the Newspaper theme and see the options in action.
The theme is fully customizable, thanks to the custom page builder tagDiv Composer. This page builder comes with full-width, flexible blocks, posts & page-related elements, as well as multi-purpose shortcodes. Every user can build their dream project by mixing and matching the various theme elements.
To demonstrate this, I will show you how to install a Newspaper demo from the list, and how to import a ready-made template design from the tagDiv Cloud Library. To begin, follow these three steps:
- Purchase the Theme from ThemeForest
- Upload Newspaper to your WordPress website
- Activate the theme and plugins
Get The Demo
For the purpose of demonstrating the theme’s capabilities, I will now show you a demo layout that would display the content-friendliness of the theme.
This Newspaper demo design is a full website layout that you can apply in a single click. When selecting a demo, you can choose to include the dummy content, or just import the settings only.
You don’t have to worry about the design as the theme designers have already configured beautiful layouts for you. So, all you need to do is to decide which design suits your site the best. The decision is yours, as there are over 60+ demo variants to choose from. After installing a demo on your website, you can customize everything.
The Pre-designed Templates from the tagDiv Cloud Library
The tagDiv Cloud Library is an online gallery of layouts, blocks, sections, and templates that are ready to be imported straight to your website. This revolutionizes the idea of mix-and-match design elements for the frontend.
To get a premade template, all you have to do is to go to Cloud Templates in the WordPress Dashboard and tap the Add New button. The beautiful tagDiv Cloud Library opens, and you can browse through 600+ unique designs for pages, posts, and sections.
You can boost user engagement with Newspaper theme by focusing on what’s important to your audience: the quality of the content. For posts, you can easily create multiple designs – import single post templates from the tagDiv Cloud Library and adds your stories. A great way to show more posts on a page is to enable the “infinite loading” for posts.
As for pages, there are ready-made designs for homepages, search, tag, attachment, author or category templates which you can easily import and assign. Above all, there are easy to customize blocks and sections you can add on your pages to further customize the design of the pages.
What about the headers and footers? Well, tagDiv Cloud Library offers 30 Footers and 40 Headers designs, to help highlight important information about your brand identity, contact details, menu, and much more.
Every page published on your website can have a distinct header, as the Newspaper theme comes with an intuitive Header Builder. You can opt for a common global header across the website or display custom header on individual pages.
Same goes for the posts. Each of your posts can have a different style and you can create smart lists to show your favorites, or make distinct designs for articles in different categories. You can even customize all aspects of the posts without worrying about theme level issues.
The Newspaper theme is ideal for setting up almost every type of WordPress powered websites. With the ability to customize almost every aspect of the posts and pages, you can set up your dream project without worrying about codebase or plugin level conflicts. In almost all cases, you can use the theme to ensure that you do not have to worry about hiring designers and developers for customizing the theme.
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Mustaasam is the WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways - A Managed WordPress Hosting Platform, where he actively works and loves sharing his knowledge with the WordPress Community. When he is not working, you can find him playing squash with his friends, or defending in Football, and listening to music. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org