Earlier this week, premium template company Theme Junkie released an upgraded version of its popular Newswire theme. The platform, which is specifically designed for news and magazine websites that use WordPress, now includes a fully responsive design along with a new theme options panel, more shortcodes, widgets, and three default color schemes.
The popularity of news and magazine WordPress themes has exploded in the last few years as a growing number of webmasters look for ways to bring updated coverage on a number of topics to their readers. As with most themes of its kind, Newswire is capable of publishing a large amount of content on the homepage while allowing for categorized posts on topics such as news, sports, politics, etc.
Newswire 2.0 Features
Perhaps the most notable addition to the Newswire theme is its fully responsive layout. No longer will users of this theme need to download and install a separate plugin in order to cater to mobile device users who are browsing via an iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry or Android. The theme will also work will for tablet computers such as the iPad and Samsung Galaxy.
The latest upgrade also comes with three default color schemes (Blue, Green and Red) that can be configured easily from the all-new options panel without ever having to touch a single line of code. If you have already secured sponsorships for your news site, you’ll be glad to learn that you can now include an unlimited amount of advertisement banners via the sidebar widgets that will give priority to paying customers and grant impressions to sponsors.
The homepage itself still looks relatively unchanged. There is a traditional top navigation bar along with logo slot at the very top, followed by a featured content slider that can be used to bring out the most in your news stories while attracting the attention of your readers in a positive way.
Theme Junkie published a blog post recently that went into detail about the new changes for Newswire. “We’ve very glad to announce that a brand new version of our popular theme Newswire (v2.0) has been released,” the staff said. “During the last two months we’ve put a lot of time and work on upgrading this theme, brought to you tons of new features. The most exciting feature is that Newswire v2.0 works great on any resolution on desktop and mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.”
The code has also been completely rewritten in order to standardize it with the latest needs of WordPress users. Themes by Theme Junkie are independently tested to ensure they are compatible with the most popular browsers and secure from hackers.
More than 10 people have responded to the blog post since it was published, with the vast majority of comments being positive.
Theme Junkie Subscription Plans
If you haven’t yet signed up for a membership at Theme Junkie, the firm offers several options to its premium theme customers. The first is a non-developers license that can be bought for $49. The purchasing price includes a “buy one – get two free” offer that includes unlimited domain usage along with full support and free bug fixes.
The other two options fall under the Club Membership category and require a subscription fee of either six months or one year; both with access to all 30 themes currently in the Theme Junkie catalog.
To find out more about the upgraded Newswire theme, take a look at its Live Demo Page or visit the Official Product Page for details on what has been approved. When you purchase the Newswire theme, you will gain access to an easy to understand Control Panel framework that lets even the most inexperienced webmasters manage a WordPress website.