Per our tweet and tease on the support forums yesterday, the NewsPro theme has been updated with some exciting new features. However, the most noticeable updates are under the hood, and can be seen in the back-end control panel. So here’s a quick round-up of the latest updates to one of the best newspaper themes in the market. (p.s. we love newspaper themes!)
Theme Control Panel
What about it? Well since our users loved the new options panel introduced into the ShowFolio theme, we decided to do the same with NewsPro. So check out the new options panel which is far more organized and contains several enhancements not available in previous versions of this theme.
You asked for a custom inner-page slider. Well, we delivered. See this post on the demo for a wonderful example. With the latest update, you can even assign a tag to determine which posts display that neat slider.
Want more flexibility from your theme? We integrated several widgets that can be used across the 26 widget areas / sidebars readily available in NewsPro theme. Put the following widgets anywhere you want on your site:
- About Us
- Latest Twitter Tweets
- Most Recent Posts
- Most Recent Comments
- Social Icons
- Subscribe by Email (FeedBurner)
Check out the footer on the demo for some examples of these widgets.
Image / Thumbnail Management
To make your life easier, we’ve integrated powerful waterfall logic into the theme to handle all your image and thumbnails. You can set a featured image using WordPress’ built-in functionality, a custom field, or include it into the body of the post. And better yet, our sliders can display images based on a selected category or a tag which you can assign from the options panel. Plenty of thought and man-hours have gone into this major update, so get your copy of the best newspaper theme on the net.
Same Look, Improved Navigation Menu
Category Page Headline Post
To add a creative twist to the standard category pages, a number of users requested a revamped category page that had a headline post. Browse the NewsPro demo, and check out this feature on the category pages. This is just one step towards custom category pages which we are working on for future enhancements.
Dozens of Theme Updates
To make NewsPro even more powerful and flexible for your online newspaper magazine or blog site, we have enhanced several additional features. Grab a copy of this excellent newspaper theme today and see for yourself what the buzz is about.
Feedback and Suggestions
Tell us what you think, or show your love for this theme, by purchasing it or providing more feedback. As you can see, we take users’ suggestions very seriously and constantly incorporate them into releases. Let us know what you think of the updates either here in the comments or on the support forums.