NewsPlus – Magazine/Editorial WordPress Theme Free Download Themeforest

NewsPlus is a news magazine WordPress theme for online publishing of articles, news and blog. The theme comes with free updates and 6 months free support.

NewsPlus is an excellent choice for e magazine, online newspaper, editorial site or review site. This news paper template comes with built in style support for plugins like Buddy Press, bbPress forum, WooCommerce, Table Press, WPML and many more. The theme encompasses clean and modern design, backed with best SEO practices and well optimized code. The theme supports advertisement spots in best locations of page and posts which helps you make good revenue from Google AdSense and similar services. Check live demo without frame.

With fast loading time, ease of use, powerful theme features and great support; the theme envisioned to provide you a long term stable website for your existing or upcoming digital publishing project.

If you are an existing enterprise, an entrepreneur, or have just launched a new startup, NewsPlus is the right choice for setting up your online presence. Check below all features of NewsPlus theme to know how it may suit your needs.

newsplus theme features

Full feature list


  • Fully responsive, optimized for retina display
  • Boxed / Stretched layout
  • Dynamic layout width (choose between 800px to 1600px)
  • WordPress customizer integration for theme colors and accents
  • Global sidebar placement as left or right


  • Drag and drop page builder by siteorigin page builder plugin
  • 10+ prebuilt Home page layouts for page builder
  • Short codes in visual editor (with individual option panels)
  • Custom page options panel per page
  • Sidebar placement as left, right or none per page (using page templates)
  • Exclusive widget areas for header and sideber per page


  • 3 header layout styles (default, three col or full width)
  • Sticky navbar for main menu and top menu (Sticky option can be disabled from theme options)
  • Custom site title and logo image (show logo as text or image)
  • Collapsible responsive menu
  • Simple and easy-to-use megamenu using class names (Supports up to 6 columns)
  • jQuery powered multi-level wordpress menu
  • jQuery News Ticker (Can be added via theme options or shortcode)


  • 4 global archive styles (gird, list, classic and full post)
  • 3 grid style archive templates
  • 4 page templates for blog
  • Image resize on-the-fly using Aqua Resizer via theme options

Post Modules

  • Powerful and easy to use post shortcodes
  • Insert posts in 10+ different styles. (Featured grid, 1 columnar, 2 columnar, 3 columnar, 4 columnar, vertical big list, small list, etc.)
  • Show posts as jQuery slideshow or carousel
  • Query posts from category, tags, selective page or post IDs, custom post types, custom taxonomy, etc.
  • Enable/disable post meta or post excerpt per shortcode
  • Control excerpt length by characters or words
  • Order posts by date, random, title, author, most commented, etc.
  • Use any where within pages or text widgets
  • Supports showing posts from multi site blog
  • Image resize per shrotcode instance

RTL and Multi lingual

  • Translation ready with .pot file and sample .po and .mo files included
  • Supports languages with rtl orientation
  • Fully compatible with WPML, WCML and qTranslate-x

Single Posts

  • Sidebar enabled or full width posts
  • Automated featured images per post (can be disabled from theme options)
  • Video and gallery post formats
  • Social sharing counters per post (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, vKontakte, yandex, reddit)
  • Inline advertisement areas per post (before and after main content)
  • Related posts based on category or tags (can be disabled per post)
  • Author bio with avatar and description
  • Multi level nested comments with gravatar support

Widget Areas

  • 1 top widget area
  • 2 fixed/floating widget areas in left and right side
  • 1 header widget area (for logo + banner style layout)
  • 3 header widget areas (for three columnar header layout)
  • 2 global widget areas before and after main content
  • 1 sidebar widget area
  • 4 secondary widget areas before footer
  • 6 custom widgets (flickr, social icons, recent posts, popular posts, custom categories and mini folio)

SEO support

  • Optimized for SEO and microdata
  • Semantic and heirarchical markup
  • Dynamic heading tags for site title/logo
  • Internal links on single posts via related posts
  • Supports Yoast SEO plugin

Miscellaneous features

  • ajax/php contact page template with form validation
  • Built in style support for contact form 7 plugin
  • Flexslider and carousel for posts and HTML content
  • prettyPhoto lightbox
  • Fontawesome 4.6+ icon library included
  • Easy addition of Google fonts via theme options
  • Social icons widget with built in brand color styles for 25+ icons
  • WordPress Custom background supported
  • WordPress site icon (favicon) supported
  • Valid HTML5 markup on theme generated data
  • Supported on all modern browsers, IE 9 and above
  • Pre configured Child theme included in main download
  • Step by step documentation guide and help manual for theme installation and setup
  • Filter and action hooks applied wherever possible and required
  • Sample site data included in XML format
  • Performs well in pagespeed tests. Performance can be further improved by serving resized images
  • Theme developed on WordPress 4.5+, php 5.5.12 to 7.0 and MySQL 5.6.17

Compatible with your favorite plugins

What customers said

Saurabh has killed it with this theme. A lot of designers promise you a theme which is flexible but I’ve NEVER found a theme as flexible as this one. And I’m not even speaking about the service Saurabh offers. Top notch!

Saurabh is a star. This high-quality theme is easy to use and customize. His customer service is quick and consistently awesome. The theme is fast, responsive, and gorgeous.

Très bon thème pour un magazine en ligne. Facile à customiser, facile à utiliser. Très clair et lisible.

This is my favorite theme—ever. The support is fantastic, the documentation is helpful and the theme is very flexible. Highly recommended!

I’ve bought lots of WP themes and this is by far the best in terms of support and documentation. The documentation in the themes admin panel is really helpful and I’ve received superb support for my questions so far. I’ll be sticking with Saurabh Sharma from now on.
trocity (Gavin)

Saurabh’s themes are great, but his customer service is absolutely outstanding. He has been able to solve with a few lines of code any problem we had. With his help we were able to modify the original design to adapt and fulfill our needs. As an SEO agency, we have bought dozens of themes on ThemeForest, but Saurabh’s service is second to none.
Romuald Fons

I have bought more than 70 themes and plugins on Envatos pages and have been disappointed with the support and constraints in several themes. NewsPlus does not belong to that category. I Would really recommend NewsPlus and Saurabh Sharma’s work and absolutely superb support.

SaurabhSharma is a fantastic Author. Provides practically instant support ( within 24 hrs ) and seems to always have the answer to your questions. This is one of the best themes in our marketplace if you looking for something that can handle eCommerce, buddy press social networking, magazine style articles and more.

Update log

= Sep 27, 2016 / version 2.4.6 =
* Fixed: Custom excerpt (via Excerpt panel) now shows properly in post shortcodes and archives
* Added: Option in post and slider shortcodes for including or excluding posts.
    [insert_posts post__not_in="12,34,55"] // Exclude posts by ID
    [insert_posts post__in="35,56"] // Include posts by ID

* Refactor: Post shortcodes can now use original resolution featured image if image width and height are not specified in shortcode.
    [insert_posts imgwidth="400" imgheight="300" imgcrop="true"] // Crops image to 400x300
    [insert_posts ... no image parameters ... ] // Shows original image
= Jun 20, 2016 / version 2.4.5 =
* Added styles for WooCommerce my account tabs and average rating widget
= Jun 18, 2016 / version 2.4.4 =
* Added compatibility for WooCommerce 2.6+
* Updated fontawesome icon library to 4.6.3
= May 04, 2016 / version 2.4.3 =
* Global font rolled back to Open Sans. (Rough rendering of Roboto font in FF and Safari)
* Global Layout width set to 1160px. (Custom width can be set in theme options if required)
* Improved form field styles with better visibility (Plain material design fields were not visible enough)
* Assigned light background to secondary widget area
* Fixed alignment of social share buttons in single post
= Apr 15, 2016 / version 2.4.2 =
* Fixed get_currentuserinfo() deprecated function for WordPress 4.5
= Apr 10, 2016 / version 2.4.1 =
* Added theme option for changing News Ticker label
* Added layout screenshots for Page Builder layouts panel
* Added complete shortcode reference in documentation
* Updated all pre built layouts with optimized image settings (added image width/height in shortcodes) for faster performance
= Apr 08, 2016 / version 2.4.0 =
* Added 3 new Home page layouts (See Home 09, 10 and 11)
* Added new grid style posts shortcode (See new layouts for reference)
* Added jQuery news ticker (See Theme Options > Header)
* Added theme option for center aligning main menu (Theme Options > Header )
* Global font changed to Roboto
* Minor accessibility improvements in typography

Full changelog can be found inside main download’s changelog folder.


jQuery Library
jQuery Flex Slider
jQuery Validate
jQuery HoverIntent
Font Awesome
jQuery Marquee

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