NewsCore – A Blog, Magazine and News Theme for WP

NewsCore - A Blog, Magazine and News Theme for WP

NewsCore - A Blog, Magazine and News Theme for WPNewsCore - A Blog, Magazine and News Theme for WP NewsCore - A Blog, Magazine and News Theme for WP

NewsCore is powerful multipurpose WordPress theme for content heavy websites such newspaper, news, magazine, publishing, community and review sites. NewsCore includes exclusive features such a beautiful blog/article layout with well placed ad spaces that will make your visitors want more. It includes a video manager, that pulls content from various sources such as Youtube and Vimeo, a review system, a layout builder for creating unique homepage layouts and various layouts for post categories.

NewsCore supports plugins such as WooCommerce, bbPress, BuddyPress and many more. Both experienced developers and users with no programming background can customize and fire up this theme with minimal effort. We’ve included an easy way to import content and replicate the demo site in seconds and to top it all off a beautiful design and code base.

NewsCore - A Blog, Magazine and News Theme for WP

Post Features

  • Sidebar location – right or left
  • Article source or author credits
  • Image gallery with 4 layouts – lightbox, slider, stacked and popup gallery
  • Fully functional review system with 4 styles
    • Two different styles: stars and percentage
    • Option to include a score subtitle to appear in the review
    • Option to include unlimited pros and cons with custom titles
    • Option to turn on/off user ratings (user reviews)
    • Multiple shortcodes available for articles: buttons, highlight text, columns, image gallery, video gallery, responsive video, dividers and many more.
  • Related posts
  • Recommended above each post
  • Comments
  • Post navigation for next and previous post
  • Social sharing links

Page Templates Included

  • Home
  • Blog Archive
  • Video Home
  • Video List
  • Custom Layout – for use with the layout builder
  • BuddyPress – Activities Directory
  • bbPress – Create Topic
  • bbPress – Forums (Index)
  • bbPress – Statistics
  • bbPress – Topic Tags
  • bbPress – Topics (Newest)
  • bbPress – Topics (Popular)
  • bbPress – User
  • bbPress – User Lost Password
  • bbPress – User Register

Layout Builder

NewsCore includes a builtin drag and drop layout builder for creating reusable custom page templates. The layout builder is very easy to use and includes several elements such as

  • Blog elements
  • Content slider
  • Content carousel
  • WooCommerce products
  • Contact 7 form element
  • Latest Posts element
  • Custom content element
  • Popular/ Featured Videos element
  • Tweets element
  • Reviews element
  • Post categories
  • Widget element – this allows you to use normal WordPress widgets in the layout

These elements can be mixed and matched on a page to create truly unique layouts.

Widgets Included:

  • Latest posts
  • Latest reviews
  • Facebook widget
  • Ads and banners
  • Custom banner widget
  • Latest videos
  • Popular videos
  • Authors and members widget
  • Login widget
  • Buzz Widget – displays author picks and popular posts
  • Category list
  • Menu widget
  • Most commented posts
  • Newsletter form widget
  • Social fans widget with counters
  • Posts tabbed widget – displays, popular, latest and commented posts
  • Tweets widget


Top demonstrate the power on your finger tips when using this theme, I have create 3 demos, each with its own unique look and feel. Each has different layouts built using the layout builder shown above. See them for yourself:

As you can see, some truly unique layouts are possible.

Video Plugin Integration

NewsCore includes a powerful video management plugin that has been specifically built for use with this theme. The plugin include:

WooCommerce Integration

NewsCore is 100% compatible with WooCommerce and allows it to integrate seamlessly with the theme. View the shop page.
Some highlights:

  • Add to cart with ajax
  • Cart items menu
  • Wishlist support powered by Yith Wishlist plugin
  • Quickview popup for products
  • Product carousel for navigating through latest, recommended and related products
  • Full integration of WooCommerce to match the look and feel of the theme
  • WooCommerce options tab added to theme options to setup widgets
  • Unique sidebar for WooCommerce powered by WooSidebars

BuddyPress Integration

NewsCore is also compatible with BuddyPress, it expands and restyles BuddyPress to provide a deep fully-integrated experience.

Some highlights:

  • Full re-design and integration of BuddyPress to match the look and feel of the theme
  • Login With ajax modals/widgets integrate seamlessly with BuddyPress
  • Unique sidebar for BuddyPress powered by WooSidebars

bbPress Integration

NewsCore is also compatible with bbPress and allows you to create beautiful looking web forums and communities. Some highlights:

  • Full re-design and integration of bbPress to match the look and feel of the theme
  • Login With ajax modals/widgets integrate seamlessly with bbPress
  • Unique sidebar for bbPress powered by WooSidebars

Full Features List

  • WooCommerce
  • Megamenu
  • One Click demo install – imports widgets, theme options and demo data
  • Easy to use theme options
  • bbPress
  • BuddyPress
  • Layout Builder – Unique drag and drop page builder
  • Ajax Shopping Cart
  • Content Slider
  • Category Options
  • Sticky Header that can be turned off
  • Responsive
  • Custom Widgets
  • Custom Sidebars
  • Translatable
  • Premium Plugins included
  • Clean, ultra modern and dynamic design for a professional and engaging visitor experience
  • Unique mega menu system
  • Login With Ajax Integrated
  • Integrated “to top” button
  • Option to turn off About The Author box in admin theme options
  • Option to turn off or reposition “Next/Previous” box in admin theme options
  • Custom Sidebars
  • Schema Rich Snippet Microdata
  • Fully Responsive design
  • Simple and powerful Theme Options framework built-in
  • Very sleek Lightboxes integrated. Lightbox 1, Lightbox 2
  • Custom Logo Upload
  • Custom Favicon Upload
  • Custom footer copyright
  • Custom CSS section
  • In-built pagination
  • Indented threaded comments
  • Dynamic breaking news in secondary menu bar which pauses on mouse hover
  • SEO Ready – Everything is set as it should be.
  • Translation Ready with .mo/.po files included
  • Designed with valid HTML5 + CCS3 code
  • Extensively tested with all major browsers and versions
  • Multiple shortcodes included integrated straight into the TinyMCE (no more having to remember complicated code)
  • Option of adding a Banner, 728×90 Banner to the header
  • Exclusive support system via email
  • Built in social sharing
  • Built-in Shortcodes with Shortcode Generator
  • Contact Form Manager included (Contact Form 7)


2015-06-16 | NewsCore 1.8.2

BUG FIX | Improved Mobile Detection BUG FIX | Images not showing up if https is enabled BUG FIX | Fixed background repeat on mobile  UPDATE | Fixed sass sourcemaps UPDATE | Updated npm module version requirements UPDATE | Load unminified css if debug mode is true UPDATE | Radium Galleries Lite to fix XSS issue in prettyphoto 

2015-05-1 | NewsCore 1.8.1

 BUG FIX | Woocommerce search fix BUG FIX | Comment Form fix 

2015-04-25 | NewsCore 1.8.0

 NEW FEATURE: Option to preserve featured image aspect ratio  BUG FIX | wishlist php warning on new install BUG FIX | menu php notice on new install BUG FIX | removed node_modules files added in previous version  UPDATE | WooCommerce 2.3 compatibility UPDATE | package.json UPDATE | performance improvements across all queries UPDATE | Plugin installer updated to version 2.4.1 (includes fix for bulk installer) UPDATE | WordPress 4.2 Compatibility 

2015-02-08 | NewsCore 1.7.0

 NEW FEATURE CORE | Option to set new posts counter limit  BUG FIX: CORE     | Tumblr link BUG FIX: UI     | Megamenu customizer hover BUG FIX: UI    | Missing image on mobile BUG FIX: UI    | Update to widgets colors when added to the footer BUG FIX: UI    | Fixed missing Radium Galleries Lite plugin  UPDATE: | BuddyPress style UPDATE: | Compatibility with WooCommerce 2.3, deleted a bunch of files 

2015-01-12 | NewsCore 1.6.0

 NEW FEATURE CORE: Ajax Cart Update NEW FEATURE CORE: Ajax Wishlist Update NEW FEATURE CORE: Blog element supports offsets NEW FEATURE : Video Central Megamenu support NEW FEATURE : Select what meta data to display in single post view NEW FEATURE : Select whether to display dates in the buzz widget NEW FEATURE : Display red background in buzz widget using a checkbox instead of a custom class  NEW FEATURE : Disable loading bar (pace) NEW FEATURE : "View All" in category layout builder element NEW FEATURE : Titles in video central element NEW FEATURE : Add Header and Footer Scripts using theme options  BUG FIX: CORE     | Fatal bug in bbPress registration form BUG FIX: CORE     | Megamenu columns upgrade BUG FIX: CORE     | Date translation fix BUG FIX: CORE     | HTML Validation error in login link BUG FIX: CORE     | Logout Link fix BUG FIX: CORE     | Translation of theme options save button BUG FIX: CORE     | Social fans rss counter url BUG FIX: CORE     | Buddypress 'BP_Theme is not defined' error fix  UPDATE: CORE & UI     | Clickable animated thumbnails UPDATE: CORE & UI     | Better footer widget area wrapper classes UPDATE: CORE & UI   | WooCommerce login form update UPDATE: CORE & UI   | WooCommerce checkout payment tabs  UPDATE: CORE | Widget classes auto converted to lowercase UPDATE: CORE | Better new articles counter UPDATE: CORE | Better handling of the video archive page   UPDATE: JQUERY PLUGIN | pace.js updated 

2014-10-13 | NewsCore 1.5.1

 BUG FIX: CORE     | 404 icon in theme options BUG FIX: CORE     | Image sizes for search template - narrow layout BUG FIX: CORE     | NewsTicker not working - typo introduced in 1.5.0 

2014-10-03 | NewsCore 1.5.0

 NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Ability to switch off excerpts in blog element NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Offsets in builder elements NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Exclude posts from builder elements NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Set builder elements post Order NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Option to use transient api to cache post queries NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Tabs, Accordion and Toggles shortcode  BUG FIX: UI     | Allow sticky posts in blog builder element BUG FIX: UI     | Flexslider overflow problem in firefox BUG FIX: UI     | social counters overflow problem in firefox BUG FIX: UI     | Border color fix for alert message BUG FIX: UI     | Better image captions BUG FIX: UI     | Narrow layout sidebar width BUG FIX: CORE     | Fixed option for switching off search button BUG FIX: CORE     | UTF-8 Character encoding header tag  BUG FIX: CORE     | Better image resizing for content grid slider BUG FIX: CORE     | Switch off recent posts BUG FIX: CORE     | PHP Notice in builder  BUG FIX: CORE     | Show only published posts in blog element BUG FIX: CORE     | Typography manager subset selection and line height BUG FIX: CORE     | bbpress favorite and subscribe error BUG FIX: CORE     | Fix for page header UPDATE: CORE     | Filter for blog element query UPDATE: CORE     | Option to turn in transient api for queries UPDATE: CORE     | Widget queries use transient api for performance boost UPDATE: CORE     | get_posts suppress filters argument set to false - WPML compatibility UPDATE: CORE     | Fallback menu  UPDATE: CORE     | Rich Snippets in breadcrumb UPDATE: CORE     | Buddypress page titles and breadcrumb UPDATE: CORE & UI    | Comments template UPDATE: CORE & UI    | Woocommerce templates update 

2014-09-5 | NewsCore 1.4.1

 BUG FIX: CORE     | Social fans counter for vimeo showing wrong count BUG FIX: CORE     | Builder without carousel not working BUG FIX: CORE     | Category pagination and query not working 

2014-09-4 | NewsCore 1.4.0

 NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Ability to switch off the featured image on in single post view NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Switch share buttons position NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Print Stylesheets  BUG FIX: CORE     | Builder blog element hide "Load More Button"  BUG FIX: CORE     | Html Validation errors BUG FIX: CORE     | Set slider images to precise size BUG FIX: CORE     | Made more strings translatable BUG FIX: CORE     | Fixed conditional loading of facebook widget scripts - facebook widgets are slow NewsCore - A Blog, Magazine and News Theme for WP BUG FIX: CORE     | Sharing count error for linkedin  BUG FIX: UI     | Minor Css fix for the sidebar widgets  UPDATE: CORE     | Performance tuning UPDATE: CORE     | Header, Footer, and some extensions now use locate_template, more to come UPDATE: CORE     | get options function upgrade for better backward compatibility, 70% of of files we touched by this update UPDATE: CORE     | More Options for the social fans widgets UPDATE: CORE     | removed output buffers for inline css UPDATE: CORE     | rewrite of tags  UPDATE: CORE & UI     | More precise thumbnail generation for a smaller page size  UPDATE: SEO     | Description meta tag in header on the homepage UPDATE: SEO     | Replaced strong tags in menu with a div wrapper  UPDATE: UI         | Hide Rating options if disabled UPDATE: UI         | Newsletter widget css tweaks  UPDATE: PLUGIN     | Updated shortcodes plugin to fix video embed 

2014.08.25 | NewsCore 1.3.1

 BUG FIX: CORE | Category megamenu not showing date on some items BUG FIX: CORE | Fix for sharing posts BUG FIX: CORE | Allow narrow layout to have background images BUG FIX: CORE | Fixed social icon links BUG FIX: CORE | Fined tuned typography manager BUG FIX: CORE | Reset customizer too on theme options reset BUG FIX: CORE | Background image manager fix BUG FIX: CORE | Automatic protocol selector for google fonts BUG FIX: CORE | Signin link in header tool  BUG FIX: UI | Minor Css fix for the gallery grid BUG FIX: UI | Make gallery grid responsive BUG FIX: UI | General Mobile improvements BUG FIX: UI | Stopped hiding header banner on mobile - unacceptable by adsense  

2014-08-22 | NewsCore 1.3.0

 NEW FEATURE: CORE         | Category megamenu can now be disabled  NEW FEATURE: CORE & UI     | New white skin NEW FEATURE: CORE & UI     | New layout - narrow (1024px wide) NEW FEATURE: CORE        | "Blog" element category get content from a category and disable tabs if need be NEW FEATURE: CORE        | All sliders now have an easy to pull content from featured posts, posts assigned to the carousel or categories NEW FEATURE: CORE        | Audio Support NEW FEATURE: CORE        | Presets in the typography manager NEW FEATURE: CORE        | "Latest Posts" above post is now customizable NEW FEATURE: CORE & UI    | "category", "featured", "date" and "rating score" tags in the post grid can be switched off NEW FEATURE: UI            | Slightly wider sidebar for banners to fit in NEW FEATURE: CORE & UI  | WPML language menus in the header  BUG FIX: CORE     | Php 5.2 compatibility BUG FIX: CORE     | php errors thrown by post slider BUG FIX: CORE     | Blog Archive page template pagination when used as the homepage BUG FIX: CORE     | Added a default title when Settings->Reading is set to "Your latest posts"  BUG FIX: CORE    | Settings for the "Blog Articles" page template BUG FIX: CORE    | Custom styles not working BUG FIX: CORE    | "Blog Category" element category selection BUG FIX: CORE    | Allow multiple tabbed elements on the same page BUG FIX: CORE    | Rating calculation when it is 0 or not set BUG FIX: CORE    | Rebuilt newsletter widget to support a wider array of providers BUG FIX: CORE    | Better sidebar detection BUG FIX: CORE    | Authors widget  BUG FIX: CORE    | Enabled Radium HTML5 Media plugin compatibility BUG FIX: CORE    | Fixed some non translatable strings  BUG FIX: UI        | Minor css errors BUG FIX: UI     | Rebuilt the news ticker BUG FIX: UI     | Megamenu even spacing is more reliable BUG FIX: UI     | "Blog" element ajax message BUG FIX: UI     | Thumbnail hover consistency in the top news, categories and widgets BUG FIX: UI     | Added Tags in top news carousel BUG FIX: UI     | Fixed "top news" dropdown click (was causing the page to jump - very annoying) BUG FIX: UI     | Fix for users with javascript disabled BUG FIX: UI     | Rebuilt carousel script. It's now more stable BUG FIX: UI     | Load google fonts by SSL when available BUG FIX: UI     | Css fix for livefyre comments BUG FIX: UI     | Wider sidebar and widgets - now 330px wide  BUG FIX: UI     | Border when sidebar is on the left of the "home" page template  BUG FIX: UI     | "Space menu evenly" can now be switched off  CHANGE: CORE     | Rebuilt the Customizer. It is now fully operational and is easily customizable  UPDATE: PLUGIN     | Radium Tweets  Updated to version 1.0.6 UPDATE: UI         | Patched waypoints-sticky.js to prevent multiple <div class="sticky-wrapper" /> wraps 

2014-08-16 | NewsCore 1.2.0

 NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Add limit descriptions to builder elements  NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Customizable titles for several elements NEW FEATURE: CORE     | Header banner can now use adsense code NEW FEATURE: UI     | Responsive Vine and Instagram embeds  BUG FIX: CORE     | Theme customizer BUG FIX: CORE     | Contact page sample template BUG FIX: CORE     | Deprecated WooCommerce functions BUG FIX: CORE     | Loading of translation files BUG FIX: CORE     | Popup Gallery php notices BUG FIX: CORE     | Background image uploader BUG FIX: UI     | fitvids.js to 1.1 BUG FIX: UI     | Contact 7 layout BUG FIX: UI     | Images taking full width in the post 

2014-08-14 | NewsCore 1.1.0

 NEW FEATURE: CORE | Added ability to switch off the "read more" link in the blog element.  BUG FIX: UI     | Fixed post tab widget BUG FIX: CORE     | load more for blog element BUG FIX: CORE     | "How many items to show" across all builder elements 

2014-08-14 | NewsCore 1.0.0

  First Release 

Suggestions for future updates?

I am looking for ideas on how best to improve the theme so please feel free to let me know of any features that may be missing and a feature you might like to see included.


All the images used on the demo website are only for demonstration and licenses to use them were purchased and the copyrights belong to the creators of the images. None of these images are included in the theme.

Date: July 6, 2015