The Newswire

Newswire is our latest theme. Designed with local news sites and newsy blogs in mind.

Taking a lead from news sites like the Huffington Post we’ve incorporated a big ‘ol slider on the home page. By default this slides the latest posts, but you can also use the core WP ‘sticky posts’ feature to flag those particular posts you want to feature in the slider with bold headlines and large format images.

The theme also features two customizable navigation menus, and we’ve added the ability to choose between a range of fonts, change the color scheme, upload your own logo and even add banners in the header and sidebar without adding any plugins. For the banners look for the two banner templates (Appearance > Edit), to which you can easily add your banner code to populate the header and sidebar banner spots.

The Newswire theme is released under the GPL V2 license.

Theme Demo

For help setting up your site to begin with check out our guide on how to start a blog, as well as our hosting reviews for Bluehost and Siteground.

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  1. Malachi says:

    Hi there;

    We are going to use this theme as a model for the news webpage for schools in Israel, for the first level of the official program of New Media. Even when the theme works smooth and tidy rtl, there is a couple of things that don’t work quite well in hebrew and maybe you could help us. 1. The logo. In RTL it appears in the middle of the screen. Is there any way to make the logo appear to the right? 2. The “Latest News” appears in english, even when the rest of the page is translanted automatically to hebrew. Is there any way to translate it into hebrew? Thx in advance for any help. And it is a great theme.

    1. Kris says:

      For the logo, download Simple Custom CSS WordPress plugin then go to Appearance -> Custom CSS and add this code,
      #site-heading{float:right;margin-right:0;}

      For the translation of “Latest News”, you can go directly to index.php file inside the-newswire theme folder on line #76 and change the word(‘Latest News’) to hebrew or you can download a translation plugin.

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