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

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788 comments on “The Newswire
  1. hello, thanks for the template i like it very much. i changed a few colors but i’m having issue modifying the slider. is it possible narrow the height? also some of the pictures seem to auto scale to size and my pictures are small so it looks pixellated. its not consitent throughout all slides. can we also choose how many slides we would like to use? right now i have 9, id like to change that to only 4-5?

    thanks again!

    • Hi Jonathan, anything is possible of course, just a matter of how hard or easy to change with CSS and template changes. I don’t know how experienced you are with html/css, but you might find this video useful on how to id parts of the style sheet which control various elements of a site design:

      If your images are smaller than the space given for the slider then it is stretch them to fit and they will look pixelated. Best to start with higher res images (though optimized for the web). You can control exactly how many posts appear in the slider by using the built in WordPress sticky posts feature. If you flag one post as sticky then the slider will only show sticky posts. Cheers.

      • no matter how larger sized image i use, i end up getting very smaller images after posting. not featured image. the image that i use within the posts. i tried changing the pixel in settings->media. it affects only the slider.

        • When you insert images you have control over which size is displayed. It sounds like yours are defaulting to a smaller size. To you can change the size that is inserted very easily when you post an image. I would go to YouTube and google for some how-to videos. I’m sure you will find a good demo of how to do this there.

    • Love this theme…I am a total novice in managing themes and though I am learning, coding is so complex to me. My issue is that readers of my blog cannot leave comments and in looking into some answers, I applied a suggestion I read to edit the Page template. I added the following to what I thought is the existing post div:

      Alas, this didn’t work.
      Any suggestion you can give me is appreciated.

      • Hmm, there is no need to edit any templates to enable comments. I suggest rolling back any changes you have made. If you are not familiar with HTML and WP theme coding is very easy to break templates. It sounds more likely to me that you simply have not enabled comments on your blog. You can do this under Settings > Discussion in the WP admin and then on the page level this can be overridden.

        • Thanks for your expedient reply. As you suggested, I have deleted the changes made in my page template. I am sorry I didn’t mention it before but comments have been enabled in my Setting> Discussion. But just in case, I checked it again to be sure and they are. Still, cannot leave comments. It simply takes the comments, submits it but nothing shows up.

          I am lost as to what else I can do.

          • Oh, I see…are the comments showing up in the admin for moderation? It might be that you’ve set all comments to require Admin approval before they are published, as we do here on this site?

  2. I cannot seem to get my image to show up on a page. I am using the featured image option. As well, my featured images are not showing up on the individual blog post. Only the Blog page

    • Hi Jenn, featured images are used in the theme on the blog home and archive pages. They are not added automatically to individual pages. We do this on purpose so you can control what appears on the archive pages and what appears in the post itself separately. Just use the media manager to add images to the posts and pages in the usual way.

  3. Hi there – I’m using your Newswire theme and it’s really great. Clean & simple. However, I’m trying to use contact form plug-ins to create a simple contact page, but the theme refuses to display the ‘submit’ button on-screen. The rest of the form shows up just fine. : ( Is there a plug-in that you recommend for use with this theme? Thanks!

    Also, the date is off by about 12 hours. I’ve set the timezone correctly in the general settings. Is there someplace else I missed?

    • Hi Jenn, that is a bit unusual. Which plugin are you using now? I’m happy to try it and see if I can replicate the problem. I always like to use Gravity Forms but it is a commercial plugin.

      Date shouldn’t be off assuming you’ve got the right time zone. But it does require the server clock time to be set accurately.

  4. Hi, I installed the theme, but would like to remove the slider, How I can do that?
    Thanks and I really like the theme.

    • Hi Carolina, this will require some template code change…look for this code in the index.php template file, starting line 4…

      < ?php $args = array( 'posts_per_page' => 10,
      'post_status' => 'publish',
      'post__in' => get_option("sticky_posts")
      $fPosts = new WP_Query( $args );
      $countPosts = $fPosts->found_posts;

      < ?php if ( $fPosts->have_posts() ) : ?>

      data-cycle-slides="> div.slides" < ?php if ( get_theme_mod('newswire_slider_timeout') ) { $slider_timeout = wp_kses_post( get_theme_mod('newswire_slider_timeout') ); echo 'data-cycle-timeout="' . $slider_timeout . '000"'; } else { echo 'data-cycle-timeout="5000"'; } ?>>

      < ?php while ( $fPosts->have_posts() ) : $fPosts->the_post(); ?>

      " title="< ?php printf( esc_attr__( 'Permalink to %s', 'newswire' ), the_title_attribute( 'echo=0' ) ); ?>" rel="bookmark">< ?php the_title(); ?>

      < ?php if ( has_post_thumbnail()) : ?>

      < ?php else : ?>

      < ?php $postimgs =& get_children( array( 'post_parent' => $post->ID, 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'post_mime_type' => 'image', 'orderby' => 'menu_order', 'order' => 'ASC' ) );
      if ( !empty($postimgs) ) :
      $firstimg = array_shift( $postimgs );
      $my_image = wp_get_attachment_image( $firstimg->ID, array( 1000, 640 ), false );

      < ?php else : ?>

      < ?php _e('No featured image set for this post.', 'newswire') ?>

      < ?php endif; ?>

      < ?php endif; ?>

      < ?php endwhile; ?>

      < ?php endif; ?>

      Now, comment out, or remove everything between the opening and closing div, but leave that div in place. That will remove the slider but leave enough spacing above the rest of the content below.

      If you are not confident to make such a change yourself I recommend request a quote from Tweaky. It is a relatively simple job for a WordPress developer, we just don’t offer customization services ourselves.

        • I found a much better way. You do not have to mess with the theme files. This would lead to problems when the theme needs an update.

          You can simply go to “Edit CSS” and add these simple lines of code

          #slide-wrap {
          display: none;

          .heading-latest {
          display: none;

          • Thanks Rolf. To be clear though, the style sheet is part of the theme and will be overwritten by an update, so setting up the theme as a child theme first is still necessary to avoid losing changes after an update.

  5. Hello,
    I’m using your template “newswire”, which is a easy to use template I must say. Unfortunaly I can’t discover how to use the slider option. I understand that the latest posts are shown, but it doesn’t work. Do I need to use a categorie?


    • Hi John, can you share your site? The slider will just show the latest posts (regardless of category), so I don’t know what is happening in your case. Are you setting featured images for each post?

        • Hi John, the slider only appears on the default blog style home page template, and can’t be inserted into any other page. It looks like you have created a static page and set it as the home page. If you go to Settings > Reading and check the option to display your latest post on the home page this should then display the slider.

  6. I really like the theme, however when I open my website on my iPhone, the title of my website is not fully displayed in portrait mode (in landscape mode, it works fine). It cuts off after about 12 characters, however my title is about 16 long. How can I change this?

        • Thanks. I see what you mean. The size of the title on mobile is controlled by the styles at the very bottom of the style.css file. You;ll see that there are sections for mobile screens up to 240px, 320px, and 480px which is where you have a problem.

          Look for the site-title css controller in each section and adjust the font size as appropriate. We don’t offer customization services ourselves, but you might find a local WP dev or someone on Tweaky who can do this for you if you need some assistance. Cheers.

  7. Hello,
    Very impressed with the template, we actually adopted this layout just yesterday and are beyond satisfied. One small request, is there a way for me to change where it says latest news to latest post? The layout is gorgeous, smooth and very easy to navigate so we will cope if this adjustment can’t be made but I figured I would ask as we are not a “news” site. Great work and I appreciate any suggestions!

  8. What about flipping the sidebar to be on the left hand side instead of the right for pages? Is that something that could be done?


    • Could be done but will require some changes to the CSS. We don’t offer customization services ourselves, but you could probably find someone on or Tweaky to help with this.

  9. Thanks for the theme.

    How can I decrease the height of the Header?
    Also, how can I decrease the height between the post title and the post content.

  10. The Submit button is not showing. I used both “Contact Form 7” and Jetpack’s Contact Form.

  11. Ok, all the above problem solved. As for the Submit button, I changed the css:

    .post-content input[type=submit] {
    display: none;


    .post-content input[type=submit] {


    deleted the display: none;

    • which CSS code did you edit, I can’t find this code either on theme editor or contact form 7 editor. Did anybody found a solution for the Submit button for this theme. I really like the theme! thanks

      • Hi BikRIck, we’re about to release an update which fixes this problem. Should be available in a few days.

  12. Good day!

    I’ve installed the theme and I love it thus far. It really easy to use! The only thing is the html code I use to promote amazon with does not work in the banner codes area and will not show up. Just thought I should share that.


    • Hi KeAira, what does that code look like, ie. what type of Amazon banner are you using? I’m interested to see if we can address that.

  13. What size does the featured image need to be to perfectly fit the slider without stretching it? I see that the slider pictures used on the demo site are 967 x 467 pixels, but they are stretched a little in the slider.

    Also, how do I get my posts to appear on the actual category pages in my navigation instead of just on the homepage?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Danielle, use 1000px by 500px for the slider images. To get your posts to show up in the categories you have to add them to the categories. Looks like all your latest posts are “uncategorized”.

  14. How do you get the slider to only display pic’s i want not the latest post

    • Hi Keven, you’ll need to customize the theme for this. If you need help you can try Tweaky for small customization jobs.

  15. Fantastic theme and I’ve customised it a wee bit to suit myself, but I’m having one wee issue. I installed a Newsnow button and I was getting an error when viewing it on mobile phones. I can send you a screenshot.

    • Hi James, happy to take a look though can’t promise to be able to help with third party plugins/code. Post your screengrab to and leave us a link here.

  16. Hi there,

    I’m trying to get rid of the grey-ish color that appears on the side bar (website, I’d like to make my entire background white, including the sidebar.


    • Hi NL, line 24 of the style sheet controls this color. Swap out the RGB reference for #fff. Please be sure to set up your theme as a child first if you are making local customizations so that future updates (and there will be some) don’t overwrite local changes.

  17. Also, how can I change the nav. bar’s font color to black instead of white? website:


    • Go to the Customize section in admin and play with the colors there. Looks like you may have already changed some of the styles so not sure how that will work out with the admin settings.

  18. I absolutely love the template, but I’ve got a large gap appearing between the end of the post with share buttons and the tags and comments. I don’t want folks to have to scroll down a huge distance to comment, but I can’t figure out where this gap might be in the CSS. Any advice you have would be great!

    • Hi Kristin, I think this is a clash between Jetpack and code we use to force embeds to go full width. It’s causing the Jetpack iframe to leave that space. We’re working on this and will release an update asap.

  19. I want to use a classic serifed typeface for the site title. I’ve played around with the CSS and added typefaces from Google but nothing changed.

    • Hi Julian, adding fonts from Google requires a couple more steps. We don’t offer customization services ourselves, but you could try Tweaky.

  20. I have two issues with your newswire theme:

    1 – for some reason the creation date does not display correctly on posts.
    2 – the submit button on my contact form ‘refuses’ to show.
    I had a look at LAL’s solution, but that does not seem to do the trick in this case..
    I am using the fast secure contact form (

    Otherwise I think your theme is one of the best I have seen!

    • Hi Ignaz, thanks. The button issue will be resolved in update to be released soon. I’m not sure how to address the first issue. That looks like an encoding issue…will have to investigate further.

      • Hello Charles,

        The creation date display problem is caused by an incompatibility with qtranslate.

        as soon as I turn the plugin off the dates display properly!

        I have removed the offending plugin and replaced it with transposh ( which works perfectly – dates are displaying correctly!

      • Hello Charles,
        after a lot of trials with different plugins I notice that both qtranslate as well as transposh work well with other themes. The conflict therefore appears to be with your theme.

        I rather like the social media button adder plugin that I have. I also need a translation tool and prefer transposh out of all the ones I have tried. Unfortunately using your theme I cannot run the social media adder and transposh using your theme at the same time as there appears to be some coding conflict between your footer and the plugins. For the time I have turned off transposh hoping you will have time to take look at your header and footer coding to see where the problem might be.
        Still think your theme is great!

        • Hi Ignatius, can you tell me which other themes you tested with qtranslate and transposh please. I’m keen to see how they are coding dates in the post meta data. We’re not doing anything unusual in this respect so I’d like to figure out what is different.

          • Hello Charles,

            I have now tested a rather large number of combinations in my ‘sandbox’. The date display problem seems to be a conflict between qtranslate and your theme. atahualpa works fine and so do a few others I have tested.

            I have however permanently canned qtranslate because of the clutter it leaves behind when you decide to turn it off. As far as translation is concerned, in my humble opinion transposh has everything else beat.

            As to social ‘share’ buttons…when I want to use Dave Neal’s simple share buttons adder plugin at the bottom of the page, I end up with superfluous html clutter between buttons. As soon as I widgetize the clutter disappears.

            This happens irrespective of theme. I am therefore stumped and will ask dave for help, since display of his plugin is what changes..

            The post date display fault because of some plugin conflict appears to be unique to your newswire theme…

            I look forward to your next update,

          • Hi Ignatius, can you tell me specifically what themes you have test with Transposh and have no problem with the date. I would like to look at these themes specifically to see how they are handling the meta data date. As I said I don’t *think* we are doing anything unusual but I’m keen to get to the bottom of this, so if you can tell me which themes it works with I’ll check those out.

          • Hello Charles,
            my apologies, I may not have explained clearly. The date display problem occurs only with qtranslate. There is no problem with transposh.

            qtranslate appears to have a few conflicts, which is why I discontinued use completely.

            There is absolutely no date display problem with transposh.

            I still have a problem when I want to use the simple share buttons adder at the bottom of a post with transposh activated. – that problem however has nothing to do with your theme. It is definitely a conflict between the two plugins.

            As far as your themes go I give them the highest marks! I have tested jurist as well.

  21. the submit button now appeared – I had edited out the display:none; in the wrong spot!

    Do you think you might be able to release a maintenance update??


  22. Hello everyone. This theme came along right at the right time for me, it was just what I was looking for. However, I’m having trouble with the social media icon plugins. When they are installed and active they leave a huge gab between the icons and the article.

    • Hi Sam, can you give me a screenshot or a link to a specific page where I can see the problem. Also, what plugin are you using for this?

  23. Hello there,

    You have an awesome theme, love it! Although the site does not look the same as it does in Internet Explorer as Google Chrome. Is this an IE issue? Or something we can fix? It looks great in Chrome though.

    Thanks for you help,


      • Never mind the previous questions, the site does not look good on IE 8 every other version is fine… maybe there is a fix for IE8?

        Also, is there a way to add a pages Featured Image to the slider? One more thing the date and time on the top left hand side of the page is incorrect.



        • Hi Allen, we still have some work to do on IE8. This will be improved in next version which will be released in next few weeks.

          No, there is no simple way to add a pages featured image to the slider, it only displays the latest posts. This would require some customization of the template. We don’t do customizations ourselves but you might try Tweaky if you need help with this.

          The date is set based on the time of your server and the time zone setting in WordPress (see General Settings).

  24. Hello Charles,

    Enjoyed the theme, I have only two problems.

    1 – I can not change the logo of the theme, follow the instructions for correct image size, only it does not work.

    2 – How do I show the pictures that I want on the slide?

    Very good work yours, thank you for providing this theme. Hugs.

    • Hi Dan,

      1. Looks like you have got the logo working. I see it on your site.
      2. The slider shows the latest posts by default, or if you use the sticky posts feature it will display posts flagged as sticky. The image used in the slider is the posts featured image.

      Hope that helps.

  25. I love this theme. Thank you. Two questions, and I apologize if they have been answered previously.
    1. Can the size of the slider be reduced?
    2. How do I reduce the number of categories shown on the sidebar when reading posts?

    Just an FYI: I do not know a whole lot about coding. So, the simpler the verbage, the better 🙂 Thank you.

    • Hi Michelle,

      1. There is no simple way to change this. You will need to adjust the CSS and possible the template depending on what you want to achieve. For simple CSS changes this video might help:
      2. There maybe plugins which will let you control this, but out of the box WP will simply show all the categories. The other option is to remove the category widget from the sidebar and perhaps replace it with a links widget inwhich you control just those categories you want to display.
  26. I’ve just checked this theme and it is great! It has a really good clean design, I love these sorts of templates. It is better than some of the premium themes sold out there. Thanks for development and keep up the great work.

  27. I absolutely love your theme and it suits my needs well. The issue is, my header image or the site-logo does not look the same in mozilla and chrome. In mozilla it looks exactly how i want it to look but in chrome the image is resized to an extremely small image.

    How do i fix this?

    • Hi Pooja, not sure what you mean. Can you provide a link to your site so we can check it out?

      • Very late on this. We had a similar issue, but the problem for us was the wrong image size. It was too big. It would almost show the whole size 1000 x125 size in FireFox and crunched down to the 300 x 100 in Chrome. Never did look at it in IE.

        • Hi David, as with the previous commenter I need some more details or ideally a link to your site where I can see the issue. Happy to take a look.

  28. Hi,

    I posted a comment here yesterday, and don’t see it, so I don’t know what happened.

    I really like this theme, but would rather use the slider for certain posts, perhaps posts in a category that I have called “featured,” rather than to use it for the top 10 latest posts.

    I looked through index.php, which looks like where the code is, but am not entirely sure what to change.

    Any help with this would be appreciated.

    • Hi Brian, we hold all comments for moderation so they are not published immediately. And this is not the day job so just don’t get to them everyday 🙂

      You could edit the template file so that the theme only showed a single category in the slider, but I think that an easier solution is just to use WordPress’ built in sticky posts feature. The slider shows all latest posts by default, but if you mark a post as “sticky” then it will only display that post. Mark any given posts as “sticky” and only those posts will appear in the slider. This way you can control exactly which posts appear in the slider regardless of when they were posted or in what category.

      Does that help?

      • Hey Charles,

        That helps a little bit. I’m still not sure where in the template file to look at to change such things.

        By using stickied posts, any post that is marked as sticky would automatically appear before the newest posts, regardless of when they were posted, right? If so, that’s something I would rather hope to avoid, rather focusing on using a category that I have titled “featured” instead.


        • Hi Brian, if you use “Sticky posts” the sticky posts feature they will only be displayed in the slider and not at the top of the latest posts. Try it.

          • I apologize for the comment spam!

            Got the missing menubar solved (it disappears when you load the page wide then resize the window).

            Also readjusted the slider size.

            Just need to add the post dates.

          • Hi Brian, I gather you mean on the home and archive pages for the dates yes? It is indeed designed that way (looked too clutter with them), though post pages themselves do have dates.

          • Darn. It seems like it might’ve been nice to be placed under the category, right-aligned, with a similar design to the category label(s) itself.

            My last gripe is with single posts: there’s no featured image at the top. Any easy way of getting it back? My previous theme that used the featured image at the top of a single post did it in a rather confusing way.

          • Hi Brian, sorry the theme isn’t quite what you want. You are free to make any changes to the theme templates that you like. If you need help with this you can always find a local developer or try someone like Tweaky.

            We purposefully don’t put the featured image at the top of all posts as some people want it and some don’t. You can still insert any image you like into the post. It adds a manual step but makes the theme ultimately more flexible.

  29. Really love this template! very well designed.
    I can’t see images or video screen shot on the slider, just text.
    Is that what it should be ? I hope to be able to see the full post.



    • Hi Avner, you need to set the featured image for each post and this will be used in the slider. Ideally make the featured image around 1000 x 500px in size.

    • Not sure what you mean….your admin dashboard? The theme doesn’t control any functions in the admin.

  30. Hi Charles and team, your template look awesome! Exactly what I need. I can’t seem to change the logo, when I upload the logo, it doesn’t show up just turns to a picture icon.

    Is there any reason why this happens?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Iris, I don’t know why that is happening. What kind of image are you uploading? Have you tried adding images to posts yet? I couldn’t see any other images so I wonder if you have some permissions issues on your upload folder?

      • Hi Charles, I found it strange too because I never had this issue before. No I couldn’t upload any images to any post either, I tried with my first post and didn’t work. Not sure why.

      • Hi Charles,

        I uninstalled wordpress and re-installed it and it’s now fixed. Thanks for pointing that out otherwise I thought I was going crazy.

        Awesome template, can’t wait to start blogging!


  31. Hi,

    I would like to get rid of the slider. It is wonderful, except that it keeps deciding random spots at which to crop my images and make them look bad. I am using high quality images, and have adjusted the size of the images several times to adjust to whatever cropping the slider is attempting, and it keeps cropping and/or pixelating them at will. I even have two separate posts with the same exact image and one is pixelated and ugly, and the other looks fine. I have played with this for over an hour trying to make it work, and it just doesn’t. I also tried the above suggestion for removing the slider, and when I removed the code listed above, it completely killed my page – my main URL became a white page with nothing on it. Please advise. Thank you.

    • Hi Jess, sorry to hear you are having so much trouble. Are you setting the featured image for each post and using that to control the image that is used for the slider? I ask because if two posts both had the same image set as the featured image it isn’t technically possible that the slider would treat them differently. If you have not been setting the featured image for each post then I highly recommend doing that. Crop your featured images to 1000 x 500 and they should look pretty good.

      We don’t offer customization services ourselves, but you might try Tweaky if you need some help making local changes to the theme.

      • I was using the images -in- the post as opposed to setting them as the ‘featured image’, and that seems to make a big difference. Thank you!

  32. I love this theme, but I think there is an error in the category code. It seems that every post on the main page shows the categories of the latest post, not their own individual categories. Can you provide any quidance on what I can edit to get this fixed? Thanks!

    • Hi Dr. Jones, did you get this sorted? When I look at your site all the posts on the home page seem to be categorized individually.

      • Yeah, I don’t know how it got fixed. It wasn’t anything I did myself. I have an automated script that keeps my database clean and I’m also running supercache. Either my tables needed a fixup or it was something with my cache. Guess I’ll never know, but again, thanks for a great clean theme!

          • Gak. Its back. Could it be an issue with listing multiple categories?

          • Hi, no I don’t think this is it. The theme does allow for multiple category listings. I suspect it is some combination of plugins causing the issue. Might be they just don’t play well with this particular theme. I assume you’ve not made any other customizations to the template files?

  33. Hi there,

    First of all, I have to say I love this theme. Wonderful. Thank you.

    I am seeing an issue with images on the home page on IE8 on Windows XP. The images are stretched vertically. Image display works perfectly on Safari on Mac (Mavericks) and also is perfect on Chrome on XP.

    You mentioned in an earlier post that you still have some work to do on the theme for IE8. Is this issue on your radar?


    • Hi Mark, yes IE8 support is something we are working on. Hope to have an update out in the next couple of weeks.

  34. Hi there,
    Thanks for the theme. It’s absolutely wonderful.

    Can you help me out with the slider? It seems the lower half of the pictures are missing. What can I do about this?

    Furthermore, is it already possible to change the height of the slider?
    That would be a great feature.
    And can I change the size of the font that appears on the slider?


    • Hi Jelle, to fit the slider well your featured images should be cropped to 1000 x 500.

      You can change other parts of the theme such as the slider height and font size, but this will require some changes to the CSS and possibly the template depending on what you want to achieve. We made a video a while back on how to find the parts of the style sheet which controls different elements. This might be helpful:

  35. Love the site. I am inserting pictures from the gallery, but they are not coming on the front slider. Is there something specific I should be clicking on to get the pictures to show?

    Thanks – the site is great!

    • Hi Gary, the home page slider just slides the latest posts (or sticky posts if you use that feature). Set the featured image for each post (1000×500) and they will be used for the slider.

      • OK Charles, but how come on the front page below the main slider, the picture gets so distorted?

        • Hi Gary, can you give me a specific example? Perhaps you could take a screenshot and share via

          Images in the main slider will look best if you crop them to 1000×500 before you upload and set as the featured image. Images that display below that under Latest News all look pretty good to me with the exception of the studio shot which is just not a great quality photo.

  36. hi charles!

    i rarely find a theme i like without having to make a bunch of changes, but this one is really nice. is it possible to turn off the ‘categories’ widget? it doesn’t show up in my widgets area where you can drag things to and from.


    • Hi Caroline, yes you can control which widget appear in the sidebar no problem. The theme displays the category widget on post pages by default (if nothing else is purposefully set), but if you just drag over those widgets you do want to widget area in the admin it will override the default behaviour and just display the widgets you have chosen to display. Make sense?

  37. Hi,
    great theme, which we love to use! As it is a multilingual site, we added the widget WP translate. This worked fine for our first 8 blog posts, but is now refusing to work for No 9. So I tried a couple of changes in the settings, and one made me think that it is a problem of the theme rather the translate widget: After limiting the number of posts in the slider by making a few of them sticky, the translate widget wouldn´t even translate the home page anymore; after removing the “sticky” feature, it would translate the home page again, but as before not the latest blog post. Any ideas why?
    Thanks a lot,

    • Hi Katrin, I’m a bit stumped by this. I don’t really know how the WP Translate plugin works, but I can’t think of anything in the way the theme is put together than would cause any issues. Am I right that some of your posts are in Russian and some in English? Could this confuse the plugin? I know when I tried to translate the site in to English all the English content disappeared.

  38. Just updated to the latest version. I think the post formats- video, quote, etc, may have some flaws. The last version worked really well, but after an upgrade, videos posts no longer display the videos. Quotes posts do not contain titles.

    I can get videos to display by changing the post type to an image post, but if that is placed below a quotes post, it doesn’t appear that the quotes post encloses itself properly.

      • FWIW, I bypassed the issue. For short posts- quotes, status and videos, I just use the image post type. Everything else is a normal post.

        • OK. We’ve looked at the code and the only issue we can see is that the script which looks for the embed code was looking for “http://…” but viewing your embeds they don’t appear to have the “http:”, just starting “//…” – We’ve updated the script to handle this which might solve the problem. We couldn’t replicate the issue with quote posts. Have you made any customizations to the templates and/or CSS?

          • Actually, I did change the default main index template to show 30 words as the excerpt. I thought the default was a bit brief.

          • OK, that’s pretty minor change and you wouldn’t expect it to cause any issues, but have you tried rolling back to see if you inadvertently broke some code?

  39. Hi. I’m just customizing the newswire layout. Really like it so far, it’s a good layout for my needs. I would like to remove the date in the upper left corner. Is there a simple way to do that?


    • Hi Susan, sure is. You can edit the header.php template file to get rid of this. Keep in mind if you are customizing CSS and/or template files you should set up the theme as a child first so that future theme updates don’t overwrite your local changes.

      • Hi Charles,
        Thanks for the reply! I’m not at all familiar with coding, so am now compiling a list of small tweaks to make, and will contact to see if they can do the changes for me. Thanks for posting a link to the tweaky site!

  40. hello ..thank you for this nice theme ..please i want to ask can i delete home page in this theme ?
    thank you

    • Hi Maram, you can do anything you like! To replace the home page with a static page, just create a new page and assign it as the home page under Settings > Reading.

    • Minor bug fixes. The main one being an issue with CSS classes governing embedded forms. The details are in the theme notes.

    • Hi Joseph, you’ll need to edit the theme template (header.php), where you can add in the tagline hook or just hard code your text. If you do customize your template please be sure to set up the theme as a child first so future updates don’t overwrite your local changes. If you need help with all this you could try Tweaky for low cost WP support.

      • @ Charles,

        i think my question was not clear, what i want is to add a website description aligned with the website title on the right corner of the webpage in the location of the advertisement.

        • Hi, have you tried adding you content to the banner code field (see Customize options)? That field will accept any old HTML including text.

  41. Hello !
    I want to resize slider in the Newswire theme. How i can do this ? What is the default size of slider image ?

      • Hi

        I’ve used your method to find the CSS elements and made some changes to the height attribute, but the slider remained the same size. Am I missing a step in changing the slider size?

        • Hi Adeline, I don’t know what you have changed so it’s impossible to say what still needs doing. If you need professional help I suggest looking for a local developer or perhaps try Tweaky to get a quote for making such changes.

          • Hi Charles,

            I’ve actually managed to change the sizes after I’ve had a second look at it after some sleep (and coffee). 🙂 turns out I missed out changing the slides-noimg attribute

            Thanks for the help, and the lovely theme too. 🙂

  42. Hello!

    I love the theme thank you for this 🙂 I am trying to place adsense code inshaallah the banner area. It’s been over 24 hours and the ads are not showing up. I checked the code and it seem that some parts of the script is missing even though I am pasting it all.

    Thanks for you help!

    • Hi Caroline, I’m not seeing any Adsense code in the header or sidebar. Are you sure you’ve saved it after pasting the code in?

  43. Hello Charles thanks for responding. I added the adsense code in WP (banner codes section)

    I just double checked and the code is there. How strange?

  44. Charles – it’s a beautiful theme and responsive too! The only that stopped me from using is is that i wanted to remove the slider and I was thrilled to see your answer above.
    I am a little confused about what to comment out – is it this? just want to be sure before I activate your theme.

    if ( get_theme_mod(‘newswire_slider_effect’) ) {
    echo ‘data-cycle-fx=”‘ . wp_kses_post( get_theme_mod(‘newswire_slider_effect’) ) . ‘” data-cycle-tile-count=”10″‘;
    } else {
    echo ‘data-cycle-fx=”scrollHorz”‘;
    ?> data-cycle-slides=”> div.slides” >

    • Hi Chellie, you want to comment out everything inside the div id=”slide-wrap” (which opens on line 4 of index.php), so that means everything from line 5 to 69 inclusive.

  45. Hi Charles,
    I’am using this beautifull theme for my new blog ( thanks!), but i have a big problem with the site title on IE11;
    I replaced it by a logo, and the display on ie is enormous we just see a part of it. (the display is ok on Safari and Chrome)
    I tried to remove it and put a simple title instead of, but nothing happened anymore. My logo is still there even if i submit the changes.
    How can i have a good display of my logo everywhere?
    thank you for you help

    • Hi Aurélie, can you post a link to the logo file itself? I’m curious the dimensions of the image you uploaded.

      BTW, I see you plain site title (with no logo), so I think that issue is just a matter of your changes being cached locally or by your ISP.

  46. Hi Charles,

    Loving the theme so far! However, somehow the formatting of my widgets has broken somehow, and I have no idea what led up to it.

    You can see everything looks great on the main post page:,SHpl8qN#0

    But when you go to an individual post, the sidebar looks like this:,SHpl8qN#1

    All of the code for the widgets is the exact same.

    Can you help?

    Great job on the theme! 🙂

    • Hi Les, I’m not sure what’s happened there. Did you make any template changes? If not then I would guess you’ve added some html to the sidebar which has caused this.

      If you did edit a template then I’d suggest rolling back that change and seeing that fixes it. If not then I’d suggest looking at the HTML in your Subscribe widget…looks like that could be the cause.

      • Success!

        I deleted the “Related Searches” widget and then readded it. Once I did that, the formatting came back. Very strange, but it seems to have solved the issue.

        Thanks again for your support!

  47. Hi Charles, as for the site logo, I want it to stretch completely across the header. I tested the theme earlier and when I uploaded the 1000×400 logo it stretched all the way across. But now it won’t and I am using the same image

    • Hi Anothony, I can’t really help without being able to see the site in development. Did you add any code to the header banner area? That might mess with things.

      • Several issues, it is live now, it has “UNTITLED” on the static page, no where to remove that, and the menu no longer shows on the side bar. Only side bar is affiliates.

        • Hi Anthony, I’m not following the issues sorry. Can you be more specific?

    • Hi Rolf, look for line 92 in the index.php template file. You can change this there. Please do set up your theme as a child first if you are making such changes though, to ensure that future updates don’t overwrite your local customizations.

  48. hello,
    its really a very nice theme i would like to know that can we remove the photo slider and if yes then how.
    thank you

  49. Hi there,
    Love your newswire theme. Do miss options for footers and full with banner, is there an easy way to add them? Would love to use your theme if there is…

    • Hi Djoeke, I’m not sure what you mean by “options for footers and full with banner”. What kind of footer options? Where do you want a full width banner? We will be adding to the theme in the future, but you can always get customizations done on Tweaky.

      • Hi Charles,
        The banner I was referring to would need to function as a header, top page, full with. In terms of footers I would like to include 3 widget spaces at the bottom. I was wondeting how to (easily) include them in the theme…

        • Hi Djoeke, you can try uploading a full width banner image as a logo like this user did:

          Adding widget spaces to the footer would require some template customization which I wouldn’t describe as ‘easy’. You could probably find someone on Tweaky to do this, or a local WP developer.

  50. Dear sir,
    yes i saw that , but it is not helping as using that code is not helping removing the photo slider.
    It would be great if you can provide us the exact coding in the index.php so that we just have to copy paste all the coding.
    hope you do the needfull.
    and yes the theme is awesome,its really great a simple and nice one.

    • Hi Rohitashva, I can’t be any more explicit than I was in the comment above. It is as simple as removing or commenting out lines 5 to 69 of the index.php template. If you are not sure how to do that then I suggest you find a local WordPress developer to help or try Tweaky.

  51. How difficult would it be to only show posts in the slider that have a featured image? I’ll pay some one on Tweaky if it’s not too difficult. Also, future suggestion to have that option would be nice!

    • Hi Dan, that’s doable…I guess the question of how hard that is to do depends a bit on who you ask 🙂 I’d describe it as a medium level of difficulty. I’m sure you can find someone on Tweaky. If you only want to display certain post in the slider you can just flag those particular posts as “sticky” using the regular WordPress sticky posts feature. We set this up so you can use this to profile certain posts regardless of when they were posted. As soon as you flag one post as sticky it will appear in the slider in place of the latest which are always displayed below anyway. Hope that helps.

    • Yes, you’ll need to edit the header.php file to do this. Please set up the theme as a child first so that updates don’t revert your changes.

  52. Hello!

    How can I add custom banner on the place of header banner and sidebar, because i dont wanna put banner code?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Marko, you’ll have to edit the template files to do this, specifically the header.php, sidebar-home.php and sidebar-posts.php files. Please be sure to set up the theme as a child first so that future updates do not overwrite your local changes.

  53. Hihihihi Charles,

    Did you have the chance to take a look at the google not showing up?

    If you go on my site and check the code at the you see below that it’s showing only a portion of the adsense script even though I pasted all the script.

    • HI Caroline, yes, we found a bug which was causing this issue. We’ve fixed this and submitted an update to Should be available for install in the next week or so.

      • When is the new update coming out? We need to put our ads up, but they won’t show up on the slider.

        • Should be in the next week, though it dependant on the WordPress theme review process which we don’t control.

          • Hi Seth, easiest way to do this is use the WP sticky posts feature to control exactly which posts appear in the slider regardless of when they were posted…ie, just highlite those few posts you want to feature and update as necessary.

  54. Hi,

    First, I would like to say that the style of this template is very good. Thank you!

    I am new to wordpress and have limited experience. So I apologize if my questions are basic 😛

    I have a couple initial questions:
    1. How can I get a post category to appear in the menu bar? – It seems that ‘pages’ only appear on the bar with the black background.
    2. How do you get the ‘closed’ blockquote?

    Thanks! RJ

    • Hi RJ,

      1. Go to Appearance > Menus and create a custom menu. Apply it to the main navigation area and you will be able to control exactly what links appear in the nav. The default is just pages, but you can add whatever you like using a custom menu. Here’s a how to video: – it is a bit old now, but the basic principles are the same.
      2. Not sure what you mean here. Blockquotes are styled to display the opening ” on the right, but this is just a stylized way to present the blockquote, it doesn’t add a closing “. o chnage this you’d need to mess around with the style sheet.

      Hope that helps.

  55. Hai charles, is that possible to remove any widgets in side bar on main and home screen? i already remove all widgets, but categories, latest post and archive always shown up.

    and also if i open in mobile, is that possible to open all menu? right now it just onlu one menu, then i have to click it to open all menu i have. 🙂


    • Hi Eka,

      To display no widgets you can drop in an empty text widget to the home page sidebar under Appearance > Widgets. But in this case the sidebar will still be there it just won’t display any content which may not be ideal. The menu is purposefully designed to collapse on smaller browsers to better fit the smaller screen sizes. You can undo this by changing the responsive styles in the CSS.

  56. dear charles

    do you know why between the articles are so much place? i deactivated all plugins und reinstalled the theme but its every time the same problem.

    • Hi Manuel, can you be more specific. It all looks ok from here. I’m not sure exactly what you mean.

    • Hi Manuel, what browser and version are you using? I don’t see anything like that kind of gap in Chrome, FF or IE9.

  57. Hi, thanks for the great theme!

    I have a question on how to remove the “posted on (date)” at the top of every post? Thanks!

    • Hi Kitty, you’ll need to edit the content-single.php template file. Look for the div class “entry-meta”. Comment out or delete this entire dive to remove the meta data above the post title on the posts pages. Specifically that is everything on lines 4-6 (inclusive). When making local changes like this you should set up the theme as a child first so that future updates do not overwrite your local changes. Hope that helps.

  58. This is probably just something I’m overlooking, but I’m rather new to wordpress and am unsure about how to do it. In your demo, the words wrap on the smaller pictures on individual posts. When I insert the picture, I don’t see an option for wrapping the text.

    By the way, this is a fantastic looking theme: clean, readable, and professional looking.

    • Hi Rasby, when you insert an image into the post you have options to align the image right or left. Choose either of these options and size the image appropriately and the text will automagically wrap around the image. This isn’t a theme feature, it’s just standard WordPress functionality.

  59. Your theme is very good & simple but I am still unclear about one matter in connection with the use of images. Even if I delete a photo from the post/featured image, it does not get deleted from the site. I then have to go to the Media tab of WordPress and delete it also permanently from the Library. Is this normal?

    • No, if you remove a featured image or an image from a post it will be removed from the site. If it isn’t removing then it maybe a matter of clearing your local cache, or perhaps you ISP caches content on their network?

  60. Hey Charles, thanks for the quick reply. I shall wait and see because our website has just been launched…though I did clear my browser cache several times already, and also worked in other browsers too.
    One more problem: In the Space for Google Ads, it keeps throwing up this error (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); in both the slots. The ads are not flowing through from Adsense.
    But the ads are being pulled in a separate Ad sense WP Plugin we have installed for below every post.
    What am I doing wrong?

    • Hi Sorab, actually you are not doing anything wrong with the google ad code. There is a bug in that banner handling feature which will be addressed in the next update due in a week or so. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  61. Oh, ok thanks very much. Will await the next update then.
    Cheers and a happy new year to you and your team.

  62. Just a little update… on uploading 300px wide previews as featured images, and removing the slider, Im getting some decent site load times already. Down to about 2 secs in general. GT Metrix gives it an A for desktop (92%) and B for mobile (82%), and Google gives it a rating of 87% for desktops and 72% for mobiles. All those ratings are pretty respectable, and there are other improvements I will make, so they will improve.

    Looking forward to the update to the banner bug. Have you tested it with Adsense responsive ads? They seem a little unpredictable, but they cut out a lot of hassle for webmasters 🙂

    • Hi, we’ve just submitted an update of the theme to WordPress. This update fixes a bug with the banner code which will address that problem. We’ve also changed the way the theme uses featured images on archive pages to reduce load times when large images are used. The solution you mention here is also a good approach.

  63. Hi, I thought I should let you know of a compatibility issue between this theme and the Responsive Lightbox wordpress plugin ( Installing and activating the plugin and then clicking any empty area on a website (or even just clicking on the windows start button) causes the theme background to darken and prevents anyone from navigating a website. I have deactivated the plugin on my site which has fixed the problem.

  64. I’m using Newswire Theme – and would like to have a different featured image on each page. It’s a traditional website – static front page. But the featured images aren’t going up. I have put the image in the library. I have attached the image to a page. Still won’t work. What can I do? (I have also tried several plug-ins to get around this problem, and they don’t work. I deactivated them all.)

    • Hi Cynthia, without being able to see you site I’m not quite sure what it is you are trying to do. When you say you have attached images to a page, do you mean you set the featured image for each page or do you mean you added an image to the actual page content? Featured images are used by the theme for blog archive pages, but if you are creating static pages you still need to add the image into the actual content for it to display, We do it this way to give users the ultimate flexibility when it comes to laying out the content of static pages.

      • The site is (servers were down, but are up now.) Yes – i set a featured image for each page and in the media settings “attached” the image to the page. – OK I understand I must put it into the page content… I don’t quite get it, I wanted the image to be across the entire page beneath the navigation bar – if this will do it, that would be great.

        • OK. Thank you – I’ve got the image in there – looks like on my contact page I need to resize the image – make it come up higher. And I see on my home page I need to reinstate a headline into the white space.
          Just to be clear – don’t use the featured image? just put it in the static page?

          • Apologies for another email.
            I can’t have “home” on my landing page – If I insert css to be rid of it I get some awkward white space. How can I insert another headline into this space? (not Home)
            Thank you so much. It’s a great theme – I’m just not skilled with the details.

          • Hi Cynthia, it looks like you have figured out how to change the headline. To place an image on your pages you do need to insert these into the content of the page. You’ll want to resize and crop images appropriately. If you want to do something more or different you could try Tweaky for some professional help. We are not able to provide customization services ourselves, but any skilled WordPress developer will have no trouble with the theme.

  65. Charles, sorry to bother you with another question which is probably the result of my limited knowledge of WordPress.

    The only problem I’m having currently is that while the images in the individual posts look fine, some of the images re-size and look fine, but others must re-too large because only part of the image shows in the slider. Do you have any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?

    • Hi Rasby, this is because the images in each post display in their native dimensions, but the slider is a fixed dimension so it has to automaticaly try to crop and resize images to fit. Of course this doesn’t always look so good which is why we use the featured image for the slider. Best practice with the Newswire theme is to resize and crop a version of your image for each post to 1000 x 500px and then set this as the featured image for the post. You can then insert the original image to your post in what ever dimensions you want. Here’s a video on how to set the featured image for a post:

      This does add a step but gives you the ultimate flexibility to set the featured independant of the content in the post…you can even use a completely different image for the slider if you want.

      Hope that helps.

  66. I have added adsense code into the Banner codes section, but the banners are not showing up. I added the code a month ago. Why is this not working?

    • Hi Sara, there’s a bug in the code with the current version. We’ve just submitted a new version to WordPress to fix this. Should be available to install in the next week.

  67. Charles,

    I can see that the last few posts I’ve put up show in the slider but what about the items I built in the “Slider” category in the wp dashboard? 1.) How do I get them to show up? 2.) Can I get them to “override” or push to the front or be more important then post pics? 3.)There are five circles at the bottom of the slider, if I publish 5 sliders in the slider category will they simply fill up the slider bar?

    • Hi Caine, the slider by default displays the latest 10 posts from all categories. Having a “slider” category shouldn’t make a difference unless you’ve customized the template yourself? You can override the default behaviour of the slider and control exactly what posts appear by flagging those special posts as “sticky” using the native sticky posts function in WordPress. This way you can feature certain posts in the slider regardless of when they were posted.

      • What about the SLIDER category in the wp dashboard? It has a little pin next to it. You can “build” a slider in there. I have built a slider or two inside that category but they are not displaying in the slider bar it self. Not sure why…

        • Hi Caine, I’m afraid I don’t know what the slider category is. It isn’t a feature of our theme and I don’t think will have any impact on the slider in our theme. Have you got any other slider plugins installed?

          • That was it. Thank you. I removed the “Corpo” plug in (which came with another theme) and the dashboard line item blinked out. 🙂

  68. Hi,
    I’m using The Newswire theme for my school project. It’s so amazing and clean, I love it. It was working very well until I tried to customize widgets on the sidebar then the slider disappeared leaving a downloading circle behind. Any suggestions?
    Thank you.

    • Hi Eric, without being able to see the site I can’t really say what might have happened sorry.

  69. Fair play Charles, Ive been manually making/adding a second copy of all images to use as featured, so this will save me a lot of hassle, and will be good for rankings too! Looking forward to the update, any idea about WordPress schedules for adding updated themes?

    I just noticed that you also done the Surfarama theme, another beautiful responsive layout! Have you plans to submit an update for that with the high resolution images issue sorted too? I have another site which Im just about to go over to tune it speed-wise, so would love to not have to add all those images again 🙂

    • Hi, no idea about the WordPress schedule sorry. Updates are normally handled within a week, so I’m expecting it to go live by the end of this week.

      With regards to the Surfarama theme we don’t have any plans to issue any updates at this time, but will look at this for the next round. In the meantime I suggest you talk to Solid Web Design who are talking credit for the design so perhaps they can help.

  70. I am new to this and do not understand wordpress a lot, I am having a problem with the Nav, bar, home, about us, etc. could someone please help me and also the two menus.. what does this mean.. Is there a tutorial.. my catagories are not showing up either.. I am disabled and have a problem trying to get this going, it is for a site on being disabled.. Please help.

    • Hi Talmadge, I’m not sure how much I can help without being able to see the site you are setting up. The site link your provided doesn’t have this theme enabled. I can tell you that the theme displays all pages in the nav by default, but you can manage the navigation menu yourself. To do this you need to login and go to Appearance > Menus, create a new menu, then assign it to the primary menu spot. The theme also has a secondary menu which appears the very top of the page next to the date for secondary navigation, eg. privacy, terms and contact links etc. To manage this you create a second custom menu and assign this to the secondary navigation spot in the admin. Once you have created these menus you can add/edit/remove any links you like from the nav.

      This tutorial video is for an older version of WordPress, but the basic functions are still the same:

  71. Hi Charles,

    First of all, thanks a lot for your theme, nice looking and great to use!
    I have a question about performances : Google speed test gives us a quite low note (mobile is 57 and computer is 70). It seems that part of the slowness comes from the scripts and css (

    Are you aware of this (or is it our website that we didn’t set up correctly! 😉 ).

    Thanks a lot for your feedback

    Best regards,


    • Hi Remi, it is a mix of things that impact your page speed score. No doubt we could improve some things on the code side, and you can help by optimizing images. We do have an ongoing program of work planned for our themes and page speed is one of the things we look at. I just can’t promise a timeline on any changes. Building and releasing free themes necessarily has to come behind making a living 🙂

      FYI, when I run our demo site for this theme through the page speed tool I get better scores (66 and 84), and I think you will find any site will always have some issues they can fix (eg. gets a 69 and 56!) so I wouldn’t fixate on this.

      • Hi Charles,

        Thanks for your answer! I’m of course aware that maintaining free themes (quality themes!) is a lot of work, and thanks again for making them available.

        I’ll try to check what come from our side, thanks!

  72. Is it possible to hide a post from the “Top Post” slider? Or more importantly disassociate an image from a post that is appearing in the slider? We have a post published featuring an image slider and it is only featuring an unflattering portion of an image. Plus, it is not recognizing the open-graph image designated for the post.

    • Alisa, the slider uses the featured image from the post. Easiest thing is to set a different featured image or crop the existing one to a size and dimension that suits the slider. You can also control which posts specifically…the slider by defaults shows all the latest posts, but if you use the regular WP sticky posts feature it will show only those posts you have flagged as sticky. The theme doesn’t have any bake in Open Graph features and the slider certainly doesn’t use open graph data. If you have OGP enabled I presume you are using a plugin for this so any issues would be related to that.

  73. I’ve installed the latest update but it still looks horrid in ie 8 and as for ie 7, forget it!! Is there anything that can be done to make this work in older versions of Internet Explorer? I really don’t want to switch to another theme but ….

    • Mary J, if IE7 support is a show stopper for you then I suggest you do switch to another theme. We have no plans to support IE7. We have implemented pretty good support for IE8 with the theme and I think you’ll find our demo site looks OK in IE8, so I’m not sure why the images on your site are getting messed up. Have you made any local customizations to the CSS or templates?

  74. I can’t seem to make Google AdSense code work in the Banner Code boxes. I read in the comments that someone had a similar problem with Amazon code. Please let me know if I can send sample code directly to you rather than post in the comments section.

    Other than this issue, I think the theme is great and perfect for my needs. Thank you!

    • Hi James, there is a bug in the banner code function. We’ve uploaded an update and await this going live on Should be available this coming week.

  75. Hi, I’m still experimenting with the excellent newswire theme.
    I have a category in the main navigation with 9 posts. When the category displays the 9 posts, for each post, is there any way to display a ‘Read More’ rather than 3 dots?

    • Hi Pete, there is no easy admin setting to change this. You’ll need to customize the archive templates to achieve this.

      • Thank you Charles

        I can’t find anything in archive.php or category.php which refers to what I want.

        However in functions.php I have found the code below. Is this what I need to change?

        * Custom excerpt function
        if ( ! function_exists( ‘newswire_excerpt’ ) ) :
        function newswire_excerpt($limit) {
        $excerpt = explode(‘ ‘, get_the_excerpt(), $limit);
        if (count($excerpt)>=$limit) {
        $excerpt = implode(” “,$excerpt).’…’;
        } else {
        $excerpt = implode(” “,$excerpt);
        $excerpt = preg_replace(‘`[[^]]*]`’,”,$excerpt);
        return $excerpt;

        • Hi Pete,

          Index.php (at around lines 74-88) look for this block of codes:

          < ?php $sticky = get_option("sticky_posts"); if ( get_query_var('paged') ) { $paged = get_query_var('paged'); } elseif ( get_query_var('page') ) { $paged = get_query_var('page'); } else { $paged = 1; } $fargs = array( 'ignore_sticky_posts' => 1,
          'paged' => $paged
          $rPosts = new WP_Query( $fargs );

          and replace it with:

          < ?php $sticky = get_option("sticky_posts"); if ( get_query_var('paged') ) { $paged = get_query_var('paged'); } elseif ( get_query_var('page') ) { $paged = get_query_var('page'); } else { $paged = 1; } $fargs = array( 'ignore_sticky_posts' => 1,
          'cat' => '1,127',
          'paged' => $paged
          $rPosts = new WP_Query( $fargs );
          $temp_query = $wp_query;
          $wp_query = NULL;
          $wp_query = $rPosts;

          In the line that says ‘cat’ => ‘1,127’, 1 and 127 are the category IDs. It means it will only display posts from categories 1 and 127. They can be separated by comma. If you want to exclude a specific category, just add a negative sign. So, ‘cat’ => ‘-5’, means it will include all categories except category id 5.

          Also, please set up the theme as a child first so that any future updates don’t overwrite your local changes.


          • Thank you Charles. This does not work for me, I’m not sure what you have suggested, I don’t think it addresses what I would like to do.

            I’m using a Category as part of my main navigation and the template used is category.php not index.php.

            To reiterate………. When the category displays the 9 posts, for each post, is there any way to display a ‘Read More’ rather than 3 dots?

            I am using a child theme as well.

          • Hi Pete, seems I’ve managed to reply to your comment with the answer to someone elses comment. Have you tried your original suggestion?

          • Thanks Charles. My original question is ……………

            I have a category in the main navigation with 9 posts. When the category displays the 9 posts, for each post, is there any way to display a ‘Read More’ rather than 3 dots?

            In functions.php I have found the code below. Is this what I need to change?
            the display from 3 dots to ‘Read More’? I can’t find anything else and am unsure of what to do.
            * Custom excerpt function
            if ( ! function_exists( ‘newswire_excerpt’ ) ) :
            function newswire_excerpt($limit) {
            $excerpt = explode(‘ ‘, get_the_excerpt(), $limit);
            if (count($excerpt)>=$limit) {
            $excerpt = implode(” “,$excerpt).’…’;
            } else {
            $excerpt = implode(” “,$excerpt);
            $excerpt = preg_replace(‘`[[^]]*]`’,”,$excerpt);
            return $excerpt;

          • yeah you can update that function but make sure you’re using child-theme so it will not overwrite in the next theme update


            $excerpt = implode(" ",$excerpt) . '...';


            $excerpt = implode(" ",$excerpt);
            $excerpt .= ' <a href="'. get_permalink() .'" rel="nofollow">read more</a>';

            Hope that helps

          • Thank you very much Ryan, that has indeed helped.
            The words ‘read more’ do appear now but they are not active, they don’t have a hyperlink to view the Post. Could you possibly point me in the right direction to make the words ‘read more’ link to the Post please?

          • The code actually does point to the correct posts and I already tested it, just make sure you copy and implemented the code correctly.

          • Hi, I’ve been looking through the WordPress codex but I’m not sure how you have set things up for ‘read more’. Could you possibly let me know where to look please?

            Also I am not using the ‘read more’ on a home page, I am using the category.php i.e. the Posts are displayed on category.php. Is this possibly why the ‘read more’ is not working?

          • I’ve already answered into your other comment, please if possible don’t post duplicate question.

          • Thank you Ryan. You are right, I hadn’t copied and pasted correctly! Many apologies. Everything is fine now. This is a great theme.

  76. I absolutely love your theme. Great job.
    I have a small issue with hyperlinks though. I’d like to change the hyperlinks color inside my posts so that they could appear different from the Theme Color Scheme (which you can define in the Customize tab).
    Hope you can help me. Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Hi Tony,

      You can add this to the bottom of the style sheet:

      .post-content a,
      .post-content a:visited {
      color: #f00 !important;

      #f00 is the hex code for the color you want to make the links in side posts.

  77. hey i like so much this theme good job
    but i want to add a 3 footer below navigation how i can do it??

    • Hi Michy, glad you like the theme. I’m not sure what you mean, can you describe in more detail please.

  78. Hi there,
    I am trying your theme and love it, but have some questions being the first one:
    Some of the things I previously had on my side bar don’t show on my homepage anymore, but they show on my “about me” page? I would like for them to show on my homepage sidebar again, how do I switch them back?
    Thanks for your help!

    • Hi Patricia, you can set the content of the sidebars under Appearance > Widgets. There is a dedicated sidebar widget area for the home page, posts and pages.

      • Thank you for your quick response! I will post my questions one by one as I build my blog. Your theme seems really friendly, especially for the ones like me who don’t know much.

  79. Hi,

    Great theme – thanks!! I’m trying to create a Child theme for The Newswire, but when I do, the header is completely unformatted, no search, the menus are a list of links. Any thoughts?


    • Hi Reed, hard to say without more info. Can you share a link or some more details about exactly what you’ve done?

      • I reinstalled and tried it again, and it was fine! Thanks for the quick reply!

  80. Hi, in this theme, I am not able to find out the “Quick Edit” option for the published posts.
    So it’s not possible to send a published post back to draft, if we don’t like the post. In other words,I am not finding it possible to unpublish a post.
    Can you please guide, as to how a published post can be reverted back to draft ??

    • Hi Shantinath, the theme only controls the font end look of your website, it doesn’t touch the admin and certainly doesn’t have any functionality related to the quick edit. If your quick edit links are gone that is an issue with your installation of WordPress, or possibly some plugin(s) you are using, not the theme. When you go to Posts > View All in the admin you should see the quick edit link when you hover over the post title with your mouse. You can also change the status of a post on the main post edit screen.

      • Thanks for your reply. The problem got solved. I think the problem was because I was using an older version of worpress 3.3.

  81. This is an excellent theme. I love the design. However, there is one major glitch.

    You can see it when you visit the site. Click anywhere on the screen except for a link and suddenly the whole site becomes unresponsive and it shifts to the background. Try clicking on the search button also and the same thing happens. Please solve this problem asap, I need to launch my site by the 26th of January. Otherwise, this is a perfect theme , I love it.

    • Hi Tanay, I’m not at my office at the moment so I’m unable to really look closely but I can assure you that the behaviour you report is almost certainly not related to the theme. The theme is used by many people and I have not heard this before. There’s also no way that would accept the theme to the directory with a bug like this (they test all themes thoroughly). Much more likely is that you have a plugin which is clashing with the theme or another plugin in some way. I suggest turning off all plugins and re-enable them one by one until you find the problem.

  82. Just wanted to say thanks. This is a great theme, and I look forward to learning how to tweak it for my purposes. Really, it won’t need much, so thanks a heap!

  83. Hi,
    I have tried a lot, but couldn’t find a way to make the desired change. So I am having to ask you this— > How can I control the width of drop-down menus? Please go the site- . There, if you hover your mouse over a few main menu items, some drop-down menus appears. Those drop-down options are so wide, that they seem to encroach in the area of sideby menu too. So it looks quite odd. Ideally, I want the width of those menu to be equal to the width of their parent, main-menu, from which they are originating. So how can it be done, or how can at least the width be reduced a bit?

    I am using child theme, and I already tried finding the corresponding code a lot. I guess the codes are these lines—
    ” .menu-top ul li ul.sub-menu li a,
    .menu-top ul li ul.children li a,
    nav[role=navigation] .menu ul li ul.sub-menu li a,
    nav[role=navigation] .menu ul li ul.children li a {
    display: block;
    min-height: 38px; /* for ie8 & below */
    min-height: 3.8rem;
    font-size: 85%;
    line-height: 1.8;
    padding: 7px 20px; /* for ie8 & below */
    padding: 0.7rem 2rem;
    -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
    -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
    -o-box-sizing: border-box;
    box-sizing: border-box;

    and I tried making lots of variations in this code, but couldn’t achieve what I wanted.

    Please help in this. will be highly thankful.

    • Hi Shantinath, It looks like you have solved this. I don’t see any wide menu items in the dropdowns. My suggestion would be to replace the default menu with a custom menu in which you can control the labels applied to each page making them as short as you like.

      • No! The problem still remains, and I was anxiously waiting for your suitable response. But I guess your response didn’t help me a bit 🙁 I tried creating a custom menu, but didn’t know how to alter the drop-down menu widths for them :/
        Here is the screenshot of the problem- ,
        Please see the red highlighted portion of image and help me with the solution.

        Thanks in advance.

        • Shantinath, I suggest you use another theme. We have worked hard to develop and offer a theme for everyone to use at no cost. We can’t also provide everyone free technical support to customize the theme to their particular tastes. We especially can’t provide such help when the request is rude.

  84. How can I try chaining the font color on my text posts? I’ve tried and it won’t display certain colors, which only happens with this theme.

    • Hi Seth, real easy…line 137 in the style sheet controls the main font color. Cheers.

  85. I am trying to load a 468×60 banner from my library into the customize area. When I use this code –

    the banner enlarges only showing “1300 Soldiers” in the banner space on page. What is the correct way to display my image?

    • Hi Tessil, looks like you have replaced the banner with regular text. To display the banner you can use this code:

      img src="" [with angle brackets]

      Hope that helps.

  86. Hi, thank you very much for your great free theme! Can you please tell me how to limit the number of posts shown in the home page? Best

    • Hi dismappa, go to Settings > Reading and set the number of posts per page there.

  87. Hi Charles, I am trying to help my stepdad with his site and am using your template. He doesnt want there to be a comment facility on his site but i cant seem to remove it. I have tried commenting out the comment.php but this means my footer is messed up on pages. Any help appreciated.

    • Hi Francesca, you don’t need to make any changes to the theme actually. Go to Settings > Discussion and disable all comments. This can be overridden at the post and page level so if you have enabled comments specifically on any given post or page you will also need to disable these via the specific post or page admin screen. Below the main editing interface you will see a checkbox to enable or disable comments. If you don’t see that you need to check out the screen options tab (top right) to display this setting.

    • Hi Susie, to get a bigger image you must be sure to upload a large version of the image to start with (WordPress can’t increase the size of an image). Of course you also want to make sure you don’t upload too large an image or it may slow you site down. For posts I would recommend an image say 1000px wide, which will be plenty big enough for the post itself as well as the home page slider. You can use simple online image editing tools like to crop and resize iamges. Hope that helps.

      • Follow up comment…it looks like you do have a larger version of the particular image in question, but you have inserted a smaller version of the image to your post. Delete this and add the image again, this time making sure to select the full size version from the media library.

        • Great thanks for the tip. For some reason when I upload my pictures and select “center” alignment, the picture appears small in my posts, but when I select no alignment, it posts full size. Happy it works either way. Thanks again.

  88. Just downloaded the newswire theme and love it, however when I upload media to a story and mark the story as featured, the pictures are not showing up in the slider, is there another way to connect them so that they show up?


    • Hi Shelly, I’m not sure what mean by marking the story as featured, do you mean making it sticky? Either way, did you set the featured image for your post?

      • I’m new to all of this! What is sticky? Our old one we would just make a category that was marked carousel and it would show up on the slider so I’m not sure how to put the pics on a different way.

        • Righto. With the Newswire theme it works a bit differently. You don’t need a special category. It will automatically display the latest posts in the slider, but you can override this behaviour by marking particular posts as “sticky” in which case only those posts will be displayed in the slider. This is a handy way to control exactly which posts are featured regardless of when they were posted.

          Sticky posts is a core WordPress feature (not theme specific). Check out this how to:

  89. Hello! I love this theme, and am so grateful for its many features. I am very new to wordpress and still trying to figure out some basics. I’ve been trying to center my logo in the header (and center the menu options in the menu bar just below the header) using the css editor, but can’t seem to figure out which lines to alter to make centering possible. If you’d be willing to help me customize the theme to be centered, I would be VERY appreciative! Thank you for reading my super-newbie question!

    best wishes, Scott

    • Hi @scott,

      Thanks for using our theme

      To center logo
      Just simply add this code in text-align: center;
      width: 100%;

      text-align: center;
      width: 100%;

      To center menu, you have to do the ff.
      1. Instead of float: left in menu list update it to display: inline-block;
      2. In menu ul just simply add text-align: center;

      You can also contact our paid support for further customization

      Hope that helps

  90. Hey Charles,
    Love the theme, I was wondering if it was possible to get all of my section pages to look like the front page. So if each other of my pages were a news category, they would be the home pages for their respected sections.

    • Hi @jeremy,

      Thanks for using our theme

      What do you mean section pages? or maybe you mean Category page? in WordPress there’s no possible option for that like page template for page so I suggest these way instead

      category-{slug}.php or

      Hope that helps

  91. Hello. I’m trying to do a couple things but having no luck with my little knowledge of coding.

    the site I’m working on is:

    1 – is there a way to center the logo in the header?

    2 – when hovering over page names on the menu bar, only a portion of the box is highlighted. is there a way to have entire box highlight?

    3 – is there a way to hide the title of a page once you have selected it?

    thank you!

    • Hi @molly,

      Thanks for using our theme

      1. Follow the comment thread, I’ve provided info there on how to center logo
      2. I’m thinking a couple times why you need that? it’s kinda weird but anyway it’s your way of customization, yes there is a way, use this code for highlight{ background-color: #dd3333; }
      3. open content-page.php and remove intire header code in there

      Hope that helps

  92. hi, I really like your theme. But the theme page at looks expired. How can I download?

    • Hi Aiko, yes, it is offline while we make some bug fixes. Will be back soon.

  93. Hey Charles, love the theme and are am having a great time adapting it to my needs. Could you please tell me how I can get the social media icons to open the links in a new page?
    I have tried adding target=”_blank” in the header.php but to no avail.
    Any help would be much appreciated.

    • Hi @penee,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Yeah you’re using the right code, just make sure you’ve added it in the anchor, I’ve tested it and it works fine, so if you’ve added it in the right way, try these troubleshoot tips

      1. check for suspicious plugin or I suggest disable all and enable one by one.
      2. if things still not working, contact us so we can have a look into your site code and provide further customisation.

      Hope that helps

  94. Hello, I appreciate your theme very much, but I have two issues:

    1) When I set a background image it fills the entire page, including content, so it is difficult to read the post text. I think it should be something about transparency, but (I’m sorry) I am very new to css.

    2) About the responsiveness: in my samsung galaxy next I can see too much empty space between posts when they are displayed in vertical. The same thing occurs when I resize my laptop window (w7+chrome) “too” quickly.

    Thank you!


    • Hi @antonino,

      Thanks for using our theme

      1. Transparency can also be use by using solid color like, red, green blue, sample code rgba(248, 248, 248, 0.92);
      2. We designed this site on common device resolution, you can contact our support if you’d like us to work and fix for Samsung Galaxy size.

      Hope that helps

  95. I love this theme. I love it so much. But, I really don’t like the grey background behind the widgets on the right-hand side bar.

    How can I make it all white?


    • Hi @katie,

      Thanks for using our theme

      You can update it in style.css in line #1968

      Hope that helps

  96. Hi Charles

    I love your theme, it would be perfect for my blog. But I can’t find it anywhere. All download links go to wordpress, but there the link is gone. Can you link me?

    Thank you very much!

    • Hi Grietje, the Newswire theme is temporarily unavailable while we make some improvements. It will be back online in a few days. Sorry for the inconvenience.

      • Hello! I am trying to launch a student newspaper by Feb 14 and would love to use your theme. How soon will the theme be available to use? We had started editing it for another site, but wanted to load it on our new domain. Exporting the old site just moves our content, obviously, so there’s very little we can do right now.

        Thank you!

        • Hi Mariah, the theme update has been submitted to the WordPress directory. It has also been approved so now we await it going live. We don;t have any control over this timing, but I expect it will be in the next couple of days.

  97. Charles,
    Sorry for being so vague before. I found a way to reword my question. How do I add the slider to each page that appears in the menu bar?

    • Hi @Jeremy, this will require some theme customization, beyond the level of support we can provide here in the comments. Also making this change you should be sure to set up your theme as a child theme first so that future theme updates don’t overwrite your local changes. If you would like our help with this please email us at and we can provide an estimate. Thanks.

  98. Hi !

    Thank you for your theme, it’s cool ! I have just a little problem with “the latest news” below the slides : I fail to make appear severals articles like in your video. I have just one item which appears. Is that a code’ problem or just a parameter to change ?

    Ah, and excuse my english, I’m french 🙂

    Thank you !

    • Salut! I think this is just a setting issue…go to Settings > Reading and check the number of posts per page. By default this is 10, but possibly this has been changed on your installation of WordPress?

  99. We thought using your Newswire theme in one of our projects but the download link is still unavailable. Can you tell the precise day that will be available?


    • Hi Carolina, unfortunately I can’t share the precise day because it is out of our hands. The theme update has been submitted to and the review team there has approved it, but it is up to them when they push it out live. We’re expecting it any day now, but can’t be sure exactly when it will land. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  100. Hi there,

    I have to repeat, really nice theme, clean and rich at the same time.

    I have a question and a request.
    Since my site is not in English I translated most of the front end, however I can’t find some phrases. For example “Next Page” and “Previous Page” buttons as well as “Posted on XXXX by YYYY”. Since I am pretty new to WP I am assuming that translation of the comment area must be done inside the core WP or using special plug-in.

    The second is request. From the comments above I understand that footer can’t be customized. Would you consider adding a customizable footer area so we can achieve similar result as you have on this page.

    • Hi Dusan, you’ll need to look into the functions file to find those text fragments. A footer widget area is a good idea. We’ll look at that for the next version, though I can’t say when that might be.

      • Thanks Charles. I was able to fix first two issues, next I will check how to translate the Comments section.

        It would be great if you could include those text fragments in translate vocabularies in the future fixes. That way every new patch doesn’t overwrite my changes in functions file.

  101. Hi Charles, seems like take a lot of time to approve the update of newswire. Is possible to have the .zip of theme by you?

    Thank you for develop a wonderful and clean theme like newswire!

    • Hi @davide,

      Thanks for using our theme

      If you already have the theme installed then it will automatically show update every time we added new update.

      Hope that helps

      • Hi Rian s,

        no i don’t have the theme, so i asked you for the .zip.
        But if this is a problem, don’t worry, i can wait!


        • Hi Davide, I’m sorry for the inconvenience, but we would rather you wait for the official release through Cheers.

    • Hi Dan,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Title of what? post, page, category, front-page only or what? please be specific.
      To answer your e.g. you want to center post title, view the site source code by using Firebug or Inspect Element(builtin in Chrome and Safari) then see if you can find title class if so then just simply add .title-class{ .entry-title }

      Hope that helps

  102. Hi! I’m using The Newswire, and I love it. But the slider doesn’t work 🙁 It’s like something went wrong with my posts. Instead of the slider I just have the default picture and the next post’s title underneath? Can you please help? – Caja

    • Hi Caja, are you using any other slider plugins which might be clashing with the themes own slider? Maybe Nextgen or similar? My only advice is to try disabling other plugins and see if that addresses the problem.

  103. Hi, great theme! We love it, but we’re having some difficulty with the alignment of the logo and the banner beside it in the header. As you can see from our test site mentioned above, the logo appears slightly lower on the page than the ad banner. I’m not sure where in the files I need to make the adjustment. Can you help me out? Thanks!

    • Hi @denis,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Just simply remove padding top in #site-heading selector in your style.css file and you’re good to go. Also making this change you should be sure to set up your theme as a child theme first so that future theme updates don’t overwrite your local changes.

      Hope that thelps

  104. I love this theme, and I’m so glad I found it. I’m new to WordPress & PHP/CSS/HTML, so I’m picking it all up as I go along. I would very much like to include the author name and date below the title in the feed and in the post. I believe I need to include something along the lines of this…


    …but haven’t quite worked out where yet…any help would be appreciated!

      • Aha! I figured out what I wanted! I copied date / author function code from the the single.php page and added it to the content.php below the entry title like this:

        <article id="post-” >

        <a href="” title=”” rel=”bookmark”>

  105. Hi there.
    Thank you for your theme, is great!
    I installed the theme on a site and it has a problem with the mobile version for tablets, I can not access the sub pages via the main menu.

    Any help would be much appreciated.


    • Hi Soraya, can you send me a link to your site? Also, are you using any kind of plugin to serve a mobile version? I ask because the theme does show subpages in the responsive menu.

  106. Hi!

    I’m using the sticky post tool to show posts on slider. Is there any way to avoid that the slider posts appears also on latest news on the homepage?


    • Hi Carolina, that seems to be a bit of an oversight in the way we’ve coded the theme, we’ll change that in the next version. Give us a couple of weeks to get that out.

  107. Hello,
    In the section “Social media Icon” How income the “mailto”?
    thank you very much

    • Hi Ariel, I think you are asking how to use the email icon? Look for the email field under Appearance > Customize > Social Media Icons and just enter “”

  108. Hi Charlie!

    Tks for thhis awesome and clean theme.
    About the (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); bug. Any solution?


    • Hi @Rodrigo,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Where and when the bug happen? can you elaborate more?


  109. Hy, Sorry maybe is a easy question but how do i put the images in slider.? (I’m tottaly new in this )

  110. how can i put a category to be exact like page? so i can post in it and its gonna appear in the upper bar

    • Hi Tiby, go to Appearance > Menus to create and manage a custom menu. This way you can add category links to the navigation menu, as well as any other links you want. The default menu is just static pages, but a custom menu allows you to put whatever you like in the nav.

      • I did as you said with the categories, but allow me to put the Categories section to Comment … can you help me please .. I’m sorry if I bug you but just do not realize how … thanks
        I ad the website….is a church site

        • Hi Tiby, I’m not sure what you mean by “…, but allow me to put the Categories section to Comment…”, but then I see you are using another theme now so seems you’ve chosen a different direction. All the best.

  111. Hi again… how to make a box coment under every article (sorry i`m a beginer)

    • Hi Tiby, you need to enable comments under Settings > Discussion. You can also enable/disable comments at the individual post level, so if you’ve created posts while having comments disabled at the site level then you’ll need to enable these at the post level.

  112. Is it possible to remove the latest post underneath the slider, so the homepage only shows the slider?

    • Hi Caja, it is possible, but this will require some template customization. If you need help you can email us at and we’ll make an estimate to do this for you.

  113. Amazing theme, really the best I’ve found that delivers in style and navigability. Cheers!

    I’m having trouble utilizing the Customize option at all. The settings are solid from the very first time I set up the theme, but I haven’t been able to change anything since. It no longer shows the homepage to the right, and any changes are reset the instant it’s clicked to save.

    Is this a widespread issue or is a plug-in clashing with controls?

    • Hmm, havn’t had any other reports of this and alls well here. I think you might be right about a plugin conflict.

      • Okay. Figured it was worth a shot. I’ve tried different browsers, changing around themes, etc. Everything except disabling plug-ins and deleting/reloading the theme (last resort). If you hear anything down the road feel free to reply. Thanks for your time!

  114. Hi Guys, thanks for the latest update, I see that Prev/Next can now be translated.

    However I have problem with Adsense now. From comments above it seems that some people had issues with previous version, which was working OK for me but with latest update I see (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); and obviously no ads.

    • Hi @dusan,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Did you add the code right in HTML Tab or inside posts? make sure you din’t click Visual as it overwrite or remove JS code and resulted to broken code.

  115. Hi guys,

    I just noticed one more issue. It seems you are doing some serious filtering when saving theme settings because also mailto get stripped resulting in link to domain http.

    • Thanks Dusan. We did recently add some sanitization to those fields and seem to have broken that one in the process…will issue and update asap.

      • Great. It would be great if you would also enable translating “POSTED ON” “BY”, which are the last very noticeable text snippets that still have to be hardcoded, into next update. Thanks.

        • Hi @dusan,

          Thanks for using our theme

          Actually the text is ready for translation by using “newswire” text-domain (no quote), of if you prefer doing it manually you can find it in functions.php in at line #765

          and yeah, we will include it in the next update

          Hope that helps

  116. Is there a way to have a permanent introductory post on the front page?

    • Hi @Aaron,

      Thanks for using our theme

      If you mean settings, unfortunately no, but you can hardcode it in index.php file.

      Hope that helps

      • So I figured out a way to do what I wanted and got the slider onto a different page but now instead of latest posts under the slider it just shows a permalink to the current page. Where would I go to fix this? Why would it recognize the page as a post?

        • This sounds like a query issue, try adding wp_reset_query(); or wp_reset_postdata(); after your while code

          Hope that helps

    • Hi Aaron, one other tip which might help. The home page slider by default shows the latest posts, but you can override this by setting one or more posts as “sticky”, then only these posts will show in the slider. Set just one as “sticky” and it will be your permanent home page featured post.

  117. Is there any way to make the posts page and the category pages have 3 columns of posts instead of 2 columns of posts and a sidebar? I put display:none in the css for sidebar and it removes the display of the 3rd col but I do not know how to make the posts fill the 3rd column. Thank you!

    • Hi @Mary

      Thanks for using our theme

      This functionality requires some theme customisation and it’s beyond we can help here at comment, however we do provide support just contact us at, thanks

  118. Hello,

    First off I’d just like to thank you a bunch for an amazing and easy to adjust theme.
    My question is if it is somewhat doable to change the main colors depending in the page you are on. I am using 4 blog categories as my ‘pages’, and would like every category to get its own color.
    For instance, when hovering over the menu item, I want every menu item to have its own color (only on hover), and I want the entire menu to adjust its color to the page that is currently visited.
    Thanks a bunch for giving me a hint on how to achieve this!


    • Hi @Ricardo,

      Thanks for using our theme

      All can be done by using CSS alone, here’s a hint e.g. on Apple, you can simply add body.category-apple{ your code here }, and for menu you can simply use nth-child(), css3 pseudo code.

      Just make sure you’re using child-theme.

      Hope that helps

  119. I suppose the comments strips out the code, here’s a stripped version.

    iframe src=”linktoamazonadvertisement” width=”300″ height=”250″ scrolling=”no” border=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ style=”border:none;” frameborder=”0″ /iframe

    • Hi Dan, this feature has proven very problematic to the extent that we are actually removing it out of the next version of the theme. The only way to reliably add banners to the site is to add your banner code to the template files. We’ll be commenting the template files in the next version to make this a bit easier.

  120. A part of the slider images dissapears when I open my website on an Iphone. I set the images to 1000px by 500px and the look fine on a Macbook but not on a mobile device. The theme seems to zoom in on the image. For me this is a problem because I put text in the pictures. Is this a bug in the responsiveness and will it be fixed soon? Beside this issue I like the theme very much and don t want to remove the slider. Thx.

    • Hi @Pat,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Can you visit and see if the slider works fine? if same then this is something on small screen devices because it works fine on my Android device otherwise this is something in your end.

  121. Hi,
    many thanks for the wonderful theme “the newswire”. I love it!

    But I´ve got a little problem since the last update –
    the mailto-button in the social-media-icon-bar doesn`t work correctly. When I enter my Mailto url (f.e. there is no mail-window opens, but the URL will open in the browser address bar.
    It also does not work with commands like “mailto:” or “a href”.
    What I have to do?
    Any help for me?

    • Hi Gabi, did you try entering just your email address into that field with nothing else?

      • Hi, I try just the email address and I try it with “mailto:email@email”

        • it does`t matter, what I entering,- the link will open in the browser instead of a e-mail window

        • Hi @gabi,

          Thanks for using our theme

          It’s a theme bug, you can fix it temporarily in header.php at line 87, simply remove the esc_url() function in there, so instead of esc_url( EMAIL_CODE ) it’s now EMAIL_CODE, we’ll provide a fix soon.

          Hope that helps

  122. Here’s an odd one

    Is there any way to possibly disable google fonts? I’m porting over a forum theme that i made to wordpress. Your theme is an excellent skeleton for porting my old theme over in order to give my readers a good transitional look over from our old system.

    Unfortunately, our old theme has some custom font for the nav and headline texts

    • Hi @darren,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Yes, open style.css and remove all import fonts in there.

      Hope that helps

  123. PHP 5.4 , debug=true;
    I have some errors on page:
    Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /public/wp-content/themes/the-newswire/index.php on line 43

    public/wp-content/themes/the-newswire/content.php on line 14

    Looks like a very old PHP code.

  124. Hello there,
    and thank you for always being willing to help us.
    I’ve installed adsense ads on my blog a few times and waited for a few days but they don’t show up. Sometimes they take a little bit of time but mine never show up. I wonder if you have any ideas why?
    thank you so much.

    • Hi Patricia, I recommend updating to the latest version which uses a better method for handling the banner code. Once you have upgraded versions go to Appearance > Edit and add your banner code to the banner templates we have added to the theme.

  125. Hi Charles! I like your theme! Thank you very much! I have translated the po-files into Swedish, but still the month at the top of the front page is in English. How can I translate the month up there intp Swedish? I also wonder… if it is optional to display the name and link to your site in the footer? 🙂

  126. Hello, I updated to 1.0.7 and now I can’t find the banner code, how can I restore it? (in header and CSS)

    • Hi Antonino, yes we moved away from the old method and now there are two banner ad templates which you can add your banner code to. Look under Appearance > Edit and add you code to the banner templates. Should be easy to find.

  127. Hello,

    I had great difficulty upgrading to the new version of the theme. I ended up simply copying all of the files in the server theme folder. But I would like to figure out what was going wrong before the next update. Basically I would hit “update” and nothing would happen, no matter what method I attempted to use.

    Also, another question I had was partially answered by your March 5 post. I noticed that the banner code option is gone. Where would I find the comments in the template files to help add banner codes that you mention?

    • Hi Kreilj. I don’t know what would cause the problem with updating the theme. It *sounds* more like a core WP issue than a theme issue. What version of WP are you running?

      • Running WordPress 3.8.1

        As I said, I was able to manually upload all of the needed files as a workaround. I had created a child theme to tweak a few details that weren’t working well with some plugins. But I assume that wouldn’t interfere with installing an update to the parent theme.

        For now, I’d like to learn how to re-introduce banner ads manually, if that is indeed possible with the new update.

        Thanks in advance for your help.

        • Hi Kreulj,

          In the new version we moved the banner mgmt out of the Customize menu (for various reasons). To add banners go to Appearance > Edit and look for the two new banner templates which are clearly named. Copy and paste your banner code into those and the theme will do the rest. You can also move these into your child theme as well and they will not be over written in future updates.

    • Hi Marcin, you can center content in a text widget using regular HTML, but centering content in other widgets such as the latest posts widget will require some customization of the style sheet.

  128. Hi Ryan S. Yes, my site and admindashboard was already in Swedish and laso set to sv_SE in the wp config file. I just translated the file “default.po” in the theme’s language directory into Swedish as well. After I had done that there was still one word left in English and that was the name of the month at the top of the front page. So my question is still: How can I translate only that month at the top of the front page into Swedish?

    • Hi again, I notive that in the sing posts the date shows up correctly in Swedish and I have added the time too and it shows also correctly. But at the top of the front page the time is UTC instead of local strangely enough and the month is in English.

    • Did you use the file I’ve sent you? I mean the .po and .mo file it contains all translation including date and time, if it still not working then there’s no other option but to get your hand dirty, update date() function in header.php at line #32 to date_i18n(), thanks

  129. Hello Charles, thank you so much for this amazing theme. I was wondering how can I have my blog page in the home page? I would like to have my posts all open for the reader from the first page. Is that possible?

    Thank you so much,


    • Hey Daniele, I’m not sure what you mean. The default home page design does show all the latest posts in reverse chronological order like a blog, though also has the slider at the top which you can use to feature specific posts regardless of when they were posted. There is not another blog template in the theme.

  130. Hi,

    First of all, this is a fantastic theme which has given my site a new lease of life. I have one question: What would you suggest is the best way to change how the carousel images are cropped? The images on my site tend to have differing focal points and often get cut off by the crop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



    • Hi @michael,

      Thanks for using our theme

      The image size should at least 1000 x 640 in pixel size.

      Hope that helps

    • Content Selector would be “#main” if not working use the default one
      Navigation Selector would be “.pagination”
      Next Selector would be “.pagination ul li a:first”
      Item Selector would be “.post”

      Don’t include the quote

      Hope that helps, if it still not working I suggest use Jet Pack instead and enable “infinite scroll”

  131. Newswire is wonderful – really clean and fresh. I’m enjoying tinkering with the style, but I’m wondering if the banner ad can be made bigger at all? It says there’s space for a 468×60, but I could do with something around 780×100. Is this possible?

    Also, is there a way of having just the video show up on the front page list of posts, rather than the whole post? I’ve selected to have summary of each post in feed, but the video post is showing the full post. If that makes sense…

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

    • Hi Phil, you can try adding banner code for the 728×90 banner, but I don’t think it will fit in the header given the length of your site title/logo.

      To show just the video use the ‘read more’ function to cut off what will appear on the home page:

  132. More issues,
    thank you for answering my previous questions. However I have a new issue now, my comments box disappeared (at the end of each new post), you can still see the old ones, but as I’ve noticed this happened after I’ve added “askimet” the plugin for spam and stuff. I am desperate, do you know how to fix this?

    • Hi Patricia, sounds more likely you have disabled comments under Settings > Discussion. This page has a global setting for comments which can also be overridden at the post/page level. Also when you change this setting it doesn’t impact existing posts which might explain why the comments still show up on old posts. Try that.

      • I’ve checked that and everything looks normal like always. I havent’ touched anything there. I’ve also added Share Buttons plugin, could that be it?
        I am pretty much 0 brains when it comes to resolve this problems, really this makes me mad.

        • That is odd. I am certain Akismet would not cause such an issue and it feels unlikely that the share buttons plugin would do anything either, but you could try disabling plugins and see if that ‘fixes’ it. I’d also suggest searching Youtube for tutorials on Discussion settings for WordPress. There are a few options there and it isn’t totally intuitive so you may inadvertently changed something.

    • Hi @kumar,

      Yes this theme does have widget available to control other theme areas but not all like Footer is some sort of static text.

      Hope that helps

  133. I don’t have the banner code section on under customize, has this been disabled?

    • Hi @Marsha,

      Thanks for using our theme

      You mean the logo? yeah it still available

      Hope that helps

      • NO, I mean the feature that allows ads in that header and sidebar.

        • Hi Marsha, for various reasons we moved the banner code feature out of the Customize section and instead you can now ad you banner code to the two dedicated banner templates under Appearance > Edit.

  134. Hi there, after trying countless themes that looked clean and crisp (but in actual fact looked poor when activated), I found The Newswire and absolutely love it.

    As with all, there are a couple of things I would like to change (if I can)?:

    1. I have set the home page to be static but would like to remove comments, just from the home page?

    2. I would like to remove Categories and Archives from the sidebar across posts and pages?

    Hopefully there is an answer to this and sorry if it has been covered already, I have read most of the above.


    • Hi @Pete G

      Thanks for using our theme

      1. Update page.php comment file to

      if( ( ! is_front_page() ) && ( ! is_home() ) )
      comments_template( '', true );

      2. You can control it in the widget area, if you’d to remove and make page and posts full width you can use full-with no sidebar page template instead.

      Hope that helps

  135. I love your template. I’d like to display four columns of static text in the full-width template for my Home page. How can I set the columns up so they appear beneath each other on small screens (as the sidebar does on the default template)? Is there a div class that will allow this? I hope this question falls within the scope of answers you can provide!

    • Hi @wendy,

      Thanks for using our theme

      You can use
      <div id="grid-wrap" class="clearfix">
      <div class="grid-box">
      content here

      <div class="grid-box">
      content here

      Hope that helps

      • Thanks so much – it almost does what I am hoping for! I get two columns on the page at full width, and they display exactly as I want them on smaller screens. Would it help to set the width of the div (at about 180) so I can have four columns displayed next to each other? If so, what is the best way to do this? I only want this layout on one page – the rest of the site uses the default template.

        • Unfortunately there’s no available layout option for 180px, there is 140 and 220 though, you can try it, use the class col220 and col140 in your DIV, make sure you remove the grid-box and use the class above, hope that helps

  136. Ever since you updated Newswire, I’ve been having some problems. Initially, I was unable to update using the control panel in WP. I was eventually able to delete them and install this version. the-newswire.1.0.7

    Getting cookies error message on log in for Oregon Progressive WP login page.

    I can still get in by going to and update, edit, etc.

    Updates/edits post but I’m taken to a blank white page instead of a refreshed view.

    Lost content to Media Library. Files are there but don’t show up in Media Manager. I think this is due to disabling Plugins.

    I was unable to disable Plugins by renaming through Control Panel. I had to use Dreamweaver and change the name of the folder. Have not tried name changing individual plugins as it takes a long time. The entire folder needs to be uploaded each time as far as I know.

    I’m going to back up posts, pages etc. and await ideas from your end.

    • Hi Don, This doesn’t sound good and I don’t think it has anything to do with the theme which can’t possibly impact your ability to login or disable plugins. That sounds more like core WordPress and/or file permission issues. Can you switch themes and see if the problems persist?

  137. Hello, me again. Thanks again for this brilliant theme.

    I’ve had a reader of my site report a problem where the home page only displays one column instead of two. I’ve managed to recreate the problem by resizing my browser – when it gets to about half of a 1920 width screen, every tiny resize has a 50% chance of making the second column disappear. When I resize it again by another pixel, it returns. Is there any way I can solve this issue?

    We’re both using Chrome, but my reader was using it on OSX while I’m on Windows 8. Here’s the reader comment:

    • Hey Michael, I think what you are seeing is a artifact of the browser resizing and the themes responsive code trying to play catchup, it works for me no problem in Chrome, but in some cases it might not catch up properly as you resize and it tries to re-render on the fly. If you reduce the size of the browser to a width where you see this issue try refreshing the page and I’m pretty sure that you will find the responsive code will render the page appropriately. Of course regular visitors don’t typically resize their browser in the middle of browsing the site so I don’t think this is really an issue (unless I’m missing something). Cheers.

      • Thanks for your quick response, Charles – I just tried refreshing while at a width where the problem occurs, and that didn’t fix things. But I imagine it might be something more fundamental about the browser or things out of your control.

        I haven’t had any other readers mention this so hopefully it’s fairly rare.

  138. I just installed your theme for a new blog I’ve started. I’m very new to WordPress and coding. I have added an image to one of my posts, “Fashion Test”. It’s a hi-res image and is sized to 1000 x 500. It appears perfectly in the slider and in the page for the post… but it is blurry on the homepage. Is there a way I can fix this?

    Also, is there a way I can add a blavatar or image in the URL box? Appreciate the help!

    • Hi @Sarah,

      Thanks for using our theme

      The theme don’t display featured image in single post page so that seems you’ve added it manually, open content-single.php and add the below code aright after the title area

      $attr = array(
      'class' => "blog-attachment-media",
      'alt' => trim(strip_tags( get_the_title() )),
      'title' => trim(strip_tags( get_the_title() ))
      echo get_the_post_thumbnail( get_the_ID(), 'full', $attr );

      // that simply display featured image in full with

      Hope that helps

  139. I don’t understand where the banner/box for the ads went! We updated and they’re suddenly missing now. I went to Appearance and there’s no Edit there. Do you mean Edit CSS?

    • Hi Seth, we removed the feature from the Customize admin for a variuety of reasons. But we’ve added in two templates to which you can easily add your banner code and it will appear just as before. Go to Appearance > Edit and look for the two banner templates (appropriately named). Copy/Paste your banner code and you’ll have your banners back.

  140. This is a great theme. The modification I want to make relates to the word MENU on small screens. I’ve looked and looked and looked and cannot see where in the code to change the word ‘MENU’ to ‘Something Else’ when the theme is displayed on small mobile devices.

    Thanks in advance,

    • Hi @Phil,

      Thanks for using our theme

      You can found it under /library/js/scripts.js at line #38

      Hope that helps

  141. I have problem to make my banner center when I put html code (for banner) at text widget. even I put center code still my banner not in center position. Please advise me proper center align code shall I used.

    • Hi,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Banner? or you mean logo or the ads? can you add screenshot or tell me more of what you did?

      Hope that helps

  142. Hi there – I’ve hit a bit of an issue. Just updated WordPress to 3.8.2 and the scrolling posts along the top of the site have stopped working (There’s a static post and the header for the next one underneath). Not sure if it’s a compatibility issue, but it also co-incides with me using NextGEN Gallery for the first time. I’ve updated WordPress again and it’s still not working. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Sorted. There’s a compatibility issue with NextGen Gallery. I’ve deactivated it an it works fine. Will need a new gallery plug-in now.

      Also, is there a way of adding the gallery/slideshow images show on the gallery post on the front page at all, rather than using a featured picture?


    • Hi @phil

      Thanks for using our theme

      What you mean the scrolling posts along the top, did you mean the slider? I’m using latest version of WordPress too and everything is working fine, did you try disabling your plugin and see if the error gone?

      Hope that helps

  143. Love the theme. Had a problem today though. Instead of there being two columns of posts, everything is in just one column now.

    • Hey Nick, I’ve just tried your site in Firefox, Chrome and IE11 and all looks good from here. You still seeing it? What browser are you using?

      • I’m using chrome. I zoomed in to 110% and it was fine though. Maybe it was just me. Thanks

  144. Hello,

    I use your theme for my book and I would like to know how to get the search bar always displayed and not open with the icon
    thank you

    • Hi,

      Thanks for using our theme

      The simplest solution is to modify code in header.php and remove unnecessary file, open header.php and locate line #11 and update
      <div id="search-box-wrap">
      <div id="search-box-wrap" style="display: block;">

      remove unnecessary object like, x button and search icon at line #90

      PS: please avoid adding or promoting your site.

      Hope that helps

  145. Hello. I’m very happy with your theme and you are very generous with your time answering all these development questions.

    Unfortunately, I spent some time working with your theme before I noticed that the feature slider doesn’t work in Mac desktop Safari. I though the problem was on my end, but it’s not working in the WordPress plugin page preview either.

    Is this an issue you are aware of? Is this a problem with my setup? This might be a deal killer for me and I’d really like to use your theme.

    • Hi Julian, works in Safari on my Mac Air. I’m not sure what you mean by ‘the WordPress plugin page preview’, can you share a link to your site so I can try that? Have you made any changes to the template? Are you running any plugins that might clash with it?

      • I was referring to the preview of the theme on the “The Newswire” WordPress plugins page. That doesn’t work either so it’s not how I’ve configured or modified the theme.

        I think I determined the issue. I am using Snow Leopard and Safari 5.1.10 on an old Mac. I tried it on a newer Mac and it works fine. My bad. Thanks for your quick response. Hope that’s helpful in some way.

  146. I use the front page for displaying the latest posts.
    Instead of displaying a link to the categories at the end of the post extract, I would like to have a “read more” link to the full post.
    How can I do this?

    • Hi @dirk,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Open content.php file and replace the code from line #43 to

      <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>">read more</a>

      Hope that helps

  147. Good day! Of course, I’d like to compliment you for coming up with this amazing theme. Nevertheless, I just have a question. Is there really no widget for the most viewed/trending posts? It would be a good addition for news blogs. Thank you so much and more power!

    • Hi @mark,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Where did you get “most viewed and trending posts?” the theme don’t have built-in functionality, so you can add widget or sidebar, just modify and create child-theme for Newswire.

      If this sounds techie for you, you can contact us at

      Hope that helps

    • Hi Mark, you’re right this is a good idea for news blogs. I think you’ll find what you are looking for in the plugin directory.

  148. Hey, I read your post back from november on how to remove the slider but its changed since. Can you please let me know how i can remove it or maby even make it a feature in the settings.

    PS: I also watched the video and wanted to know how to add the advert things??

  149. Hi, first of all congrats for the theme!
    Just one thing, I would like to delete the header on the pages, is it possible?

    • Hi @navegavela,

      Thanks for using our theme

      You mean the entire header or you mean just the title only? if you mean header it is absolutely not advisable as it remove core files too like, style.css and plugin that action file to header site or if you mean title only, the easiest is to use CSS .entry-title{ display: none; }

      Hope that helps

      • well, i had tried to modify the CSS, it works ok yet it also delete the titles in the home page and the entries, and I only want to delete it from the pages. The other set that I tried to change is the size of the titles, but I don’t notice any change.

        Anyway, thanks for the help Ryan!

  150. Hello
    Thank for the theme but i can not insert banners because Banner Code option is not present. How can i fix it? Thanks in advance!

    • Hi,

      Thanks for using our theme

      I’m a bit confuse of what you really mean Banner Code option? you mean the Logo? or what? the theme actually don’t have Banner Code Options but has one for the logo.

      Hope that helps

  151. Hello

    There is Logo insert option ( i can insert the logo), but in your video i saw that after that there is Banner Codes option, which i don t have at all, after Site Logo i have Slide Option Social Media Icons and so on, but no Banner Codes

    • Hi Anastasia, sorry for the confusion. I need to update the video demo. The way we originally implemented the banner feature was problematic so we changed this recently and instead have added two new templates which you can find under Appearance > Edit. Look for the banner-header.php and banner-sidebar.php templates. Drop your banner code in these and they will populate the header and sidebar spots respectively. Hope that helps.

  152. My Features slider isn’t working anymore. It shows the title of one featured article and its picture on the slider but then it also shows the title of another featured story right below it. The slider no longer functions. If you go on my sites front page, you will see it.

    • Hi Nick, have you made any changes to the template code? Or have you installed any new plugins recently? The theme can’t suddenly break of its own accord, so something must have changed. Assuming you havn’t been playing with the template code then I suspect it is a plugin issue. You should deactivate any plugins you have recently added and then activate them again one by one to try and isolate which could be causing the problem. Then you can choose to leave it off, or contact the plugin author.

      • I deactivated the plugins I recently installed… Nothing changed. And I haven’t messed with any template code

        • Hmm, something must have changed. Are you running the latest version? If not I’d suggest updating to the latest. If you are already then I can only suggest deleting and reinstalling the theme. Sorry that’s not what you want to hear, but I can’t

          • I deleted the theme and reinstalled but the problem is still there. Is there something else I need to delete besides the them itself?

          • OK, well I’m stumped. I would try testing all your plugins (recent and older) and see if deactivating any of them fixes it. I would also look at the content of your recent posts. Have you embedded any javascript code in a recent post that might mess with things?

          • Problem is fixed now. I think deleting and reinstalling the app worked eventually. Thanks for all your help

  153. Is it at all possible to change the text on the footer? I’d gladly pay for a pro version if that’s what it took. Please email me!!

    • Hi Cassian, you can get the footer in the footer.php template file. If you need professional help with this please email us at

  154. When posting a post in the audio or video format, I can insert the “more” tag and the continue reading link will show on the home page. If I post in the standard format, my post is cut short and there is no continue reading link on the home page, just ellipses. is there a way to change this?

    • Yep, but will require some code changes. I agree it would be better if this worked for all post formats. I’ve added to the list for the next release (2-4 weeks away).

  155. Hi guys.
    Just wondering if there’s a way of limiting the featured slides? I thought it was set to 10, but it seems they keep adding each time I add a new one to stickies. Ideally I’d like it set to five or eight.
    Any help with changing the coding, please?

    • Hi Phil, this is the way the theme is coded…by default it shows the latest 10 posts, but if you flag any as sticky it will show those instead. The purpose is so you can use the slider to feature any posts you like regardless of when they were posted, while the grid below always shows the latest. The solution is to unsticky those posts you don’t want in the slider.

      • Hey Charles, thanks for the quick reply. So there’s no way of choosing which posts are shown in the slider?

        If I don’t give some posts (like videos and music posts) featured images, will they still appear in the slider?

        I’ll give it a whirl and see how I get on. Cheers.

        • Hi Phil, yes there is a way to choose which posts appear in the slider…use the WordPress sticky posts feature. All posts flagged as ‘sticky’ will appear in the slider. If a post has no featured image then it will still appear in the slider, just without an image. Try it out 🙂

  156. Hey,

    thank you for the theme. I like it very much but I have a problem with it when I use the Mozilla Browser. With Mozilla my website loads very slowly, not always but mostly. But when I use instead Internet Explorer it loads more quickly. Do you know the reason for that problem?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Hi Niclas, I can’t think of any reason for that. If it is a browser problem then I would expect it to be the same for all sites, ie. all sites run slowly on Mozilla. Is that the case? That said I really have no idea why this would be the case, there is certainly nothing about the theme that would cause that.

      • Hi Charles,

        thank you for your help. That´s my site:
        I compared my site with your demo site and for any reason it´s slower. Maybe you could compare both sites as well, I assume it has something to do with the Hoster, although I didn´t have the problem with another theme before.

        Thanks a lot


        • Hi Niclas, I can’t really provide any insights sorry. If you suspect it is your host then you should talk to them.

          • Hi Charles,

            that was not my request:). I just wanted to know whether you have the same impression that my site is slower than your demo site.

          • Hi @niclas, slowing your site it does not mean you use same theme, sometimes it because of installed plugins, medias or most important is the hosting

            Hope that helps

  157. Hi Ryan,

    thank you for your comment.
    Strangely the site loads quickly when I use the Internet Explorer and definitely faster than the mozilla browser.

    • What version of IE you’re using? if < 8 then no doubt, it's an obsolete browser,I didn't even use IE currently ahh yeah for checking only, it's browser behaviour if it works fine in other latest browsers.

      Hope that helps

      • I didn´t figure out the problem, maybe it has something to with my hoster, which I´m going to contact.

        Thank you for your support!

  158. hello everyone, this theme is so beautiful!

    I would just like to know how do I enlarge the logo of my site of predetermined size (300×100)

    • Hi @ben,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Yes it’s possible read “Upload a logo to replace the default site name in the header
      Choose your logo (ideal width is 100-300px and ideal height is 40-100px)”, so meaning 300 x 100 is possible, just upload your max logo

      Hope that helps

      • I’m sorry, my English is bad, I wanted to say that my logo is larger than 300×100, I wanted to know if I could upload my logo and do not see it resized on the site

        • No, that is not possible, in fact it is but it requires a bit of time customizing the current width, like changing LOGO width and the header sidebar, you can email our premium support and we’re happy to help you there at, thanks

  159. Just want to let you guys know, I think I figured out why my Features slider stopped working.

    Once I created a gallery and had it on the front page, the feature slider broke.

  160. Hello,

    Loving the theme for the most part. Just having a slight problem – on the front page of my site, some of the post snippets get crowded together where the headlines overlap other posts. Is there a way to fix that?

    • Hi @ryne,

      Thanks for using our theme

      I viewed your site and it works fine, it just load tooooo slow and it overlap other DIV or posts, wait a bit of time and it will change DIV formation

      Hope that helps

  161. I have two small things I need help with. I am setting up a blog and it is seperate from my home page.

    I really like the way your theme lays the posts out, but I need to add a header above the latest posts slider and I would also like to slow down the transition speed of the latest posts.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi @scott,

      Thanks for using our theme

      You can add it in index.php file and also decrease the transition speed also in index.php file at line #29

      Hope that helps

  162. I’m looking to add a different page to my site. My site now covers music, but I want to add a new page for sports. When I make this sports page, is there a way I can get the Site Title to display a different name on different pages?

    • Hey Nick, there’s no easy way to do this. You might find a plugin that will help, but I’m not aware of any.

  163. Hey,

    I enjoy your plugin, but have some problems to show the date for each post. No matter what I do, the date doesn´t appear inside the post after publishing.

    Do you know how to solve it?



    • Hi @Niclas,

      Thanks for using our theme

      You mean inside, in text editor? it sounds like a conflict also we didn’t offer plugin but a theme, so a troubleshooting is needed
      1. Disable all plugins and enable one by one and check if any causes the issue
      2. If not in the plugin now try another theme like the default
      3. If both 1 and 2 didn’t work then try re-installing your WordPress core and make sure you do a backup first.

      Hope that helps

  164. I am having a problem with the Header on one site. It is overlapping the rest of the page. It does not line up and looks as though it is too wide in comparison to the slider and the rest of the page.

    The logo is also loading to the center in the responsive theme going too far to the right. I have four sites using the theme and this one is the only one with this issue. The other sites are,,

    • Hi @John,

      Thanks for using our theme

      This sounds like a conflict issue as it only affect on single site have you tried disabling all your plugin and re-enable one by one? and see if any cause the issue
      2. If it’s not working try re-installing WordPress and make sure you to a back up first.

      Hope that helps

  165. The header issue seems only to affect the Home page. When it loads in Firefox, it seems to load correctly and then resizes to have the header wider than the rest of the page.

    Would you advise installing a different theme and then reinstalling Newswire?

  166. As a neophyte WP user I find this theme beautiful, simple and almost exactly what I wanted. However, I have a problem. When the site (that I am trying to make) loads, there appear two blue color vertical side menus on the right side (1. newsletter and 2. ask for a(n) offer). I don’t understand where do they come from. Is it coming from the theme? Any advice? Thanks.

    • Hi, Doesn’t sound like it is coming from the theme, but then again I’m not sure what you are talking about. Can you share a screenshot or a link?

  167. I have deactivated all plugins. The Home page seems to be fine until the slider loads. I am using the smae plugins on the other sites without problem. I will back up WordPress and re-install to see if that is the issue.

  168. So, it would appear that wp property plug in is the culprit. Odd that it hasn’t affected any of the other sites using the same theme, but when I deactivated it seems to be the issue.

    • Could it be a particular unique combination of plugins on the NENews site that uis causing the trouble?

  169. I love your theme but I cannot seem to lower the banner ad so it is centered with my logo. I put “div style” code in but all it did was make the banner ad more narrow, cutting it off at the bottom. I tried getting rid of the padding under “#site-heading” on CSS as you suggested to an earlier commenter but that didn’t work, either. Thanks for your help.

    • Hi @mark,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Adding margin-top in #newswire-banner solve the issue.

      Hope that helps

      • This is in the Stylesheet CSS, right? There are five “#newswire-banner” there. Which one does it go into? And do I just put in “margin-top”? Anything else?

        • It’s the one in line #855, if you’d like to add more then you can, for me adding margin-top solve the issue.

          • I appreciate the help, but nothing is working. I suspect the issue is here:

            #newswire-banner {
            width: 100%;
            height: auto;
            margin-bottom: 10px;

            I think I need to change “auto” and the “margin-bottom.” But what do I change it to?

          • I clearly said it on my previous comment that it is the one in line #855 or this one

            #newswire-banner {
            width: 468px;
            max-height: 60px;
            position: absolute;
            top: 0;
            right: 0;
            overflow: hidden;

            You just simply add margin-top and done, or maybe you’d like to do it your own I wonder why you still need our help.

          • Well, Ryan, I still need your help because NOTHING you said was clear. How am I supposed to figure out what is line #855 when nothing is marked #855? Am I a mind reader? And thanks for not giving me the option to reply on your last comment. Very professional.

          • Mark, I’m sorry Ryan’s comment was a bit pointed, that’s not the experience we want users of our themes to have. Please understand that we spend a considerable amount of time (weeks) developing these themes which we give away free, and then we spend still more time giving free support to people as much as we can. We try to help, but sometimes it just isn’t possible to provide the depth of support someone needs.

            Ryan’s mistake was assuming that you are using a code editor to make adjustments to the theme. If you were using a code editor then you would see the line numbers. I recommend you try something like Note++ which is a free and very usable code editor for Windows (there are others for Mac), and this will make it much easier to follow any such instructions.

            And please also note that you were not purposefully blocked from submitting a reply to the last comment, there is no feature in WordPress to do that. You simply hit the max. possible number of nested replies.

            If you need professional help with your theme I would recommend you try Elto or WP Curve.

          • Well, then I apologize about the response thing. I didn’t know there was a limit.

            I was able to figure it out. For those having a similar problem, here is what it should look like:

            #newswire-banner {
            width: 468px;
            max-height: 60px;
            position: absolute;
            top: 0;
            right: 0;
            overflow: hidden;
            margin-top: 40px;

            I needed 40px to center my ad with my logo — yours might differ.

  170. Hi Charles,

    I am sorry to ask as you have most likely received this question many times. (I did read the first 100 comments.)

    Love the Newswire theme.

    In your youtube video it shows in the home customise menu ‘banner code’.
    This does not appear in my menu. I have not enabled editing (i have no idea how to code so i use what google gives me). do i need to?

    The only options i am given are: site logo, slider options, social media icons, fonts, colours, background image, navigation, static front page, and sidebar.

    I am able to add my ad codes to the sidebar there in a text widget.

    However, i wish to have banner ads.
    Is there a way i can include the ‘banner code’ in my customise menu?

    thanks for your assistance.

    • Hi @Josh

      Thanks for using our theme

      Yes it’s possible to add Banner code into customize area but it take a bit of time customizing the current one, you can contact us at for more info.

      For the main time you only able to add banner in banner-header.php file

      Hope that helps

    • Hi Josh, just to add to Ryan’s comment and to clarify…I do need to update the video demo. The old customize option of the banners was problematic so we actually rolled that feature out of the theme. You can still add your banner code to the header and sidebar templates under Appearance > Edit, and we’ve commented the templates to indicate where the banner code should be placed. But, if you are going to edit the templates you should first set up your theme as a child first so that future updates do not overwrite your local customizations.

  171. Hi! I love you theme =)
    Now I want to localize it. Where can I get the list of available languages?
    I saw your comment on MARCH 23, 2014 AT 8:31 AM about Swedish language.
    I need Ukrainian language.

  172. Hi,
    I am sorry, I found the answer.
    Turns out i should have started from the most recent comments.

    Thank you for making it so easy in the Editor to know where to paste the code.

    All done. Thank you again.


  173. Hi, how to do that in the slider appeared only 6 slides? How to select specific entries to show in slajder?

  174. Thank you very much, I still have one problem – I do not have the settings template banner header. Whether it is associated with the version of the template?

    • Hi Stefan, if you check the header.php template you should see some comments showing you where to put banner code.

  175. Hello, is there a way NOT to show the last post(s) in homepage? This is because the recent news already are displayed in the slider, and I would like not to have “duplicated” content, esp. images, in homepage.


    • Hi Antonino, the slider shows latest posts by default but the real intention is to use it to display just the few posts you really want to feature. If you flag any posts as “sticky” then only those posts will appear in the slider (and won’t appear below under latest. In case you are not familiar with the sticky posts feature:

  176. Hello Charles. I don’t have much experience so the answer to my question may be obvious, but not to me. How do you change the layout to three columns?

    • Hi Gail, This template doesn’t have a 3 column option. That would require a fair bit of customization to the templates and style sheets.

  177. Hi chaps, Quick Q – is there a way of adding more social buttons along the top? I’m after a Soundcloud link if possible. Cheers.

    • Hi Phil, nice site. This isn’t a trivial addition to add Soundcloud as an option (requires changes to functions file among other things), but it is a good idea. We’ll put it on the list for the next release. Cheers.

  178. Thank you Charles. I’d like to get the same look shown in the video demo. At 0:43 to 0:57 in the demo there’s a three-column layout. How is that done?

    • Hi Gail, that is the default layout. You will see that exact layout unless you have previously set a static page as you home page. If you have done this then you can change that setting under Settings > Reading (choose to display your latest posts on the home page).

    • Hi Nick,

      Out-of-the-box you can customize the widgets per page type under Appearance > Widgets. But I often install the widget logic plugin which also allows you to define certain widgets for certain pages and in this way you have total control of what widgets appear where.

  179. Hi there,
    I love the newswire theme! I scrolled through hundreds upon hundreds of themes and didn’t find anyone that came close to newswire!

    Anyway, there seems to be a glitch on my site. I changed the colors to customize my brand and have only now decided that the original red/black theme I actually like better. I am trying to change this via ‘Customization’ but for some reason it seems like the page just freezes and won’t allow any change.

    I have tried on 3 computers, an iPad and an android phone. Someone please help me? 🙁

    • Hi Jenna, glad you like the theme. When you say it “freezes”, what do you mean exactly. Are you able to use the color selector to pick a new color, or indeed click the default button to revert the theme colors back to the default? And if so, do you mean that the changes you are making just don’t appear to be taking affect? I can think of two possible issues based on what I know so far…1) Perhaps you forgot to save the changes (I do this all the time) or 2) Perhaps your ISP is caching pages so you don’t see the changes you’ve made. It is quite common for ISPs to cache pages for 24hrs or so which is rather tedious when you are trying to make changes to your site in real time.

      • Hi Charles!

        Thanks for the quick response. Unfortunately the option to even select changes is not working. When I click ‘customization’ the buttons all show up but clicking on them is not an option. Thus, I am unable to use the color selector to pick a new color or change to default theme.

        What I would simply like to accomplish is to change the logo [which I am not able to click on either] and then revert the pages settings back to normal – or to a red/black/grey theme.

        • Hi Jenna, I don’t know what is causing that and I don’t think it is a theme issue, more likely to do with file permissions on your install of WordPress. For WordPress system issues the forum is probably your best bet for support.

  180. I’m in absolutely love with this layout. However, since my blog is mostly personal opinion and whatnot, it looks a bit too “professional”. Is there a way to remove the slider, and make the posts (on the home page) single-column (to give it that “blog” feel)? Thanks in advance!

    • Hello Camille,

      You can add this code in style.css in your theme,
      .home #slide-wrap, .home #sidebar{display:none;}
      .home .col620 {width:100%;padding-top:20px;}


  181. Hi Charles!

    I love your theme, great job! The post “amazon-fire-…” of my curated site has 14 pictures, but only one of them is shown, the second one is cut. However, if I use the Noteworthy theme, all the pictures are shown. How can I fix this? Your answer will be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi VIC TOM, I don’t know why that is happening. Are you using some kind of plugin for curating such posts or adding these slides? If so I’d reach out to the the plugin author.

  182. Thanks Charles for your prompt response. I am using a plugin for curating posts but the issue is not in the slides, they are OK. The issue is when you click on the title of the post “amazon-fire-…” to open it in the home page. Once opened you can only see one complete picture, the second one is cut. 14 pictures should be shown in that post. However, if I use the Noteworthy theme, all the pictures are shown, so, it’s not a plugin issue.
    Thanks in advance,

    • I understand. It is some kind of clash between the plugin and the theme so the solution isn’t necessarily with the theme. I’ll take a closer look, but also suggest reaching out to the plugin author to see if they have any clues. Perhaps they’ve seen this before? What is the plugin?

  183. Because this is a curated post, I fixed this issue, like what I did with the other posts, republishing only the first lines of the post rather than the full post and linking the title to the original site.
    Again, I appreciate your prompt responses and support.
    Thank you very much,

  184. Using The Newswire child theme. I am about to launch the site I made using these theme but noted that when I click on the search icon / image on the top right corner of the page (shown in the screenshot), I am getting an error msg although the search command works. I am not sure if I messed up something while trying to edit some files as I am new to codes. Great if I can fix it but if not, I am willing to remove that search button but don’t know how to do it. Need help with this. Thanks. Hare Krishna

    screenshot at:

    • Hi, If does look like you have broken something in the template files. I recommend rolling back to the original version of the file and trying again.

      • Any particular file name you recommend I look into?

          • I worked on functions.php, footer.php header.php, index.php, and style.css. But on the error message it shows the name of content-chat.php. I don’t understand why it’s that.

            Another question – if i copy from the parent theme all the above files, will it work normally?

  185. I have read somewhere but can’t find it now so am asking hoping someone can direct me to the right link or advise me how to do this.

    I want to open new windows whenever clicked on any of the social media buttons on top right corner of the site. Where exactly do I used that “target” code and in which file? I have tried this in the past but it didn’t work but now I need to get it done. Thanks. Hare Krishna

  186. Can Newswire theme design footer sidebar / menu like you ave on this page? I have done something with Jetpack but cant’ make black background. Any help is appreciated. Hare Krishna

    • Hi, no the Newswire theme does not have a built in footer sidebar.

  187. Tried and tried.. you know how difficult it could be to fix errors for someone who doesn’t know codes. It would be easier for me to remove the search button / icon whatever it’s called from the header bar (next to social media icons). I will use manually added Search widget.

    Can you tell me where / how to remove it?

  188. Hi Charles,

    Love your theme, great work. I want to add a page called home to my main menu and for it to display all the posts the same as the landing page does. Is this possible? Thanks heaps : )

    • Hi Tania, so in other words you want a Home link in the navigation that just links to the home page of the site? If you go to Appearance > Menus you can create and manage your own custom menu(s) adding and editing links in the nav however you like. The theme actually supports two menu spots…the main nav and also a small header nav area right of the date. So for example you might choose to use the main nav bar to link to your content categories, and move the about, advertise and contact links to the very top of the page. Lots of flexibility.

      BTW, you should also know that you can control the slider using the “sticky” posts function in WordPress. If you mark any posts as sticky then only those posts will show in the main slider, while all the latest always show below under Latest…This way you can highlite specific posts in the slider regardless of when they were posted.

  189. Hi Charles,

    I’ve made some changes in the theme (colours, slide, margins..) but when I enter from a mobile phone they doesn’t appear, just the original theme without alterations.

    How can I fix it? Thanks.

    • Hi Viktor, can you share a link to your site? There is no reason your changes shouldn’t stick. I suspect you are seeing a cached version of the site on your mobile device.

      • You were right. There is no need of doing spam here then.

        Thanks 🙂

  190. I LOVE The Newswire theme.

    Just wondering can anyone show me how to add some links in the footer I.e. privacy, terms, contact us, company name, address and phone number, and be responsive with the theme?

    Any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!

    Thank You!

  191. A couple of things I noticed and thought of bringing to your notice in case there is some solution.

    1) When we add an image in a post, the image automatically appears as a featured image on the post page, even if we don’t set it as a featured image. Is there any way to leave the home page without any image connected to a particular post but make the image appear only on the actual post?

    2) When #1 happens, even after removing the image from the post the image keeps appearing on the home page as if it were set as a featured image. I had to twice delete the images from my media gallery just in order to ensure they don’t appear on the home page. Any solution to this?

    Hare Krishna

  192. Hi mate

    This theme really is the best one I’ve used, but recently I’ve been messing about with some stuff on it, and I’ve run into a wee problem.

    I just split one of my articles into “pages”, and I was wondering how I either edit the numbers at the bottom – to make them bigger – or replace them with a “Next Page” button. Is there a plugin that will do this, or do I need to go digging in the style sheets etc?

    That’s not a deal breaker … as long as someone can help me with it!

    Thanks again

  193. Hi, I’m having difficulty having the problem section appear for posts. The default comment section didn’t appear when I installed the theme, I then tried to use jetpack’s comment plugin and that also doesn’t seem to work. I checked the allow anyone to register box under general settings, and that also doesn’t seem to be working. I also researched and found out some people had to change their permalinks in order to get it to work and that also doesn’t seem to be the case. I reinstalled wordpress and that also failed. Any ideas?

    • Hello Edward,

      Does everything working fine except for the comment section? Try to deactivate all the installed plugins in your wordpress admin and activate them again one by one to see if you can isolate a problem there.

  194. Hello

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Just got one more issue:

    How do I get the ‘Footer’ to show up on ALL
    the pages and any new page I create?

    It seems to only want to show up on the HOME

    Thank you.

    • Hi Aaron, if you take a close look at the footer.php template you’ll notice that it has some conditional arguments such that the original copyright and theme credit only show up on the home page. Remove this and it will show on all pages.

  195. Hello Chuck

    My last post went south when I tried to give you the code to look at.

    Can you please send me an email so I can give you access to my site
    so you can let me know how to proceed?

    Thanks Chuck

    • Hi Aaron, I’m afraid I can’t undertake to look at your site sorry. Both because I’m totally slammed with the day job right now and also because I can’t get involved in making actual changes to sites for free. There is always a risk that something goes wrong and then I’m on the hook and working for free. The best solution would be to find a prefessional freelance WP developer to help. It isn’t a tough job, but if you need professional help I’d go to Elto or Codeable, both great places to find qualified help for cheap (certainly less than I could charge).

  196. Hello Chuck,


    Thanks for the recommendations.

    God Bless!

  197. Hola, necesito ayuda para ver si es posible hacer que una determinada entrada no se muestre en el slider…no sé si me explico bien. Lo que quiero es que se muestren en el slider solo las entradas que yo quiera.

    Un saludo y espero que me podáis ayudar

    • Yes, it is very easy to control the items that appear in the slider. Simply flag those posts you want to feature as “sticky” posts. If you select one or more posts as “sticky” then they will be the only posts that appear in the slider. We made a how-to video on making posts sticky here:

  198. Thank you for such a cool WP theme! I’m using this in Japan without any WP knowledge.
    It’s very adaptable to Japanese language and Japanese environment.

    Only that I don’t understand is why the date stamp on the top menu can not change into Tokyo time. Maybe I must renew some source code to UTC+9 or Asia/Tokyo. Can I change it?

    It should be wonderful if this theme were compatible with Translate it button plug in. Then I will be able to press the information about Tokyo to the world.

    • Hi Yoshihiro, thanks…I am glad you like the theme. The date should be accurate if you have set the timezone correctly under Settings.

  199. Hi There,

    Absolutely love the theme. It is working wonderfully for us in chrome, but not as dazzling in IE (we are using IE9).

    I saw some comments above about this issue, are there any updates I need to install on my end?

    Thanks very much!

    • Hi Michelle, if you have the latest version then there are no more updates available at this time. Can you be more specific about what issues you are having? Cheers, Charles.

  200. Hello Charles,

    Like everyone else on this thread, I think The Newswire is too good to be free, so thanks for that.

    I understand you don’t customize the theme yourself, but is there a straight forward way to make the front page (not using a static page) more of a two-column layout?

    I already used your previous post to do away with the slider…..

    How can I NOT use the ‘masonry’ layout?

    If you could weigh-in, I’d be grateful.

    Thanks again for a rockin’ contribution to the InterWeb.

    Seattle, USA

    • Thanks Paul. Glad you like the theme.

      Unfortunately there is no straight forward way to make the home page payout a standard two columns. That would require template and style sheet changes beyond the level of support we can provide here in the comments. Elto or Codeable are probably your best bet for low cost professional help on this.

      Sorry that’s not the answer you were hoping for.

  201. Hello

    How do I remove the date and author from post?

    Mainly the author (My WP User Name)?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank You and God Bless.

  202. Hello again.

    I forgot one more question:

    How to set up Bread Crumbs , where would I
    put the widget.

    I want it to show up top possibly between the
    Nav bar and Slider.

    Thank You.

  203. Hello Kris

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have figured out the Bread Crumbs.

    I do have a few other questions:

    1. You gave me instructions on getting rid of
    date and author using css plugin.
    Now what file do I put that line of code in?

    2. How can hide the ‘Category’: Site Category,
    I just want the word ‘Category’ not to show up.

    3. How to adjust the font size of that Category: Site
    Category to not be as big?

    Hope to hear from you soon Kris.

    Thank You and God Bless

    • Hello,

      For number 1 question, Just download Simple Custom CSS wordpress plugin and activate the plugin. Then Under Appearance -> Custom CSS, add the css code.

      For number 2, is this the category page you are talking about? Then in the newswire theme folder, locate and open category.php and on line 10 and 11, replace that line of code with this,

      For number 3, if you already installed “simple custom css”, then in Appearance -> Custom CSS, add this code,
      .category .page-title{font-size:28px;}

    • Hi Stephanie, the sidebar should automatically show on all blog archive pages and posts, and also on the default static page template. The only page it won’t show on is the full width static page template. You can of course control what widgets appear in the sidebar under Appearance > Widgets.

      Does that answer your question? If not perhaps you can provide a link or screenshot to illustrate the problem you are having. Cheers.

      • I am still confused.

        So i understand that the sidebar is on every page. I guess a better way to word my question would be, how do i get the sidebar that shows up on my home page to show up on every other page. It looks like most all the pages just show “categories” in the sidebar. But I want my Ads to be in the sidebar of each page.

        • Hi Stephanie,

          If you go to Appearance > Widgets you will see that there are the following widget areas:

          • Sidebar Home – for the home page only
          • Sidebar Main – For static pages and all other page types such as archives etc
          • Sidebar Posts – just on individual posts

          We make these available so that you can control which widgets appear on different page types. This gives you more control, but the trade off is you need to replicate the home page widgets in those other widget areas too if you want them to display there too.

          Make sense?

          • Ohhhhhh, I always wondered. Ok thank you so much!! I am not good at using WP. You’re a lifesaver!

  204. Hello Kris

    Thanks for the info, everything worked out GREAT.

    Just got one more question:

    You already showed me how to change the font size
    for the Category titles.

    Now how do I change the font size for the Page titles?

    Hope to hear from you soon Kris.

    Thank You and God Bless.

    • Hi,
      Here’s the css code .entry-title, body.single .entry-title, .not-found .entry-title{font-size:28px;}

  205. Hello Kris

    Once again you have gave me THE POWER!!!!!

    Got another issue I’m facing:

    Okay, I’m using ‘Exclude Pages from Navigation’ plugin .

    It works Great.

    But I am using a plugin called ‘Site Tree’ for my sitemap.

    My problem is it’s not pulling in my ‘Pages’ into the Archive
    that I have excluded from the Nav.

    Can you please instruct me on how I go about getting those
    pages and any future pages I excluded from the Nav Bar to be
    included in the Sitemap Archive?

    Hope to hear from you soon Kris!

    Thank you and God Bless.

    • Hi Aaron, I’m really glad we’ve been able to help with everything so far. This question though is beyond what we’ll be able to solve here in the comments. To address this will require some serious code customization which we can’t offer to do.

      I recommend you reach out to the Site Tree plugin author first and see if they have any easy way to exclude pages from the sitemap. If not then perhaps try Elto or Codeable for some low cost professional coding support.


  206. Hello Kris and Charles

    Everything is going GOOD!

    Just need to know how to remove these
    boxes from the sidebar:

    Latest Posts

    I want to remove them completely
    from a few pages on my site i.e. ‘Terms’
    ‘Privacy’ ‘Contact’ ‘About’ ‘Sitemap’

    Now right now in the actual ‘Sidebar Home’
    ‘Sidebar Post’ and ‘Sidebar Main’ in the
    ‘widgets’ area, I don’t even see Categories,
    Latest Posts and Archives in those ‘Sidebar’

    Only thing that’s in those, are the text box
    widgets with my adsense code in them that’s

    And on all the pages of the site, adsense
    ads are displayed in that sidebar area.

    Now, I have hidden the adsense on a few
    particular pages using a plugin called
    ‘Display Widgets’ in hopes to make it blank
    in that area.

    So now the adsense ads are not showing up
    on the pages I set it to hide, but now I got the
    Categories,Latest Posts and Archives there

    I need it blank over there.

    How do I get rid of them from the pages I
    don’t want them on?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank You and God Bless.

    • Try to deactivate the Display Widgets plugin and check if the other sidebar areas are showing. Then you can try this plugin, Simple Page Sidebars wordpress plugin for creating custom sidebar for specific pages.

  207. Hi Charles!

    “Subsite Activate” is not working because after clicking on that button, all my sites (the main and subsites) only show a white page, because the theme is broken (message shown), so I have to activate the theme again for each site using the “good theme” in order to fix this (in Appearance => Themes two “The Newswire” themes are shown: the broken and the good one). I want that all my subsites have the same theme including the page number and the next button at the bottom that currently are not shown.
    Thank you,

    • Hi Vic Tom, I’m sorry I don’t understand your question. What is “Subsite Activate”? What do you mean by main site and subsites? Are you running Multisite? If so in what mode? Why is there two versions of the theme showing under Appearance > Themes? Did you create a Child theme?

  208. Hello Kris and Charles

    Aaron here again.

    I just had to share this.

    I didn’t need to use the ‘Simple Sidebar’ plugin
    to remove the sidebar from specific pages.

    This is how I did it… very simple:

    All I did was select the page I didn’t want the sidebar
    to appear on, hit the edit then over on the right side under
    ‘Page Attributes’ > ‘Template’ select in the drop down
    menu ‘Full-width, no sidebar’ this will get rid of the sidebar.

    Thanks for the Help Guys!!!

  209. Hello Guys

    I do have one more question:

    I got my copy of the theme setup as an Auto Blog
    pulling in RSS.

    How do I get the images to appear in the post and a
    BIG image in the slider like you Guys have in the picture
    at the top of this site (The Boxers).

    If I can get this to work out I it would be AWESOME!!!!

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank You and God Bless!

    • If you want to add images appearing in the slider and in the list of posts, just add featured image in each post.

  210. Hi Charles!

    Yes, I am running Multisite and “Subsite Activate” was shown in Appearance > Themes along with Network Disable and Edit. After disabling some plugins, that option no longer exists and finally, I am able to see the page number and next buttons on each subsite.
    I appreciate your response!

  211. Hello Kris

    Thanks for the reply.

    As far as the images go, I want the images to come in from the RSS news stories post into the slider, not images I upload.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks Kris.

    • Hi Aaron, no this is not possible. Even if the RSS feed itself contained the images (which I don’t think it does), some serious custom coding would be necessary to pull in those images toyour own media library. The slider will only work with images hosted on your own site.

  212. Is there any way to get rid of the story preview on the home page (leaving just the headline and the photo for each post?). It is annoying that sometimes the preview is three lines and other times it is four. It knocks the columns out of alignment.


  213. Hello –
    Since the latest 1.0.7 update, the slideshow function is no longer working for me.
    Please advise.


  214. Also, the FB likes per each article are no longer showing up and on the home page, our Instagram and Pinterest plugins are also now missing.

  215. Ugh, just figured it out. I’m retarded. Must set posts as sticky for them to appear in the slideshow. I think previously it was just set to the most recent.

  216. Hello Guys,

    Thanks for the quick response.

    Just wondering how can I slim down the whole theme a few
    pixels to make it less bulky looking?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank You.

    • Hi Aaron, there isn’t a ‘slimness’ setting you can adjust. Each element is controlled independently so you’ll need to go through the CSS and make adjustments to specific elements as you like. We made a video on how to identify what parts of the CSS control what elements here:

      If you need some more thorough support that we can provide here in the comments you could try Codeable or Elto.

    • This code, html, body {height: 100% !important;overflow: hidden !important;} , is the reason why you can’t scroll down. So change overflow: hidden !important; to overflow: visible!important;

  217. Hello

    Just need to know how to set a featured image in the slider to pull up for each category? I.e. When the slider is showing a sports story it will pull up a image of basketball players etc.

    Thank You.

    • I am not really getting what you mean. If you want to add a featured image in each post, you can just set a featured for each post.

  218. Hello Kris

    Thanks for the quick response.

    What I mean is have a specific featured image geared towards specific categories that will show up in the slider when the article is about that certain topic ie the news article is about sports so it the slide show the picture will be a basketball team etc…

    Thanks Kris.

    • Hi Aaron, that’s a template customization that goes beyond the level of support we can provide here in the comments. We can help with simple CSS customizations and of course any bug fixes, but for changes like this I recommend you try Elto or Codeable.

  219. Hi, I’m having a few issues with my site since I updated to 1.0.7 recently.
    1.The slideshow isn’t working and just continually displays the “loading” icon.
    2. The “latest posts” are stretched down across the homepage, with a lot of blank space in between the image and post writing.
    If you could take a look at the homepage you’ll understand what I mean regarding these issues.
    Any advice would be appreciated.


    • I think the problem is JQEURY conflict. Try to deactivate installed plugins in your website and see what happens.

  220. Hi! I’m trying to create a child theme of the newswire, but when I try and activate it on WP it says it’s broken and that I need to install the parent theme (which is already installed).

    This is my style.css. Is the template name wrong? I’ve tried inserting “twentyfourteen” in the template area just to test it out and the child template activates with that but not when I have “thenewswire” in the template area.

    Theme Name: The Newswire Child
    Theme URI:
    Description: The Newswire Child Theme
    Author: Bianca Sosa
    Author URI:
    Template: thenewswire
    Version: 1.0.0
    Tags: light, dark, two-columns, right-sidebar, responsive-layout, accessibility-ready
    Text Domain: the-newswire-child

    @import url(“../thenewswire/style.css”);

    /* =Theme customization starts here
    ————————————————————– */

    • Check the folder name of the newswire theme.. usually when you download the newswire theme the folder name is “the-newswire”.

  221. Hi, some time ago i start using the newswire template.
    I just found out that the submenu’s don’t work on IE 10 (i did not test any other yet).
    Any solutions for this problem?


    • Hi Gerwin, I’m not sure what you mean by this. Can you elaborate please.

  222. Hi Kris,
    Thanks for your help, I tried disabling all the plugins but it still doesn’t solve the slider problem. As for the latest posts, the text/pictures for each post are aligning, but the posts themselves are oddly oriented, the first two are fine, the bottom right is fine, but the bottom left is moved about one “post” lower than it should be. There are only 4 posts.

    • Hi Jamie, I see you have set a static page as the home page right now, I presume because of the slider and post issues. Without being able to see the issues it isn’t possible to trouble shoot any further. One other question, have you customized any of the templates or CSS?

  223. Hi Charles, I changed the home page from static, you should be able to see the issues now. As for changes, I haven’t made any changes since I upgraded to 1.0.7 about a week ago, and the site was working fine prior to the upgrade.

    • Hi Jamie, I see the issue with the slider, but I can’t replicate the issue on my own site, so I don’t know what the problem is there. Have you made any template customizations in the past, before upgrading to 1.0.7 and did you set it up as a Child Theme previously?

      The latest posts seem to all be aligning as expected on the home page as far as I can see.

  224. Hello

    Just need to know if there is a way to get rid of the
    > | “Category” | Sports<
    in the tab of the browser.

    Can I use simple css to do this?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Aaron, I gather you mean the page meta title. You don’t want to get rid of that (very important for SEO), but you can control how the meta titles work. I recommend installing the WordPress SEO plugin which gives you a great deal of control over page titles.

  225. Hi,

    This theme is perfect for my quotes website. My concern is that I tried to show all of the contents of the posts on archives or tags, but it seems that the grid box has a height limit. I tried to edit the content,php. Still, it doesn’t show all that’s written in the contents especially the long ones. Can you please help me on this?

  226. Hello there,
    here is my question: I upgraded to wordpress 4.0 and now my image upoloader is not working and I am driving myself crazy trying to figure why it does not work anymore. Could you please help me out? I have a post all ready to be publish but cannot upload any images or link up pages. HELP PLEASE!
    Thank you so much!

  227. i am such a noob so forgive me.

    i used the theme for the website and here are my questions:

    1. can i change the way the caption on the slider looks like? by default, it is on top and is really huge and (animation) pushes in with the images. i somehow would like to make it just a tiny part at the button and not push from right to left but just fade in and out. is that possible?

    2. what is the size/dimension of the header?

    3. are the buttons on the menu (home, contact us, etc.) designed using images or CSS? because i would like to change its colors. if images, is there a specific dimension for the buttons?

    4. what is the size/dimension of the slider?

    5. can i make the header and slider spreader throughout the screen and/or without the sidebar/side border? how?

    i know i am asking for too much but i really need help specifically on this theme.

    thanks for the help and it is very much appreciated.

    • 1. Yes it is possible but you need to edit template files inside the-newswire theme folder and this need coding. But we can’t changed how the headline of the slider behaves because it is part of the effect of the slider.

      2. 970px by 222px

      3. It is designed using CSS but if you want to change colors, just go to your wordpress admin and then under Appearance -> Customize, you can set colors under Colors section.

      4. 970px by 600px

      5. If you want to make the site full-width, Download Simple Custom CSS wordpress plugin and add this code,

  228. Hello! I really like the theme and am using it on my blog. I’ve changed the background colour to black. It works well for most blog components, but the text is white on white in the drop down menus AND blog post comments. Is there any way to fix this?

    Thank you!

    • Here is the CSS code for that,

      .widget #searchform #s{color: #000;min-width: 100%;}
      select{color: #000;}
      .commentlist li.comment article[id*="comment-"] p, .post-content p{color:#000;}

  229. Love the theme, thanks! Is it possible in any way to make the right-hand column 200 to 210 pixels wide?

  230. Hi Charles,

    Im using this template ( and want to adjust the widget boxes from squared edges to rounded. I’m specifically talking about the Facebook, Subscribe to our newsletter, recent posts, recent comments widgets. Is it possible to edit the code to make this change?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Download Simple Custom CSS wordpress plugin then go to Appearance -> Custom CSS and add this code,
      #sidebar .widget {background-color: #ecf0f1;border-radius: 10px;} .widget-title{border-radius: 10px 10px 0 0;}

  231. Hi.

    I just would like to ask if it’s possible to have only one column for the latest post page.


    • Hi Ging, that’s not an option with the theme. To achieve this would require some customization of the template.

  232. I have my answer to my previous question about changing the position on my blog header, but where do find the following location:
    text-align: center;
    width: 100%;

    I see text -align, but cannot the “width” to change to 100%
    Thank you so much for your help

      • Yes, that is what I would like, to center it and maybe make it a little bigger.
        Thank you!


        • Download Simple Custom CSS wordpress plugin then go to Appearance -> Custom CSS and add this code,
          #site-heading{margin-right:0;width:100%;} #site-logo img{display:block;margin:0 auto;}

  233. Hi. Thank you for this fantastic theme! I searched through dozens of themes looking for the “perfect” news/magazine theme and finally found yours. I appreciate the time and effort that you put into creating this.

    I’ve found out how to set the featured image for the slider and was wondering if there is a way to adjust the picture inside of the (slider) frame. The part of the picture that I would like to show is out of the frame.

    Would I need to only upload pictures a certain dimension (ex. 650×540) to be used as a featured image?

    • Could you give me a link of your website? 967 x 467 is the dimension being used in the slider in the demo site.

  234. Good evening, congratulations for the theme;
    I would like to eliminate the slider of the items from the home and replace it with a Cyclone Slider plugin for pages similar or only for pages


    • Hi Massimo, I’m not familiar with the Cyclone Slider, but regardless that is going to involve a bit more than the level of support we can provide here in the comments. If you need professional help with this I recommend you try Elto or Codeable.

  235. Hello. You helped me in the past to re-introduce a Google banner ad in the upper right of the website, but I just noticed that it has disappeared. Do I need to adjust something to the child theme or is there something else going on? (Let me know what info you need from me to help troubleshoot this.) Thanks in advance for your time…

    • Hi James, I’m not sure what has happened here. I can see the banner code in the header, but it doesn’t seem to be firing (which isn’t something I can resolve). The banner code is in the header.php in the div id=”newswire-banner”. First thing I would do is double check that you’ve copy/pasted the banner code from Google accurately and not left anything out.

      • Hello again. Thanks for getting back to me. I now realize that it has to do with the Google AdSense account. I will have that fixed soon.

  236. Hi, I’ve been using this theme for a while now and I like it. I know I’ve sent you an email about adding a cross fade transition to the slider. Any news on that side?


    • Hi Michael, there are no updates at this point sorry. The only transitions available in the slider are the ones in the Customizer.

    • Hi Nick, that’s because the ad dimensions are too wide for the sidebar. I suggest trying a different dimension, something no wider than 260px.

  237. Hello! Thanks for the very nice theme.
    I used the theme with SSL and I noticed that there is a problem with google fonts. I found out that they are imported (in style.css) including the http:. So, I corrected them erasing the http: part. Please fix it so it won’t be overwriten in the next update.
    Thanks you.

  238. Hi Charles,
    Thanks for the nice theme. In my installation, when the site is visualized on smartphone’s screen, the top menu shows the menu’s name and not his voices, as in visualization on others device (tablet, PC).
    What can I do to fix the issue?

    Thanks in advance.


    • Hi Fabio, this is as designed. To change this you will need to dive into the CSS and change the behaviour of the responsive styles.

      • Ah ok, I asked because at the top of this page the picture shows full menu on smartphone, and I thought that was the default.



        • Ah, good point. It’s been a while, but I think we changed this after we first released the theme because it was causing issues with busy menus on mobile.

    • Did you mean the “Tagged” word below each post? Open content-single.php file inside the theme folder and it is on line #39. But it is recommended to make a child theme first and add your revisions in there.

  239. Charles,

    Love the theme. Just installed it and I think it will do what I want. I need a specific color (not black) for the H1 Title on my pages. I need a particular shade of red to catch the eye and highlight a point. How can I change the color?

    Thanks loads!

    • You can try this, download Simple Custom CSS worpdress plugin and then go to Appearance -> Custom CSS and add this code, .entry-title, body.single .entry-title, .not-found .entry-title{color:#DD3333;}

  240. Hi Charles, thank you very much for the nice theme.
    I can’t find same question about the slider, so please let me ask.
    I want to show each contents for each pages.
    Now the pictures of 1st page contents are always appear in the slider, not only 1st page bud 2nd, 3rd and so forth.
    I want to show the pictures of 2nd page when see the 2nd page, and 3rd, 4th so forth.
    Is that possible?

      • Thanks Charles,
        Now, each page has 10 contents and the slider shows each image of those 10 contents in turn.
        Those 10 images are always those of 1st page.
        Even if I’m seeing 2nd page, the slider shows 10 images of 1st page.
        I want to show the images of 2nd page’s contents, when I’m seeing 2nd page.
        Does it make sense?
        I really appreciate your help. Thanks.

        • Hi Jun, I understand. No, there is no simple way to change this behaviour. In designing this theme we actually expected that users would take advantage of the core “sticky posts” feature to run the slider, which you can use to profile any posts you like in the slider while the most recent posts display below. If you make any post sticky then only those posts will appear in the slider and so you can feature just those special posts and not all the latest which are displayed below the slider anyway. Sorry that isn’t the answer you wanted.

          • Hi Charles, thank you very much for your answer. I understood. Still I love this theme. Thanks!

  241. Is there any way to change ‘Recent Posts’ to ‘Recent Articles’ on the nothing found search page? I tried looking into the search.php file but it seems that it’s linked to a widget of some sort. Thanks in advance 🙂

    • Sure, just add your iframe code to the header.php template file. We’ve commented this so it is easy to see where the code should go. Keep in mind that you must set up your theme as a child theme when making local changes so that any future theme updates do not overwrite local changes.

  242. Hi!

    How can I get 3 columns on the page. Two columns of posts and one of the widget to the right.

    • Hi Artur, I’m sorry for the slow response. I’m confused by your question. The Newswire theme already has three columns in the way you describe. Can you be more specific?

    • Hello Rens, we don’t tend to look at the forums very often. But if you notice the comments here on our site get answered. It’s not because we don’t want to reply on the forums just that we don’t have time to monitor all the forums as well.

      Anyway, your question is a common one. By default the slider does show the latest themes, same as the latest posts below. The best way to handle the slider is to use the core WordPress ‘sticky posts’ feature. Flag any posts as sticky and only those posts will show in the slider.

      • Hello Charles, my posts in the slider are already a sticky but they also show up in the section latest news, that’s what needs to be hided. I don’t want my slider images showing for a second time in my latest news.

        If i’me not wrong I could exclude this one category in my latest news post page by change something in this code:

        I just don’t know how to implement this, or maybe just a simple code that the latest news only shows one category? I really need some help, I tried already some things but nothing really worked for this :/ I don’t have good PHP knowledge but I do a lot to understand this language. Thanks in advance!

        • Inside the theme folder, open index.php and before line 81, add this code, <?php query_posts(array("post__not_in"     =>    get_option("sticky_posts"))); ?>. But modifying files inside theme folder is not recommended so create child theme first and make a copy of the index.php file and place the code.

  243. Hi Folks,

    Which is the better size (Length x Height ) to stick an image to show in the slider, for this theme?

  244. Just discovered Newswire today and immediately switch over from a paid theme. Frankly, it’s simple and I haven’t found better paid themes. I’d gladly paid for a premium version. We have transitioned well over 1500 posts and I haven’t had any issues thus far. I’m about to fix some Google structured data issues on site and will let you know if I need any ‘Developer wisdom.” Thanks for the awesome theme!
    P.s. I could very well become a paying customer of WPdevshed.

    • Hi Ally, Thanks for the feedback. I’m really glad you like the theme. I am aware that the theme doesn’t fully support all microformats and structured data, but happy to try and help if we can.

  245. Is there any way to customize the size of the slider box on the main page? I’d like mine not to be as large while still being prominent. Thanks!

    • The size of the slider is 100% x 600px (width by height). The width of the slider is relying to the width of the container. If you want to make the size smaller then you can add this code, #slide-wrap{width:80%;margin:0 auto;}. But if you want to make the size bigger then you should change the width of the #container. You can download Simple Custom CSS WordPress plugin then go to Appearance -> Custom CSS and the CSS code.

      • I found how to change the width using that, but how do I edit the height? Thanks!

        • For the height, the CSS code will look something like this,

          #slide-wrap{width:80%;margin:40px auto;height:400px;}

  246. Hi Charles, absolutely love the site. Was wondering if it’s possible to hide the slider on the main regular version of the site, but to leave the slider intact on the mobile version? Thanks in advance for your help. Craig

    • Download Simple Custom CSS WordPress Plugin then go to Appearance -> Custom CSS and add this code,
      #content {
        margin-top: 30px;
      /*you can change the max-width size*/
      @media only screen and (max-width : 599px) {
        #content {
          margin-top: 0;

    • For the logo, you can download Simple Custom CSS wordpress plugin then go to Appearance -> Custom CSS and add this code, #site-heading{display:block;text-align:center;margin-right:0;}

      In replacing the slider for image, create a child theme first and make a copy of the index.php file. Then edit it and remove the code inside slider wrap and add your image inside that wrapper.

  247. p.s Just read another comment about marking posts as sticky to show only selected posts in the slider. This works, however I am still getting a title that cuts off underneath the slide to the next post, instead of the standard image/thumbnail link as on your demo.. 🙁

    • Hi Lotus, can you provide a link to your site so we can check it out?

  248. Thank you Charles! I actually solved the mystery.. it was a Twitter plugin collide. Removed the plugin and works great now. 🙂 I have one other dilemma however: Trying to center the menu and nothing seems to be working. I have tried: {
    display: inline-block;
    text-align: center;
    } > ul {
    display: inline-block;
    text-align: center;
    } ul li, ul li {
    display: inline-block;
    text-align: center;

    .. but doesn’t seem to work. Could you please advise what elements I would need to address to center the menu? Thank you so much.

    • Try this code,
      nav[role="navigation"] > ul, > ul{text-align:center;}
      nav[role="navigation"] .menu ul li{display:inline;float:none;}
      nav[role="navigation"] .menu > ul li a{display:inline-block;}

  249. Hi! I appreciate that you’re taking time to answer questions about your theme – and I have one if you don’t mind. How do I get rid of the slider function at the top? I just want a simple blog where I can display posts one on top of the other with the newest one at the top. The sidebar is cool – I’ll utilize it. I just don’t want the slider and large headlines at the top. I already have a website – I’m trying to design just a personal blog where I can share quick thoughts, photos, etc — and I just want it to be simple. I don’t see any way to turn off the slider…. Thoughts? Thank you!

  250. Thanks Kris! That did it.

    Last thing, promise: Would it be possible to replace the slider with a full width static image? Would I edit index.php and remove the slider code, then add in an image in its place?

  251. Great theme, nice work!

    Wondering if it would be possible to show posts in a single row on the homepage instead of the two column layout? What file would I modify for this? Thank you so much.

  252. Hello, I have installed this theme and have not messed with ti in the editor. I recently realized that the categories indexing pages have an issue. No matter how many times you click on page 2, 3, 4, etc after you click on the broader category, the page doesn’t change. How do I fix this?

    • Hi DF, thanks for letting us know about this…there does seem to be a bug which manifests when the default permalink structure is used. We’ll see releasing a fix for this, but in the meantime you can ‘fix’ it by going to Settings > Permalinks and choosing the “Post name” option. Sorry for the inconvenience and I hope that helps.

  253. @Kris, after setting up the home page to show single a row of posts, the post images are distorted/stretched. Looks like the grid layout still thinks the images are thumbnail size, instead of showing the full sized post image.

    I would really love to find a fix for this to continue using this great theme. Many thanks for your hard work and advise!

  254. Thanks Kris! here is the link, I’d appreciate it if you could please delete the link after checking the site: [redacted]

    If you look at the images on the homepage posts as well as on any of the categories, you will see that all post images are distorted/scaled. Whereas images on single posts behave normally. I am happy to send you the WP admin details if you let me know your email.


    • Hi Jutta, this is because the original image you uploaded is too small. That first image for instance is only 300×199 in size. Any image will always look pixelated if you stretch it. You need to start by uploading images which are atleast as big as the space you want to fill. Hope that helps.

  255. Hmmm, actually that’s not the problem, I wish it was! The image is the same image used on the posts as on the post excerpt, only resized by the theme. If you click on any full post you will see the image is perfect and not scaled. The post excerpts and category images (same image as used on the full length post) are distorted. This has to be a setting in the theme somewhere. I also tried regenerating thumbnails after uploading a larger image but this did not fix the scaling issue which shows the distortion is due to the theme settings.

    The home page was changed from two column layout to single column, and my guess is that the theme is still trying to generate thumbnails for the home page posts.. however the images in the categories summary are also scaling. 🙁

  256. Charles: I just fixed the issue by editing content.php and this line:

    <a href="” rel=”bookmark” title=””>

    I changed from medium to full.

    Problem solved.

    • Hi Jutta, glad you solved the problem. Can I ask, have you been setting a featured image for each post?

  257. Hi, another question. Thanks for solving the earlier problem btw!

    So several of my readers have told me that when they load my blog, the first page/index -static page? The post title lines overlap making it difficult to read. For me, it happens on occasion and I refresh to make it go away. However, some of my readers have commented that even refreshing does not help. Additionally happens on ie, mozilla, chrome.

    • I already checked your website and it seems everything is going fine. The posts in the homepage are being displayed using jQuery masonry. If the problem still occurs, there is a possibility that there is a jQuery conflict that prevents the masonry not working well. Usually the conflicts occurs when there are lots of WordPress plugin installed in your website.

  258. Kris, thanks for your quick reply! It happens to me some times and not others. However, my friend said that every time she tries looking at my website, it happens.

    So to make it better, I should decrease the amount of plug-ins?

  259. Hi Kris, just a follow-up question. I got the overlapping words again when I checked my blog today.

    The active plug ins are: Add Meta Tags, Akismet, BJ Lazy Load, Duplicator, Jetpack, Quick Adsense, W3 Total Cache, WP

    By any chance, do you know which one is the problem?

    • I think BJ Lazy Load is causing the jQuery conflict. Try deactivating it and don’t forget to delete cache.

  260. Hi Charles

    I hope this is a quick and simple question to answer:
    I’ve created categories and subcategories, and even sub-sub-categories, and while I don’t have content for them yet, I did create one or two test posts just to see how they appear in the sidebar. If I make a post and tag a category, and make another post and tag a subcategory, both posts appear on the sidebar at the same level. Am I wrong in imagining that the subcategory posts and sub-sub-category posts should be indented from the category posts? Part of me is thinking I should be making my categories as pages if I want to organize my posts that way – what do you think?

    Many thanks

    • Hi Cherry, you are correct to imagine that sub-categories should indent, but I’m sorry to report that they don’t at this time. I’ve added this to the list of things we need to address in the next version. I can’t promise a delivery date, but it is something we will address. Sorry that isn’t the answer you were looking for.

      • Hi Charles, thank you for the quick response. If that’s the case, is there a downside to using the pages as my categories, with that same parent and child categorization? I.e, can I delete the category sidebar and file posts under specific pages, while still allowing them to show up on the sidebar under recent posts? Thanks again!

        • Hi Cherry, I’m not sure I follow you on this as static pages won’t list your posts in a given category. Can you elaborate on what you mean?

          • Sure – if I list my categories as pages across the top, could I then list my sub-categories under those parent tabs, and tag each post to a sub-category (or sub-page). So, I guess I’m wondering if I can make it so that when someone clicks on a sub-page, they’ll be taken to a list of those posts tagged to that page. Does that make sense?

          • Hi Cherry, I see what you mean…yes that is totally possible. In the main header navigation you can absolutely link to you categories and sub-category pages. I gather you are familiar with the menu management under Appearance > Menus.

            That said, I’ve just realized something that I had forgotten about…if you use the Categories widget, you can check the option that says “Show hierachy” and your sub-cats will be indented.

          • Hi Charles – thanks so much for your help! Your theme is great and for a first time domain owner, I really enjoy working with it. Thanks again, Cherry

  261. one other question for you: how can I make sure the title of the website fits on one line? Currently, the last word is on the second line. Is it possible to change this?
    Thanks for the help!

  262. Hello Dev, I like your theme.
    but I want to ask you something ..
    may I remove “image slider” ? if you permit, can you tell me how to remove it ..

  263. I would like to be able to place a picture of our school mascot on the right hand side of the front page in the header. Could you let me know if it is possible and how I might be able to accomplish this.

    • This level of customization is beyond what we can get into here in the comments. If you need professional help with this we recommend Elto or Codeable.

    • Download Simple Custom CSS WordPress plugin and activate it then go to Appearance -> Custom CSS and add the following CSS codes,

      If you want to adjust the height of the slider, you can add this sample code,

      But if you want to adjust the width of the slider, you need to adjust the width of the main container because the slider’s width is dependent on the main container. To adjust the width of the container, you can add this sample code,
      #container{max-width: 120.4rem;}

  264. I love the theme and am just now learning the ins-and-outs of it. In trying to design a consistent plan for the look of the ‘front page.’ As a news site, most of the content will change often but I want to have stationary columns for a few contributors (editorial, etc.). I’ve figured out how to do the sticky post with a stationary headline and excerpt from the article but I can’t figure out how to do a ‘page’ where I can have a navigation button taking readers to a page that contains a variety of specific content, i.e. Local News, Global News, Opinion Editorial, etc. I’m not very technical but my thinking is that this would be like having several ‘pages’ that operate like a blog. Or, do I design each page with (sticky) columns and add content, the most recent of which stays at the top of the column…? This may be the wrong forum for my question. Maybe I have to operate several blogs which are linked to with headlines on the ‘front page’ or.. can I make the navigation buttons links to other blogs? :/ thanks-

    • Hi Rebecca, looking at your site I think you’ve figured out the best approach with the use of categories for each section. That said you can certainly link your navigation anywhere you like using a custom menu.

  265. Thanks. The problem appears to be that if I click on the category–using it as type of navigation, it does not take me to the whole article–only the excerpt that shows on the front page. The same thing happens when I click the navigation button (which is the same as a category in this example).

    • Hi Rebecca, ah sorry. Forgive me, I’m not following what you want to achieve. I thought you wanted pages on the site that listed posts in a particular category such as World News or Local News.