Newsmag is a modern WordPress theme that lets you write articles and blog posts with ease. We offer great support and friendly help!
The Newsmag template is excellent for a news, newspaper, magazine, publishing or review site. It also supports videos from YouTube and features a rating system. It uses the best clean SEO practices, and on top of that, it’s fast, simple, and easy to use. In addition, News mag supports responsive Google Ads and AdSense.
Version 4.7 – December 13th, 2018
new: Font option for text logo and tagline.
misc: Compatibility with Gutenberg and WordPress 5.
misc: We updated the Visual Composer plugin to the latest version.
fix: LazyLoad on slow network connections. Please clear all your caches, including browser cache.
fix: Css fixes for flex blocks.
Version 4.6 – November 6th, 2018
new: We’re introducing the intuitive Right-Click option in the tagDiv Composer page builder to bring you new features and a natural way to design your website
new: Flex block 1 and 2. The new flex block elements enable unique layouts with a lot of flexibility.
new: Author Box & Image Box
new: Pinterest option on Social Counter
new: Fixed count option Social Counter
new: Option to choose the H tag format for the Title element- new: fixed count Social Counter
new: The list of Used Colors for pickers is now available in tagDiv Composer in the Recent Colors section
new: The list of Used Fonts is available in the tagDiv Composer under the Load Font Settings menu
new: We updated the Visual Composer to the latest version.
misc: Update for tagDiv Newsletter plugin: added MailChimp GDPR checkboxes
misc: WPML support
fix: Column Text encoding issues
fix: Pinterest api
fix: Weather block mapped on tagDiv Composer
Version 4.5 – July 5th, 2018
new: added support for multiple sticky sidebars. The setting is available when you select a column in the tagDiv Composer page builder
new: custom URL option for RSS in tagDiv Social Counter plugin
fix: WPML flag in post content
fix: if the footer is disabled, from now on, it will be hidden on the AMP theme version too
fix: various typos in the Theme Options panel
fix: Pinterest block API issues. It also has better error messages
fix: the exchange widget now works as expected but it requieres a api key
misc: better error messages when tagDiv Composer encounters a problem
Version 4.4 – May 24th, 2018
new: we added support for the private policy WordPress page on the login/register modal window.
new: setting to disable google fonts in theme panel – fonts – google fonts settings. You can load local font files and use them instead of external fonts.
misc: the plugin update system was completely rewritten from scratch. It tries to update the plugin using multiple ways and if it fails, it will show an admin notice with information about what plugin failed and why.
misc: all plugins now have a built date on them besides the version.
misc: the theme is GDPR compliant now.
new: shortcuts to use in the footer text – date, sitelink, privacy_policy and more. The list of shortcuts is available in the theme panel next to the setting.
Version 4.3 – April 18th, 2018
new: tagDiv AMP plugin – tagDiv’s solution for implementing Google AMP in WordPress
new: tagDiv Newsletter plugin – newsletter form beautifully designed with over 8 styles
new: font settins can now be saved as a preset and apply on all the blocks from tagDiv Composer easly
new: social sharing networks, the theme now supports Linkedin, Tumblr, Email sharing, Telegram, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, VK, LINE and Viber
new: ability to reorder the social icons with drag and drop from the theme panel
new: 20 social icons styles for social sharing
new: if the icons do not fit on screen the theme will automatically hide them
fix: pinteres board url
fix: facebook videos support now works again
fix: we updated to the latest instagram api, this should fix all the problems
misc: improved tagDiv composer selection mask. New colors and better ui, now the controls are outside of the selection mask, this allows better selection for small items.
misc: wp-admin performance issue. We optimized the composer to load only what’s needed and where is needed. Wp-admin speed should greatly improve.
misc: huge speed improvemnts in tagDiv composer editor. We did a full memory consumption audit for tagDiv Composer and we fixed a few memory leaks.
misc: we removed unneded confirmations from tagDiv composer. For example when the content of the page was not changed and a user wanted to close the composer.
misc: when closing tagDiv Composer you will be redirected to the previeous page instead of the default edit page. We found that this provides a better user experience
misc: tagDiv composer now has a new color picker script that is a lot faster then the old one. The same color picker is used on the widgets.
misc: we added a couple of new social icons that are available on the top bar and footer of the site
Version 4.2 – November 17, 2017
misc: Visual Composer plugin updated to the latest version
misc: Compatibility with WordPress 4.9
fix: Weather forecast
Version 4.1 – November 1st, 2017
misc: Visual Composer plugin updated to the latest version
misc: Revolution Slider plugin updated to the latest version
fix: Weather widget
fix: XSS Security issue
fix: Background click ad
Version 4.0 – July 13th, 2017
new: Challenging you to be more creative and productive, we’ve added the first page builder ever created for blogs, news and magazine websites. Newsmag 4 brings you tagDiv Composer – a lighter, faster and more efficient way to build your site. Ready to be used right on the frontend, easier than ever, seeing every change instantly.
new: Live frontend LESS and CSS editor. This allows you to quickly add CSS or LESS quick to any page of your site
new: News Magazine demo
new: Clear Voice demo
new: Sound Square demo
new: buttons that are available in the format menu
Version 3.4 – April 12th, 2017
new: speed booster plugin version. Please update it if you use it.
new: options for google font weights and styles. The theme will only load the needed font weights and styles from now on
misc: better plugin descriptions and help text
misc: all big grids now show a nice error message when they don’t fit in the layout of the site. (when used on one column or two)
fix: added various missing translations to the translation panel
fix: some block templates where not able to change color on firefox due to a scoped style
fix: we removed the offset from ajax requests, this provides a better user experience with the theme and the filters
fix: the global modal window now ignores pictures with external links. Before this update, the modal windows was trying to open the external link
fix: the jetpack sorting method on blocks now works as expected again
fix: instagram images aligment issues
fix: all embeds that overflow content on small screens are now fixed
misc: theme panel layout and spacing is much improved now
misc: inline ad displays at the last paragraph whenever there are not as many paragraphs mentioned in After Paragraph field and the article bottom ad is not active
misc: we updated the list of compatible plugins in the theme
fix: update the instagram icon
fix: the password reset link that was sent from our login modal window was not working
fix: we switched to https all the post sharing links
fix: the not secured warning in chrome only appears now when the login box is opened
fix: theme action error in the status panel when the theme is already activated
fix: featured images from vimeo videos are now larger
fix: ajax login works now via https
fix: the sample plugin that shows how to add new modules and blocks works as expected now. It was giving a fatal error
Version 3.3.1 – January 26th, 2017
fix: We modified the login modal window code to only appear on the page when front page login is enabled. This makes sure that some versions of Chrome browser will not mark the site as Not Secure.
[ Version 3.3 ]
– improvement: Visual Composer plugin updated to the latest version 5.0.1
– improvement: Revolution Slider plugin updated to the latest version
– improvement: full compatibility with WordPress 4.7
– new: The Plugin Page from where a user installs the included plugins was completely redesigned to be more user friendly.
– new: added support for block templates overwritten via the Theme API system in demos. All future demos can now load different block templates if needed.
– new: the select header section was redesigned to use icons instead of just text
– improvement: css fixes in the theme panel and the welcome screen
– improvement: we finally updated the social icons and we also removed the icons for dead services (picasa, Posterous etc)
– improvement: the Social Networks panel now checks each input to be correct, this prevents user error and bad URL’s that supposed to go to social networks profiles but instead go to 404 pages on the site
– improvement: we removed the max-width from srcset on images and the responsive images on mobile now work as expected
– improvement: translation panel information text
– improvement: on android, when a user uses the mobile search, it will autofocus on the input field now
– fix: password protected comments now work as expected
– fix: facebook videos that are in the content of the post now work and resize as expected
– fix: font panel css issues
– fix: the tag ajax filter now displays the tags in the order of the id’s the user selects. Before it was alphabetically
– fix: home breadcrumb does not appear as structured data as required by the google metadata testing tool
– fix: smartlists that had image captions with HTML where broken. Now we fixed them.
– fix: category sorting options was not working sometimes.
[Version 3.2 – October 10th, 2016]
new: added support for design options on most of the blocks. You can now change the padding, margin and border on blocks
new: added support for retina images on our blocks and modules. You can enable them in the panel.
misc: various core code refactoring and optimizations.
misc: better theme documentation and better help text in panel
misc: added used on for thumbnails in theme panel
misc: file path and names are now visible on each module, smart list, template etc on hover
misc: breadcrumbs markup, added BreadcrumbList schema
fix: our blocks sometimes had issues autoadjuting the column count when placed in a inner row that is in a row
fix: on first install the Visual Composer tooltip was appearing over our tooltip and there was no way to close the last remaining open tooltip
fix: wrong recomanded columns in Visual Composer, new users found it dificult to find out on what colum layouts our blocks work best
fix: background ad on tempalte 8
fix: top menu hover and background ad cursor fix bugs
fix: images that have alignnone now work as expected
fix: main menu was loading without css on first load
fix: modal login button css
[ Version 3.1 ]
UPDATE NOTICE: Please note that this version does not work with legacy Visual Composer versions.
– new: Visual Composer plugin updated to the latest version 4.12
– new: login, register and forgot password ajax windows, a complete and more modern redesign.
– new: added support for full height rows, column position and content position on them in Visual Composer.
– new: added support for parallax speed on rows
– new: added support for equal height inner rows and content placement
– new: setting to hide the author name on modules and on single posts independently. Previously there was only one global setting.
– new: Added support for custom fonts in theme panel that are uploaded via the wordpress media gallery. The custom fonts can be used just like before on most of the theme’s UI without writing any code
– new: the weather widget now opens an input if it’s unable to locate the user via the browser’s location API.
– improvement: we fully rewrote the trending now block, it’s now leaner and it works better
– improvement: block parameters now have a better description
– improvement: code improvements to the following shortcodes: td_block_big_grid_slide, td_block_homepage_full_1, td_block_ad_box and the video playlists
– improvement: the media gallery that is used in the theme panel is now less cluttered and without the unused options
– improvement: we cleaned the theme panel and the code is more organized now
– improvement: all the blocks now show a notice to admins on the frontend when there are missing settings that are required.
– improvement: the main theme loader is smoother now and has small design improvements
– improvement: we changed the way templates detect the Visual Composer plugin. The detection method is based on VC_ROW and it only triggers when VC_ROW is found in the content. This allows one to use shortcodes in the default templates that have sidebar + title.
– improvement: added font settings for post lists
– improvement: drop caps font settings issue fix
– improvement: all the advertising blocks now support an ad title
– improvement: various google webmaster structured data issues have been fixed
– improvement: better support for IE8
– fix: category dropdown list with long category titles now works as expected
Live search with ajax and up down keys
One click demo install – NO MORE .XML files, with just one click you have the demo data installed
Powered by Visual Composer – the best Drag and Drop page builder
Custom auto scaling content blocks – a block changes it’s structure to work perfectly (in sidebar, full width or pages with sidebar)
Responsive Google AdSense support via our custom admin panel – the scripts loads a different google adsense spot for each screen size. Once it’s loaded it doesn’t modify it in order to be 100% compliant with Google adSense TOS.
Responsive ads support – for ad networks that allow multiple ad spots on the same div or if you want to show your own ads on different devices. This option will change the ad spot on the fly, for example when a tablet is changed from landscape to portrait. (the header banner from the demo site is using this system)
Inline Google AdSense or other ads after a predefined number of paragraphs
Auto youtube, dailymotion and vimeo thumb downloader – just paste a youtube url and the site will download the largest image available from the clip automatically and it will set it as a featured image. Very easy to add videos to articles.
Built in review system (stars, percents, points)
SEO: Schema with rich snippet microdata for articles and reviews
Built in translation support from our admin panel. No more .po .mo files, you just get a form with all the strings from the theme and the corresponding translations. We hate po mo files 🙂
Multi Language site support via the free qTranslate plugin. All from wp-admin.
All the global settings are available in the wordpress theme customizer with live preview
gif animation support – this is a beta feature.
Google fonts – change the fonts easy from the admin panel