NewsCore is powerful multipurpose WordPress theme for content heavy websites such newspaper, news, magazine, publishing, community and review sites. NewsCore includes exclusive features such a beautiful blog/article layout with well placed ad spaces that will make your visitors want more. It includes a video manager,
that pulls content from various sources like Youtube and Vimeo, a review system, a layout builder for creating unique homepage layouts and various layouts for post categories. NewsCore supports plugins such as WooCommerce, bbPress, BuddyPress and many more. Both experienced developers and users with no programming background can customize and fire this theme with minimal effort. We’ve included an easy way to import content and replicate the demo site in seconds.

Post Features

  • Sidebar location – right or left
  • Article source or author credits
  • Image gallery with 3 layouts – popup, slider and stacked
  • Fully functional review system with 4 styles
    • Two different styles: Stars and Percentage
    • Option to include a score subtitle to appear in the review
    • Option to include unlimited pros and cons with custom titles
    • Option to turn on/off user ratings (user reviews)
    • Multiple shortcodes available for articles: buttons, highlight text, columns, image gallery, video gallery, responsive video, and divider.
  • Related posts
  • Comments
  • Post navigation for next and previous post
  • Social sharing links

Page Templates Included

  • Video Home
  • Home 1
  • Home 2
  • Home 3
  • Video List
  • Custom Layout – for use with the layout builder

Layout Builder

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

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

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

Widgets Included:

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

Video Plugin Integration

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

  • Import Youtube videos in bulk
  • A custom video player
  • Host your own videos
  • Play Vimeo videos
  • Play Youtube videos
  • Display popular videos
  • Display latest videos
  • Display featured videos
  • Like and comment on videos.
  • Templating system that allows you to override the layout of video pages
  • Display related videos

WooCommerce Integration

NewsCore is 100% compatible with WooCommerce and allows it to integrate seamlessly with the theme.

Some highlights:

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

BuddyPress Integration

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

Some highlights:

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

BbPress Integration

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

Some highlights:

  • Full re-design and integration of bbPress to match the look and feel of the theme
  • Login With Ajax modals/widgets integrate seamlessly with bbPress
  • bbPress tab added to theme options with several options, including:
  • Unique sidebar for bbPress powered by WooSidebars

Full Features List

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

Other Notes on this theme

NewsCore is built using latest technologies such scss for generating stylesheets and jshint for making sure the javascript is valid. The entire workflow is managed using Grunt. Read more on grunt here Grunt automates all the tasks like optimizing images, compressing css and javascript, generating .po/.mo files for translation, generating the sprite images and generating the stylesheets from scss.

Once you make a change to a file in the theme all you have to do is run

grunt build

and everything is done automatically for you.

Suggestions for future updates?

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


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