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Herald – Newspaper & News Portal WordPress Theme

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Herald – Newspaper & News Portal
WordPress Theme

Herald is a
modern online newspaper & news portal WordPress
theme
carefully designed and developed with magazine
websites in mind. With a
fully Responsive designthat scales seamlessly
across today’s devices your content will look
stunning on Desktops, Laptops, Tablets and Mobiles.

With our custom Advanced Theme Options panel you can
achieve the perfect custom look in minutes, no
kidding!

It offers
more than 500 variationsfor your article listing
layouts, unlimited Sidebars, Sticky Sidebars, flexible branding and
unlimited colour choice combinations, four pagination types, custom
widgets and so much more – all with
no coding knowledge required!






Herald newspaper magazine WordPress theme – what
kind of websites you can create?

Herald is an exquisite multipurpose magazine WordPress theme
intended for creating an

newspaper portal and magazine
website. Embracing
flexibility, predefined layouts, power of custom widgets and
functional features
, Herald proves to be the best assistant
for building online
newspaper portal, that delivers
newsor any other type of media content.

Here’s a quick overview of what kind of news
magazine websites you can create and what our customers are using
the Herald for.

  • Viral & buzz news WordPres website
  • Technology news magazine
  • Gaming magazine
  • Sports magazine
  • Arts & culture magazine
  • Fashion & lifestyle magazine
  • Science magazine
  • Music magazine
  • Food magazine
  • Travel magazine
  • Political news website
  • Car magazine
  • Movie news website
  • Review and affiliate marketing wesbite
  • And many more!

Herald magazine WordPress theme – why choose it
for your WordPress news & magazine website?

See the list of technical features that this theme provides.

  • More than 500 home page
    layouts
    – Herald offers a highly
    flexible yet easy to setup module system where you can combine and
    display your articles in various ways. From classic newspaper to
    modern magazine style.
  • Modular header– Herald has
    header builder with 3 header areas (top, middle, bottom) + sticky
    header, where you can display any of the elements as you wish.
    Possibilities are almost limitless! Plus, mega menu is also
    supported.
  • Performance options– It is
    possible to load all JS and CSS files combined into a single
    compressed file for high speed.
  • Multiple Layouts for Single
    Post
    – With 9 different layouts for
    single post view to suit your taste and needs.
  • Smart Categories– Each category
    on your website may have its own specific layout and color.
  • Support for custom post types in
    modules
    – If any public custom post type
    is registered it will be automatically detected in modules
  • Author and category modules–
    You can display your authors or categories in modules, just like
    you would posts or text
  • Support for Co-Authors Plus WordPress
    Plugin
    – Now you can easily set multiple
    authors for a single post
  • Simple Ads Manager– Predefined
    ad slots to embed your banner ads and monetize your website easily.
    Usefull for adsense advertising or affiliate marketing
    website.
  • Responsive Design– Our
    Responsive design means your content will scale seamlessly on
    almost every device including desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile
    phones.
  • Advanced Theme Options Panel–
    Herald comes with an advanced, easy to use Theme Options Panel.
    Setup your website in as little as 5 minutes!
  • Branding – Unlimited Fonts &
    Colors
    – Herald provides options for
    unlimited fonts and colors as well as options to upload your logo
    and icons, depending on your taste. Add your personal touch to this
    theme!
  • Unlimited Sidebars + Sticky
    Sidebar
    – You can add as many sidebars
    as you want whether its left sidebar or right. Then you can assign
    specific sidebar to any Post, Page or a Category. Apply fixed
    sidebar to each template which means that those widgets will be
    always visible while you scroll through the website content.
  • 4 Pagination Types (including infinite
    scroll)
    – You can have a classic
    “older posts / newer postsâ€
    navigation, numeric pagination, load posts with
    “more†button, or apply infinite
    scrolling to your pages.
  • Additional Custom Widgets–
    Besides standard WordPress widgets, we provide several custom
    widgets for more cool features.
  • Paginated/multi-page posts– For
    those who use ads on their websites, we have created a very
    intuitive design for posts which are split into multiple pages.
    Boost your page views with ease!
  • Support for post views number–
    We provide support for Entry Views WordPress plugin which is used
    to count views for each post. We also provide smart options so your
    posts can be selected and ordered by number of views.
  • Related posts– Of course you
    could use one of many Related Post plugins, instead Herald includes
    a simple, yet powerful, solution for displaying Related Posts
    within any particular Post with no additional plugin required!
  • Built-in Theme Translator– If
    you want to modify or translate the text on your website, you can
    do it very easily in the theme options panel. Note that .po and .mo
    language files are provided. Standard WordPress translation or
    Multilingual Website (WPML) is also supported.
  • One Click Easy Updates– Connect
    your website with the Envato official API and receive notifications
    about all updates through your admin dashboard. Every time we
    release a new version, you can update this Theme with a single
    click.
  • Shortcodes– Add stylish
    elements to your content with 12 flexible shortcodes. Columns,
    separators, highlights, dropcaps… to name just a
    few.
  • Social Sharing Integrated–
    Allow visitors to quickly share your posts on most popular social
    networks.
  • Post formats support– Besides
    standard posts, this theme supports video, audio, image and gallery
    post formats. Also, most WordPress common embedding features are
    supported so you can embed facebook statuses, tweets, instagram,
    soundcloud, youtube, vimeo…
  • RTL Support– If you are using
    your website for right-to-left oriented reading, there is a simple
    option to get RTL news website.
  • Full Documentation– Learn how
    to setup this theme step by step and use its options and features
    quickly and easily with comprehensive documentation.
  • Dedicated Support– If you have
    any questions, issues, feature ideas, do not hesitate to contact
    us. We do our best to respond as soon as possible and help you
    out!

Change Log

2.4

  • Fixed: Several major styling issues including RTL problems and
    responsive theme problems
  • Improved: Several onpage SEO tweaks (added noopener tag to
    several targetet=â€_blank†attributes )

2.3.3

  • Fixed: WP 5.7 Gutenberg editor font size problem
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues

2.3.2

  • Improved: Redux admin options tweaks
  • Improved: WordPress 5.6 compability tweaks
  • Added: WP-PostViews plugin is now added as Entry Views plugin
    alternative (Appearance > Herald plugins > WP-PostViews
    plugin)
  • Fixed: Co-authors plugin bug fixes
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues

2.3.1

  • Improved: WordPress 5.5 compability tweaks (update number
    2)

2.3

  • Improved: WordPress 5.5 compability tweaks

2.2.4

  • Added: Options to choose multiple stylings for social sharing
    in the plugin settings in dashboard (Settings -> Meks Easy
    Social Share)
  • Added: Official support for WP Forms WordPress plugin
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues

2.2.3

  • Fixed: Removing modules and sections in admin not working
    properly in the previous version

2.2.2

Great news! theme has been awarded the
“WP requirements compliance badge†by
Envato/ThemeForest, which is a certificate proving that it now
meets the highest quality standards in the WordPress
ecosystem.

  • Improved: A slight code refactoring to meet the highest
    standards per Envato requirements
  • Fixed: Issue with mobile hamburger menu button
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues

2.2.1

  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues

2.2

Mandatory changes to accommodate the latest
Envato/ThemeForest requirements:

  • Theme Options panel is removed from the theme. To make it
    appear again, you need to install and activate Redux Framework
    Plugin via Appearance -> Herald plugins
  • All theme associated widgets cannot be a part of the theme
    anymore and are now removed. To get your widgets back, please
    install and activate Herald Buddy plugin in Appearance -> Herald
    plugins
  • Social sharing functionality cannot be a part of the theme
    anymore. To enable social sharing, please install and activate Meks
    Easy Social Share plugin in Appearance -> Herald plugins
  • Additional JS field is not allowed in Theme options anymore
    thus it is removed from the theme. As an alternative, you can use
    Insert Headers and Footers WordPress Plugin
  • Additional CSS field is not allowed in Theme options anymore
    and is now patched into the WordPress native field in Appearance
    -> Customize -> Additional CSS

Other:

  • Added: Styling support for the latest WordPress blocks
    (introduced in WordPress 5.2)
  • Added: Admin panel styling for WP 5.0+ editor and all
    blocks
  • Modified: Options to choose social networks for sharing are now
    located in the plugin settings in dashboard (Settings -> Meks
    Easy Social Share)
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues

2.1.4

  • Added: Option to choose which elements to display in
    responsive/mobile header (Theme Options -> Header ->
    Responsive Header)
  • Improved: Posts Module now supports filtering by custom
    taxonomies if assigned to regular posts
  • Fixed: Pages in admin edit screen not displaying metaboxes when
    WP 5.x used Classic Editor plugin
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues

2.1.3

  • Added: Styling for Blocks (coming with the new WordPress editor
    in version 5.0)
  • Improved: Fully tested and ready for WordPress 5.0
  • Improved: Envato Market plugin is now recommended for theme
    updates
  • Fixed: Several minor styling issues

2.1.2

  • Added: Initial support for the upcoming new WordPress content
    editor (Gutenberg)

2.1.1

  • Fixed: Featured module not working when posts were filtered by
    tag (bug appeared in version 2.1)

2.1

  • Added: Option to add category featured image (thumbnail) so it
    can be displayed in Category modules
  • Added: Featured Module in Modules Template now fully supports
    displaying Custom Post Types (if registered, they will be detected
    automatically and you can choose it instead of standard posts)
  • Added: Option to display Facebook and Instagram profile links
    in author vertical meta bar on single posts (Theme Options ->
    Single Post -> Meta Bar)
  • Added: Options to disable ads on specific pages, i.e contact,
    404, etc… (Theme Options -> Ads)
  • Added: Quora social icon option for author social links in the
    author box below single post content
  • Improved: Styling for GDPR cookie consent checkbox field in
    comment forms
  • Improved: Password protected functionality is now supported in
    Modules Template
  • Fixed: Font size options not working properly on specific
    server configurations
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues

2.0

  • Added: Options to manage font sizes for various text elements
    through Theme Options panel (Theme Options -> Typography)
  • Added: Instagram Widget (by using Meks Easy Instagram widget
    WordPress plugin)
  • Added: Option to specify “number of words per
    minute†in order to fine-tune calculation of posts
    “reading time†(Theme Options ->
    Misc.)
  • Improved: Compatibility for the latest WooCommerce plugin
    version
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues in various browsers &
    responsive mode

1.9.1

  • Added: When choosing posts manually inside modules, now you
    have a quick search field for an easier selection, instead of
    entering post IDs (Modules Template)
  • Fixed: Problem with comments section overlapping footer in Post
    Layout 1 (appeared in version 1.9)
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues

1.9

  • Added: Option to display updated/modified date in post meta
    data for all layouts (Theme Options -> Main Layouts)
  • Added: Option to order posts by updated/modified date in
    Modules (Modules Template)
  • Added: Option to choose between include/exclude logic when
    filtering custom post types by its taxonomies (Modules
    Template)
  • Added: Option to add WooCommerce Cart as Header element (Theme
    Options -> Header)
  • Added: Option to display Header Ad in responsive mode (Theme
    Options -> Header -> Responsive Header)
  • Added: Translation strings for login form in Header (Theme
    Options -> Translate)
  • Improved: Blurry text over the images in specific layouts and
    cases
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues in various browsers &
    responsive mode

1.8

  • Added: Category modules (now you can display/list your
    categories via module builder)
  • Added: vKontakte share button
  • Added: Login form can be added as header element (Theme Options
    -> Header)
  • Added: Support for new WordPress widgets (Audio, Video,
    Image)
  • Added: Option to group secondary menus under a single
    “more†link in responsive/mobile
    navigation (Theme Options -> Header -> Responsive
    Header)
  • Added: Support for Yoast SEO plugin’s
    “primary category†feature (Theme
    Options -> Misc.)
  • Added: New Google Fonts (Theme Options -> Typography.)
  • Added: Support for WooCommerce 3+
  • Fixed: Conflict with some plugins which break author twitter
    url on single post vertical meta bar
  • Fixed: Minor styling issues in various browsers, responsive and
    rtl mode
= 1.7 =

* Added: Authors module which displays your users/authors (Modules
Template)
* Added: New ad slot to display ad inside vertical meta bar on
single posts (Theme Options -> Ads, Theme Options -> Single
Post -> Meta Bar)
* Added: More options for trending posts section. Now you can
slide/rotate items, and choose number of items to display (Theme
Options -> Header -> Trending)
* Added: Options to temporarily activate/deactivate modules
* Added: Options to order posts by user/visitor review score (if
using WP review plugin)
* Added: Option to open regular content images in pop-up (Theme
Options -> Misc.)
* Added: Option to add more elements to responsive/mobile header
navigation (Theme Options -> Header -> Responsive Header)
* Improved: Image post format now displays image caption in pop-up
* Fixed: Sticky bottom bar on single posts not displaying on mobile
* Fixed: Minor styling issues in various browsers, responsive and
rtl mode
= 1.6 =

* Added: Support for custom post types in modules. If any public
custom post type is registered it will be automatically detected in
modules (Modules Template)
* Added: Authors Page Template which lists all blog authors
* Added: Support for Co-Authors Plus WordPress Plugin, now you can
easily set multiple authors for a single post
* Added: Option to filter posts by one or more authors (Modules
Template)
* Added: Option to exclude specific posts by IDs (Modules Template)
* Added: Option to add link to module title (Modules Template)
* Added: Option to make vertical meta bar sticky  (Theme Options
-> Single Post -> Meta Bar)
* Added: Option to enable infinite scroll loading on single posts
(Theme Options -> Single Post -> Extras)
* Added: Options to choose sidebars for bbPress user pages (Theme
Options -> bbPress )
* Improved: If category has a parent it will display its link so
you can go back to parent category (Category Template)
* Fixed: Filtering by tags not working in modules when more then
one tag is specified
= 1.5.3 =

* Added: Option to display full content instead of excerpt in
Layout A (Theme Options -> Main Layouts -> Layout A)
* Added: Share options for ReddIt, StubmeUpon, Email and WhatsApp
(Theme Options -> Misc.)
* Improved: FontAwesome libary is updated to the latest version
* Improved: Redux options framework updated to the latest version
* Fixed: Exclude by tag option not working in modules
* Fixed: Minor styling issues in various browsers, responsive and
rtl mode
= 1.5.2 =

* Added: "Custom CSS class" option field for sections and modules
with which you get a possibility to apply custom styling to a
section or a module using CSS
* Added: Option to on/off ads above and below content per each
single post
* Added: Translation strings for comment form fields i.e Name,
Email, Website (Theme Options -> Translation)
* Improved: Social sharing not working in some specific cases (i.e.
having UTF8 characters in post titles)
* Improved: Reading time and excerpt limit now properly calculates
values for languages with UTF8 and special characters
* Fixed: Option to filter posts by time period in Herald Posts
Widget
* Fixed: Sticky sidebar conflicts in specific cases
* Fixed: Featured image custom ratio option not working (Theme
Options -> Page)
= 1.5.1 =
* Fixed: Module builder not working in specific cases (bug appeared
in version 1.5)
= 1.5 =
* Added: Option to specify browser width which will trigger
responsive header ( Theme Options -> Header -> Responsive
Header)
* Added: Option to sort posts in ascending or descending order in
modules (Modules Template)
* Added: Option to automatically select posts from child categories
if parent category is selected (Modules Template)
* Added: Option to choose whether to include or exclude posts from
selected categories (Modules Template)
* Added: Option to choose whether to include or exclude posts from
selected tags (Modules Template)
* Added: Option to on/off category description (Theme Options ->
Category Template)
* Added: Option to position comment form above/below comments list
(Theme Options -> Single -> Extras)
* Added: Option to display post time in meta data for all post
layouts
* Added: Option to enable "multibyte" support and calculate reading
time properly for some specific languages (Theme Options ->
Misc.)
* Added: Option to choose whether prev/next posts in sticky bottom
bar will be pulled from the same category as current post (Theme
Options -> Single -> Extras)
* Added: Full support for Custom Sidebars WordPress plugin by WMPU
Dev. Now widgets inherit our theme styling by default 
* Improved: If paginated post is set to be displayed in layouts 3,6
or 9, it will automatically fall-back to layouts 2,5 or 8
respectively, in order to avoid styling issues
* Fixed: Minor styling conflict with WP Review plugin latest
version
* Fixed: Minor styling issues in various browsers, responsive and
rtl mode
= 1.4.3 =
* Fixed: Problem with editing category layouts in WP 4.5
= 1.4.2 =
* Fixed: Bug with specific Google Fonts
= 1.4.1 =

* Improved: Featured image on the first page of a paginated post is
displayed by default
* Fixed: Minor styling glitches in various browsers, responsive and
rtl mode
* Fixed: Header/Footer date language for non-english WP
installations
* Fixed: Conflict with plugins which override Twitter field in user
profile options
= 1.4 =

* Added: Support for post reviews system using WP Review WordPress
Plugin (stars, points and percentage review type). You can also
order posts in modules by review values!
* Added: Option to automatically play (rotate) posts in slider
modules
* Added: Possibility to remove vertical meta bar on single posts
(Theme Options -> Single Post -> Meta Bar)
* Added: Support for breadcrumbs using Yoast SEO WordPress plugin
* Added: Search button in mobile/responsive header
* Fixed: Minor styling glitches reported by users
= 1.3 =

* Added: Options to filter trending posts by category, tag, or
choose manually (Theme Options -> Header -> Trending Posts)
* Added: Option to filter posts in Modules by specific post Format
(i.e. display Video posts only)
* Added: Possibility to override global display options per each
single post separately (i.e. On/Off featured image only for some
posts)
* Added: New ad slot - above single post content (Theme Options
-> Ads )
* Added: Possibility to put Mini Logo in header bottom bar
* Added: Option to position meta bar left/right for single posts
(Theme Options -> Single Post -> Meta Bar)
* Added: Option to change overlay opacity values for Layouts with
the text over the images (Theme Options -> Misc)
* Added: Option to display scroll to top button (Theme Options
-> Misc)
* Added: Possibility to order posts in Modules by title
(alphabetically)
* Added: Option to on/off post titles in Layout K (Theme Options
-> Main layouts -> Layout K)
* Added: Option to position paginated post navigation above/below
post content (Theme Options -> Single Post -> Extras)
* Added: Option to display featured image caption on pages (Theme
Options -> Page)
* Added: Full width Page template
* Fixed: Several styling issues for specific layouts
* Fixed: Lots of RTL mode bugs and issues
= 1.2 =

* Added: Full support for WooCommerce WordPress plugin
* Added: Products Module! You can display your WooCommerce products
in Modules template
* Added: Full support for bbPress WordPress plugin
* Added: Option to filter posts by tag (Posts Module, Featured
Module)
* Added: 2 new demos for import - Blog and Tech examples!
* Improved: Several styling tweaks and improvements in various
browsers and responsive mode
* Fixed: Text module not saving content in Mozilla Firefox
* Fixed: Module builder not working fine in older Safari versions
= 1.1 =

* Added: 3 new demo examples in demo importer!
* Improved: Several styling tweaks and improvements in various
browsers and responsive mode
* Fixed: Related posts option not working in admin in some browsers
* Fixed: Comments button in sticky bottom bar not working for
custom comments plugins
* Fixed: Logo option not sizing properly on mobiles
= 1.0 =

* Initial release

Credits

We would like to say big thanks to these great people for their
products that helped us develop this theme!

CSS

  • Bootsrap –
  • Font Awesome –

JavaScript

  • FitVids –
  • Magnific Popup –
  • Owl Carousel –
  • ImagesLoaded –
  • Sticky Kit –
  • HTML5 Shiv –
  • Smooth Scroll –

PHP

  • Redux Options Framework –
  • TGM Plugin Activation –
  • Pixelentity Theme Update Class –
  • Hybrid Media Grabber –
  • Envato Proteced API –

Images

Images on the demo website are not included in the theme
package, and are used for demo purposes only. They are all credited
to their respective creators/owners, and can be found on the
following services/websites:

  • ShutterStock –














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