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August 24th in Premium Themes by .

News blogs are much different from opinion or personal blogs. Depending on your niche, you may have to cover various topics on your blog, which means you are going to need a WordPress theme that is very well organized and presents your information in an attractive fashion. Tribune for WordPress is a clean theme that lets you start your news blog fast. It’s designed to handle all types of content, so you’ll have an easy time integrating your videos and photos into your website.

Tribune has an easy-to-customize slider that you can use to display your top stories. You can define which category you want to use for your slider. Custom menus are nice to have too. The video widget comes handy if you want to add more videos to your news site. Multiple layouts offered with this theme are a plus.

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November 10th in Premium Themes by .

One thing that we don’t need these days is another mainstream media news site that doesn’t cover the news items that do matter. That’s probably why more and more people are starting their own news services to provide their take on what’s going on all around us. A few years ago, you would have to spend a fortune to get that done. But thanks to the power of WordPress and all the cool news themes available on the market, you can get your news blog up and running in a flash.

News WordPress Theme is another clean cut theme by StudioPress that is designed for that very purpose. You can easily get your own news website up and running in a matter of minutes. The theme has a very light look and feel to it. At the same time, it’s dynamic enough to allow your visitors to go through your content more effectively.

The theme is SEO friendly and comes with a clean code to give you the best chance to maximize profits from search engines. You get 3 columns that you can use to present your information as you see fit. The theme is also ad ready as well. So you can add your AdSense code or banners to the theme easily.

What I like about this theme is the fact that it’s translation ready. So it’s perfectly suitable for a foreign language portal. You also have like the fact that you can easily upload your images to this theme easily. The back-end does provide you with a few features to help you avoid writing code to customize your theme.

Overall, News Theme is a clean cut, SEO friendly WordPress theme that lets you start your own news portal fast. It’s very easy to use and customize and gets the job done.

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August 26th in Premium Themes, Themes for Pro Bloggers by .

Just a few years ago, journalists had to spend thousands of dollars to create their own independent portals. But WordPress has changed all that. Now journalists from all walks of life can create their own news portals easily with WordPress. Premium news WordPress themes make it easy to create a news website without having to spend a fortune.

If you are a journalist/blogger looking to create your own independent news portal, you can set up and customize your website fast with previous WordPress themes. As long as you choose a theme that is SEO-friendly and well-designed and focus on providing valuable content on your portal, the sky’s the limit.

Here are 24 best WordPress news themes:

1. eNews: a very dynamic and attractive news theme for WordPress. Comes in various colors and lets you promote your best stories in its featured section.

2. Massive News: an SEO friendly, flexible theme that lets you build your news portal fast. It’s very convenient to get a handle on and comes with a powerful back-end.

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3. One News: One News is one of the best themes for WordPress. It tops a lot of charts for a good reason. It can be used to create all kinds of websites fast. It’s very flexible too.

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4. Gotham News: a highly attractive and flexible theme to help you build your own personal news portal. It’s search engine friendly and ready to be used out of the box.

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5. New Yorker 2: duplicate the look and feel of some of the New York times. Great way to start your news portal.

6. Journal: a wonderful theme to create your own news WordPress blog fast. Very flexible and SEO friendly too!

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7. The Beeb: a BBC look a like that lets you clone BBC and build your own news site.

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July 11th in Premium Themes by .

One of the main strengths of WordPress platform is its effective content management. Whether you want to create a humongous portal or just a small blog for your daily thoughts, it’s all easy to do with WordPress. And you won’t have to pay a dime to take advantage of this amazing software. As long as you use the right theme for your blog/portal, there is nothing you can’t do with WordPress. Journal is one of those themes that is designed to help you create an attractive portal fast. It’s designed for journalists and anyone interested in creating a professional looking news portal.

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Journal looks awfully close to those top news portals that you see everyday. It’s very clean and makes it easy to promote your top news on your home page. The code is search engine friendly as well which means you get the most bang from your efforts. What I like about this theme is that it’s so flexible. You can easily customize it. Best of all, you get 10 color schemes to help you create your unique look and feel.

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The theme is fully widgetized. You get 4 modules in your footer that you can use to promote all kinds of things. The theme is ad ready as well, and you can promote your banners at the bottom of your footer too. And let’s not forget the image resizer that makes it so easy to display images on your blog without too much fuss.

Overall, Journal is a great solution for those who are interested in starting a news portal. The code is clean, and the theme comes equipped with everything you need to build a good looking news portal fast. Best of all, you get many color themes to choose from to customize the look and feel of your blog. If you are an aspiring journalist or just love the look and feel of news websites, Journal is a good option to consider.

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May 8th in Magazine Themes, Premium Themes by .

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Massive News 2.0 is the most recent WordPress theme released by Press75 that is designed for those who are interested in running their news/magazine style WordPress website. Massive News 2.0 is designed for folks who are interested in starting a blog, media site, or even a news site. It is very flexible, so you can change things around as you wish. It comes with feature and popular content tabs to help you promote your best content easier.

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The theme supports thumbnails and makes it easy to build a news website from ground up. You get 3 columns to display your content and also display your sponsored ads on it. What I like about the featured section is that it’s not category based. You get to define where you want to link for and what image you want to show for it. That makes it easy to put your pages on your featured section as well.

Changing things around on Massive News is almost too easy. Once you install the theme, you are going to get a new tab on your admin screen that lets you change any aspect of your theme fast. You can change your logo fast. Changing your advertisement or disabling sections on this theme is easy as well. Finally, you can add your Google Analytics code right in the backend.

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Overall, Massive News 2.0 is a cool theme for those who want a flexible theme for a news, magazine, or regular blog site. It is compatible with top browsers and is very easy in the eye. It does help that it’s highly customizable. Another great blogging theme from Press75.

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November 7th in Wordpress News by .

WordPress 2.7 beta has finally been released. There is no question that WordPress 2.7 is going to be a significant step up over the current 2.6 we have at hand, but it will take time for the WordPress folks to release the new edition to the public.

The bugs with wp-mail and autosave have been fixed along with a bunch of other small fixes. Here is a complete list of changes.

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October 23rd in Wordpress News by .

The good folks at WordPress have just released a new security patch for WordPress platform (WP 2.6.3). Here is the deal:

A vulnerability in the Snoopy library was announced today. WordPress uses Snoopy to fetch the feeds shown in the Dashboard. Although this seems to be a low risk vulnerability for WordPress users, we wanted to get an update out immediately.

For those of you who are a bit more technical:

This can be exploited to inject arbitrary shell commands via a script calling the “fetch()” or “submit()” function with an URL controlled by the attacker.

This is a highly critical security item, so you should download yours as soon as possible.

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