Posts by benjaminantoni

Eight Styles, and Handwritten Typefaces

April 30, 2020 ·

"Space Cowboys", or simply "Update 2.5", is out. It brings you more visual tools than ever before. Eight color schemes and styles. Handwritten typefaces. Boxed Mode, making your theme look closer to a physical paper than ever. And many other options. This update was a thrill to work on, because this time I put more power than ever over in your hands. You can combine different types of typefaces with different color schemes as you will. Or you may choose… Read more.

2020’s Fresh New Old Newspaper Theme

January 17, 2020 ·

Old Newspaper WordPress Theme
Old Newspaper WordPress Theme v2.4

The desire to branch out the Old Newspaper Theme into more visual expressions has been brewing in me a long time. A new Sci-fi Newspaper look is bouncing around in my mind, an Old American Western Newspaper have been suggested by a user, and I am already preparing for it. A more book/diary like approach has also been on the table. These are all things in the pipeline for the next major update. But for this to be possible,… Read more.

A Sweeter Old Newspaper, One Backer Away

We are always striving to bring you the best possible Old Newspaper Theme there is, and because of our new pricing model, we can put more time into it than ever. It's easier than ordering a cuppa We decided to transfer to Patreon this year, and so far it has been a success. Our patrons have been faithfully bringing their part to the table each month, investing the price of a cup of coffee or more into this Theme each… Read more.

Old Newspaper is Ready for 2018

April 12, 2018 ·

Retro never went out of fashion. Whether you want to go back to the 80's or all the way back to when newspaper front pages were only covered in text and no pictures, Old Newspaper WordPress Theme provides the tools for you to build your dream paper! Now with more options than ever. What we've noted over and over from your feedback, is the want for more freedom to customize. So in this theme we have focused on checkboxes that gives you the ability to move the layout around as you are checking and unchecking. Read more.

Newspaper Styles For Every Taste in Old Newspaper WordPress Theme v2.2

November 17, 2017 ·

The three styles of Old Newspaper WordPress Theme
The three styles currently available in Old Newspaper WordPress Theme.

Want your WordPress theme to feel like an old newspaper? Say no more! The latest update of the Old Newspaper WordPress Theme is here, with the largest of it's new features being no less than three different color schemes. After having the former version out a long time, we got a lot of incredibly on-point feedback from our users. How is a newspaper supposed to feel when converted into a website? Well, clearly you know how! The feature requests that kept coming back to us from several sources have now been implemented as we release version 2.2 of the Old NewsPaper WordPress Theme. Read more.

Breaking News: Old Newspapers Are Better Than New Ones

November 15, 2017 ·

Old Newspapers Rolled Up
A couple of old newspapers rolled up. Excellent for decoration purposes. The frontmost newspaper has been oxidizing all the way since 1934.

Turns out. The older a newspaper become, the better they are. At least if one is to use it for decoration purposes. It was a late November night in the year twothousandseventeen that the ground breaking discovery was made. As the rain pounded against the windows, and a strong north wind rattled the glass, a fresh, off the press edition of "Mitt i Salem" flew through my mail slot. I held it up towards the waning light and scrutinized its surface for any sign of worthiness. It just was not to be compared with the rolled-up, different prints I had standing on my shelf—some of which dated all the way back to 1934. Read more.

Menus

September 12, 2017 ·

The Theme features two menu locations. Main Menu The Main Menu is your large overview menu — your complete site map for your user. It is hidden inside the dropdown menu, to allow for it to grow as large as you need it. The Main Menu is prepared for 5 levels of sub menus, though it is highly recommended that you keep it much simpler than that for usability. It is always tucked away in the hamburger menu, so it… Read more.

The Old News­­paper Word­­Press Theme, Second Edition, is Re­leased

March 3, 2017 ·

Ernest Hare Reading a Newspaper
Ernest Hare is reading a newspaper — an old one.

The Old Newspaper WordPress Theme grew from a few simple ideas. First of all: Old newspapers look good. Second: it should not be too cluttered, and focus on the reading experience—like an old newspaper. Thirdly: I simply wanted to make a WordPress theme. The theme is aiming to capture the feeling of holding a classic newspaper in your lap. Those large headlines, and that tightly fitted grid on the front page. Your room almost turns Black & White around you—(hopefully not). In this digital version of that paper, the article grid is responsive, refitting the news articles as your resize your browser. You may sit with a smartphone in your lap instead, but the feeling is still there. When your eyes have passed across the grid of articles, you select one that entices you, and enter into the reading experience. Read more.

Respon­sive Design

February 2, 2017 ·

It is no longer negotiable, except in very special cases; a web page should be responsive. That is, it should change appearance according to your screen width, in order to fit all kinds of devices from mobile phones to pads to huge screens. We have taken it a step further to ensure this WordPress them is really smooth. Read more.

News­paper Post Formats

January 5, 2017 ·

The Old Newspaper WordPress Theme features three different post formats in addition to the standard — four in all. Each to resemble a real life newspaper article or ad style. The Formats Post Format "Aside": Breaking News A classic example of a breaking news headline. This style has a thick in-your-face typeface for the titles, which is a really classic way of making a newspaper article pop. This style, of course, needed to be a part of the Old Newspaper WordPress Theme, and has been so from the very beginning. Read more.

Color Schemes, Styles & Typefaces

October 3, 2016 ·

Old Newspaper WordPress Theme features six different color schemes and two complete styles (including custom typefaces.) You also have the option to change all titles into a handwritten typeface. You change your color scheme, or select a full style in the Customizer. Go to admin page -> Appearance -> Customize -> Color Schemes to select and preview different color schemes, styles and typefaces for your theme. Gray (Default) A good fit fit for most any old newspaper. Dark Gray A… Read more.

Only three days left!

There are only three days left until nothing happens at all. But if you need to highlight something. This post format, "Notice", is perfect. The name "Notice" comes from the classic newspaper term. The Merriam Webster Dictionary says a notice is "a written or printed announcement", with the example use of the word being, "Newspapers print notices of marriages and deaths." Once you click yourself into this post format, it looks the same as Breaking News, but in the front… Read more.

Alice in Wonderland

February 28, 2015 ·

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, 'and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice 'without pictures or conversations?' So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her. Read more.

Image Sizes

July 28, 1995 ·

Using image sizes the right way is key when wanting the Old Newspaper WordPress theme to look like an actual newspaper. We are utilizing the default image sizes in WordPress to make your transition from a different theme as smooth as possible. Read more.

Gutenberg Blocks/Shortcodes

June 21, 1995 ·

We made two Gutenberg Blocks that we think are essential for writing articles. They are also available as Shortcodes. Since we are going to use these on each and every theme we make, we packaged them as a free plugin. So you'll have to head over to our download link and install it from there. Download the Plugin After you've installed the plugin you will have the two new blocks available in your block editor. They will be called "Lead"… Read more.

Young, Wild and Free

Author of Old Newspaper Theme is Growing Rapidly

On the 9th of January 1991, this little boy entered the world. We are not absolutely certain, but now he looks like he might be ready to start learning WordPress. Who knows if he will make a theme called Old Newspaper of something in the future. Let's just keep our eyes open. Read more.

More holes cut in Wall

November 11, 1989 ·

Woman Waving Across the Berlin Wall
A woman waving across the Berlin wall.

East German workers early today punched through the Berlin Wall, lifting a section of concrete panel to create a 6-foot gap, making the first hole in the fortification that has divided East and West for nearly 30 years. Work was reported on many more new openings in the wall that divided the city for 28 years. East German guards immediately placed a flimsy red and white metal barrier in front of the opening at the Bernauer Strasse, effectively erecting a new temporary barrier. Read more.

The Moon Landing Proven to be a Hoax

July 24, 1969 ·

Moon Landing
The moon landing is apparently a hoax.

No. The only thing that  is proven is that false news stories are shared in social media too much. I ask you to take responsibility and not share or comment just anything that flows through your Facebook feed. Think through it. Maybe google the news title and ask yourself: "Is this logical?" However, don't be a cynical sceptic. Do believe something. Who knows if the moon landing actually was a hoax? Read more.

Kennedy Slain on Dallas Street

November 22, 1963 ·

A sniper shot and killed President John F. Kennedy on the streets of Dallas Friday. A 24-year old pro-Communist who once tried to defect to Russia was charged with the murder shortly before midnight. Kennedy was shot about 12:20 p.m. Friday at the foot of Elm Street as the Presidential car entered the approach to the Triple Underpass. The President died in a sixth-floor surgery room at Parkland Hospital about 1 p.m., though doctors said there was no chance for… Read more.

Perfect Newspaper Titles

January 4, 1949 ·

Old Newspaper titles are huge, and that is how they are supposed to be. In some situations, that may create some awkward word-breaks here and there. Here is how to control it in the unlikely event of an emergency. If you want to control where long words are hyphenated when they break, add the tag ­ in the title, exactly where you want it to break. I have done this in the title about Huckleberry Finn. I broke it like Adven-ture, and Huckle-berry. Pull the browser on desktop to test. Read more.

Searchlights and Anti-aircraft Guns Comb Sky During Alarm

February 26, 1942 ·

The Battle of L.A.
Seeking out object.

Scores of searchlights built a wigwam of light beams over Los Angeles early yesterday morning during the alarm. This picture was taken during blackout; shows nine beams converging on an object in sky in Culver City area. The blobs of light which show at apex of beam angles were made by antiaircraft shells. Read more.

Lost Ring Found

A lost ring is found near the Misty Mountains. If you want to lay claim to the ring, write a thorough description in the comments below. Be particular, since the ring has certain unusual traits, and we will put extra weight to your claim if you properly describe these. If you are small, creepy, and have about three strands of hair on your head, we will not consider your inquiry. We simply don't believe the "precious" little ring is yours! Read more.

Customizer Overview

September 1, 1933 ·

The custom setup of this theme is all tucked into the Customizer – the proper way for a WordPress Theme to be customized. Here we go through each section and the available options. Customizer -> Site Identity Branding opportunity alert! Tagline Display: Display your tagline on mobile, desktop, or both. Leave it empty if you don't want to show it at all.Upload Logo: The Logo is going to replace your Site Title Font in the header.Flourish Before Tagline: Add text… Read more.

The Titanic is sunk, with great loss of life

April 16, 1912 ·

The Titanic docked in Southampton
The White Star liner docked in Southampton.

The maiden voyage of the White Star liner Titanic, the largest ship ever launched, has ended in disaster. The Titanic started her trip from Southampton for New York on Wednesday. Late on Sunday night she struck an iceberg off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. By wireless telegraphy she sent out signals of distress, and several liners were near enough to catch and respond to the call. Conflicting news, alarming and reassuring, was current yesterday. Even after midnight it was said all the passengers were safe. All reports, of course, depended on wireless telegrams over great distances. Read more.

Jesse James Assassinated

April 3, 1882 ·

The crook has finally been caught on the Hook. Here is his full story as told by the Public Domain book "Life and Adventures for Frank and Jesse James. The Rev. Robert James, the father of Frank and Jesse, was a native of Kentucky. His parents were quiet, respectable people, belonging to the middle class of society. Their desire was to raise up their children "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." Being themselves persons of intelligence and culture,… Read more.