Old Newspaper

A WordPress Theme Looking Like an Old Newspaper

News­paper Post Formats

January 5, 2017 ·

For Old Newspaper WordPress Theme we have made two different post formats in addition to the standard. Each to resemble a classic newspaper article style. The first is “Breaking News”, which you see in action on the headline post about Titanic.

Breaking News

This style has thick in-your-face titles for emphasis, which is a really classic way of doing it. This style or course needed to be a part of the Old Newspaper WordPress Theme.

A Newspaper Article With a Breaking News Headline
A classic example of a breaking news headline.


The other post format that is a real classic is “Notice”. It’s supposed to be used for a rather short information, and is contained within a black frame. You wont miss seeing it in action in the grid on the front page.

An Example of a Notice — Old Newspaper WordPress Theme
A typical example of a newspaper notice in a classic newspaper. Look at the “Coming events” box.

How to Use the Newspaper Article Styles (With Gutenberg)

As of the Gutenberg editor update, we lost the article names. I will look into how to update it in the next version, but for now:

  • Aside = Breaking News
  • Standard = Standard
  • Status = Notice

You change them at the top of the right sidebar, as shown in the picture below.

Change article style in the right sidebar.

How to Use the Newspaper Article Styles (Without Gutenberg)

When writing an article for your newspaper, there will be this box available, and you simply check the box you want:

Selecting a Newspaper Article Style for Old Newspaper Article
This meta box will be available in the admin menu, and you simply select which newspaper article style you want.
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