Tag: Documentation

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.

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.

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.

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.