DarkNews Pro is an advanced dark WordPress theme that’s appropriate for a news, blog and magazine website. The theme includes a range of free starting pages that can be imported with a single click to create a great news portal. With 9+ custom widgets and widget areas, the theme is fully widgetized, allowing users to control site content. It also has a light and dark color mode, so you can view articles and blog posts in a trendy way. It also contains a number of helpful customizer options for building a visually appealing news site. You can configure it as you like to see how it looks before making any improvements using the live customizer. It’s compatible with Gutenberg blocks and RTL, as well as the WooCommerce plugin, which enables you to blend an online shop with our newspaper theme. The theme is ideal for a news, journal, magazine, publishing, or review site, as well as blogging. It’s well-designed to bring the website to the top of search engines, and people will get outstanding support from the team if they have any problems when using it.
Reasons to choose DarkNews Pro
MULTIPLE HEADER OPTIONS
Default, Centred, or Compressed
Only with the best header may you show the content worthwhile. Each layout has different looks that could lead to an improved page/post section being imagined.
You can place your social page links with the date and time can be shown on the top section of the site
Top Bar Date and Social
You can set your WP Localized Date as well as Social Page links on the top of your website
With random header images, you may position them with image overlay transparency and size customization
You can easily place your promotional banners within your header section
Custom Link Button
You can add any header custom links to encourage your visitors to show special pages
The theme has an extra header widget area with expanding and collapse feature.
MULTIPLE BANNER CHOICES
Default, Slider plus Editors Picks, or Slider plus Trending
The main banner layouts and customizer options come with a variety of choices and will allow you to present your blog entries in a banner format.
Ticker (Breaking) News
The number of posts can be shown above the Main Banner section
A background image can be added only for the Main Banner section
There are different layouts with the Main slider, Thumbs, vertical Trending list carousel
Popular tags can be set above the Main Banner section
Posts could be filtered either by category or tag or view count or comment count
Number of Posts
Selecting the number of posts to be displayed in the slider could be done
FULLY WIDGETIZED LAYOUTS
Slider, Grid, Lists, Carousel, and many more...
The post widgets like slider, grid, list, carousel, trending, youtube video, author box, and social links designs of the combo will help you present your articles in a stylish manner.
The grid widget box will assist you in presenting your blog content in multiple columns
You can sort the post-collection using a list of articles with several appearance options
The carousel, which comes with a plethora of different options, will assist you in looping the blog content
Express Post Grid
The grid widget box will assist you in presenting your blog content in multiple columns
Express Post List
The grid and list designs of the combo widget will help you stylishly present your articles
The widget, allows you to display your blog entries in a single column
You can be able to display the post in 2 different column
You can loop posts archive using a slider widget of posts
You can organize the archived posts using a carousel list of articles
The bio widget can assist you in displaying author information
You can add a link to your social page link to your site using the widget
Popular and latest posts could be shown using a tab widget
You can easily add the youtube link to show the videos
14 Widget Area
You can add all the widgets in 14 different areas of the present Theme
Blocks Enabled Area
Blocks can also be added to the widgets areas
LIVE CUSTOMIZER PREVIEW
Theme Options, Banner Options, Color, Typo, and many more...
It also includes a variety of useful customizer choices for creating an aesthetically pleasing news site. You may set it up as you want and see how it looks before making any changes with the live customizer.
Color options for background, box, and text with site color mode could be set
Font & Typography
Font Family with Font size of Post Title, Section Title, General, and others can be changed
Author & Date Display
The user can select either to view the date or author name in the post in a different format
Boxed, Wide, and Full layouts can be set for your website while making it live
Frontpage layouts options with Content Sidebar Positions, Ads, Flash Posts, Main Banner, and Featured be customized
A feature image disabling option is provided. Also, the content mode can be changed.
Sidebar positions and other options line sticky control can be applied to your site
List, Grid, Full, and Masonry with individual alignment options can be chosen for archive pages
Footer menu section and Theme Credits hiding option present in the footer section
Easy to Setup
We make our products as easy to setup as possible with Customizer, which allows you to preview changes lively, Widgets with meaningful options, Demo content imports, and video tutorials.
Our all products are mobile friendly and well tested for responsiveness to auto adapt on desktops, tablets and other small hand-held devices.
We are providing a more visible editing environment. The powerful Gutenberg editor is supported by this theme, so you will have a drastically different experience than with the Classic Editor.
Integration with WooCommerce
The fastest, most customizable free and premium WordPress themes, intuitive and better integrated with WooCommerce.
SEO Friendly Markup
With SEO codebase architecture and best practices in mind, we built our free and premium WordPress themes.
Our themes follow the best internalization practices and therefore are ready to be translated into your language.
Cross Browser Support
We support the most popular modern web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE9, IE10, IE11, Edge and Opera.
We stay up to date with the latest version of WordPress, regularly release updates to add new features.
Our products are simple and easy to use, but if you need any help, we are always ready with lots of patience!.
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I Love This Theme
I was looking for a theme that can stretch across all types of screens and I found this one. This is a great theme. I love it.
Separate demo content, compatible with woo
It has a nice demo. It is multipurpose designed. It has a good support. It’s free and gives opportunity for pro. It clears it’s included options in a table, so you easily know what’s provided and what’s the pro options. Easy set up with no confusion.
Nice theme for news site
Good for fast start some news projects. Ready out of the box, adaptive and not heavy.
Deserved 5 Star Theme
I am very happy with this versatile template. Thank you for providing it for free!
Perfect For My Site
I Love This Theme! You Can Make Your site look really nice and organized with this theme!!!
Crisp – Smart – Functional
I believe personally that there is no need for endless searches for the best either free or premium themes on WordPress. For Myself i will always stick with any from the AFThemes team. The layout is smart and clean. No issues what so ever. I can also give great credit to the team behind the product. If you have an issue or would like a quick bit of support with adjusting the theme to suit your requirements they are also available and quick to respond. OVERALL – 5 OUT OF 5! (Personal Favourite from the WP Catalogue)
Free vs Pro
|Features||DarkNews Free||DarkNews Pro|
|One Click Demo Import Support|
|Live editing in Customizer|
|Custom Menu for Online Link||Basic||Advanced|
|Multiple Header Options||Default||Default, Centered and Compressed|
|Header Image Mode||Set as Background, Show Full Image||Set as Background, Show Full Image|
|Logo and title customization|
|Image Banner Advertisements|
|Widgetized Banner Advertisements|
|Popular Tags Section|
|Breaking News Section|
|Multiple Frontpage Banner Options|
|Frontpage Banner Layouts||Default||7+ Available|
|Frontpage Banner Layout Orders||3 Available||6+ Available|
|Banner Background Image|
|Banner Slider Posts Filter||Category, Tag||Category, Tag, Comments, Views|
|Banner Editor’s Picks Posts Filter||Category, Tag||Category, Tag, Comments, Views|
|Banner Latest Posts Filter||Category, Tag||Category, Tag, Comments, Views|
|Banner Popular Posts Filter||Category, Comments||Category, Tag, Comments, Views|
|Banner Trending Posts Filter||Category, Tag, Comments, Views|
|Featured Posts Section|
|Featured Videos Section|
|Express Posts Section|
|3 Col Posts List Section|
|Posts Carousel Section|
|Site Layouts Mode||Boxed, Wide||Boxed, Wide, Full|
|Multiple Breadcrumbs Options|
|Single Title Layout||Default||Default, Full|
|Single Featured Image Toggle|
|Jetpack Social Share Support|
|MailChimp Box in Single Post|
|Trending Posts List in Single Post|
|Single Related Posts|
|Archive Posts Layout||Grid, Full||List, List Alternate, List Right, Grid, Grid Alternate, Grid Alternate with List, Tile, Full, Masonry|
|Category-wise Posts Layout||Default||List, List Alternate, List Right, Grid, Grid Alternate, Grid Alternate with List, Tile, Full, Masonry|
|Pagination||Numeric||Numeric, Ajax Load More, Infinite Scroll|
|Sticky Sidebar Option|
|Posts View Count|
|Posts Categories Toggle|
|No. of Categories Display||Show all, Top 1||Show all, Top 1 and Custom Control|
|Comments Count Toggle|
|Minutes Read Toggle|
|Date and Author Options||Basic||Advanced|
|Author Gravatar Option|
|Posts Date format Options|
|Category Color Options||3 Color Options||7 Color Options|
|Widgets/Section Title Layouts|
|No. of Custom Widgets||9+ Available||16+ Available|
|Custom Widgets Controls||Basic||Advanced|
|Author Biography Widget|
|Post Carousel Widget|
|Post Image Slider Widget|
|Popular Posts Carousel Widget|
|Post Double Column/Categories Widget|
|Post Single Column Widget|
|Post Grid Widget|
|Post Express Grid Widget|
|Post List Widget|
|Post Express List Widget||Post Tabbed Widget|
|Social Contact Widget|
|Trending Posts Carousel Widget (Category)|
|Trending Posts Carousel Widget (Tag)|
|Trending Posts Carousel Widget (Views)|
|YouTube Video Slider Widget|
|No. of Custom Widgets Area||9 Available||14 Available|
|Off Canvas Widget Area|
|Banner Advertisements Widget Area|
|Above Main Banner Section Widget Area|
|Below Main Banner Section Widget Area|
|Frontpage Content Section Widget Area|
|Frontpage Sidebar Section Widget Area|
|Featured Section Widget Area|
|Main Sidebar Sections|
|Posts Content Section Advertisements Widget Area|
|Footer Widgets Section|
|Footer Mailchimp Subscription Supports|
|Footer Latest Posts Section|
|Hide Theme Credit Link|
|Support||Yes||High Priority Dedicated Support|