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wordpress for news site (9 posts)

  1. umair
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    wordpress has been used for news sites .... but these sites still look like blogs .... i was looking to find more customized use of wordpress in news site ?
    if you know some news sites running on wordpress, please share ?

  2. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I think the biggest thing about customizing wordpress to look less "bloggy" is in the way you work with the theme you choose. Creating page templates, arranging sidebars with exactly what you want (even hard-coding things in if you must), and so on.

    I've yet to see any themes pop up that don't make me think, "Yep, that's a wordpress site" or "Yep, it's a blog" unless they've been really customized by the site owners to NOT look like the originals.

    Spend some time looking at theme development, the things that make wordpress work, that sort of thing. And "worst" case - hire someone to make the changes for you.

  3. febwa1976
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

  4. ericr23
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    A possible example is the News Watch page at National Wind Watch: http://www.wind-watch.org/news/. The main thing, I think, it to simply remove all the "bloggy" or meta items, such as author, comments, links, etc.

  5. xinfo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hey

    i went thro balancednewsblog.com/ really designer of this theme but give me soem error do any one have copy of this theme

  6. umair
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    balancednewsblog.com is the most customized i found till now ... any other ?

  7. lairons
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @lairons,
    that's not a specifically designed site for news... it is just the usual K2.

  9. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Xinfo - the theme has been updated, now using News Print v2.0 - if you have errors please contact me via my site and I'd be happy to help you out.

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