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WP Theme: News Time

  • Hi all!

    Just finished up a 4-column theme for WP 1.5+ called News Time.

    It has 3 main columns where the posts go – you can select the order to be:
    -) left to right then repeat, or
    -) 3 categories, one for each column, or
    -) equally posted, first the left col, then middle, then right

    The fourth column on the right is for search, advertising, links and so on. There is a README.txt that comes with the release that explains it.

    You can see it in action on my test blog and a working copy here, and a relevant post found on my blog with the download link.

    Thank you,

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  • Hey that’s really cool … like a true online newspaper.

    Yea that is pretty cool… Don’t think i would use it, but don’t get it confused with me not liking it 🙂

    nice job



    wow – very very cool – just the kind of theme i have been looking for for quite sometime.

    Thanks! I’ll put it to use in some of my projects, im sure.

    Great idea. Kinda like http://www.blogcritics.com

    An updated version of the theme zip file is available, some errors were found (thanks allotherplaces!) and corrected.

    i love it, good work

    damn! you beat me to it. Here is my take on that same idea (still very very very much work in progress).


    The News Time Theme has been updated (now version 1.1) to include several alterations. Upon request by several people, there is now a “featured” post at the top of the theme, spanning all three columns. Search features are now integrated, as are pages (that appear like a single post).

    You can find it in action on my blog or my test blog. The News Time Theme page has been updated too, explaining the updates.

    Thanks to all those who commented and gave suggestions, some of those suggestions have been incorporated in this version. Keep them coming, I will keep the theme updated.


    Is there a way to change the justification from both to left in the columns and post headings?


    Change line 202 in style.css to text-align:left;



    I don’t suppose you could explain all of the files that start with “post-“? I can’t figure out the formatting. When are they being used and by what?

    BTW, it’s very nice.

    I’m going to use it here.



    Being completely new to css I have no idea where I should put a header image into this style. I love it, by the way!

    Hiya Ninjadoll!

    If you want a horizontal image, that you can control via css, change this in style.css, look for #headerspace (line 37). In there change the height, and add the image as a background image:
    #headerspace {
    height: 50px;
    background-position: top left;

    And of course put the image in the images directory. Make sure the height matches. That should do you. Remember that in the release, the title (<h1> tags) is there and the searchbox as well.

    I just love this theme. I’ve been using it for a while and have just one question. Is there a way to make each entry show MORE text?? where is that specified, if at all in the files? Right now there is about 7 to 8 or so lines visible… is there a way to change this??

    You mean each entry on the front page with the columns? It is currently set to show the_excerpt(). You can change this in each one of the post-* files, look for this:

    <div class="post-middle">
    <?php if (is_home() || is_archive()) {
    } else {
    the_content("Read the rest of " . the_title('', '', false) . " &raquo;");
    } ?>

    Remove the if (is_home() || is_archive()) test so it looks like this:

    <div class="post-middle">
    the_content("Read the rest of " . the_title('', '', false) . " &raquo;");

    That should work! Drop me a line or write here if it doesn’t.

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