News 2.0 Child Theme Available

We are happy to announce the release of the News 2.0 child theme. This WordPress theme works on the Genesis Framework and can be downloaded by Pro Plus members in the support forum. All others can purchase the package here.

Updating to News v2.0

This version underwent a major code update which means there’s not an easy update path. If you’re happy with your site built on a previous version of the theme, there’s no need to update.

The first part of the update was a complete rewrite of CSS which is based on the updated Genesis sample child theme. This will allow for more efficient coding and easier customization. In addition to that, we rewrote the home.php file so upon theme activation, the standard loop loads until the home widgets are placed into their appropriate areas.

Theme Features

The News child theme includes the following features: 7 color styles (blue, green, orange, pink, purple, red and teal), 6 layout options, custom background, custom header, featured images, fixed width, theme options, threaded comments.

Genesis Tabs Plugin

You might notice is that the News theme demo is now running the Genesis Tabs plugin. This functionality was extracted out of the News 1.0 child theme and made into a standalone plugin.

Take it for a test drive…

Screenshot of the News Theme

News Child Theme