With the release after release of promising mobile gadgets such as tablets and smartphones offering high speed Internet “at-your-fingertips” and easy control of browsing mobile websites are here to stay! Therefore, having a great responsive news site containing lots of great articles and stunning visual content will help you stand out among from the competition. In this review, I will check out EffectiveNews a responsive WordPress news, magazine and blog theme. It is great for presenting tons of news content your visitors will surely love it.
The digital platform has obviously overrun its traditional competitors when it comes to quick and easy solutions for the modern reading customer. Popular news websites such as Huffington Post is accountable for up to 25.000.000 unique monthly visitors. On a news website, visitors are looking for short and fresh updates on relevant topics. With a lot of news stories rolling in daily it is important to have a website layout that have been designed with this in mind. It is important that visitors find what they are looking for immediately and that they have good options for signing up for news updates on social media and feeds.
EffectiveNews has a clean and modern design. It is HTML5 and CSS3 based and fully responsive and mobile friendly. It works mostly on all browsers and definitely fully responsive. It has a Review System for rating news articles and posts build in. You can use percent, star or point systems of rating. You can even place it at the top, bottom or any other custom position you want it to be seen. The Review table is also color customizable with its unlimited color options, thus making it easy to use.
Another feature is the drag and drop HomePage Builder which has a four featured Slider options for featured image display. The theme comes in wide or boxed version layouts. For boxed version, it has five News boxes which you can customize and fill with your featured articles and posts.
It also includes news in pictures or news in tabs for varied post styling. Videos can be added as well for news video clips. Another amazing feature is its “12 ways to display posts” (4 one columns styles for newsbox, Two column newsbox, 3 blog post style (small, big, Masonry) , Tabs with 2 Styles, Pictures with 2 Styles, scrolling box ) which definitely is preset for the user to choose from.
Feature sliders can also be placed in the category page as well as carousel option in blog style. Page / Post Formats include post with slider, post with featured image, post with video, post with audio. It also contains one of the best collections of custom widget you will be able to find in a news magazine theme. Here are some of them: Social Media widgets (Twitter Feed Widget, Flickr Feed Widget, Facebook like box, Google + box, Unlimited Social Icons Widget and FeedBurner email newsletter widget), Multimedia widgets (Featured Video Widget ( Youtube , Vimeo ) and SoundCloud Widget), Post widgets (posts list without thumbnail widget : Recent/popular/Random, posts list with thumbnail widget and posts in pictures) to Advertisement widgets.
Another cool feature in this theme is the shortcode system that allow easy set up of unique page content. Let us discuss this theme’s features in more detail.