ThemeForest Goodnews Screen Capture

ThemeForest Goodnews

ThemeForest Goodnews is responsive theme for online magazines and blogs that comes with video support and a page builder. Goodnews is developed by momizat.

The theme supports three WordPress 3 menus:

  • Main – left aligned, beneath the header
  • Top Nav – left aligned, above the header
  • Footer Menu – left aligned in the footer

ThemeForest Goodnews installs with 20 custom widgets:

  • Ads (8x fromats, ranging from 120×90 to 300×250)
  • Custom Text
  • Facebook Likebox
  • Flikr
  • Newsletter Subscribe Box
  • Posts
  • Posts in Images
  • Posts List
  • Recent Comments
  • Social Counter
  • Tabbed
  • Twitter
  • Videos

Good News incorporates nine widgetized areas:

  • Main Sidebar
  • Category Sidebar
  • Article Sidebar
  • up to six Footers columns

When you prefer a greater variation of sidebars, you can create additional sidebars yourself with the theme’s Custom Sidebars Manager (Appearance >> Custom Sidebars). Any custom sidebar will appear as additional widget area on the Widgets page.

This theme offers the following page templates:

  • Default
  • blog
  • Contact Us
  • Full Width
  • Reviews

The theme extends the WordPress Edit Post page with the following toggle boxes:

  • Article Setup – article, video, or slideshow
  • Video Settings – HTML5, YouTube, Vimeo, or DialyMotion
  • HTML5 Video Setting – M4v, Ogv, Webmv, PostImage
  • External Video Setting – Video ID
  • The Slideshow – Hide/Show Slideshow, Slideshow Type (slider/grid)
  • Review Settings – set layout and style, header, footer, and summary
  • Review Critrias – enter up to to 10 criteria names and ratings on a scale van 0 to 5

When it comes to pages, you can opt for the default WordPress editor, or launch the Page Builder. This Page Builder allows you to compose custom pages from columns and content elements like sliders, blog posts, and ads. Regarding the columns of your custom pages, you can choose from several  layouts; 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 and 1/6 page width columns.

Goodnews also extends the visual editor of posts as well as pages with an extra bar to help you inserting shortcodes.

ThemeForst Goodnews Theme Options

ThemeForst Goodnews Theme Options

The Theme Options Panel comprehends 16 vertical tabs:

  • General Settings
  • Elements
  • Home Page
  • Social Networks
  • Post Settings
  • Article Share
  • Typography
  • Colors
  • Banners Setting
  • Feature Slider
  • Category Page
  • News Ticker
  • Contact Forms
  • Footer
  • Custom CSS
  • SEO

Your first option at the General Settings is setting your preferred theme layout; either full (stretched) or fixed (boxed). In additon, you can opt for a left or a right sidebar.

Furthermore, you can enable/diable responsive design, animated icons, breadcrumbs, the author box and Google Maps. Other options include uploading your logo, and favicon and setting up your Twitter authentication.

With the Element settings, you can activate an Alert Bar at the top of the page, enable News in Pictures and News in Tabs.

For the Home Page layout you can opt for a magazine-style layout with news boxes, or a traditional blog-style layout. A magazine-styled homepage can be assembled from the Feature Slider, a News Ticker, a Scrolling Box with slideshows or videos, and up to ten News Boxes (category boxes).

At he Social Network tab, you have the opportunity to enter your URLs regarding Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Skype, Feedburner, Flickr, Picasa, Digg, Vimeo, and. Tumblr. You can display the social icons in lower left-hand corner or in the upper right-hand corner of the page. In the latter situation, the social icons replace the search box.

The Post Settings allow you to enable full width posts, show or hide the Featured Image, and set the dimensions of this image, tweak the post meta, as well as the Next/Previous post navigation. Last but not least, you can enable the Related Posts section.

With the Article Share options, you decide whether or not you want to display share buttons, and when yes for which networks. Your options are Twitter, Google+, Facebook Like, Facebook share, LinkedIn, Stumble Upon, Digg, Evernote, Reddit, and Pinterest.

At the Typography tab, you can customize your settings for the body text and all the headings; font, size, and color. You can choose from websafe fonts and Google Web Fonts.

Goodnews offers two predefined Color schemes; light and dark. In addition, you can set your preferred color and background for about any theme element.

The Banners Settings offers any easy way to manage the top and bottom banners, respectively Adsense advertisements.

At the Featured Slider tab, you get the opportunity to configure your slider. You can select the source (latest posts, category or tag), and set the animation effects and speed.

Regarding the Category Page you can toggle the Featured Slider, Latest Video Box and Share Buttons.

The Newsticker settings allow you to enable and style the Newsticker. The Newsticker is displayed between the Main Menu and the content area.

ThemeForest Goodnews Page Capture

ThemeForest Goodnews Page Capture

At the Contact Forms tab, you can enter the recipient e-mail adddress.

In case you want to include a widgetized Footer on your webpage, you can choose from 1 to 5 colums in a total of 14 different layouts.

The Custom CSS page serves four text areas for you custom CSS, including three for different media queries.

When you rather do not use a plugin for your SEO, you can enter your keywords at the SEO tab.

The price stated of $45 is regarding a Regular License – for one commercial, personal or client website or intranet project.

ThemeForest Goodnews
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding
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  • Design
    Editor: 75%
  • Features
    Editor: 87%
  • Flexibility
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  • Pricing
    Editor: 70%
  • Service
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Review Summary:

ThemeForest Goodnews is a very powerful magazine theme with lots of options. Where other authors at ThemeForest rather release new themes, momizat keeps improving this theme; from version 2.41 in early 2012, to version 4.8.4 at this very moment. The addition of the Page Builder allows you to create the custom page you desire.

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