This review is a bit off topic but, totally worth it. In themeforest there is a new template Newscode has been launched by BBOSA-Themes. This template has a rating of [highlight]4.8/5.0 [/highlight] with just 163 sales so far, and counting.
Reason why I am writing this review is that I’m using this template and this template is phenomenal!
This might not be a good reason for the review.
But, have a look at the review
Newscode Review Themeforest WordPress News/Magazine and Review Template
I’ve divided the review in different Categories.:
H. Newscode Demo with RTL
The new term has been introduced in WordPress that is “RTL” many of the developers, coders and web developers are aware of the word “RTL”..
[highlight]RTL : Right to Left[/highlight]
There are 2 demos which are live right now
i. RTL Demo which is the key interface design of Newscode
ii. Normal demo which is good for Fashion Blog owners.
7. Newscode Compatibility with Server, WordPress & Plugins :
Newscode is a template which is compatible with the latest version of WordPress and the installation procedure is pretty straight forward. Just Buy -> Download the Zip -> Upload the Template file in your WordPress Theme Panel and Voila.
The Template works like wonders with shared hosting accounts. I’ve tested this template on
Godaddy Price 25 $/ year [highlight]Load Time : 3.03 Sec [/highlight]
Hostgator Price 90 $/ year [highlight]Load Time : 2.75 Sec [/highlight]
A2 Hosting with Turbo 251.33 $/ Year [highlight]Load Time : 2.12 Sec [/highlight]
Note: This Load Times are calculated by Tools.Pingdom.com
By default GTmetrix Score is above 90 % and having an A Grade without using any plugin
7.1 WordPress Plugins Compatibility:
I’ve tested a few of the plugins with this template. Such as:
- W3Total Cache
- WordPress SEO by Yoast
- Google XML Sitemap (Not enabled if you’re using WordPress SEO by Yoast XML option)
- Sidebar Sharing Option (Paid Plugins)
- Tiny MCE (Visual Composer)
- Google Libraries
- Newscode Functionality
- Twitter API
These plugins are working fine with this template without any errors or CSS disturbance.
7.B Load Time After Using These Plugins with Proper Configurations
Load Time after Using above plugins with Newscode 1.6 Sec
All Load Tests are done with Pingdom Tools.
F. Customisability Options available in Newscode:
Newscode is a template which is highly customisable in terms of design and interface which is a mandatory field for every blogger or a website owner.
There is a total of 8 Home Page variants with all the customisable options.
Followed by the home page variant there are 7 post variants which is also a big thing in terms of post design.
[blockquote]For good CTR you can go with Two sidebars option in which you can place your Adsense ads or Affiliate offers. [/blockquote]
[blockquote]For an Honest review, you can use a No sidebar option for the post which will only provide the required information.[/blockquote]
ECommerce is pre-built with this template which has Woocommerce. So, you can run your own eCommerce via this template.
5. Key Features of Newscode in Customisability:
Parallax effect in featured images which is a fantabulous option for WordPress blog. You don’t need to worry about the Sharing because there is a pre-built sharing moving bar in Newscode with Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Stumbleupon, Email, Delicious and many more options are available. In theme options we can customize the template with modifying it’s homepage design, color combination, Style, Fonts, Advertisements. There are default Ads placement spaces available where you can put your Adsense or affiliate codes. A custom Code section with Theme option is a great option which tells us that the code is correct or not. Related Articles with moving counter in right bottom (slide post).
D. Footer with Sidebar:
There are 3 Sidebar options available in Footer so you can customize the footer while adding recent post, sharing options, latest tweets, about, even Ads link to it.
3. Review System:
Newscode is pre-built with review system which includes proper scores. By this Score based rating it becomes easy for a consumer to understand the overall performance of the product.
B. Rich Snippet:
Google is becoming smarter day by day and if you’re an Internet Marketer or an SEO guy then you must be aware with the fact that Meta Description and permalinks are now no longer necessary (i.e. Adding/ “Stuffing” keywords in it.)
Google is considering micro-data or Schema which will bring the RichSnippet in the Google Search. Which will provide you a ranking boost in Search engines. And Guess what Rich snippet is pre-embedded in Newscode Template.
1. Support & Service of Newscode:
No, matter how good a company has made a product. The key is how they interact with the users and no lie here they have the best support I’ve ever tried.
So, I’d disturbed them with 30 emails and they replied me within 10 minutes with a viable solution. Even they provided a solution which doesn’t require any plugins (If a coding solution is possible).
* Final Words:
All ‘n all it is a great template, but, requires few changes here and there.
*.A Pros :
- Good Design
- Pre-built Ad placement
- Good Loading Speed
- The design Mobile view is good but, not best.
- Sharing Bar in mobile views looks unethical.
- No whatsapp sharing option in sharing bar for mobile view.
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