Advanced Newspaper 2.1 Updates

Just a quick one today. In our aim to continue bringing you more value and powerful themes, we’ve been busy on improving our most popular theme. On that note, Advanced Newspaper owners will be glad to see the following updates in version 2.1:

New and/or Relevant Updates:

  • Theme control panel update
  • Custom Query widget added
  • Implementation of Fancybox slider
  • Alternative inner-page gallery
  • Improved presentation of overlay objects on media gallery via Fancybox
  • Updated Gabfire-media function
  • Permalinks for featured thumbnails
  • Updated Facebook Like widget
  • Timthumb script update

Bug Fixes / Adjustments:

  • Tag-based inner-page slider fix
  • Featured slider navigation fix
  • Mid tabbed slider cleared after 4th post
  • Loop-media custom taxonomy display fix

You can retrieve the latest version of the theme from your original download link. Go get it and send us your feedback on the forums. If you don’t own this theme, you can buy Advanced Newspaper here.

77 Responses to "Advanced Newspaper 2.1 Updates"

  1. Buto Chen   November 23, 2011 at 3:56 AM

    Hello Mehmet and Team,

    Will this update impact the modification I made? That is always the question for each update… 🙂 because we made quite heavy modification here and there.

    Thanks a lot for your unending supports…

    Buto Chen

    • Mehmet Ozek   November 23, 2011 at 9:45 AM

      To update the site’s theme means to lose all the mods you installed Buto.

    • manoj rastogi   February 6, 2012 at 9:37 AM

      Hi, I bought advanced news paper in promotion with 2 bonus themes linepress and source. Now when I need to access the support forums, it did not allow me…it says password not exists. and re direct me to purchase page? pls help, I need to consult a few issues …like adding video and installing multimedia section etc.
      manoj rastogi

      • Mehmet Ozek   February 6, 2012 at 9:55 AM

        Hi Manoj, on checkout page can you please select Snapwire as your theme and create an account for yourself, and then get in contact with us at info(at)
        Meanwhile you can also check our codex at

  2. Matt   November 23, 2011 at 4:51 AM

    Awesome! You guys rock!

  3. Shyam Gupta   November 23, 2011 at 6:11 AM

    Says download link expired. How do get the update?

    • Mehmet Ozek   November 23, 2011 at 9:44 AM

      Please try to re-download. It is updated.

  4. Arthur Charles Van Wyk   November 23, 2011 at 7:56 AM


    We bought the theme and have it on, and

    How do we go about updating the theme? We never did any updates since the day of purchase.

    • Mehmet Ozek   November 23, 2011 at 9:44 AM

      We emailed you a download link right after your purchase. Please find that link and try to download theme once again.

      • Arthur Charles Van Wyk   November 23, 2011 at 12:32 PM

        So everytime you have an update, I must just download the theme again and install. Will that not affect any of the content or layout etc?

  5. Klaylton Fernando   November 23, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Este final de ano vai ter promoção?

    • Charlie Patel   November 27, 2011 at 12:46 AM

      Klaylton – there is a Black Friday / Cyber Monday promotion going on right now. If you buy 1 theme, you get 3 more free. So take advantage now, and you’ll get in on the deal. It ends on Monday at midnight.

  6. Arthur Charles Van Wyk   November 25, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    There is a block with 2 arrows just underneath my bottom 300X 250 ad and I don’t know how to populate it with content (videos or ads). There is also new instructions in the theme options about a media bar. Then the widget names have changed. There is no more footer pages widget area. I used to have a bottom leaderboard in that space and I can’t have it anymore.

    Where Can I find a document with concise theme population instructions? for this theme?

    • Mehmet Ozek   November 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM

      Try our support forums Arthur.

  7. Jasir Javaz   November 27, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    i found there is no tags dispaly option below of author bio box in every post as in all other wordpress themes. as a news site, its important na?

    • Mehmet Ozek   November 27, 2011 at 4:42 PM

      The tag display have never been an option advanced newspaper theme, so basically this is not a bug. But this it requires a very easy code implementation. Submit a thread at forums, we will help you there.

  8. Arifur Rahman   November 27, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Thank you for update 🙂

  9. Ian Hicks   November 27, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    I have found that this update has brought a slew of new bugs. There are two that are most prominent. The first would be that the Catch First Image option under Image Handling no longer works, it just shows a link in place of where a thumbnail should be. The second would be if there is no categories activated under tabbed content, it still shows a bar with arrows on it. As of this moment this update had been more hassle than it has been worth.

    • Mehmet Ozek   November 28, 2011 at 5:48 PM

      Two very specific bugs, thanks for noticing Ian. Both are fixed and uploaded to download server. You can re-download it. These issues wont be reproducible any longer.

      • Ian Hicks   November 29, 2011 at 3:23 AM

        Wow! I am incredibly impressed at the speed at which my problems have been solved. It was definitely unfair to call it a slew of new bugs. Thank you so much. After this I can guarantee any future theme purchases I make will be from Gabfire!

  10. rafael8a   November 27, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    “You can retrieve the latest version of the theme from your original download link”
    what link?
    from mail?
    I erase that mail.
    How can I get the “original download link”

    • Mehmet Ozek   November 28, 2011 at 5:03 PM

      Your download link is re-forwarded to your email.

      • muhammet emin   February 24, 2012 at 4:00 AM

        merhaba mehmet bey adv newspaper temanızı satın aldım kurulum konusunda yardıma ihtiyacım var yardımcı olabilirmisiniz

      • muhammet emin   February 24, 2012 at 5:23 AM

        hocam baktımda anlayamıyorum dil den dolayı

  11. rafael8a   November 28, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Thank you very much. You are very kind.
    I will save this email on my hard drive and dropbox.
    Greetings …

  12. Arifur Rahman   November 28, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    but here is a problem
    Just look here
    not working

    • Arifur Rahman   November 29, 2011 at 11:19 PM

      Thank you!
      Now everything OK!
      Now I’m very happy! 😀

  13. Ian Hicks   November 29, 2011 at 4:03 AM

    One last thing I noticed, I hate to be a bother, was that on Media pages clicking on a thumbnail image now only pops up a larger image and the title, rather than previously where it showed the text of the accompanying post also. I don’t know if this was done purposefully or would be considered a bug. I do however appreciate the ability to arrow between media rather than having to exit the current piece and selecting a new piece of media. Overall great update!

  14. LeMonde   December 14, 2011 at 6:24 AM

    Dear Mehmet, will you apply these new features and changes to the WpNewspaper theme as well? Thank you!

    • Mehmet   December 14, 2011 at 8:53 PM

      Probably, but we dont have any update plan yet.

  15. jatin   December 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM

    the download link with us has expired. can u pl help us ?


    • Mehmet Ozek   December 23, 2011 at 12:15 AM

      The expire notification comes up with an email address. Please send us a notification at that email.

  16. Fred   January 3, 2012 at 6:18 AM

    Hi, I bought this theme months ago, can you send me the link to this new version? Thanks

  17. Fred   January 3, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    Sorry, I’ve done

    • Mehmet Ozek   January 3, 2012 at 8:51 AM

      You mean you were able to download the latest version of theme?

  18. Ajit   January 29, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Really Rocks

  19. Jackob   January 29, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    How much does it cost? Great theme

    • Mehmet Ozek   January 29, 2012 at 4:09 PM

      All our themes have a unique price, that is $59

  20. Charles Verhoeff   February 11, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Two things: 1. Google says your homepage is compromised. Just type “Gabfire themes” into Google search. 2. I recently bought your Advanced Newspaper Theme. I followed all of your instructions and it is giving me server 500 errors – tested on two different sites. You need to retest this as it is driving me crazy.

    • Mehmet Ozek   February 11, 2012 at 5:59 PM

      Hi Charles, we are trying to find the reason of that issue with Google. Probably the changes with CDN server caused that otherwise our site is OK. As for theme issues, please use our support forums. It looks like a plugin conflict or configuration issue.

  21. Cosmo   February 17, 2012 at 4:32 AM

    Please i would like to know if there are other form of purchesing your theme other than your current listed formart. I mean can i purchase this via PayPAL?

    • Mehmet Ozek   February 17, 2012 at 3:19 PM

      Yes, you can purchase using Paypal. On checkout page, make sure to change currency to USD, you will then see Paypal as payment option.

  22. Wan   March 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    I just purchased Advance Newspaper theme. Completed with installation and activation. Do I need to insert API key? If so, where do I insert it? My theme doesn’t show up on my screen after completion with theme configuration. What’s wrong?

    • Mehmet Ozek   March 16, 2012 at 11:59 AM

      Dear Wan, would you please submit your question to our support forums, we will sort your issues out on forums.

  23. Ram   March 19, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Is advanced newspaper 2.1.6 is the LATEST version of this theme ?

    I am not able to see TAGs Links on the postings. Please let me know if I am having older version or missing some thing ?


    • Mehmet Ozek   March 20, 2012 at 10:16 AM

      2.2 is the latest version. But 2.1.6 is a very stable version as well. For tag links, please submit a thread to our support forums

    • Azhar Nadeem   April 25, 2012 at 5:27 PM

      Have you tried 2.2?

  24. Pandith   May 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Hi Mehmet,
    I purchased the Advanced News theme a couple of days ago-Good work guys!
    I have a question – How do I change post body and heading color? Default color is too light for my liking.

    • Mehmet Ozek   May 29, 2012 at 8:44 AM

      Hi Pandinth, May I ask if you can submit that question to our support forums? We’ll sort it out there.

  25. chirag   July 9, 2012 at 3:30 AM

    sir your theme is freely available here

    why one will purchase your theme

    • Mehmet Ozek   July 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM

      The one you refer on your link is the warez and old version. There could be security risk and certainly not supported. If you comfortable to use it, feel free.

  26. Dane Hall   July 10, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Is there any scope for adding a newsletter subscription form widget that can be inserted on the home page of the Advance Newspaper and City Desk themes ?

    If the themes support optin forms – they would be perfect !!


    • Mehmet Ozek   July 10, 2012 at 1:03 PM

      Hi Dane, Newsletter forms are actually being handled by 3rd party tools. You can easily create an account at or use a WP plugin such as subscribe2

  27. Dani   July 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    Hi 🙂
    I’m looking for a theme suitable for a soccer site. So, I have two questions …
    1) Although I really like traditional newspaper look of Advanced Newspaper, I would like to know if you are planning to launch a similar theme in the near future, a theme that would be modernised (but still resemble the AN) and be mobile responsive?
    2) i heard somewhere responsive layouts cannot be integrated with Google Adsense. Is this true? If it is, what would be other good way of monetization of a newly opened sports site?
    Thank you for your help.

  28. العربية نت   July 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Dear Mehmet, will you apply these new features and changes to the WpNewspaper theme as well? Thank you!

  29. Diti   August 8, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    There is “translation ready”?

    • Charlie Patel   August 9, 2012 at 7:44 AM

      Diti – all the themes can be translated.

  30. Arthur Charles Van Wyk   September 1, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    The Featured Block on our site stopped scrolling. It stays static on the latest submitted article image. Can you help me fix that?

    • Mehmet Ozek   September 1, 2012 at 6:22 PM

      Hi Artur, please check if you any of your plugins are in conflict with slider. If thats not the issue; we’d need you to submit that question to our support forums

  31. Nick   October 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    is it possible to use this Advanced Newspaper 2.1 theme for online newspaper in Russian language? if the admin panel is in english it is okay

    • Mehmet Ozek   October 15, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      Hi Nick, the latest version of advanced newspaper is 2.6. This is an old post. And yes, you can use the latest version on a Russian language site. You may need to translate theme into Russian. We have tutorials for translation and it is not something that would take more than 30 min.

  32. kailash   November 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    does wp robot plugin work on AN theme ?

    • Mehmet Ozek   November 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

      I have seen some of our client using it, but it was never tested by us.

  33. Jesus   January 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Hi, my client purchased advanced newspaper theme, great theme but i can’t find the way for showing authors image, gravatar, avatar, etc. Always shows misery man image.

    I’ve searched forums and found nothing.

    installed authors image plugin and I can upload an image enetring as author but still “mistery man” is appearing

    Any suggentions?

    Thabks in advance, regards

    • Mehmet Ozek   January 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM

      You’ll need to create an account at and account at gravatar must have same email with your user registered to your site.

  34. Boban Savkovic   January 26, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Dear Mehmet,

    My site bought from you and use your theme Advanced Nevspaper 1.4.2. I want to upgrade it with a latest version of Advanced Newspaper 2.6. How this can be done? Unfortunately I do not have original download link for upgrade

    My compliments!

    Boban Savkovic, Belgrade Serbia

    • Charlie Patel   January 27, 2013 at 3:03 AM

      @Boban – you can get latest version of your theme from the Member Dashboard. See last link on top nav bar or click here –

  35. Boban Savkovic   January 27, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Does this mean that I have to pay full price for new versions of themes, even though I bought the basic version of the theme? In The link is an explanation:”As an owner of a Gabfire theme, you are entitled to free updates of the theme. The themes are available in your Member Dashboard, and the links will always contain the latest version of the product.”

    • Charlie Patel   January 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM

      @boban – no. You get free updates. Just login to your profile, and download latest version. It’s free as noted in FAQ! Free updates.

  36. Christopher Smith   February 19, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Hi, I installed the Advanced Newspaper theme 4 days ago and twice since that time, the site has malfunctioned where the header and the slider are the only things that would appear. I had to uninstall and reinstall the theme and everything went back to normal both times. Is there something I can do to prevent this? My host is Hostgator.
    Thank you.

    • Charlie Patel   February 20, 2013 at 1:13 PM

      Hi Chris – sounds like a plugin issue, but give us a shout on the support forums and we’ll help you get sorted.

  37. Tuhin Rahman   September 3, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Just now install the theme. wonderful. Lot of thanks to gabfire.

  38. mike   November 15, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Hi All,

    I’m having a similar problem…

    I’d like to update my old version of AdvNews (v1.2 from 2009!) but my original download link now leads to an error message (“Invalid Link”).

    Can someone help with this?

    PS: It’s amazing that this four-year old code still works as well as it does. That is impressive stability and longevity. You guys must be doing something right.

    • Mehmet Ozek   November 17, 2013 at 10:16 AM

      Hi Mike,

      Thanks for nice words, we appreciate it.

      Your username is sonic, please go to and reset your password using your mk(at) …. email. Then login and download the latest version of Advanced Newspaper.

  39. Iva   November 20, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Hi everybody,
    I have a 2.3 version of Advanced Newspaper and I’d like to update it. What is the latest version and where I can find it? I downloaded a version from the link in log-in space but it results the same 2.3 version.
    thank you

    • Mehmet Ozek   November 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      Hi Iva,

      The latest version is 3.0. You can download that version at


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