BlogNews Makeover Sale – Fresh Code, Classic Appeal

Out with the old, in with the new. BlogNews, one of our classic themes, has been taken to the mechanic for a bit more than an oil change. With this latest release (version 3.0), we focused on a cleaner aesthetic by bringing in some new fonts, removing some of the clutter from the homepage, and tweaking colors and whitespacing. The final product is a beautiful modernized theme that’s easy on the eyes and helps the reader focus on the content.


Global Changes

We’ve given Blognews a ton of tweaks to display your content optimally. We’ve taken the border out of the header so it flows seamlessly with the background, giving focus to the main page. We’ve updated to the classic Open Sans font type to give a clean aesthetic to reading. We’ve tweaked the colors of links, backgrounds, and borders to reflect a consistent page style. On top of that, we increased the total amount of whitespace around sections, paragraphs, and headings so words and images won’t seem as cluttered.

  • Open Style Header
  • New Fonts
  • Color Consistency
  • Borderless Main Menu
  • Whitespace Adjustments
  • Tall Footer

Single Post Changes

Inner pages got a makeover as well. With larger post titles, added post meta data, and a new comment design, your posts will shine better than ever. We even updated the bulky innerpage slider design so you’ll be able to display your high-resolution images without distracting from their quality.


  • Large Post Title
  • New Post Meta
  • Removed Post Background
  • New Comment Design
  • Updated Innerpage Slider

Homepage Changes

The homepage was also the target of some much needed cleaning. We’ve opted to remove the Primary-Mid category to give some breathing room to the featured slider and surrounding category sections. The slider itself got an upgrade as well, featuring navigation dots instead of numbers. The media slider was replaced entirely with the more popular category tabs, which you’ll be able to place more content into.

  • Removed Primary-Mid Category
  • Larger and Revamped Featured Slider
  • Larger Below-Slider Categories
  • Media Slider Replaced with Category Tabs
  • Most Category Post Metas Removed

What do you like about the new Blognews?

8 Responses to "BlogNews Makeover Sale – Fresh Code, Classic Appeal"

  1. George   April 11, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Please help make this theme responsive, thanks!

  2. Hans-Werner   April 18, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    Great work, looks good!
    But also @George is right to ask for a responsive one!
    During work for “Global Changes” – why the reponsive thinking isnĀ“t inculde with…?
    The normal desktop screen will be used less then 10% in the next year – comming fact.
    Most web user look for a pad or tablet (10″/8″) or good sized smart phone…
    Therfore it is NOW for us as your customer necessary to get responsive templates.
    If I offer a work for customer belonging webdesign – the first question is:
    I think you all have it also during offering phase…

    • Charlie Patel   April 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM

      Hi Hans – Agree with points about responsive design becoming more critical. Hence, why all our new themes are responsive. So we’re on the same page as you on that one. However, converting a long-running theme (almost 4 years) to responsive is essentially like creating a new theme. It’s not ‘changes’ at that point, it’s a complete rewrite. With that said, it’s more appropriate to create a new responsive theme that has similar traits as Blognews , rather than try to rig current Blognews theme to be responsive which will only result in signficant changes for legacy users. Hope that makes sense.

      • Hans-Werner   April 21, 2014 at 12:45 PM

        Hi Charlie – thanks for your post!
        Of course I agree in what you explain deeply. It make sense.

  3. Levitt Jean   May 30, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    i love this theme, thanks for your post

  4. Ashley W.   January 8, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    Hello there! I’m working with a customer who purchased an older version of this theme a couple of years ago (version 2.7). Does the updated version of the theme still use timthumb?

    • Mehmet   January 13, 2016 at 6:21 PM

      Hi Ashley,
      If you are even on old version, you can go to theme control panel -> image handling -> disable timthumb. Install and activate OTF Regenarate Thumbnails plugin. Then you are safe to remove timthumb script from old version


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