Highly Anticipated WP Advanced Newspaper 1.3 Release

If you are one of our Advanced Newspaper theme users, tune yourself in for some exciting news.

Earlier this year, we sat down and scratched our brains to find a solution to a tricky premise ““ whether to release new WordPress themes – or – to improve the functionality of our previous themes. In the end, it turned out to be a tough balancing act especially since we had great ideas and an impressive line-up of WP themes for 2010 release. Moreover, we are planning to release Gabfire V3, a couple of new CMS themes including a travel magazine concept and some more surprises. Yes! We always love surprising our beloved customers with updates, new features, enhancements to existing themes, and much more.

This time around, we are excited to announce the release of Advanced Newspaper v1.3, which includes the following enhancements:

  1. Extended Theme settings page to make customization and configuration easier
  2. Multi-level dropdown navigation
  3. Localization (gettext) support
  4. Category-based ads – yes, you read that correctly. Category-based ad capabilities
  5. Improved search engine optimization
  6. Enhanced site features

Wait! There’s more…

Since our customers have given us such great feedback, we have implemented some new features based on your suggestions. For example, to highlight the latest posts on your site, we have decided to display a larger image for the latest post in the category / archive page, while the rest of entries are depicted with smaller thumbnails. And if that was not enough, we implemented a new Author page wherein one could find articles by a specific author including their bio and picture. Additionally, videos can now be displayed on both the featured slider and media slider located on the home page.

Given all these wonderful updates to Advanced Newspaper, we have decided to make it the official framework to build/update our other WordPress themes. Therefore, you can expect the team will be releasing updates to existing themes and launching new themes throughout 2010.

As always, we’ll continue to bring you the best themes and service possible.  Thanks to all our supporters and customers for their loyalty and feedback. It looks like 2010 is off to a terrific start!

34 Responses to "Highly Anticipated WP Advanced Newspaper 1.3 Release"

  1. M   February 19, 2010 at 4:36 AM

    Hi Mehmet great update you got here!!!

    i'm an existing WP advanced Newspaper (1.2) user, just wondering how much to pay for the 1.3 update? is it free update, or we got discount as existing user, or we need to pay full amount?


    keep up the great work.

    • Mehmet   February 19, 2010 at 11:05 AM

      It is absolutely free. You should have received a download link after the theme purchase, using that link you can access to V13

      • Holmez   February 20, 2010 at 11:52 PM

        It is the best news I have ever heared today, and I would like to ask is that is also for transcript theme? and when it would be its second version? and where could I put my suggesions?

        • Mehmet   February 21, 2010 at 4:59 PM

          There will be an update for transcript as well, we have answered that question below. You can submit your suggestions in support forums Holmez.

  2. Buto   February 19, 2010 at 6:25 AM


    SUPER!! Is this already full version or the same with the RC4?

    One more thing, your supports have always been SUPER, too!


    • Mehmet   February 19, 2010 at 11:06 AM

      This is the stable version a bit more improved comparing to RC4, you should re-download it using the download link and upload into your server

  3. Wilson   February 19, 2010 at 8:03 AM

    Hi Mehmet and team

    This theme just rocks!

    Fantastic job 🙂

  4. allen   February 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    just when i start to customize transcript 🙁

    I've been using adv. newspaper for a year now and its amazing. These additions make me regret very much that I started working on transcript haha.

    • Mehmet   February 19, 2010 at 11:08 AM

      Maybe it is time to start a second website Allen 🙂

  5. grappa   February 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Great! Will Transcript come in this way and in wich time? THX!!

  6. Tawanda   February 19, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Great theme… When do we get an update for Transcript?

    • Mehmet   February 19, 2010 at 11:52 PM

      Grappa, Twanda,
      Transcript will aswell be updated, but it will probably come out 2-3 months later

  7. Fran?ois Monney   February 23, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    Hi Mehmet and team,

    Great job! Thanks for this fantastic update!!

  8. Bazil   February 26, 2010 at 2:57 AM

    Great Job Guys!

  9. bankir   February 27, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Can you show you how things stand with the translation of the Cyrillic alphabet? the Russian language, where you can see an example? I want to buy this theme, I really liked, great looks!

    • Mehmet   March 2, 2010 at 11:47 AM

      It works just fine, there is no problem non-english characters

  10. Janos Farkas   March 1, 2010 at 7:22 PM


    Can the new version uploaded taking into account the custom changes you have made to our site? Janos

    • Mehmet   March 2, 2010 at 11:44 AM

      That was a major update and unfortunately no, the previous changes will be lost when you upgrade the theme

  11. nigel   March 9, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    LOVE the new theme but have two questions: 1) is there a widget/sidebar map somewhere? 2) How do I turn off the tabbertab contents (archive box and links) without butchering the Sidebar.php code?

    Thank you again – this is THE best WP theme I have worked with!

    • Mehmet   March 10, 2010 at 12:29 AM

      There is a widget map included into downloaded pack that you can see Nigel

  12. Richard Dennis   March 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM


    I have 4 of your theme and I LOVE THEME.. I enjoy TRANSCRIPT … To keep my site fresh and exciting I'd like to switch back to WP Advanced Newspaper 1.3 is this possible and is this easy to do? Have you released the new versions yet and no longer have the links to the themes I downloaded.. you assisted my with my installations.

    Outstanding work….

    waiting for the travel theme.



  13. Jim Martin   March 18, 2010 at 5:08 PM


    We love WPAdvanced, and we're excited about the version update. Terrific news. I'm also using BlogNews for another client site, and find your support and the UI for the site structure to be simply superb. I understand you have some updates coming for BlogNews that are going to be important for us (flash-like multi-features display area of landing page, etc.). Hope to see news on that update soon.

    Now about Viva-Zoom 🙂

    Best regards,

    Jim Martin

    • Mehmet   March 18, 2010 at 5:18 PM

      Glad to hear it Jim, yes we have an update plan for Blognews the way you explained and including some features of advanced newspaper 🙂

  14. tagecho   April 9, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    I like all theme.I'm using blog news it's fit to me thanks.

  15. Karen Rios   April 19, 2010 at 2:50 AM

    I wonder if buying templante Newspaper templante can use this for as long as "it inspires" or paid once and I can use for how long I want?

    Or doubt

    Can I mount more than one blog with it?

    And if I can customize the ads?


    • Mehmet   April 22, 2010 at 12:33 AM

      I am not sure if i quite well understood you, but yes you can customize the ads and make multiple use of theme

  16. La Opinion Latina   June 19, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    I just want to tell those thinking of buying the theme to not think any longer! I spent like a week researching various themes, looking at the options, how they look, what they could do, price etc. I decided to buy the advanced newspaper theme and it was the best investment I could make for my website.

    You will not find another theme on the web that offers you as many options and for such a small price! Not only that but the theme is regularly updated and the customer support is the best on the web. I used to own a theme from another site and my questions would go un-answered. With gabfire I post a question and usually within the same day my questions get an answer in the forum. Mehmet and the crew always take the time to answer any questions you may have. I heard gabfire had awesome customer support which was one of the reasons I bought a theme from them, and it's true they are the best.

    Tons of options, best customer support on the web, regularly updated themes all for a small price. You won't regret buying a theme from gabfire.

    • Mehmet   June 20, 2010 at 12:11 AM

      Thank so much for your time and extremely nice comments, it is much appreciated 🙂
      We released 1.4 for advanced newspaper by the way

  17. La Opinion Latina   June 20, 2010 at 12:02 AM

    No mas quiero decirles a los que esten pensando en comprar este tema de gabfire que no lo piensen mas!

    Yo me pase como una semana viendo las diferentes opciones en la web sobre todas las temas que hay para wordpress en venta. Cuantas opciones tienen, como se ven, que se puede hacer con el tema, el precio, apoyo al consumidor etc.

    No van a encontrar una mejor tema de wordpress en ningun lado que advanced newspaper. Esta llena de opciones, muy facil de usar, el apoyo al consumidor es fenomenal, el tema lo renuevan regularmente, y todo por un bajo precio.

    Yo escuche que gabfire tiene el mejor apoyo al consumidor de temas de wordpess y por eso tambien decidi comprar de ellos. Mis preguntas en el foro son respondidas casi siempre el mismo dia. Esto lo comparo al mal servicio del anterior proveedor que tenia de mi tema de wordpress que nunca respondian mis preguntas. Mehmet y su equipo siempre estan para ayudar.

    Si todavia estan pensando que tema comprar para tu pagina de wordpress no la piensen mas. Advanced Newspaper te da mucho por poco dinero comparado con otros sitios y el apoyo al consumidor es el mejor en la web.

  18. Nishanth Nair   July 24, 2010 at 5:53 PM


    Could you please let me know if the advanced news paper theme supports wordpress v3?

    • Mehmet   July 27, 2010 at 10:00 PM

      All our themes are WordPress 3.0 compatible

  19. bbc news america   October 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    what a great theme. i also use it this 100% seo friendly.thanks for sharing us….

  20. Canbal   October 23, 2010 at 2:11 AM

    Great job! Congratulations.

  21. ????????????   July 21, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    This theme really rocks


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