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SmartMag – Newspaper Magazine & News WordPress


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Extremely Flexible and Powerful WordPress theme empowering Modern & Successful Magazines, Newspapers, and Blogs.

SmartMag is battle-tested on sites with millions of visitors, powering 55k+ websites since 2014, built with extensive research and feedback. It’s easy-to-use, top performance, strong SEO, yet extremely flexible to build the website of your imagination.

Make your best magazine, news, blog or review site. Get SmartMag and launch in minutes!

Update v9Best WordPress Magazine, Newspaper, Blog WordPress ThemeNews and Magazine DemosOne-click Premade LayoutsTop Speed & Performance and Google AMPFooter and Archive BuilderUnique Dark ModeAutoload next postPremade Headers and BuilderTypography CustomizationPost StylesGoogle AMPElementorPost Views CountSEO OptimizedSmart ImagesGutenberg OptimizedFeatured Grids & SlidersNewsletter & MailchimpCountless More FeaturesSmartMag Magazine Theme Reviews

Examples: tech blog, RTL, finance, cryptocurrency, lifestyle magazines, technology news, gaming, gadgets, review, affiliate, adsense sites. Unlimited possibilities.

Top Features: Dark Mode, SEO optimized, Google AMP, Elementor Page Builder, Mega Menus, bbPress, WooCommerce, Reviews System, Gutenberg, Speed & Optimized Performance, One click Demo Import, RTL.

Highlighted Features

  • 41+ Professionally Designed demos with One-click Demo Import.
  • SEO Optimized: Rich snippets for breadcrumbs, article schema, and reviews are built-in. Further
    SEO enhancements via full compatibility with WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin.
  • Supercharged Elementor Page Builder for amazing pages with our unique magic.
  • Smart Studio: One click pre-made blocks, sections and layouts ready to be imported for a
    powerful homepage.
  • Smart AdBlocker Detection – detect and show a message, optionally with delay, dismissible and recurring.
  • Unique Mega Menus with 3+ styles to choose from.
  • Login / Register Modal via trigger link in header with Social
  • Extremely Flexible Live Customizer. Instant changes, and thousands of options.
  • Fully Responsive: All elements are responsive on all devices.
  • Custom Archive Layouts: For power users, use the archive builder to build custom layouts for your categories, tags, and archives.
  • WooCommerce Fully Integrated: Create an Amazing Shop using the industry standard eCommerce platform for WordPress.
  • bbPress Fully Integrated: Get a beautiful Forum running on your newspaper, blog or magazine
  • Unique Dark Mode done right. Add a scheme switcher in header or enable it by default. Customize
    colors exclusively for dark mode. Works perfectly for sports and gaming news magazines.
  • Multiple Layouts: Posts, Pages, and Categories can be configured to use a full-width layout or
    have a right sidebar (Custom Sidebars plugins also supported).
  • Flexible Customization: Unlimited colors and typography customizations.
  • 900+ Google Web Fonts, and thousands of Adobe Fonts supported.
  • Retina Ready (HD): All the theme graphics scale beautifully on hi-res screens.
  • RTL (right-to-left) Supported and auto-activated when WordPress is configured
    to use an RTL language.
  • Translation ready and WPML supported.
  • Advertisements and Custom Codes can be added on many pre-defined locations such as header
    above/below, footer above/below, single post before/after, after X paragraphs. Or use widgets and pagebuilder
    for custom locations.
  • 7+ Categories & Archives Listing Layouts. Or use our exclusive Archive Builder for unlimited custom layouts.
  • Multiple Homepage Blocks: Several blocks with countless variations, with the most flexible and
    powerful blocks system than any WordPress theme.
  • Powerful Header Customizer to build your own header:
    • 9+ Elements to build your header.
    • Smart Sticky Header to show header bar of your choice, with scroll top intent
    • 33+ Premade headers with one-click.
    • Colors, typography, and layout customizations.
    • Build your own mobile header as well.
  • Exclusive Footer Builder for unlimited custom footer layouts.
  • Social Media Integrations:
    • Sticky/Floating Social Share.
    • Social Share above article.
    • Social Share bar below article.
    • Add social icons in header, footer, sidebar.
    • Social Followers with Counters Widget.
    • Unique Social Follow on Single pages with Flipboard and Google News.
    • Official widgets like Facebook Like box supported.
  • Integrated Review System: (GUI criteria/review creator)
  • Multiple Post Formats: Standard, Image, Gallery, Audio, Video.
  • Cross-browser Compatible: Chrome, Safari, Firefox.
  • Newsletter Widgets and Blocks:
    • Integrated with Mailchimp.
    • Custom code for other providers may also be used with their official code.
    • Countless styling options and variations.
    • Available for sidebar and footer widgets and also in pagebuilder.
  • 12+ Premium Custom Widgets with many variations. And default widgets are also well-supported.
  • Google AMP support with fully functional look like main site and off-canvas menu.
  • Advanced Category Features: (in Customizer and per-category)
    • Set a category color that will be used in menu and category labels.
    • Set a background image to be used on a specific category (for boxed layout).
    • Use any of the 7 Listing Styles.
    • Enable featured area grids to highlight posts.
    • Enable the right sidebar or select full-width layout.
    • Infinite Scroll, Load More or numbers pagination.
    • Or build your custom layout using the archive builder.
  • Gutenberg (new WordPress editor) fully supported with our unique styling. Unique style
    variations for Gutenberg blocks such as quotes, pullquotes, separators.
  • Images Aspect Ratio control over all blocks and listings to show images as you like 4:3
    Standard, 16:9 Wide, Ultrawide, Tall, or your own custom ratio.
  • Pagination Types: Infinite Scroll, Load More button, or Numbers. Blocks use AJAX on numbered
    pagination to show without reload.
  • Customizable Off-canvas Menu for mobile that can also be activated on desktop.
  • Flexible Footer Styles with many layout and style customizations.
  • Beautiful search overlay for frontend with Live Search to show results instantly while typing.
  • Uses latest improvements in Javascript and CSS for performance.
  • Unique Performance Features with free performance guide included.
    • Builtin Lazyload images.
    • Highly optimized code.
    • Our proprietary optimizations such as preload and conditional loads.
  • Multi-page Post Slides is our unique post style that supports AJAX or normal load of next page.
  • Auto-load Next Post on Single post page that’s compatible Google Ads and Google Analytics.
  • 7 Premade Post Layouts with countless variations.
  • Multiple Page Templates included.
  • Built-in trending news ticker for header.
  • Child Themes supported for more advanced customizations.
  • And much more.

Need Assistance? Get In Touch!

If you ever get stuck with setting up SmartMag with your WordPress installation, you can get in touch with our friendly and dedicated support via our Support Forums.

Support is available between 12:00pm – 11:00pm GMT +0:00 / UTC.

Note: The images used in the demo are for demo purposes only. They are NOT included in the theme or the sample XML data.

New Features, Updates & Changelog

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Version 10.0.0 - March 2, 2024
- 9 New Pre-made Demo Sites: Total over 50+ now.
- Added: Post Sponsor feature to add a sponsor info in single and listings post meta.
- Added: Mobile Scrolling Menu feature to have always visible links in menu.
- Added: 4 New preset Header Styles.
- Added: 9 New importable homepages to Smart Studio.
- Improved: LCP is improved with an improved images lazyload system.
- Improved: Ability to select no category for schema of application category.
- Improved: Added an option for default currency schema for Reviews, in customizer.
- Improved: Author profile URL is now added to review and article schemas.
- Improved: worstRating added to the review schema.
- Improved: Review schema for products now includes image field.
- Improved: Comment form reply title no longer using a h3 tag.
- Improved: Compatibility with Elementor’s new background image lazyload.
- Improved: Further improved PHP 8.3 compatibility in plugins.
- Improved: Hide any sticky header on opening of a lightbox.
- Improved: Added text color hover options for header buttons.
- Improved: Tumblr to social follow and counters widget.
- Improved: Last updated shown only if edited after a minute+ after publish.
- Improved: Gallery post format lightbox is now scrollable as well.
- Fixed: Some of review schema fields showing on form when they’re not applicable.
- Fixed: “Hide On Phones” setting for single top share text.
- Fixed: Profile page for authors with 0 posts.
- Fixed: A low severity security issue in Bunyad AMP.
- Updated Bunyad AMP with latest AMP specs and over 20 improvements.

Version 9.5.0 - November 22, 2023
- 4 New Pre-made Demo Sites: EverydayNews, CityToday, DigitalHub, WorldMag
- Added: Pros and Cons for Post Reviews with the relevant schema.
- Added: 2 New Header preset styles.
- Added: “Copy Link” feature option for the social sharing locations.
- Added: Post bottom social follow with Google News, Flipboard as new services.
- Added: Small follow bar option next to single post meta, best for Google News.
- Improved: Added additional review schema categories such as SoftwareApplication.
- Improved: Auto-excerpt function to many blocks such as embeds links.
- Improved: Review box responsiveness for some devices.
- Improved: UI of the backend for metaboxes, reviews boxes and responsiveness.
- Improved: Added an option to enable or disable review schemas.
- Improved: WPML configuration file compatibility with additional configs.
- Improved: All the new Google Fonts releases added with total 1580+.
- Improved: Added more post style customization options.
- Improved: Extra settings for containers in Elementor (beta) for dark mode and more.
- Improved: Main Layout Padding with a large number behavior on large tablet portraits.
- Improved: WordPress 6.4+ compatibility.
- Fixed: Preload for icons font may load incorrectly.
- Fixed: Sphere Core PHP notice related to version updater.
- Fixed: Accessibility issue in the off-canvas close button.
- Fixed: Lightbox gallery on Gutenberg galleries.
- Fixed: Theme preview not working for other themes with SmartMag Core.
- Fixed: Elementor Pro Compatibility - Template widget causing editor failure.
- Fixed: Dark mode border setting not applying in Elementor sporadically.
- Fixed: Post share top circles style expanding on some mobile devices.
- 40+ minor changes and improvements to styles and customizer options.

Version 9.3.0 - September 20, 2023
- Added: New X (Twitter) branding with the new X logo.
- Added: Performance option to auto skip lazyload for first N images.
- Added: Threads and Snapchat social profiles options.
- Added: Option in Elementor blocks to skip lazyload for N images for LCP.
- Added: Option to enable or disable context such as Category: in breadcrumbs.
- Added: Change headings tag for single sections like related posts, comments.
- Improved: Compatibility with Elementor v3.16.
- Improved: Removed deprecated methods and hooks for Elementor.
- Improved: LCP improvements for single post page.
- Fixed: Respect no-lazy and skip-lazy classes on images if set by 3rd party.
- Fixed: Packaged plugins updates
- Fixed: A few deprecated notices on PHP 8.2.

Version 9.2.0 - July 5, 2023
- 2 New Pre-made Demo Sites: SmartLife, MagazineCo.
- Smart Ad Blocker Detection system.
- Added: 3 New importable homepages to Smart Studio.
- Added: 12+ New importable sections/blocks to Smart Studio.
- Added: Tertiary font option for consistent settings.
- Added: New Post style variation Modern Featured Top.
- Added: Typography options for block filters.
- Added: Support for RankMath breadcrumbs in addition to Yoast and our own.
- Added: Adblocker message delay for X hours, dismissible and more.
- Added: An option to exclude current post on widgets and blocks.
- Added: Option to disable archive titles and set the title format.
- Added: More dynamic translation strings for WPML.
- Added: New importable newsletter section in Smart Studio.
- Added: Options to display single top social sharing on certain devices only.
- Improved: Added nofollow noopener to floating share and header/footer icons.
- Improved: LCP for first image is further optimized with priority now.
- Improved: Added a dev filter to replace subtitles.
- Improved: Breadcrumbs block in Elementor supports plugins now.
- Improved: Mobile view for post lists block when top meta category enabled.
- Improved: Custom breakpoints support in Elementor.
- Improved: Option to add media shadows per block.
- Fixed: Backend editor colors not applying to list block.
- Fixed: Rare case in auto-load post where first post has no sidebar.
- Fixed: Elementor Pro double footer issue when using a custom footer.
- Fixed: Column order setting in Elementor hidden after reload.
- Over 15 minor fixes and improvements.

Version 9.1.0 - April 1, 2023
- WordPress 6.2 compatibility and improvements.
- 3 New Pre-made Demo Sites: FridayMag, Discover, SmartPost.
- Added: 3 New importable homepages to SmartStudio.
- Added: Auto Dark Mode setting to auto-set dark mode by user preference.
- Added: 2 New Header preset styles.
- Added: Enhancements for Elementor’s new Containers beta feature.
- Added: Carousels navigation distance option.
- Added: Scroll support to tables set as non-fixed in post editor.
- Added: 6 columns support for blocks in Elementor.
- Added: Option to adjust elements and paragraph gaps in single.
- Added: Plain quote styling and re-added large quote style for latest WP.
- Added: Another 135+ of the latest Google Fonts options.
- Added: Action hooks for social media rendering.
- Improved: Better PHP 8.1/8.2 compatibility (still beta in WordPress core).
- Improved: Search Icon size setting added for top bar.
- Improved: Custom Max Width setting compatibility with ads.
- Improved: Backend post editor styling of several blocks.
- Improved: Custom width support for top boxed sections in Elementor.
- Improved: New AMP features support such as redirect to mobile, and native img.
- Improved: Filters to override social share templates via child themes.
- Fixed: Conflict with ElementsKit plugin and search popup.
- Fixed: Spacing different for carousel nav dots when using Debloat plugin.
- Fixed: Post body links underline for Safari.
- Fixed: Social icon meta-right can cause errors in rare cases such as outdated overrides.
- Fixed: Demo Importer deprecated warning in WP 6.2.
- Updated Bunyad AMP with the latest specs and hundreds of fixes.

Version 9.0.0 - November 24, 2022
- 2 New Pre-made Demo Sites: Tech Blog, RTL / Arabic
- Added: New Post Style: Modern Large Bold variation.
- Added: New block heading styles.
- Added: 2 New social follow counter styles.
- Added: Card style for list posts in Elementor and list block/listing settings.
- Added: 30+ new customization options. Notable: Images shadows.
- Added: 2 importable homepages to SmartStudio.
- Added: 2 New single top social share styles and a new location option.
- Added: Gradient border options for header.
- Added: More options for grid posts in Customizer, such as column gap.
- Added: Share text label option for top social share on single.
- Added: Another 30+ of the latest Google Fonts options.
- Added: A new importable header preset.
- Added: Media Vertical centering to list posts.
- Added: Separate main colors options for dark mode.
- Added: Cards and stylish style options to grid block/listing settings.
- Added: Other 8+ Global block/listing options to set defaults such as different category overlay label per block/listing type.
- Added: Option to underline links in posts.
- Added: Customization options for reviews box.
- Added: Arabic translation for frontend with most of the important strings.
- Improved: More options for view more link in block headings.
- Improved: Select primary/secondary font for any typography setting in customizer.
- Improved: 14+ new customization features for headers, including gradient border.
- Improved: Default Large post style fluid font sizes on mobile.
- Improved: Text labels options for single post meta.
- Improved: Breadcrumbs customization options such as colors.
- Improved: Author box typography customization options.
- Improved: Customizer UI for RTL languages.
- Improved: Removed some unnecessary strings from translations.
- Fixed: Load more missing post format icons when using Debloat plugin.
- Fixed: Images roundness issue on old Safari browsers.
- Fixed: Top social icons width if set lower than 100px.
- Fixed: Translations for social follow intermittently not working.
- Fixed: Font weight 800+ not working in some customizations.
- Over 32 smaller fixes and improvements.

Version 8.5.0 - November 3, 2022
- 3 New Pre-made Demo Sites: TechDrop, Blogger, DigiTech.
- WordPress 6.1 compatibility and improvements.
- 200% Faster Customizer load on slow devices.
- Added: Support for pagination in News Focus, Focus Grid & Highlights blocks.
- Added: Padding dimension controls to many Post Editor blocks.
- Added: Dark mode background option to all Elementor widgets and columns.
- Added: 2 new header presets.
- Added: Media image ratio adjustment per device for Elementor blocks.
- Added: 3 importable homepages to SmartStudio.
- Added: 9 new importable home sections and blocks in SmartStudio.
- Improved: All Post Editor blocks for WordPress 6.1 compatibility esp. buttons, lists, columns.
- Improved: Message on review posts with missing criteria or invalid overall number.
- Improved: Ability to skip lazyload with skip-lazy and no-lazy classes.
- Improved: Compatibility with custom permalinks on custom archives pagination.
- Improved: Added alpha/opacity control to several color options.
- Improved: Post Editor buttons block gap.
- Improved: List block in Post Editor now supports visual indentation.
- Fixed: Review schema summary snippet text issues with some languages.
- Fixed: RTL languages issues with block editor.
- Fixed: Pagination issue on blocks with heading filters enabled.
- Fixed: Section hide on mobile not working on latest elementor.
- Fixed: Social Icons block in Elementor alignment resets and may cause error.
- Compatibility testing/updates for WooCommerce 7.0.

Version 8.0.6 - May 26, 2022
- Tested and Ready for WordPress 6.0.
- Added: Query ID field in blocks for devs to programmatically filter query.
- Fixed: WordPress 6.0 Notice when WP_DEBUG is enabled.
- Fixed: Elementor error when using unsupported Containers experiment.
- Fixed: Sphere Post Views original post view count combined on WPML posts.

Version 8.0.0 - March 21, 2022
- Footer Builder: Build fully custom footers using Elementor globally or for locations such as home, archives, posts, pages.
- One-click and Auto-Updates: Easily one-click update the theme via WordPress backend, or even auto-update with WP core.
- Post Views Plugin: Our premium most optimized post views counter with vast performance features.
- Added: Native one-click updates for theme, auto-updates also supported.
- Added: 3 new importable Header presets.
- Added: 3 importable homepages in smart studio.
- Added: Options to hide any Elementor area in dark or light mode.
- Added: Native updates for ThemeSphere plugins with auto-updates support.
- Added: Posts Views Premium Plugin with many performance features.
- Added: Overall post views, 7 days and any custom days sort for all blocks.
- Added: Post meta display of post views, with optional ranks for different colors.
- Added: Set custom post views for posts, when plugin is enabled.
- Added: ‘Fixed’ sticky header option alongside the existing ‘Smart’, for mobile.
- Added: List & Links block in Elementor.
- Added: Several new styling options to SmartMag Elementor blocks.
- Added: Dark mode color options for several core Elementor blocks.
- Added: More dynamic tags in Elementor, such as Footer Copyright.
- Added: Several options in Customizer for single post comments.
- Added: SmartMag Social Icons block for Elementor.
- Added: More customization options for header ticker.
- Improved: Added column separator option for grid and list blocks.
- Improved: Autoload next post updated to track for new post views plugin.
- Improved: Dark mode color for native divider widget in Elementor.
- Improved: Header sticky row can be forced full width now.
- Improved: Control post meta icons size.
- Improved: Pause header news ticker on mouse hover.
- Improved: Solid background variation for WP 5.9+ pullquotes.
- Improved: Get rid of icon font text visible warning in PageSpeed Insights.
- Fixed: Social Icon colors for colored icons style for discord, twitch, flickr.
- Fixed: Archive builder changes sometimes not reflecting on first load after save.
- Fixed: Floating social share in tablets devices.
- Fixed: Custom archives pagination affecting blocks with pagination disabled.
- Fixed: Gallery post format slider not working with the new Gutenberg markup.
- Fixed: Bunyad AMP double logo when dark mode logo is set on a dark header.
- Many new customization options in Customizer and Elementor.
- Compatibility testing/updates for plugins such as WooCommerce 6.3.

Version 7.1.1 - January 28, 2022
- Improved: UX of Sidebar Width option and applying correct when both px and % set.
- Fixed: Sidebar Gap setting not working properly.
- Fixed: WordPress 5.9 Yoast SEO conflict & metaboxes not saving.

Version 7.1.0 - January 26, 2022
- WordPress 5.9 compatibility and improvements.
- Fixed: "By" string for post meta now can be searched in Loco Translate.
- Fixed: Post Editor issues on WordPress 5.9.
- Fixed: Sort Days for Jetpack Views sort.
- Improved: Debloat plugin rules for dark mode if all scripts delayed.
- Improved: Exclude dark switcher from Debloat delay load.
- Improved: Usage of bunyad_meta_boxes filter in SmartMag core & example for CPTs.

Version 7.0.0 - November 22, 2021
- 6 New Designs/Demos:  Health, MagStudio, NewsBulletin, GossipMag, Fitness, GameZone
- Archive Builder/Custom Layout for power users. Build your custom category, tags and archive pages.
- Added: 5 new importable Header presets.
- Added: 6 New importable Homepage in Smart Studio.
- Added: 10 importable sections/blocks in Smart Studio.
- Added: New Post Style: Modern Large Image.
- Added: 2 New Grid Block style variations: Cards, Stylish.
- Added: Native browser sticky sidebar option.
- Added: A sample importable custom archive layout in Smart Studio.
- Added: New number/counter styles for Grid blocks.
- Added: Margins, padding, and more options for Blocks box/content in Elementor.
- Added: Option to add a class to first / featured image for lazyload plugins exclude.
- Added: Option to enable breadcrumbs for pagebuilder templates as well.
- Added: Box border and shadow options in Elementor blocks.
- Added: Category label styling options in Elementor blocks.
- Added: Sticky column option for any Elementor column.
- Added: Option to disable load more pagination links in blocks, for SEO.
- Added: Blocks option to exclude categories.
- Added: New light social sharing buttons style for top social share.
- Added: Several customization options related to excerpts in blocks.
- Added: More post meta customization options in Customizer.
- Improved: More color options like hover color for post titles in Elementor blocks.
- Improved: Grid blocks number counters line limit now supported.
- Improved: Legacy shortcodes plugin update prompt for v3 upgrades.
- Improved: Scheduled posts publish date checks, when forced last updated.
- Improved: Gutenberg button styles with rare very long text.
- Improved: Post meta tap targets for mobile UX.
- Improved: Mobile logo rendering when incorrect size is used on iOS 15.
- Improved: Latest Google fonts added to the typography selection.
- Improved: Author box on smaller mobiles.
- Improved: Newsletter button text can be customized now.
- Improved: Add logo width and height dimensions for no CLS.
- Improved: New button 3 added for headers, with support for mobile.
- Fixed: PHP8 missing columns option in Elementor blocks.
- Fixed: Debloat JS delay breaking post card embeds.
- Fixed: Button 2 not rendering in header in certain cases.
- Fixed: Ads/Custom Codes glitching when using "Hide On" setting.
- Fixed: Review criteria sometimes does not delete.
- Fixed: Skip lazyload images in embeds.
- Fixed: Sup tag rendering support.
- Fixed: Elementor titles color not working in some blocks.
- Many other customization options added to Elementor blocks.
- Compatibility testing/updates for plugins such as WooCommerce 5.9.

Version 6.0.0 - August 23, 2021
- Massive Speed Improvements on mobile for Core Web Vitals using our updated performance guide and Debloat plugin integration with Remove Unused CSS, Delay Load and so on.
- Smarter task scheduling in the theme JS for performance.
- Preload icon fonts for further CLS improvements.
- Added: 3 New importable Homepage in Smart Studio.
- Added: 3 new importable Header presets.
- Added: Image roundness feature for all blocks.
- Added: Small titles typography options for News Focus / Focus Grid block.
- Added: Several dev filters/hooks for theme templates.
- Added: Vertical centered content option to List blocks.
- Added: Option to specify minimum comments before shown in meta.
- Added: Search modal overlay color customization.
- Added: Force disable all Google fonts option for theme and Elementor.
- Added: 5 new importable blocks/sections in Smart Studio.
- Improved: Gutenberg Separator block colors support.
- Improved: Custom sidebar width support in px.
- Improved: Review box verdict design with longer text support.
- Improved: Featured grids image selection for grid-b on 1x devices.
- Improved: Post Cover layout support for post formats.
- Improved: WPML string definitions for 2 missing customizer texts.
- Improved: Compatibility with custom Elementor Pro layouts.
- Improved: Points can now be used in overall rating of review posts.
- Fixed: Featured grids meta removal via Elementor when also set via customizer.
- Fixed: Custom code feature for footer.
- Fixed: Offset incorrectly applied in heading filters.
- Fixed: Non-breaking JS error on a few elementor widgets.
- Fixed: Taxonomies with CPT and custom IDs in Elementor widgets.
- Fixed: WhatsApp icon in header social icons.
- Fixed: Small Title typography settings Featured grid block.
- Several new Customizer and Elementor options.
- Compatibility testing/updates for plugins such as WooCommerce 5.6.

Version 5.5.0 - July 20, 2021
- WordPress 5.8+ compatibility improvements.
- Added: Option to add AMP only head codes in Custom Codes.
- Improved: Backend editor styling for latest Gutenberg.
- Improved: Mobile logo height consistency on AMP and responsive.
- Improved: AMP ad code without accompanying normal code is allowed now.
- Fixed: Lazyload compatibility with 3rd party plugins like MetaSlider.
- Fixed: Classic Editor JS issue when using WP older than v5.6.
- Bunyad AMP: Path suffix /amp/ support option for URLs.
- Bunyad AMP: Now includes hero image CLS optimizations.
- Bunyad AMP: Updated to latest official specs.

Version 5.4.0 - July 12, 2021
- New Design/Demo: Social Life.
- Added: Option to exclude tags in blocks and widgets.
- Added: New importable Homepage in Smart Studio.
- Added: Option for default WooCommerce page layouts.
- Added: Feature to select text or badge style for categories in single meta.
- Added: Hide or Show last item / title in breadcrumbs on single pages.
- Added: WPRocket plugin delay JS compatibility with Autoload next post.
- Added: 2 new importable sections in Smart Studio.
- Added: New preset header option: Colored Mix.
- Improved: Further optimized images lazyloading performance.
- Improved: Widget About social icons drag/drop reorder.
- Improved: Sticky sidebar subpixel rendering on 1x screens.
- Improved: Preset headers settings apply consistency.
- Fixed: Autoload next post JS conditional load.
- Fixed: Tabbed Recent widget for more than 4 posts.
- Fixed: Pagination for blocks in Elementor Plugin page templates.
- Fixed: sub/sup HTML element positioning and font sizes.
- Fixed: Multiple "Hide On" settings for Custom Codes / Ads.
- 8 other minor CSS and design improvements.

Version 5.3.0 - June 20, 2021
- 2 New Designs: PrimeMag and Financial.
- Added: Border weight option for heading style C and variants.
- Added: Options to adjust sidebar gap/spacing.
- Added: Custom sidebar width options in percent or pixels.
- Added: Telegram to Social Sharing services.
- Added: 2 new Header presets in Customizer.
- Added: 2 new importable Homepages in Smart Studio.
- Added: TikTok, Twitch, Telegram, Discord to social links.
- Added: 6+ social networks to Social Follow widget.
- Added: Option to enable Yoast Primary Category support (in Misc).
- Added: Several customization options for single social top.
- Improved: 1x image quality for Featured Grid A style.
- Improved: Script enqueue order for some performance plugins.
- Improved: SmartMag About widget has all social icons now.
- Improved: Customization options for header trending ticker.
- Fixed: Reset options not clearing cache.
- Fixed: Recent tabs number of posts option.
- Fixed: Classic footer long links list not wrapping on mobile.
- Updated: Google fonts options with latest fonts.

Version 5.2.0 - May 6, 2021
- Improved: Blocking time on mobile.
- Improved: CLS and blocking on desktops.
- Improved: Autoload next post load Google Adsense ads.
- Improved: Site Width header styling.
- Improved: Redundant date links removed in post meta.
- Improved: Title tags on image links for accessibility.
- Improved: Added many new dev hooks such as for meta.
- Added: Custom width option for hamburger icon.
- Added: Exclude post by IDs in blocks.
- Fixed: Custom Date format option on header.
- Fixed: Text element on mobile header.
- Fixed: Hamburger icon stretch in "site-width" header rows.
- Fixed: Vimeo in social follow widget.
- Fixed: Pagination in authors page template.

Version 5.1.2 - April 2, 2021
- Improved: PHP8 compatibility.
- Improved: Navigation touch actions on laptops with touchscreen.
- Improved: Adsense responsive auto units dimensions adapt better.
- Improved: Changed heading tag in auth modal.
- Fixed: Unnecessary mobile logo tag.
- Fixed: Settings only import in Demo Importer.

Version 5.1.0 - March 22, 2021
- New Designs: GeeksEmpire / Entertainment and Informed News.
- Added: 2 new importable homepages in Smart Studio.
- Added: 5 new importable sections in Smart Studio.
- Added: Load More styling customization options.
- Added: New light style E for Sticky Social Share.
- Added: Design customization options for sticky social share.
- Added: Top center and Bot center align for category overlay labels.
- Added: Option to center content in global and Elementor.
- Added: Blocks/listings content padding options.
- Added: 2 new Load More button styles.
- Added: Simple hamburger icon option.
- Added: More options to customize hamburger icon height, width etc.
- Added: System font stack options.
- Added: Reddit in social sharing buttons.
- Added: Option to disable single featured image lightbox/link.
- Added: Reddit option in social links such as header, footer etc.
- Added: Elementor column separator option.
- Added: Responsive columns order in Elementor.
- Added: Heading html tag option for SEO for blocks.
- Improved: Hamburger icon rendering on Chrome on Windows.
- Improved: Elementor performance with thousands of tags or categories.
- Improved: Widgets performance with too many categories.
- Improved: Some header options migration from v3.
- Improved: SEO: Title Tag option now available on featured grid block.
- Improved: Pagination of blocks with section query.
- Improved: Image selection on devices for featured grids B, C, and EQ1.
- Fixed: Heading filters with limit by tag.
- Fixed: Related posts YARPP option and numbers.
- Fixed: Featured grids inclusion in no duplicates on home feature.
- Fixed: Custom added font names become invisible in Customizer.
- Fixed: New Ads/Code widget HTML and AMP code sanitization.
- Several other smaller fixes and improvements.

Version 5.0.3 - March 4, 2021
- Improved: Sticky Social behavior with some cache plugins.
- Added: Simple Dark 2 (News) Header Preset.
- Added: News Spotlight in Smart Studio.
- Added: News Homepage in Smart Studio.
- Fixed: Errors on a few Smart Studio imports.
- Fixed: Disable BG images.
- Fixed: Re-added compatibility for old WP galleries.
- Fixed: Comments hidden on AMP too when setting enabled.
- Fixed: Users with non-admin capabilities login issue.
- Fixed: PHP Notice on some block configs with WP_DEBUG.

Version 5.0.0 - February 24, 2021
IMPORTANT: This a major update, please read before updating: http://theme-sphere.com/forums/topic/version-5-0-migrating-from-v3/

- Our biggest update yet. Massive number of features, and full rewrite with backward compatibility.
- 5+ New Demos.
- New Supercharged Elementor Pagebuilder with our unique magic.
- 60+ importable blocks/sections via Smart Studio.
- Live Customizer with thousands of settings. Instantly preview customizations.
- Unique Dark Mode with header switcher and color customization options for dark mode.
- Re-designed/polished most elements to be modern.
- Much of legacy JS rewritten for performance.
- Added: 3 new single post styles with countless variations.
- Added: Beautiful Newsletter Subscribe widgets and blocks.
- Added: 9 Smart Flexible base blocks with ability to create countless variations.
- Added: Full Gutenberg / new WordPress Editor integration.
- Added: 7 new Block Heading styles with infinite customization options.
- Added: Autoload Next Post for single page with Google Ads and Analytics support.
- Added: One-click demo import for all demos.
- Added: Smart Studio - Premade homes, sections, and blocks for page builder.
- Added: Unique variations for Gutenberg blocks such as quotes, pullquotes, separator.
- Added: Sticky/Floating social share with 4 design styles.
- Added: Smart Image System that relies on only 3 additional image sizes now.
- Added: Heading styles for sidebar, footer widgets, and single post sections.
- Added: Estimate post read time for post meta - usable in all blocks and listings.
- Added: "Updated Date" in post meta of single posts for SEO benefits.
- Added: Social sharing buttons above the post and new social networks options.
- Added: Login / Register Modal with WordPress Social Login plugin support.
- Added: Flexible Post Meta. Move and enable / disable items as you like.
- Added: Smart Headers - 10 Presets and 9+ elements to build your own main and mobile header.
- Added: 2 new Mega Menu styles.
- Added: Bunyad AMP Plugin. Makes your amp version look the same as non-amp.
- Added: New page layouts and settings.
- Added: Off-canvas menu for desktops and mobiles with widgets support.
- Added: Load more pagination type and updated pagination designs.
- Added: Built-in Lazyload feature for images and iframes.
- Added: 9 Featured Area grids that are customizable and also be used as Slider.
- Added: Image Aspect Ratio selection (or custom) for all blocks and listings.
- Added: A migrator and converter for conversion from older versions.
- Added: New Ads widget with AMP code and devices support.
- Added: Modern Lightbox for galleries and linked images in single posts.
- Added: Full-page overlay modern search with customization options.
- Added: Responsiveness and mobile layout has been redone for modern devices.
- Added: New Bold Footer style.
- Added: Option to enable/disable FontAwesome (not needed anymore).
- Added: Enable/disable legacy theme features.
- Added: Add subtitles to Single Posts.
- Added: Options to customize Single Post
- Added: Option to have a Comments show/hide button toggle. Works great with Autoload next post.
- Added: Customization options for all header elements.
- Added: Mobile header can be customized separately.
- Added: More options for Related Post sources.
- Added: Footer colors and fonts customization options.
- Added: New breadcrumbs style and customization features.
- Added: Ability to show/hide breadcrumbs on archives, pages etc.
- Added: Advertisements and Custom Codes system. Insert ads before/after header, before/after single post content, footer etc.
- Added: Many more Featured Area styles for categories.
- Added: Full-width header options and styles.
- Added: Customizations for main layout such as Site Width.
- Added: Unique Core performance options such as preload.
- Added: 4 New Social Follow & Counters Widget Styles. And customization options.
- Added: Performance & Speed guide in documentation.
- Added: Unique Section Query feature to use same query for all blocks in a section.
- Added: Column options for footer widgets and improved custom layout.
- Added: Category labels customization and position options.
- Added: Full PHP 7.4+ compatibility.
- Added: New Powerful Latest Posts widget.
- Added: Grid, Highlights and Overlay block as widget.
- Added: Features to select layouts for other archives like author, search.
- Added: Option to add gradients to header background.
- Added: Fully tested compatibility with cache plugins.
- Added: Lightbox compatibility for mobile devices.
- Added: Customization options for all listing styles.
- Added: Enable/disable layout element such as read more on listings.
- Added: Customize text for 404 Pages.
- Added: New Post Format overlay styles in listings with size customization.
- Added: 2 columns support for social followers widget.
- Added: Contrast scheme support for blocks, when using on dark bg.
- Added: Reviews style in listings radial overlay, bars, or stars in meta.
- Added: Over 1000 theme settings options.
- Updated: Reviews schema updated with latest Google specs.
- Updated: CSS generation system with cache for better performance.
- Updated: Options system updated for less memory usage.
- Updated: Infinite scroll rewritten for performance.
- Updated: Google fonts to include many new fonts.
- Updated: New social services added and outdated removed in all areas.
- Updated: Footer copyright is now in Customizer with current year display support.
- Updated: Easy social settings in Customizer now, previously in header widget areas.
- Updated: Sticky header updated with smart scroll intent detection and option to select the row to make sticky.
- Updated: WooCommerce integration and styles for the latest version.
- Updated: bbPress design polished and improved compatibility.
- Countless bugs fixes and design tweaks. Tested and improved for modern browsers.
- Over 2000 hours of work done, and thousands of improvements on this release. This isn't a full list.

Version 3.4.0 - December 10, 2020

- Fixes for compatibility with WordPress v5.6.
- Updated: Bunyad Page Builder to fix styling.
- Fixed: Theme Options typography errors.

Version 3.3.1 - August 12, 2020

- Updated Bunyad Page Builder for WordPress v5.5.
- Added extra fields for review product schema.
- Fixed: Javascript errors in v5.5.

Version 3.3.0 - April 2, 2020

- Added: Feature to enter Schema info for Reviews.
- Fixed: data-vocabulary.org breadcrumb deprecated by Google.
- Fixed: Review schema for the latest Schema requirement.
- Fixed: create_function and other error on PHP 7.2+
- Fixed: Removed Google+ share link.
- Fixed: Twitter social share links.
- Updated: WooCommerce template overrides.
- Updated: RevSlider (now included in "All Files" zip file in "Extra Plugins")

Version 3.2.0

- Added: GDPR Privacy page support.
- Added: Comment consent checkbox for WP v4.9.6+
- Added: Self-Hosted Google Fonts plugin support for GDPR.
- Added: WooCommerce 3.4 compatibility.
- Improved: IP no longer logged for Review Ratings due to GDPR.
- Updated RevSlider to latest version.

Version 3.1.1

- Improved: Packaged plugins can be updated without TGMPA.
- Improved: AMP menus focus effect.
- Fixed: Automatic amp-ad conversion for Adsense.
- Fixed: Long AMP menus background cut-off.
- Fixed: Author page pagination.
- Fixed: Header social icons missing in importer on v4.8+.
- Fixed: WooCommerce latest deprecated functions.
- Fixed: TGMPA update/install warning.
- Updated Revolution Slider to latest.
- Updated FontAwesome to latest version.

Version 3.1.0

- Added: Google AMP Posts support with custom styles.
- Added: Ads support in AMP.
- Added: AMP Navigation Menu for AMP posts.
- Added: WooCommerce 3.0 support.
- Added: WooCommerce Image Zoom Feature.
- Added: New Lightbox for Product Images.
- Updated Revolution Slider.

Version 3.0.2

 - Fixed: Typography settings not applying for some installs.
 - Fixed: Nav full width not applying on some headers.
 - Fixed: Few colors on Dark Skin.

Version 3.0.0

 - New Skin & Demo for Lifestyle magazines - Trendy.
 - New Demo: TheZine for sleek magazines.
 - Upto 200% Faster Retina Images. Great for Mobile and MacBook users.
 - Feature: New Header Styles: Trendy and Dark
 - Feature: New "Highlights B" block.
 - Feature: New Nav Styles: Dark Alt, Light Alt
 - Feature: New Featured Area Grid B.
 - Feature: 2 New Post Styles - Modern and Modern Simple.
 - Feature: Alternate heading styles for home blocks.
 - Feature: Filters for all home blocks (no more on just new focus).
 - Feature: More blocks added to sidebar widget Post Listing Blocks.
 - Feature: Social Widget with social counters.
 - Feature: Support for "WP Instagram Widget".
 - Feature: Bottom Pagination for Multipage Content.
 - Feature: Social Icons in footer about widget.
 - Feature: Easily update Bunyad Plugins - no more delete/reinstall.
 - Feature: Limit by tag for latest posts widget.
 - Feature: JSON+LD Article Schemas with option to disable.
 - Added: New Skins to Importer and "Settings Only" option.
 - Added: Option to disable on-scroll effects for images.
 - Added: Auto-add organization schema with social info from widget.
 - Added: Compatibility with WP User Avatar plugin.
 - Added: Skin post styling to post editor in backend.
 - Improved: On-scroll image effects trigger more smoothly.
 - Improved: RTL and responsive support in all skins.
 - Improved: Use primary category for breadcrumbs.
 - Improved: Article schemas with latest Google guidelines.
 - Improved: Smart Sticky Navigation is more snappy now.
 - Improved: Review schema updated to use JSON-LD.
 - Improved: Editor styling for advanced skins.
 - Improved: Pagination for custom query variables in CPTs.
 - Improved: Breadcrumbs for full-width header layouts.
 - Improved: "Responsive Images" for Retina - deprecated Retina.js. (old users switch)
 - Improved: Featured video custom code markup support.
 - Improved: Color picker in theme settings.
 - Improved: Latest Google Fonts available.
 - Improved: Added sub-menu arrows for dark nav.
 - Fixed: Menu Import on PHP 7.
 - Fixed: WPML using front-page on second language search.
 - Fixed: WooCommerce 2.6+ add to cart.
 - Fixed: Focus grid collapse on varied title lengths.
 - Fixed: Sticky sidebar ads. 
 - Fixed: Ad widgets sometimes blocked by AdBlock.
 - Fixed: Custom CSS blocked by AdBlock in some cases.
 - Fixed: WPML search second language result listing.
 - Updated FontAwesome, Revolution Slider, JS libs, TGMPA.
 - Several backend UI improvements such as review box, options.
 - Code refactoring and 50+ minor styling improvements.


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