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<h1>News WordPress theme</h1>
<p class="first"><em>News</em> is a theme that was designed to answer many of the problems that other "news" themes have in the WordPress community. Rather than simply slapping a big featured slider above a list of posts and calling it a news theme, we spent time looking at what makes news sites work and translated those features into a WordPress theme.</p>
<p class="second">The theme has multiple sidebars, extra custom templates, theme-specific widgets, slideshows, and many other awesome features. It was built to actually handle the presentational aspects of a real-world news site.</p>
<h2>Child themes</h2>
<p>Since <em>News</em> is a parent theme, you'll want to create a child theme if you plan on making any customizations. <em>Don't know how to make a child theme?</em> It's relatively simple. Just follow the below steps.</p>
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<li>Create a theme folder in your <code>/wp-content/themes</code> directory called <code>news-child</code>.</li>
<li>Then, create a <code>style.css</code> file within your theme folder.</li>
<li>At the top of your <code>style.css</code> file, add the below information.</li>
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<pre><code>/**
* Theme Name: News Child
* Theme URI: http://link-to-your-site.com
* Description: Describe what your theme should be like.
* Version: 0.1
* Author: Your Name
* Author URI: http://link-to-your-site.com
* Tags: Add, Whatever, Tags, You, Want
* Template: news
*/</code></pre>
<p>This will give you a blank design. If you want to import the <em>News</em> parent theme style, simply append this code after the above information:</p>
<pre><code>@import url( '../news/style.css' );
/* Custom code goes below here. */</code></pre>
<p>Note that child themes are now the officially-supported way of modifying themes in WordPress.</p>
<h2>Notes</h2>
<h3>Upgrading from version 0.1 or 0.2?</h3>
<p>When this theme was originally developed, some code was added to it that I didn't think belonged in a WordPress theme. Unfortunately, I was overruled by the rest of the development team. However, I now control the development of this theme, which means some things have changed.</p>
<p><strong>Slideshow and Video post types:</strong> These things are no longer a supported part of this theme. I have included a plugin called "News Post Types" for those of you who wish to continue using these features. To use this plugin, follow these steps:</p>
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<li>Open your <code>news</code> theme folder.</li>
<li>Copy the <code>news-post-types</code> folder (and its contents) from the <code>plugins</code> folder within your theme.</li>
<li>Place the <code>news-post-types</code> folder within your <code>wp-content/plugins</code> directory. From that point, you'll treat it just like a regular plugin.</li>
<li>Now, copy the <code>slideshow.php</code>, <code>video.php</code>, <code>sidebar-slideshow.php</code>, and <code>sidebar-video.php</code> files into your child theme folder. <em>Not using a child theme?</em> Follow the steps outlined above.</li>
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<p>Note that these features <strong>will be removed</strong> from a future version of this theme. If you want to use them, you definitely need to follow the above steps.</p>
<h2>Theme support</h2>
<p>Support for the <em>News</em> theme is not offered on the WordPress support forums. There is a community called <a href="http://themehybrid.com" title="Theme Hybrid">Theme Hybrid</a> where support is offered for this theme. You are encouraged to sign up to the site to use its support forums and become a part of the community.</p>
<h2>Fonts and JavaScript</h2>
<p>Several fonts and scripts were used in this theme and have additional, <acronym title="GNU General Public License">GPL</acronym>-compatible licenses.</p>
<p>Each font is licensed under the <a href="http://scripts.sil.org/OFL" title="SIL Open Font License">OFL</a>:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="ttp://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/fonts/7-league-gothic" title="League Gothic font">League Gothic</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.impallari.com/lobster" title="Lobster font">Lobster</a></li>
</ul>
<p>Each script is licensed under the <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html" title="GNU General Public License">GPL</a> and <a href="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php" title="MIT License">MIT license</a>:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="http://users.tpg.com.au/j_birch/plugins/superfish" title="Superfish">Superfish</a></li>
<li><a href="http://malsup.com/jquery/cycle/" title="jQuery Cycle">jQuery Cycle</a></li>
<li><a href="http://plugins.learningjquery.com/cluetip/" title="clueTip">clueTip</a></li>
<li><a href="http://docs.jquery.com/UI/Tabs" title="jQuery UI Tabs">jQuery UI Tabs</a></li>
<li><a href="http://docs.jquery.com/UI/Widget" title="jQuery UI Widget">jQuery UI Widget</a></li>
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<h2>Copyright &amp; license</h2>
<p><em>News</em> is licensed under the <a href="http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html" title="GNU GPL">GNU General Public License</a>, version 2 (<acronym title="GNU General Public License">GPL</acronym>).</p>
<p>This theme is copyrighted to <a href="http://justintadlock.com" title="Justin Tadlock">Justin Tadlock</a> and <a href="http://devpress.com" title="DevPress">Tung Do</a>.</p>
<p>2010&thinsp;&ndash;&thinsp;2012 &copy; Justin Tadlock, Tung Do</p>
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