CityNews – Comprehensive Newspaper WordPress Theme



CityNews is a Newspaper WordPress Theme that let you create a news, magazine or blog website

We include WPBakery Page Builder(Video) into this theme that you can create your own page with the highly customized layout. There are four post formats support: Standard, Video, Gallery and Audio. Also, we include some shortcodes and four different blog layouts.

If you’re going to create a clean and newspaper style website to focus on writing the news, story or journal, don’t miss it.

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Features Overview

  • HTML5/CSS3
  • Fully Responsive
  • Retina Ready
  • Four different blog Layouts
  • Beautifu Fullwidth Swipe Slider
  • Visual Composer Page Builder
  • Custom Widgets Included
  • Many Useful Shortcodes Included
  • Gallery Template Ready
  • Advanced Theme Options
  • Cross-browser Compatible (IE9+/Firefox/Safari/Chrome/Opera)
  • Well Documented
  • WPML Ready
  • Demo Files Included (XML)
  • Excellent Support
  • And more…


We include all pictures credits in this credits post. Thanks for all kind photographers!

All images used in the demo are not included in the theme. They are all licensed under Creative Commons and credited to their respective creator/owner.

Change Logs

V1.3.3 – 2021.07.25

- Compatible with WP 5.8
- Upgrade WPBakery Page Builder to 6.7 
- Upgrade CityNews Addon to

V1.3.2 – 2020.12.24

- Fixed the compatibility issue with WP 5.6 and WPBakery Page Builder 6.5.
- Upgrade WPBakery Page Builder to 6.5
- Upgrade CityNews Addon to

V1.3 – 2020.03.27

- Add align wide/full support.
- Removed google plus icon from social share.
- Upgrade WPBakery Page Builder to 6.1
- Upgrade CityNews Addon to

V1.23 – 2019.10.31

- Fixed some CSS bugs.
- Fixed a PHP error on the author page.
- Fixed the single post page bug.
- Upgrade WPBakery Page Builder to 6.0.5

V1.22 – 2019.10.9

- Fixed some CSS bugs.
- Update WPBakery Page Builder to 6.0.5

V1.18 – 2018.07.23

- Fixed the weather didn't display issue.
- Fixed Flickr gallery didn't display issues. 
- Update WPBakery Page Builder to 5.5.2

V1.17 – 2018.02.06

- Checked the security issue. 
- Minified CSS and JS files. 
- Improved the backend loading speed.

V1.15.5 – 2017.11.28

- Updated Visual Composer to 5.2.5 
- Fixed a post thumbnail bug. 
- Fixed CityNews Add-on can’t be downloaded.
- Use Contact form 7 to instead of the default contact form.
- Fixed a submenu CSS bug.

V1.13 -2017.07.09

- Updated Visual Composer to 5.2 
- Updated CityNews Add-on to 1.0.2 
- Add RTL support 
- Add Theme auto update feature. 
- Fixed some CSS issues. 

V1.12 -2017.03.16

- Updated Visual Composer to 5.1 
- Changed text domain from ‘alaya’ to ‘citynews’ 
- Fixed some CSS issues. 
- Fixed the tags overlapping issue. 
- Fixed the mobile LOGO overlapping issue. 
- Moved all shortcodes into CityNews Addon plugin.

V1.11 -2016.12.11

- Updated Visual composer to 5.0.1

V1.1 -2016.11.14

- Updated Visual composer to 5.0 
- Changed some handle text of wp_enqueue_script().

V1.09 – 2016.09.29

- Updated Visual composer to 4.12.1 
- Made all theme php functions pluggable. 
- Added one click import demo feature. 
- Added turn on/off weather info option.

V1.08 – 2016.08.02

- Added new options to disable/enable the post tags. 
- Updated Visual composer to 4.12 
- Adjusted some CSS issues.

V1.07 – 2016.05.05

- Added new options to disable the sidebar for the default post and category page. 
- Improved some small CSS issues. 
- Improved the search form.

V1.06.2 – 2016.04.25

- Updated Visual Composer to for WP4.5

V1.06 – 2016.04.15

- Updated Visual Composer to 4.11.2 for WP4.5

V1.06 – 2016.03.27

- Fixed the number limited to sticky posts widget doesn’t work. 
- Fixed the tag and search page doesn’t work correctly. 
- Fixed the slider image was blur issue. 
- Improved the slider loading issue. 
- Updated Visual composer to 4.11.1

V1.05 – 2016.02.08

- Updated the simpleWeather jQuery plugin. 
- Improved some CSS issues. 
- Added a new option to disable the post thumbnail globally. 
- Updated Visual Composer to 4.9.2

V1.04 – 2015.12.31

- Fixed the image is forced to the fullwidth in post content. 
- Updated Visual Composer to 4.9.1 
- Updated font-awesome to 4.5.0 
- Deprecated @import in style.css 
- Added Ajaxify nested comment reply feature.

V1.03 – 2015.11.24

- Fixed the weather plugin sometimes can't get the location information. 
- Updated Visual Composer to 4.8.1 
- Added a new option in the blog setting page for globally disable the post sidebar. 
- Added child theme example.

V1.02 – 2015.10.07

- Fixed the mobile menu often disappear when scrolling the page. 
- Updated Visual Composer to 4.7.4 for XSS vulnerability issue. 
- Added Image uploads meta box section when editing the gallery post. 
- Added weather temperature unit option. - Added Autoplay option for Slider.

V1.01 – 2015.09.26

- Fixed the LOGO resize issue 
- Fixed the theme doesn’t compatible with some cache plugins. 
- Updated Visual Composer to 4.7.2

Additional information



Compatible Browsers

IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome

Compatible Software

WordPress 5.7.x, WordPress 5.6.x, WordPress 5.5.x, WordPress 5.4.x, WordPress 5.3.x, WordPress 5.2.x, WordPress 5.1.x, WordPress 5.0.x

Compatible With

WPBakery Page Builder 6.1.x, WPBakery Page Builder 6.0.x

Demo Url


Well Documented

Gutenberg Optimized


High Resolution




Themeforest Files Included

PHP Files, CSS Files, JS Files

Widget Ready



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