BrightNews is an easily customizable WordPress blog and magazine theme. It is a fully responsive theme that allows for easy viewing on any device. Using Theme Options panel, you can customize this theme directly to your needs. BrightNews is fully compatible with the popular WooCommerce plugin.


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BrightNews Features

  • HTML5/CSS3 support
  • Responsive design
  • Intuitive Theme Options panel
  • Integrated Drag-and-drop Page Builder with 34 default widgets for creating custom page templates
  • WooCommerce 2.1+ ready (NEW!)
  • 8 pre-defined color schemes (Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Turquoise and Violet)
  • 7 pre-defined background patterns
  • Unlimited main background settings (pre-defined pattern/custom image/one color)
  • Unlimited ability to create custom color schemes
  • Selection from 220 Google fonts for individual headlines and text passages
  • Select between viewing with or without right sidebar
  • Select between displaying Logo/Site Title in header
  • Widgetized homepage with possibility to display the latest posts from the specific categories
  • Homepage slideshow
  • Breadcrumb navigation
  • 2 header menu areas with unlimited levels of drop-down submenus
  • Sticky main header menu and scroll-top button
  • Sidebar and Footer widget areas
  • 5 Custom widgets for displaying the latest posts from the specific categories on homepage
  • Social networking Custom widget
  • Facebook Like Box Custom widget
  • Twitter Following Custom widget
  • Integrated Facebook/Twitter/Google +1 sharing buttons
  • Integrated automatic Sitemap generator with advanced options
  • Sitemap, Logged In, Landing Page, Without Title, Full Width Without Title, Without Comments and Full-width custom pages templates
  • Options for single posts/pages displaying
  • Related posts box
  • Custom shortcodes for displaying buttons, tables, highlighted text and images anywhere you like
  • Custom shortcodes for displaying a listing of posts anywhere you like
  • Custom shortcode for displaying Google maps
  • Easily add your own logo in header
  • Easily add your own 468×60 banner in header
  • Easily add your own favicon
  • Easily add custom CSS
  • Ready for translation into your language (.pot file integrated)
  • Integrated Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slovak and Spanish language localization
  • RTL languages supported

BrightNews Free/Premium Versions comparison

Feature BrightNews Free Version BrightNews Premium Version
Responzive Layout YES YES
Theme Options Panel YES YES
Drag-and-drop Page Builder NO YES
WooCommerce ready YES YES
Pre-defined Color Schemes 5 8
Unlimited Colors NO YES
Background Patterns 1 7
Custom Image/Color Background YES YES
Background-hatching transparency settings YES YES
Google Fonts YES YES
Font Size settings NO YES
Menu Areas 2 2
Sticky Main Menu NO YES
Homepage Slideshow YES YES
Widgetized Homepage YES YES
Custom Homepage Widgets 1 5
Custom Social Networking Widget NO YES
Custom Facebook Like Box Widget NO YES
Custom Twitter Follow Widget NO YES
Sharing Buttons on Pages NO YES
Related Posts box NO YES
Custom Shortcodes 4 8
Shortcodes for displaying a listing of posts NO YES
Shortcode for displaying Google Maps NO YES
Advanced Sitemap NO YES
Custom Favicon YES YES
Header Logo/Site Title selecting YES YES
Header 468×60 Banner NO YES
Ready for Translation YES YES
Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slovak and Spanish Localizations YES YES
Price 0 150 CZK

Compatible Browsers: Internet Explorer 8+, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari
Compatible WordPress Versions: 3.5+

License: GPL (GNU general public license) – you can use BrightNews for as many websites as you like and for lifetime.



Comments (3)

  1. Mandi Grant

    Haha, as soon as I wrote that I finally figured it out: I had set the page’s Template to “Landing Page” and never put it back to “Default”. Returning it to “Default” has brought back to the right column. Derrf.

    This is a pretty solid theme, I’m impressed. I’ve worked in the Genesis framework for the last year but this is a pretty powerful theme and I liked the price a lot better than I like Genesis theme prices. :)

    1. tomastoman (Post author)

      Dear Mandi,

      I am glad that you were able to solve your problem. The “Landing Page” template is designed for displaying pages without the menus, right sidebar and footer widget areas.

      Best regards
      Tomas Toman

  2. Mandi Grant

    Hi there.

    I bought BrightNews premium and I’m having trouble using a static front page. When I set “Front page displays” to “Static Front Page” in the customize menu, the Right Sidebar widget completely disappears. The widget comes back when I go back to showing “Latest Posts” on the main page.

    Is Static Front Page incompatible with the Right Column? I hope not, but I’ve wasted a couple hours trying to get the column to show and I’m starting to think the two just don’t work together…

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