Twenty Seventeen: What’s New With The Default WordPress Theme

Every year WordPress comes out with a new default theme and it gets better every year. If you go back a few years, the default theme was pretty basic. Now you can count on WordPress adding new features to the default theme. This year is no different. It is incrementally better than last year's, for sure.

Our friends over at Elegant Themes have posted an article going over some of the highlights of the Twenty Seventeen theme.

Twenty Seventeen is the new default WordPress theme, recently released with WordPress 4.7. If you haven’t yet looked at the Twenty Seventeen theme then it is about time you did because believe me, you’ll be impressed.

From the point of view of someone who doesn’t generally use free themes, Twenty Seventeen has been a real eye opener. Aimed at businesses, Twenty Seventeen offers a sleek and sophisticated design that has been created to make an impact on customers and clients, and the WordPress community itself.

In this article, we will look at what the Twenty Seventeen theme has to offer in regards to businesses and blogs. We will discuss the key features offered and what can be altered using the new and improved customizer. By the end of this article, you may well be ready to give Twenty Seventeen a try. Or at the very least be better informed about this free WordPress theme.

A Static Home Page

Static Homepage


Twenty Seventeen really stands apart from its predecessors with its business focus. This is reflected in the option of a static front page that offers multiple sections. Perfect for displaying important aspects of a business site.

The static homepage provides four content sections. You can select pages to be featured in each area. This enables you to customize your front page to promote the different pieces of content on your site and display information relevant to your audience’s’ needs.

When using Twenty Seventeen in this way, it’s important to add strong featured images to each page of your website, as the featured images are displayed along with each section of the static home page layout. These large images, combined with the parallax effect Twenty Seventeen features, results in a creative and eye-catching home page design.

The static front page provides a great opportunity for businesses to make a good impression. Professional, stylish and modern, with space for all the key information you may need displayed, the design looks anything but free and basic.

What’s your take on the new Twenty Seventeen theme? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Original authored by Joe Fylan

Major features include: Responsive design, different color schemes & support for two menus.

Don't be afraid to try out the Twenty Seventeen theme on your site. It might just be what the doctor ordered for your needs.

If you are interested in a more full featured theme – check out Divi Theme. It is amazingly flexible and gives you full control of your content.

Curated by Laura Newton

Top Magazine Style WordPress Themes For 2017

This year might be the year you want to start a cool, magazine style WordPress blog. First thing you will need to do is decide on a nice looking theme. Here is a great starting point for your search:

A collection of the best WordPress News themes for news sites, blogs, portals and other news-oriented websites.

News sites come and go but there are several that become extremely popular. For instance, The Verge was founded less than 3 years ago and has become dominant tech news player with millions of month visitors. There are several other large news sites using WordPress such as TechCrunch, Engadget, CNN, Forbes, Reuters, The New York Times and other. They are hosted on WordPress VIP hosting which is created to handle millions of monthly visitors. It is a Nginx powered web hosting, which is fully managed by Automattic team to provide the best user experience and the best possible uptime.

WordPress is a great platform for blogs and news sites and thanks to these themes you can create the next big thing. These themes can be used for any news niche such as tech, gossip, politics, sports, games and much more. All below-listed themes are highly customizable with unlimited color options, dozens of fonts, custom widgets and many of those themes has a built in drag and drop page builder to create unique and professional news portal with ease.

Newspaper (Most Popular)

The Newspaper theme is excellent for news, magazine, publishing and review sites. This is the best selling WordPress News theme with over 22.000 purchases and counting. The latest released version of this theme, Newspaper 7, introduces a new technology called the “Mobile Theme”, that brings retina ready images and optimal page size designed to make your website run faster on small screen devices. The mobile menu was completely changed to give you a modern glossy design and options to style its colors or to add a new image as a menu background.

Newspaper theme comes with unmatched flexibility. Elegant design, unique demos, integrated translations, intelligent ads system, and no coding skills necessary, are some of its strong points.

I’ve tested the Newspaper theme and as expected from one of the best rated themes on ThemeForest, the experience was great. With the “one click demo” installer it was remarkably easy to start building our test website. The theme comes bundled with Visual Composer, tons of elements and over 25 custom made blocks. This multitude of options allowed me to create a unique looking homepage in a couple of minutes. With a dedicated section in the Theme Panel the category templates are one of the main features of this theme, and I used them to create a custom layout for each category.

The Newspaper Theme is full of nice surprises, it has many header and footer templates, over 80 incredible Big Grid combination available to highlight pages and categories and a comprehensive documentation. I don’t want to spoil all the fun, so I will just tell you that the theme integrates clean coding, great designs and fast loading speed. Newspaper 7 is Google AdSense ready and supports responsive and mobile friendly ads. It uses the best clean SEO practices, it’s fast and easy to use.

More info / Download Demo


Divi is a bright and clean, fresh-faced and energetic, dynamic and fluid, technologically cutting edge and deeply innovative, developer friendly and seamlessly graphically cohesive, deeply customizable and cleverly structured for readability, intuitive and resourceful, well documented and responsive WordPress multiconcept, multipurpose website theme. Divi is a tech-savvy and ambitiously vast theme, created for webmasters with or without any previous coding experience to be able to effectively and effortlessly design, develop and maintain their own fully functional, completely modern, engaging and polished websites across a range of archetypes and niches, with a huge collection of purposefully diverse demo websites for you to get off on the right foot regardless of the nature of your project.

Divi comes with an unique Divi Builder and its intuitive, section and block-based modular content design approach, a wholly visual builder that requires absolutely no coding and affords ample degrees of flexibility with just a few clicks, empowering anyone to craft whole modern, functional websites within minutes, right out of the box, with sophisticated features like custom pagination styles and multiple column functionalities, making Divi well suited for the ultimate purpose of disseminating your content to the world at large. That makes Divi the most flexible news website theme on the market today.

Personally, I love Divi for the incredible flexibility and control you have over every part of your design. If you are looking for the best, responsive, controllable magazine theme – check out Divi with the link below.

More info / Download Demo

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Original By Aigars

Curated By Laura Newton

Mobile Optin 2.0 is Launching

If you need to build your email marketing list in this age of mobile users, you really need to check out Mobile Optin 2.0 by Anthony Morrison.

I will cut to the chase on my bonus for buying through my link above. I have been a beta tester for Mobile Optin since before version 1 came out last year.

I will share my techniques and answer all your personal questions on how best to use the software if you send me your information after purchase.

Below is one of hundreds of testimonials for Anthony:

Anthony is a email marketer who really knows his business. He holds weekly webinars that are free to the public all about marketing in today's online world. The number of people using mobile devices to view your content online has recently surpassed the number of folks using a desktop. This means you need to be sure you are capturing leads from people's mobile devices consistently.

People often will make typos in their email addresses when they have to input them on mobile devices. Anthony has created a solution to this problem.


People just click on your optin page and their default email address will be captured from their primary contact card.

Simple, straightforward and pretty much foolproof.

This also solves the problem of subscribers giving you a false email address or one they seldom use. You get their primary email address using Mobile Optin 2.0.

Click on this link to get a free book that Anthony Morrison has recently written just for checking out is new product.

Anthony and his team are constantly adding new features to Mobile Optin. Here is a screenshot from inside the product showing just one page (out of 3) of recent updates to the product.

Mobile Optin Updates

Please leave your comments below about Mobile Optin if you make a purchase. I own this product and approve this message!



Beaver Builder Allows Drag & Drop WordPress Page Building Without Coding

Beaver Builder Template Saving

Beaver Builder allows the beginner to create WordPress page layouts using a drag & drop interface without knowing how to code. This flexibility lets you create just about any page you can think of.

One of my favorite features is the ability to save your custom templates and move them from one website to another. I can work on my local WordPress installation and move them to my live sites when they are ready for prime time.

Beaver Builder is a WordPress plugin so it will work with just about any theme that is available on the market. The developers are very responsive and support the plugin with lots of training videos and top notch technical support. The first time you open a page after installing the plugin, you will be invited to watch a great intro video.

Beaver Builder Testimonial

​Some of the template objects include: commonly used elements images, video, headings, buttons, text, slideshows, and audio. These can be placed on templates that range from 1 to 6 columns.

​If you can imagine it, you can probably build it with this plugin.

Feel free to add a comment below letting us know how you use Beaver Builder.​

Troy Dean’s Process For Creating His Weekly Newsletter

Newsletter Process

Troy Dean has an excellent process for outsourcing the creation of his weekly newsletter. By going through the process of documenting fully the necessary steps for creating his wonderful newsletter, he is able to hand off the hard work of creation while keeping the quality outstanding.

Troy Dean's Newsletter Process​

Call me a nerd, but in an attempt to better communicate our processes to our team members and manage the growth of our business, I’ve decided to make the process for publishing our weekly newsletter publicly available. I believe this will force us to improve the quality of our processes (to avoid embarrassment), which will, in turn, benefit the business.

Troy Dean

Troy does a great job outlining the tools he uses to make sure his outsourcers follow his method to a tee. This insures that his newsletters turn out just the way he wants them. You can learn a lot from his well documented techniques.

Feel free to leave a comment below with any thoughts you have after you check out his article.​