Extra vs Newspaper-X comparison  💥
EXTRA vs NEWSPAPER-X
Newspaper-X vs Extra, we look at how these two absolute best themes for creating news websites and blogs relate to each other. We pay attention to issues such as design quality, page builder that is used, loading speed, and ease of installation.
EXTRA THEME (Newspaper-X vs Extra)
The Extra Theme excels in options for blogs and magazines...
The Extra Theme was introduced to the public in 2015 by Elegant Themes marketed as the second most important theme next to their bestseller, the Divi Theme. Extra comes with the same page builder and structure as the Divi Theme, which is highly praised for this. The DiviBuilder, together with Elementor, is the best available in this area. I personally rate the Divibuilder a bit higher. Elementor works very nicely but it doesn't have a real inline text editor (yet). The Extra Theme is therefore equipped as standard with the best possible components.
Extra Theme Ratings
Elegant Themes does not have a rating system on its own site like many other themes, but their rating is maintained by independent websites, which is much more impressive. Click here to take an instant look at the ratings on these sites. Let's set the average rating at about 4.93 out of 5. Those are such great numbers that no other theme or company can match. There are at most a few free themes that have such ratings on Wordpress.org.
Extra Theme Review: Speed
Elegant Themes took the fast loading of their themes pretty seriously about a year ago and made remarkable improvements. Both Divi Theme and Extra Theme have benefited greatly from this and scored fast loading times.
Extra Theme: Blog Lay-out Builder
They call it the Category Builder themselves. With this tool you can build exactly that homepage or other pages as you had in mind. At the top, of course, features posts and in the columns post from different categories or carousels with posts. All very clear, a great tool.
Extra Theme: Blog Demo Lay-outs
The Extra Theme also gives you quite a few default homepage layouts that you can use as a starter. Actually superfluous with the presence of the Category Builder that I discussed above, but certainly good to give you an idea of what is possible.
Extra Theme: Blog Page Lay-outs
The posts or page content can also be completely adapted to your wishes. Extra makes your blog shine, the pages look very slick. The DiviBuilder is a master at building beautiful pages quickly with just a little bit of experience with the page builder.
Extra Theme: Blog Post Formats
The Extra Theme offers 7 different types of posts that you can use for your articles such as Video Posts, Ads Posts, Featured posts, Masonry posts, Carousel posts, Review posts, standard blog posts, or Tabbed Blog Posts. As mentioned, the Extra Theme is one of the best themes for building blog websites and related items due to its many options.
Extra-Theme: Review all kinds of Products
You can easily turn your blog into a review site as the Extra Theme already has special options built in for this. For writers of reviews like myself actually optimal. Maybe I should start using Extra for my next project.
Extra Theme: Modules
The Extra Theme is packed with modules that a professional blog might need. Already discussed above in "Blog Posts Layouts" there are no less than 7 different types of posts that you can use for your articles such as Video Posts, Ads Posts, Featured Posts, Masonry, Carousel etcetera. I'm not going to list the rest, they're all in the black image below.
Extra Theme: Review and Share
Under your posts, you can choose whether people can leave a rating in the form of stars and comments, and whether your posts can be shared by them on social media.
Extra Theme Review: Headers
To start with, all headers are provided with Advanced Mega Menus that make the sub-tabs look beautiful and easy to scroll and clear for your visitors. As for the headers themselves, you will find quite a number of pre-styled headers that you can use for your website with 1 click. Further adjustments can be made with the HeaderBuilder.
Extra Theme Review: Portfolios
Would you also like to show a showcase or portfolio to your audience in your blog? No problem because the Extra Theme has practically all the great options that the Divi Theme has for portfolios.
Extra Theme: Woocommerce Webshop
Some of you will certainly want to sell things through his website in addition to having a blog. The Extra Theme is of course at home in all markets and offers particularly attractive layouts for shops. Of course you have all possible Woocommerce elements and options at your disposal via the DiviBuilder. I'm not going to show all of that here, but rather read my Divi Theme review, the Extra Theme has the same options, such as different shop styles. Incidentally, you also get Divi if you want to purchase the Extra Theme.
Below you can watch a video of the Extra Theme created by its builders: Elegant Themes.
Extra Theme review conclusion
Extra left a very good impression on me. The Theme has impressive and many options for blogs and is an absolute must. The fact that the DiviBuilder is already optimized in this theme is of course also great. There is no better page builder to work with and exceeds even Elementor. The Extra Theme is not for sale separately but comes for only 89 dollars minus discounts that are often there together with Divi, the DiviBuilder as a separate plugin + a number of other elite plugins and 86 other themes as a package. I don't think there is a better deal in the web design world, an absolute must for every design agency.
NEWSPAPER-X THEME (Newspaper-X vs Extra)
In our search for the best theme to build a news website, we quickly came across the best-selling theme in this category. The Newspaper theme recently released its latest version, Newspaper 11 or the 10th version already.
The Newspaper 11 theme was developed by Tag-Div, a Power Elite author on Themeforest. The Newspaper theme is made to handle large amounts of content and has a bold and elegant design combined with the power of versatility. Moreover, Newspaper is perfect to give websites a professional look. It can easily be considered the best news theme for Wordpress and is an indispensable theme in the collection of new and experienced WP-users in .
One does not have to be a professional web designer to make a fantastic news website with this theme. This theme is perfect for magazine, blog, and news websites. It offers a multitude of responsive & retina-ready options for beautiful display of your website on small screen devices. Newspaper also allows you to choose how to display your content on desktop, laptop, mobile and tablet.
The Newspaper Theme is always an excellent choice whether you want a website with a beautiful design, a lightning fast one, or one that is flexible. It comes with over 90+ great pre-made demo designs (30 new ones since the last upgrade) and a gallery of 1000+ pre-built design templates named Tag-Div Cloud Library.
IMPORT READY-MADE WEBSITE-DEMO'S
With the WordPress theme Newspaper, you no longer have to search and test to find the right design. It comes with many of ready-made sites for you to choose from. Newspaper offers you a custom import system, so you can preview a demo and install it with a simple click. You can also load the demo with content or just the design. If you decide to uninstall, the import system clears the website of all demo components, leaving your pages as they were before.
Newspaper 11 FRONT-END
Newspaper has a frontend page builder called Tag-Div Composer. This tool helps you edit pages effortlessly by way of drag & drop. Place the elements exactly how you envisioned it. To make things even easier, you can make difficult CSS customizations with just a few clicks.
Arranging and styling elements is now even easier. So you no longer need coding knowledge to make your dream come true. With this powerful tool you can build amazingly beautiful pages super fast. Newspaper comes with 22 multifunctional shortcodes that you can use to create corporate, personal and e-commerce websites. With the Tag-Div Composer you can work quickly and easily. That way, people really feel like working on their website.
So 1000+ elements, layouts, sections, headers, footers and home pages await you in the Tag-Div Cloud Library. Just click on what you want. For example, a 404 page, author design, footer or search page and import the elements you like from the Tag-Div servers to your website.
TAG-DIV COMPOSER VIDEO
As you can see the video gives to Newspaper 9, but this is the latest Tag-Div video out there at the moment.
PAGES AND CATEGORIES
The theme offers a large number of elements and shortcodes, numerous large grid style combinations, ready-made category page templates and 25 predefined blocks. There are also five Flex Block elements that provide additional flexibility and allow you to publish and customize articles in a versatile way. You can emphasize the "above the fold" section by using large grids that are displayed across the entire width. Your website will have a professional look with its custom features such as image slider gallery, lightbox effects, social media counters, news ticker, video menus, and many different widgets.
The Tag-Div Composer recently introduced a Fonts Style tab that allows you to create custom typography for any existing block or element. You can combine nice fonts, size or line height. So the process is natural, without implying code knowledge, or additional font customization plugins to slow down your website's performance. Another handy tool is the Translation Panel, which helps you load one of the dozens of available translations and automatically convert a list of strings. Practically every other theme needs extra plugins for this.
In this Newspaper 11 review, we also caught sight of Tag-Div's modern ad system that allows you to monetize ads without compromising the reader's experience. You can easily earn money with your website by placing ads in the 18 permanent advertising spaces. These are in prominent places such as the header, footer, article, and sidebar areas. Moreover, the Newspaper theme comes with an option to display ads on individual posts or pages, using Tag-Div Composer's page editor and the Single Post Content or Ad Box elements. You can use AdSense or HTML code.
NEWSPAPER 11 REVIEW: FUNCTIONALITY
All options and settings, the plugins, demo sites and website monitoring collected in one place, the Theme panel of Newspaper. Everything is neatly and clearly organized, and all options of the theme are easy to use for every layperson. The Tag-Div Composer is specially prepared for building blogs, news and magazine websites, and gives you a unique way to create pages, posts and headers. All results can be viewed in real time, which makes the editor extra powerful. The Tag-Div Composer offers you performance and reliability.
NEWSPAPER THEME HEADER BUILDER
More and more themes have a header builder. Newspaper also has a header builder that is very handy. In the past, people wanted to change their header, but only had a few options that just did not work out how they wanted it. Then no progress was made without knowledge of HTML. Those days are over with these skilled header builders who are practically capable of anything.
FREE PREMIUM PLUG-INS EN WIDGETS
The theme offers eight premium plugins: Tag-Div Composer, Tag-Div Cloud Library, Social Counter, Tag-Div Mobile Theme and Tag-Div Newsletter. The theme also features the top slider plugin Revolution Slider and the Bakery Pagebuilder. You can keep your audience informed through the newsletter plugin. It is equipped with eight beautiful standard designs, so that your newsletter is always in the style of your website. The plug-in for Tag-Div Newsletter is compatible with well-known sites such as MailChimp, Mailerlite and Feedburner.
The Newspaper 11 theme has also been tested with the WP Super Cache, Contact Form 7, bbPress, BuddyPress, WP Avatar plugins, Font Awesome 4 Menus, Jetpack, WooCommerce, and Yoast. Newspaper also comes with a custom plugin to help you show off your social networking stats - the Tag-Div Social Counter plugin. You also have two unique social media widgets (Instagram and Pinterest). In addition, the Tag-Div author has created 35 custom widgets that you can easily drag to your website.
Newspaper is ready for AMP. The functionality is already integrated in the mobile-theme plug-in for fast result, so you can take advantage of all the mobile-theme functionality on your AMP-pages. In addition, the theme raises standards for page loading and mobile optimization.
FAST CHARGING TIMES
As can be seen below, Newspaper has 10 beautiful load time notes in the main speed tests like those of Google and GT-Metrix.
NEWSPAPER DESIGN EXAMPLES
NEWSPAPER 11 REVIEW CONCLUSION
We are dealing with one of the better themes for . It is not yet in my top 10 of the best Wordpress themes, but maybe that will change for next year.
Newspaper 11 has proven to be the best theme for blogs and news sites for me. Well there are other very good themes that are certainly close. Newspaper 11 is equipped with the WP Bakery Pagebuilder which is another thorn in my side. This is a good but very outdated page builder, it could be much better. Apart from that, I only see very good qualities for the rest. With this theme you can go in any direction. It is not only a news theme but just a multipurpose theme. The theme costs $ 59, a more or less standard price for good themes and the theme is definitely worth the money.
Newspaper-X vs Extra conclusion
First of all, thank you for reading this Newspaper vs Extra comparison to the end. It has become clear that we are comparing the top blogger themes here. The first thing that strikes me is the difference in page builders. Extra comes with the Divibuilder and Newspaper with the tagDiv Composer. Divibuilder can at most be compared to Elementor Pro, tagDiv Composer is practically unknown and inferior to the Divibuilder. In terms of designs and possibilities for blogs, they are almost equivalent to me. The themes also load about the same fast.
My preference is for the Extra Theme because of the much better page builder and the price/quality ratio. Extra is not just a theme but a membership where Divi Theme, the best theme that comes with it and 86+ other themes and plug-ins. If I also tell you that for Newspaper a separate license is required for each site you have and Extra can be used on as many sites as you want, then the choice will be very easy, I think.