Dynamic News

A premium WordPress theme by Jetpack


Dynamic News is a responsive theme with strong colors and bold fonts. The theme is perfect for news and magazine websites as well as blogs. The main highlights of Dynamic News are its configurable magazine-style front page template and featured post slider.

Responsive Design

Dynamic News features a fluid layout that adjusts automatically to any screen size. Your visitors will get a great-looking website, whether they use a desktop, tablet, or smartphone.


Featured Post Slider

Dynamic News displays your featured content in a sleek featured posts slideshow which can be displayed on the Front Page Magazine Template and on the blog index. To configure the slider, go to Appearance → Customize → Featured Content.


Custom Page Templates

The theme comes with four different custom page templates which make it possible to use Dynamic News as a simple blog, a content-rich news site, or as a website for your business.

Magazine Front Page Template

The Magazine Front Page template displays the Featured Post Slider and a widgetized area below where you can use the custom Category Posts widgets to display the latest posts from the categories of your choice.


Slider Template

The Slider Page template displays the featured post slider and the static page content.

Full Width Template

The Full Width page displays the page content without a sidebar.

Custom Widgets

Dynamic News comes with three Category Posts widgets that can be used on the Magazine Front Page template and three custom widgets to enhance your Sidebar.

  • Category Posts Boxed
    This widget displays posts from one specified category.
  • Category Posts Columns
    This widget displays posts from two specified categories.
  • Category Posts Grid
    This widget displays posts from a specified category.
  • Popular Posts
    Popularity is determined by comment count.
  • Social Icons
    This widget displays links to your social profiles.
  • Tabbed Widget
    You can set Archives, Categories, Tags, Recent Posts, Pages, Comments as tabs.

You can learn more about the custom widgets on the Dynamic News support page.


Widget Areas

Dynamic News offers seven different widget areas where you can use the theme’s custom widgets along with the default WordPress.com widgets:

  • Main Sidebar
  • Sidebar Pages
  • Front Page Magazine
  • Four Footer Widget Areas (Left, Center Left, Center Right, Right)

Powerful Theme Options

Through the Customizer you can configure theme features including:

  • Custom Logo Upload
  • Layout Settings
  • Header Content
  • Post Settings
  • Featured Post Slider

You can learn more about the theme options on the Dynamic News support page.


Header Content

The Header Content feature allows you to easily add a search box, a line of text, and social icons to the right of the header area.


Custom Header and Custom Background

You can easily upload a header image that appears below your navigation and set a background color or image through the Theme Customizer.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):

  1. The main content column width is 860.
  2. The Featured Images used on single posts are 860x280.
  3. The Featured Images used on the Slideshow are 880x290.
  4. The thumbnails used on the Magazine Front Page template are 420x140 (big thumbnails) and 90x90 (small thumbnails).
  5. The Custom Header image will display at a maximum width of 1340 and a flexible height (default height = 200).

Using Dynamic News On Your Site

This theme is only available to sites running Jetpack Professional. Purchasing Jetpack Professional gives you access to this theme and 200 others, as well as advanced security and WordPress services.

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