Daily Edition – Read all about it!

Written by Mark Forrester on September 15, 2009 Product News.


I’m excited about this theme! Almost a month after teasing you with some original screenshots of Liam Mckay’s awesome design we have finally completed the conversion to a flexible, neatly coded WordPress theme. You commented, and we listened and built some awesome functionality into this theme.

Breathing some new life into the incredible success of Gazette Edition we wanted another news/magazine based theme that was minimalistic enough to let your content speak, whilst customizable enough to brand however you like. We approached our friend Liam McKay as we thought this was just up his alley, and did he impress!


The JQuery-based featured scroller was coded from scratch by Fox, can you believe his skills! With the “Talking Points” module also uniquely coded to showcase articles perhaps gathering dust, that can be showcased on your home page by pulling through a specific tag’s results organised from most commented to least.

With 19 alternate styles designed by both myself and Cobus there should be a style that closely fits your brand. By clicking a few buttons in the theme option’s panel you can have a completely different home page in seconds, see the two example screenshots below:


Please leave a comment below with your thoughts and constructive feedback. If you like the theme you can view more information and purchase it here, or test drive it on our demo server.

Daily Edition free wallpaper

Daily Edition Wallpaper TeaserThe wallpaper Liam made for us to promote the Daily Edition theme is a wonderful collage of big news stories over recent history, the overall feel is supposed to be quite soft with elements of watercolour and other textures throughout.

I’m already sporting in on my desktop and it looks wonderful.

The wallpaper is available in 5 different sizes:


40 Responses

  1. Alex White
    September 15, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    Looks great. How does it look without the thumbnail pics? Could you use it without the thumbs?

    • Mark Forrester
      September 15, 2009 at 7:21 am #

      Of course and it looks just as sexy don’t worry 🙂

      • Alex White
        September 22, 2009 at 6:36 am #

        Can you also disable the images in the main featured area, or just disable the featured area?

  2. Prashant
    September 15, 2009 at 7:37 am #

    above links of wallpapers are going to the mortar wallpapers

    • Mark Forrester
      September 15, 2009 at 7:42 am #

      Thanks Prashant. I’m updating it as we speak.

  3. Ahmed
    September 15, 2009 at 7:38 am #

    Looks Very nice
    The black soild one is awesome
    Slider looks very nice

    Twitter widget not work

    I think the post title is big

    Nice Theme


    • Mark Forrester
      September 15, 2009 at 7:59 am #

      Glad you like. The Twitter widget works fine on the demo, the link to twitter may have been down momentarily.

  4. downsouth
    September 15, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    Impressive. Great customisation options.

    I’m seeing some odd behaviour in the demo video selector under IE8. If I rollover some of the items in the video list they start replicating into a long text list. No problem in FF3.5.

    Also are the videos means to be showing thumbnails ?

    • Mark Forrester
      September 15, 2009 at 7:56 am #

      We are aware of the IE8 bug with the video thumbs, and Fox is working on a fix. Thumbnails will display if images are added to the post. I’ll add a couple to the demo.

    • Foxinni
      September 15, 2009 at 9:12 am #

      This has been fixed.

  5. Dino Ziermann
    September 15, 2009 at 8:12 am #

    The PSD File is down. 404 ERROR 🙁

    • Mark Forrester
      September 15, 2009 at 8:19 am #

      Should be now 🙂

      • Dino Ziermann
        September 15, 2009 at 8:31 am #

        THX! You saved my day! No I can play with your psd 😉

  6. Adam Kayce
    September 15, 2009 at 8:15 am #

    I can see why you guys are so excited about this theme… it’s a beauty.

    Maybe it’s just me, but are you guys adding more and more layout options into each of your themes lately? It just seems like each theme is getting more and more “layered”, or multi-faceted. It’s pretty darn cool, I think. You guys are definitely out-doing yourselves!

    • Mark Forrester
      September 15, 2009 at 8:21 am #

      Thanks for the words Adam.

      I wouldn’t say all our themes we are producing lately contain more and more layout options, but we do like to experiment with new features, some are awesome because of their simplicity, others are awesome because of the abundance of options available. This is one of those.

  7. Debbie
    September 15, 2009 at 8:27 am #

    Awesome design and so many color options ready to go! I love the minimalist styling, the font choices and overall layout. I’m sure this will be a best seller. Currently using Gazette in one of my sites, but am going to change it up with The Daily Edition.

    And I agree with Adam, your themes are amazing with all of the different options!


  8. Dino Ziermann
    September 15, 2009 at 8:50 am #

    Hey, me again …

    I found all fonts (ChunkFive, Florence and Nevis) except “FFMt Bk”.
    Can you give me a link to this font or all full name? 😉


  9. Achim Kirchmann
    September 15, 2009 at 9:20 am #

    Looks awesome, can’t wait to install it on my test site !

  10. Maikel Neris
    September 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    Awesome wallpaper! 😀

  11. Premium Theme Info
    September 15, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    Can’t wait to post this theme on my blog!

  12. Nikole Gipps
    September 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

    Your timing is stellar … I am so using this one for a mod this week. I have a client using Thesomethingorrathersis who is so getting this theme right now!

  13. Mason Hymas
    September 15, 2009 at 4:05 pm #

    I. am. a. fan.

  14. Mattias
    September 16, 2009 at 2:39 am #


    Can’t wait to try this theme.

    Could you implement a pot-file(?) for us to easily translate the themes?
    I think that would be highly interesting.

    Thanks a ton for a new amazing theme!

    • Adii Rockstar
      September 16, 2009 at 3:17 am #

      It’s already there. All of our new themes are localized and we’re in the process of localizing all of our old themes as well! 🙂

      • Mattias
        September 16, 2009 at 3:59 am #

        a big woho!

  15. kyle steed
    September 16, 2009 at 11:51 am #

    This is lovely. Great work.

  16. ithemesdotnet
    September 16, 2009 at 11:01 pm #

    Daily Edition is outstanding! There is so much to love about this theme but I especially dig the featured scroller with the preview thumbnails. Congrats on this remarkable theme release!

    • Adii Rockstar
      September 17, 2009 at 12:19 am #

      Thanks for the kind words! 🙂 We’re definitely pretty amped about this release and we hope that it turns out to be one of our most popular themes ever.

  17. Ryan
    September 18, 2009 at 1:54 am #

    Hi Fox, very sharp! Could you please point me to the video feature? Can’t find it. Thanks!

    • Ryan
      September 18, 2009 at 2:37 am #

      Sorry Adii, I’m new to WP, I should have posed that question to you. I see from reading upward that some vid issues may have been a prob but were fixed. Will there be an integrated vid feature reinserted in the demo? Maybe a featured vid section with vid archive?

  18. Ryan
    September 18, 2009 at 2:59 am #

    My apologies, I was looking at the journal theme. Could you add a vid feature/archive to that theme?

    • Magnus Jepson
      September 18, 2009 at 3:42 am #

      Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll be adding a video feature to Journal Theme.

      • Ryan
        September 18, 2009 at 4:41 am #

        Thanks Mag, bummer. It’s a tight fit layout. Only thing it’s missing is vid. Take care.

  19. Manne
    October 21, 2009 at 7:30 am #

    About the wallpaper:

    “big news stories over recent history” – you should probably change that to “big news stories over recent U.S. history” (apart from Diana)

  20. Leslie Nicole
    October 26, 2009 at 2:46 am #

    I’m still thinking of buying this one. I have a question about the slider. I love how you can now easily change the slider size in Gazette. Can you do the same with Daily Edition? Thanks.

    • Magnus Jepson
      October 26, 2009 at 5:04 am #

      You sure can! http://www.jepson.no/u/m147ut.png

      • Leslie Nicole
        October 26, 2009 at 6:04 am #

        Awesome. Hmmm. More and more tempted. Can’t wait to start seeing the customizations on this one.


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