Newscoop
The open source CMS for news.

Themes

Newscoop’s themes are collections of files that shape how your site looks and functions. Newscoop 4’s themes contain everything you need to design a website (templates, html, css, database and content structure).

They can be downloaded here, and installed through the Newscoop interface. With Newscoop 4's theme manager, themes can assigned to one or more publications, and switched, cloned or adapted at any time.

Responsive Design comes as standard with most. This means the entire site changes in size and format to suit any browser or device, automatically without the need for expensive mobile and tablet redesigns. Themes are written in $gimme, Sourcefabric’s news-centric templating language that extends the popular PHP Smarty framework. Themes are versioned and they contain a Newscoop version number to specify compatibility.

You can find instructions on how to install Themes in our manual. All sample sites you download use login and password "admin". You will want to change this after installation.

Rather than developing and maintaining hundreds of simple themes, we have a handful of fully compatible, completely extendable themes that give professional news sites all the power and flexibility they need.



Global News

This is our clean and fresh, new responsive theme for Newscoop 4.x and is a good starting point to create your own theme. It's translation ready and uses Twitter Bootstrap as its CSS base. With a well-designed CSS organization, this theme makes the process of creating new skins easy.


11. December 2013
Newscoop 4.x


Quetzal

Quetzal offers a professional magazine aesthetic with multimedia functionality and full responsive layout for computer, tablet and mobile. Colourful, clean and modern it suits a range of publications and is designed for engagement and increasing time spent on page. If your organsiation is into videos and images, this theme showcases the best of your work, while longform articles look exceptional on a range of devices. Check out the documentation on the wiki. The theme was designed by Erick Alexander Flores Barneond.

Features include:

  • Front page article slider and a multimedia block slider.
  • Dynamic news map and a special further reading block.
  • Intelligent image renditions display one image multiple ways across the site
  • Built on top of the Twitter Bootstrap CSS-Framework
  • Easy to create new skins and separate the CSS according to functionality.

Slashmango
3. June 2013
Newscoop 4 and higher


Anchorage

Anchorage is a professional looking business theme with responsive layout for computer, tablet and mobile devices. Colourful, clean and modern it suits a range of publications and is designed for business publications that feature premium as well as non-premium content.

This is a fresh new responsive theme for Newscoop 4.x and includes a couple of new features and widgets types. Also it's translation ready and uses Twitter-Bootstrap as CSS base with good CSS organization to make the process of creating new skins easy. Check out the documentation on the wiki.

Features include:

  • Financial Graph
  • Weather widget, dynamic news map
  • multimedia block
  • Debate Support
  • Poll Widget
  • Premium articles widget
  • article photo slider widget
  • Intelligent image renditions display one image multiple ways across the site
  • Built on top of the Twitter Bootstrap CSS-Framework
  • Easy to create new skins and separate the CSS according to functionality

Slashmango
3. September 2013
Newscoop 4 and higher


Broadcaster

This theme for Newscoop 4 integrates support for the Airtime broadcast automation system. It is based on Rockstar by Stephanie Miebach and
Christian Kobben. Features include Airtime player integration, Airtime schedule integration, beautiful pages for your Airtime shows with SoundCloud archive and a responsive design.


17. December 2013
4.x


Tommy

The Tommy theme is fully accessible and offers perfect screenreader support. The contrast is optimized for easy reading and includes responsive images. This theme is mobile-friendly and one of the key features is a front page article slider. 

Tommy theme v1.1


21. October 2013
Newscoop 4.2


The New Custodian

One theme to rule them all. This is our canonical theme, a theme that contains all the functionality of Newscoop 4 and is just waiting to be adapted by you. It's great for all types of news site, especially those who like to augment content with images, videos and maps. Community tools come out-of-the-box as standard, so you are only a couple of clicks away from a professional news site. For full technical specifications, see our wiki.

Features include:

  • Adaptive CSS resizes for any browser
  • Drag and drop front page article reordering
  • Five image renditions
  • Front page dynamic map shows all article locations
  • User profile screens and activity feed
  • Sleek readable section and article pages
  • Sidebar for embeddable audio and video media

Sourcefabric
25. April 2012
4 and higher


Rockstar

The clean, modern magazine look. Bold colours, simple navigation and emphasised social and embedded media functions make this theme perfect for lifestyle sites, in-depth magazine portals or organisations who have a focus on the portability and virality of their stories. As ever, images, videos and maps come to the fore, while the new community features in Newscoop 4 exist as standard.

Features include:

  • Adaptive CSS resizes for any browser
  • Drag and drop front page article reordering
  • Five image renditions
  • Front page dynamic map shows all article locations
  • User profile screens and activity feed
  • Sleek readable section and article pages
  • Sidebar for embeddable audio and video media

25. April 2012
4 and higher


The Stun

The idea behind this simple, fun theme is to make it easier for new designers to learn how a Newscoop theme works, compared to looking at the code of full-feature themes like New Custodian or Rockstar. It also contains an example of how to use a web font from Font Squirrel in a Newscoop theme. Finally, news designers are freed from the stultifying tyranny of web-safe fonts!

The Stun theme contains just two CSS files (one for design, one for fonts) and the bare minimum of features needed to display the front page, sections and articles of your publication. The design of The Stun has been created by Peter Bradley, former News International page designer.


Peter Bradley
3. October 2013
Newscoop 4 and higher