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.
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.
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.
Immensely and deservedly popular template derived from Wordpress. Great for bloggers who have outgrown their platform. Huge content column, topic and archive dropdowns, and gorgeous pictures. Perfect for those tired of struggling with overworked commercial platforms. Unique features include:
ZEN* is a clean and flexible theme targeted at designers and implementors for easy development. The look and feel of the ZEN* theme can be modified using CSS alone. The templates inside the theme are structured to be moved around easily to change functionality. Out of the box, ZEN* is built on a scalable 12 column grid, supporting desktops, netbooks and mobile devices alike.
A list of ZEN* features:
The Mobile (jQuery) is designed for smartphones and tablets using the touch-optimized web framework jQuery Mobile. It works on all popular smartphone and tablet platforms. such as iPad, iPhone 4, Archos, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC Desire, Google Nexus and many more. The Mobile (jQuery) template pack is built for dynamic touch interfaces and adapts gracefully to a range of devices. Inside the templates you find sample code to run these templates parallel to your existing design using Newscoop's browser detection.
The Ushahidi Cooker provides a location and map directory and a dynamically generated geographic data feed (KML). This template pack allows to create maps with locations for various categories and in different cities (see video tutorial). These maps are displayed on the site in categories.
At the same time, the Ushahidi Cooker allows you to create feeds in the standardised KML format. These feeds can be added as layers in Ushahidi. This way the Ushahidi Cooker provides a user friendly way to enrich your Ushahidi installation with layers. Here you can see a sample of Ushahidi Cooker Layers in action.
The template that launched a thousand sites - our classic news template. Simple web publication with a modern feel belies the real power beneath the surface, with full Newscoop functionality - polls, interviews, blogs, forums, comments. You name it, The Custodian will handle it. Built-in functionality: