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NewsX is a premium powerful blog and magazine theme designed to cover all the modern and trendy features and styles in modern blog and magazine world. The theme has seamless design, responsive layout and easily customizable visual composer.

NewsX has four major styles i.e. NewsX, WhiteBox, TechBox and SportBox. All the styles have 5 varied Home Page designs. Slider widget, two column posts, different page sliders, various display style and other features make it a chic design well suited for all types of magazines.

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Some key aspects of NewsX with respect to design and usability, functionality, SEO, Update and Support will give the clear concept

Design and Usability: (8.5/10)

Design of NewsX has received 5-stars showing complete satisfaction to the unique aesthetics the theme holds. Following are the insights in terms of Design and Usability:

Header Styles:

NewsX has 5 different styles creating variety in the display of the landing page. This variety will help you to display the work in an elegant manner which can best fit your blog. The header styles also include some different display of Menu items.

Page Sliders:

The four varied styles page sliders give a unique and interactive look. Each slider has great display presenting the work in unique manner.

Post Styles:

The theme has more than 18 post style options with customization ability, and various adjustable features. Some key styles to posts include Standard, full width, screen width (audio, video, and gallery).

Widget Styles:

NewsX has four different styles of widget display, widget post slider and a widget tab. This helps you to show the sidebars in nice interactive manner.

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Functionality: (8/10)

When it comes to functionality, an in-depth review of NewsX is below:

Dynamic Post Boxes:

NewsX has 2 sliders and 5 posts boxes which can be customized via Visual Composer. The dynamic posts and slider help to make the website elegant for any kind of magazine whether its travel magazine, fashion or cookery.

Visual Composer:

Visual composer gives full access to customize the design as per the demand as well as requirement. NewsX has visual composer integrated and hence is highly flexible.

WordPress Customizer:

The live WordPress customizer ensure the runtime display of the changes you make so you can be sure about you alterations before you save them.

Theme Options:

The various theme options to handle the look and feel of the website can be accessed via Theme Options.

Feature based Release:

Google AMP, Color base categories and other such features are in the to-do list of team but also depend on the customer’s high demand. Team has decided to release features as per the maximum demand of its users. It’s a nice way to create value addition keeping the theme in minimum complexity and light in operation.

Short Codes:

There are no short codes for efficient utilization of various theme functions. Short codes not only help users to use the functions efficiently but are handy for users who have no idea about the WordPress framework.

Advertisement:

Theme could have been used efficiently for monetization via Ads but there is not much space available except that widget are used for thsis purpose.

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Search Engine Optimization, Performance & Code: (6/10)

The SEO, performance and code evaluation of NewsX is discussed below:

SEO & Website Ranking:

NewsX has no plugin or settings for SEO. This makes the optimization speed terrible and drops the ranking of the website wearing it.

SEO Tips for NewsX:

The SEO can be boosted by using various external SEO plugins. Highly used and recommended plugin is Yoast. Yoast plugin provides a user-friendly interface for this purpose and helps you to make the blog SEO efficient.

Structured Data Testing Tool results for NewsX:

When NewsX theme was evaluated via through structured data testing tools, following results were produced:

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NewsX is written following the Schema.org standards. Hence it is easy for the search engines to track the content of website using this theme.

Minified Files:

NewsX HTML, CSS and JS are not minified. This cause the page to render slowly hence decreasing the speed.

Browser Caching and Compression:

Browser caching is not enabled and Gzip compression is not enabled. This further declines the overall page speed.

All this takes the Google Page Speed to 10 out of 100 which is drastic. This needs to be improved so that the website wearing the NewsX persona will be in good ranking in SEO.

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Updates, Support and Documentation: (9.5/10)

Arvien, the NewsX founder theme has put dedicated effort to make the theme fully customizable and highly efficient. The team has revised the theme after its release and aims to bring more features and advancements in the next releases. Some key features announced by NewsX team are Post Review, Read Later Plugin, Buddypress, Woocommerce, Weather Plugin and More Styles. Arvien also aims to develop features as per customer’s feedback which is highly encouraging. It shows the customer value behavior of the team.

Team is working 24/7 to provide support and customer satisfaction. The support team is cooperative and also gives LIVE SUPPORT which include assistance via Skype or Team Viewer.

NewsX is well documented and the online documentation is always updating as per the theme’s update as well as the issues faced by the customers.

Generic Merits and Demerits of NewsX Theme:

Pros:

  • Responsive design, variety of home pages
  • Header styles and Posts Format and Page Slider
  • Varied post format (video, audio, image gallery)
  • One click installation, easy, configuration and deployment.
  • Skype and Team Viewer support provided by the Theme Team.

Cons:

  • Browser caching is not enabled in the theme by the developers.
  • Google Page Speed Insight’s terrible score i.e. 10 out of 100.
  • No short codes, and specific Advertisement banner or widget.

Conclusion:

NewsX is an overall a complete seamless design and chic layout for personal and magazine. Though, there are certain things that needs to be addressed and it will take time for the theme it groom. There are other themes in the market that can be considered. Also, one can help Arvien team to bring more features trending in the blog world.

NewsX - Powerful Blog and Magazine WordPress theme

NewsX - Powerful Blog and Magazine WordPress theme
79.7

Design & Usability

9/10

    Functionality

    8/10

      SEO

      6/10

        Updates & Support

        10/10

          Pros

          • Responsive design and variety of home pages
          • Header styles and Posts Format and Page Slider.
          • Varied post format (video, audio, image gallery)
          • One click installation, easy, configuration and deployment.
          • Skype and Team Viewer support provided by the Theme Team.

          Cons

          • Browser caching is not enabled in the theme by the developers.
          • Google Page Speed Insight’s terrible score i.e. 10 out of 100.
          • No short codes, and specific Advertisement banner or widget.
          • No built-in SEO feature

          Comments

          1. Sarah R. Berry

            Design & Usability

            8.70

            Functionality

            6.80

            SEO

            7.20

            Updates & Support

            8.10

            I have Newx theme running on my tech blogging site right now and I really like its design. The theme’s variety in post styles helps me in keeping the monotonous routine out of my website . I think by following the below mentioned suggestion the team of Newx can take this theme to the next level.
            1. There is a need for advertisement banner areas in the theme so that those interested in monetization can easily add them.
            2. The page speed of the theme is extremely slow which needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

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