Mission News – Free & Classic News WordPress Theme by CompeteThemes

Mission News blends an old-school newspaper look with modern responsive web design.

Modeled after The New York Times, this theme has a classic design that many visitors will feel right at home with. Despite the vintage design, Mission News adapts comfortably to all modern devices. You can load the demo site on your phone your resize your browser window to see how the design accommodates all screen sizes.

As a theme for news websites, it’s important for Mission News to support vast quantities of content. The triple column layout provides tons of space to feature posts from various categories, advertisements, and live updates from social feeds. In addition, there is a built-in search bar in the header that will allow visitors to quickly pull up articles on any topic you’ve covered in the past.


Customizable Styles

Mission News comes with plenty of options to customize your site.

First off, there are a huge amount of layout options. The center column filled with your latest posts can be styled in one of four different designs. In addition, the overall layout of the site has nine options to choose from. You can even choose layouts for specific pages and page types. That means you could use a left sidebar for all of your posts, no sidebar for your pages, and leave both sidebars on for just one particular post. You’ll also get these same options for WooCommerce and bbPress forum pages if you install either plugin.

Mission News also includes an assortment of display options in the Customizer for changing your post excerpt length, hiding any element on the site, and adding icons to the header for your social media profiles.

There’s also a Recent Posts Extended widget that comes bundled in the theme. It’s similar to the default Recent Posts plugin, but with added content and style options.


Professional Typography

While Mission News features images prominently for every post, typography is the key to a sharp news site design.

The high-contrast Abril Fatface font used for the site title is reminiscent of the gothic blackletter fonts used by traditional newspapers, but with a modern and elegant twist. Likewise, the PT Sans and PT Serif fonts have been designed with digital use in mind.

Mission News can be translated into any language and this is an important feature of the Russian-designed PT Sans and PT serif typefaces. As multi-lingual fonts, they’ve been created to serve a wide variety of character sets making them usable for many languages.


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Fast Load Times

Mission News has been carefully optimized for performance to keep your website loading fast. It only loads 4 files and 100kb of resources in total. All CSS and Javascript files are concatenated and minified to ensure the smallest performance impact, and no images are loaded.


Support & Tutorials

New to WordPress?

Mission News has an active support forum with answers to many popular questions. In addition, there’s a dedicated support center on the Compete Themes website for Mission News with a complete Getting Started guide and 16 additional step-by-step tutorials.


Child Theme Ready

If you’re a developer, you’ll find Mission News easy to customize with a child theme. Every function and template can be overridden for customization inside a standard child theme.

You can find out more about using child themes with Mission News and even download a starter child theme in the Mission News Support Center.


Compatible With Thousands of Plugins

This news theme follows WordPress theme development practices and is compatible with thousands of free and premium plugins. This includes all types of plugins from Yoast SEO to page builder plugins like Elementor.

As a theme listed on the WordPress.org theme library, Mission News has been thoroughly vetted by the Theme Review Team. You can trust your site will be running clean and carefully written code with this news theme.

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