Since I launched an early version of News Evolved, my WordPress theme for news, back in April I’ve seen a lot of interest for something like it. It’s clear to me that there are people looking for complex WordPress themes that are capable of handling a news site’s content. Unfortunately though I’m needing to pause the development of it right now.
Working on two big projects this summer, plus a regular job and the possibility of a third big project that’s in the works has proved to be about as much as I can handle right now. There are also a lot of things that I wish I had done differently when writing News Evolved.
So, I won’t be working on developing or refining News Evolved for the rest of the summer but here’s what will happen after that: I plan on rewriting the theme from the ground up. It’ll use a cleaner grid, better CSS styles so that they’re more intelligible classes. Also, I’ll be making the theme far more plugin independent so that you’ll be able to download and install quickly and easily.
With that said, if you’re interested in using the code behind the theme for your own ends just get in touch and I’ll send it to you and answer any questions.