DW Focus - Responsive WordPress News

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Lady and Gentlemen,

*** UPDATED 28 May 2015: DW Focus 1.2.1 gets complete overhaul, with the whole revamped code base; improved page speed and SEO; restructured widgets and added new features. You can check out more details here: http://bit.ly/1Kej8Qq

***NOTE: It is recommended to proceed DW Focus 1.2.1 installation separately, as this version differs from the old DW Focus 1.1.0

Let's make today be memorable with the launching of DW Focus on Creative Market! The Net's most wanted Responsive News & Magazine WordPress theme.

This theme was ranked 10th on 20 Stunning Responsive WordPress Themes at Mashable: http://bit.ly/dw-focus-mashable

With just a glimpse, you can confident that DW Focus is a perfect fit for any modern News site. In addition to the neat and clean design, DW Focus is well-equipped with many features like HTML5, Grid Based design, LESS & Bootstrap, News Slider, Quick Tabs and so on.

Now sit back and enjoy the showcase of our WordPress theme DW Focus:

  • Trendy design for Online News website: Inspired by the design from popular online news sites like Mashable, The Verge, or The Next Web
  • Responsive Web Design: Can be displayed on any tablet and mobile devices.
  • Performance Optimization
  • WordPress Plus Menu: This menu will automatically update and display up to 15 latest news/articles on daily basis.
  • 6 different styles for Category
  • Display Category as Grid or List.
  • Included a Blog Page Template for WordPress
  • Social Sharing, Print, Email button in Single Post without plugin
  • A detailed Typography page
  • Widget-full WordPress Sidebars
  • Easy & Powerful Theme Options

With DW Focus you will get:

  • Quickstart package: includes the latest version of WordPress and sample data like on the demo site, plus DW Focus theme file
  • 6 months support
  • Lifetime upgrade
  • Video user guide, detail on configuration and installation: http://bit.ly/dw-focus-video
  • Full layered PSD Source files (Will be send for whom needed)


1.2.4 =====

  • New: Add content-none.php to display message when content not found
  • Fix: Text issues on comments.php

1.2.3 =====

  • New: Add "dw-focus-archive" image size (width 230px)
  • Fix: Broken style on Archive pages
  • Fix: Broken style on widget "DW Focus: News Slider”
  • Fix: Column Container Widgets issue when drag an empty Text widget

1.2.2 =====

  • New: Add "Single Post Sidebar" and "Archive Sidebar” positions
  • Fix: Widgets display issue when the site is cached
  • Fix: Update a few phrases of Text domains
  • Fix: Container Widgets issue when drag an empty Text widget

1.2.1 =====

  • New: Performance optimisation
  • New: Revamped DW: Tabs widget
  • New: Revamped DW: Accordion widget
  • New: Add new DW:Column widget
  • New: Replace DW Focus: Headlines with DW Focus: News Ticker widget
  • New: Replace DW Focus: Category with DW Focus: News List widget
  • New: Revamped DW Focus: News Slider widget
  • New: Add new DW Focus: News Grid widget to replace all four old widgets (DW Focus: Featured News / Popular News / Recent News / News Carousel)
  • Removed: DW Focus: Recent Comments widget
  • New: Change the social sharing add-on. Integrate new social counting by http://sharrre.com instead of old custom script.
  • New: optimize SEO in accordance with Google Richsnippets Articles.
  • New: Update to the latest Boostrap and FontAwesome
  • Removed: front-assets like jQuery Mouse Move, jQuery Swipe, jQuery Infinitescroll which are no longer needed.
  • New: Update POT file for language localisation.
  • New: adapt Javascript to JShint standard; HTML, CSS, PHP to the WordPress Coding Standard
  • New: Apply NodeJS, Grunt, Bower to compile LESS to CSS, combine and compress files
  • New: Replace “Related post” feature with default WordPress “Next/Previous post”
  • New: Inserting Header/Footer code snippet via Customizer is disabled due to security risks.
  • For more details on this major update, you can check out this post http://bit.ly/1Kej8Qq

1.1.0 =====

  • Fix: Twitter share link does not reflect symbols.
  • Fix: Facebook share do not show Featured Image.
  • Fix: Pagination of category page.
  • Fix: Blog page can’t show loading navigation technique as settings in Customize.
  • Fix: Performance issue on “Must Read Articles”
  • New: Add Tag choice to DW Focus News slider.

1.0.9 =====

  • Fix: Deactivate uploading Avatar
  • Fix: Bugs in Sidebar's carousel style
  • Fix: Reset customization settings when save general settings
  • Fix: DW Carousel widget doesn't start when interval time is set
  • Fix: Can not choose category for blog in customizer
  • Tweak: Set default layout for the archive pages
  • Tweak: Option to set meta info for DW Latest News widget
  • Tweak: Option for uploading 404 page logo

1.0.8 =====

  • Fix: The images of the posts are stretched in full width when printing it out
  • Fix: Broken avatar when uploading through backend.
  • Fix: Can't choose the meta infomation of post of the following widgets from Customize section: DW Focus: Popular News, DW Focus: Featured News, DW Focus: Category"
  • Fix: Can't choose meta infomation of post of DW Focus: Category widget when adding it to DW Focus: Tabs widget
  • Fix: Automatically display 3 blocks for category when choosing full width style.

1.0.7 =====

  • Fix: Disable / enable RSS, Login
  • Fix: Break layout when the tag is “span”
  • Fix: Overlap title in Headline widget
  • Fix: Minor bugs in style
  • New: Custom fonts Supported
  • New: Ready for translation
  • New: Support DW focus: latest news widget
  • New: Plugin “co-authors plus” supported

1.0.6 =====

  • Fix: Show the author info and category info of the following widgets: DW Focus: Recent News, DW Focus: Category.
  • Fix: Timestamp on DW Focus: Recent Comments widget displays incorrectly.
  • New: Add Style Selector settings to the Customize section in the back-end.

1.0.5 =====

  • Fix: Widgets do not work properly in WordPress 3.8.
  • Fix: Show the author info and category info of the following widgets: DW Focus: Featured News, DW Focus: Popular News.
  • New: Hire/ Display the top news in navigation settings
  • New: Layout full width page template.

1.0.4 =====

  • Fix: Posting time in headline, single post, widgets, comment is not correct.
  • New: Feature: Add favicon setting to Customize function.
  • New: Restyle to be compatible with DW Question & Answer plugin.

1.0.3 =====

  • Replace Theme Options with Customizer
  • Add missing context domains
  • Fix bugs of Social Share function
  • Fix bugs of Comment Date & Time
  • Fix bug of Print function
  • Fix bug of Small logo image

1.0.1 =====

  • Initial Release

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  1. DesignWall
    • Shop Owner

    Hi @pablonagy,

    DW Focus works fine with Contact Form 7, so you can easily create a contact form with this plugin. For the sidebar, DW Focus only supports 1 sidebar on the right at present (You can switch to the left though).

    DesignWall team

  2. pablonagy

    Is there a contact page? Couldn't find one in the demo! And was wondering if there it is considered the option of having two or more different sidebars. I'm on the verge of buying it!

  3. DesignWall
    • Shop Owner

    Hi @Kuala Bear,

    In DW Focus 1.2.3, we changed the following files:

    + assets/css/dw-focus.css
    + assets/css/dw-focus.css.map
    + assets/css/dw-focus.min.css
    + assets/less/_posts.less
    + assets/less/_widgets.less
    + content.php
    + inc/customizer.php
    + inc/init.php
    + languages/dw-focus.pot
    + style.css

    PS. It is really hard to list the lines of code with changes in this case.
    DesignWall team

  4. elaine ossipov

    just as a thought, mashable, should have rated this one #1. :D
    Thank you very much for the update guys, you are the best!!

  5. Kuala Bear

    Hi - can I have a detailed list of the changes in the latest update? I need to know exactly which lines of code have been changed/added.

    I've made some changes to the theme, so don't want to update the whole theme, only the lines of code you have updated.


  6. DesignWall
    • Shop Owner

    Hi @Kathryn Wilson,
    Thanks for sharing with us. We had contacted CM to help remove the DW Focus from free goods listing, however the process took longer than expected.

    We know this situation is not fair for those who purchased our DW Focus, and for all refund inquiry due to this circumstance (if any), we are willing to proceed.

    Our apology for causing this unexpected confusion.

    DesignWall team

  7. DesignWall
    • Shop Owner

    Hi @Ivan,
    We removed some option in the customize in the latest version 1.2.2 (Font selector, Style Selector... ), we will discuss about some options in the next version. However, if you want to change the color & font, you can go to the wp-content\themes\dw-focus\assets\css\dw-focus.css file.

  8. Kathryn Wilson
    • Purchased

    @DesignWall May be worth putting big notice at top of description to alert people to the unfortunate *giveaway* error and promote an offer (if you want).

    I have had someone direct msg me to source a copy *as advertised*. I have advised them of the error and rejected request, but can see how they got confused. Sorry it happened but shows people are looking at your product which is a desired outcome ;-)


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