We advise you to install all recommended plugins to enjoy all the theme features. It’s easy to install and activate them in one click.
Follow these steps after you activated Newsblock:
- Go to Appearance → Install Plugins.
- Select all the plugins in the list and choose Install from the Dropdown menu.
- Click Apply.
You may also install plugins by simply clicking the Begin Installing Plugins link in the notification message that appears after theme activation.
In order to comply with the WordPress Theme Requirements, we use an external library for extending the WordPress Customizer controls. It allows us, as theme developers, to create advanced options with live-preview and keep theme code clean and fast-performing. The Kirki Toolkit plugin can be safely deactivated after you have finished configuring Newsblock.
Powerkit is our own in-house plugin, hosted in the official WordPress repository. It extends the basic features of the theme and includes a lot of advanced components to your website, like share buttons, social links, social integrations, Retina images, and others.
If you install Newsblock on an existing site, you need to regenerate thumbnails with this plugin.
Newsblock comes with integrated support for the following plugins:
Contact Form 7
Used for creating contact forms.
Post Views Counter
Used for displaying and counting post views.
SEO by Yoast
Used for managing SEO fields, like page titles and descriptions, as well as OpenGraph meta tags (for displaying correct metadata, when sharing on social media).
The most popular online shop plugin for WordPress.
The official WordPress plugin for creating AMP version of your posts.
In order to enable AMP versions of your posts, simply install and activate this plugin.
A plugin created by the WordPress core developers used for assigning multiple authors to one post and for creating guest authors without registering them as users in the WordPress dashboard.
Adds Schema Structured Data to improve Google search snippet of your posts.
A light-weight plugin for inserting Google Analytics code snippet to your site.