Clear News


Press75 Clear News

Clear News is a well-crafted, responsive theme for your blog, news, or magazine website.

Clear News’ homepage features a bold full-width Featured Image above a grid of your latest posts, showcasing your most important articles. The theme’s homepage grid highlights photos and videos, while allowing easily social media sharing. It includes a unique slide-out menu for ultimate versatility for all users, across any device. A slide-out sidebar easily displays unique content with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger. The theme is compatible with Vimeo and YouTube for displaying your latest videos, with a simple location for you to paste in your video URL. The theme features several options for easy customization and you can easily display your Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ links below the menu button.

Whether you’re a casual blogger, dedicated news provider, or just looking to showcase your images and videos on — Clear News is a wonderful choice!

Responsive Layout

Clear News features a fully responsive layout — so your photos, videos, and text will display beautifully across mobile devices. All you need to do is add your content and the theme will display it properly for you.

Lovely Typography

Clear News looks lovely thanks to Merriweather, a modern serif font that closely harmonizes with the weights and styles of the entire serif family. Everything from titles to paragraph text has been optimized for a comfortable reading experience on all devices.

Press75 Clear News Menu

Menus and Navigation

Clear News features a slide-out menu that you can open and close by clicking or tapping the button in the upper-left hand corner of the browser window. The menu includes a search field for your site visitors to easily use to search your site. Clear News’ menu is mimicked with the slide-out drawer feature of the sidebar on the right side of the browser window. Within single posts, the Clear News theme allows easy next and previous arrow navigation.

Press75 Clear News Sidebar

Other Cool Things About Clear News

Clear News also supports Custom Backgrounds, Custom Menus, Widgets, and a Full-Width Page Template.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels):

  1. The homepage top full-width image should be at least 1024.
  2. The post/article featured image width is 1140.
  3. The sidebar widget area width is 300.


Clear News provides several options for homepage content, which are set under Appearance → Customize → Theme Options.

To set up an intro page:

  1. Go to Appearance → Customize → Theme Options.
  2. Select a static page to use for the the intro.
  3. You can set the page formatting to Standard width or Full Width. Choosing Full Width will display the page’s featured image.

Custom Menus

Clear News has one custom menu area. If there is no custom menu configured then the menu will display a list of your site’s pages. Learn more about setting up a Custom Menu.

Custom Header

Clear News supports Custom Headers. This header will appear above your site navigation, in the slide-out menu.

Custom Background

Clear News supports Custom Backgrounds. Like Custom Headers, you can either upload a new image or choose one from your Media Library. Once you’ve chosen your image, you will have several options for displaying the background. You can choose a background color instead of an image.


Clear News has one widget area. Information on the administration of widget areas can be found here.

The sidebar displays on all posts and pages, and can be accessed by clicking the toggle button in the upper right corner of the page. If you don’t add any widgets to the sidebar, the sidebar won’t be shown.

Social Media Icons

Clear News allows you to utilize social media icons for Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. These icons display on the left of the browser window, below the main menu icon. clear-news-icons

To have these icons display you will first need to configure the Sharing setting within the Settings –> Sharing area. Next, click “Connect” next to the social media that you would like to display here (Twitter, Facebook, or G+). After you have connected a social media network, you may navigate to the Appearance –> Customize area of the admin panel, and under the “Connect” tab you can now “link” your social media accounts to the icons.

Please review the following images to assist in location of options.