NewStar is a flexible and dynamic WordPress magazine theme that is responsive and well-documented, has a flexible homepage layout and is incredibly easy to use. You have tons of flexible choices to display exactly what you want to do with a cool article teaser, there are no preset elements or blocks so you can constantly be changing the appearance of your website. For News magazines, newspapers, publishing and reviews websites, NewStar gives you comprehensive option panel, unique animated page Transitions and very distinctive typography, all completely customizable. This results in a fast and easy to use template that I think has a really nice style.
Now, the bad news. This themes rating has slipped to 4.36 on ThemeForest. That’s really not a great rating, so I’m not entirely sure that I can recommend this theme anymore. The consensus is that the customer support is just not up to snuff. Perhaps this is a fleeting issue that will be worked out in the near future, but it sounds like in addition to the customer support issues, the code quality is perhaps not as good as it should be, 583 lines of code inside style.css? That seems a bit high. In fact, it’s unbelievably High. The reviewer says 583 pages of code inside style.css, which I find very hard to believe. But, code quality does seem to be an issue overall and customer support has been a problem too. Look at this review.
They are hard to understand. I created a ticket and they refused it because they said my issue needed major modification, but its resolved by only changing a few line of codes. They were basic html/css stuff, not rocket science. The heartbreaking part is, there were similar public tickets which helped me to solve the issue. It feels like support person wasn’t in the mood to help me whatsoever.
That’s really a pretty dissatisfied customer, sounds like to me. I can’t blame them if they got frustrated by a lack of fast replies or knowledgeable help, that’s one of the worst things about buying a premium WordPress theme, you’re not really sure whether it’s going to work for you or whether you are fully supported. I guess in the end, I’m not going to recommend this WordPress theme and, fine, I take back the nice things I said about it, NewStar really doesn’t even look that nice anyway.
There, I said it.
Now, what kind of magazine themes do we recommend instead of NewStar? Well, we’ve built a massive selection of WordPress magazine themes that might be perfect for you. We only submit the very best themes to our Collections and weed out all of the templates that we don’t recommend, such as NewStar. If you see something in that magazine theme collection, you can be assured that it’s a fantastic quality, the support is highly regarded and it’s going to give you an awesome user experience. No junk allowed!