Mission News is a classic news WordPress theme with a modern twist. It features a three column newspaper-like design that can transform any WordPress install into a professional news site.

Responsively designed

Despite the old-school look, Mission News adapts fluidly to any screen size. Try it out on your phone to see how the mobile menu slides into view and handles even the most complex navigation with ease. With more visitors consuming news from their mobile devices every day, it’s essential to have a site that presents all the same content and options on mobile as on desktop computers.


Advertising is an essential part of the business model for a news site, and you’ll find plenty of support in that regard. Mission News has eight widget areas scattered throughout the template allowing you to include advertisements anywhere you want on your site.


This news theme also comes with plenty of functionality for quick customization. There are nine layouts that remove and reposition the sidebars into different compositions. You can set a layout for an entire post type at once and also change the layout of any individual post or page on your site.

Developer friendly

For developers, Mission News is easy to customize and work with too. It is completely child theme compatible and every function in the theme is overridable.


While there are quite a few features included in the free theme, Mission News also has a premium companion plugin called Mission News Pro that will add powerful new customization tools.

  • 50+ Social Media Icons
  • Individual post/page layouts
  • Recent Posts Extended widget
  • WooCommerce support
  • bbPress support
  • Custom excerpt length
  • Show/hide any site element
  • West Chester