Dynamic News is our first theme on WordPress.com and is quite popular so far. The theme is an advanced version of zeeDynamic with a focus on usability and an easy setup. It was greatly improved during the theme review process with the help from the awesome Theme Wranglers at Automattic (Thanks again, Michelle).
We have received a lot of requests the past months to offer Dynamic News for self-hosted WordPress.org installations as well. Although the design was already available with the zeeDynamic theme we do not want to keep back the improved version for WordPress.org users.
Why do you not update zeeDynamic?
Dynamic News comes with complete new theme options based on the Theme Customizer rather than an own theme options panel in the backend. Furthermore the magazine front page template works with widgets instead of a static layout configured within the theme options. Dynamic News also uses the retina ready Genericons icon font for social icons.
Due to these major changes a simple update was not really possible and would have caused too much confusion.
Free Download for zeeDynamic users
Of course all existing users of zeeDynamic wo have purchased the PRO version will get the Dynamic News theme for free. In case you want to use the improved features of Dynamic News you can simply switch from zeeDynamic, you only have to reconfigure the theme options once. If you’re happy with zeeDynamicPro, you can just continue to use it and nothing will change.
About Dynamic News
Dynamic News is a responsive theme with strong colors and bold fonts. The theme is perfect for news and magazine websites as well as blogs. The main highlights of Dynamic News are its configurable magazine-style front page template and featured post slider.