Free Newspaper 8.5 to 9.1 theme activation Keys


Free Newspaper 8.5 to 9.1 theme activation Keys

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Free Newspaper 8.5 to 9.1 theme activation Keys

The theme is great, support is even better. But then again, on a lovely rainy day, I decided to make another staging area on my Google compute instance. So I installed Ubuntu, edited files to make it ready connecting to Server Pilot, installed it, and finally added WordPress app. I decided to start the staging area with the latest version of my Newspaper theme. I logged in to Envato and downloaded the theme.

I tweaked the files according to my previous article on version 8 activation.
I uploaded and applied the theme. The surprise I got for this Christmas was just what I needed: The theme activation did not work! Oh, man… but after a thorough investigation through the, td_ajax.php I found a couple of solutions. The easiest one is to:

  1. navigate to /wp-content/themes/Newspaper/includes/wp_booster/td_ajax.php
  2. find this: if (self::self_check($id, $ec, $ad) === true) { 
    (which should be located on line 926)
  3. And change it to: if (self::self_check($id, $ec, $ad) === false) {

Save the file and that’s it.


To activate the theme use MANUAL activation link:

Go to admin dashboard > Newspaper > Activate theme > click Activate the theme manually (which is located all the way down in the footer)
You can put anything you like. Here’s mine:
Envato purchase code:
TagDiv activation key:

Click Button ACTIVATE => Done

Theme activation
Theme successfully activated using manual activation. Thanks for buying our product.


I received a lot of help requests in the last few months. All of them came from people with the theme version acquired from who knows where. I do not support this theme nor do I have time to do so, especially for non-original versions. Most of those theme versions are changed somehow, and this activation workaround might not work. Please do not ask me to fix things (who knows what) for you. Debugging is time-consuming and some things require admin access to your website or even hosting access.

However, I am available for hire.
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