Activate your Newspaper 8 theme

UPDATE: If you are looking to activate version 8.5 and up, then see this post:
Newspaper 8.5 theme activation.

I bought the theme, but do not want to activate it. There are so many reasons, a valid reasons for this.
Starting with their newest update if you do not activate your theme, the theme soon starts with harassing, which is totally against any ethics and buyers rights.

I found this nice workaround on the internet which worked fine for me. So the next time I download newest version from Envato I can upgrade my theme without having to experience any nags from it.

Here you go:

To fix Newspaper 8.0 activation, you must change file “td_ajax.php” which is located in


Replace this:

private static function td_validate_data($id, $ec, $ad) {
if (md5($id . $ec) == $ad) {
return true;
} else {
return false;

with this:

private static function td_validate_data($id, $ec, $ad) {
if (md5($id . $ec) == $ad) {
return true;
} else {
return true;


Go admin Cp > Newspaper > Activate theme > click Activate the theme manually (which is located all the way down in the footer)
Envato purchase code: (or any)
TagDiv activation key: (or any)

Click Button ACTIVATE => Done

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

Here the theme won’t bother you anymore.

I would like to apologize to tag-div team, but guys, making the theme to bother its owners is just not right. You can’t and it is not right thing to force anyone to do anything.


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  1. Hello, can’t find This =>” Activate the theme manually (which is located all the way down in the footer)”

    Can you give a link to that particular page?


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