Newspaper theme 9 activation nag

According to GPL licence Newspaper theme can be edited the way you want, and you can share its code or your modifications when or where you like it.

If TagDiv team hold the rights to block WordPress with their annoying pop-up activation notice, so does everyone else hold the right to modify the PHP file to unblock WordPress from TagDiv’s annoying pop-up activation notification.
I hold my right not to register the theme with the activation code given to me. I do not want to register because I do not want them to know who I am or where I am using their product. I have right on Privacy, I have every right to keep my license unexposed to the internet or to the TagDiv team. TagDiv is earning a lot of money for a GPL product, they should stop forcing other people with their activation nag by blocking WordPress functions, and leave the WordPress out of it.

Here is my code:

  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.


If you can’t do it yourself, you can hire me to do it for you.
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  1. Tema ativado com sucesso usando a ativação manual. Obrigado por comprar nosso produto.

    Passando pra relatar que deu certo uma abraço por trás bem apertado kk brincadeira amigão muito obrigado

  2. Hi friend. You said you can write to me about this theme. How do I update the theme? I didn’t get my theme on envato. I bought it from a friend. Do you charge an additional fee for the update?

    • Hi. I don’t understand what are you saying but if you bought the theme from your friend then you should ask for your money back. If you buy the theme from Envato then you can update the theme right after the new version comes out.
      I do not resell nor I charge any fees. You mixed things up. On my blog you can find file modification codes, nothing else. To find out more please look up for GPL license which ships with the theme you bought from your friend.

    • Bro, I have been trying to do it on 9.7 version but I can’t find the td_ajax.php file in the new version.

      Help please.

  3. I do not have a C-panel but reseller hosting.

    How do I get the file path

    Please Help!

    • Hello Fashanu. Be careful on which theme version you are using. The new version (10) doesn’t have to be activated to function properly. However, original (bought) theme will not have any issues with this method of skipping/overriding ‘real’ activation. But if you are using non-original theme, then you might get an error.

      Have in mind that “cloud library” can’t be used without using your real activation key.

  4. Hi bro Kenobi can you tell me that how to activate newspaper theme Iam very worried. Hope to reply from you soon thanks

  5. I activated my theme using the steps you showed. it successfully said activated but i realised that featured images on posts do not show. I have checked the featured image settings and it is turned on still it does not show. what else can i do please


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