Say hello to our newest theme, Blogzine! It is the little brother of the popular Magazino theme, featuring many of the same stylings and customization options but reflecting a more traditional blog layout. Download info below.
You can easily upload your own logo or background image, choose any primary theme color and it has a really flexible home page slider. With the slider you can feature the latest posts (default) or control which posts to feature using the sticky posts feature of WordPress. Overall a really nice, clean and flexible theme.
This theme is only available to WP Themes subscribers, but it is free to join and when you do we’ll instantly send you the download link for this theme. Grab it now…
We’re really excited about our latest theme, Magazino. It is a pretty straight forward theme suited to magazine style blogs with a real focus on the imagery on the home page and archive pages. NB: For images to show up on the home page you must set the featured images for each post.
Magazino supports all the usual WordPress features like custom menus and widgets, and we’ve added some features which are often requested, like the ability to upload your own logo in place of the default text based title AND the ability to choose any color scheme you like. Literally you can use the color picker to change the main theme color to anything.
Automatic image resizing and positioning for the slider and grid thumbnails. For each post the theme will first look for a featured image and use that for the slider and grid thumbanils, if there is no featured image it will look for the first image in the post content itself. Which ever image it uses it will automatically resize and position it as best it can for the slider and the grid. These two views have quite different proportions so we recommend you do not crop your featured images for the slider specifically because they will not look great in the grid view. Best just to upload a good sized version of an uncropped image in “regular” photo dimensions. It is impossible to do this perfectly for every image, but this will give the best results.
The best way to control what is featured on the home page is to check the sticky post box for those posts you want in the slider.
You can control various elements of the theme using the Customize options. Here you can do the following:
Choose the primary theme color using the handy color picker.
Upload your own logo to replace the standard text title
Enter the URL for each of your social profiles. These will appear as icons in the header.
Control the behaviour of the home page slider. You can set it to auto-advance, the delay on auto-advance as well as the slide effect (horizontal by default, vertical, tile slides or even a blind effect)
To find the customize options login to your site and visit the home page. In the WP Admin menu bar at the top of the page hover over your site name and you’ll see a drop down including “Customize”, choose this option.
The default theme language is English. You can also download the lang file in German (thanks to Björn).
If you like this theme please help us get the word out but sharing on G+, Facebook and Twitter. Every little mention is much appreciated.
UPDATE 7/3/13 – We’ve just submitted an update to WordPress which will be available just as soon as it is approved. The update addresses the buggy behaviour in the image handling and adds new functionality to enable you to control how the home page slider works.
Update 13/3/13 – The latest update to Magazino, 1.0.3, is now available from WordPress. This *should* address the buggy image handling. This new version also adds some really nice customization features to control the behaviour of the slider.
Check out our latest theme, Noteworthy. It’s a magazine style theme with a heavy focus on the featured images, and is heavily inspired by the design of USAToday.com, infact you could call it an homage.
It supports all the usual WP features like custom menus and widgets, and also has a nice reveal/hide search box and some handy social links top of the sidebar. Couple of other things to note about this theme:
You must define featured images for your posts if you want an image to display on the home page or archive pages.
By default the home page featured article and the list of featured articles just displays the most recent posts, but the theme is coded so that you can define what exactly appears here using the built in sticky posts feature of WordPress. The latest sticky post will be the main feature with the big image while older sticky posts will be list to the right of this. That won’t be to everyone’s taste, but we did it like this because we wanted to be able to control what was featured at the top of the page. The tiled posts will always just be the latest.
UPDATE 01/03/13 – Just updated the theme with much better handling/resizing of thumbnails