Review : Magazine by Themify is a professional and elegant news editorial WordPress theme with retina ready platform. The theme is designed with 3 columns and themify builder plugin is extra supported to select best design and layouts from the endless features. The theme can build all type of complex magazine or news grid layout as you find on BBC, CNN and other reputed news sites. All these sites are loved because of popularity and mainly the their online news sites structured with perfect typography and design. A news ticker is also attached on the top of the page above slider so that readers can have look at the flash news headlines from homepage or inner pages. The auto scrolling support of news ticker bar can display large amount of news lines with small bar.
Another good thing about news ticker is that it not only shows news headline with plain text but attached link, so that if users finds it interesting then they can click and instantly open the full story page of the selected headline. Magazine Theme of Themify gives you control buttons on the news ticker bar to pause the auto scrolling news or manually go back or forward with arrow buttons. There are 2 menus given on the header, 1 is at top most position with social media buttons on the right side. And another one is made of big and colorful bar to add news category and icon text to improve style of the menu text. The mega menu concept is used for the menu section so when you mouse over category you will not find simple drop-down list but wide drop-down panel with four featured thumbnail of the latest post from that category and custom subcategory list selected by you.
There are four advertisement blocks used on the top of homepage of Themify Magazine theme, because most of the news site gets high traffic load on the front-page. And adding banners in smooth mode may increase the click rate of the adsense ads as they will look like news banner. Let me describe the four banner positions on the homepage 1) header (above slider) 2) Below slider 3) left side of the slider 4)right side of the slider. All these banners sizes are different according to space available for individual section. The related posts are shown with every single news post / page of the site and there is one optional rectangle banner also displayed with related posts. Related posts are displayed with list view style and not the grid row style.
Magazine WordPress Theme has most flexible structure with seven post layouts and 6 sidebar options which makes total 42 possibilities. Social sharing icons are displayed with every post be default so that you increase your traffic by getting more shares from the visitors. Social buttons are given for the majority social platforms like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and more. Footer menu has total space of 4 columns to add the widget for featured posts, about us, recent Flickr image and more. Menu and social links are also available on the footer as shown with header, with multiple locations for this important element you will get extra advantage. “Back to Top” stylish big button is placed at the starting of footer panel, this function brings user to the top of the page with 1 click only.
Magazine Theme Features List :
- Mobile slide menu support
- Retina ready design
- Multiple sidebar and layout options
- Various ad blocks around homepage contents
- Excellent icon font (360+ icons available)
- Breaking news ticker bar
- Related posts with advertisement block
- Social share option with every post
- Six color skins available
- Styling section for color, background, fonts