MySocial is a journal WordPress theme suitable for blogs and magazine websites. HappyThemes provides this theme with free and premium versions with certain limitations in free version. We only suggest free version if you have no budget, because it has very few and limited features. Whereas premium package offers lots of benefits like advanced customization options, custom widgets, styling support etc.
This theme can be used as a blog, news site or a marketing type website to promote reviews and banners. The flexible widgetized layout and unique homepage will surely generate many page-views.
Why MySocial WordPress Theme ?
Homepage Overview : Just check the demo that shows how every blog post is shown clearly in excerpt style. Bloggers can show all new posts on homepage accompanied by a featured image, attractive title and excerpt attached with “Read more” link. The line spacing and free space left among columns improves overall reading experience. Despite showing many post entries and widget sections, it still maintains a clear presentation style.
Featured post entries looks good as they are shown in wide layout. The left side shows thumbnails, and right side shows title/details. Sidebar is still available as optional area for homepage and all other pages. You can choose layout style for homepage and all areas which decides if user will see your contents with sidebar or full-width style.
Widgets / Advertisement : We don’t really suggest using plenty of plugins to display advertisements in website. MySocial WordPress blogging theme is powered by advanced ad listing widgets. Therefore, internet marketers or bloggers can display banners in header, footer, sidebar, single posts and other locations. The options panel and widget area will show you easy way to insert banners.
So, affiliate marketers and Ad sense users can always display advertisements around contents to earn some revenue. The demo shows only simple blog style, but administrators can use layouts and other options to turn it into magazine or news style portal.
What We Liked In HappyThemes Blogging Theme ?
Header Layout : The header layout will decide how your visitors are going to navigate around different categories and content sections in your blog platform. You will see two menus in header to promote all top level pages, and news categories. The header also consist of space to display a logo image, a banner and search box.
Drop-down menu support will show additional links which could be sub-categories for main topics. For e.g., you can add “Sport” category in main menu and then insert Cricket, Football, and Badminton as sub-categories in drop-down list. Those people who uses premium version can use menu in floating style, which optional. The floating mode keeps your navigation bar always visible when user is scrolling on website.
Back To Top Button : If you have ever browsed news or magazine articles then you must have felt boring while scrolling on long pages. HappyThemes has developed special floating button that is always visible on bottom right corner. User can click this button and reach onto the top of the page. Hence, lots of time can be saved that is required in manually scrolling.
Widget Support : MySocial magazine WP theme is capable to serve lots of additional contents using widget areas. If you use sidebar and footer wisely then you can promote banners, featured posts, latest posts, categories and many other stuff. The Pro version comes with special widgets to display Most Viewed Posts, Random Posts, Social links.
Widget area is mostly used to promote website contents and banners. Bloggers can use widgets to display author details, contacts, custom menu links, call to action banners etc.
MySocial Magazine Theme : More Details
Theme Options Panel : MySocial WordPress theme can be used by all type of users : novice and expert. No previous coding skill is needed to maintain of setup your magazine or blog platform. If you know basic of WordPress and follow documentation then you can have your site running in little time. The demo setup files, plugins and built-in options will bring changes in few clicks.
The theme options page will have list of fonts to setup typography and color options to choose best color skin. You can edit font style, background, colors, page layouts, header elements, navigation links, and every stuff using mouse clicks.
Single Post : Any blog that promotes contents is going to connect user to the single blog post. That means, user will come to your site and browse post entries from home or category pages. But, finally user will be on single post screen to read full article. So, this is the page where user will finally come to browse interesting contents.
HappyThemes has tried to offer some top level engaging features which can involve user into some activities. For e.g. Related posts list will take user to the other article, and social sharing buttons will provide easy way to share contents. The author box will show the biography or writer and comments section provides a discussion space to the readers.
Responsive : We have tested the demo over smart phones, tablet and many devices to check responsive feature. And it really proved excellent for all kind of screen sizes with landscape or portrait style. The adaptive layout easily adjust menu bar, single post, images, and videos as per screen size. You can instantly check responsive feature by resizing browse window in your laptop.
Finally it’s time to conclude to long discussion and we would say that, this is best responsive WP theme so far.