Monte is a magazine WordPress theme for fashion, politics, health and other topics. It is best magazine theme by WPZOOM so far, suitable for bloggers and content writers. The theme includes awesome responsive layout that would make your site work on smart phone, iPad, Tablet and all devices. The theme is popular because of flexible widgetized homepage layout that creates the entire foundation for homepage.
If you check the demo then you will find widget space on header, below post, footer, sidebar and everywhere. The visual customizer, ready widgets and built-in options panel makes it best journal template for modern bloggers.
Monte WordPress Theme – Homepage Overview :
Widget Optimized : As I just revealed that WPZOOM has used widget as main entity to construct homepage area. So, you are always going to add all desired contents on homepage area. The widget sections appears just below the home slider, this is the place to promote latest posts. You will find WPZOOM widgets collection to display posts from categories.
Monte has homepage carousel slider that shows many posts with navigation bar to scroll over the other pages. You can display selected category posts and recent blog posts and other stuff in widget areas. Apart from that, you can also insert “Instagram Widget” in footer area to display in box or full-width horizontal style. The header right section includes space to display social links.
Other sidebar also proves as best widget section as it is visible easily with all pages and posts. You can use sidebar and footer to promote recent posts, magazine category, banners, social links, twitter updates, author bio and everything you like. Footer consist of 4 columns space, and sidebar also has good space.
All these widget sections are managed from single widget management page under “Appearance”. You can drag and drop widgets in any place and make changes in widget style as you like. Widget friendly template saves a lot of time while helping you to promote desired contents anywhere. The homepage slider appears on the top of the page covering big space to display featured images and content box.
User can scroll through slides with navigation arrows or just wait for slider to make transition automatically. This type of frontpage design can improve browsing experience by showing lots of best and latest contents on homepage area.
WPZOOM Magazine Theme Best Features :
Sticky Menu : The header includes two menus so you will be having good space to highlight all the contents. As you start scrolling down, the top menu will automatically disappear and it will again appear when you scroll up side. The footer has one more menu which 3rd navigation bar for the entire site. The floating menu is always going to be visible so this is ideal place to display all top level category or page links.
The header shows social links using Social Icons widget developed by WPZOOM. So yo are getting total 3 menus : Top menu, Main menu and Footer menu to connect user with entire site.
Sliding Sidebar Panel : Monte WordPress theme also has sliding sidebar just like all other latest WPZOOM templates. This sidebar is invisible and it only appears when you click button shown on the top right with main menu. This sidebar layout is compatible for mobile devices too. You can create different widgets that are visible only on mobile devices.
Infinite Scroll : If you have checked the homepage demo properly then you will find “Load more posts” button below latest posts area. This feature can automatically load more posts as you scroll down the page. You can also show a button that loads previous posts with single click. This feature comes from “Jetpack” plugin which also provides masonry gallery support and other features.
Monte Other Benefits and Features :
Single Post : The single blog post or any article in demo shows certain common features with every article. This is called single post layout which improves the way user interact with contents. The single post shows social share buttons, related post entries and galley listing options. These features are supported by Jetpack plugin.
The bottom post area has one widget box which can show anything in there. This is also known as “Below Post” widget section ideal to display newsletter box, calls to action, banner, or other stuff.
Theme Customizer : You can not only create custom layout for magazine website but also personalize the look for every content. The styling options and visual customizer will open lots of possibilities to improve website presentation. The “Live Customizer” let’s you make changes easily while showing immediate preview. You can also customize fonts, colors, background, widgets order, menu and everything.
Responsive Layout : WPZOOM Monte WP theme has mobile compatible sidebar and truly responsive layout. So, your readers are going to view slider, single post, header and everything nicely on small screens. You can test demo over desktop browsers and all handy devices. This is best magazine and blogging theme so far from this developer.
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