Meet another genesis child theme by Zigzagpress released as Plugged. This Magazine theme has best homepage which enables you to create unique front page layouts. The theme already has widgets and custom options required to create attractive homepage.
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If you check demo then you will understand that it has nothing that is provided in ordinary magazine WordPress themes. Though you are still going to get all traditional feature that is provided with regular blog and magazine themes.
So it’s all upto you to decide whether you want to choose modern magazine style like demo or traditional layouts. The options panel will give you access to all types of page layouts and styling options. Hence, you can easily develop an elegant and content friendly magazine site.
Brutal ZigzagPress : Genesis Theme
Homepage Details : Zigzagpress Plugged Magazine
This is most amazing WordPress magazine template I have ever seen on internet. There are countless free and premium WP themes available but this is not among that. Developers has crafted everything thoroughly to help you take benefit of each and every corner. If you just look over header, footer, body area, sidebar then you will see lots of widgetized areas. Every section has it’s own styling options and content integration features.
The entire front-page is developed with widgetized layout. So Plugged WordPress theme is going to be a best genesis child theme for any one who needs news type portal. Magazine sites are mostly developed to share news on fashion, technology, lifestyle, travel and good. All these niche requires you to use photos to attractive readers. Therefore, you will get featured image support and all your stories will be highlighted using beautiful thumbnails.
The homepage needs to be setup using custom widgets provided in package. So you have to pick Genesis content widgets to display featured posts from any categories. Not only that, you are also going to get other widgets to display custom page templates, banners, featured posts and other stuff on homepage. The full-width front-page gives you much more space to create best website that would easily stick to visitor’s eye.
Homepage provides boxed and wide layouts : so you can switch over to any one.
Other Best Features : Plugged Genesis Child Theme
3 Header Layouts : Looking at header area in demo shows a beautiful place to display links and brand logo. This theme offers header with different options where you can add social links, custom text on the top of header. The middle section is good for brand logo and tag-line. Along with that, you can never forget to display custom menus links. Hence, visitors can easily browse social profile links, page templates and magazine categories.
But not all people are satisfied with single layout style. So Zigzagpress Plugged theme gives you total 3 choices which shows all these contents in different style. The top header bar shows text on left and social icon links on right. The middle section can display logo in middle and menu in bottom, or logo on left and menu on right. If you want to display banner (728×90) then it can display logo on left, banner on right and navigation bar on bottom.
You should look at the header screen-shot to understand what exactly I am trying to explain.
Blog Template : Genesis Plugged theme has archive and blog templates. The blog page is very helpful when you want to start a simple blog type website. The blog template shows all entries in list view mode having featured image and excerpts. The sidebar is also provide with blog page and single post. So authors can use banners, categories, search and other widgets for sidebar. The sidebar layout includes left and right positions so you can choose any one. If you don’t need sidebar then you can select full-width mode which uses all space for contents.
Final Words :
The demo shows that Plugged genies theme has best widgets like Newsletter, Recent posts, Categories, Advertisement banners, Social links etc. So readers will easily involved into browsing more contents on your site. The articles look awesome with bold heading font and clean layout used for content body area. You will see author box below every post which is good way to introduce author with readers.
The theme has WordPress customizer which uses visual mode to change fonts, colors, layouts and everything. So any one is eligible to start a magazine, news or blog style website with this genesis child theme. The documentation provides detail on how to setup website like demo. Or you could use your own concept to create a unique magazine website.
The theme shows large featured image on the top of every blog post with bold title. So this is good way to impress readers at the first sight. I recommend this WordPress magazine to any one who needs a light weight and responsive website that works on all types of devices. This theme has infinite options for colors, styling and typography so it has covered stylish as well as simple authors.