- Description: A 920px, fixed-width, 2-column, widget-ready theme. Its focus is for fun news blogs and sites. Features a custom home page, sidebars, and templates.
- Requirement(s): Wordpress 2.1+
- Download Theme ([download#17#hits]) | Live Demo
Free header image:
The first 20 people that request it, will get a free header image customized by me. Nothing complicated, just something that looks like the header on the live demo.
- Newspaper- / Magazine-style layout with a customized front page.
- Feature article listed on front page with a thumbnail.
- Specific styles for each type of page (category, archive, etc.).
- Customized sidebars for different pages of the site.
- Integrated WordPress 2.3 tag support.
- Placeholder divs for ads. Great sidebar sizes for Google AdSense ads.
- Three different sidebars that are all widget-ready.
- DomTab for the for the front page to allows users to quickly access information.
- Photoshop .psd files included for customizing your own images.
Need To Know:
- You should at least glance at the readme.txt file because it explains in detail how to use the features of this theme.
- See how to use optional excerpts to make a cleaner blog when using this theme.
- Learn how to upload images.
- Read up on using custom fields.
- Get the latest version of WordPress to make use of tags.
I started working on this theme immediately after I finished Newspaperize. I had a lot of issues with that theme that I tried to correct with this theme. Some problems were fixed easily. But, I also created a few other problems.
This is simply the journey of theme designing, I suppose.
For the most part, I’m satisfied with how this turned out. I’m not as satisfied as I was with Newspaperize, but I did reach a little outside the box as far as design and color schemes go with Magtastic. I wanted to brighten things up a little, add some color, and that’s exactly what I’ve done.
This theme’s a little “out there” for me, but I had fun with it. I’m sure there are millions of tiny bugs crawling around in it, so feel free to report them all.
Also, I will customize a header image for the first twenty people that ask for it here in the comments (I mean that I will just change the text in the image to your site name and add your site description if you want it).