May has been a month full of premium theme releases, and with the end of the 31-day cycle at hand, Magazine3 announced earlier this week that its latest release is a newspaper/magazine download called GeneralPress. The newest theme is aimed at virtual news sites that have a specific need for publishing a large amount of categorized content while maintaining a clean, organized layout that is both easy to navigate and responsive.
On Tuesday, the Magazine3 staff stated that they are “very excited to release our new theme GeneralPress WordPress theme on web. GeneralPress is a multipurpose WordPress magazine theme with classic colors so it can be used for any type of blog or website. It works great with general news websites & niche specific sites. This is our 22nd WordPress theme that we have released.”
Above all, GeneralPress comes with a responsive design that will automatically shift the layout of your site’s content to fit the screen size of today’s mobile phones and tablet computers. Everything from the iPad to the iPhone is covered in this facet, and there is no code manipulation necessary in order to make this feature work.
When a smart phone or tablet computer user enters a responsive site, he/she will be able to receive a customized view that will minimize thumb scrolling and pinching; thus allowing that person to easily navigate without the need to horizontally scroll through several sections of a page. With a responsive site, you can cater to small screen users as soon as you activate the theme and not have to worry about downloading an extra plugin and worrying about its compatibility. This doesn’t mean that large desktop monitors won’t be able to view your site correctly, it only means that each screen size (from the smallest to the largest) will see your site’s content in a different format.
GeneralPress also comes with built in SEO options that will maximize search queries and make it easier to obtain new traffic when individuals search key terms that relate to your news content. When purchasing the GeneralPress theme, you are guaranteed full support with the option to contact Magazine’s tech staff directly via email or forums.
Mainly, this theme is directed as news service markets that have a large content base and want to get stories published in a timely manner within several categories. At the very top, you will find room for your logo and a brief description, with an ad banner located on the right hand side for giving sponsors the ability to receive impressions and encourage your readers to support your efforts. You’ll find a navigation bar next (with drop down menus for sub categories), and a Live News Ticker for breaking news.
Below that, there is a featured stories area that includes an automatically rotating slider on the left that will scroll main entries while two other slots on the right will show secondary posts. This region is ideal for getting the most out of your most important material.
The secondary feed shown below can be used to published categorized entries.
You can also create a separate section for your latest news stories and feature them on the homepage.
GeneralPress is completely widgetized and able to showcase custom widgets that can give visitors one click access to social media feeds, recent comments, meta info, search functions, etc.
If you’re looking for a sleek, premium WordPress theme that is capable of turning your news blog site into a full-fledged breaking news outlet, then GeneralPress is a great option that can be used to take your website, and its overall design, to the next level.