On October 31st, Magazine3 released its 17th premium WordPress theme, CelebrityGossip. The company’s founder Matt Kaludi hinted that the latest, fully responsive premium release was the result of “reaching out to a specific niche audience” and added that “CelebrityGossip is a WordPress theme for Entertainment websites, Gossip blogs & Celebrity News sites. CelebrityGossip theme has all the things that a successful entertainment website needs.”
The new product is part of a premium theme catalog that includes popular niche items such as Fit & Healthy and Traveller.
CelebrityGossip – A Closer Look
The fact that CelebrityGossip is 100% responsive adds an enormous amount of value to the product from the get-go, due to the fact that it will automatically adjust your site’s content to the screen size of each visitor. This means that the increasing number of individuals who browse from smart phones and table computers won’t have to bother with excessive thumb-scrolling, pinching, etc. in order to read text or view important sections.
There is a lot to like about this theme, starting with its “Trending” region located at the very top of the homepage, which is accompanied by your website’s logo, social media icons, search function and navigation bar. Of particular interest is the mini news feed slider at the top right that showcases three stories and can be configured via the Control Panel to automatically rotate.
The Featured Area can display as many as five stories through its unique imagery, which links to separate stories with one image larger than the other four. There is room for a headline within each featured image to entice readers to click through and view the full post.
SEO And Advertisement Options
As you would expect, CelebrityGossip comes with built in Search Engine Optimization, and many webmasters will be happy to learn that the theme also works hand-in-hand with many of the popular WordPress.org plugins currently on the market; putting full control of SEO at the owner’s discretion.
There are a total of six different advertisement banner regions within this theme; all of which can be toggled on or off with the click of a mouse or mobile device button. You’ll also find an advertising widget for sidebar placement as well.
Thanks to the “Drag & Drop” feature that’s compatible WordPress 3.0 Navigation and comes standard with Magazine3 premium themes, you can set up your navigation bar in moments. You can even customize the thumbnail type in order to give your featured area a unique look that best fits your news site’s goals.
For our WPHub.com readers who would like a full list of features and goodies, I’ve included a screenshot below that goes into more detail.
There a five pricing packages to choose from for those who are interested in becoming a Magazine3 member. All plans include lifetime theme support and updates, documentation & tutorials, free installation and logo PSD file. The difference between the payment options comes from being able to use this theme for one site or unlimited domains, whether you can remove the footer link as well as the inclusion of layout elements.