On the last day of May, premium theme company MyThemeShop launched its latest commercial release in the form of a magazine platform called Wildfire. Instead of giving off a traditional “newspaper” feel, Wildfire focuses on a clean, magazine-style layout that is both eye catching and effective in displaying a large amount of categorized publications on one website without losing the visitor due to its search function.
The top navigation bar comes complete with drop down menus for sub categories and is located at the very top of each page alongside social media icons for sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Below that and to the right, you’ll find a dedicated advertisement banner for granting impressions to your favorite sponsors and giving them exposure for you audience to click on and visit. The website logo slot is found on the left-hand side.
Featured Content Slider
The Featured Content Slider takes up the vast majority of your homepage’s width and can be toggled manually from the front end via the arrow shaped icons located on either side of the screenshot. From the back end, you can configure the slider module to rotate your entries automatically and give your magazine site a “live” feel that will entice visitors to stay longer.
The widgetized area on the right of the slider can be used to provide tabbed indices for most popular and recent posts, plus there is a Search Bar that allows visitors to search by category, post title, topic, etc. Each post within the slider comes with a text excerpt and Read More button for those that wish to go through to the full article.
When purchasing the Wildfire premium WordPress theme from MyThemeShop, you’ll automatically be given a product with a 100% responsive design. What this means for your website is that mobile device and tablet computer users won’t have to worry about horizontally thumb scrolling and pinching their way through any given page.
Best of all, this feature requires no code manipulation on the webmaster’s behalf. All the the functionality to make your site responsive is ready to go as soon as it is uploaded and activated as the default theme on your website.
There are a number of features that come standard with the Wildfire theme package. For one, you’ll have access to an easy to grasp Options Panel that will display controls that will allow even the most inexperienced website owners to perform major changes on the site. The shortcodes collection ensures you are able to enhance content and insert alert boxes, tabbed content, columned text, multimedia entries and more with just a few strokes of your keyboard.
Wildfire is localized and translation ready for those who need to administrate a website without having to rely on the English language, and there is built in SEO for maximizing search queries and gaining additional traffic from keywords that relate strongly to your content.
Wildfire also comes with unlimited color schemes. All you have to do is select the hexadecimal code for your page’s color scheme and let the theme’s framework do the rest.
Theme For Magazine Websites
If you own a magazine website that operates on the WordPress platform, Wildfire could be an ideal download that comes ready to use as soon as it is purchased and downloaded. All Google Fonts are included when you activate this theme, plus you’ll be able to easily connect with readers via the Integrated Social Media tools; ideal for gaining more followers and friends from sites like Facebook and Twitter.
To find out more about the Wildfire theme and how it looks in real time, view the Wildfire Live Demo.