Magazino Theme

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We’re really excited about our latest theme, Magazino. It is a pretty straight forward theme suited to magazine style blogs with a real focus on the imagery on the home page and archive pages. NB: For images to show up on the home page you must set the featured images for each post.

Magazino supports all the usual WordPress features like custom menus and widgets, and we’ve added some features which are often requested, like the ability to upload your own logo in place of the default text based title AND the ability to choose any color scheme you like. Literally you can use the color picker to change the main theme color to anything.

Theme Features:

  • Automatic image resizing and positioning for the slider and grid thumbnails. For each post the theme will first look for a featured image and use that for the slider and grid thumbanils, if there is no featured image it will look for the first image in the post content itself. Which ever image it uses it will automatically resize and position it as best it can for the slider and the grid. These two views have quite different proportions so we recommend you do not crop your featured images for the slider specifically because they will not look great in the grid view. Best just to upload a good sized version of an uncropped image in “regular” photo dimensions. It is impossible to do this perfectly for every image, but this will give the best results.
  • The best way to control what is featured on the home page is to check the sticky post box for those posts you want in the slider.
  • You can control various elements of the theme using the Customize options. Here you can do the following:
    • Choose the primary theme color using the handy color picker.
    • Upload your own logo to replace the standard text title
    • Enter the URL for each of your social profiles. These will appear as icons in the header.
    • Control the behaviour of the home page slider. You can set it to auto-advance, the delay on auto-advance as well as the slide effect (horizontal by default, vertical, tile slides or even a blind effect)
    • To find the customize options login to your site and visit the home page. In the WP Admin menu bar at the top of the page hover over your site name and you’ll see a drop down including “Customize”, choose this option.
    • The default theme language is English. You can also download the lang file in German (thanks to Björn).

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82 comments on “Magazino Theme
    • Hi Tim, not really. The problem is that the slider and grid have a fixed dimension, but users can upload pix in any dimension they like so just scaling them down to the appropriate width doesn’t mean the height will be the same. The only sure fire way to get the images precisely as you want them is to upload the featured images pre-cropped and sized to fit the dimension of the slider and grid.

    • Did you make a single post “sticky”? The slider shows latest posts by default, but if you set a single post as “sticky” it will only show that post. If you make several posts “sticky” it will slide all of them. We added this feature so you can choose to display certain posts in the slider regardless of when they were posted.

      • Please let me know

        1. how to show all posts or random posts in slider instead of sticky option which limits to the sticked or the default latest posts.

        2. Any way to show the posts that are being displayed as thumbnails ie; say, when posts page navigation page 5 is selected, all the posts (say 20 in grid as thumbnails) be shown in the slider one after other.

        3. The good option, if one can create a page, put the slider in it, show the selected posts as thumbnails in that page and navigation goes within that category.

        Thanks for your free theme. If its difficult to support, atleast give tips or guidance of code or options.

        • Hi MVL,

          1. If you unsticky all your posts the slider will by default show all the latest posts.
          2. Not easily. This would be some fairly major customization.
          3. This would also require loads of customization, much more than we can assist with here in the comments.

          Sorry that’s not as much help as you were wanting. We try to help with any minor adjustments, but we are not able to dive deep on major customizations due to the volume of requests.

          If you’d like professional help we can provide customization services. Just email us at and we can work up an estimate. Thanks.

          • I have all posts unsticking, but its only showing 10 latest posts. Please let me know if there any way to change it to 20 or more and is it possible to display random from all the posts.

  1. Thanks. but I have some post stiky but doesn`t run.
    I have the slider also in two pages named “TIPS” and “DIRECTORIO”. Curiously, in these both pages, the slider run perfectly. But not in HOME PAGE (inicio)

    could you help me?

    thausand Thanks.

    • Hi Paula, I’m really not sure what is cause this. Couple of questions for you:

      1. Have you altered the template files at all?
      2. How many posts are sticky?
      3. Are you running any other plugins? Sometimes plugins can clash and cause issues. Have you tried disabling all other plugins and seeing if that resolves the issue?
  2. Thanks for the answer.
    1. No
    2. Just now only 3
    3. I’ve tried disabiling all the plugins
    (Less next gen gallery and askimet)

    But, why runs the slider in other pages from my menu and not in home page?
    I have really tried thousand things.
    But not movement in home page. Yes in others.
    I thanks your answer,

    • Paula, have you tried disabling Nextgen and all other plugins? Your previous comment makes me think you have not tried this. A plugin clash is the most likely cause and you should be 100% suresure to test this before you do anything else.

      • Charles, and do you think it can be NGG? I think if it works in another pages like “Tips”, it can’t be. But maybe Paula. Try it and tell us!

  3. Thanks for the help. And sorry.
    The reason was the next gen. But it’s strange cause the slider from the beginning was running very well including with next gen in active. Something in the next gen in the last gallery?
    Maybe contain a bad gallery in one of the latest post?
    Any way, very thanks, and sorry for my insistence.
    Happy week end!!!!!!!

  4. What happened to all the other posts on this page? Used to be hundreds of questions/answers. There was a lot of good info on it.

    • In migrating to this new domain we didn’t pull over all the comments. We’ve still got them and will likely pull them across at some point. Is there something in particular you wanted to know?

    • Hi Celine, I’d look for plugins which will grab RSS feeds and display them in a widget which you can add to the home page widget area. I’m not familiar with a particular plugin that does this, but I am certain there will be plugins which achieve what you want.

    • Hi @kiddo,

      Yeah that is possible, what you have to do is make the logo full width and remove the social icon or move it below and then do a CSS to enlarge logo.

      This will require some theme customization, beyond the level of support we can provide here in the comments. Also making this change you should be sure to set up your theme as a child theme first so that future theme updates don’t overwrite your local changes. If you would like our help with this please email us at and we can provide an estimate.


    • Hi @kiddo,

      Yeah that is really possible.

      This will require some theme customization, beyond the level of support we can provide here in the comments. Also making this change you should be sure to set up your theme as a child theme first so that future theme updates don’t overwrite your local changes. If you would like our help with this please email us at and we can provide an estimate.


  5. Hi, can you tell me, how can i change number of thumbnails below the slider on homepage? No i have 12 thumbnails on homepage, but i need only 10.

  6. When I activate the theme, the slider does not appear at all on any page. Deactivating the theme and reactivating changes nothing and I can’t figure out what might be blocking it. Any idea?

    • Hi Anna, It is hard to say what is the issue without seeing your site. The theme layout has the slider on the default home page, but possibly you have set some other static page as your home page?

    • Hi Oneisha, adding a sidebar to the home page design would take some reasonably significant template customizations, certianly beyond the level of support we can provide here in the comments. If you need professional help with this please email us at and we can work out an estimate to make such customizations. Thanks

  7. Hi, thanks for the awesome theme! Is there a way to add a degree of transparency to the hover effect of the postbox so that the original image could be partially seen?

    • Hi @Robert,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Actually adding transparency or opacity effect to the hover is not the solution because what it currently does is hide the image using JS, if you need help, you can contact our support at


    • Hi Lorenza, I’m afraid I can’t answer that question simply. It really rather depends on the e-commerce plugin in question. We wrote about some of the options for WordPress ecommerce awhile back.

      You’ll need to investigate the plugins themselves and then try them with the theme to see if they work well. I expect some themes will work better than others, and we’ve never tried Magazino with a shopping cart plugin so I can’t be sure.

  8. Hello, i’d like to know if it’s possible to put to dividers below the site logo and between those dividers, i’d like to put some ads (maybe widget ads or just a plain gif or flash animation). is this possible? thank you.

    • Hi @kiddo,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Yeah it is possible
      1. If you use widget first you have to register new sidebar where you can add widgets
      2. Update header.php and add code in there to call for newly created sidebar
      3. or if you’d it to display manually or hardcoded yea it’s possible too, just update header.php file and you’re done

      Note: just make sure you’re using child-theme.

      If you need help you can contact our paid support at

      Hope that helps

  9. Hey guys I love the theme, but I have one thing I can’t figure out…how to change/set the home page thumbnail pic??? Can anyone enlighten me??

    • Hi Tim, At the bottom right of the post edit screen you will find a link to set the featured image for the page, set this for the slider. When you first installed the theme you would have been prompted to install a plugin which adds a secondary featured image option which you can use to set the featured image for the grid. This way you can set the ideal image size/crop for the slider and the grid. If you dismissed that prompt you can reinstall the theme and you’ll be prompted again.

      • Charles, thank you so much! I was going crazy because I couldn’t figure that out. I remember installing that, but in trying out different plugins I must have deleted it by accident. I’m rolling now though!

  10. Hello again, is it possible to put a text on the slider (sticky posts) like “Sponsored link” on the left or right below?

    • Hi @kiddo,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Yes it’s possible to add text BUT you need to get your hand dirty, in alt-homepae.php file, instead of using theme excerpt function replace it with the WP excerpt function so you have the ability to add link, if this sounds like techie for you then don’t hesitate to contact us at

      Hope that helps

  11. Hello, is it possible for one category to be shown on a particular grid (e.g. i have 8 grids, i want one category to be shown in the last grid).

  12. Since the latest update, the usual slider image size of 980×290 doesn’t fit as well anymore. I generally have a border around the image and no matter how I resize and reshape the graphic, the edges get cut off by about 5px. What would be the ideal size for featured images?

  13. Hello. How i fix my slider problem? I already changed the post from sticky to another format and the post still in the slider. What i’m doing wrong?


    • Hi Danilo, what is your slider problem? The slider displays the latest posts by default, but if you flag any posts as “sticky” then it will only display those sticky posts instead. If a particular post is in the slider then it means it is either one of the latest posts or is flagged as “sticky”.

  14. Since updating to 1.1.14 and now 1.1.15, I can get the front page slider to slide, it is constantly in a state of Pause? Any thoughts on how to resolve?
    Ive disabled plugs, reset and saved customisation options.

    • Hi Brent, this does *seem* like a plugin conflict. You said you tried disabling plugins. Did you disable all plugins at once to see if that helped?

  15. Hello,

    I have a problem with “Search” icon at the top of the page. It’s visible – and works – only while changing preferences (when left sidebar is on). But after that that dissapears. (Firefox browser). Any ideas?

    • Hi, I’m not quite sure what the problem is. The search feature on your site works fine in FF here. Did you manage to resolve this already?

  16. I did some cross-browser testing and everything seems to be ok. The problem is only on my computer. I’ll have to live with it, I guess. Take care, and thanks for the theme!

  17. Hi,
    Can you chose which posts appear as thumbnails on the home page?
    I only want selected posts in the grid if it’s possible.
    Thanks for the theme!

    • HI Katie, this isn’t possible right out of the box. As coded the grid shows all the latest posts. You can control the Slider posts using the ‘sticky posts’ functionality of WordPress, but not the grid. You could customize the template to only show posts from a particular category but this will require some code wrangling.

      • Thanks Charles.
        We have a web developer working with us who have experience in coding, so if we did want to customise the template to show posts for a category or maybe a tagged post, how and where would we change this in the code?
        Thanks for your fast reply!

    • Hi Daniel, by default the slider displays the latest posts with the clickable title and excerpt layered on top of the image. Seems you’ve removed this from the theme template so removed the link.

    • Hi @aure,

      Thanks for using our theme

      So what happen if you add featured thumbnail? does it give you error message? can you by chance send screenshot, error that would be help

      Aslo did you try re-installing core again?

      Hope that helps

    • Hi Joy, I don’t think what you describe is possible ‘out of the box’ with this theme. Would require some template code customization.

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