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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233 thoughts on “Magazino Theme

  1. Michael says:

    The featured images do not appear in the grid. Instead there are a black boxes. Deleting and reloading the images has not fixed the problem. Are there other steps to troubleshoot?

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Michael did you install the secondary featured image plugin when prompted on installation of the theme?

  2. minhamosca says:

    Is it possible to add text underneath the images in the homepage grid? Or have text over an opaque image?

    I’m sorry for the repeat question, but I’m working offline [instantwordpress] and Elto, because of that, is not accessible. Can I find a way somewhere else?

    Thank you in advance.

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Minhamosca, anything is possible of course, but what you describe would certainly take more customization of the template and CSS than we can get into here. I do recommend you go to Elto or Codeable and get a quote there for such customizations.

  3. Liron says:

    what an amazing Theme ! been using it on my Blog and it is just superb.

    Banner question: if I want to add a banner or a widget above and below the slider and/or above the footer is that possible ? (advertising banner is the reason)

    1. Kris says:

      Yes it is possible but this requires editing templates files. If you want to add widget area, then you can try this tutorial

  4. Rosa says:

    I am user of magazino. I can’t find the way to publish de posts in ther fist page, in the way they act as sliding images when you touched the arrow. Now i have the post in a column. Can you help me?
    Please, in a easy words I amb not an expertise!

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Rosa, it looks to my like you have some kind of plugin clash which is preventing the slider from working properly, or maybe you have customized the home page template and accidentally broken the slider? I’d start by deactivating your plugins to see if that helps and if so then reactivate them one by one until you isolate the problem.

  5. Ilona Bulazel says:

    Hi all!
    First i want to thank you for your theme, it’s really a great piece of work 🙂

    I have a strange problem with the grid: the slider has the “full” size, but the grid thumbnails don’t reach the right border. There is a “gap” between the rightmost image thumbnails and the border, so the grid doesn’t expand to the whole width of the theme… Could you help me, please?

    1. Kris says:

      Have you tried deactivating all the plugins except Multiple Post Thumbnails?

      1. Ilona Bulazel says:

        Thanks! That solved the problem! 🙂

        1. Ilona Bulazel says:

          But when i disable the widget, the slider doesn’t work any more… 🙁

          1. charles Charles says:

            Hi Ilona, my guess is a clash between plugins is the cause of the original problem. Have you tried reactivating the secondary thumbnail plugin, but deactivating all other plugins to see if that works? If it does ‘solve’ the problem then you can isolate the problem plugin by enabling them again one by one until you see the issue again. You can then decide if you can live without that other plugin or not. It is an unfortunate fact that not all plugins play nice together.

  6. Melanie says:

    Hey Kris,
    worked perfectly, thank you very much!

  7. Melanie says:

    Hi all,
    I’d like my posts to not show information like author, category, Permalink etc., which are currently displayed on the left side of each post. Is there an easy way to change this?
    Thank you!

    1. Kris says:

      Hello Melanie,

      Download simple custom css then place this code,


  8. Cat says:

    I have a bit of a conflict. I absolutely love this theme, BUT wish there was the ability to have a right sidebar.

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Cat, glad you like the theme, and sorry it isn’t quite what you want. We have no release plans for this theme right now but I’ll take this as a request and we’ll look at it when we next do an update to Magazino.

  9. jormorei says:

    Hello, very good theme,

    When you insert a table in Magazino, the bottom line of each cell always appears. How to solve it?

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Jormorei, that’d be the table picking up styles form the themes CSS. To change this you’ll need to customize your styles.

  10. Jarrell Liner says:


    Is it possible to add text underneath the images in the homepage grid?

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Jarrell, this would require some theme customization. If you need help with this you could try Elto.

  11. NJT Toronto says:

    How do I get rid of the category and post info in the left side bar of posts, Also how do I remove the date from showing on posts. Thank you, amazing template!

    by admin
    on June 16, 2014
    under Uncategorized
    ? Permalink

    1. Kris says:


      You can do this by just adding this line in your css file:


  12. Mike says:

    @Ryan S…Thanks for the prompt response, but what exactly do you me by “locate line #120 – 131 // “

    1. Ryan S says:

      Those are line of code if you’re in Windows you can download and use Notepad++ or any alternative in Mac or Linux OS to open the file, the file I’m talking is “alt-homepage.php” or the one you’re currently using on you site homepage.

      If this sounds techie for you, you can contact our paid support at [email protected]

  13. Mike says:

    Hi, is it possible to make one category to appear on the homepage instead of having latest posts?
    Thanks, in advance.

    1. Ryan S says:

      Hi @Mike,

      Thanks for using our theme

      I think you’re using Alt Home page page template and yeah it’s possible we just have to update current code to suit your need, here are the steps.
      1. open alt-homepage.php and locate line #120 – 131 // this contain the grid view code and latest posts item
      2. open functions.php file and add the code below

      add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'wpdev_exclude_category_from_blog' );
      function wpdev_exclude_category_from_blog( $query ) {

      if( $query->is_main_query() && $query->is_home() ) {
      $query->set( 'cat', '4' ); // where 4 is the only category you'll want to display


      3. if still not working you can email our paid support at [email protected]

      Hope that helps

  14. Patrick says:

    Is there a way to remove the “next” and “previous” nav links at the bottom of post pages? I looked in single.php but didn’t find them there.

    1. Ryan S says:

      Hi @Patrick,

      Thanks for using our theme

      It’s in content-single.php file at line #98

      Hope that helps

  15. Jennifer says:

    Hi – thanks so much for this great theme! I went through quite a few before I found this one, and it was exactly what I was looking for – just perfect!

    Question – is it possible to remove the dates and only show the titles on the index page grid images? I’ve looked in a couple of places, but can’t seem to remove it without breaking the entire front page. :/


    1. Ryan S says:

      Hi @Jennifer

      Thanks for using our theme

      It’s in content-home.php file at line #14

      Hope that helps

  16. Conan says:

    Thx i found it but having problems with images in the slider the look to big while the MX image is only 750*288

    1. charles Charles says:

      Right, so you’ll need to dive deeper into the template functions and CSS. We can’t provide that level of free support sorry. You could signup for a service like WP Curve which provides very cheap support for WordPress users.

  17. Conan says:

    Hi ,

    I found this theme and i like it , the only thing i want is making the theme wider is this possible?

    King Regards

    1. charles Charles says:

      You’d have to dive into the CSS to achieve this. Try increasing the max-width of the #container at line 436 of the style.css. If you make such changes you should set up your theme as a child first so future updates don’t overwrite your changes.

  18. Melanie says:


    It would be great if you had some ideas regarding my following question. I currently use the Magazino theme and would like to implement a function for readers to suggest topics (in this specific case: questions we will be communicating to a third party) and then vote for their favorite topics, so we can see which ones are most popular. I realize there are several plugins to implement this in some kind of way, however, nothing really fits my purpose. Ideally, it should look like the function MyStarbucksIdea uses. In short: Ideally readers should be able to write down their own ideas and vote for / rate them. Do you know a plugin or something easily adaptable that might help?

    Thank you very much!

  19. Ryan says:

    Oh also sorry, how can I add a border around the grid images? Not as important as my first question but just wondering?

    1. Ryan S says:

      You can add it in style.css at line #1137 or copy this code article[id*=post-].post-box{ border: 2px solid green; }

      Hope that helps

  20. Ryan says:

    Hello, I really like your theme after 3 straight days of searching for one I like. I use the theme as a way to display items for sale. That being said, I have deleted the slider code and made it so that it only displays the grid images. My question is, I want to add the same layout to all main pages, ie, no slider just all grids. For example, the home page has no slider and just displays grid images and Id like to add more pages (electronics, kitchen, lawn & garden etc.) but Id like the pages to all look like the current home page I have. How can I make all my pages look the same without the slider and just display grid images? Note, I only want my main nav pages to look like this, the post pages look fine as they are. Thanks.

    1. charles Charles says:

      The category pages are exactly as you describe…just assign products to categories and then add your category links to the main nav.

      1. Ryan says:

        Oh I see thanks. That will work just fine.

  21. Love this theme! But wondering if there is a way to edit the Grid on the front page. Right now all of my posts rotate through the slider perfectly, but only 5 posts show up in the grid right underneath it. Is there a way to change it to show say 8 or 12? Any help would be so appreciated! Thank you!

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Brittany, go to Settings > Reading and there you can set the number of posts per page. The default is 10 so if you only see 5 that means someone has changed this at some point. You can set it to any multiple of 4 to make sure the home page grid is complete. Cheers.

      1. Brittany Baca says:

        Yes! It worked! Thank you SOOOO much!!! I have been trying to figure that out for 2 days! lol.

  22. Hi Ryan,

    It works!!! Thanks!! 🙂

    Do you plan to add, in a next upgrade of the theme, a new field in the grid area?: The number of comments of each post.

    Thank you!

    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Agustin, hadn’t planned to, but not a bad idea. We’ll keep that one in mind. Cheers.

  23. Agustin Mansilla says:

    Hi Charles,

    Yes, I use the sticky post feature for choose which post appear in the slider. That post don’t appear in the grid and don’t appear in a mobile phone.

    In settings > Reading I have 8 posts. I want 2 rows of 4 post in a page of the grid. You can see my web here:

    Thank you!!!

    1. Ryan S says:

      Hi @Agustin,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Yeah that is how the theme works, if you set sticky posts then it only display in slider area and hide in grid view area, however you can update the code to suit your need, open index.php file and remove code in line #127, in that it will now display sticky posts in grid area.

      Hope that helps

  24. When I set a post in the slider, it does not appear in the grid, but instead it is accounted in the total quantity of pages that are in the web; the consequence is that the system creates blank pages at the end. For instance, if we have 7 entries in the grid, and 2 in the slider, the system creates a second blank page as shown.

    Moreover, as the threads that are in the slider do not appear in the grid, there is a problem when viewed on a mobile phone; as the entries that are in the slider are not shown, you cannot read them from a mobile phone


    1. charles Charles says:

      Hi Augustin, couple of questions…are you using the Sticky posts feature of WordPress to control which posts appear in the slider? How many posts per page have you set under Settings > Reading? Also, do you installed the theme somewhere I can access online?

  25. Joy says:

    Is it possible to show the homepage slider text beneath? No grid?

    1. charles Charles says:

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

  26. Aure says:

    Thanks for your answer Ryan.

    There’s no error message. Just nothing happening…

    “re-installing core again” => you mean changing the theme an then go back to Magazino?

    1. Ryan S says:

      No, that means re-install the WordPress again, did you check plugin too?

      1. Aure says:

        Actually it’s fine I have installed a pluggin named “second imagery for grid” and now it’s okay.

        My 2 cents the main issue with Magazino is you can’t custom made thumbnails and slider images. This something that really damage the overall design.

        Everything else is great 🙂

        Many thanks.

        1. charles Charles says:

          Hi Aure, yes the Secondary featured image plugin allows you to set a different featured image for the grid thumbnails vs the slider which uses the main featured image. We actually implemented this change a looong time ago so you must have been running an old version of the theme for a while. We did this precisely so you can set a custom image for the slider and the grid separately. Because they are different dimensions it is helpful to be able to set these separately. The theme used to try and resize automatically to suit, but that never worked 100% . Now you can custom make a featured image for the slider (main featured image) and the grid (secondary image).

          1. Aure says:

            Hi Charles,

            I am aware of this but it would awesome to be able to to resize by oneself, as you said the automatic resize fails most of the time 🙁

            Many thanks for your help!

          2. charles Charles says:

            Hi Aure, this is why we introduced the secondary featured image plugin. Now you can upload an image sized specifically for the slider and the grid separately. That doesn’t help?

  27. Aure says:

    Hi Charles,

    Yesterday I did the automatically updates (wordpress and pluggins)

    This is how thumbnail look now:

    The sideshow is working as usual, but no matter what I do, U can’t add ant images in the empty boxes below.

    hope you can give me a clue.

    Many thanks by advance.

    1. Ryan S says:

      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

  28. Daniel says:


    Should slideshow images link to pages on my site when clicked? If not is there a way to do this?

    1. charles Charles says:

      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.

  29. shawnee says:

    Is it possible to remove the author, date, category, and type of post from all posts?

    1. Ryan S says:

      Hi @shawnee,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Yes you can remove it in content-single.php at line start from 1-50

      Hope that helps

  30. Katie says:

    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!

    1. charles Charles says:

      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.

      1. Katie says:

        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!

        1. Ryan S says:

          Hi @Katie,

          Thanks for using our theme

          Okay so you have a developer who experience more in coding, I believe he/she should know this thing, in WordPress you can control 99% of the display, for posts you can create or update single.php, category.php and tag.php (the name is explanatory), you can found more here

          Hope that helps

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