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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Charlie has been building WordPress themes, reviewing web hosts and utilizing social media since their respective inceptions.

233 thoughts on “Magazino Theme

  1. Eric says:

    There is a compatibility issue with the theme and pulgins that display Users Online.
    error message is displayed on dashboard and calls out line 1584 in class-tgm-plugin-activation.php

    1. Charles says:

      Hi Eric, what plugin specifically are you using for Users Online?

      1. Eric says:

        Thanks Charles. I’m using “Visitor Maps and Who’s Online” by Mike Challis

        1. Charles says:

          Thanks Eric, looking at this one.

  2. Eric says:

    I’m getting the following error on my dashboard:
    Strict Standards: Declaration of TGM_Bulk_Installer_Skin::before() should be compatible with Bulk_Upgrader_Skin::before($title = ”) in /home/adunagow/public_html/main/wp-content/themes/magazino/library/class/class-tgm-plugin-activation.php on line 1584

    This error appears when I look on my user Online stats (WP-UserOnline plugin). Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Charles says:

      Just caught this comment after replying to you other comment. Will look at this.

  3. T.G. says:

    I just switched over to this theme today, and I love it! I just had a question that I was hoping you could help answer:

    In place of the logo, I added a banner to serve as the header, but it is showing up smaller than it really is & it’s left-justified instead of centered or fit to size. I have tried to adjust the size several times but that doesn’t seem to work. I have also tried to remove the social media icons.

    Any help you could provide would be appreciated. Thank you!

    1. Kris says:

      Download Simple Custom CSS WordPress plugin then go to Appearance -> Custom CSS and add this code,
      #site-heading,#social-media{float:none;width:100%;text-align:center;}

  4. Layla Morgan Wilde says:

    Thanks Charles for your prompt response. It was resolved. On my site, Cat Wisdom 101, I’m itching to tweak or update. Anything new coming? I’d love new fonts. Can you suggest anything that doesn’t require a plugin?

    1. Charles says:

      Hi Layla, there is no planned updated for Magazino at this time, but if you want to play with fonts you can try tweaking them via the CSS. Of course if you start customizing the theme you should set it up as a child theme first so that any future updates don’t over write your local customizations.

  5. I’ve enjoyed the theme for over a year but now volunteering to help webmistress at another site with the same theme. The slider is used for the blog and I’d like to make blog the home page but don’t know how. When I click on appearance, customize, it offers no options unlike my own blog which is so easy to make changes.
    Also I don’t see where to change font/size/color in the bar. Thanks so much.

    1. Charles says:

      Hi Layla, I’m not following. You are using the Magazino theme on another site (not catwriters.com) and you don’t have the same customization options? Can you share a link to the site in question?

  6. Matty says:

    Im having trouble getting images on the grid posts like I see in the preview screenshot. Can you let me know how to do this? I have tried using the “set featured” image portion of the template in the posts and add media area, but this does not seem to show the thumbnails on the grid. Please let me know how to achieve the look on the screenshots on the theme site example.

    1. Charles says:

      Hi Matty, as long as you set a featured image for each post it will show up as the thumbnail. If you install the secondary featured image plugin (per your other comment) then you will be able to set a featured image for the main slider and one for the grid which is handy because they are quite different dimensions. This isn’t required however and as long as you set a featured image for each post it should appear as the thumbnail in the grid. Here’s a how-to setting the featured image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTQTa3guGJE

      Hope that helps.

  7. Jim Black says:

    Hi all – Great theme!
    I would like the header image to be set at full width as I don’t have any need for the social media icons. Is there a way to delete the social media container and set the header (logo) to full width?

    Thanks Much!

    1. Kris says:

      Download Simple Custom CSS WordPress plugin then go to Appearance -> Custom CSS and add this code,
      #site-heading{width:100%;float:none;}

      1. Jim Black says:

        Thanks Kris! Worked like a champ.

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