Meet Course Pro : SEO friendly modern WordPress Magazine Theme from HappyThemes. Every one can try out this theme to begin with journal platform like news, blog or magazine type website. Pro bloggers, new WordPress users and marketers can use this site to create blog to share tutorials and information on any topics. We have reviewed plenty of magazine and blog templates till date, but this is most advanced solution for bloggers.
If you check out demo and navigate between homepage, posts and categories then you will get idea about entire structure. The clean design, fast speed and customization flexibility are some of the best features we liked.
Course Pro Theme : Features Review
Homepage Layouts : The ready homepage layouts give you ability to create homepage that shows blog posts using Blog or List layouts. The blog layout shows featured image on top and details on bottom. If you choose list layout then you will see thumbnails on left with excerpt on right side. Most of the people choose list layout to display many posts using less space.
The numbered pagination provides way to access previous pages with just a few clicks. You can navigate to other pages with numbered pagination found on homepage and archives pages.
Flexible Header : Course Pro header combines two sections : Top and bottom. The top part shows custom logo with other elements like social links list, and search form. Second portion is set to display navigation menu with custom color options. The menu looks effective and useful when it comes with floating style. The demo shows show this magazine theme can easily connect user to main pages and categories with dedicated floating menu.
Footer also as extra menu bar so you can insert same or custom links for bottom area. Footer menu can divert user to other categories or content archive pages especially when user reach to bottom area.
Slider : The front-page looks perfect when you add slideshow. The magazine or blog style websites mostly use slider to spread best stories on homepage. The slider speed, content section and other slider settings are provided in options page. You can choose categories or any posts as a source for slideshow.
Why Course Pro Is Best Magazine Theme ?
Single Post : Every blog template lack some features and that’s why it’s hard to find a perfect theme for magazine sites. This is first WordPress magazine theme that combines engaging features and much more. When we opened single post on the screen during demo, it showed lots of stuff apart from article contents. The breadcrumb appeared below post title having back navigation link to jump over category page, homepage and other sections.
The social sharing links work for you to spread out contents on social platforms. If you share good stuff then readers would not mind to share it on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. The author box shows introduction, photo and other detail to introduce readers with writers. Related posts list and comments option allow user to browse other articles and insert message through comments box.
Sidebar Options : You can have sidebar on right or left side for singe post. Thanks to custom sidebar options that shows one or multiple sidebars. Homepage demo shows example of multiple sidebars with widgets displayed on left and right side. Sidebar is valuable place to promote best blog categories, articles, Ad banners, and other stuff.
Custom Widgets : Course Pro WordPress theme provides certain unique widgets that is not found with all other WordPress themes. Apart from Ad banner widgets, and Newsletter widget, you can have Thumbnail Widget to display Popular Posts, Recent posts, Random and Most Viewed Posts. The entire website have be setup with Boxed or Full Width layout.
Other HappyThemes Features :
Responsive Theme : The mobile ready design provides quick way to launch a magazine site with different screen supports. Check Course demo with any screen size on your smart phone or other devices and see how it performs. The header menu, single blog post, featured grid and home sections easily adjust to user’s screen.
Footer Space : Place your favorite widget in footer area with 4 columns width space. This footer works as a widget area to share any thing like tags list, category list, featured articles and more. “Back To Top” button is available within footer area which scrolls user on the top of the website. Thanks to flexible header and footer space that easily navigate user to different areas.
Options Panel :Forget the pain coding and design skills that is always a headache for novice users. You don’t have to learn programming to create magazine or blog websites. The WordPress CMS and HappyThemes options panel provides easy options to control everything. The home layouts, header navigation, color styles, single post elements, font style and everything is managed easily with ready options.
This is best free and premium magazine WordPress theme that comes with Paid and Premium versions. The Pro version has more features compare to free version, so I always suggest to buy premium package if you can afford to spend few bucks.
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