NewsBlock is a WordPress magazine theme that serves your visitors in unique style. It is best blog magazine theme by HappyThemes which can fit to any professional journal sites need. What we liked about this theme is the content oriented homepage and clean display style. Overall it is best solution for adsense bloggers and other people wanting to promote content and make some cash out of that.
The coding process and design work has been done nicely so bloggers never have to spend extra time to optimize website. Just pick use given layouts and ready theme options to start a nice looking magazine website for lifestyle, technology, or any topics.
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NewsBlock WordPress Theme Overview :
Homepage Layout : Just browse homepage demo or any category archive listing page to see the grid style listing layout. It uses no sidebar with grid style to display 3 columns together in single page. While adding many post entries in single page, it still provides good visibility by maintaining decent spacing among all the columns and content sections.
Featured Post : Listing pages use excerpt layout to promote latest post on category pages or homepage. You will see that every post entry shows title with bold font style and medium sized thumbnail. You can show or hide excerpt which is optional and managed from back-end area. When yo hover mouse on featured post then it shows social sharing buttons instantly.
Other contents displayed with featured posts are Category Name, Publish Date, Comments count etc. The post display style that we see in NewsBlock demo is attractive as it uses big thumbnail size and eliminates excerpt. Therefore, visitors will always find post title and images which both are attraction points. This type of post listing styles can help website visitors to find best articles as per their interest and boost page views easily.
Back To Top link : News and magazine platforms mostly serve visitors with long archive pages having lots of contents in single page. That’s where you can use back to top link to scroll on the top area of the page. This button link is found on right bottom corner of the screen in floating style. So, it will always follow you when you are in middle, bottom or anywhere on the page.
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HappyThemes Magazine Theme – Best Features :
Advertisements : You might find this feature a common one as it is given with all blog or journal themes. But don’t thin so, because NewsBlock WordPress theme has been delivered with highly advertisement friendly layout. You will find pre-defined ad slot space in header, front-page and footer area. The homepage body area will show ad blocks within grid section, so user will see your banner in seamless style.
The adsense friendly layout will have good impact on your monetization efforts and will generate good revenue. Magazine websites can display niche related banners to make good revenue by showing content relevant ads or affiliate offers.
Single Posts : The articles becomes powerful when you share interesting contents with images and other stuff. But it becomes even more powerful when you use engaging features with single blog post. HappyThemes has been provided with social media sharing buttons with stylish and colourful icons. The sharing buttons are displayed on the top and bottom of the page so user will automatically see it at the beginning and end of the post.
The “Related Posts” box will display post entries with big thumbnails supported by attractive title. Single post looks more engaging when you enable all these features and with comments box. It keeps reader on the website for long time as readers stay busy in sharing and browse other stuff.
Best Widgets : The premium package comes with many best widgets so that you can easily share recent posts, popular posts, banners, categories etc. These widgets are used to promote contents on footer and sidebar area. Using built-in widget areas and custom widgets, magazine websites can improve navigation and browsing experience.
NewsBlock HappyThemes : Other Features
Theme Options : HappyThemes has developed a perfect customization panel where administrator can perform all changes easily. The options panel gives you everything from advertisement management to social media options. You can control homepage layout, font style, header, logo, widget order and all stuff. This visual options panel improves customization speed while needing no coding work from administrator.
Header and Menu Options : The header has wide space that shows logo in top and center alignment. The navigation menu shows links with bold font style using colorful background. You will have extra space to display search icon within menu bar. The header and menu bar styling is managed from options panel easily.
User will see menu bar following while scrolling and this is what creates a powerful navigation for magazine website.
Responsive : NewsBlock WordPress theme is mobile friendly and best for all types of devices. Whether you use it to create blog, news, magazine or marketing website, but you need to make it mobile friendly. It is already developed with responsive layout so that people can check your blog posts, menu links, listing page entries and everything from within small devices.
I recommend this WordPress magazine theme to create any journal sites to share contents and earn revenue.
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