Plugged is a premium magazine theme for Genesis Framework and released by Zigzagpress. This is a multi-purpose WordPress theme for magazine, blog and news sites. If you want to share articles on travel, entertainment, technology or any creative niche then it’s good choice. What makes it a best magazine template is flexible front-page and layout options.
You are going to find custom options panel and content widgets which provides strong support to overall structure. Whether yo need a simple blog style homepage or complex magazine style website (live demo), you can manage to work with all needs.
Because it has documentation guides which tells you how to add featured sections on homepage. Apart from that, there are custom widgets provided to manage homepage area and options for styling and other needs. So you can take deep breath while customizing website. And in just few days you can easily start getting more readers for your website.
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Plugged Zigzagpress : Best Features
Website Layout : For entire website, you are getting two options : Boxed and Wide layout. When you want to use all space around pages then boxed layout is good. And if you want to display all contents in certain boundary leaving fixed space from all sides then you can choose Boxed layout. Administrator can switch to any layout style from options panel. It just taken one click to change between these two layouts.
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3 Headers : Plugged WordPress theme just provides one header with 3 layout variations. So you are never going to follow one style when it comes to setup best navigation system. The top of the header area shows welcome text area on the left side and social bar on right side. The middle section will show your logo and tag message in the middle of the screen. However if you choose other layout style then you can shift logo on left and display banner or primary menu on right side.
Sidebar Options : Magazine and Blog type websites are always promoted with widgetized sidebar. Because, this is the best place to display all new posts, categories, banners, author details and other stuff. Therefore, Zigzagpress genesis theme developers has provided left and right sidebar layout positions. If you don’t need sidebar for certain posts or pages then you can change layout for them. The genesis settings page allows you to pick default sidebar layout but you will find layout options bar below each post and page editor.
Footer Details : The footer region has multiple widget blocks which is nice place to add custom widgets. As per demo preview, we can get idea that footer is ideal place to show off twitter updates, contacts, and other stuff. There is no specific rule for widget placement, so you can add newsletter widget, social links or any widget on any area.
Other Features : Zigzagpress Genesis Magazine Template
Homepage Details : The homepage you see in Plugged demo is a customized one. If you need simple blog with list view post display style then you can choose blog template as homepage. This WordPress theme needs no extra coding work or plugins to develop content based homepage. If you check-out demo then you will see a full-width featured section on the top of the page. This is good place to display a slider, featured post or calls to action block for affiliate marketing.
All widget areas are flexible so you can choose text widget, featured post widget, featured page widget, carousel widget, or any other widget. When you want to display latest posts from one or all categories then “Genesis Featured Posts” widget would work fine. It just ask you to provide custom title, choose All or Any one category, total posts, excerpt style, featured style etc. Every widget has set of custom options where you can define your preferences and get desired results.
We liked Plugged Magazine WordPress theme for widgetized sidebar and custom homepage. It has eNews extended widget to get subscribers and other widgets like banners, recent posts and many more.
Single Post : Zigzagpress genesis WP themes are always powered by top notch design. So you never have to worry about page views, browsing experience or loading speed. This theme also gives you special in-post features so readers will be engaged easily to stay on your site. Each post will show a custom header with full-width featured image and post title with large font size. Apart from that, you can use below post features like Author box, After Entry Widget (display any widget : e.g. Option box, Banner) etc.
Threaded comments feature is provided with gravatar support to readers can talk with author and other readers easily using comment feature. The responsive feature makes it good solution for modern devices and all browsers. When you use this genesis magazine child theme then you are getting secure platform, SEO friendly design and other benefits. Just grab it and start your online magazine or news site in few minutes.