Nov 29 2007

3 Magazine Themes For WordPress

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Magazine themes are making a stronger presence on the Internet for bloggers. What’s a magazine theme? It’s one that provides snippets on your blog’s home page for one thing, so readers can see a variety of things going on in your blog, not just a summary of posts you’ve made.

To give you a better idea of what one looks like, I’ve rounded up three magazine themes that I think are pretty cool. Only one of them has to be purchased, but I think you’ll see why when you take a look.

Mimbo Magazine (free)
Mimbo is very clean and a nice balance between text and images. I also love the drop-down menus in the nav bar at top.

Mimbo Magazine WordPress theme

Revolution – Magazine Style (pay)
This is the one that’s pay-for, but honestly, you’ll get no argument from me. Revolution is a darn good layout that’s well-thought out. There are two other themes that are variations that you’ll find when you work the demo — all equally as nice. Single and mutli-use licenses are available depending on your needs.

Revolution WordPress theme

Cybercafe Sandbox (free)
A very narrow theme, but still possesses elements that make it a magazine theme.

Cybercafe Sandbox WordPress theme

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  1. Chronicles of Kotsengkuba » A Free Magazine Theme and Preview to My Photo Blog wrote:

    [...] Wordpress Magazine theme available for download at Darren Hot Dot Com. I got this information from BAYB and now I’m tweaking the theme for my photo [...]

    November 30th, 2007 at 9:36 am
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  1. Jenny said:

    I like the MIMBO theme the best.

    November 29th, 2007 at 11:30 am
  2. Jonathan said:

    Good post! I am totally impressed with the Mimbo theme and may have to use it.

    November 29th, 2007 at 11:50 am
  3. cpanel web hosting said:

    my vote is for the revolution one.

    good find.

    November 29th, 2007 at 2:57 pm
  4. Mark said:

    @Jenny and Jonathan
    I love that one too, in fact, I loved it so much that I used it to create my own online portfolio of blogs I’m associated with.

    November 29th, 2007 at 6:18 pm
  5. Jonathan said:

    @Mark
    Looks good Mark. I was in the process of re-designing my site when I saw this post. Now I’m using that instead, but tweaking it a lot.

    November 29th, 2007 at 6:35 pm
  6. Kotsengkuba said:

    WOW!!! I will use the Mimbo theme when I launch my photo blog. Cheers!

    Thanks for posting this! Great!

    November 29th, 2007 at 6:59 pm
  7. Mark said:

    @Jonathan
    Thanks a lot!

    @Kotsengkuba
    Always a pleasure to find something useful for someone else. Glad you like it!

    November 29th, 2007 at 7:02 pm
  8. K-IntheHouse said:

    Nice collection of themes buddy.. I have been long itching to use magazine style theme for atleast oen of my sites. I love the Revolution theme especially!

    November 30th, 2007 at 5:35 am
  9. Mark said:

    @K
    Thank you, buddy. Yeah, that Revolution theme is pretty sweet.

    November 30th, 2007 at 5:40 am
  10. Missy said:

    Revolution is absolutely gorgeous. Brian did a great job on that theme. Love the black on blue header at top.

    Sucks that it is NOT free.

    November 30th, 2007 at 9:32 am
  11. Darren Hoyt said:

    Mark – thanks for the mention, and glad folks are enjoying Mimbo.

    I’m going to be releasing a much slicker and more graphical version of Mimbo in the next couple months. It may be something I charge a small amount for, but I promise it will be worth it. The current “clean” version will always be available for free.

    November 30th, 2007 at 9:43 am
  12. Mark said:

    @Missy
    Indeed it is gorgeous, but I have to admit, if I did some wonderful work like that, I’d ask for a little monetary compensation, too. ;)

    @Darren
    You are most welcome! I look forward to the slicker version of Mimbo. :)

    December 1st, 2007 at 12:12 pm
  13. Why women cheat said:

    i’m looking for something a bit different. I magazine format. So far the best i’ve gotten is the revolution magazine.

    January 19th, 2008 at 12:59 pm
  14. Mark said:

    @WWC
    Indeed, I think that Revolution theme is good too. I’ll be writing a review of the News theme soon.

    January 19th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

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