Arthemia Magazine Wordpress Theme
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Although I think magazine wordpress theme’s are pretty cool and a nice addition to certain blogs, I’ve never had much use of them until now. After launching my online portfolio site, Matthew Henrickson, I went in search of magazine themes. After I tried out Mimbo and didn’t like it, I found Arthemia, and had to look no further.
Arthemia lets you have a headline post as well as featured posts along the right side. Under that is where you can put categories then a three column blog.
It does however take a lot of customization, patience and time to get it looking the way it is supposed to.
To get the headline and featured categories to work you need to name two categories headline and featured, then specify it in the theme editor. The other categories also take some work to have them display after your featured posts
This part of the process was especially difficult for me. The theme has a built in image resizer, which comes in very handy with this theme, since there should be a designated image for each post.
There is a folder in the theme called scripts which you need to edit the folder attributes to 777 using your FTP client (you also need to change the folder “cache”). Please note that if you have Bluehost or Hostmonster that you can not edit these folders to 777, it won’t work. Knowing this ahead of time will save you a lot of time.
Make sure to read the authors release page which also includes a FAQ, some tips as well as 500+ comments to sort through.
Arthemia Premium Theme
I use the free theme, because I can’t shell out $70 for a theme, so I got a lot of the headache of trying to make the free one work. The Premium Arthemia is mostly on auto-pilot doing a lot of the hard work for you. There is about 20+ features that is listed on the purchase page that sounds great and definitely well worth the money. If I had some extra cash laying around I would of definitely gone with the premium theme, and recommend buying it, I’ve seen many Wordpress users get frustrated with the free version. You can buy the premium version at Color Labs Project.