The ColorMag theme is yet another highly-rated magazine theme, and for good reason. At its most basic, ColorMag can do the trick for a larger lifestyle or fashion blog. It’s extremely flexible, so you might even try it for a real estate, sports, or gardening blog. The true reason you would try out the ColorMag WordPress theme is for the magazine layout. Let’s start at the top of the design. You’ll notice a little ticker that announces the date and a link to one of your most pressing news stories. This gets visitors excited about your content right before they see the logo. The header also contains bright social media buttons and a spot to place ads. The ad space integrates with Google AdSense. This way, your magazine has a large primary advertisement towards the top of the website. You’ll have no problem bringing in money as long as your content remains of the highest quality and it satisfies a need in the current magazine landscape.

Beyond the ad space resides several featured images and grid-based galleries. These highlight the wide variety of stories and categories on the magazine, such as news, sports, weather, and cooking. You can, of course, choose a niche for your magazine, but it’s still encouraged that you separate into even smaller subcategories. Several other ad spots are scattered throughout the homepage landscape, but nothing too distracting to make the content less prevalent. In fact, the ColorMag WordPress theme uses the advertisements as widgets, so you have the option to place them wherever you want on the website. It’s a three-column magazine, but the settings allow for two or one-column layouts. Regardless of your choice, the theme delivers an efficient use of your space for the maximum number of articles. Several social media buttons are packaged in with the theme, and the regular post format provides related posts and comments toward the end of each post. Finally, the footer serves as yet another way to take advantage of widgets. For instance, the demo has social media icons, advertisements, links to other pages, and an About Us section with simple text.


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