Well, for anyone out there looking to start a blog, online magazine or news website, choosing the right theme can be a tedious task. Often free WordPress themes are quite limited and you have to stick to what the developer has provided you with, or code your way out to convert it into a theme that is perfect for you. The simplest and the basic reason you would be starting a blog would be to share your knowledge with the world, then why not just focus on it?
Introducing MH Magazine theme
I recently bumped at MH Themes and was surprised to see what great magazine WordPress themes they provide you with. Not everyone would like to invest into buying a theme straight away while starting a blog, no worries MH Themes have free versions as well which already work nicely to start a blog, online magazine or news website. I never thought that anyone would readily put so much efforts into their free themes when they have a premium theme already loaded with features.
Why download MH Magazine lite
1.Trusted by people across the globe
With over 30,000 websites running on MH Magazine lite, it is one of the most popular & downloaded free magazine WordPress themes which is also rated very well.
2.Highly flexible theme
What I have experienced with few of the other themes is that they provide a wide variety of features in their premium version but nothing as compared in the free one. But it’s not same with MH Magazine lite, even the free theme offers some customisation options and especially various custom widgets that allow flexibility to design a unique front page for your online magazine or news website with no coding required!
3.Basic Theme Options
While the free version of MH Magazine of course only offers a few customisation options in comparison the the premium theme, there still is a theme options panel in the theme customizer with some basic options to customise your website.
4. Fully widgetized
MH Magazine lite includes a fully widgetized front page template andoffers in total 12 widget locations create layouts based on the included custom widgets.
This free magazine WordPress theme is compatible with all modern browsers & highly optimised for mobile devices.
Wait! That’s not all, MH Themes has more to offer with the premium version of MH Magazine
1. 26 widget locations
The MH Magazine premium theme offers up to 26 widget locationsto place all kinds of widgets andto add functionality to yourwebsite.
2. Child theme included
With the included files for a child theme you can customise the theme based on your personal requirements and take your website to the next level.
3. SEO optimised
MH Magazine has been coded while keeping search engine optimization in mind to help you achieve good rankings in search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo.
4. Monetise your site
I have seen quite a few bloggers, who provide quality content but lack when it comes to monetising the hard work they have put into their content. They add any number of ads anywhere on the site which often irritates the readers. With the premium version of MH Magazine you have proper advertising options and various widget areas included to help you place ads at most noticeable and appropriate places without disturbing SEO and the look of your site.
5.Beautiful custom widgets
With the MH Magazine premium theme you currently get 23 custom widgets with all kinds of layout options, you can’t even think of. Most of the included custom widgets adapt automatically based on the widget area they have been placed into and you can use these widgets to create unique layouts.
6. Translation Ready
Easily translate your site into any language that is supported by WordPress. MH Magazine also offers RTL support so that you can run websites in right to left languages as well.
7. FlexSlider 2 with touch swipe navigation
The MH Magazine premium theme includes the MH Slider widget which is based on the FlexSlider 2 script, one of the most popular sliders available for WordPress.
8. Extensive theme options
This popular magazine theme offers various layout options to change the look of particular elements on your website, upload your own logo, adjust colors and typography or even enable a second sidebar, which will also increase the width of your website to have a massive and very dynamic layout.
9. Keep users busy on your site
The built-in related posts feature helps you provide users with quality content of their liking so that they can navigate through your site and discover new great content.
10. Custom menu slots
I love my site to be totally organised, like different menus for different sets of information. One for the social networks, one for the footer, one for the secondary purposes and definitely a main menu that stands out. MH Magazine provides you with up to 5 custom menu slots to help you organise the site in as many different ways you like.
The theme also offers some great additional features like jQuery News Ticker in the header, built-in custom subheading for posts,built-in share buttons, typography options like a collection of the most popular Google webfonts and many more.
12. Custom footer widgets and copyright notice
Generally this usually is the most left out part on blogs and less customised. Actually, I think this section can bring you maximum number of conversionsif customised the right way. Adding bio text about yourself, links to your social media networks etc. The MH Magazine theme provides highly customisable footer widget areas and also a custom footer section for your own copyright notice.
13. Customer Support
Having reliable customer support is crucial in case you are running into issues. MH Themes offers quick and helpful support to all customers who have purchased a premium theme. It’s great to see that they also have invested lots of time and efforts to provide well written documentation and even several tutorial videos to help their customers configure their websites.
MH Themes also has a showcase where you can see real customer websites that are running the MH Magazine theme. This definitely is worth a look because the showcase contains some awesome examples of websites from several topics that show the flexibility of this magazine WordPress theme.
Lastly, to summarise I believe this is one of the best magazine themes for WordPress and it’s great to see that there is a free as well as premium version available. More than 30,000 websites rely on MH Magazine lite and also the premium theme provides some very helpful options and widgets for customisation to build all kinds of different websites. Also, it’s easily possible to optimise and monetise your site the right way using the options that are provided by the MH Magazine theme.
But definitely the best thing is that this highly popular SEO optimised WordPress theme with all these features, options, tools and widgets included as well as great possibilities to monetise your website with advertisements, is available for a very affordable price.
Get the premium theme for just $49 here!