The Magazine theme from StudioPress is consistently among the firm's best-selling themes, due in large part to its flexible home page and solid support for widgets. It shares many features with the StudioPress News theme. In October 2013, StudioPress released Magazine Pro, an HTML5, mobile responsive update to the Magazine theme. If you're looking to update your Magazine-based site or launch … [Read more...] about Magazine by StudioPress
Widgetized Home Page
A theme with a widgetized home page provides pre-defined widget areas into which you can drag-and-drop widgets to place content. Provided by WordPress generally, a theme or plugin, widgets create content based on settings you make. Depending on the layout and how you configure widgets, you can make a widgetized home page look like a stream of posts, or a blog style home page. Many newer StudioPress themes with a widgetized home page function like a blog until you place widgets into certain widget areas. That provides for a lot of flexibility. Even though placing and styling widgets is very easy, it's a little more work to set up this type of theme.
The Enterprise theme from StudioPress received a nice refresh in the summer of 2011. Enterprise itself was updated to the new Enterprise Pro, so if you're looking for a theme for a new site or to update a site that currently uses Enterprise, be sure to check out Enterprise Pro first. First released on 3/30/10 and updated on 7/14/11, Enterprise is a 2 or 3 column theme with 6 layout options … [Read more...] about Enterprise by StudioPress
The Backcountry theme from StudioPress was the first theme from StudioPress to demonstrate the use of navigation menu descriptions. Backcountry was based on the Viewport Magazine Site Template by Orman Clark. Released on 10/26/11, Backcountry is a 2 or 3 column theme with 6 layout options, 4 color styles, and a widgetized home page. Beyond the WordPress standards of custom menus and threaded … [Read more...] about Backcountry by StudioPress
The Mock Five theme from Themedy is a traditional theme with a widgetized home page and a slider driven by a portfolio, which is implemented as a custom post type. It lacks the custom widgets of Themedy's later designs. Mock Five also includes a landing page template and 12 color styles (blue, blueprint, blue aura, dark, dark stripes, green, orange, peach aura, purple, red, roughprint, and the … [Read more...] about Mock Five by Themedy
The CinchPress theme from Themedy is a traditional theme with a widgetized home page and support for primary and secondary navigation menus. It lacks the extra widgets of Themedy's later designs. It includes a landing page template and 5 color styles (dark, green, pink, red, and blue - the default). Themedy's custom shortcodes also work with the theme. Introduced on 03/22/11, CinchPress … [Read more...] about CinchPress by Themedy