SmartMag 2.5 – Responsive & Retina WordPress Magazine


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SmartMag 2.5 newest version : Released on March 23rd, 2015.

SmartMag is a modern, clean, responsive and retina-ready (HD) WordPress theme suitable for magazines, newspapers, review sites, or blogs.

SmartMag not only excels at front-end usability, the admin back-end is very easy to use. The drag & drop page builder makes it easy to create unique and creative homepages. Having built-in support for SEO using rich snippets and HTML5, your site will rank better in search engines. Make your content more appealing, engaging and usable. Get SmartMag today and be setup in minutes!

Features Spotlight

Drag and Drop Page Builder Responsive Layout, Retina Ready (HD), Mega Menus, and Boxed or Wide Layout Integrated Review System for Review Sites Easy Administration, Internalization, Translation, and Friendly Support

More Features

  • SEO Optimized: Rich snippets for breadcrumbs and reviews are built-in. Further SEO enhancements available using WordPress SEO by Yoast.
  • Fully Responsive: All elements are responsive.
  • WooCommerce Fully Integrated: Create an Amazing Shop using the industry standard eCommerce platform for WordPress.
  • bbPress Fully Integrated: Get a beautiful Forum running on your newspaper, blog or magazine site.
  • Skins – Dark and Light: Two advanced skins are included by default. The extra light skin is perfect for fashion, beauty, and feminine sites while the dark skin looks stunning for style magazines, gaming news and so on.
  • Page Builder: Use any of the 11 page-builder widgets and 6 block styles to create your homepage or any other page.
  • Multiple Layouts: Posts, Pages, and Categories can be configured to use a full-width layout or have a right sidebar (Custom Sidebars are supported).
  • Flexible Customization: A light color scheme included! Use the pre-made style or change colors / typography in options panel to create your own style. Custom CSS also supported for advanced users.
  • Flexible Options: unlimited colors and typography customizations.
  • Retina Ready (HD): All the theme graphics scale beautifully on hi-def screens.
  • RTL (right-to-left) supported and auto-activated when WordPress is configured to use an RTL language. Translation ready and WPML supported.
  • Responsive Google Adsense is supported using the default Google Adsense smart sizing code without any modifications.
  • Unbranded Admin Panel that’s easy to use and have amazing number of options and settings.
  • Utilizes the power of HTML5 & CSS3.
  • Multiple Listing Layouts: (for categories or page-builder/homepage)
  • Multiple Homepage Blocks: News Focus, Highlights, 3 Column Higlights Variation (shown on demo homepage). You can also use the category listing layouts and 11 other widgets to further spice up the homepage.
  • Unique Mega Menus: There are two unique mega menus for different needs as can be seen on the demo homepage.
  • Integrated Review System: (GUI criteria/review creator)
  • 600+ Google Web Fonts are supported.
  • Multiple Post Formats: Standard, Image, Gallery, Audio, Video.
  • Cross-browser Compatible: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 8+.
  • Custom Widgets: (default widgets well-supported)
    • Flickr Photos Widget
    • Recent Tabs – An advanced widget that let’s you add “Popular Posts”, “Recent Posts”, “Top Reviews”, or latest posts from specific category in tabs.
    • Recent Posts Widget
    • Popular Posts Widget
    • Latest Reviews Widget
    • Advertisement Widget
    • “About” Widget
    • Many more widgets for advanced users using simple shortcodes.
  • Advanced Category Features:
    • Set a category color that will be used in menu and category labels.
    • Set a background image to be used on a specific category (for boxed layout).
    • Use any of the 3 Listing Styles. Modern, Blog, or Timeline.
    • Enable a featured slider to be shown for a specific category.
    • Enable the right sidebar or select full-width layout.
  • GUI Shortcode Generator – all the commonly used shortcodes available via a visual interface.
  • Tons of Useful Shortcodes – tabs, accordions, typography, dropcaps, buttons, columns, lists, and many more layout related shortcodes.
  • A modern block-based Featured Slider that can also be used for categories.
  • Post Layouts:
  • Multiple Page Templates included:
    • Full-width Example
    • Site Map Page
    • 404 Error Page
    • Single Author Page
    • Contributors/Authors List Page
    • Pagebuilder
  • Ads Support – easily add ads in header, in between blocks on homepage (using page-builder), side-bar, or footer.
  • Built-in Trending News Ticker makes it a better news and wp magazine theme.
  • Child Themes supported for more advanced customizations.
  • And much more.


Version 2.5 – March 23rd, 2015

  • Contemporary Home Example (Shows new block)
  • Feature: New unqiue post layout style: “Post Cover“.
  • Feature: 3 Columns version of Modern Listing Style.
  • Feature: Post layout style with title/meta above featured.
  • Feature: Adobe Typekit fonts are fully supported now.
  • Feature: Live Search (AJAX) for top bar search.
  • Feature: A centered header option where there’s only a centered logo.
  • Feature: Navigation variation with centered items.
  • Feature: Native Sticky Sidebars with Smart Scroll.
  • Feature: Compatibility with “Q2W3 Fixed Widget” plugin for Sticky Widget.
  • Feature: Upload your own custom fonts – apart from Google Fonts.
  • Feature: New “Modern” blockquote styles option. Same extra option for pullquotes too.
  • Feature: Backend post editor’s styling is quite close to what you see on front-end.
  • Feature: A new Grid Overlay Listing Style. In 2 and 3 column versions.
  • Feature: New homepage block in blog/listing for grid overlay style.
  • Feature: Timeline Listing can be used in sidebar.
  • Feature: Modern Listing Style addition in Listing Widget.
  • Feature: Grid Overlay Style addition in Listing Widget.
  • Fixed: Page Builder tab sticking to left side on WordPress 4.1.
  • Fixed: RTL languages issue with star rating hover.
  • Fixed: bbPress not showing topics on certain WP4 installs with WC.
  • Fixed: News Focus category selection bug.
  • Fixed: Pagination issues with a few search plugins.
  • Fixed: Broken accordions shortcode with WordPress update.
  • Improved: SEO – first link truncated in pagination to prevent duplicates.
  • Improved: Slider left area gets priority in duplicate post prevention.
  • Improved: category-meta.php can now be overriden in Child Themes.
  • Improved: Better image selection in full-width 2-col grid listing.
  • Improved: Added options for search box and its features in top bar.
  • Improved: 68 minor styling changes, JS and PHP fixes.
  • Updated: Styling & Compatibility for WooCommerce 2.3.
  • Updated: FitVids.js to the latest version to add support for fitvidsignore class.
  • Updated: RevSlider and FontAwesome to latest versions.

Version 2.4 – November 18th, 2014

  • Feature: Revolution Slider now included and can be selected for featured area.
  • Feature: Infinite Scroll can be enabled per-category, for all archives, or in page-builder listing block.
  • Feature: YARPP plugin support for related posts using theme style.
  • Feature: Posts per page setting for each category archive.
  • Feature: Define the number of columns and type of columns for footer widgets.
  • Feature: More default slider controls – number of slides on left, filter by tag, specific post ids.
  • Added: News Focus Block can now display posts without a category filter.
  • Added: <!–more–> support when using classic listing block in page builder.
  • Improved: Review schema is updated with more data.
  • Improved: Homepage duplicates handling of slider posts.
  • Improved: Typography setting for headings now affect both posts and pages.
  • Improved: Various visual improvements for a better look and consistency.
  • Improved: Featured image now links to single post in classic blog listing.
  • FontAwesome updated to 4.2.
  • Fixed: Orientation change image issue with WP-Retina2x plugin.
  • Fixed: Show gallery in normal way if “Show Featured” is disabled.
  • Fixed: Review Schema on translated dates and star ratings.
  • Fixed: Post slideshow double click and tags issue.
  • Fixed: Theme Settings restore not working in some cases.
  • Fixed: Latest Reviews Widget sorting by rating.
  • Fixed: Popular posts by Jetpack stats posts limit when not enough views.
  • Fixed: Chrome 38 bug wrapping title on single.
  • Fixed: Missing recolor for recent comments.
  • Over 50 code stability improvements, Bunyad Widgets and Shortcodes hooks, and minor fixes.


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