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Up to version 2.1.9.5 there are 3 available layout styles for magazine mode. With the release of version 2.1.9.6 there will be 4 layout styles for magazine mode. Each style will come with the option to use static or widgets as the magazine layout mode choice.

Layout 1

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Layout 1 uses 1 sidebar that can be moved right or left of the content area. You can choose to use one or the other ofthe 2 available sidebars. The content area is laid out in 3 tiers. The top tier has 3 left-floating sections that will each show excerpts from Featured Category 1, Featured Category 2 and Featured Category 3. (Note: In versions before 2.1.9.6 The middle column of the top tier shows Featured Category 3 and the right column shows Featured Category 2) Starting with 2.1.9.6 Featured Category 2 excerpts show in the middle column and Featured Category 3 excerpts show in the right column.

The middle tier has 3 rows for featured content from Featured Category 4, Featured Category 5 and Featured Category 6; and the bottom tier has two rows divided into two left-floating sections for featured content from featured categories 7,8,9 and 10.

Layout 2

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Layout 2 also uses 1 sidebar that can be moved right or left of the content area. You can choose to use one or the other of the 2 available sidebars. The content area for layout 2 is laid out in 3 tiers. The top tier has 2 left-floating sections. The left section will show excerpts from Featured Category 1 and the right section will show excerpts from Featured Category 2. The middle tier has 2 columns. The left column of the middle tier contains 3 rows for content from Featured Category 4, Featured Category 5 and Featured Category 6 respectively, while the right column for tier 2 will show excerpts from Featured category 3. The bottom tier has 4 rows to show excerpts from each of Featured categories 7,8,9 and 10 in that order.

Layout 3

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Layout 3 uses both available sidebars. The sidebars can shift position, but neither sidebar can be hidden when using Layout 3. If you only want 1 sidebar you should use either layout 1 or layout 2. Layout 3 has four tiers. The top tier is has two left-floating sections. The right section shows excerpts from Featured Category 1 and the left section shows categories from Featured Category 2. The second tier shows excerpts from Featured Category 3. The third tier has 3 rows. Row 1 shows excerpts from Featured Category 4, row 2 shows excerpts from Featured Category 5 and row 3 shows excerpts from Featured Category 6. The last tier has4 rows.  Row 1 shows excerpts from Featured Category 7, row 2 shows excerpts from Featured Category 8 and row 3 shows excerpts from Featured Category 9 and row 4 shows excerpts from Featured Category 10

Layout 4

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Layout 4 uses both sidebars. In layout 4 the sidebars are not movable. Layout 4 is divided into 2 tiers. Tier one contains 3 left-floating sections that will show excerpts based on tags.  If you do not provide tags the sections will show excerpts from the associated featured category.  The left section connects to Featured Category 1, the middle section connects to Featured Category 2 and the right section connects to Featured Category 3.  If there are no tags, and also no category is selected nothing will show in the space.

Tier 2 is divided into 3 columns. Column  1 is the left sidebar, column 2 is divided into 7 rows. Each row will show excerpts based on tags if tags are supplied. If no tag is found for a row that row will show content from the associated featured category if a category has been selected. Otherwise it will show nothing. Row 1 of column 2 connects to Featured Category 4,  Row 2 of column 2 connects to Featured Category 5,  Row 3 connects to Featured Category 6, Row 4 connects to Featured Category 7, Row 5 connects to Featured Category 8, Row 6 connects to Featured Category 9, and Row 7 connects to Featured Category 10 . Column 3 is the right sidebar.

Sidebars in Layout4 cannot be moved from position to position, neither can they be hidden.

Setting tags for Layout 4

Tags are set by going to Producer Standard Options->Featured Category 1 Settings->Tags for layout 4,  Producer Standard Options->Featured Category 2 Settings->Tags for layout 4, Producer Standard Options->Featured Category3 Settings->Tags for layout 4 etc.

When using tags for your Layout 4 sections you also need to provide a header title for the section. If no title is provided the tag will be used. You supply header titles under Producer Standard Options->Featured Category1 Settings->H2 Title for layout 1, Producer Standard Options->Featured Category2 Settings->H2 Title for layout 2, Producer Standard Options->Featured Category3 Settings->H2 Title for layout 3 etc.

Layout 4 Widgets Mode

In widgets mode Layout 4 does not use tags. It will show content from the associated featured category and the layout for each featured section will adhere to the styles used in layouts 1,2 and 3.

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Producer is a highly flexible free WordPress theme that can be used to build a standard blog or a magazine style blog. Producer provides an attractive default theme which you can use as is. For even greater flexibility use the premium CSS styling tool  to change background color, add background images, change font colors, sizes, styles and completely change your site’s design without editing a single line of code. With the CSS styling tool you can create an unlimited number of unique designs based on the Producer mainframe. (This site uses the Producer theme. The CSS Styling tool was used to modify the design)

Run Producer in static mode to use the out of the box design or switch to widgets to drag and drop featured categories where you want them and mix them up with your other widgets to achieve the look you want for your site.

Run with 1 sidebar activated, both sidebars activated or no sidebars activated.

Place sidebars side by side to left of content, side by side to right of content or separated on left and right of content.

Control which sidebars appear on 404, index, search results single post pages and regular pages.

Magazine mode has 2 layout options.

Header section items ( logo/slogan row, horizontal menu row, search bar row, hidden leaderboard row) can be rearranged.

10 featured category slots available. Use only what you need. Sticky post, feed-burner and many more options.

The CSS styling tool is the only thing not included in the free package. As with any other theme, you can still edit the styles manually to achieve the look you want. The below is an example of a design done with the CSS Styling tool using Producer in non-magazine mode.

Example of a desgin done with the CSS Styling Tool

The CSS Styling tool has been created to make the task of changing the look of your theme as easy as entering the colors, sizes, image file URLs and other styling elements into a text box and pressing the submit button.   The CSS styling tool is pretty extensive as it aims to give you control over as many styling elements as possible. This means you can create completely new designs without having to change any code, which will make updating theme versions less of a hassle. It’s a lifesaver for anyone who doesn’t know how to edit PHP code and even for those who do but prefer a simpler, faster way of getting the job done.

Producer is in the first phase of it’s life. If you are using the theme and would like to help improve it please report any problems you are experiencing with it.

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screenshotNews Magazine Theme 640 has been updated to version 1.5.3. The update fixes a few issues and prepares the theme for translation. Among the issues addressed, there was a problem with the narrow sidebar. It was picking up the widgets from the sidebar used on the index page. It is supposed to be picking up the widgets placed in the widget box titled “SidebarNarrow”.

Some people were having problems with the images not displaying. The function that prepares the image for display has been modified to make it work on a wider range of servers.

In some cases images were overlapping the post details box on when viewing single posts. This has been fixed.

The preparation of the theme for translation is still a work in progress. If anyone needs the default POT file that’s currently available contact me via the contact form and I will email it to you.

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screenshotTheme Name: News Magazine Theme 640
Description: Build a newspaper or magazine style blog with News Magazine Theme 640. Showcase 5 featured categories on your index page. Single posts and pages use 3 column display with one of two sidebars being movable. Add google analytics from theme options. Add title graphic in place of text graphic. Hide leaderboard ad section if not needed. Hide 120 by 600  filler section if not needed.
Version: 1.5.1
License: GPL

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Antisnews is a premium wordpress news/magazine theme for building news type or magazine type websites using wordpress as the CMS. It allows you to pull content from specified featured categories to display in a clean, attractive layout on your index page. You don’t need to edit any files to setup your categories. Just go to the theme’s options page from your wp dashboard and select which category you want to feature in which featured category slot.

Images are pulled directly from posts to eliminate any need for you to add custom fields. For an image to accompany a post you only need to upload one to your post using the media uploader. See the features list below for more information about Antisnews and visit the demo site to see a live demonstration of the theme.antis720

Features:

  • 6 featured category slots on index page
  • No need to edit any files to set the IDs of your featured category. Just go to theme options and select a category from your available categories
  • 3 column theme
  • 3rd column can be moved to the left to become first column or back to right whichever position works for you
  • Main featured category uses js slider
  • JS slider used with main featured category can be deactivated and featured content in slot made static if needed
  • Breaking news bar ( Just set the ID for the breaking news post )
  • Horizontal page menu with drop down menus for children pages
  • Horizontal categories menu with drop down menus for children categories
  • 3 Available slots for ad placements on index page
  • 4 available slots for widgets on index page. Slots contain default content. To change content drag and drop in widgets from wordpress admin dashboard
  • Images pulled from posts. No need to add custom fields to store image data.
  • Images auto-cropped
  • Add your google analytics code to the footer of your page from theme options
  • Available slots for ad in sidebar
  • Standard sidebars ready for drag and drop widgets
  • Turn on or off comments on post pages
  • Social media links built in with single post  pages(stumble, digg, mixx, newsvine, reddit, delicious)

Price: $49.99

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Theme Name: Blue Again
Description: Blue theme with rounded edge content boxes and featured content to showcase latest post
Version: 1.0
Tags: blue, white, orange, two-columns, adsense, fixed-width, right-sidebar, magazine
License: GPL

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