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Magazine1 theme

Magazine1 is a professional solution for any Blog/Magazine WordPress site. With a simple and stylish design, it is very easy to customize and use.

Designed by Bim Koronica and Fisnik Tahiri.


Multiple colours to choose from; jQuery content sliders; Almost no images are used; Most popular posts widget; Valid CSS and XHTML 1.0 strict; No Custom Fields, Customized Video category; Compatible with all browsers.


Check out a live demo of Magazine1 Classic here.



Download Magazine1 Classic.


Simply unzip dhe theme file you have downloaded and upload the resulting ‘Magazine1’ folder to your WordPress themes folder. Then navigate to Appearance > Themes and activate Magazine1.


a. Setting Up

For starters, things look pretty messed up until you change the theme options and populate your site with content.

Upon activating the theme, you will notice the ‘Magazine1 Options’ tab in the Appearance section of WordPress admin panel. Click on it.

Main options

­Skin selector

When you’re inside the Options page the first thing you’ll notice is the option to choose skins, you can do that by selecting one of the skins available on the list.

Changing the Logo

You can simply enter the Url of your logo file into the input field and the default logo will be replaced.

Blog Title

This is an option to replace the logo with a title text. You can enter the colour codes of the Title and Tagline text.

Homepage options

Featured Content slider

Here you can set the number of Posts to show in the Featured Content slider on the homepage, and select which elements of the Post to display inside the slider.

Recent Headlines

Choose the number of headlines to display. These are the most recent Headlines fetched from all categories.

Category Headlines

Select which categories to show Posts from. The last three entries from each category are displayed on the homepage.


These are default widgets that come with the Theme, select the ones you want to be shown to the Sidebar Widget Area.

The theme is widget-ready, so of course you can add your own widgets to the sidebar by going to Appearance > Widgets. Click the Add button next to each widget you wish to add.

Post Page options

Select widgets to display in the Widget Area inside of a post page.

Contact Page options

Fill in you e-mail address where you would like to receive the contents of the message submitted by visitors.



This part is for replacing the Ads with your own. They need to be of the exact dimensions: 527px X 77px for the Main Center Banner and 125px X 125px for the ones on the Sidebar.



Enter the Information that will be displayed in the footer area.

b. Adding Content

Filling your site with content is very easy. This works just normal except for a few things.

There are different types of posts in the theme. You don’t have to do anything specific for most of them, but you will need to setup unique categories for video and photos. So you need to have categories named ‘Video’ and ‘Photos’ for the theme to work properly. You can have any number of sub-categories for each.

To make a ‘Featured Post’

All you need to do to make a post appear in the Featured Content slider, is to simply tag the post as “Featured” (without the quotes). To add a tag, just find the ‘Post Tags’ box on the Add New Post screen and enter it there. The slider will show the latest posts with that tag.

How to add thumbnails using the Post Thumbnail feature (WordPress 2.9)

When you go to your Admin panel and start writing a new post, you should see a Post Thumbnail box on the right side of the page.

In this box click on the Set Thumbnail link and the usual Add Media dialogue will pop up where you can upload images or choose one from your Media Library. At the end of the dialogue which appears after uploading or selecting an image in the Library there is a new link beside the Insert into Post button called ‘Use as thumbnail’.

Click this and your chosen image will be assigned as the post thumbnail. You can close the media dialogue now and the theme will do the rest.

Creating a Video Post

In order for posts to show up in the video areas, they have to be assigned to the ‘Video’ category. So you need to create this category and publish the posts under it. Do not forget to add thumbnails using the method explained earlier so the post will look nicer.


This WordPress theme is released under the GNU General Public License, version 3, meaning you can do pretty much whatever you want with it, but you should (please) keep the link back to Themes1.

Help & Support

If you have bug reports, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will do our best to keep it updated and fix any errors that you guys might report.


  1. M’falni admin, por nese eshte e mundur te dijë emrin e vertet te kesaj theme?

    Faliminderit nga ferizaji.

  2. bet365 says:

    hi!This was a really splendid theme!
    I come from roma, I was luck to seek your theme in digg
    Also I obtain much in your blog really thanks very much i will come every day

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  4. great themes, I like it :)

  5. garcemac says:

    Looks really nice. I downloaded it and I’ll play around with it later today. Good job – and thank you!

  6. Tomskus says:

    I’ve tried installing this on few different wordpress installations and it doesn’t seem to be working properly. I’ll see text but no formatting or frames. I’ve looked in various browsers and it’s the same.

    Any info appreciated as it looks like a very promising theme.

  7. bim says:

    There was a problem with the download link, the name of the file should have been, so if you could please just rename the resulting folder you already have from Magazine1_v1.0 to Magazine1.
    And also read ‘Adding Content’ above for a few small things you have to do to make the theme work properly.

    Sorry for the inconvenience!

  8. Tomskus says:

    Thanks Bim,

    That fixed it.

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  13. James House says:

    The demo at doesn’t seem to render correctly in Google Chrome 8.0.552.224 on Win7 at 1920×1080

  14. Sapp says:

    A nice looking theme this is!

  15. mustapha says:

    Hi, I had some problems, after activating the theme by checking the website I see only the text without any formatting.

  16. Phil says:

    I just can’t seem to get my head around why everything I seem to do won’t modify this template. Can’t get the slider to work, there is a random “No Categories” option in the left menu bar. Any ideas? (I’m probably being stupid over this)

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  18. agurro is says:

    This is a great theme

  19. Subbu says:

    Nice theme. I was looking for a dark theme to display short film videos and found this via tripwire magazine I think. anyway it took some time in setting up the theme. thanks for the theme…check @

    still need some work with my site ;)

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  21. harvey says:

    how do i change the blogroll or remove it and what dimensions work best in the logo area

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  25. Brian says:

    I seem to be having an issue with the “Post Thumbnail”, I don’t see the box anywhere?

  26. Lourdes says:

    I installed this theme Magazine 1 and the formatting does not work. What else could I do?

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  28. livelarg says:

    I am trying to set up the section that are in preview 4. ( cinema, arts & Science. etc.) I have tried adding pages and catagories, but neither are woring, can you help me?

  29. Dannyu says:

    Hey guys, I was installing your theme and looking at the options and I couldn’t find how to add thumbnails with the latest blog posts like the theme snap shot looks like, under the slider on the index page. Can you help me with that?

  30. Jed says:

    Having problems adding the thumbnail functionality with WP 3.3.1.

    Any advice?

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  32. Tabasaki says:

    I cannot get the video post to act correctly. I get the video thumbnail in the video panel on sidebar. I cannot however set the thumbnail pic because it is not on my add post page on the right as the template explains it is. Also, how do you get the youtube video to play in the window on the site page (not going to youtube)?

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