Blu Mag is a blue theme, with sliding menus, featured posts and sliding tabs. It is a Search Engine friendly theme, with widgetized sidebars and footers.
Blu Mag is easily customizable and you get the maximum control over the theme’s layout. The Footers, Featured Posts section and Thumbnails can be easily disabled or enable through the Theme Options Page.
Thumbnails in Home and other archive pages are created using the first image uploaded for a post. Hence, make sure that you first upload the appropriate image for every post. But don’t worry, in case you uploaded the wrong image first.Simply delete all the uploaded images for a post and upload them in the right order.
Blu Mag WordPress Theme:
Blu Mag is SEO-optimized, ad-ready, WordPress 2.7 compatible with widgetized sidebars and footer.It is a pro theme and is suitable for blogs or websites in any niche.
Features of Blu Mag WordPress Theme:
- 3-column Theme with clean layout and less clutter
- Featured Posts
- Multi level sliding menus
- Automatic thumbnails of first uploaded image of Posts, in Home page and other archives
- SEO optimized CSS layout
- Gravatar Ready Theme with support for an attrative Comments layout. You will have to enable “show Avatars” under Discussion Settings in WordPress admin
- Social Media integration
- Compatible with most WordPress plugins
- Compatible with WordPress 2.7 and earlier versions
- Easily spiderable, structured navigation
- W3C XHTML and CSS Validated theme
You can find these in the theme’s ReadMe.txt as well.
Where can I find the Theme Options Page?
You can find the Theme Options Page under Appearance folder on your WordPress Admin Menu Bar. It will have the title “Blu Mag Options”.
How to mark posts as Featured Posts?
Create a category by title “Featured”. Add every Post to an appropriate category and if you want to display it under Featured Posts Section,add it to “Featured” Category as well. Once it is done, all the latest Featured Posts will be displayed under “Featured” section in the Home Page.
How many posts can be displayed as Featured Posts?
In the Theme Options Page, you can set the number of Posts to be shown as Featured Posts. But decide on an optimal number (taking performance into consideration).
How to display medium sized images in Featured Posts?
Go to Settings –> Media and set Max width for Medium size as 300. Then, in the Theme Options Page (“Blu Mag options”), check the option “Display medium sized image for Featured Posts”.
Note that by default, thumbnail images are shown for Featured Posts.
How to Change the Top Header Banner?
You can easily change top header banner by replacing banner.jpg file under Images folder (in the theme) with your own banner. But name your banner as banner.jpg
go to the stylesheet (style.css) in the theme folder, search for #head-bottom section and replace banner.jpg under background property with your banner name.
How to place my ads on the sidebars?
Open sidebar.php and there are provisions for a 300×250 ad and a 120×600 ad in the form of images.Replace them with your corresponding ad scripts.
How to convert Blu Mag into a 2-column Theme?
In the Theme Options Page, disable Middle sidebar and the theme is automatically converter into a 2-column theme with a single right sidebar.
How to modify tab content in the sidebar tabbed widget?
It is very simple.Take a backup of sidebar.php. Open sidebar.php and check how the existing tabs like category, recent, popular and videos have been added to #sidebar-tabs div. Add your tab content and title it in a similar fashion. Note that the video tab has been commented out, to serve as a guide.
How to add submenus?
Simply create pages and specify the hierarchy (Parent Page) via WordPress admin interface. Blu Mag takes care of creating the sub menus. Blu mag can support even 4 levels of sub menus and higher.
How to add my own videos to the video tab?
The video tab is commented out in the code (sidebar.php). First uncomment the code. If you want to embed your own videos , make sure its width is not more than 300px and set the height correspondingly, in your embed code. Replace the current embed code. You can always remove video tab, if your niche does not require it.
What happens if I disable Footer?
If footer is disabled, then the widegetized footer section will not displayed. However the theme is smart enough to retain your blog’s Copyright section.
Enjoy free Blu Mag WordPress Theme .