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Magazine Basic

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Not Basic At All
By , for WP 4.2.4

Looking for a fine magazine theme which means basically: illustrated excerpts on a homepage with read mores link to a single post page, Magazine Basic is the best magazine theme I could find.

First to mention is the responsive display on all platforms thanks to the 12 column grid layout.

Great plus is the flexibility in the home page display in one or multi columns.

A bit of a problem is that the theme is not basic at all: in spite of its name, it is very elaborated in details.

In my opinion in a basic theme is should better not

- use google fonts in stead of standard fonts;
- shape read more links;
- change standard editor style;
- change standard excerpt length;
- use complex css for pagination style;
- use extra css for link styling;
- use extra css for sticky post;
- change the look of post comments and 404 pages;
and more so that it would be more easy to adapt styles in a child theme.

It would really be nice to have a truly basic version of this magazine theme.

Pretty nice, out of the box
By , for WP 3.6.1

This theme is pretty awesome, I was able to get up and running with very few customizations in about 30 minutes and it is very clean and basic, and makes use of the featured images in posts. Nice options in the customizer as well, including ability to set a custom font. Good theme for beginners wanting a magazine style layout and works great in conjunction with post categories. Nice sidebar, widget and layout options. Good amount of options, but not too many some themes I have seen. Pretty nice and it also includes a Custom CSS module in the customizer to tweak further. Works well with the Jetpack plugin.

Gives a professional look
By , for WP 3.5.1

This free theme gives a very nice look to a news blog and the front page featuring several columns size his great for improving visibility. However it lacks some flexibility and the header picture handling is not as great as Twenty Eleven by example (no featured image in header).
All in all I think I will keep it.

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