Review – Portal theme from Theme Junkie is a Magazine and News WordPress theme suitable for both requirements. The Portal WordPress theme was released earlier with basic features, but it was recently updated with “Portal v2.0” to make it work easily on latest WP versions, all web browsers and mobiles. The responsiveness of this news theme can respond to the large range of screen resolutions. The theme can automatically adjust sidebar, menus, slider according to screen height and width. All news websites are normally expected to provide content friend design so that website owner can post maximum posts on the homepage.
Homepage is always put on the main focus when it comes to magazine website, because this is the part where most of the traffic comes directly. Portal WordPress theme is adapted to the multiple columns design like other themes from Theme Junkie. There are many WordPress developers available in the market and they all have mastery to develop templates for specific niche. Theme-junkie is has good mastery to develop content posting themes like blog themes, news themes, magazine themes. All themes from this WP store comes along with lifetime support so future updates and support will be assured when you are into major trouble for errors, update problems, compatibility issues etc.
Slider with thumbnails : The Portal WordPress theme has small but powerful slideshow box to feature latest news headlines in proper way. Instead of navigation arrows you will find slider posts thumbnails to navigate on particular slider. This way visitors can see news story thumbnails and view that story on the thumbnail with a mouse click only. The slider has small and limited space therefore user will be able to display featured image and news story title (linked with full post). Options to control and chance slider options are found in theme options page. The basic slider options consist of slider time management, transition style etc.
Structure and Widgets : Structure of Portal News WordPress theme is made of two featured columns so you will get two featured columns to highlight different news categories. As displayed on the demo page i can say that you can display around 6 best categories on the homepage with featured mode. The category box can display thumbnail for last post and couple of previous links so you may click the relevant story that makes you interested. The category title of each category box is directly linked to the full page of that category, so you can click over there to open page having news from the selected category. Sidebar category widget is another good way to highlight remaining second most important categories. Same way you will also enjoy using “Latest News” widget to highlight fresh stories throughout the website.
In-short we can conclude this review by saying that Portal WordPress theme is truly made for news and magazine portals and thanks to the hard work of Theme Junkie developer. The theme shows countless stories on the homepage and still maintains best readability and spacing that we have never seen before. For advertise earning you can find various locations for advertisement like header, footer, sidebar etc.
Portal Features Review
- Calendar archive widget
- Featured stories section (2 columns)
- Pagination to access previous contents
- Slider : Post link and featured image
- Automatically generate and resize featured images
- Header banner option
- Top news story widget
- SEO compatible for latest guidelines
- Menu bar to place links : Contact us, About us
- Feed Subscribe icon on header : Rss, Twitter
- Sidebar on both side : Left think bar, Right wide bar
- Footer widget columns : 4 maximum
- Custom widgets and Ad management options
- Page templates : Blog, Full Width, Archives
- Free lifetime support : No recurring charges
Price Plan :
Standard License – $39 (One time fee)
Get Club License – $99 (Lifetime Member)