Flex Mag is a beautiful blog, magazine and news theme created in September 2015, by the American Envato power elite author, MVP Themes. This is an elegant theme available on Themeforest market, that uses different templates and styles to create a highly stimulating news, blog, portfolios and journal website. Flex Mag is loaded with features and pre-built layouts designed to help you create an appealing website.
Flex Mag has carefully designed multiple Featured Post layouts for showcasing your content on the homepage, infinite scrolling with auto-loading, and can be used to create a one-page website using Parallax visual effects.
Loaded with features like Sticky Sidebars, custom-built widgets, four skins to change the general aspect of your website, make Flex Mag an interesting theme to explore and discover.
The usage of the logo location is a smart solution the author applied in Flex Mag. Without being able to change to header style, you can choose between 3 different ways to display your logo in the main area of your website, Leaderboard, Nav or Wide. Flex Mag can have four general skins, featured post layouts and templates perfect to add fluidity to your website.
Flex Mag Options panel includes all the usual, basic settings. In a separate tab, called ‘Background’, you’ll be redirected to the theme’s customizer where you will discover that an image can be set as background. Nothing new under the sun. But wait! This background image can be fixed or can scroll down as you navigate.
The theme authors included in this template an ad system that allows you to use your own ads and adjust their size, in height and width.
If you are an experienced WordPress user, willing to fully customize your website and not lose the primary file data, you’ll be glad to know that Flex Mag has a child theme included.
Combining the Flex Mag Options panel and the theme’s customizer, you can set up a beautiful website, using simple settings and no coding skills. The theme design is responsive and Retina Ready, opening your website to mobile users. Flex Mag is also compatible with WooCommerce and bbPress forums.
|Category||News / Blog / Magazine / Editorial|
|Envato elite author||-|
|Content width||1400 px|
|Browser compatibility||IE8+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari|
|FONTS AND TRANSLATION|
|Post view counter||Yes|
|Custom image lightbox||-|
|Custom image galery||Yes|
|Background image ad||Yes|
|CSS file size||97 kb|
|Explicit screen shots||Yes|
|Value for the money||Good|
In our era, time has become a precious commodity. We value a product by the benefits it offers, but we also judge it by the speed its output is delivered. We have tested the Flex Mag theme’s default demo on different page speed tests, and it loads the content very high. (screens) 90/100 on Google Page Speed.
Flex Mag theme doesn’t have a page builder, but you can combine the website predefined templates (skins), nine homepage layouts with featured post option to reach the structure you desire. This process can be time-consuming and frustrating especially for beginners. Although you can customize this combination of options, layouts, and templates, somehow a News and Magazine website could definitely use more versatility in page building process.
Lightbox effect, video playlists, reviews system and support for RTL are, also, missing from Flex Mag theme.