Themes Indep author developed the SimpleMag theme for news, blog and magazine websites in June 2013. It is a modern, trendy and practical template, that supports most of the plugins. SimpleMag is innovative, attractive and has a responsive layout. As the author describes it, the theme is a minimalist magazine for creative content.
Themes Indep paid a lot of attention to the design of this theme. SimpleMag is a minimalistic theme with a beautiful design using simple and clear layouts, with aesthetic spaces and fine lines. With this template, you can choose to display your page in three different ways: using a default template, customizing it with the Page Composer and as a sitemap.
All the page elements starting with the pagination buttons, numbers, categories, and tags are crafted to be user-friendly.
Beautiful pages, distinct layouts, and styles with animated mega menus will be your guiding tools in designing and building your website. SimpleMag brings two custom menus: the main menu and the top strip menu. The main menu is placed under the logo, and the top bar menu called Top Strip will appear in the top section of the website. These two menus can be displayed at the same time, or used independently.
If you want to see how your website will look like and behave, you can import demo content from the file package.
SimpleMag theme is powered by a custom page builder called Page Composer that lets you add new sections in your pages, like text, posts slider, post carousel, custom slider, latest posts, latest reviews, image ads, code box, and more. You can insert a post slider and customize its type and style. SimpleMag also, allows you to add one posts carousel on a page, and set the maximum number of posts that will be displayed in this section.
Choosing between two custom posts or full width and white, black or tint style, adding an image, a title, a button text and a link and so on will give you the thrill of building your own custom slider.
For high performance, Themes Indep developers recommend users to install four free optional plugins. One of the plugins is Shortcodes Indep, which is a shortcode generator, that allows you to insert different buttons or settings into a post or a page, like drop caps, columns, image box, tabs, title, website’s author profile and other elements.
Using Theme Options you can setup your header, general design, posts and ads. You can add advertisements like ad image, ad link or ad code in your header, above the content, under the content, and on the footer area.
SimpleMag theme is social network friendly and your posts can become viral using the social sharing buttons. This theme has a review system, and features like audio and video posts can give dynamism to your creative website.This theme is compatible with Woocommerce, bbPress and BuddyPress plugins.
|Category||News / Blog / Magazine|
|Envato elite author||Yes|
|Content width||1172 px|
|Browser compatibility||IE8+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari / Edge|
|FONTS AND TRANSLATION|
|Post view counter||Yes|
|Custom image lightbox||-|
|Custom image galery||Yes|
|Background image ad||-|
|CSS file size||142 kb|
|Explicit screen shots||Yes|
|Value for the money||Very 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 SimpleMag theme’s default demo on different page speed tests, and it loads the content high. (screens) 87/100 on Google Page Speed.
Theme’s changelog shows that a major update was done in September 2015, and since then, no considerable adjustments were made. SmartMag Settings could use a new design with more customizing options. No post views system is available and there is no masonry layout. Even if video posts can be created, you can not add a video playlist on your website.