WordPress was originally intended for bloggers only and it rapidly gained momentum. Today WordPress in not only the most popular blogging platform, but it is also invading other publishing areas with great success. It is quite common today to see business website (typically referred to as CMS), shops, community/member sites etc. build using WordPress. Even traditional magazine publishing is possible and worth considering. Over the years the WordPress multiuser publishing and CMS capabilities have improved significantly and it has grown into a mature, very user friendly and powerful publishing platform. In this review I have looked at the Magnific CMS theme from WPZOOM – a good choice for building a website with WordPress.
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WordPress CMS Theme Review
Magnific is an innovative and flexible CMS theme with multiple page layouts: Magazine Style or Traditional Blog and improved Option Panel with easy access to configure SEO Options, Navigation, etc. The themes two styles can be seen below in full length.
Featured content sliders are very popular today and a must have on most company websites for drawing attention to the most important news, announcements and products. The Magnific Theme includes a good looking featured content slider with thumbnails, title and excerpt. Also there is a breaking news feature that allows you to flash short news and promotions.
You can promote your Twitter & Facebook accounts easily from Themes Options
The Magnific Theme provide some really great looking sliders for categories. When using WordPress as a CMS this is really a nice functionality for showcasing products and services.
The theme have widgetized Sidebar & Footer and a great looking customizable drop down navigation.
WordPress Options Pages
To make it easy and give you optimal flexibility without need for coding the Magnific theme includes the WPZoom options panels.
You can check the options panel out here and see more details.
Other relevant resources
If you are looking for more inspiration on how to use WordPress as a web site CMS.
- 20+ Awesome Non-Blogging Websites Using WordPress as CMS
- 20 Remarkable Examples of Websites Powered by WordPress
- 90+ Best Plugins and Themes to Turn WordPress into a Powerful CMS
- New Stunning WordPress CMS Theme – The Firm
- A New WordPress Slideshow Plugin Creates Beautiful Slideshows in a Snap!
- WordPress SEO Guideline
- 20 Plugins That Extend the Standard WordPress Feature Set