I have always liked news and magazine style themes and especially those created by WPZoom. Recently a new sporty was released by WPZoom and I believe it worth checking out if you are working with WordPress as a professional web designer or if you are planning to set up your own news portal or online magazine. SportPress is probably the first Sports theme created for WordPress and the result is good. If SportPress sporty? Yes sure it is! Still it offers a really clean design and manage to have a lot of information on the front page without being messy. It is clearly one of the more interesting WordPress magazine themes available if you ant to create a sport magazine or provide daily updates on sports news. Also check out one of the best wordpress theme collections for news sites!
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The theme includes a pretty standard dropdown menu and while this is not impressive it does what is needed. Below the navigation you find a good looking slider showing featured posts. It is integrated really well into the page and the text contains category and other post details. This is really useful.
Below the slider you find a widgetized area offering video and image lightbox on click. This a pretty cool feature.
SportPress offers a lot of widget place holders making it possible to design your site with very high flexibility without need for coding. Below you can se how the theme layout have been structured. As you can see the theme contains 9 Custom Widgets which will allow you present your content in WordPress much better. The homepage has two different layouts: Magazine Style and Traditional Blog. With Magazine Style enabled, you have the flexibility to create your own layout, because there are 7 widgetized areas, with different structures and locations, in which you can add any widgets you want.
SportPress have Short Codes as part of the package as it is more or less required today for a serious theme. There are not lot of Short Codes available but the once typically needed are there which is fine.
There are various page layouts available and e.g. it is possible to move the sidebar to the left side or remove it completely
WordPress Options Pages
To make it easy and give you optimal flexibility without need for coding the CadabraPress includes the WPZoom options panels.
You can check the options panel out here and see more details.
Check out more SportPress features on the WPZoom site. Also check out hundreds of Tumblr Themes in this post if you want to consider an alternative CMS platform.