One of my clients wanted a magazine-style WordPress theme for their Arabic site. I don’t like to re-invent the wheel and started to look for magazine themes for WordPress on ThemeForest that supports RTL and shortlisted few.
As I nailed down client’s requirement, OldPaper is the ultimate choice of WordPress theme. OldPaper includes Taqyeem review plugin that allows users to rate products which cost $22 and so the effective cost of OldPaper theme is $37 only which was an awesome deal for my client.
Once I installed the theme for my client, found that this theme does not have that lengthy install process of importing XMLs and setting up widgets to make it look like the demo.
Activate the theme and it shows options to install the needed plugins.
Few clicks and you are ready to rock and roll.
Theme Settings Area
Everything is controlled from the backend settings which makes this theme very user friendly.
1. Favicon, tagline and support for RTL.
2. Select featured posts, how many featured posts, which category of posts should be featured, show except, the length of the excerpt …
3. Upload logo but more importantly it doesn’t need a logo to be of predefined size. The preferred size is 570×140 but the final logo is not cropped even if you upload any dimension logo. Apart from options for a logo, select header layout from 3 different choices.
4. Has options to style pages.
5. Can customize posts and articles.
6. Add custom CSS and JS
7. Add social links and they will display automatically in the top menu.
8. Select from many different style and color.
Here are the complete list of features as copied over from the ThemeForest.
- Revolutionary Design!
- Bootstrap solid Framework + LESS
- Valid HTML5 / CSS3
- 7 Predefinited Skins and unlimited schemas
- Premium Review System ( Taqyeem – WordPress Review Plugin $22 Value !)
- Logo upload
- Favicon upload
- Boxed or Fullwidth Layout
- 600+ Google Webfonts
- Retina Ready & Responsive Design
- Translation Ready (includes .mo/.po files)
- Ple-loader animation: You can select your favourite icon
- Compatible with WordPress 3.8+
- Animate.css animations
- Contact form 7 support
- Live Customization
- Fontawesome icons (300+ icons)
- Child-Theme Ready (and included)
- Post formats: Images + Videos + Music + Quotes
- Breaking news options: below footer (on/off options)
- Article/pages sortable options
- Redux Framework Options Panel
- Seo Friendly
- Demo XML (ready to go!)
- Header ADS via Options Panel
- Social Networks Profile Settings
- New concept design on Themeforest
- Authors dedicated Page
- Contacts Page (with Contact Form 7 support)
- A lot of shortcodes: Last articles with image, Last articles in a certain category, delimiters shortcodes,
- and much more…
- All customizations via options panel
- Elements: Posts Carousel, Standard Post, Dropcaps, Alerts, Progress etc..
- All standard wordpress widgets stylized
- Well organized source codes
Taqyeem – WordPress Review Plugin
Taqyeem – WordPress Review rating WordPress plugin adds lovely ratings and reviews to posts, pages, and custom post types with lots of customization options. Supports rich snippet review microdata and allows user ratings.
1. Allows guest to rate.
2. Style your review layout
3. Typography Options
Miscellaneous features of OldPaper theme I like.
1. Support for multiple post format.
2. Supports 2 column footer widget layout.
3. Support WordPress Customize menu.
4. Option to add breaking news.
5. Supports Woo-commerce
Supports Woocommerce product pages and integrates product ratings of Taqyeem with Woocommerce products.
If you want a magazine style WordPress theme, like the design of oldPaper and don’t want to be wasting too much setting up the theme, OldPaper is the right choice for you.