Start with a Theme: Magazine Styles in WordPress

with Morten Rand-Hendriksen
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Start with a Theme: Magazine Styles in WordPress
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This installment of Start with a Theme explains how to set up an online magazine using WordPress and three different themes that result in three completely different looks—without getting bogged down in code. Author Morten Rand-Hendriksen helps you get your WordPress site up and running quickly, and add the additional authors (or bylines) and standard content typical of any online magazine. He then illustrates the benefits and drawbacks of each of the three free themes, Max Magazine, Path, and Oxygen, and shows how to install and tweak their unique settings.

Topics include:
  • Adding content
  • Providing roles and access levels for multiple authors
  • Setting up an about page and a contact form
  • Installing and activating each theme
  • Customizing themes
  • Using custom Max Magazine widgets
  • Setting up the Oxygen front page
  • Configuring widgets and menus in Path
  • Getting the word out with social media sharing
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Hi, my name is Morten Rand-Hendriksen, and this is Start with a Theme Magazine Styles in WordPress. In this course we'll look at three different free WordPress themes you can use to create a cool, attractive, and easy-to-use magazine website. To start off, I'll give you a crash course in user management, then we'll take a look at the Max magazines theme and its features, we'll swap to the Oxygen theme and look at it's more advanced customization options, and finally, we'll activate the Path theme and see what it can do.

The web is a great place to publish your ideas, and making a magazine site with WordPress is now easier than ever. I'm excited to show you how you can get up and running in a snap. So let's get cracking with Start with a Theme Magazine Styles in WordPress.

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