Best Magazine WordPress Design: Byline

Released last month, Byline is a beautiful magazine design from theme developers Pro Theme Design (it uses their popular Elemental Framework).

Byline Theme Features

The theme boasts multi-level drop down menus, advertising integration and a cool headline area on the home page that displays the latest articles from certain categories. It also comes packaged with a lot of custom page templates for pages such as a contact page, blogroll, sitemaps and image gallery.

As you can see from the screenshot below, the theme is perfect for a news website, magazine or traditional blog.

Byline WordPress Theme


Categories use the featured image option to brighten up the browsing experience for readers, giving your website a very professional look.

Byline WordPress Theme

The single post template uses three columns and places meta information and social media voting options on the left hand side of the page.

Byline WordPress Theme

Is Byline Magazine Theme Easy For Users?

It’s only when you visit the options page, which is powered by their Elemental Framework, that you realise how customisable and user friendly this theme is. Beginners should find this area particularly useful as common modifications such as displaying child categories and hiding excerpts can be switched on and off.

Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools and Adsense can be integrated via the options area. You need to assign your WordPress menus to the correct zones in the options area too (instead of assigning their location in the menu page). It’s not the most advanced framework available though it should be more than enough for most people.

Byline WordPress Theme

I was particularly impressed with Bylines professional and clean looking design. The included options area also makes it a perfect theme for beginners and experts alike.

A basic license for Byline retails for $79.99 and includes a copy of their Elemental Framework (worth $59.99). A developer license will set you back $169.99 and comes with the original PSD files for editing.

Worth checking out if you are looking for a premium blog, news or magazine design.


Link: Byline WordPress Theme