Last update: Version 2.5 – January 19, 2015

Hot Topix is the complete makeover for your Wordpress magazine site! This ultra-modern, professional theme is compatible with WooCommerce and bbPress, is retina-ready, fully-responsive and comes with five different ad units, including a wallpaper ad. Hot Topix also comes with a drag-and-drop homepage, featured posts on each category page, a “sticky” menu bar, post/page slideshows and so much more!

Menufication Theia Post Slider WooCommerce/BBPress Audio/Video Posts Featured Headline Unlimited Colors

Other Key Features

Responsive design – Hot Topix adjusts its layout based on the device it is being viewed on. This means the theme’s content will be easy to read and easy to navigate whether it is being viewed on a desktop computer, a tablet or a mobile device.

Retina Ready – The theme and its images look sharp and crisp on retina-ready devices!

Featured Posts on Category Pages – No more boring category pages with a list of the most recent posts. Hot Topix prominently displays the 5 most recent posts so your category pages look as professional as the homepage!

4 Different Ad Units – Hot Topix takes full advantage of available ad space to give you 5 different ad units, including a rare wallpaper ad and a special ad unit for mobile devices! The ad units include a 970×90 leaderboard ad (which can also be used as a 728×90 ad banner), a wallpaper ad, and unlimited 300×250 and 160×600 ads.

Drag-and-Drop Homepage – Create unlimited homepage layouts by dragging and dropping our custom widgets into the layout that gives your website the professional look and feel you are truly looking for.

10 Custom Widgets – From a custom carousel widget that displays your content prominently on the homepage to a custom tabber widget that displays popular posts, Hot Topix gives you the flexibility and ease of use to display your content the way you want it without altering any code.

Complete List of Features

  • Compatible with Wordpress 4.1
  • SEO Optimized
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Translation-ready (contains .po/.mo files)
  • Comes with XML dummy data (posts, tags, categories, menus)
  • Easy implementation with Google Adsense ads
  • Wordpress Featured Image support
  • Wordpress Custom Background support
  • Wordpress Custom Menu support
  • No need for any additional plugins
  • Custom Theme Options panel
  • Custom CSS section in Theme Options so users will not lose custom changes to CSS when you update to a new version
  • Built in Google Analytics support
  • Optional homepage blog layout
  • Free lifetime updates
  • News ticker
  • Mobile/tablet versions use “swipe” navigation for carousel widget
  • Easy logo customization
  • Threaded comments
  • Ability to turn Responsiveness on/off
  • Ability to turn Featured Image on posts on/off
  • Ability to turn social buttons on posts on/off
  • Optional Author Info at the bottom of posts
  • Custom copyright/footer text
  • Custom favicon
  • In-depth documentation
  • And much more!

More Testimonials

This is an excellent theme. Super-great and fast support. Five Stars.
- OneEyeBrand
I purchased this theme and it does everything advertised and more.

The coding is well done, it works error free with quite a number of plug-ins that I am running and the finished product is well worth the investment.

The support is top notch and I would definitely recommend this template and this author.
- fonic8
I am a professional designer. I used to use themes for clients, but none ever had what I wanted, so I started to create my own from scratch. However, I have a personal blog site that I run, and I wanted a magazine theme that would fit my needs.

Let me make this clear. I HAVE DOWNLOADED OVER 100 THEMES from theme forest. Each come with it’s own complications.

This theme is BY FAR, the easiest to implement, and the best looking. It’s SIMPLE to make changes to it (php, css knowledge of course), and it’s a great, great, great SOLID theme.

I can’t tell you how many times I have run across themes with such complicated php that you can’t do ANYTHING with it. THIS THEME IS NOT THAT CASE.

Out of the box, it just WORKS. If you are looking for a theme that works out of the box, OR one that you can customize, THIS THEME IS IT.

I cannot stress enough how happy I am with this purchase. NICE JOB.
- tuskmaster
I highly recommend purchasing this theme or any from MVP. Great themes and awesome support. Keep up the great work !
- onthegom


MVP Themes takes pride in its support! If you have any questions related to the setup of Hot Topix that are not covered by the theme documentation or if you run into any bugs with the theme, please submit a ticket at the MVP Themes Support Center.

Unfortunately, MVP Themes cannot perform customization work for each of our customers, so Hot Topix comes “as-is”. Any customization you would like to make to the theme outside of fixing bugs will need to be done by you or a third party.


v2.5 – January 19, 2015
  • Updates social sharing buttons
  • Makes minor visual updates
  • Updates Theia Post Slider to latest version (1.8.1)
Affected files:
All files
v2.4.1 – January 6, 2015
  • Fixes bug with default mobile menu
  • Fixes bug caused by last update causing plugins to load in author description
Affected files:
v2.4 – December 19, 2014
  • Fixed issue with nav menu in Chrome
  • Fixes conflict between plugins and author description on post pages
  • Updates Theia Post Slider plugin to latest version (1.8.0)
Affected files:
v2.3 – September 26, 2014
  • Fixes retina related errors by updating retina.js to latest version
  • Updates Theia Post Slider plugin to latest version (1.6.4)
Affected files:
v2.2.1 – August 19, 2014
  • Updates Theia Post Slider plugin to latest version (1.5.7)
Affected files:
v2.2 – June 13, 2014
  • Fixed minor bug with jumping on mouseover for Featured Posts section
  • Fixed minor bug with enabling social sharing toggle on attachment pages
  • Fixed minor bug with unclickable buttons on My Account page of WooCommerce
  • Updates Theia Post Slider plugin to latest version (1.5.4)
Affected files:
v2.1 – March 28, 2014
  • Updated date format in several places
  • Updates Theia Post Slider plugin to latest version (1.4.1)
  • Fixes compatibility with some plugins
Affected files:
v2.0 – February 11, 2014
  • Adds WooCommerce Compatibility!
  • Adds BBPress Compatibility!
  • Adds (optional) Fly-Out Mobile/Tablet Navigation via Menufication plugin, which is now included in the theme.
  • Adds ability to turn Featured Posts section on category pages on/off within Theme Options
  • Updates Theia Post Slider plugin to the latest version (1.3.9)
  • Fixes minor bugs
Affected files:
/css/menufication.css (new file)
sidebar-woo.php (new file)
woocommerce.php (new file)
v1.10 – January 21, 2014
  • Posts in Featured Posts section are no longer duplicated below the section in the Homepage Blog Layout .
Affected files:
v1.09 – January 9, 2014
  • Fixes bug for social sharing buttons below post
  • Fixes bug related to Theia Post Slider that affected some installations. The plugin is now included separately. Existing users will now have to install it as a plugin.
Affected files:
/admin/theia-post-slider (removes folder)
v1.08 – December 16, 2013
  • Updates Theia Post Slider plugin to latest version (1.3.4)
  • Adds Tumblr button to social buttons
Affected files:
/admin/theia-post-slider (entire folder)

v1.07 – November 9, 2013

  • Adds ability to replace featured image with video/audio embeds in posts
  • Adds ability to disable responsiveness
  • Adds ability to disable featured images on posts individually
  • Updates social sharing button functionality
  • Updates opacity for Featured Posts section and dark widgets
  • Updates code for page titles, improving compatiblity with SEO plugins
  • Fixes small bug with slight movement of Google Fonts during transitions
  • Fixes small bug with mobile menu
  • Improved Child Theme compatibility
  • Removed mobile ad unit and replaced it with compatibility with Google’s responsive ad unit
Affected files:
/admin/theia-post-slider/ (entire folder)
/css/media-queries.css (new file)

v1.06 – September 4, 2013

  • Updates Theia Post Sldier to latest version (1.1.7).
  • Makes minor bug fix to CSS.
Affected files:
/admin/theia-post-slider/ (entire folder)

v1.05.2 – August 23, 2013

  • Fixes issue with Author Box information on author pages.
v1.05.1 – August 9, 2013
  • Fixes issue affecting customers with a very large number of Tags (10,000+) that caused a heavy load on the server.
v1.05 – July 16, 2013
  • Made several upgrades to improve overall performance
  • Updates .po/.mo files to include more translatable words
  • Updates widget structure to increase compatibility with more plugins (requires existing customers to place widgets back into appropriate widget areas from “unused widgets” area)
  • Removes shortcodes as per new Themeforest guidelines
  • Removes Twitter widget due to update in Twitter API
  • Made small fixes to CSS and other small functionality improvements
v1.04 – June 7, 2013
  • Adds option to place leaderboard ad next to logo
  • Made small fixes to CSS and other small functionality improvements
v1.03 – May 13, 2013
  • Adds 600+ Google Fonts
  • Made small fixes to CSS and other small functionality improvements
v1.02 – May 9, 2013
  • Adds localization support (.po/.mo files)
  • Adds XML dummy data
  • Made small fixes to CSS and other small functionality improvements
v1.01.1 – May 9, 2013
  • Fixes bug causing the sidebar to display incorrectly
v1.01 – May 8, 2013
  • Added (optional) Author Info at the bottom of posts
  • Added option to turn on/off social share buttons on posts
  • Fixed other minor bugs