Max Mag - Responsive Wordpress Magazine Theme

Last update: Version 2.2 – September 26, 2014

A feature-rich, professional media and magazine theme. Max Mag is fully-responsive, retina-ready and Compatible with WooCommerce and bbPress. It also includes a “sticky” menu bar, a slider on each category page, 5 different ad units (including a wallpaper and mobile ad), a drag-and-drop homepage, 16 custom widgets, secondary feature headlines, SEO friendly and so much more!

Testimonials

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Key Features

Responsive Design – Max Mag 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!

Slider on Category Pages – No more boring category pages with a list of the most recent posts. Max Mag gives you a slider to display your most recent posts on your category pages!

Post & Page Slideshows -Max Mag utilizes Theia Post Slider to give you dynamic slideshows in your posts and pages. Now, you can increase page views and ad impressions while providing excellent, organized content in a fluid slideshow. The slideshow comes with a set of options that includes the ability to reload the page with each slide to increase ad impressions.

“Sticky” Menu Bar – Max Mag comes with a “sticky” menu bar that will always stay at the top of your device window as you scroll down the page for quick and easy navigation.

5 Different Ad Units – Max Mag takes full advantage of available ad space to give you 5 different ad units, including a rare wallpaper ad! The ad units include a 970×90 leaderboard ad (which can also be used as a 728×90 ad banner), a wallpaper ad

15 Custom Widgets – From a custom carousel widget that displays your content prominently on the homepage to an optional homepage blog layout widget, Max Mag gives you the flexibility and ease of use to display your content the way you want it without altering any code.

Featured Headline – Most major news and magazine sites use shorter “teaser” headlines in their featured content section on the homepage. Max Mag gives you the same option to spruce up your featured items with a custom “teaser” headline.

Complete List of Features

  • Compatible with Wordpress 4.0
  • SEO Optimized
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Translation-ready (contains .po/.mo files)
  • 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 changes to CSS when updates are made
  • Built in Google Analytics support
  • Custom featured slider options
  • Optional homepage blog layout
  • Two sidebar options: One for the homepage and one for the rest of the site
  • Display as many widgets as you’d like in any of the five different widget areas
  • News ticker
  • Two navigation areas
  • Homepage carousel widget that holds as many articles as you’d like
  • Mobile/tablet versions use “swipe” navigation for featured slider and carousel
  • Easy logo customization
  • Threaded comments
  • Ability to turn responsiveness on/off
  • Ability to turn Featured Image on posts on/off
  • Ability to turn Author Info Box on posts on/off
  • Sidebar tabber with recent posts, popular posts and recent comments tabs
  • Custom copyright/footer text
  • Custom favicon
  • In-depth documentation
  • And much more!

More Testimonials

Congrats, MVP Themes! I’ve just started using Max Mag and it’s by far the most wonderful and the simplest theme for an online magazine (coming from my experience, since this is my third purchase on ThemeForest). Coming with Theia Slider is just wonderful because I was planning to purchase it separately.

No coding skill necessary (I have none) – This is the first time I haven’t paid a third party for modifications.

I am amazed and very grateful for such wonderful work. Just wanted to lay back my feedback to you!

Keep up the good work, MVP Themes!
- claudiaico
Rated 5 stars – Not only did the theme give all the functionality I was looking for in a new project, more importantly the support has been fantastic. Often replies have come fast and tickets have been reopened without question where issues weren’t 100% resolved. Would be more themes from this author in the future for this alone.
- GoodPropertyGuide
I rate this theme and the developer 5 stars!

I just want to leave a comment and say that I’m very impressed with both this theme and the developer. I obviously don’t want to see a bunch of sites that are the same theme as mine so I never leave reviews but I can’t be quiet on this one. I had some issues NOT related to the theme but to the way my sites content is published and the developer was super faster with email support, I mean, within minutes I was getting replies and the solutions worked great!

I have purchased many themes over the years from various sites and companies and for the way that this theme looks to your audience i.e not a wordpress based site and for how much you can customize this site I must tip my hat to the developer. Great job! Many themes look nice but you must have at least an intermediate understanding of the core working of wordpress to make them work, that is not the case here, you simply drag, drop, select and hit save. Literally that’s all you do for 90% of the theme!
- Honor90

This is a brilliant theme, one of the best I have had the pleasure of installing. And whats more, the after sales service is second to none.
- WarwickJones

I just want to say I am very happy with this theme, simple, fast loading, and intuitive. Congratulations to its creator and say you’ve done a great job, keep it up.
- pototo

Let me first congratulate you and give an absolute 5 star rating to this theme. I find the theme exactly what I needed for my magazine website. The options are great and the ease of building home page was fantastic. I have HTML knowledge not PHP , but in this theme everything was so organized it was easy for me to make the necessary changes I wanted to make.
- WebPixels

My problem has been solved so quickly.. I’m really happy with your support, it’s simply the best I ever had on Themeforest ! Thank’s again for your great theme and your effectiveness.
- ALavocat

I’ll say that this is definitely the best out-of-the-box responsive, magazine style theme I’ve come across (and I’ve worked with dozens in the past few months alone).
- jrcworth
Just Purchased this theme. Best theme on Themeforest in magazine category. Great features. If anybody is looking for a theme in magazine/blog/news category. This is the best option. Just buy it.
- wphyd

Support

MVP Themes takes pride in its support! If you have any questions related to the setup of Max Mag 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 Max Mag 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.

Updates

v2.2 – September 26, 2014
  • Fixes retina relates errors by updating retina.js to latest version
  • Fixes bug with Twitter and Google Plus social sharing buttons at bottom of posts
  • Updates Theia Post Slider to latest version (1.6.4)
Affected files:
/js/retina.js
style.css
v2.1.1 – August 19, 2014
  • Updates Theia Post Slider to latest version (1.5.7)
Affected files:
None
v2.1 – April 24, 2014
  • Fixes conflict with bbPress breadcrumbs
  • Fixes minor bug with unclickable buttons on some Woocommerce pages
  • Updates Theia Post Slider to latest version
Affected files:
/admin/theme-settings.php
functions.php
page.php
style.css
v2.0 – February 19, 2014
  • Adds WooCommerce compatibility!
  • Adds bbPress compatibility!
  • Adds Menufication plugin (fly-out mobile navigation)!
  • Adds secondary menu to header
  • Adds ability to disable featured slider on category pages
Affected files:
/admin/theme-settings.php
/css/media-queries.css
/css/menufication.css
category.php
header.php
functions.php
sidebar-woo.php (new file)
style.css
woocommerce.php (new file)
v1.16 – January 9, 2014
  • 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)
/admin/theme-settings.php
functions.php
v1.15 – December 16, 2013
  • Updates Theia Post Slider plugin to latest version (1.3.4)
Affected files:
All files

v1.14 – November 11, 2013

  • Adds ability to add video/audio embeds at the top of posts
  • Adds ability to disable responsiveness
  • Adds ability to disable featured images on posts individually
  • Updates social sharing button functionality
  • Updates code for page titles, improving compatiblity with SEO plugins
  • Updates language strings
  • Updates Theia Post Slider
  • Improved Child Theme compatibility
  • Removed mobile ad unit and replaced it with compatibility with Google’s responsive ad unit
Affected files:
All files

v1.13.1 – August 23, 2013

  • Fixes issue with Author Box information on author pages.
v1.13 – August 9, 2013
  • Made several upgrades to improve overall performance
  • Adds Custom Background Support
  • Adds Author info box on Author Pages
  • Updates .po/.mo files
  • 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
v1.12 – May 15, 2013
  • Adds localization support (.po/.mo files)
  • Widens leaderboard ad area to 970px (removing 222×90 ad) and adds 320×50 mobile ad
  • Adds separate footer menu
  • Made small fixes to CSS and other small functionality improvements
v1.11 – April 23, 2013
  • Added widget for Category Middle Widget area that displays latest posts of the category on the category page.
  • Fixed minor bugs relating to social sharing buttons and slideshow feature
v1.10 – April 5, 2013
  • Added “Latest News” page template that displays all posts on the site
  • Made small changes to CSS and documentation
v1.09 – March 7, 2013
  • Theme is now retina-ready
  • Modified mobile menu to allow second- and third-level dropdowns
v1.08 – February 12, 2013
  • Added Twitter widget
  • Widgetized middle column on category pages
  • Made minor changes to CSS
v1.07 – January 2, 2013
  • Added custom CSS section to Theme Options so users will not lose any CSS changes when updates are made
v1.06.1 – November 2, 2012
  • Changed the way Google Plus information is entered in Theme Options
  • Fixed minor bugs
v1.06 – October 22, 2012
  • Added styling on homepage, category pages and archive page for posts without images
  • Removed Twitter widget (no longer supported due to change in Twitter API)
  • Fixed Google Analytics code bug
  • Fixed other minor bugs
v1.05 – October 16, 2012
  • Added Post/Page Slideshows
  • Fixed bug causing theme to crash in IE8
  • Altered shortcodes
  • Fixed other minor bugs
v1.04 – October 13, 2012
  • Fixed bug with skyscraper ad on homepage
  • Added ability to make featured posts and author info box optional
  • Fixed other minor bugs
v1.03 – October 9, 2012
  • Fixed bug on category pages displaying “Latest News”
v1.02 – October 6, 2012
  • Added over 50 shortcodes
  • Fixed minor bugs
v1.01 – October 3, 2012
  • Added homepage blog layout widget
  • Fixed bug relating to IE8 compatibility
  • Fixed other minor bugs
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