Melissa - Personal Blog/Magazine WordPress Theme

Melissa - Personal Blog/Magazine WordPress Theme

Compatible with WordPress 4.9+ / 5.0+. Note: In WordPress 5.0 you need to use the Classic Editor plugin. Support for the new block editor (Gutenberg) will be added later.

Version 1.1.6 is out! (24 June 2018) Click here to view the changes.

Documentation Changelog

Melissa WordPress Theme - Features

Melissa is a modern, clean and easy to use personal blog/magazine WordPress theme with great attention to details. It is developed on the Bootstrap 3 framework – amazing and beautiful HTML, CSS, and JS framework. It means that Melissa will look great on any device – be it a 17’ laptop screen or an iPad, iPhone.

It comes with 7 custom widgets, 7 areas for widgets, 10 post formats, 7 blog page layouts, 4 pagination types, and tons of theme options.

Melissa WordPress theme is perfect for classic blog and small online magazines. Check out our demo pages to see some amazing features, such as video/image background in the header for the whole site and for each post/page, 5 different layouts for single posts for better presentation of your content, 4 different pagination types for your site, all WordPress post formats, and etc. Thank you for your interest! Enjoy ;)

Feature List

  • Works with WordPress 4.9.x / 5.0.x. Note: In WordPress 5.0 you need to use the Classic Editor plugin. Support for the new block editor (Gutenberg) will be added later
  • Built with HTML5 and CSS3
  • Responsive design (adapts to mobile devices)
  • Retina ready (looks beautiful on mobile devices and tablets)
  • Built with Bootstrap 3
  • 500+ Google fonts
  • Standard fonts (Arial, Verdana, and etc)
  • 500+ Font Awesome Icons
  • Theme options powered by WordPress Customizer
  • Customizable header
    • Video background
    • Image background
    • Color background
  • Video/Image background in the header for the whole site and for each post/page
  • Parallax background for the header (video or image)
  • Show/Hide most elements
  • Social media icons in footer
  • Sticky menu
  • Drop-down menu support
  • Views counter
  • Comments counter
  • Likes counter
  • “About the Author” section
  • Related posts
  • “Back to top” button
  • Translation ready with mo/po files
  • 7 Layouts for Home/Category/Tag/Archive pages
    • 1 Column
    • 1 Column + Right sidebar
    • 1 Column + Left sidebar
    • 2 Columns
    • 2 Columns + Right sidebar
    • 2 Columns + Left sidebar
    • 3 Columns
  • 10 Post formats
    • Standard format
    • Image format
    • Gallery format
    • Video format
    • Audio format
    • Aside format
    • Link format
    • Quote format
    • Status format
    • Chat format
  • 4 Pagination types
    • Standard pagination
    • Next/Previous page links
    • Infinite scroll
    • Load More button
  • 5 Different layouts for single posts
    • Right sidebar
    • Left sidebar
    • Full width
    • Featured media – Right sidebar
    • Featured media – Left sidebar
  • 3 Different layouts for pages
    • Right sidebar
    • Left sidebar
    • Full width
  • 7 Custom widgets
    • Popular posts – The widget shows a list of popular posts
    • Posts list – The widget shows posts list with large thumbnails
    • Random posts – The widget shows a list of random posts
    • Recent posts – The widget shows a list of recent posts
    • Slider with posts – The widget shows a slider with posts
    • Social links – The widget shows links to social profiles
    • Thumbnails gallery – The widget shows a gallery of post thumbnails
  • 7 Areas for widgets
    • Homepage
    • Archive pages
    • Single post
    • Pages
    • Footer (column 1)
    • Footer (column 2)
    • Footer (column 3)
  • Social share buttons
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Google+
    • VK (VKontakte)
    • Pinterest
  • Includes XML file with demo data
  • Step-by-step documentation

Please Note

Melissa will only work with WordPress.ORG software.

Changelog

Version 1.1.6 – 24 June 2018

Updated:
- Slider Revolution Responsive jQuery Plugin (v5.4.8):
  - Fixed: YouTube BG video not loading sometimes in the latest Chrome

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Full changelog.txt: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/changelog.txt
How to update Melissa: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/#update-section

Version 1.1.5 – 07 June 2018

Updated:
- Slider Revolution Responsive jQuery Plugin (v5.4.7.2)

Fixed:
- Few minor CSS issues:
  - Comments Form: Cookies acceptance checkbox – Added new styles;
  - Changed styles for the video, embed, iframe, and object tags;
- TGM Plugin Activation library: Fixed warning ("Warning: sprintf() [function.sprintf]: Too few arguments in ... on line ...")

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Full changelog.txt: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/changelog.txt
How to update Melissa: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/#update-section

Version 1.1.4 – 23 November 2017

Updated:
- Slider Revolution Responsive jQuery Plugin (v5.4.6.3)

Fixed:
- Fixed an issue with the author biographical info in the "About the author" block and on the archive page with posts by one author
- Few minor CSS issues

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Full changelog.txt: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/changelog.txt
How to update Melissa: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/#update-section

Version 1.1.3 – 16 September 2017

Updated:
- Slider Revolution Responsive jQuery Plugin (v5.4.6)
- Theme screenshot

Fixed:
- Fixed an issue related to the "Preview Changes" mode and the post (and page) title
- Few minor CSS issues

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Full changelog.txt: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/changelog.txt
How to update Melissa: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/#update-section

Version 1.1.2 – 09 June 2017

Updated:
- Slider Revolution Responsive jQuery Plugin (v5.4.4)

Fixed:
- Bug with background YouTube video and SSL
- Widgets: HTML forms styles
- Few minor CSS issues
- Fixed issue with views counter

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Full changelog.txt: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/changelog.txt
How to update Melissa: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/#update-section

Version 1.1.1 – 17 January 2017

Fixed:
- PHP7 Deprecated Warnings: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; class_name has a deprecated constructor. Already fixed in the current version

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Full changelog.txt: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/changelog.txt
How to update Melissa: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/#update-section

Version 1.1 – 16 January 2017

Updated:
- Documentation
- Translation file

Fixed:
- Few minor CSS issues
- retina.js 404 errors

New:
- New option: "Show Featured media on the Single page (Show/Hide)" (Posts > Add New/Edit Post page > General Settings > Featured Media > Show Featured media on the Single page)
- New option: "Show Featured image on the Page (Show/Hide)" (Pages > Add New/Edit Page > Page Settings > Featured Image > Show Featured image on the Page)
- New option: "Featured Media: Hover Background Color" (Appearance > Customize > Colors > Content > Featured Media: Hover Background Color)
- New option: "Footer Widgets: Thumbnail Hover Background Color" (Appearance > Customize > Colors > Footer Widgets > Footer Widgets: Thumbnail Hover Background Color)
- Allowed to use the following HTML tags:
  - Customize > General Settings > Header Custom Text > Custom Title:
    - Allowed HTML Tags: span, strong, b, em, i.
    - Allowed Attributes: span: class; i: class.
  - Customize > General Settings > Header Custom Text > Custom Text: 
    - Allowed HTML Tags: a, span, strong, b, em, i, br.
    - Allowed Attributes: a: href, title, target, class; span: class; i: class.
  - Customize > Footer > Copyright > Copyright Text:
    - Allowed HTML Tags: a, span, strong, b, em, i, br.
    - Allowed Attributes: a: href, title, target, class; span: class; i: class.
  - Posts > Add New/Edit Post page > General Settings > HEADER > Subtitle:
    - Allowed HTML Tags: a, span, strong, b, em, i, br.
    - Allowed Attributes: a: href, title, target, class; span: class; i: class.
  - Pages > Add New/Edit Page > Page Settings > HEADER > Subtitle:
    - Allowed HTML Tags: a, span, strong, b, em, i, br.
    - Allowed Attributes: a: href, title, target, class; span: class; i: class.
- New option: "Subtitle Link Color" (Appearance > Customize > Colors > Header Content > Subtitle Link Color)
- New option: "Subtitle Hover Link Color" (Appearance > Customize > Colors > Header Content > Subtitle Hover Link Color)
- Added new social icon: GitHub
- New option: "GitHub URL" 
  - Appearance > Customize > Footer > Social Links & RSS > GitHub URL
  - Users > Your Profile > GitHub URL
- Added RSS icon to the "Melissa: Social Links" widget (Melissa: Social Links widget > RSS URL; please, if you use this widget, then after the update you need to re-activate it)
- New option: "Add data-no-retina attribute to all images" (Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Other Settings > Add "data-no-retina" attribute to all images (fixes retina.js 404 errors))

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Full changelog.txt: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/changelog.txt
How to update Melissa: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/#update-section

Version 1.0.1 – 16 December 2016

Updated:
- Documentation
- Slider Revolution Responsive jQuery Plugin (v5.3.1)

Fixed:
- Few minor CSS issues

Improvements:
- WordPress 4.7 compatibility (The script in this update will automatically migrate your existing custom CSS code to the new Additional CSS field, and then the old “Custom CSS” section will be automatically removed from WordPress Live Customizer)

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Full changelog.txt: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/changelog.txt
How to update Melissa: http://documentation.birdwp.com/wp-melissa/#update-section

Version 1.0 – 29 November 2016

- Release

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Audio and Video in the demo:

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