Fotomag – A Silky Minimalist Blogging Magazine WordPress Theme For Visual Storytelling

Fotomag - A Silky Minimalist Blogging Magazine WordPress Theme For Visual Storytelling

Fotomag - A Silky Minimalist Blogging Magazine WordPress Theme For Visual StorytellingFotomag - A Silky Minimalist Blogging Magazine WordPress Theme For Visual Storytelling

Fotomag is a silky-smooth and minimalist photography magazine for WordPress. Fotomag is anti-bloatware and only follows WordPress and general best coding standards to ensure Fotomag will probably be the easiest blogging WordPress theme you will ever set up and enjoy – all the options are completely controlled via WordPress’ customizer.

Fotomag is a minimalist WordPress magazine for visual sites about travel, recipes, personal and everything in between.

The design is the result of a lot of coffee and time at the drawing board. The big goal was to make the user content and imagery be the main focus. No distractions that visitors don’t actually care about. And of course to make the experience “feel” as delicious as its performance. Fotomag is ideal for any modern website that wants to focus on story telling with beautiful imagery. From travel journals to recipe sites to company blogs. And everything in between.

Fotomag - A Silky Minimalist Blogging Magazine WordPress Theme For Visual Storytelling Fotomag - A Silky Minimalist Blogging Magazine WordPress Theme For Visual Storytelling Fotomag - A Silky Minimalist Blogging Magazine WordPress Theme For Visual Storytelling

General Features

  • Custom CSS box to easily enter any specific visual customizations
  • Custom JavaScript input to easily enter any custom JavaScript code
  • Responsive design that looks great on screens of all shapes, orientations and sizes.
  • Retina Ready (HD) WordPress photography magazine theme
  • Comes with .mo/.po files for quick and easy translation. Spanish already translated.
  • Integrated lightbox (can be turned on/off in the customizer)
  • Touch-friendly slider and user experience
  • Author pages can add social network icons that link to author profile links
  • Logo options, including Retina logo option
  • Set top and bottom padding for header (logo area)
  • Almost everything can be turned on/off from the customizer

Pages Features

  • Post Format: Gallery. Beautiful full-screen gallery that is super touch friendly and portrait-image friendly too. You can see the demo of it here: Gallery Post Demo
  • Post Format: Video (Able to embed YouTube / Vimeo / Kickstarter / Viddler videos). They will appear in a minimalist lightbox at the press of the play button (YouTube starts playing automatically when the play button is pressed, and paused if the X button or background is pressed)
  • Post Format: Audio(Able to embed any audio embed). They will appear in a minimalist lightbox at the press of the play button.
  • Show Category Above Title (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Down Arrow On Image (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Like System (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Progress Bar (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Author Box (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Publish Date (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Tags (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Sharing Block (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Next + Previous Posts (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Comments (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Related Posts(Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Placeholder Image option to set a default image to show for posts without featured image.

Pages Features

  • Progress Bar (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Sharing Block (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)
  • Comments (Can be turned on/off in Customizer)

Right Sticky navigation menu

  • Set any background image or color for the slide in navigation menu
  • Set an opacity value for background image to make it more/less visible
  • Set the menu items font color to work with your chosen background image/color
  • Add social media icons to bottom of slide in menu

Left Sticky navigation menu

  • Add social media icons to appear on the left menu
  • Show search icon + search lightbox modal (Can be turned on/off)
  • Show subscribe + subscribe lightbox modal (Can be turned on/off) and recommended service is MailChimp
  • Set text for subscribe button in left naviation menu
  • Set text for subscribe lightbox modal title
  • Set text for subscribe lightbox modal sub title
  • Set any background image or color for subscribe lightbox modal/li>
  • Set an opacity value for background image to make it more/less visible in the subscribe lightbox modal
  • Set the subscribe lightbox modal font color to work with your chosen background image/color

Typography

  • Set font family for titles (Select any Google font using a select option with all of them in the customizer)
  • Set font family for body (Select any Google font using a select option with all of them in the customizer)
  • Set font family special character extensions (None/One/Multiple can be ticked in the customizer)
  • Set line height for desktops and mobiles (All easily controlled in the customizer)
  • Set font size for desktops and mobiles (All easily controlled in the customizer)
  • Set desired font color for article text (Easily controlled with colorpicker option in the customizer)
  • Set desired font color for headings (Easily controlled with colorpicker option in the customizer)
  • Set desired font color for blockquotes (Easily controlled with colorpicker option in the customizer)
  • Set desired font color for links and links hover action (Easily controlled with colorpicker option in the customizer)
  • Set desired font color for widget links and widget links hover action (Easily controlled with colorpicker option in the customizer)

Footer

  • Footer widget area to insert widgets in the footer
  • Logo options, including Retina logo option
  • Text area to insert text under the Footer logo area
  • Text area to insert copyright line text in the footer
  • Lots of social icons options for the footer area
  • Footer menu available in Appearance -> Menus. It appears above the copyright line

Extra options

  • Integrated lightbox (can be turned on/off in the customizer)
  • Minified Javascript Option (can be turned on/off in the customizer)
  • Load YouTube API option for automatic play of video post formats (can be turned on/off in the customizer)
  • Pagination style option: Number pagination or infinite scroll with load more button

A dream: Super clean code and child-theme ready

Fotomag was written following all modern WordPress coding standards, with regards to security, prefix best practises and file structure. The theme uses clean PHP, HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript code. The theme also comes with a ready-to-use child theme file that works instantly.

For all theme customizations (i.e. add or change the theme’s code to make it do something it doesn’t do or add specific functionality) you will need to hire a developer to help you out. It is recommended to look for one on http://studio.envato.com as that site is run by the same people who run Themeforest.

Suggestions for future updates?

If you have a suggestion that you think would improve the theme, please leave a comment with the details and it will be considered.

Credits

  • Images used are from Unsplash, Hillary Boles under cc2 with some minor alterations (cropped/changed proportions).