We are happy to announce the release of the Magazine 2.0 child theme. This WordPress theme works on the Genesis Framework and can be downloaded by Pro Plus members in the support forum. All others can purchase the package here.
Updating to Magazine v2.0
This version underwent a major code update which means there’s not an easy update path. If you’re happy with your site built on a previous version of the theme, there’s no need to update.
The first part of the update was a complete rewrite of CSS which is based on the updated Genesis sample child theme. This will allow for more efficient coding and easier customization. In addition to that, we rewrote the home.php file so upon theme activation, the standard loop loads until the home widgets are placed into their appropriate areas.
The Magazine child theme includes the following features: 7 color styles (blue, green, lavender, orange, pink, red and teal), 6 layout options, custom background, custom header, featured images, fixed width, theme options, threaded comments.
Genesis Tabs Coming Soon
You might notice is that the Magazine theme demo is now running the Genesis Slider plugin. The Slider, as you know, was extracted out of child themes and made into a standalone plugin. We will be doing the same thing with the tabs (coming soon), which the Magazine theme is already styled for.