Magazine 2.1 Theme Now Available

We are happy to announce the release of the Magazine 2.1 child theme. This WordPress theme works on the Genesis Framework and can be downloaded by Pro Plus members in the support forum. Others can purchase the package here.

The Magazine theme is the 12th theme released here which has been developed to be mobile responsive in design. View all responsive WordPress themes.

Updating to Magazine v2.1

This version has a few minor changes, which include the addition of a Landing Page template, and was updated for mobile responsive design. We also replaced the Genesis Slider with the Genesis Responsive Slider for the featured section on the homepage.

If you are currently running the Magazine 2.0 theme, you can find instructions on how to manually update your theme.

Click here to see how the Magazine theme looks across mobile devices.

Theme Features

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, mobile responsive design, theme options, threaded comments.

Take the new Magazine theme for a test drive…

Magazine Child Theme


  1. This is a great update. Thank you. More responsive themes please! And one suggestion: being able to pick a theme by whether or not the homepage is fully widgetized would be an awesome feature for the Theme Chooser. Blog style doesn’t work for a lot of organizations/groups who want more control.

  2. Good work Brian. Any idea when there will be an (mobile responsive) update for the Enterprise theme?

    Best regards, Rogier

    • Sorry for the delay in response, your comment was marked as spam. Not quite sure yet about Enterprise, but we’re hoping to move through our list of themes.

  3. Perfect! Just what I have been waiting for. Great job, Brian. Thanks!

  4. Wow, another theme goes for Responsive 😉 Nice update Brian

  5. Loving these mobile responsive updates, you guys are definitely leading the way in web standards!

  6. Love the responsive look. Great update.

    Question — Is 1024 really a mobile resolution these days? I didn’t expect to see it in there.

  7. Thanks guys, been looking forward to this one, nice start to the weekend for me :)

  8. Looks like only 2.0 is available in the download area :/

  9. I was all, is that the theme I’m using (who remembers names), and then I looked, and then it was, and then I was like, ooo-oooh. Very cool. Great update.

  10. Nice update. Thanks!

    Leon McKee

  11. I also want to say that I had serious issues with that first font change here at StudioPress but I’m loving this latest one!

    And I’m offer to investigate your source… :)

  12. I’ve been planning a switch from the eleven40 to the News theme for several reasons, including the narrower layout and extra features such as after post ads and more widget areas. However, I’ve held off because News isn’t responsive yet.

    So, I’m thinking the new responsive Magazine theme might be a good middle ground. It looks like it has some of the same layout features as News, including home-top, home-middle, and home-top. Is that correct? This would be ideal for me because I want to be able to add various news sections to my home page (Latest news, latest obituaries, latest opinion, etc.). Also, would I be able to insert ads in more places, such as after posts and content?

    Thank you.

  13. Thanks for the update! Looking forward to making the changes.

  14. Thank you guys to update these “old” themes to mobile responsive version!

    In iPad portrait mode, the slider needs some extra css to look fine. 😉

  15. Do you think I can use it for a town/city website?

  16. Hi Philippe I am trialing a town info site at and so far works although it is only partially populated. I previously used Lifestyle and when the new version is released might be tempted to go back to Lifestyle

  17. Thank’s Joseph i wait dor the Lifestyle new version

  18. thanks!

  19. This is a great update, Brian. Thank you. We moved to the Genesis Framework about six months ago and chose the Magazine Theme… we could not be happier. I’ve customized the site immensely since then so things are not “perfect” (yet) via the Mobile Responsive Design… but I’m up for the challenge.