MagPlus Review – Why Its So Popular Magazine WordPress Theme

indepth review of magplus wordpress magazine theme

If you are looking for a modern, dynamic and GDPR compliant magazine WordPress theme then look no further than MagPlus.

Designed, developed and maintained by an elite team of web developers named “ThemeBubble” it has served the purposes of more than 1560 users.

Developers have given complete attention to each and every single detail so that you as the user can create beautiful and modern websites without touching a single line of code.

According to the developers who created this theme, they have spent more than 1.5 years on understanding the market, users requirements and developing this template.

Important features that make MagPlus an ultimate choice for your next website.

  1. Inbuilt support for Google’s accelerated mobile page according to Google’s internal statistics, AMP pages loads almost 5 times faster on mobile devices.
  2. Helps to make your website comply with GDPR rules and regulations.
  3. Comes with inbuilt custom cache mechanism which helps to accelerate your site’s speed by almost 2.4 times.
  4. Designed and developed considering the best SEO practices.
  5. It has more than 160 different modules and elements. You can add these modules to any section of your website using drag and drop functionality.
  6. You get lifetime free updates.
  7. 100% translation ready and integrated support for WPML extension.

These are just a few important features of this theme. Below I have discussed some other essential characteristics in detail.

MagPlus WordPress Magazine Theme Review

In this article, I am going to review MagPlus. I am going to focus on three essential characteristics and accordingly, I will give ratings to this template.

The three essential characteristics are as follows:

  • Design
  • Speed
  • Search engine optimization

Design

site styles which can be imported with one click

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Website Styles

MagPlus comes with 40+ inbuilt custom templates for the benefit of its users. All these 40+ custom designs or better say website styles are completely unique in them. each of them is meant for a specific niche based website.

For example, if you are planning to start a technology review site then you can choose anyone in the review, tech or magazine style.

Similarly, if you are planning to create a fashion or pop culture related website then you might consider using music, lifestyle or entertainment style.

Let’s say you want to start a personal blogging site. You want to create an online space where you would like to share your thoughts, daily life activities, et cetera with your readers. In that case, you might like considering the writer, clean or the podcast as your website’s style.

Article Layouts

choose any type of content layout

To help you make your website even more appealing to your readers MagPlus offers 25+ custom designed article layouts.

Some of the most popular and attractive layouts are:

  1. Post title below the fullwidth featured image.
  2. Post title above featured image.
  3. YouTube playlist along with the content and the title.
  4. Quiz layout which includes the title along with the quiz below it.
  5. Audio, review, gallery, video, quote are some of the important post format related layouts.

Similarly, there are dozens of other types of styles which you can use for your content. You just need to focus on your content and your readers and let MagPlus handle the rest.

Header

Just think of the style you want for your header and this template has it. This magazine style WordPress theme comes with WordPress custom and uniquely designed headers.

Choose any style and then you can change its color, icons, navigation links, etc. Furthermore, you can even add advertisements, for example, Google AdSense or custom banners. You can even enable search bar and social media icons for better connectivity with your readers.

Sliders

There are 26 different types of sliders supported by this theme. Just choose the type of content slider you want to add and it will automatically populate it with appropriate contents.

Note: Although you can add sliders anywhere on your website, they are mainly designed to be placed below the header section.

Widgets

custom built widgets

You get assist to 20+ exclusively built custom widgets to take your going sidebar to a completely next level.

This template also comes with a beautifully designed next and the previous article navigation system. Furthermore, it allows you to so advertisements within your content with the help of shortcodes.

Few of the important widgets which come along with MagPlus are:

  • Tabbed Trending and popular post widget.
  • Grid-based recent post.
  • Popular post along with featured content.
  • Instagram, YouTube, gallery, etc.

Content blocks

With the help of the drag-and-drop builder, you can choose from 80 different content blocks and add them to almost any section of your website.

All these uniquely designed modules or blocks are meant to give your website a unique feel as they are dynamic and are automatically populated with appropriate contents.

Obviously, you get complete control over the styling and the contents. You can change the background style, font size, font family, thumbnail size, etc.

Footer

Just like all the other parts of your website you are in full control of the footer area. Choose from 10+ custom built single column or multi-column footer design and then add appropriate widgets to them.

Speed

Below I have attached a screenshot in which you can see the test results.

speed test result of magplus

MagPlus comes with its own custom-built cache mechanism. According to the official statement, The inbuilt cache system helps to improve the overall page load time by almost 2.4 times.

This template is also a hundred percent compatible all sort of WordPress cache plugins including W3 Total, WP Rocket, etc in case you don’t want to use the inbuilt system.

In order to test the performance of this scheme are installed it on one of my test servers and imported one of its most dynamic website layout called “MagazinePro”. I must admit the results were surprisingly impressive.

Note: The website speed test was performed using tools.pingdom.com.

Before performing the test I had to warm up the inbuilt cache system. So, I visited my test site multiple times on the Incognito window of Google Chrome web browser.

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The test location was New York City and the complete load time was 1.02 seconds. The total page size was 1.6 MB and in total 98 requests were made by the site to load all of its assets. The performance grade which this theme was able to achieve was 99/100 ( which basically means grade A ).

Inbuilt support for Google Accelerated Mobile Pages

built-in support for amp

MagPlus is designed and optimized for AMP. So in case Google source your AMP pages Or articles on its search result, you can stay as your that your website will continue to look beautiful and responsive.

Search Engine Optimization

No matter how hard you try and how much time you spend creating in-depth contents, your articles and reviews will never rank on search result pages unless your site is optimized for search engines.

The overall on page SEO mainly depends on how much your theme is optimized. No matter if you are using a free or premium WordPress theme, if it’s not coded considering the latest issue standards and proper HTML markup, your content will never reach to the top of search result pages.

So to make sure that your content receives the organic traffic which it deserves MagPlus is coded considering the best SEO practices.

It comes with inbuilt support for schema markup, review system and generates hundred percent valid HTML codes.

Support and Updates

Once you purchase the theme you are entitled to one year of customer support but you get lifetime free updates. If you have got any question or want any support related to the functionality of this template just move the official support forum and ask the question. The response time is usually within 24 hours and the supporting will do their best to fix your issues.

Bonus

You get lifetime access to 6+ premium extensions for free of cost once you purchase this template. Their price alone extends the cost of MagPlus. These six plugins come bundled and can be installed to further extend the customizability and functionality of this theme.

Some of the important extensions are listed below:

  1. Yello pencil pro.
  2. Viral Quiz generator.
  3. Social jumbo pack.
  4. Visual composer drag and drop page builder.

Visit the official page for more details

Verdict

With MagPlus WordPress magazine theme the possibility is limitless. Give you a hundred percent while creating any content for your website readers/visitors and leave the rest to this template.

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