I was supposed to do a review of a WordPress theme called Iniut Types a few days back but I wasn’t able to finish the draft. I guess it was a blessing in disguise because when I tried to finish the post, I found out that the theme author released another theme which in IMO is much better than the one I was supposed to review. So I changed my mind and today I’ll be sharing my review of the IsoTherm News Magazine WordPress theme created by Željan Topić of bizzArtic.
In my years of experience being a WordPress user and doing WordPress theme reviews, I’ve never seen a theme with so much features especially among free WordPress themes. If you don’t believe me, try it out yourself or check out the list of features and a screenshot of the theme’s settings page below.
- Sexy image panel filled with recent posts
- image panel when browsing within particular category
- Popular posts in current browsing category
- Custom translations of all blog areas
- Header / Footer Scripts Management
- Integrated Image Caption
- Relative Dates in Comments
- Choose Blog Title over Image logotype
- Total Feedburner Management
- Custom Control Panel
- Exclude Pages from header
- Exclude Categories from header
- Embeded AdSense Support
- Child Pages Ready (up to 4 level drop-downs)
- Child Categories Ready (up to 4 level drop-downs)
- WP 2.7 full compatibility (Paginated/threaded comments)
- Template – XHTML Site-map
- Template – Archive
- Fully Widgetized
- AdSense Ready (3 placements)
- Auto Image Re-size
- Custom Logo
- Relative Dates in Posts
- Author Information
- Excerpted Content
- 125×125 Banners (6)
- 250×250 Banner (1)
- 468×60 Banner (1)
- Google Analytics Ready
- Gravatar Ready
- Feedburner Ready
- Feedburner Email Subscribe
- SEO Optimized Code
- Sidebar Image Stream via Flickr (widget)
- Sidebar videos (widget)
- Popular Posts (widget)
The IsoTherm News Magazine WordPress theme is an extraordinary theme, especially for a free theme. If you want a flexible theme that will let give you control practically over every area of the theme, then you’ll definitely like the IsoTherm News Magazine WordPress theme. With the design quality and tons of features, Željan could easily make money selling it as a premium theme but he chose not to and instead just share it with us and to the WordPress community. With that, I guess we can consider this theme as a free premium WordPress theme.
I like this theme so much that I’ll be using it on my of my upcoming projects. The IsoTherm News Magazine is just the right type of theme that I was looking for and I’m sure I’ll be having lots of fun tinkering and tweaking this theme. If you’re into minimalistic and magazine styled themes, you’ll love this theme especially with all its features. I know it might be a bit intimidating for some to have so much stuff to configure in the theme settings page but this were created to make it easier for the user to customize the theme. Some WordPress themes can only dream of the features that the IsoTherm News Magazine has, including some “premium” themes out there.
As I said earlier, I reallly like this theme a lot and all of its features and as much as I would like to go through all of it, I couldn’t because I’m gonna run out of time and I’ll end up with a very looong post. What I can tell you is that, you need to give this theme a try so you can see and experience it for yourselves. I’m pretty sure most of you guys are gonna like it.
Kudos to Željan for doing an excellent job with this theme and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s looking forward to the WordPress themes he’ll be releasing in the near future.