When it comes to describing ionMag, the first thing that comes to mind is “must-have.” Whether you’re a long-time, experienced web designer, or just a blog enthusiast and want to start sharing your passions with the world, this is surely the theme for you. ionMag is the newest addition to the tagDiv portfolio, launched in 2017, and is definitely worth being on the news podium. Created by an Envato Power Elite author, the theme doesn’t fail to surprise with its versatility, easiness of use, and creative layouts.
The ionMag News theme comes with a strong and elegant design, doubled by versatility. This responsive and retina-ready template brings you various content blocks, headers, and footers, built to help you make a memorable impression in your visitor’s mind.
Dedicated to news and magazine, ionMag focuses all the audience attention on your content, with no distractions for the sake of a fancy design. Furthermore, the template uses the spaces between elements, soft lines, and well-balanced color combinations to guide your visitors.
You can also highlight your writings pleasingly as the theme lets you customize fonts as desired. The theme includes Google, Adobe Typekit, and Custom Fonts. All you have to do is apply the settings and let the typography charm the visitors.
Are you ready to go deeper in the heart of the theme? 🙂 Let’s dig in!
ionMag comes packed with 16 demos that you can install quickly. A demo is a predefined website template you can easily import from the ionMag demos section. You can load the demo with content or just the design. If you decide to uninstall it, the import system will clear the website of any demo elements, leaving your pages just like they were before the changes.
And if you thought it couldn’t get any better, wait until you try the tagDiv Composer. This tool was specially created for blog, news, and magazine websites. In other words, it’s solid, yet so light & fast and powerful drag-and-drop builder. The best part about it is that you can make changes right on the front-end of your website, and see the results instantly. Just drag and drop any element you like and play with your creativity while creating astonishing, appealing pages. No coding skills involved!
Let your imagination flow as you organize your photos using the tagDiv slider gallery, or engage your visitors in watching videos, straight from YouTube, Vimeo, and DailyMotion.
Built to emphasize the content, ionMag is packed with various grid styles, category templates, multiple predefined blocks, and lightbox effect. Whit this in mind, to create something special on the ‘above the fold’ area, you have another key feature – ‘Big Grid’ full width elements. This theme is crafted to make your website beautiful, as it comes with 38 block styles, beautiful page templates, and various post styles.
Smart sidebars, sticky menu, social counter, weather widget, this theme has them all!
ionMag has a very well-organized Theme Panel, which incorporates all the settings, plugins, demos, and the website monitoring systems. From the header to the footer and everything in between ionMag has a dedicated tab, box, picker or buttons so that you can style your website with ease.
THe ionMag template brings you a one-of-a-kind tool – the tagDiv Composer. This page builder especially crafted for blogs, news sites, and other online magazines allows you to create pages in a unique way. You can build a page from scratch, just by dragging and dropping the grids, blocks, modules, and widgets. While you see every change you make in real time, you can adjust almost everything without using code. This highly optimized plugin works flawlessly with the theme to give you the freedom you need to be creative.
ionMag also comes with 21 custom widgets, ready to give a professional touch to your website. Functionality and usability come together to help you highlight the most important content for an audience. Special categories, filters, Social counter, Currency widget, Pinterest, Weather, Instagram? Yes, ionMag has them all.
However, if those are not enough, you can install additional plugins that are compatible with this template. Try bbPress, BuddyPress, WooCommerce, Yoast SEO, WP Super Cache, Font Awesome 4 Menus and so on.
The ionMag News Theme helps you monetize your website as it gives you 20 spaces to place your ads. You can insert ads from header to footer, smartlists, background, and everything in between. The theme is built to use the Google AdSense System, and automatically make the ads responsive. Banner ads? You’ll be glad to know that ionMag comes together with an extensive documentation to help set up your HTML ads.
For people whose English is not their primary language, the built-in translation panel comes as a beautiful surprise, as it does not require any coding skills. Therefore you can easily load a translation from the already-made dozens of language translations.
We have tested the ionMag default demo on different speed test pages, and the content loads at a great speed.
The performance is better than expected both on mobile and desktop. This theme is also highly optimized to offer a great user experience on all devices, no matter the size.
Having a multitude of options to choose from is, in general, a great thing. But customizing every element and each section of the template might be a little overwhelming for beginners.
For now, the ionMag theme documentation has no video tutorials, although it is extensive.
ionMag has no RTL support.