New Upfront WordPress Magazine Theme – Say Hello to Issue

New Upfront WordPress Magazine Theme – Say Hello to Issue

Another week, another lot of new goodies for WPMU DEV members, and this time round it’s a stylish, crisp magazine-inspired theme that works straight outta the box with our WordPress theme framework Upfront…. say helloooo to Issue.

Our new magazine-inspired WordPress theme for Upfront.
Our new magazine-inspired WordPress theme for Upfront.

Check out a live preview of the theme here or find out more and download it (for free!) here.

So, what can you expect from our latest new release?

Since Issue launched, we’ve added a bunch of extra styles! Check out all the new features and try out Issue for FREE!FIND OUT MORE

It’s Built With Upfront

Yep, this theme is 100% Upfront, which means that your world just got a whole lot lovelier, specifically because:

  • You can tweak, edit and update it super, super easily with amazing drag-and-drop tools, creating a beautiful WordPress site has never been easier
  • With Upfront Builder you can create completely new themes out of Issue to share, export or even sell
  • It’s compatible with the vast majority of popular WordPress plugins (WooCommerce on the way too…)
  • You won’t need any other plugins or shortcodes to run this theme
  • It’s future-proof, guaranteed
Customizing Issue with Upfront's front-end editor couldn't be easier.
Customizing Issue with Upfront’s front-end editor couldn’t be easier.

If you haven’t tried Upfront yet, you can actually experience what it’s like to use just by visiting Issue’s live preview and clicking on Try with Upfront in the top bar.

Just double-click anywhere to change text, drag around elements, tweak backgrounds, swap out  images, and just generally have a great time customizing the theme with your own content and branding to look exactly how you want.

And when you’re done, hit Save. The great thing about Issue – and Upfront – is that it makes it super easy to launch a new site, or even change up how it looks for a completely different look that’s totally you.

It’s Beauuuuutifully Done

We haven’t cut a single corner in putting this theme together for you. From the typography to the styling, every aspect has professional designer stamped all over it.

Issue features stunning fonts chosen by our in-house design team.
Issue features stunning fonts chosen by our in-house design team.

Issue uses the Lato font family, and I reckon you’ll agree it looks elegant and crisp.

With semi-rounded characters and a strong structure that makes it super easy to read, Lato also shows sleek detail at larger sizes.

And, of course, if you should want to change it, Upfront gives you access to every Google Font out there too, which isn’t going to hurt.

Design touches include drop-down navigation.
Design touches include drop-down navigation.

And the touches extend from the fonts to navigation, especially for this theme, a really nice accordion menu style that we reckon you (and your visitors) will love.

Just click on the FAQ section of the live preview to check them out.

And while you’re there how about having a play with the equally gorgeous drop down navigation?

 

And then the custom google maps styling isn’t bad either. You can go have a play with that (and the form styling) here too.

maps-custom-style

So What Are You Waiting For?

Go grab yourself a copy of Issue today absolutely for free (it’s true, once your free trial ends you can keep Upfront and Issue, no questions asked, forever… it’s the magic of 100% GPL).

And find out exactly how much time and effort you’ll save by using Upfront!

More new stuff coming next week :)

Since Issue launched, we’ve added a bunch of extra styles! Check out all the new features and try out Issue for FREE!FIND OUT MORE
James Farmer
What kinds of starter themes would you like to see built for Upfront? Let us know in the comments below!