From boutique magazines to newsstand ready publications, bring your articles to a digital audience without losing the simple artistry of print layout.
Easier to Explore
Issue makes it easy for your subscribers to find articles that match their interests.
Beautiful image buttons and simple search give readers quick access to news and opinions about lifestyle, entertainment, politics, food, culture and art.
Bold & Easy on the Eyes
Engage your readers with bold images, a designer font family and an architecture-style layout.
Lato font uses semi-rounded characters and strong structure that makes it super easy to read and shows sleek detail at larger sizes.
At Issue’s core is Upfront, an incredibly powerful drag and drop theme builder designed to help you create the website you want with ease.
Issue includes space for advertisement strategically placed throughout the site. Run a special, promote a local business and generate additional income.
Take advantage of your growing reader base and sell your best ad space at a premium.
All the Answers
Save time and keep the clutter out of your inbox with the built-in FAQ.
Issue’s accordion-style FAQ includes smooth animation making it easy to quickly navigate questions and flip through answers.
Set up shop with branded materials or digital downloads.
Issue’s built-in MarketPress and WooCommerce styles look amazing without any customization.
Get In Touch
The included contact page provides a simple way for users to get in touch.
The big interactive Google map, built-in contact form and stylish social icons are both visually appealing and functional.
Promote Your Staff
Share short bios and connect social icons that make it easy for readers to connect with their favorite authors.
Looking for new writers? The embedded email form lets readers give feedback or apply for a job without leaving your site.
Issue, a gorgeous starter theme built for bloggers, is powered by our revolutionary ‘Upfront’ WordPress theme platform.
It’s incredibly easy to use – and there are two ways to get started.
1. Install ‘Issue’ via the WPMU DEV Dashboard, then activate it.
2. Download ‘Issue’ and ‘Upfront’ itself separately (‘Upfront’ is the core framework and ‘Issue’ is a starter theme.)
If you decide to activate Issue later, you can do so from your WPMU DEV dashboard, or via the Appearances >> Themes tab in your wp-admin menu.
When Issue is active, you can initiate the Upfront editor via the Upfront link in your WordPress admin bar (the black bar at the top of the page while logged into your WP site) or by navigating to Appearances >> Customize in your wp-admin area.
To learn more about using Upfront, visit our documentation pages:
Using Drag & Drop
Using Elements and Presets
Using Upfront Regions
Global Theme Settings
Posts and Pages
Using CSS in Upfront
Working With the Upfront Builder
Take complete control over colors, fonts, styles, images, videos and content - in just a few clicks.
Upfront makes it easy to edit the responsive view of your site in any devices, from big tablets to tiny phones.
Sliders, galleries, maps, social, videos, contact forms, buttons, menus, widgets, code, posts, login, tabs & more.
Take your print publication to a digital audience.
- eCommerce ready
- Built-in MarketPress styles
- Built-in WooCommerce styles
- High-end design standards
- Clean typography
- Fully responsive
- Ad space built-in
- Accordion-style FAQ
- Opt-in ready
- Architectural design layout
- Bespoke contact form
- Beautiful galleries
- Custom styled Google maps
- Plugin compatible
- Social icon integration
- Upfront powered
- Drag and drop
- Front-end text editing
- SEO optimised
- Fast and efficient code