Issue

A magazine-style Upfront layout perfect for taking your print publication to a digital audience.

Version 1.2

  • Add MarketPress support.

Changelog

Version 1.2
  • Add MarketPress support.

Version 1.1
  • Add WooCommerce support.

Version 1
  • Initial public release.
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Downloads 3,084

Compatibility WordPress 4.7.3Multisite 4.7.3WooCommerce 2.6.14MarketPress 3.2.3Upfront1.7

From boutique magazines to newsstand ready publications, bring your articles to a digital audience without losing the simple artistry of print layout.

Search makes it easy to find what you are looking for and large image buttons provide fast access to categories.
Search makes it easy to find what you are looking for and large image buttons provide fast access to categories.

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.

Lato enhances the story with subtle variations at larger sizes.
Lato enhances the story with subtle variations at larger sizes.

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.

Put the included ad space to work and generate additional income.
Put the included ad space to work and generate additional income.

Premium Advertising

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.

The accordion style FAQ is an engaging way to answer your readers commonly asked questions.
The accordion-style FAQ is an engaging way to answer your readers commonly asked questions.

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.

Issue includes MarketPress and WooCommerce integration so you can set up an e-commerce shop in minutes.
Issue includes MarketPress and WooCommerce integration so you can set up an e-commerce shop in minutes.

eCommerce Storefront

Set up shop with branded materials or digital downloads.

Issue’s built-in MarketPress and WooCommerce styles look amazing without any customization.

 

Issue includes a huge styled Google map to fit your brand and help you stand out.
Issue includes a huge styled Google map to fit your brand and help you stand out.

Let users submit a story before without ever leaving your contact page with the embedded contact form.
Let users submit a story without ever leaving your contact page with the embedded contact form.

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.

Provide a simple tool for users to navigate to their favorite authors.
Provide a simple tool for users to navigate to their favorite authors.

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.
or…
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.

If you want to try out the theme first while retaining your current design we highly recommend using the Theme Tester plugin, or visit our Issue demo.

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:
Upfront Structure
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

  • Customization

    Take complete control over colors, fonts, styles, images, videos and content - in just a few clicks.

  • Responsive

    Upfront makes it easy to edit the responsive view of your site in any devices, from big tablets to tiny phones.

  • Elements

    Sliders, galleries, maps, social, videos, contact forms, buttons, menus, widgets, code, posts, login, tabs & more.

Issue Features

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