About

“Bonbonzine” is a simple and elegant theme for boutique magazines, small publishing services and personal blogs. It is good for multiple authors and has separate page template dedicated to magazine authors or staff. Theme uses only default WordPress functionality and has no page builders, shortcodes, custom post types. It is based on certain categories + author boxes which are pulled onto Home page and linked manually to corresponding pages.

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The theme comes with three custom widgets written especially for this theme:

  • Responsive Google AdSense widget–you need to pull into widget only three samples of data: class, client number and slot number. Watch below the screencast showing how easy to insert data and get AdSense working.
  • Social Buttons widget based on Zocial Icon Font–you can insert up to six social networks and get this beautiful look of your buttons. You can change network title and background colour of the button in css stylesheet.
  • Footer Contact Links widget in tear drop shaped button–you can replace icons and links. You can place three buttons here.

There are few small but important things available in theme: restoring of decompressed by default post images quality, possibility to use custom gravatar, possibility to use post types (if you wish to use for example video or quote post type you will need just to style theme according your taste but the function itself is already inside the code), image captions, possibility to insert responsive embedded videos (like the one above), possibility to use Home page with full-width video or image.

The theme uses a few icon fonts and custom fonts (both Google fonts and font@face)–set of fonts is carefully handpicked, well thought-out and fits the design finely, however if you are going to use same fonts I recommend to test them in your language–not all fonts support all glyphs. FF Mark free typeface is not included but you can always download it and create webfont kit if you will wish to use it.

The theme is written manually in percentage and hence is displayed well on various devices (full guarantee is for iPhone 4S and Galaxy 10.1–it was tested live only on these devices). View screenshots below and scan the QR code if you want to see the demo site from you mobile.

Taken on Galaxy 10.1

Taken on Galaxy 10.1

Taken on Galaxy 10.1

Taken on Galaxy 10.1

Taken on iphone 4s

Taken on iphone 4s

Full-width video background has an image fallback, so in case a video does not play (it may depend on hosting company, server type) the image will be shown.

The theme was tested on various browsers on Mac and Windows and shows perfect results on Chrome, Firefox Mac, visual quality on Windows corresponds to quality of Windows. Code is valid and clean. Validation of HTML shows 0 errors per each page. Theme-Check shows 0 errors for theme coding. Code is very well commented (literally every closing tag has a comment, every block and every piece are commented, it relates to html, css, php and js used in the theme).

The theme is on a javascript diet–only drop-down menu javascript plugin was used and amount of js code is really very small. No frameworks were used, no third party plugins as well.

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