Multi-purpose themes are becoming more and more popular. Does this mean you should use one? Not exactly. Depending on your use case, there are other types of themes that might fit your needs better and faster. Today, we’ll introduce you to the premium theme MH Magazine by MH Themes, which is perfect for the entire field of editorial websites, such as blogs, online magazines or dynamic news portals.This is the MH Magazine Theme
I don’t know about you, but I am not into themes for a wide application area, as most of them are created slovenly. Typically, the entire focus has been given to the creation of a beautiful landing page, while neglecting all other areas. The MH Magazine Theme is soothingly different. It sets itself apart from the masses in many ways. You can easily tell that a lot of development work has been put into the theme, just by looking at it. This is one unique selling point already, as these days, “complete” themes have become an exception.By the way: The MH Magazine is one of the most successful themes out there. According to MH Themes, it is currently running on more than 40,000 websites. The lite version alone is installed and active on over 30,000 websites.
Nobody has to buy a pig in a poke; the theme can be tested in a reduced lite version before purchasing it. MH Magazine Lite is available as a free download from the official WordPress Theme Directory. Of course, the free theme doesn’t come close to the arsenal of features that are included in the premium version. Nonetheless, both versions of the theme are responsive and adapt to any screen resolution without issues.The Flexibility of the MH Magazine Theme
The theme’s big advantage is its remarkably high flexibility. There are many different ways of using it. It is particularly fitting for professional blogs, online magazines, and dynamic news portals. It’s basically predestined for topics like lifestyle, gadgets, sports, food, fashion, traveling, technology. The entire landing page is based on widgets. Including the front page, the theme offers in total 26 different widget areas available for customization. This allows you to create a website that completely adjusts to suit your needs relatively quickly.
In general, you can use the theme to do anything that comes to mind, while it is optimally used for all editorial areas. The following image depicts its enormous flexibility:
However, even this graphic only provides a brief impression of the many options that this theme provides. The landing page alone is adjustable in diverse ways.Inspiration Part 1 – The MH Magazine Showcase
If you want to find some inspiration on what’s possible using this theme, take a look at MH Theme’s showcase. Here, you’ll find plenty of examples of how the theme is used in different ways. The majority of the showcase entries displays the MH Magazine in various designs and divisions. A close look will definitely spark your inspiration.Inspiration Part 2 – The Many Demo Versions
The Following Demos are Available:
This theme is translation-ready and has already included translation files for a number of languages. This way, users don’t need to translate the theme on their own if the particular language is already available.
Let’s get to the important part: What does this theme offer? First, I should again mention the highly flexible landing page that I talked about earlier. On top of that, the theme comes with 23 custom widgets for all thinkable purposes. It offers the popular responsive FlexSlider 2, and is prepared for the use of child themes.It is optimized for SEO, loads rather fast, and has included a collection of the most popular Google web fonts. All commonly needed functionality is already integrated. For instance, you don’t need an extra plugin for the author box below the article. Popular “share buttons” are available as well, and they perfectly fit the design. The Differences Between the Lite and the Full Version Theme Name MH Magazine lite MH Magazine Theme Demo Demo 12 Demos Download or Purchase Download Purchasing the Theme Responsive Layout Extended Layout Options Page Width 1080px 1080px / 1431px Second Sidebar Widgetized Homepage Template Amount of Widget Areas 12 26 Custom Widgets 4 (Basic) 23 (Full Version) Custom Menus 1 5 jQuery News Ticker FlexSlider 2 With Touch Support Integrated Breadcrumb Navigation Integrated Social Buttons Related Posts Feature Prepared for Advertisements Theme Options Simple Color Options to Alter the Color Scheme Custom Google Webfonts Typography Options for Fonts and Size Extended Features Customer Support The Theme’s 23 Widgets
The Support and the Extensive Documentation
MH Themes cares for providing thorough support. If your native language is German you will be happy to hear that the support is available in your mother tongue as well. Besides personal support in English and German, you will find a comprehensive documentation as well as many tutorials on the various features of the MH Magazine Theme.
The Theme’s Costs
The theme costs $49 USD, which is a decent price, considering the provided feature set. Those who want to test it first can download the lite version from WordPress, which will already be sufficient for many use cases. However, the premium theme offers a lot more freedom regarding design, simply because of the increased number of customization options. Instead of wearing out a new theme every year, you can simply change the colors and order of the custom widgets. This way, your website receives a fresh, new look. This can save you a lot of work when comparing it to moving to a new theme.
MH Magazine is, without a doubt, a very interesting theme for all editorial purposes. The most important and commonly needed features are included in the premium version without causing bloat. Plus, the overall quality of the theme is very good. The latter also becomes apparent through the ratings of the lite theme on WordPress. High flexibility, paired with a very appealing look lets me wholeheartedly recommend this theme.
Other than content, the link structure of a website is one of the most important ranking factors for Google. For the search engine’s crawlers, all links to a domain are of interest, but also the internal page navigation as well as the choice of links to foreign domains (outbound links). A frequent link audit should be on your to-do list.
However, the Google algorithm pays particular attention to what sources the backlinks are from (inbound links). The explanation for that is very simple: the more high-grade the referring page is to Google, the more reliable is the quality of its recommendations. The same applies vice versa: the lower the quality of the link structure’s sources, the more the linked website’s reputation and ranking in the search engine decreases.Link Audit – The Optimization of the Link Structure
Those that put a lot of effort into optimizing the internal link structure, and consequently equipped promotional outbounds links with appropriate tags, maybe because of a punishment from Google, should also take a look at the inbound links afterwards: For a general “house cleaning”, it makes sense to reduce poor links in regular time periods, to become more attractive for Google due to this link audit. For that, it makes sense to create a list of referring links using an SEO analysis tool or directly using Google Webmaster Tools.
Often, the majority of links is part of a wild mixture of results from link exchange actions, and manual entries into web catalogs, which, for the most part, originate from the page’s launching. On top of that come the organic links that were placed over time by operators of other domains, as the website’s content has convinced them, or because they have published critic comments on the content, and linked your site as the source. These links certainly are, with certain limitations, the most valuable backlinks in the eyes of the search engine.
However, those links that were placed by the operators of plenty of spam pages are “as annoying as flies”. Their only purpose is to make as many webmasters as possible access the page via their analysis tools, to manipulate the access numbers this way. The home of these websites is not rarely located in Russia or the Far East, the content, however, is mostly relevant but not valuable.
Another type of links that almost all webmasters would deny are the paid references. For Google, they are the biggest enemy, unless they are explicitly labeled as advertisements, and equipped with a nofollow tag in the HTML code.Link Audit: How Can You Tell Which Links Should be Removed?
There are mixed opinions on which links are good for the ranking and which aren’t. As Google still keeps its exact algorithm a secret and frequently updates it, webmasters depend on speculations. However, some factors are entirely unclear:
Subject: Asking for the Removal of Link Placements on Your Website
Dear Sir or Madam [Last name of the webmaster]
due to recent measures to restructure our link strategy, we want to politely ask you to remove the link to our web presence [URL] on your following page.
(Link Source/Link Text/Link Destination)
www.website-of-the-webmaster.com link text www.your-website.com
Please do not regard our request as a contempt of your website, as it is solely based on technological considerations. We want to thank you in advance for the resultant efforts. If you have any questions and / or ideas, we are happy to be at your disposal.
[Name and signature]
After waiting for a couple of days – without a reply – you can dig deeper using a reminding message that, in the best case, contains the previous email. It is not a rare thing that website owners only answer the second message, as it reminds them of your request.
Often, the webmasters are happy about a short thank you, which will also give you, the applicant, a good feeling, as the removal of links is barely ever connected to an expense allowance.
For links that can not be removed this way, the Google Search Console allows you to upload a Disavow list, which contains the respective URLs. The Google Disavow Tool is a part of the Google Search Console and is used to devalue inbound links. The tool was introduced with the Google Penguin updates, which was introduced to fight links of poor quality.
In conclusion, you can consider the link audit a very effective measure to optimize a web shop or a website, even if the effort might seem to be very high. The most important things are the conscientiously, and in the best case, manually executed valuations of the inbound links, as well as the respectful and polite treatment of the respective webmasters.
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