Magazine Style or Blog Style – Which theme style should I Choose
In magazine style theme, you will find different columns which can be assigned with particular category and the posts can displaying in different orders. Thumbnails adds up good looks for theme and there are some great scripts to generate thumbnails automatically. I have been working on magazine style themes for some time now and done lots of experimentation and hacks to get things work the way I want. Usually for magazine style theme, to generate thumbnails you need to add custom fields manually, but I have written a simple code which does the work for you automatically. You can also use plugins like autothumb, Viva zoom to generate thumbnails, resize your blog images according to the theme style.
This is Gabfire Theme which I have used on one of my blog
Disadvantage of magazine style theme is that your blog won’t look fresh if you are not posting articles regularly in all the categories on your blog consistently. Blogs which are updated everyday with good number of posts should use magazine style theme rather than the blog style. Advantage of using magazine style theme for blogs is your front page looks great and has access to posts in a well organized manner. Magazine style themes usually shows only the snippets by default which is a good feature, but this can also be achieved on a blog style theme.
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