Zeen Magazine WordPress Theme for 2019
Zeen is a next generation magazine WordPress theme. You’ve literally never seen or used a magazine that looks or works like this before. Zeen can quickly be mastered by users of any skill level. Power your creative ideas and create a beautiful, silky-smooth and highly unique magazine, blog, newspaper, reviews site or even full blown WooCommerce shop.
Everything in Zeen was completely built from the ground up. This approach allowed the theme to embrace the very latest cutting-edge technologies around, undergo deep design explorations and re-think the established way of doing things. This has resulted in Zeen having incredible performance and is very likely the fastest theme of its kind ever made. Some Zeen demos score a perfect 100/100 score on GTMetrix (links to reports are further down) and the rest are all mid to high 90s. The theme is impressively flexible, intuitive and customisable. Best of all, you can create almost any magazine layout you can imagine without touching a single line of code. Users can become pro users in no time and it is so moldable that even savvy visitors will not be able to tell what theme is being used by simply looking at the site any more.
Zeen was designed by an experienced designer, coded by an experienced coder, optimised by an experienced SEO specialist and all to create an unbeatable product that can help you take your site to a whole new level. Codetipi also provides friendly and helpful customer support. No wonder Codetipi is the #1 rated Power Elite author on Themeforest.
Zeen for Magazines, Blogs, Newspapers or Review sites
Zeen’s groundbreaking design, flexibility and small learning curve make it perfect for sites of any size, from the biggest to the smallest. Zeen is the ideal WordPress theme for any magazine, blog, newspaper, personal diary, photo-stories, affiliate sites and even full-blown WooCommerce shops.
The Zeen demos can all be imported with one click and provides inspiration on how the theme could potentially be used on a site of any niche, including technology, food, videogames, minimal, personal, lifestyle and fashion. Features from the demos can all be mixed and matched too.
Tipi Builder (World Exclusive)
The next generation Tipi Builder app (included free) allows you to turn all your creative ideas into real beautiful layouts that can then be used on your homepage, category pages, tag pages and even custom taxonomies pages.
The Tipi Builder is truly an industry game-changer that will improve your workflow and increase the enjoyment you get from maintaining your site. A lot of site owners generally avoid making changes to their sites (particularly the homepage) out of fear of breaking something or simply because their current method is done through an overly complex builder with clunky user experience. Tipi Builder changes all of this. Starting with a beautiful modern interface that is easy, powerful and pleasure to use. It is 100% frontend and allows users of any level to become pros after one full session. The Tipi Builder opens up new possibilities to calmly experiment with layouts/options as you only need to publish when you are 100% happy and ready. Watch the Tipi Builder In-depth first look video to see it in action. Here are a just a few highlights:
- Possibly the smallest learning curve of any WordPress builder ever made. If you watch the entire intro video here you’ll have all the knowledge you need to use the builder like a pro.
- Everything is included and unlocked. No “locked upgrades” that require a subscription or extra payments to unlock more features.
- Blocks can be set to show posts/pages/products and even custom post types, which if you have any, will automatically appear as an option.
- Blocks look great instantly without having to customise anything or write custom css code.
- Huge amount of blocks out-of-the-box, including ones for grids, sliders, video players, call to action, buttons, Instagram, Twitch livestream, Author, blockquotes, etc. User requests and suggestions will shape the type of blocks added in the future updates.
- Import/Export layouts to quickly re-use your designs, create backups or share with other users.
- Global No Duplicates option
- Each block can be set to load/not load on mobile and load/not load on desktops, allowing you to create completely different desktop/mobile layouts if you wish
- A truly pro premium builder included that anyone can learn to use
- Use the Tipi Builder for your homepage/pages/category/tag/custom taxonomy pages too
- Can be used on a site that uses Gutenberg with no problems
- The best builder ever made for magazines, newspapers, blogs and affiliate review sites. But can be used for shops and so much more.
Here are some options in Zeen to help you improve the monetisation of your sites.
- Patreon icons and links
- Sponsored Posts
- Ads can be placed practically anywhere. Including automatic insertion before/middle/end of post content.
- Site Background Ad
- Add stylish affiliate in your review
- Slide In Promo Box
- WooCommerce Quickview functionality
- Add stylish affiliate in your info boxes
- Advanced Newsletter Subscription integration
- Newsletter Subscription appears when user tries to leave site
- Advanced Shop functionality, integration and design
- Beautiful Call To Action Blocks in the Tipi Builder
- Beautiful Button Blocks in the Tipi Builder
Codetipi pioneered the ability to show your trending articles beautifully. Zeen takes it to a next level, with stunning trending megamenus and the ability to make any block in the Tipi Builder show your trending articles (globally or from specific category/tag).
Codetipi pioneered the ability to have completely different articles layouts in the WordPress theme world. Zeen takes it all to new heights, allowing you to create stunning articles every time, in the exact way you want. From minimal text articles to highly-visual photo stories, you can make each article feel the way it was always meant to feel like. No other theme on the market has the flexibility, options and design to create such stunning and special articles so easily.
Here are just a handful of examples:
- Sponsored Post With Sticky Side Info
- Recipe Post
- Paginated Slider Post
- Modern Review #2
- Vertical Image Style #3
- Stunning Full-screen Gallery
- Wide YouTube And Image Embeds
- Vertical Image Style #2
- Video Post Opens in Lightbox
- Special Video Post
- Related Posts Under Header
- Live Blog
- Stylish Product
- Parallax Featured Image and Review
- Modern Review #1
- … And so many more, click here to explore more
Pages can also use Zeen’s advanced featured image style and layout system to make even the most boring of text pages more attractive and engaging.
Fully Responsive and Retina Ready
Visitors expect a great mobile experience and Zeen delivers a silky smooth, clean and modern experience that will leave your visitors impressed. Zeen’s mobile design and features were meticulously designed to look and feel amazing no matter the size or type of the screen. Have a look for yourself, simply open https://codetipi.com/zeen/ on your phone to open different demos.
Zeen comes with an exclusive Sponsored Posts system to add another layer to your site’s monetisation possibilities. You can set the sponsor name, logo and link.
Here are some examples from the demos:
Reading Mode (Daytime and nighttime modes)
Visitors love reading in the dark and many wish they could make the background dark with light text for better readibility. Enter Zeen’s super lightweight Reading Mode feature. With one on/off option you can add a button to the sticky menu that appears when reading an article. This button allows your visitors to change the mode of your article to either be daytime mode (dark text on light background) or nighttime mode (light text on dark background) whenever they want. Your visitors will love your site that bit more.
Infinite loading and scrolling
Using the very latest technologies, Zeen comes with some of the fastest Ajax loading performance ever seen in a theme. Some possibilities include:
- Infinite Post Scroll Loading. When a user reaches the end of a post, instantly load the next one below. You won’t believe how fast it is – Must see: Click here to open Zeen Comics Demo to see it in action
- Infinite Scroll on homepage/tags/categories
- Load More Button on any block on the homepage/tags/categories to load more posts to the page without refreshing
- Load More Button that turns into Infinite Scroll after first click
- Previous/Next Button on any block on the homepage/tags/categories/megamenus/related posts to navigate through posts inside the block
Review Functionality (World Exclusive)
Zeen comes bundled with the incredible Let’s Review plugin ($26 value). You can see the full presentation showing all the features for Let’s Review by clicking here.
Some Let’s Review feature highlights:
- Choose from several unique high-quality designs for each review
- Monetise your reviews with stylish integrated affiliate buttons that convert well and don’t look spammy
- Allow visitors to leave their own complete review via comments
- Inbuilt rich snippets to show review data in Google/Bing/etc search results
- Add unlimited amount of pros/cons/affiliate buttons to each review
- Set default options for new reviews, including the criterias/design/format/animation/accent color/location/etc.
Zeen is a modern newspaper and reviews theme for 2019 and beyond. It is the ultimate WordPress theme. Get on-board and happy reviewing!
Zeen Mastermind Group
Any Zeen user with a valid license can apply to join the private Zeen Mastermind Community Group. It is a friendly place to discuss, learn, share tips, tricks & Tipi Builder layout files and everything related to Zeen theme. Contact Codetipi to be part of it and join today
Codetipi is the number #1 rated Power Elite Author on all of Themeforest. Friendly and amazing customer support that actually leads to real solutions is one big reason. To get help simply open a ticket here.
Gutenberg is due to be released officially with WordPress 5.0, Zeen embraces Gutenberg and works perfectly with it. Zeen also adds styling to the default Gutenberg blocks to make them nicer.
Sliding Promo Boxes
Zeen comes with a unique sliding promo box system to help you promote anything you’d like to highlight, such as newsletters, banners, messages or announcements.
See examples of it being used for newsletter subscriptions here:
Zeen comes with a unique timed popups to show content after X seconds from the site loading, highly useful for magazines, newspapers or blogs looking to increase their Facebook page likes or similar.
See example here:
Top Bar Message
Zeen comes with a unique sliding top bar feature to share announcement, offers or random relevant links, such as a Shop coupons, Patreon links, Facebook Page links, etc.
See examples here:
Watch video that shows how the Top Bar is set up: Zeen Theme Options Video (To only watch Top Bar, skip to 8:10)
Zeen is 100% compatible with WooCommerce and comes with beautiful styling in-built to make your shop sparkle. Zeen also adds powerful extra functionality to it, including lightning-fast Quickview functionality and ajax carts.
See examples here:
Zeen is 100% compatible with AMP and comes with unique functionality to extend the design and improve the feel of your AMP pages.
Zeen is 100% compatible with bbPress and comes with beautiful styling in-built to breathe life into your forums.
See example here:
Zeen is 100% compatible with BuddyPress and supports all modern BuddyPress features. Including, profile cover functionality. Zeen Magazine WordPress Theme comes with beautiful styling in-built for your BuddyPress to breathe new life into your community.
When you first install Zeen, you will be presented by a first-time set up wizard. The first step in the wizard allows you to install a fully-functional Zeen Child-theme. Even if you don’t plan on adding customisations or don’t know what a child-theme really does, it is highly recommended to always use a child-theme, and the wizard makes it easier than ever to install. You can watch a narrated Zeen installation tutorial video here.
Zeen is supports all major modern browsers and embraces the latest browser technologies to perform at the highest possible level, with silky smooth animations, interactions and speed.
SEO and HTML5
Zeen was coded by an SEO specialist with vast experience, meaning everything is set as it should be Zeen, with valid HTML5 markup and best practices. It passes the official W3 Validation Tool test with zero errors.
Search Engines such as Google, use the loading speed of a site as a metric for their rankings. Zeen’s approach and performance is practically unbeatable with some demos scoring a perfect 100/100, meaning Zeen increases the chances search engines will rank your site higher.
One Click Demo Imports
Zeen has a modern set up wizard that allows you to import the content/widgets/theme options (each part is optional) of every single Zeen demo with one click. Watch the installation video to see it in action. You can mix and match any of the elements seen across any of the demos, as they are all built using the theme’s features.
Zeen is an extremely powerful WordPress theme and has a huge amount of features. It is coded extremely cleanly and smartly, meaning it has amazing performance, and thanks to this, you will likely be able to reduce the number of plugins you have installed.
Plugins are not inherently bad, but the coding quality of free plugins varies and bad code can badly affect performance so it’s recommended that if Zeen has a particular feature, use that instead of plugins.
All of Zeen demos score very highly in website speed tests, in fact, multiple of the demos actually score a perfect 100/100 score – you can see Zeen speed reports here.
Zeen does not store any personal data, but does come with options to help with the process of complying with GDPR. Examples include that you can add a required checkbox to the registration modal. You can enter the text and the url of the text that appears next to the checkbox giving you complete control.
If you find there is another location/element that could do with extra options, please open a ticket in support with the information.
Post Heart Like Count
If you enable the like functionality and a user clicks on the heart, the counter value for that post will increase by one. To stop users from voting multiple times, a cookie is used with the post ID, so the theme knows not to show the like functionality to that user for that post again.
In Zeen > Theme Options > Mail Subscriptions – f you enable the ‘Trigger When Leaving Site’ option. You will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when user tries to leave the site, the newsletter popup will appear. If the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that popup in that way again.
In Zeen > Theme Options > Timed Popup – if you enable the ‘Timed Popup’ option. You will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when the popup appears and the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that popup in that way again.
Sliding Promo Boxes
In Zeen > Theme Options > Sliding Promo Box – if you enable the Sliding Promo Boxes you will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when the sliding promo box appears and the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that box again.
Top Bar Message
In Zeen > Theme Options > Top Bar Message – if you enable the ‘Top Bar Message’ option. You will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when the top bar message appears and the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that top bar message again.
Other General Features
Zeen has so many powerful options and clever features, you really need to click around inside the demos to explore them all. Here is small list of random general features:
- Lightning fast Live Search Ajax in two styles: Full-screen modal or dropdown
- Login Screen Logo And Dark Skin Design
- Tipi Font with multiple custom exclusive icons (Included Free)
- Tipi Builder Blocks to showcase any image shape: Landscape, portrait or square images.
- Built-in Middle Of Content “See also” block
- Automatic Retina Images
- Modern Schema Integration
- Main menu can have a logo in multiple designs, including an option to make it hang off of the main menu for a stylish effect.
- You can set any site width you like
- Blank page template included (no Header or footer loaded) for advanced users who want to build something on a blank canvas
- Modern, easy and powerful fully-frontend theme options that lets you visualise every change you make before having to publish the changes
- Theme options changes can be saved as drafts or scheduled to publish at X date
- Highly responsive design. Looks great on every screen size and type
- Extra clean, ultra modern and unrivalled dynamic design
- Optional separate logo to appear in main navigation bar
- Integrated breadcrumb with rich snippet data
- Option to turn on/off hover zoom effects on sliders/grids
- Option to turn off By Line completely, or just disable specific parts of the By Line (Author, Date, Category, Comments)
- Background Ads (clickable site background on the sides/above) system to increase monetisation possibilities
- Completely Retina Ready (HD theme)
- Zeen is WPML compatible and translation ready. Comes with .mo/.po files to easily translate into any language. Spanish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian (Bokmål), Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and French are already translated & included.
- RTL ready. If your site uses an RTL language, the theme will automatically adapt to be RTL
- Boxed Or Full-Width options for every major block
- Unique mega menu system with multiple options to make each menu different
- Login With Ajax integration and gorgeous styling
- World-exclusive Tipi Builder bundled in
- Built-in Gutenberg styling
- To Top button option designs
- Post Like (Heart) system to show which posts your visitors love the most. Optional.
- Set up to 3 fonts and specify which one the different site elements use (Limit of 3 different fonts is set for performance reasons, as more than that can make your site really slow)
- Access to the all Google fonts http://www.google.com/fonts
- Access to the Typekit fonts https://typekit.com/
- Can also use custom/self-hosted fonts
- Option to turn off About The Author box in theme options and override option in individual posts
- Integrated related posts with multiple design options
- All demos are included with every purchase so you can easily import them to play around.
- Integrated lightweight tooltip with multiple options
- Integrated stylish lightbox
- Paginated posts and pages
- SEO-Ready. Theme coded by SEO specialist, meaning everything is set as it should be.
- Zero errors on the official W3 Validation Tool
- Supreme performance, multiple Zeen demos score a perfect 100/100 score.
- Custom Sidebars for your categories, tags, custom taxonomies, posts, pages or homepage.
- Schema Review Rich Snippet Microdata
- Schema Author Rich Snippet Microdata
- Detailed documentation that will continually get updated as users ask different things.
Zeen was strictly coded following WordPress’ coding standards and best practices to ensure extremely high compatibility rates with almost any plugin. In other words, if a plugin works on TwentySeventeen theme (WordPress default theme), then you can be 99.9% certain it will work the same in Zeen. If you find a plugin incompatible with Zeen for whatever reason, simply contact Codetipi with the details and if it is a theme issue, it will 100% be fixed.
Here is a very small list of some plugins that the theme has been tested with:
- Co-Authors Plus
- SEO by Yoast
- Duplicate Posts
- Wp Use Avatar
- Simple Local Avatars
- Force Regenerate Thumbnails
- Login With Ajax
- WordPress Social Login
- Facebook Comments
- Instant articles
- MailChimp For WP
- Contact Form 7
- Let’s Review
- Let’s Info Up
- Let’s Live Blog
- … And 99% of other plugins
Right To Left (RTL)
The theme is RTL-ready, meaning that if your site is set to use a Right To Left language, the theme will automatically work in RTL, you don’t need to do anything.
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Suggestions for future updates? Help shape Zeen’s future.
Zeen was built for you. Every single customer suggestion/request will be considered and many will be implemented. Zeen is going to keep adding new amazing goodies and your suggestions will shape the direction. So make sure to join the Zeen mastermind community group (Free to join with a valid license) and get involved. Zeen is here for the long term.
Best WordPress Magazine Theme
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Thanks for reading.
11 October 2018
- Initial Release
Images Used In Demo
Big thanks to the lovely Scatter Jar people for sharing such beautiful free food photographs, keep it up guys!
However, all the images used on the demo sites are only for demonstration purposes only. All images are licensed and have permission of usage. None of the images are included with the theme nor are they available to import with the one-click import.