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15Zine | Magazine Newspaper Blog News WordPress Theme


15Zine | Magazine Newspaper Blog News WordPress Theme

15Zine | Magazine Newspaper Blog News WordPress Theme

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15Zine WordPress Magazine / Newspaper theme for 2020

15Zine is a cutting edge WordPress magazine theme created for 2020 and beyond. 15Zine is a ridiculously versatile WordPress Newspaper theme out of the box with an integrated review system with unlimited criterias/pros/cons making it a powerful review theme – For the homepage, you can use 15zine’s exclusive and powerful homepage drag and drop builder to create modern and layouts. Posts can become beautiful stories, by using 15Zine’s powerful and featured image style system with multiple feature image styles, including a smooth parallax one. You can also use 15Zine as a powerful review theme for your site. 15Zine also comes with deep compatibility and styling for WooCommerce and bbPress. You can also turn your regular image embeds into full-screen image embeds, all done with no shortcodes or code required! Just some 15Zine magic :)

On top of that, you can use 15Zine’s exclusive Trending megamenu option to showcase your most popular posts of the moment/week/month and find countless thoughtful options sprinkled throughout the theme, including the ability to turn off the header area inside a post to maximize your chosen featured image style output or beautiful gallery post type. This isn’t 1998 any more, modernize your website and make it look like it belongs in 2017.

Oh and this was all created by an established Elite author with an author rating of 4.83 stars out of 5 stars from 1000+ customer ratings. So you know you are getting quality code and functionality. 15zine options15Zine pagebuilder video15zine features to create modern magazine15Zine featured image styles video15zine review theme


Homepage Features

Review Theme options

  • The review system comes with three different styles: Stars, Percent or points
  • Option to include a score subtitle to appear under the final score
  • Unlimited number of Criterias
  • Unlimited number of pros and cons
  • Option to turn on/off user ratings (user reviews) – Note: When a user leaves a rating, a cookie is left on the visitor’s computer with a value of “1”, which means the user voted on that post, this is so users can’t vote on the same post twice
  • Option to make review editor only/visitors only/both visitors and editor review

Post Features

  • Give the featured image inside each post a photo/video credit line to credit sources
  • Co-author Plus compatibility! With 15Zine, your posts will show all authors in the byline (if enabled)
  • Optional dropcap on/off option
  • Fully integrated review / rating system
  • Option to make image embeds full-screen width
  • Sidebar can be left/right/off
  • Option to select to use any sidebar
  • Each post can use its own set of fonts for the article. Useful for special articles that need a particular font style
  • Post Format: Gallery Post type lets you create a gallery and create a full-screen gallery. Both landscape and portrait images work beautifully, no cropping!
  • Post Format: Video (Able to embed YouTube / Vimeo / Kickstarter / Viddler videos) and appearing in a overlay of the featured image
  • Post Format: Video Option to replace featured image with video, or make video appear when user clicks the play button that is overlaid on top of the featured image
  • Post Format: Audio Option to replace featured image with audio embed, or make audio appear when user clicks the play button that is overlaid on top of the featured image
  • Post Format: Audio Able to embed Soundcloud or upload self-hosted mp3 using HTML5’s audio (You can upload a .mp3, .ogg or both)
  • Upload custom background image
  • Multiple shortcodes available for articles: buttons, highlight text, toggle (Faqs), alert boxes, columns, divider and tabs.
  • Choose from seven featured Image styles: Standard, Standard no-crop, Full-width, Screen-width, Full-screen, Parallax or Slideshow
  • Set the background to any color
  • Set background image to full-width stretch, repeat or no-repeat

Category Features

  • Show posts in different styles (choice of 9 blog styles)
  • 4 different modern grid modules (3, 4 & 5 articles), 4 different slider options (1 image per slide, 1 image per slide and full-screen width, 2 images per slider, 3 images per slide) and a grid/slider hybrid (3 posts per slide) to show your posts in a modern way.
  • Upload custom backgrounds
  • Set the background to any color
  • Set background to full-width stretch, repeat or no-repeat
  • Set general color for category using a color picker (for menu hovers, review boxes, etc)
  • Option to use a sidebar

Page Features

  • Custom Sidebar or select from existing sidebar
  • Upload custom background
  • Choose from seven featured Image styles: Standard, Standard no-crop, Full-width, Screen-width, Full-screen, Parallax or Slideshow
  • Set the background to any color
  • Set background image to full-width stretch, repeat or no-repeat
  • Set general color for page using a color picker (for menu hovers, borders, etc)

Page Templates Included

WooCommerce Compatibility

Since v1.2, 15Zine is 100% compatible with WooCommerce and allows it to integrate seamlessly with the theme. Some highlights:

  • Full re-design and integration of WooCommerce to match the look and feel of the theme
  • WooCommerce options tab added to theme options with options, including:
    • left sidebar/right sidebar/no sidebar (full-width WooCommerce)
    • Background image/color for WooCommerce pages
  • Unique sidebar for WooCommerce in “Appearance -> Widgets”

bbPress Compatibility

Some highlights:

  • Login With Ajax modals/widgets integrate seamlessly with bbPress, and if bbPress is installed, Login With Ajax will show logged in users multiple of their own quicklinks (profile, logout, subscriptions, favorites, replies) so users will never need to use or see the WordPress backend.
  • bbPress tab added to theme options with several options, including:
    • bbPress global color (similar to category global color)
    • left sidebar/right sidebar/no sidebar (full-width forums)
    • Background image for bbPress pages
    • Background color for bbPress pages
    • Change the background color of the sticky posts
  • Sidebar for bbPress in “Appearance -> Widgets”

Widgets Included

  • 15Zine Social Media Icons Widget
  • 15Zine Top Reviews Widget (Can be set to show top/latest/oldest X reviews from a category/global + Filter (All time/Last Month/Last 7 days/Only 2011/Only 2012/Only 2013)
  • 15Zine Latest Posts With Thumbnails (Big/Small image style) Widget
  • 15Zine Popular Posts With Thumbnails (Big/Small image style) Widget, can be set to show most popular by comments/views
  • 15Zine Facebook Like Box Widget
  • 15Zine 125px x 125px ads Widget
  • 15Zine Multi-Widget (Show multiple widgets in one)
  • 15Zine Google+ Follow Badge Widget
  • 15Zine Latest Posts Slider Widget
  • 15Zine Retina Image Widget

Child Theme Compatible

  • 15Zine is 100% child-theme compatible and comes with a child-theme already set up for immediate use and customizations. Nice little time saver, huh?

General Features

  • Ultra clean and minimalist design, perfect for newspaper, reviews and modern websites
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Trending megamenu option (Needs and uses the accurate stats from Jetpack’s stats module)
  • Post view count (Needs and uses the accurate stats from Jetpack’s stats module)
  • Clean, ultra modern and dynamic design for a professional and engaging visitor experience
  • Retina Ready (HD)
  • RTL & WPML ready
  • Sticky sidebar
  • Every major element can be Boxed Or Full-Width Option (Top menu, Header area, Navigation menu, Sticky menu and Footer)
  • Mega menu system
  • Trending mega menu system
  • Login With Ajax Integrated
  • Homepage drag and drop builder
  • Integrated “to top” button with option to turn on/off
  • Access to the 600+ fonts from + drop-down menus with recommended fonts (hand-picked for their quality).
  • Option to turn off About The Author box in admin theme options
  • Option to turn off Lightbox in admin theme options
  • Option to turn off “Next/Previous” box in admin theme options
  • Option to turn off “By Line” in admin theme options (“By x on 01/01/2013 in Category” This appears in posts/modules/blog styles).
  • Four custom menu locations (Main, Mobile devices main, secondary and footer)
  • Secondary menu navigation has drop down capabilities
  • Custom Sidebars for category and pages
  • Extensive documentation. Can also be seen online.
  • Integrated related posts with images that can be turned on/off from within the theme options
  • Sample Dummy Content XML file included (Note: does not include images from the demo, all images are replaced with a dummy placeholder image)
  • Schema Rich Snippet Microdata
  • Fully Responsive design
  • Simple and powerful Theme Options framework built-in
  • Very sleek Lightbox integrated
  • Custom Logo Upload
  • Custom Favicon Upload
  • Custom footer copyright
  • Custom CSS section (Best practice to avoid losing CSS changes on theme updates)
  • In-built pagination
  • Indented threaded comments
  • SEO-Ready – Everything is set as it should be. For example: Only one H1 per page and wrapped around the post title (NOT the logo – which is terrible SEO), images pull the alt text data, relevant Meta schema data, etc
  • Translation Ready with .mo/.po files included (Spanish already translated and included and more will come in future updates)
  • Designed with valid HTML5 + CCS3 code
  • Extensively tested with all major browsers and versions, including IE9
  • Multiple shortcodes included integrated straight into the TinyMCE (no more having to remember complicated code)
  • Option of 468×60 Banner, 728×90 Banner or no banner at all next to logo
  • Exclusive support system

A modern newspaper and reviews theme for a cutting edge magazine, blog or shop. 15Zine really is the ultimate magazine theme for 2020 and beyond. Get on-board!

Suggestions for future updates?

If you have a suggestion that you think would improve the theme, please leave a comment with the details and it will be considered.

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 website are only for demonstration purposes only. Some of the images used are also from and licenses to use them were purchased. The copyrights of all images belong to the creators of the images. None of these images are included with the theme nor are they available to import with the dummy XML file.

15Zine Changelog

Important note: if upgrading from 15Zine v3.2.2 or older – you need to read the documentation to learn how to update it. There are extra steps needed to be done once to ensure a smooth update


  • New: Theme Options > General: Only Show One Category in Bylines
  • Improved: CSS total size: 15% reduction
  • Improved: Theme Options > Custom Code > Code For Head and Footer: Options hav been removed. If you have added custom code there, you need to move it to the child theme’s functions.php file. See documentation for guidance.
  • Updated Plugin: Let’s Review 3.3.6
  • Updated Plugin: 15Zine Engine v1.0.6
  • Updated Documentation


  • Improved: SEO: noopener for social share buttons/li>
  • Improved: Let’s Review score box styling/li>
  • Updated Plugin: Let’s Review 3.3.5/li>
  • Updated Plugin: Let’s Social Count 1.2.0/li>


  • New: Full Czech translation. Thanks to Pavel :)
  • New: Theme Options > Block Designs > Classic: Option to turn excerpts on/off
  • improved: Slider blocks: Arrows visible on mobile
  • improved: Infinite Post Load: If oldest post url loaded directly, loading icon doesn’t appear anymore
  • Fix: WordPress Sticky Post feature on category/tag/latest post blog pages
  • Fix: Theme Options > Element background image positions weren’t applying
  • Fix: Show Pages In Search Results option wasn’t working properly
  • Fix: Normal Page Content in 15Zine Builder wasn’t formatted properly
  • Fix: Sidebar loading in certain layout setups that don’t use it
  • Updated Plugin: Let’s Review 3.3.1


  • Improved: WooCommerce styling details
  • Fix: Grid layouts weren’t showing pagination
  • Fix: Inside Post By line options not applying
  • Fix: Secondary Menu Light Mode: Dropdowns weren’t light
  • Fix: Theme Options: Certain Search options were not easily found (Now in General > Search)

VERSION 3.3.9 – 7TH JANUARY 2021

  • New: 15Zine Builder: Block Order: Trending Now (Requires Jetpack Stats active)
  • New: 15Zine Builder: Block Order: Trending Last 30 Days (Requires Jetpack Stats active)
  • New: 15Zine Stylish Posts Widget: Sory by: Most Commented
  • Improved: Hero styling details on mobile
  • Improved: Header Ad space sizing for responsive ads
  • Improved: Styling details
  • Fix: Trending megamenu not loading correct posts
  • Fix: bbPress Layout: No Sidebar option wasn’t working
  • Fix: Likes: Not calculating properly
  • Updated Plugin: Let’s Review v3.2.9
  • Updated Plugin: 15Zine Engine v1.0.5

VERSION 3.3.8 – 21ST DECEMBER 2020

  • Improve: Builder: If entering specific post IDs for block, order you input them is order they will appear
  • Improve: Gutenberg Editor: Body font size applies in editor view
  • Improve: Related Posts Block: If slider design selected and only 1 related post found, then design will change to grid
  • Fix: Category/Tags: Custom sidebar option was still loading global sidebar
  • Fix: Posts: Updated Date option not appearing
  • Fix: Removed superseded slideshow option from post options
  • Updated Plugin: 15Zine Engine v1.0.4


  • New: compatibility with WordPress 5.6
  • New: 15Zine Builder: Excerpt per block option (Default/Custom Length/Off)
  • Improved: Mobile Header Menu hamburger icon appears automatically if mobile menu set in Appearance > Menus
  • Improved: Gallery Post Format: Lazy loading
  • Improved: Theme Options > Pages: Option to set global default Parallax option
  • Improved: Theme Options > Pages: Option to set global default Cover Height option
  • Fix: Combo Block Designs: Big image was pixelated
  • Updated Plugin: Let’s Review v3.2.8

VERSION 3.3.6 – 23RD NOVEMBER 2020

  • Improved: Author page: Message if no posts published by author
  • Improved: Comment Styling
  • Fix: Placeholder Image option not working
  • Fix: When Logo H1 option enabled – theme added h1 to all logos instead of just main header one.
  • Fix: Author Box not showing
  • Fix: 15Zine Layout Builder: Section H sidebar wasn’t appearing
  • Fix: Tabs shortcode wasn’t working properly
  • Updated Plugin: Let’s Review v3.2.7
  • Updated Plugin: 15Zine Engine v1.0.3

VERSION 3.3.5 – 14TH OCTOBER 2020

  • Improved: Internet Explorer Styling
  • Fix: Mobile logo not appearing in some set ups

VERSION 3.3.4 – 9TH OCTOBER 2020

  • New: Hero design: Small hero with text overlaid on bottom left of image
  • New: Theme Options > Mobile > General: Full Screen Height Featured Image – make mobile hero images full screen style
  • Improved: Archive pages (Category/Tag/Etc) subtitle now styles custom HTML inside
  • Improved: Spacing quirk on tablets
  • Fix: Global Accent Color wasn’t applying as a fallback to main menu items
  • Fix: Header logo appeared on mobile if header ad not set
  • Fix: Mobile Header 3 logo location quirks
  • Fix: Theme Options > Pages: Global Comments option wasn’t working


  • New: Theme Options > Typography > Inside Posts: H5 controls
  • New: Theme Options > Performance > Google Analytics Options (No plugins needed)
  • New: Individual Post Options: Disable/Enable related posts per post (Edit Post > 15Zine Post options > Overrides)
  • Improved: Elementor styling
  • Improved: Form styling on mobile
  • Improved: Author Box styling on mobile
  • Improved: Minor styling improvements in specific set ups
  • Fixed: Theme Options > Typography > Inside Posts: H2 controls was also applying to H4
  • Fixed: 15Zine builder: Custom Grid 6: Last tile missing
  • Fixed: Main Menu underline color and on/off option weren’t applying
  • Fixed: Dropdown menus on tablets weren’t appearing
  • Fixed: Missing pagination for classic WordPress blog homepages using Grid layouts
  • Updated Plugin: 15Zine Engine v1.0.2


  • New: Theme Options > Posts: Global Default Hero Height (Applies to big hero designs only)
  • New: Theme Options > Typography: Option to control Breadcrumbs typography
  • Improved: Changed default Inline Post Title tag to be an H3 to avoid getting added to Table Of Contents lists. Can still be changed to anything via filter.
  • Fix: Theme Options > Advertisement: Show header ad on Mobile Devices Option wasn’t applying correctly
  • Fix: Breadcrumbs styling in certain hero design combinations


  • New: Social Network Icons: VK, TikTok, Telegram, Apple Music, Spotify, QQ, Dribbble, Mixcloud, Tumblr, Medium, Patreon, Steam & Discord.
  • New: Filter to change HTML tag of Inline Post (Change H2 title to be a P/H3/H4). See documentation for instructions.
  • Fix: Legacy 15Zine Shortcodes weren’t rendering
  • Fix: Sponsored post data not loading in correct posts during Ajax auto load next post feature
  • Fix: Theme Options > Posts > Extra Elements: Inline Post on/off switch wasn’t applying
  • Fix: Theme Options > Header > Megamenus: Ajax Megamenu Sub-Menu Items on/off switch wasn’t applying
  • Updated Plugin: 15Zine Engine v1.0.1


  • New: Let’s Review plugin (Premium plugin worth $29). Replaces 15Zine’s built-in review system.
  • New: Premium plugin: Let’s Social Count
  • New: Fully compatible and optimized for WordPress 5.5
  • New: Fully compatible and optimized for Gutenberg
  • New: Fully compatible and optimized for latest WooCommerce (v4)
  • New: PHP 7.0 + 7.1 + 7.2 + 7.3 + 7.4 compatibility
  • New: 15Zine Admin section
  • New: 15Zine > Update Migration: Tool to migrate old 15Zine data from v3.2.2 older to v3.3+
  • New: 15Zine Theme Updater plugin
  • New: Plugin: 15Zine Engine (Replacement for 15Zine Functionality plugin)
  • New: 15Zine Post Options: 6 new hero designs
  • New: 15Zine Post Options: Mid Inline Post Option
  • New: 15Zine Post Options: Sponsored Post options
  • New: 15Zine Builder: New option: No Duplicate Posts (Skip duplicates throughout blocks)
  • New: 15Zine Builder: New option for blocks: Margin Top and Bottom
  • New: 15Zine Builder: New option for blocks: Show/Hide on Mobile Devices
  • New: 15Zine Builder: New option for blocks: Mobile Edge To Edge
  • New: 15Zine Builder: New order options for blocks: Latest Reviews/Visitor Ratings/Editor Review/Alphabetical (A to Z)/Alphabetical (Z to A)/Most Commented
  • New: 15Zine Builder: New Section with sidebar (H)
  • New: Appearance > Menus: New megamenu system. New designs, options, megamenus can now show posts/pages/custom posts.
  • New: Theme Options > General: Date Format (Default / X days ago)
  • New: Theme Options > Typography: Section split into sub tabs
  • New: Theme Options > Typography: New options to control font size, letter spacing, font weight, font style, line height, text transform of various elements
  • New: Theme Options > Typography: New options for Font Source: Google Fonts/Typekit/Custom Font
  • New: Theme Options > Typography: Added all Google Fonts as direct options
  • New: Theme Options > Posts: Show “Last Update” line in posts
  • New: Theme Options > Mobile section
  • New: Theme Options > Mobile > General: Hide Excerpts option
  • New: Theme Options > Mobile > General: Hide Sidebars option
  • New: Theme Options > Performance section
  • New: Theme Options > Performance: Lazy Load
  • New: Theme Options > WooCommerce: New shop layouts
  • New: Theme Options > WooCommerce: Stylish Quickview feature
  • New: Theme Options > Site Width: “Edge to edge” option for all major elements
  • New: Theme Options: Login With Ajax section
  • New: Theme Options: GDPR section
  • New: Theme Options > Block Designs > Grids/Sliders: Hover animation effects (Zoom in, slide right, rotate left, rotate right)
  • New: Theme Options > Block Designs > Grids/Sliders: Tile separation
  • New: Extra Sticky option: Become sticky after scrolling a bit
  • New: Social network options for author boxes: LinkedIn, Twitch, Soundcloud, Spotify, Medium, Youtube, Vimeo, VK
  • New: Theme Options > Posts: Related Post Block designs: Grid of 1/2/3, thumbnails
  • New: Login With Ajax Modal: Background options
  • New: Edit Page for Category/Tags: Added new default option for layouts called “Use Theme Options setting”. Allows you to easily control the layouts from the theme options if desired.
  • New: 15Zine Stylish Posts widget: Powerful widget to show your posts with multiple options
  • Improved: 15Zine Popular Posts Widget: Removed and replaced with 15Zine Stylish Posts widget
  • Improved: 15Zine Recent Posts Widget: Removed and replaced with 15Zine Stylish Posts widget
  • Improved: 15Zine Slider Widget: Removed and replaced with 15Zine Stylish Posts widget
  • Improved: 15Zine 125 Ads Widget: Changed name to avoid being blocked by adblockers. Needs to be re-added if it was in added before 3.3.
  • Improved: 15Zine Layout Builder sidebars will only appear in Appearance > Widgets if section has blocks inside it
  • Improved: 15Zine Layout Builder: Custom Section Order: Visually clearer
  • Improved: Theme Options panel greatly simplified
  • Improved: Post Format media data (video/audio/gallery) moved to 15Zine Options metabox > Post Formats
  • Improved: Gallery Post Format: Performance, touchability, design, etc
  • Improved: Video Post Format: Lightbox animation, video autoplay, design, etc
  • Improved: Audio Post Format: Lightbox animation, audio autoplay, design, etc
  • Improved: To Top button animation performance
  • Improved: Parallax animation performance greatly improved and also works on mobile
  • Improved: All hero designs can now have parallax animation
  • Improved: 15Zine Retain Image Widget: Added multiple options, including Alt text, make image clickable, nofollow, open new tab.
  • Improved: 15Zine Social Media Icons Widget: Loads of social networks added + size, design, tooltip, position, nofollow, open new tab options.
  • Improved: 15Zine Reviews Widget removed: The Let’s Review widget replaces it
  • Improved: Theme Options > Grids & Sliders: Section renamed “Block Designs” and split into sub tabs (Classic, Thumbnails, Grids & Sliders)
  • Improved: Theme Options > Blog Styles: Renamed to “Default Layouts”
  • Improved: Theme Options > Default Layouts: Featured Block Edge To Edge Global Default Option
  • Improved: Modals performance
  • Improved: 15Zine Functionality plugin is now deprecated (Should be deactivated + deleted)
  • Improved: Breadcrumbs rewrite to work everywhere
  • Improved: Breadcrumbs schema updated to latest
  • Improved: Share Block now uses colorful option as default and removed old button design
  • Improved: File/Folder structure
  • Improved: All color pickers now have hexadecimal manual input
  • Improved: Appearance > Menu: Visual quirk
  • Improved: Updated Schema to JSON-LD with latest Google requirements
  • Improved: Removed closed social networks (Google+, Stumbleupon)
  • Improved: Moved translations to 15zine/Languages folder
  • Improved: Retina image loading/speed
  • Improved: Native WooCommerce quantity arrows (no more need for plugin to do this)
  • Improved: Overall performance boost everywhere
  • Updated: Documentation (Including new section about how to update from 3.2.2 -> 3.3)
  • Updated: Font Awesome 4.7 upgraded to 5.9