Metalo – Free Premium Metallic WordPress Magazine Theme

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Posted in Featured , Free Themes , Wordpress Themes on 31 July 2011 6 comments

Introduction

Metalo is a free metallic-design wordpress magazine theme with premium features such as animated gallery, post thumbnail, featured video, latest tweets, social bookmark, popular posts and more. View the list of features below.

Type : Semi Magazine (uses excerpt at blog index)
Functionality : Blog

Features

  • Fixed width, widget-ready and gravatar-ready
  • Tested on Chrome, FireFox, IE6, IE8, Opera, Safari.
  • Tested and working properly up to WordPress 3.5
  • Beautify your blog using Post Thumbnail and Post Image
  • 2 thumbnail system to choose from : “WordPress’s Featured Image System” or “Zenverse Post Thumbnail & Post Image System”
  • Featured Posts displayed using animated slideshow
  • Tabbed Menu with 3 tabs at sidebar
  • About Us Menu at sidebar
  • Featured Video at sidebar
  • Ready for Google Analytics, Adsense and Webmaster Tools
  • Twitter Integration, display latest tweets at header
  • Feedburner Integration
  • Built-in plugins such as page navigation and related posts.
  • Uses Sexy Bookmark plugin to share your post
  • Auto determine popular posts based on comment count and display at footer
  • Four banner ads spots in sidebar
  • Commented CSS files for easy editing
  • Powerful Theme Options page at Admin Panel
  • New Version Notifier feature, you will be notified when there is new version for this theme

Demo

Preview Metalo (10919)

Download

Metalo WordPress Magazine Theme 1.1.6
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License: Free to use must keep footer intact AS IS

Recommendations for User

Manual Excerpt

To make your blog looks better, you need to include a manual excerpt for every post (like my blog). You can add that while editing or adding new post. You can, however, leave your excerpt empty and wordpress will automatically make an excerpt for you, but all HTML tags would be auto removed.

Post Image & Thumbnails

Post Thumbnail is a square image of size 125 x 125 pixels, shown at blog index, related posts and search.
Post Image is an image of size 550 x 190 pixels, shown at single post page, below the post title.
To beautify your blog, try to include post thumbnails for every post (if possible).

Why there are 2 thumbnail system to choose from?

All ZenVerse themes already have their own thumbnail system before WordPress introduces Featured Image system in WordPress 2.9. To continue support all Zenverse theme users who were still using the old thumbnail system, we need to keep the old thumbnail system.
You can choose the priority of the thumbnail system being used, seperately for Post Thumbnail and Post Image, in the theme options page.

Featured Category

In most cases, not all your featured posts are in the same category. You can create a new category (let’s say I called it : Featured) and choose it as the “Featured Category” at the theme option page.
Step-by-step guide to activate Featured Gallery

Social Bookmarking using Sexy Bookmarks Plugin

You need to install Sexy Bookmark plugin in order to show the social bookmark buttons under “Share This Post” menu. Please make sure you set the “Menu Location” to “Manual Mode” in the plugin settings page.

WP-PageNavi Plugin Conflict

Some users reported that WP-PageNavi plugin causes the sidebar and footer to be missing. If you have WP-PageNavi plugin installed, you should deactivate the plugin.

ChangeLog

Version 1.1.6
- Fixed a bug – wrong rss feed link at sidebar
- Changed files: header.php, functions.php, sidebar.php and style.css (updated version number only)

Version 1.1.5
- Fixed a bug where comment feature is not working when related post is enabled.
- Changed files: functions.php and style.css (updated version number only)

Version 1.1.4
- Fixed a bug of post thumbnails in related post section in single page
- The blog index now displays properly if post thumbnail feature is disabled
- Files changed: functions.php , index.php ($extrawidth variable only) , style.css (update version number only)

Version 1.1.3
- Fixed a bug in featured gallery. Featured gallery is now be disabled when post thumbnail feature is disabled.
- Files changed: index.php (featured gallery codes only) , style.css (update version number only)

version 1.1.2
- style.css : added aligncenter and wp-caption to support caption and align-center image in post
- files changed: style.css only (added .aligncenter and .wp-caption classes)

version 1.1.1
- quick fix : a bug in index.php (added this line “$metalo_thumb_priority = get_option(‘metalo_thumb_priority’, ‘wp’);” at line 9)
- files changed : index.php , style.css (update version number only)

Version 1.1
- added New Version Notifier feature, you will be notified when there is new version for this theme
- added support for “WordPress Featured Image” as your thumbnail system.
- you can now choose or prioritize which thumbnail system to use for Post Thumbnail and Post Image.
- added a “news area” at the top of theme options page (beside “Theme Info & Support”), it will be useful to let us publish non-disturbing theme news or theme customization service.
- files changed: index.php , archives.php , category.php , search.php , single.php , page.php , functions.php , style.css (update version number only)

Version 1.0
- First version

Theme Support / Edit / Add Features

Free theme support service has been stopped. If you need some tweaking or want to add features, please contact me. *Depending on the matter, you might need to buy me a cup of coffee or 3

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Thank you.

 

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auliyaikhsan says:

great theme for free… i’m using it now
thanks

Yogesh Patel says:

Hi,

I have been using Zenverse theme since a long time. Nice theme.

I have installed Metalo theme on my blog http://epaperwiki.com, a good theme, everything good. But there are few problems -

1. How do I remove GAPS BETWEEN THE POSTS (see my blog homepage).
2. Images are aligned to left position although in WP image insertion selected Center or right place.

Can you correct this issues.

zen says:

I just checked and found that we missed aligncenter css class. Therefore, you cannot align an image to center. However, alignleft and alignright work fine for me.

Wait for the version 1.1.2 update to fix this issue.

To remove the gap:
Open style.css , edit the “margin-bottom” for .oneblog (I suggest you to edit this after the update)

Ximena Marquez says:

Thanks for sharing, I will choose one of them and give it a try
Ximena

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