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How to use ColorMag Theme

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How to use ColorMag Theme

How to use ColorMag Theme

The ColorMag is a beautiful theme for online magazines and newspapers, with a modern look and well-organized content. The theme has a clean design and offers social links, ad spaces, colorful tags, widgets, and featured sliders. You can use it for general or niche topics and you have all it takes to promote your site. ColorMag can be also used as a blogging theme if you plan to take your current blog to another level.

How to use ColorMag Theme

About ColorMag Theme

ColorMag is a magazine-style theme by ThemeGrill, designed to let you customize the look of your site without having to learn any code. The free version of the theme is among the most popular in the directory, and there’s also a Pro version if you need more customization options — more on that below.

ThemeGrill is also behind other popular themes and plugins, including the Spacious theme. If you like their themes, consider investing in the ThemeGrill All Themes Bundle to save money on all their pro themes, and get access to all their new premium themes.

Features of ColorMag

ColorMag includes a good variety of features to customize the look of your site without having to touch any code. Here are some of the highlights:

Customize Your Site Design

You can choose all your site options in the Appearance » Customize menu, including:

  • Header image and background image
  • Header image position (above or below the site title)
  • Enable “breaking news” header at the top of the page
  • Enable sticky header menu
  • Upload favicon
  • Display related posts (by category or tag)
  • Enable lightbox effect for featured images in single posts

Plenty of Color Options

ColorMag theme allows you to easily customize the colors on your site. You can choose one primary accent color for your site under Appearance » Customize » Design Options » Primary color option. The color picker allows you to choose any color you want, or enter the hex code for your desired color. Your menus, links, and buttons will be displayed in the color you choose.

ColorMag Theme settings

Under Appearance » Customize » Category Color Options, you can also select a different color for every post category. The category color will be used for the category label in the post meta, both on the front page and individual post page.

Flexible Page Layout Options

You can choose a default page layout of the full-width, left sidebar, right-sidebar, or both.

And different layouts can be chosen for your archives, pages, and single posts. Individual pages can also use different page templates to override the default.

Social Options

In the Appearance » Customize » Social Options menu, you can enter your social media account URLs and enable a social links area to display icons in the very top-right of your website.

ColorMag Theme social share color

16 Widget Areas

ColorMag comes with 16 widgets areas.

There are separate widget areas for your left and right sidebars, a header widget area above the main navigation, and a widget area to place advertisements right above the footer.

The footer has four widget areas, for the four columns in the footer. The first column is about twice as wide as the remaining three.

There are also separate widget areas that only display on your contact page and your 404 error page.

And there are 6 widget areas for the front page content alone.

ColorMag Theme Widgets

Custom Widgets

ColorMag also includes some special theme-specific widgets:

  • Featured Category Slider: displays either latest posts or posts by category
  • Featured Posts (in 2 styles): display latest posts or posts from a specific category
  • Advertisement: in 125×125, 300×250, or 728×90 sizes
ColorMag Theme Slider

The options for these widgets are very limited, so if you need more advanced options we recommend using Soliloquy for your image sliders.

You can also check out our Adsanity review if you’re looking for a more advanced plugin to display advertising with widgets.

ColorMag Pro Features

ColorMag is available for free from the directory, but there’s also a Pro version available that adds more features:

  • More font options: choose from over 600 Google fonts and change font size with a click
  • Unique posts option: prevent the same posts from showing more than once on a page, even in separate widgets
  • RTL support: displays languages that are written right to left
  • More color options: change the color of every element on your site individually, instead of choosing one primary color
  • Extra widgets: includes featured posts, tabs, random posts, videos, and other widgets
  • Footer editor: edit the credits text in the footer from your WordPress dashboard, no coding necessary

The Pro version starts at $69 for a 1-site license.

Documentation and Support

ThemeGrill provides detailed documentation for ColorMag, including tutorials with screenshots that will walk you through how to install and set up the theme like it is in the demo.

If you need troubleshooting advice or other support, you can post in the free support forums on the ThemeGrill site. Most threads are replied to by the developer within a day or so. There are also thousands of existing threads, so you may be able to find the answer you need just by searching the forum.

Users of the ColorMag Pro theme get access to private support via a ticket system or email, and can also access dedicated premium forums. Your license purchase includes premium support for 1 year.

One-Click Demo Import Guide


Click the above button to get the ColorMag Theme. You just need to install and activate the zip file to get started.

You can check the documentation page to learn more about the theme.