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Block Magazine and Revolution News Themes

October 26, 2007 by Hari

This is the second post in my Comparison of Magazine Themes series. In this post, we’ll see about Block Magazine Theme and Revolution News Theme. I chose these two because they were so close in the layout and look.

Block Magazine

Block Magazine is a paid theme by Adii and is sold at UBD. magazine-style theme. After seeing themes like The Morning After and Revolution News themes, i have to say that there is nothing special in this theme. As in the Your Revolution theme, i don’t like the colors. Too flashy. I like the way the Recent Posts, Popular Posts and the Recent Comments are displayed. That saves good space. The “Welcome” block on the top right, sorta degrades the theme’s quality. I’m not going to go deep into discussing this theme. There is nothing special in this theme when compared to Adii’s nex Premium News theme. That is a really nice one.

Revolution News Theme

Revolution News theme is a paid magazine-style theme by the popular WordPress themer Brian Gardner. This theme basically comes in three flavors : Magazine, News, Sports. But, all the three have a magazine-style layout. Each of them costs $100 with a single-domain license. I wouldn’t say the price is too high. But, it could have been better.

Coming on to the theme itself, the colors are very pleasant on the eyes. Very clean layout. I like all the three styles’ layout. The “Subscribe” button could have been made better. The category pages follow a layout similar to the homepage and looks nice. Nothing much to complain about in this theme and that too without using it.

Pros

  • Good ad position
  • Clean layout and colors
  • Different styles available

Cons

  • The price…
  • The basic stylesheet (link style etc..) is kinda boring. Could have been more Web2.0-ish

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18 Responses to “Block Magazine and Revolution News Themes”

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My first time here. I’m always in awe of WordPress themes. It’s way better than the lousy Blogger themes that I’m currently using. WordPress rocks. Thanks for the reviews on the themes! Great one!

Gary Ooi wrote on March 12th, 2008 at 11:53 am

 

okey

hit sihirbazı wrote on April 19th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

 

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film izle wrote on April 19th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

 

that’s not easy to get a good theme.

Anyway i appreciate your review

thanks

wpseolite wrote on May 7th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

 

awesome theme!

mark wrote on June 27th, 2008 at 8:10 pm

 

I really like this theme!

Deaf Dog Training wrote on July 5th, 2008 at 11:30 am

 

Interesting theme. Layout and the colour choice is the best part.

super gadgets wrote on July 10th, 2008 at 12:40 am

 

The Revolution theme is incredibly awesome.

Shaman King Episodes wrote on July 16th, 2008 at 12:22 pm

 

Hey, nice review…I am a big fan of the Revolution themes, really like them – just a matter of deciding what I want to use them for!

But I agree, the price could be better…initially it put me off them.

Mobile Phone Contracts wrote on July 22nd, 2008 at 2:53 pm

 

I prefer designing and coding my own themes, so much faster… and cheaper

Rajaie AlKorani wrote on July 29th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

 

Revolution themes are good but as i allways say. D.I.Y everything.

greg stevens wrote on August 7th, 2008 at 2:36 am

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