One of my favorite things about premium WordPress themes is that they give theme authors the opportunity to truly show off their talents. Because the theme will be purchased rather than given free, they don’t hold anything back and truly create some incredible work.

Michael at Solostream is no exception. He has created a number of free themes in the past, but has since been concentrating on creating and selling a variety of premium WordPress themes for bloggers and businesses looking for a magazine-style theme.

His most recent premium theme WP-Magazine 1.0 is his best work to date (in my opinion). Here are some screen shots of a few pages:

WP-Magazine Screenshot

WP-Magazine Screenshot 2

Once purchased, you have access to five different home page layouts and four different category/archive page layouts. You can find more information about the layouts available here.

Other features include:

  • Widget-Ready, User-Friendly, and Optimized for WordPress Versions 2.2 and Above
  • Home Page Featured Article Glider Box
  • Built-In Banner Ad Blocks
  • Built-In Site Guide in Right Sidebar
  • Customized Recent Comments in Sidebar With Gravatar Support
  • Author Biography Information and Gravatar Included on Single Post Pages
  • Alternating Color Comments With Gravatar Support
  • XHTML Valid

In addition to these great features, this theme also supports several plugins “out of the box” including the following:

If you’d like to view this theme in action, check out the WP-Magazine Demo Site. You can also purchase the theme from that site.

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Connect with Kyle on Twitter or Google+!

  1. Hey Kyle:

    Thanks a lot for the thorough write-up.

    You might also be interested in our WordPress Themes affiliate program. We pay a 20% commission on all theme sales referred from your site.

    Best – Michael

  2. Kyle Eslick says:

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Thanks for the heads up on the affiliate program. I think it is great that you are doing that.

    I love your work, so I’m sure I will be featuring other themes in the future.

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