Are you a hardcore gaming fan who wants to create a stunning online gaming magazine and earn passive income with your hobby? Now it’s possible, with GameZone. We’re happy to announce our new gaming WordPress theme for blogs and magazines that can become a rock solid foundation for your online projects.
GameZone is a clean and clutter-free theme for content heavy gaming websites. It’s fully integrated with WPBakery Page Builder, which makes it flexible and easy to customize.
The theme features several custom shortcodes for blogs and magazines that give you a great deal of customizability and allow to output multiple types of content in various styles and formats.
The theme is also fully integrated with MailChimp, which allows you to grow your newsletter subscriber base, puts an emphasis on social sharing with our social media buttons widget, and allows you to display banner ads in various places of your pages thanks to a large number of available widget areas. Let’s dive deeper into the features of GameZone and see how it can be used for building a popular news and magazine gaming WordPress theme.
WPBakery Page Builder
GameZone uses WPBakery as a page builder of choice, and in combination with custom shortcodes and widgets built specifically to showcase a variety of post layouts, it manages the job very well. WPBakery, previously known as Visual Composer, is one of the most popular and sold out plugins on ThemeForest, powering up thousands of WordPress websites.
One of the great features of WPBakery is that it supports frontend and backend editing, which is helpful for both beginners and experienced WordPress users. Also, thanks to a flexible column and row system, you can easily showcase and position your posts the way you envision.
Header & Footer Builder
The main drawback of WPBakery Page Builder is that it doesn’t allow you to edit your header and footer areas. Although you can rearrange elements of your page in a variety of ways, the top and bottom of your website still remain intact.
In order to fix this, we’re introducing Header & Footer Builder. Based on the WPBakery interface, this extension allows you to create and customize as many header and footer variations as you want. We’ve also added several shortcodes just for the Header & Footer Builder, such as logo, menu, search form, social links, and more, which allow you build headers and footers even faster.
Blogging Shortcodes & Widgets
GameZone allows you to create various kinds of page layouts and styles using the blogging shortcodes and widgets built specifically for content heavy websites.
The shortcodes provide you with a large number of options that help you to output exactly the types of post you need. Display posts based on post type, category, tag, group, and more. Control the number of posts you want to display, their order, as well as the number of columns.
You can also take advantage of our Popular Posts shortcode and display articles based on post views, number of likes, or comments.
Multiple Blog Page Styles
GameZone features several blog page styles that allow you to display posts in such formats as grid, portfolio, and chess. Each style has its variations, for example, you can control the position of the sidebar, select pagination style, post-loading animation, style of a featured post, and many more.
All the options are integrated into the WordPress Customizer, which makes the customization process effortless and allows you to preview all changes in real time.
Thanks to integration with the Essential Grid plugin, you can showcase the features images of your posts in a form of an image gallery. The plugin includes flexible settings and allows you to choose from such styles as grid, cobbles, and masonry.
MailChimp Newsletter Form
GameZone is fully compatible with the MailChimp plugin for WordPress and includes styles that make the subscription form look stylish and integrated into the overall theme design.
MailChimp is one of the most popular newsletter marketing tools that let you grow your subscribers list easily. It has a generous free plan that allows anyone to use the service as long as you’ve got less than 2K subscribers on your list.
Another great addition to GameZone is its full integration with WooCommerce, one of the most popular e-commerce plugins for WordPress users. WooCommerce is a free plugin that ships with GameZone out-of-the-box and allows you to set up an online store and start selling products online easily.
GameZone is a classy WordPress theme for game blogs and magazines. Thanks to integration with WPBakery page builder and several flexible blogging shortcodes, you can play around with page layouts and position post blocks in various places on your website.
The theme also includes several plugins such as WooCommerce, Essential Grid, and MailChimp, that help you improve your website in various ways. You can display image galleries on your site, build a newsletter subscriber base with MailChimp, or add an online store functionality with WooCommerce. GameZone features a fully responsive design and looks great in all popular browsers. Level up your blogging game and build a stunning gaming magazine with GameZone.