Zeen News & Magazine WordPress Theme for 2020
Zeen is a next generation news & magazine WordPress theme. You’ve literally never seen or used a theme that looks or works like this before. Zeen can quickly be mastered by users of any skill level. Power your creative ideas and create a beautiful, silky-smooth and highly unique magazine, personal blog, newspaper, reviews site or even full blown WooCommerce shop. Ideal for all types of niches, including travel, viral, food and news sites.
Zeen for Magazines, Personal, Blogs, Newspapers or Review sites
Zeen’s groundbreaking design, flexibility and small learning curve make it perfect for sites of any size, from the biggest to the smallest. Zeen is the ideal WordPress theme for any magazine, blog, newspaper, personal diary, photo-stories, affiliate sites and even full-blown WooCommerce shops. 🙂
The Zeen demos can all be imported with one click and provides inspiration on how the theme could potentially be used on a site of any niche, including technology, food, videogames, minimal, personal, lifestyle and fashion. Features from the demos can all be mixed and matched too.
Tipi Builder (World Exclusive)
The next generation Tipi Builder app (included free) allows you to turn all your creative ideas into real beautiful layouts that can then be used on your homepage, category pages, tag pages and even custom taxonomies pages. The Tipi Builder is truly an industry game-changer that will improve your workflow and increase the enjoyment you get from maintaining your site. A lot of site owners generally avoid making changes to their sites (particularly the homepage) out of fear of breaking something or simply because their current method is done through an overly complex builder with clunky user experience. Tipi Builder changes all of this. Starting with a beautiful modern interface that is easy, powerful and pleasure to use. It is 100% frontend and allows users of any level to become pros after one full session. The Tipi Builder opens up new possibilities to calmly experiment with layouts/options as you only need to publish when you are 100% happy and ready. Watch the Tipi Builder In-depth first look video to see it in action. Here are a just a few highlights:
Possibly the smallest learning curve of any WordPress builder ever made. If you watch the entire intro video here you’ll have all the knowledge you need to use the builder like a pro.
Everything is included and unlocked. No “locked upgrades” that require a subscription or extra payments to unlock more features.
Blocks can be set to show posts/pages/products and even custom post types, which if you have any, will automatically appear as an option.
Blocks look great instantly without having to customise anything or write custom css code.
Huge amount of blocks out-of-the-box, including ones for grids, sliders, video players, call to action, buttons, Instagram, Twitch livestream, Author, blockquotes, etc. User requests and suggestions will shape the type of blocks added in the future updates.
Import/Export layouts to quickly re-use your designs, create backups or share with other users.
Global No Duplicates option
Each block can be set to load/not load on mobile and load/not load on desktops, allowing you to create completely different desktop/mobile layouts if you wish
A truly pro premium builder included that anyone can learn to use
Use the Tipi Builder for your homepage/pages/category/tag/custom taxonomy pages too
Can be used on a site that uses Gutenberg with no problems
The most intuitive and advanced builder ever made to quickly create your dream site.
Here are some options in Zeen to help you improve the monetisation of your sites.
Patreon icons and links
Ads can be placed practically anywhere. Including automatic insertion before/middle/end of post content.
Site Background Ad
Add stylish affiliate in your review
Slide In Promo Box
WooCommerce Quickview functionality
Add stylish affiliate in your info boxes
Advanced Newsletter Subscription integration
Newsletter Subscription appears when user tries to leave site
Advanced Shop functionality, integration and design
Beautiful Call To Action Blocks in the Tipi Builder
Beautiful Button Blocks in the Tipi Builder
Codetipi pioneered the ability to show your trending articles beautifully. Zeen takes it to a next level, with stunning trending megamenus and the ability to make any block in the Tipi Builder show your trending articles (globally or from specific category/tag).
Codetipi pioneered the ability to have completely different articles layouts in the WordPress theme world. Zeen takes it all to new heights, allowing you to create stunning articles every time, in the exact way you want. From minimal text articles to highly-visual photo stories, you can make each article feel the way it was always meant to feel like. No other theme on the market has the flexibility, options and design to create such stunning and special articles so easily.
Here are just a handful of examples:
Sponsored Post With Sticky Side Info
Paginated Slider Post
Modern Review #2
Vertical Image Style #3
Stunning Full-screen Gallery
Wide YouTube And Image Embeds
Vertical Image Style #2
Video Post Opens in Lightbox
Special Video Post
Related Posts Under Header
Parallax Featured Image and Review
Modern Review #1
… And so many more, click here to explore more
Pages can also use Zeen’s advanced featured image style and layout system to make even the most boring of text pages more attractive and engaging.
Fully Responsive and Retina Ready
Visitors expect a great mobile experience and Zeen delivers a silky smooth, clean and modern experience that will leave your visitors impressed. Zeen’s mobile design and features were meticulously designed to look and feel amazing no matter the size or type of the screen. Have a look for yourself, simply open https://codetipi.com/zeen/ on your phone to open different demos.
Zeen comes with an exclusive Sponsored Posts system to add another layer to your site’s monetisation possibilities. You can set the sponsor name, logo and link. Here are some examples from the demos:
Sponsored Post With Sticky Side Info
Sponsored Post Big Featured Image
Background Takeover Ad Feature
Zeen allows you to easily set a background image to your site and give it a link to create a background takeover ad. You also have an option to adjust the spacing above the site – perfect for ads that want to show something at the top of the site. The Tipi Builder also has spacing blocks that can be set to be transparent to allow you to see the background ad through the site as you scroll down.
Reading Mode (Daytime and nighttime modes)
Visitors love reading in the dark and many wish they could make the background dark with light text for better readibility. Enter Zeen’s super lightweight Reading Mode feature. With one on/off option you can add a button to the sticky menu that appears when reading an article. This button allows your visitors to change the mode of your article to either be daytime mode (dark text on light background) or nighttime mode (light text on dark background) whenever they want. Your visitors will love your site that bit more.
Infinite loading and scrolling
Using the very latest technologies, Zeen comes with some of the fastest Ajax loading performance ever seen in a theme. Some possibilities include:
Infinite Post Scroll Loading. When a user reaches the end of a post, instantly load the next one below. You won’t believe how fast it is – Must see: Click here to open Zeen Comics Demo to see it in action
Infinite Scroll on homepage/tags/categories
Load More Button on any block on the homepage/tags/categories to load more posts to the page without refreshing
Load More Button that turns into Infinite Scroll after first click
Previous/Next Button on any block on the homepage/tags/categories/megamenus/related posts to navigate through posts inside the block
Review Functionality (World Exclusive)
Zeen comes bundled with the incredible and premium Let’s Review plugin. You can see the full presentation showing all the features for Let’s Review by clicking here.
Some Let’s Review feature highlights:
Choose from several unique high-quality designs for each review
Monetise your reviews with stylish integrated affiliate buttons that convert well and don’t look spammy
Allow visitors to leave their own complete review via comments
Inbuilt rich snippets to show review data in Google/Bing/etc search results
Add unlimited amount of pros/cons/affiliate buttons to each review
Set default options for new reviews, including the criterias/design/format/animation/accent color/location/etc.
Zeen is a modern newspaper and reviews theme for 2020 and beyond. It is the ultimate WordPress theme. Get on-board and happy reviewing!
Zeen Mastermind Group
Any Zeen user with a valid license can apply to join the private Zeen Mastermind Community Group. It is a friendly place to discuss, learn, share tips, tricks & Tipi Builder layout files and everything related to Zeen theme. Contact Codetipi to be part of it and join today 🙂
Codetipi is the number #1 rated Power Elite Author on all of Themeforest. Friendly and amazing customer support that actually leads to real solutions is one big reason. To get help simply open a ticket here.
Zeen is the first theme in the world to allow for Voice Search. Your Zeen site can now make it possible for potential visitors who ask their smart device about X topic to get an answer from your very own site. (Currently only possible for approved Google news publishers in the us).
Gutenberg is due to be released officially with WordPress 5.0, Zeen embraces Gutenberg and works perfectly with it. Zeen also adds styling to the default Gutenberg blocks to make them nicer.
Sliding Promo Boxes
Zeen comes with a unique sliding promo box system to help you promote anything you’d like to highlight, such as newsletters, banners, messages or announcements.
See examples of it being used for newsletter subscriptions here:
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Zeen comes with a unique timed popups to show content after X seconds from the site loading, highly useful for sites looking to increase their Facebook page likes or similar.
See example here:
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Top Bar Message
Zeen comes with a unique sliding top bar feature to share announcement, offers or random relevant links, such as a Shop coupons, Patreon links, Facebook Page links, etc.
See examples here:
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Zeen WooCommerce WordPress Theme
Watch video that shows how the Top Bar is set up: Zeen Theme Options Video (To only watch Top Bar, skip to 8:10)
Zeen is 100% compatible with WooCommerce and comes with beautiful styling in-built to make your shop sparkle. Zeen also adds powerful extra functionality to it, including lightning-fast Quickview functionality and ajax carts.
See examples here:
Zeen Magazine With WooCommerce WordPress Theme
Zeen WooCommerce WordPress Theme
Zeen is 100% compatible with AMP and comes with unique functionality to extend the design and improve the feel of your AMP pages.
Zeen is 100% compatible with bbPress and comes with beautiful styling in-built to breathe life into your forums.
See example here:
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Zeen is 100% compatible with BuddyPress and supports all modern BuddyPress features. Including, profile cover functionality. Zeen comes with beautiful styling in-built for your BuddyPress to breathe new life into your community.
When you first install Zeen, you will be presented by a first-time set up wizard. The first step in the wizard allows you to install a fully-functional Zeen Child-theme. Even if you don’t plan on adding customisations or don’t know what a child-theme really does, it is highly recommended to always use a child-theme, and the wizard makes it easier than ever to install. You can watch a narrated Zeen installation tutorial video here.
Zeen is supports all major modern browsers and embraces the latest browser technologies to perform at the highest possible level, with silky smooth animations, interactions and speed.
SEO and HTML5
Zeen was coded by an SEO specialist with vast experience, meaning everything is set as it should be Zeen, with valid HTML5 markup and best practices. It passes the official W3 Validation Tool test with zero errors.
Search Engines such as Google, use the loading speed of a site as a metric for their rankings. Zeen’s approach and performance is practically unbeatable with some demos scoring a perfect 100/100, meaning Zeen increases the chances search engines will rank your site higher.
One Click Demo Imports
Zeen has a modern set up wizard that allows you to import the content/widgets/theme options (each part is optional) of every single Zeen demo with one click. Watch the installation video to see it in action. You can mix and match any of the elements seen across any of the demos, as they are all built using the theme’s features.
Zeen is an extremely powerful WordPress theme and has a huge amount of features. It is coded extremely cleanly and smartly, meaning it has amazing performance, and thanks to this, you will likely be able to reduce the number of plugins you have installed.
Plugins are not inherently bad, but the coding quality of free plugins varies and bad code can badly affect performance so it’s recommended that if Zeen has a particular feature, use that instead of plugins.
All of Zeen demos score very highly in website speed tests, in fact, multiple of the demos actually score a perfect 100/100 score – you can see Zeen speed reports here.
Zeen does not store any personal data, but does come with options to help with the process of complying with GDPR. Examples include that you can add a required checkbox to the registration modal. You can enter the text and the url of the text that appears next to the checkbox giving you complete control. If you find there is another location/element that could do with extra options, please open a ticket in support with the information.
Upgrading to Zeen is easy. But it’s even easier with the migration tool. It just takes a few clicks to migrate data from other themes to Zeen. Migrate your review, audio, gallery, video data and convert featured image styles (hero styles) of your posts/pages to Zeen’s closest equivalent.
Post Heart Like Count
If you enable the like functionality and a user clicks on the heart, the counter value for that post will increase by one. To stop users from voting multiple times, a cookie is used with the post ID, so the theme knows not to show the like functionality to that user for that post again.
In Zeen > Theme Options > Mail Subscriptions – f you enable the ‘Trigger When Leaving Site’ option. You will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when user tries to leave the site, the newsletter popup will appear. If the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that popup in that way again.
In Zeen > Theme Options > Timed Popup – if you enable the ‘Timed Popup’ option. You will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when the popup appears and the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that popup in that way again.
Sliding Promo Boxes
In Zeen > Theme Options > Sliding Promo Box – if you enable the Sliding Promo Boxes you will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when the sliding promo box appears and the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that box again.
Top Bar Message
In Zeen > Theme Options > Top Bar Message – if you enable the ‘Top Bar Message’ option. You will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when the top bar message appears and the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that top bar message again.
Other General Features
Zeen has so many powerful options and clever features, you really need to click around inside the demos to explore them all. Here is small list of random general features:
Lightning fast Live Search Ajax in two styles: Full-screen modal or dropdown
Login Screen Logo And Dark Skin Design
Compatible with latest PHP versions, including PHP 7.3
Tipi Font with multiple custom exclusive icons (Included Free)
Tipi Builder Blocks to showcase any image shape: Landscape, portrait or square images.
Built-in Middle Of Content “See also” block
Automatic Retina Images
Modern Schema Integration
Main menu can have a logo in multiple designs, including an option to make it hang off of the main menu for a stylish effect.
You can set any site width you like
Blank page template included (no Header or footer loaded) for advanced users who want to build something on a blank canvas
Modern, easy and powerful fully-frontend theme options that lets you visualise every change you make before having to publish the changes
Theme options changes can be saved as drafts or scheduled to publish at X date
Highly responsive design. Looks great on every screen size and type
Extra clean, ultra modern and unrivalled dynamic design
Optional separate logo to appear in main navigation bar
Integrated breadcrumb with rich snippet data
Option to turn on/off hover zoom effects on sliders/grids
Option to turn off By Line completely, or just disable specific parts of the By Line (Author, Date, Category, Comments)
Background Ads (clickable site background on the sides/above) system to increase monetisation possibilities
Completely Retina Ready (HD theme)
Zeen is WPML compatible and translation ready. Comes with .mo/.po files to easily translate into any language. Spanish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian (Bokmål), Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and French are already translated & included.
RTL ready. If your site uses an RTL language, the theme will automatically adapt to be RTL
Boxed Or Full-Width options for every major block
Unique mega menu system with multiple options to make each menu different
Login With Ajax integration and gorgeous styling
World-exclusive Tipi Builder bundled in
Built-in Gutenberg styling
To Top button option designs
Post Like (Heart) system to show which posts your visitors love the most. Optional.
Set up to 3 fonts and specify which one the different site elements use (Limit of 3 different fonts is set for performance reasons, as more than that can make your site really slow)
Access to the all Google fonts http://www.google.com/fonts
Access to the Typekit fonts https://typekit.com/
Can also use custom/self-hosted fonts
Option to turn off About The Author box in theme options and override option in individual posts
Integrated related posts with multiple design options
All demos are included with every purchase so you can easily import them to play around.
Integrated lightweight tooltip with multiple options
Integrated stylish lightbox
Paginated posts and pages
SEO-Ready. Theme coded by SEO specialist, meaning everything is set as it should be.
Zero errors on the official W3 Validation Tool
Supreme performance, multiple Zeen demos score a perfect 100/100 score.
Custom Sidebars for your categories, tags, custom taxonomies, posts, pages or homepage.
Schema Review Rich Snippet Microdata
Schema Author Rich Snippet Microdata
Detailed documentation that will continually get updated as users ask different things.