When you finish installing Mymagazine Pro, it also requires the installation of the plugin Mymagazine pro features, contained within the same theme. The installation of the plugin is not mandatory, however it is necessary to be able to use widgets and shortcodes.

Mymagazine Category posts widget

wordpress-template-category-post-widgetThis widget displays a list of items included in a specific category.
This image shows the appearance of the widget in the WordPress admin page: as you can see you can select the number of posts to show and also the number of posts to be skipped (always within the selected category). Of course with the last option you can select a category among all those on the site.

 

 

Mymagazine Tag posts widget

This widget is very similar to the one just described, the only wordpress-template-tag-post-widgetdifference is that in this case you can see the posts tagged with a specific tag. Also you can select the amount of items to display and the number of items to be skipped.

Mymagazine Post format widget

 

wordpress-template-post-format-widgetThis widget allows you to show a series of posts in the same post-format. For example, if you want to show the latest video post in the sidebar, this is the widget for you! As with other widgets that we have seen, you can select the number of posts to be displayed, the number of posts to be skipped and the post format you want to use.

Mymagazine Loop posts widget

 

This widget displays the same list of items that WordPress wouldwordpress-template-loop-post-widget show in his classic “loop”, using some interesting options. In fact, you can select the number of items to be displayed, the number of items to be skipped and, if desired, also a category of items to be excluded from the loop.
Here’s an example on how to use these options. Let’s suppose you want a home page that contains 20 new items, and you have created a category of post called “insights” to be displayed at the center of the home page, regardless of the normal flow of the articles. To accomplish this you can use in the “Home first widget area” the following widgets

Mymagazine loop posts widget – number of posts to show: 10 – number of posts to skip: 0 – category to be excluded from loop: “insights”;

Mymagazine category post widget –  number of posts to show: 3 (for example) – number of posts to skip: 0 – category to show: “insights”;

Mymagazine loop posts widget – number of posts to show: 10 – number of posts to skip: 10 – category to be excluded from loop: “insights”.

In this way, the home page will show first the last ten post, then continue with three post from the “insights” category and will continue with articles from eleventh  to twentieth in date order.

Mymagazine related posts widget

This widget is specifically designed to be used within the “below the widget content area”, and its purpose is to display the thumbnails of three articles that belong to the same category of the post that is currently displayed. Therefore, if you are viewing the page of an article characterized by the category “travel”, this widget will display a preview of three articles that are within the same category.

Mymagazine Video post widget & Mymagazine Image post widget

These two widgets have the function to preview, respectively, the last article having the video post-format, and last article having the image post-format. Along with the related post widgets they are the only widgets that you can also find in the free version of Mymagazine, while all others are provided only with the Pro version.

 

Shortcodes

As you can see from the image below, the plugin Mymagazine Pro Features added the “Mymagazine shortcodes” to TinyMCE Editor WordPress. Clicking on it you will see a drop down menu with the two shortcodes available: Button e Call to Action.

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Button

The shortcode button allows you to easily insert a button within the web page.
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wordpress-template-button-shortcodethis image shows the dialog box that appears when you click on the “Button”.
Within the range “Button Text” you need to enter text to be displayed in the center of the button.

In the field “URL Button” you must enter the Internet address of the page to which the user will be directed when clicks on the button.

By clicking on “Button size” you can choose the size of the button, between three options: small, medium, large.

Following three fields to be completed with the hexadecimal value of the chosen color for the background, the text and the edge of the button.

 

 Call to Action

This shortcode allows you to create a text box with customizable colors and styles.

wordpress-template-call-to-action-shortcodeAs you can see from the picture, you can put the background color, text color and that of the board. As for the board, you can select the thickness and style by clicking on the options available. You can also select the size in pixels of the text and the size in pixels of padding, that is, the space between the edge of the box by the text in it. Finally you can select the alignment of the box (left-aligned, centered, right aligned) and enter the Internet address of the web page linked to Call to Action (such as, for example, your landing page)..

Completing text fields as in the example, the editor will display this code:

[ CallToAction bgcolor="#f685a1" border="#cccccc" color="#ffffff" borderwidth="thin" padding="40" borderstyle="none" textalign="left" fontsize="30" url="www.example.com"]Inserite qui il testo della vosta Call to action[/CallToAction ]

The text of the Call to Action will be inserted after the end of the first bracket and before the opening of the second bracket.

Custom meta fields

With the built-in custom meta fields you can link up to 5 other posts to the current post. For example, you can create a gallery that contains all the photos related to a post, and select it using a custom meta field. These links will be shown on the home page at the end of the post excerpt, and in the single post page below the featured image.