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Suffusion Options Templates Magazine shows you how to set up, select, add all the options you need for the magazine template.

Last Updated: March 3, 2018

Latest News: I have updated the documentation below.

In Suffusion the Magazine Template is the template with the most options to set up. It is very large and you will spend plenty of time changing all the settings listed below. I suggest that you spend time on a development environment to set up and configure all the options before you go live.

The magazine template can be used as the landing page for magazine-style blogs. It displays featured content, headlines, excerpts and categories. Suffusion natively supports the “Category Icons” plugin by Brahim Machkouri. So if you have the plugin installed, the icon for the category will be automatically displayed for the categories in the magazine view. (Quoted from the Theme settings)

Note: The plugin mentioned above has not been updated for a long time. I don’t recommend installing the plugin.

There are 47 options to set up below so I have split them up to help you further.

Suffusion Options Templates Magazine Tutorials:

Suffusion Theme Options Templates Magazine Settings

Step 1 ) Go to Appearance -> Suffusion Options -> Templates -> Magazine to set up the magazine template. See image below.

suffusion-theme-options-templates-magazine

Step 2 ) The following setting Order of entities in magazine template allows you to change the order for the following.

  • Headlines
  • Excerpts
  • Categories

Step 3 ) The following settings Enable Featured Posts on magazine template allows you to select from the following options.

  • Enabled
  • Disabled

Step 4 ) The following settings Show main page content for the magazine template allows you to select from the following options.

  • Show
  • Hide

Headlines

Step 5 ) The following settings Show headlines for the magazine template allows you to select from the following options.

  • Show headlines
  • Hide headline

Step 6 ) The following settings Magazine Template – Main Title for headlines section allows you to select from the following options.

  • Enter the title here (leave blank if you don’t want a title).

Step 7 ) The following settings Magazine Template – Main title alignment for headlines section allows you to select from the following options.

  • Left
  • Center
  • Right

Step 8 ) The following settings Magazine template – Height of headline section allows you to select from the following options.

  • Enter the number of pixels here (don’t enter ‘px’). Non-integers will be ignored.

Step 9 ) The following settings Magazine template – Width of headline image box allows you to select from the following options.

  • Enter the number of pixels here (don’t enter ‘px’). Non-integers will be ignored.

Step 10 ) The following settings Image preference order allows you to change the order of the following options.

  • Native WP 3.0 featured image
  • Image specified through custom thumbnail field
  • Image attached to the post
  • Embedded URL in post
  • Image specified through custom Featured Image field

Step 11 ) The following settings Magazine template – Headline image scaling allows you to select from the following options.

  • Same size as excerpt images
  • Custom size (defined below)

Step 12 ) The following settings Magazine template – Custom Height of headline image allows you to select from the following options.

  • Enter the number of pixels here (don’t enter ‘px’). Non-integers will be ignored.

Step 13 ) The following settings Magazine template – Custom Width of headline image allows you to select from the following options.

  • Enter the number of pixels here (don’t enter ‘px’). Non-integers will be ignored.

Step 14 ) The following settings Proportional resizing allows you to select from the following options.

  • Inherit setting from thumbnail (Layouts ? Layout: Excerpt / List / Tile / Full ? Thumbnail settings)
  • Preserve original proportions (final size might be different from desired size)
  • Transform to desired proportions (image might get cropped)

Step 15 ) The following settings Magazine template – Select categories for headlines allows you to select any or all of your website categories. In your website Suffusion Template Settings you will see a list of all your categories.

Step 16 ) The following settings Number of headlines allows you to enter the maximum number of headlines.

  • Enter the number here. Please enter positive numeric values only

Excerpts

Step 17 ) The following settings Show an excerpts section for the magazine template allows you to select from the following options.

  • Show excerpts
  • Hide excerpts

Step 18 ) The following settings Magazine Template – Main Title for excerpts section allows you to enter the maximum number of headlines.

  • Enter the title here (leave blank if you don’t want a title)

Step 19 ) The following settings Magazine Template – Main title alignment for excerpts section allows you to select from the following options.

  • Left
  • Center
  • Right

Step 20 ) The following settings Magazine Template – Maximum number of excerpts allows you to select the maximum number of excerpts to show.

  • Enter a positive numeric value only

Step 21 ) The following settings Magazine Template – Maximum Number of excerpts per row allows you to select how many excerpts you want to show per row. The default is 3 (Three).

suffusion-theme-options-templates-excerpt-numbers

Magazine template – Select categories for excerpts

Step 22 ) The following settings Magazine template – Select categories for excerpts allows you to select one or as many categories from the list below to be included in the headline section.

This is an example of the categories in my tutorial.

  • analytics
  • backup
  • catablog
  • contact form
  • duplicator
  • facebook
  • google
  • mailpoet
  • plugin
  • suffusion
  • Uncategorized
  • wp estore
  • wp lightbox

Remember your list of categories will be different from the list above.

Step 23 ) The following settings Magazine Template – Thumbnail container for excerpts allows you to select from the following options.

  • Always show Thumbnail container
  • Always hide Thumbnail container
  • Hide Thumbnail container if there is no thumbnail

Step 24 ) The following settings Magazine Template – Thumbnail container height for excerpts allows you to enter a value in pixels for the height. All thumbnails will be cropped to this height value.

  • Enter the number of pixels here (don’t enter ‘px’). Non-integers will be ignored.

Image Preference Order

Step 25 ) The following settings Image preference order allows you to organize the order from the following list.

  • Native WP 3.0 featured image
  • Image specified through custom thumbnail field
  • Image attached to the post
  • Embedded URL in post
  • Image specified through custom Featured Image field

Step 26 ) The following settings Magazine template – Excerpt thumbnail image scaling allows you to select from the following options.

  • Same size as excerpt images
  • Custom size (defined below)

Step 27 ) The following settings Magazine template – Custom height of thumbnail image in excerpts allows you to enter a value in pixels for the custom size height if selected above.

  • Enter the number of pixels here (don’t enter ‘px’). Non-integers will be ignored.

Step 28 ) The following settings Magazine template – Custom width of thumbnail image in excerpts allows you to enter a value in pixels for the custom size width if selected above.

  • Enter the number of pixels here (don’t enter ‘px’). Non-integers will be ignored.

Step 29 ) The following settings Proportional resizing allows you to select from the following options.

  • Inherit setting from thumbnail (Layouts ? Layout: Excerpt / List / Tile / Full ? Thumbnail settings)
  • Preserve original proportions (final size might be different from desired size)
  • Transform to desired proportions (image might get cropped)

Step 30 ) The following settings Magazine template – Alignment of post title in Excerpts allows you to select from the following options.

  • Left
  • Center
  • Right

Step 31 ) The following settings Magazine Template – Text for “Full story” in excerpts allows you to enter a value in pixels for the custom size width if selected above.

  • Enter the text here (leave blank for no link)

Excerpt Bylines

Step 32 ) In the following headings.

  • Magazine template – Alignment of post title in Excerpts
  • Show bylines for magazine excerpts
  • Show post date
  • Show “Posted by”
  • Show “Categories”
  • Show “Tags”
  • Show “Comments”
  • Show “Permalinks”

You can select one of the following options.

  • Show
  • Hide

Click on the following URL Suffusion Options Templates Magazine Category Blocks to continue with the settings.

Click on the following URL Templates Tutorials for more typography tutorials.

If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this from time to time. So keep coming back for the latest.

Enjoy.

More Suffusion Tutorials:

Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

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