A beautiful magazine style skin for Thesis your niche site needs now!

April 3, 2012

I recently started a brand new site that I intend to be an online magazine about cats, and I knew I had to get just the right theme for it. I’ve tried free magazine themes and oh they often turn out to be such a PAIN. And every time I’ve done that, I’ve always ended up coming right back to Thesis because of all the wonderful and easy ways it handles everything for me. Not to mention the amazing SEO, which is the whole point, right?

Anyway, I came close to buying a premium magazine theme or even buying a new framework so that I could get a magazine child theme, but then I discovered the Laveo skin for Thesis. I love it! The home page is fully widgetized, so you can have that big slider anywhere on the page you like, and you can also put those news widgets anywhere. There’s also hot news widget which I’m not currently using since my site is so new.

Although I love the colorful look that the designer has shown in the demo and adopted it for my own site, you can put in any colors you want for any and all of the news widgets and the categories in the menu. You can make all of them the same color or use two colors or three – it’s totally up to you. And when you want to do something crazy that’s not in the admin area, there’s prompt and friendly support via forum and email.

Check out the Laveo skin and see if you can’t think of a project or two you must have it for! And if you like cats, I’d appreciate a friendly comment on the new site, too! :)

Update February 2013:  I asked in the support forum if this skin will be updated to support Thesis 2, and the author said that it should be updated this week!

{ 26 comments }

Jennifer from Miami Condos April 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Ok I checked out the Laveo link but still could not find a working demo to see how it looks. The screen shots usually looks better than actual websites.. I also visited laveo .com site which is not the right one I guess… Please let me know where I can see a working demo.. Thanks

christie April 8, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Sorry ’bout that! :) Here’s the Laveo demo

stan from stair treads April 13, 2012 at 12:06 am

You’re right this is a nice theme. I especially like your catsdigest.com. Who doesn’t love a bunch of cute cats and you’ve got some good info. I saw a dog site that is similar the other day…doggietonpost.com or something like that. I might also say, “How did you score that domain name, catsdigest.com?!?”

christie April 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

Thanks Stan! It was a matter of me being so domain-obsessed that I truly enjoy the search for a domain for a new site. I just keep trying everything I can think of, using GoDaddy bulk domain section so I can try a whole list at once. I knew I wanted a domain that indicated a book or magazine, so I used a thesaurus to come up with every synonym for “book” or “magazine” I could. I couldn’t believe it when catsdigest.com was available, but I grabbed it quickly!

Mia from Miami Condos April 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I loved the color of that travel and health photos. Thanks for the link I’m going to check it out and try.

Mimi from Coral Gables April 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

I visited Laveo and they really do have a lot of wonderful skins that can be used on our sites. Thanks for sharing thins information.

Rajnish from Twisted Tech April 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Thanks I recently started a insurance blog and this professional theme perfectly fits in my need. I never thought thesis can look like this.
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Christie May 1, 2012 at 8:09 am

Great! Me too – it’s great to be able to use Thesis but have a great colorful magazine look.

victoria alex May 1, 2012 at 8:03 am

Great post , had always believed thesis wasn’t that good , but it looks awesome , your site on cats is wonderful and very clever how you have written articles from the cats point of view , will be recommending that site to my friends .
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Christie May 1, 2012 at 8:08 am

Thank you! :)

Homer from Miami Homes May 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Nice, I love those Laveo skins they really looks awesome and wonderful. Thanks for the share.

Mikael from Husplushave.dk May 26, 2012 at 12:38 am
christie May 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Hi Mikael, Yes, I’ve been a little concerned about that. I’m using some pretty large pictures in CatsDigest because of the large slider at the top of the page. I’m not sure what I’ll do long-term, because by the time the site has hundreds of articles that’s a lot of large images.

DesignSkew June 6, 2012 at 6:43 am

The Theme is really nice, but I need to buy Thesis to use :(
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Jane from ESTA Visa US June 14, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I find the website you have shared on your article interesting! I have so much themes that I love from the site when I viewed it that I want to purchase for my upcoming blog.

Eddie from Real Estate June 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Awesome skins, pretty neat. Nice work.
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job opportunities in uk June 20, 2012 at 3:47 am

very nice article on style skin for thesis…I really impressed.

Chef recruitment in UK June 22, 2012 at 6:30 am

Really very nice theme..marvellous

Keep happy posting ahead

Dilem June 28, 2012 at 3:16 am

hi! the theme looks very nice. when will your new site start? any plans?

Alexander Kaub June 28, 2012 at 8:04 am

I have a magazine theme installed in my site but I think this one is far better than mine. I would definitely have this theme on my next site. Thank you so much!
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Ilayda from Cocktail Dresses July 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Honestly, I have not tried the magazine theme in my personal site before. It looks very nice though. My only concern is the prices for all kind of skins. The prices are usually for the life time subscription but I just could not make the decision…

christie July 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Yes, since we have to pay for the skin, it’s quite a decision! I do have one friend who selected the wrong skin (by that same company) and since he changed his mind within a day, the company was nice enough to switch his license to the skin he decided he wanted and let him download that one at no additional cost.

Alex July 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I think i would love to try that web layout too. I ‘ve been looking for a perfect theme for my blog , however, every time I tried to input the codes and so on, i always turn to a mess. One thing I like about the theme is the huge space to showcase your pictures. I think it will definitely make your blog more appealing. However, the navigation our quite confusing because you don’t know where to start. Oh I’ve noticed that the Date are highlighted so I guess it is not that confusing at all.
Thank you for this link, I will probably try it on my site and see how wonderful will it look like.
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Marco from UK Tourist Visa July 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

nice theme, clean and elegant

Nikki August 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I love it! I use Thesis for one of my sites, and as much as I adore the ease of use and the features, it is looking a little blah on my site these days. Thank you for sharing!
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Jason from Wordpress Youtube Plugin September 24, 2012 at 10:28 am

Just check it out. Awesome theme, I have a travel and life style website and this theme is just perfect. Thanks for the share.
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