Qalam – NewsPaper and Magazine WordPress Theme
The design of Qalam is crisp and contemporary, and it comes with a wealth of personalization options that can be accessed through the Elementor Page Builder and the Kirki Customizer plugins. The optimisation of the theme for search engine optimisation (SEO) and schema microdata was accomplished by building it with semantic syntax and organising the code. Qalam enables advertisements to be placed in key areas of a web website, which increases the amount of money that can be made from the advertisements that are displayed on the site.
The WP Post Modules Plugin is incorporated into the theme. With the help of this multi-tool posts plugin, displaying posts in the desired format and at any location on a page—including widget areas—is quick and simple.
Full feature list
- 100% Responsive, optimized for Retina display
- WordPress 6.1.x ready
- Boxed / Stretched layout
- Dynamic layout width
- Theme options via WordPress Customizer using Kirki Customizer
- Multiple Sidebars layout (1 sidebar, 2 sidebars or full width)
- Unlimted Google Fonts for body text, headings, navigation, etc.
- Color options that can be changed for the footer area, auxiliary area background, header area, navigation, and widget area headings, among other areas.
- Drag and drag website builder support via Elementor website Builder plugin
- 12 prebuilt Home page templates are included as JSON files for Elementor and as XML files for WordPress.
- 2 individualised templates, one for the entire width and one for the blank canvas page
- 4 header layout styles
- Sticky navigation bar
- Site title and logo image via Customizer
- Off canvas Mobile Menu
- Multi-level WordPress menu
- 2 search panel styles – Full Screen Overlay and Inline
- Social sharing links in header
- WooCommerce cart count with products list dropdown
- 5 universal types of archives (gird, list, classic, full post and Material card)
- Real-time image scaling by BFI Thumb, accessible through the customizer
- Using the WP Post Modules Plugin, you can create an archive website in any format.
- Support for AJAX on archive posts generated with WP Post Modules
Post Module Features
Multiple Display styles
- 4 sub styles
- Unlimited multiple columns
- Custom Gutters
- Custom split ratio for thumbnail + content
- Create any sized list from small to large thumbnails
- Circular images for list thumbnails
- Full borders, partial borders, or no borders at all can be used to divide the content.
- Multi Column lists
- Multiple columns
- Custom gutters
- Place content on top of a background with a colour and gradation of your choosing.
- Custom overlay content margin/padding
- Show overlay as always, on-hover or never
- Image zoom and rotate effect on hover
- Custom ticker title length
- Custom ticker animation duration
- Custom ticker label text
- Background and foreground colours of the ticker title can be customised using a colour picker.
5. Bullet List
- Plain list with bullets
- Bullet size and color options
- List spacing options
6. Responsive controls for typography, columns, grid sizes, gutters, etc.
7. Advanced Typography options with complete Google Fonts library
- Set font size, line height, font weight, letter spacing, etc.
- Responsive controls for typography
- Custom colors for titles, excerpt, category links, post meta, etc.
8. Custom WP Query builder
- Display articles based on post categories, tags, custom post types, taxonomies, author IDs, post IDs, and other identifiers.
- Provides support for offset and post elimination in order to reduce the occurrence of redundant posts.
- Order and Orderby parameters supported
9. jQuery Owl Slider
- Display patterns such as Grid, List, and Tile, as well as their substyles, are supported.
- Change number of slides per view
- Toggle animation loop
- Toggle auto play
- Set autoplay timeout
- Set animation speed and animation types (slide, zoom and fade)
- Toggle auto height
- Toggle previous/next navigation
- Toggle dots navigation
- Stagepadding support
10. Image resize on-the-fly using BFI Thumb
- Custom width, height and hard crop feature
- Set image quality from 1 to 100 (Optimization Option)
- Auto convert images to grayscale
- Auto colorize image from color picker
- Native Thumbnails with sourceset attributes supported
11. Text content options
- Choose heading tag from h1 to h6 and p (SEO factor)
- Choose main title font size and font weight
- Set paragraph tag and font size
- Auto trimming of post excerpt at desired word length
- Toggle readmore link with custom readmore text
- You can choose to display or hide article meta items such as the category, author, date, excerpt, and comments.
- If there are more than a certain number of category links, then those category links will automatically be converted into extensible dropdowns.
- Show author avatar in post meta
- Integrated support for the WP Review and Post Views Counter extension, both aesthetically and functionally.
12. Social sharing per post module. (Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, GooglePlus, Pinterest, VK, Reddit, Email)
13. Valid Schema microdata on generated post content
- Schema properties can be changed from widget settings
14. AJAX-based navigation using the next/previous and loadmore features; compatible with grid, list, and tile presentation styles
Translation ready with RTL Support
- Sample POT file included for translation
- Supports languages with rtl orientation
- Compatible with translation plugins like Loco Translate and qTranslate X
- Multi Sidebar layouts for posts
- 3 Single post styles – Full width, Full Header and Inline Header
- Automated featured images per post (can be disabled from customizer)
- Video post format
- Social sharing buttons (15+) with floating share button on single post
- Inline advertisement areas per post (before and after main content)
- Related posts based on category or tags
- Author bio with avatar and description
- Social follow buttons in author bio
- Floating Next/Previous posts navigation with thumbnail and title
- Multi level nested comments with gravatar support
- 1 top widget area
- 1 header widget area (for logo + banner style layout)
- 2 global widget areas before and after main content
- 2 inline widget areas before and after single post content
- 2 sidebar widget areas
- 1 secondary widget area with 8 columns support (columns can be set via customizer)
- 1 footer widget area with 8 columns support (columns can be set via customizer)
- Optimized for SEOand schema microdata
- Semantic and heirarchical markup
- Internal links on single posts via related posts
- Supports Yoast SEO plugin
- WooCommerce 3.6.x is now available, complete with built-in support for styles and connectivity.
- Fontawesome 5.9.0 icon library included
- Google fonts via Customizer
- WordPress Custom background supported
- WordPress site icon (favicon) supported
- Valid HTML5 markup on theme generated data
- Supported on all modern browsers, IE 9 and above
- Pre configured Child theme included in main download
- Help manual and documentation reference with step-by-step instructions for theme installation and configuration.
- Hooks for filters and actions are implemented wherever it is feasible and necessary.
- Included in XML format is a sample of the website’s statistics. Data in JSON format is included for posts.xml, pages.xml, and house layouts in Elementor.
- Tests show that it has above-average pagespeed performance. (Further depends upon how many modules are used on a page and with what size images.)
- The theme has been developed and verified up to WordPress version 5.3.x, PHP versions 5.5.12 to 7.3.5, and MySQL version 5.7.26.