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TurnOut Mag

TurnOut Mag

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TurnOut Mag Theme Review

Setting It Up

The Setting up of the Turn Out Mag theme is done in quite the same way as any other WordPress Theme. All you have to do is download the file and extract it to the /turnout/ folder. Next, simply upload the folder to the /wp-content/themes directory of an ftp client (like Filezilla). All that remains to be done now is to activate the theme through your WordPress admin panel under the Appearance or Presentation Tab.


The Turn Out Mag Theme is a premium WordPress magazine theme, and it does have quite a few good features which need to be taken into account. One of which being, that it automatically resizes the images that are uploaded on the blog using this theme. This feature is a huge time saver as it saves the up-loader the time and trouble of resizing the pictures manually using a photo editing software like Photoshop. The theme comes ready with the support for advertisements and banners. It is quite well optimized for Search Engines as well, which means that users using this theme for their site will have a good number of hits from Search Engines like Google. It also supports gravatars on comments as well as the threading of comments which is nothing but the attaching of related comments together, so that the theme user can easily keep track of which reader is saying what and to whom he/she is replying to.

A few of the more noteworthy features is that it has a Featured Video section apart from the general sections for Comments, Contents, Archives, Blogroll and Popular Articles Sections. It also supports RSS feeds from Flickr. Another nice feature of this theme is that it has an Animated Tag Cloud. This is nothing but a normal tag cloud, but, with a catch. The catch being that it rotates the tags in 3D depending on which tag is being pointed to by the cursor, thus making the theme look much more visually pleasing and exciting to use. Another noteworthy feature is that it supports paid help and customization from the WordPress Team.

Regarding the looks and feel of the theme, all I can say is that it looks neat, clean and simple and also has a professional feel to it. The color combination is soothing and does not hurt the eyes. The Animated Tag Cloud gives the theme a sense of sophistication in spite of its simple colors and looks.

General Test of TurnOut Mag

  General Test Item Pts Pass Fail
1W3C Compliant - HTML2 
2W3C Compliant - CSS2 
3Browser Compatibility - IE71 
4Browser Compatibility - Firefox2 
5Browser Compatibility - Chrome1 
6Support from Designer2 
7Post area - Proper Image Alignment1 
8Post area - Floating Content1 
9Post area - Auto Adjustment1 
10Post area - Nested/Threaded Comments1 
11Sidebar - Auto Adjustment1 
12Sidebar - Link Hierarchy1 
13 Special Effect: Magazine Style, Grid Style, Photo Gallery 3  
  Totals 19 15 4
  Theme Score     79%

SEO Test of TurnOut Mag

  SEO Test Item Pts Pass Fail
1W3C Compliant - HTML1 
2W3C Compliant - CSS1 
3Home page Heading SEO1 
4Post & Page Heading SEO1 
5Post & Page Title Tag (Title as seen in SERPs)1 
6Content Code Position2 
  Totals 7 5 2
  Theme Score     72%

For the details of each of the tested criteria above, click here

Tested on: Wordpress ver 2.8.4
Preview on: Wordpress ver (Strict Test)
Why are there 2 Wordpress vers?

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