publisher theme review

Publisher is an intuitive magazine theme with incredible features, creative interface and all the functionalities of any modern, updated and stylish theme. This premium theme is designed with the prior focus to magazine but is easily customizable to news website or personal blog with the highly controllable features.

Publisher is packed with a variety of categories within which a diverse combination of homepages, post categories and other features reside. This nesting effect of features within features and creativity within creativity not only amazes the user but also give him the opportunity to it the way he wants. The fully loaded theme has responsive design, AMP support, diverse homepage layouts, translation, RTL support, WPML and many other countless features. Let’s have a clear look in terms of design and functionality, SEO, Updates and Support perspective.


Design and Usability: (9.5/10)

Publisher owns stylish and modern design with 90+ Homepage designs, a variety of post layout and dynamic layout that fits all screens. The insights about this are:

Home Page Layout:

Publisher has more than 90 home page layouts which provide a wide option to select and customize the closest layout to your website.

Mega Menu:

Theme has the built-in mega menu which improves the magazine website with eye catchy images accompanying the content in the menu.

Review System:

Theme has built-in review system which helps in gathering the responses from the end users or visitors of the website.

Gallery Slider:

Trendy gallery slider helps you to add aesthetics and presentation to the articles in a professional yet simple way.

Typography & Colors:

Publisher provides a wide variety of fonts and also give the flexibility to upload the own custom font thus contributing to your website in highly unique manner.

The wide color palate lets the user to change the theme color and hence no side could look like the other one even though they are wearing the same persona.


Functionality: (9/10)

The powerpack functionalities of Publisher include:


Theme has a functionality of trending ticker that helps to play the latest or last week’s updates in a news ticker format. It could be used for news website or any other featured happening around your business or in town.


Publisher has 20 premium widgets that help to make your website appealing and assist in various ways. The widget supported by Publisher are Weather, Weather Forecast, YouTube playlist, Dribble, Flicker, and others.

Theme Options:

The powerful control panel of theme provides user full control to customize the features. It makes user capable of configuring their required changes without any coding expertise.

Visual Composer:

The premium visual compose compatible with Publisher provides 70+ modules to configure the way you want. The discount rate of the visual compose with the theme makes it a better selectable option.

AMP Support:

Theme is supported with Google AMP which optimizes its speed on mobile thus facilitating mobile browsing. BetterStudio has also developed a plugin which enhances the load speed to 4 times.


Woo Commerce, bbPress & Social Counter:

The woo commerce support makes theme well-suited for eCommerce websites. Now one can use Publisher for shopping cart websites make your business more elegant, classy and trending.

bbPress support to the theme lets you create engaging discussion forums and hence helps you to generate more traffic.

Social Counter is an efficient way to display the share count on all the social forums. Improve the counts and make your website’s article, content or posts wild.

Advance Ads Banner:

The advance ad banner helps to place the ads on the website in an efficient manner so that it would help in easy monetization through the website. the different places to place advertisement banner includes header ads on top right, sidebar ads widget, content top ads, inline ads after paragraph, multi-column ads, and align inline ads

There is a bug that needs to be fixed with ads compatibility in Publisher. The team would be fixing it in the next release.

Other functionalities include child theme, automatic updates, one-click demo install, global option widget, GUI short code generator and many more.


Search Engine Optimization, Performance & Code: (9/10)

Theme has power and advanced SEO. The detail in this perspective are as under:

Advance SEO Optimized:

Theme uses Yoast Plugin for SEO. Moreover, it has rich snippets for breadcrumbs and reviews. The can use it and it will improve the page search ranking enhancing the website traffic.

Structured Data Testing Tool:

In the updated version, theme has been upgraded to mark up. Now, one can search the website, post or content just with simple search i.e. no complete search query is required.


JavaScript and CSS Rendering:

The rendering of CSS and JS needed to be corrected in the next release as it hinders rendering of the page.

Browser Caching:

The browser cache is not leveraged. The .htaccess file needed to be updated so that the caching could be enabled and the page could be cached on the server for repeated access.


Clean and Optimized Code:

Being well-coded, Publisher has got high rates on GTmertix, Webpage test and pingdom. It shows the company has paid special attention not to the outside but also to the inside of the theme.

Updates, Support, and Documentation: (9.5/10)

Publisher has gone through three updates since its releases. BetterStudios aimed to work on the updates for two weeks after its release and later on work on further functionalities if needed. Theme offers lifetime support.

BetterStudio provides 6-month support with the purchase and also provide online customer services support. it helps to make a friendly customer bond with the company and its product.

Theme has extensive documentation both in a video as well as in content format. The documentation link has an efficient menu and hence guides the customer to the right section saving their time and preserving theme from anxiety.

Publisher in a Nutshell:


  • 90+ Home page Layouts, all WordPress post format support, 70+ Page builder blocks
  • Google AMP support
  • 20 custom widgets and Global Options for all widgets
  • Advance SEO Optimized and clean code which increases the performance
  • One click demo install.
  • Lifetime updates, Customer support and extensive documentation


  • Browser caching is not enabled.
  • Ads Manager has some incompatibility.


Publisher is a fully loaded power-house that is compatible with all the modern widgets, and plugins. The highly customization features, easy configuration, intuitive design, versatile options and layouts make is a must have the theme for any website. BetterStudio has done a great job and considered all the aspects of a modern website. the constant updates and releases make the theme improving day by day. Hence it could be a better choice when you are looking for an elegant and classy persona of your website.

Publisher Theme Review

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Publisher Theme Review

Design & Usability






        Updates & Support



          • 90+ Home page Layouts, all WordPress post format support, 70+ Page builder blocks
          • Google AMP support
          • 20 custom widgets and Global Options for all widgets


          • Browser caching is not enabled.
          • Ads Manager has some incompatibility


          1. Dennis E. Garcia

            Design & Usability






            Updates & Support


            Thank you blogthemes for the wonderful review. I have used this theme on one of my sites and would like to share my experience as well. The theme is very diverse in terms of available design options and you can choose the design of your own choice. Secondly, it has other great benefits like you can have customized designs for your site. Just like their all other themes, the team have maintained their standard while building this theme as well. the customer and documentation of this theme is also good and they usually reply as soon as possible which is again a plus point for theme users.

          2. Sarah R. Berry

            Design & Usability






            Updates & Support


            I agree with the author of this review that publisher is a fully loaded power-house that is compatible with all the modern widgets, and plugins. The highly customization features, easy configuration, intuitive design, versatile options and layouts make is a must have the theme for any website. The most important and useful thing which I found in it during my own use is that you can customize design for your site according to the choice. Moreover, the customer support and documentation is also good and up to the mark which is another plus point for theme users.

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