Zeen News & Magazine WordPress Theme for 2020
Zeen is a next generation news & magazine WordPress theme. You’ve literally never seen or used a theme that looks or works like this before. Zeen can quickly be mastered by users of any skill level. Power your creative ideas and create a beautiful, silky-smooth and highly unique magazine, personal blog, newspaper, reviews site or even full blown WooCommerce shop. Ideal for all types of niches, including travel, viral, food and news sites.
Everything in Zeen was completely built from the ground up. This approach allowed the theme to embrace the very latest cutting-edge technologies around, undergo deep design explorations and re-think the established way of doing things. This has resulted in Zeen having incredible performance and is very likely the fastest theme of its kind ever made. Some Zeen demos score a perfect 100/100 score on GTMetrix (links to reports are further down) and the rest are all mid to high 90s. The theme is impressively flexible, intuitive and customisable. Best of all, you can create almost any magazine layout you can imagine without touching a single line of code. Users can become pro users in no time and it is so moldable that even savvy visitors will not be able to tell what theme is being used by simply looking at the site any more.
Zeen was designed by an experienced designer, coded by an experienced coder, optimised by an experienced SEO specialist and all to create an unbeatable product that can help you take your site to a whole new level. Codetipi also provides friendly and helpful customer support. No wonder Codetipi is the #1 rated Power Elite author on Themeforest.
How happy customers use Zeen
Zeen for Magazines, Personal, Blogs, Newspapers or Review sites
Zeen’s groundbreaking design, flexibility and small learning curve make it perfect for sites of any size, from the biggest to the smallest. Zeen is the ideal WordPress theme for any magazine, blog, newspaper, personal diary, photo-stories, affiliate sites and even full-blown WooCommerce shops.
The Zeen demos can all be imported with one click and provides inspiration on how the theme could potentially be used on a site of any niche, including technology, food, videogames, minimal, personal, lifestyle and fashion. Features from the demos can all be mixed and matched too.
Tipi Builder (World Exclusive)
The next generation Tipi Builder app (included free) allows you to turn all your creative ideas into real beautiful layouts that can then be used on your homepage, category pages, tag pages and even custom taxonomies pages.
The Tipi Builder is truly an industry game-changer that will improve your workflow and increase the enjoyment you get from maintaining your site. A lot of site owners generally avoid making changes to their sites (particularly the homepage) out of fear of breaking something or simply because their current method is done through an overly complex builder with clunky user experience. Tipi Builder changes all of this. Starting with a beautiful modern interface that is easy, powerful and pleasure to use. It is 100% frontend and allows users of any level to become pros after one full session. The Tipi Builder opens up new possibilities to calmly experiment with layouts/options as you only need to publish when you are 100% happy and ready. Watch the Tipi Builder In-depth first look video to see it in action. Here are a just a few highlights:
- Possibly the smallest learning curve of any WordPress builder ever made. If you watch the entire intro video here you’ll have all the knowledge you need to use the builder like a pro.
- Everything is included and unlocked. No “locked upgrades” that require a subscription or extra payments to unlock more features.
- Blocks can be set to show posts/pages/products and even custom post types, which if you have any, will automatically appear as an option.
- Blocks look great instantly without having to customise anything or write custom css code.
- Huge amount of blocks out-of-the-box, including ones for grids, sliders, video players, call to action, buttons, Instagram, Twitch livestream, Author, blockquotes, etc. User requests and suggestions will shape the type of blocks added in the future updates.
- Import/Export layouts to quickly re-use your designs, create backups or share with other users.
- Global No Duplicates option
- Each block can be set to load/not load on mobile and load/not load on desktops, allowing you to create completely different desktop/mobile layouts if you wish
- A truly pro premium builder included that anyone can learn to use
- Use the Tipi Builder for your homepage/pages/category/tag/custom taxonomy pages too
- Can be used on a site that uses Gutenberg with no problems
- The most intuitive and advanced builder ever made to quickly create your dream site.
Here are some options in Zeen to help you improve the monetisation of your sites.
- Patreon icons and links
- Sponsored Posts
- Ads can be placed practically anywhere. Including automatic insertion before/middle/end of post content.
- Site Background Ad
- Add stylish affiliate in your review
- Slide In Promo Box
- WooCommerce Quickview functionality
- Add stylish affiliate in your info boxes
- Advanced Newsletter Subscription integration
- Newsletter Subscription appears when user tries to leave site
- Advanced Shop functionality, integration and design
- Beautiful Call To Action Blocks in the Tipi Builder
- Beautiful Button Blocks in the Tipi Builder
Codetipi pioneered the ability to show your trending articles beautifully. Zeen takes it to a next level, with stunning trending megamenus and the ability to make any block in the Tipi Builder show your trending articles (globally or from specific category/tag).
Codetipi pioneered the ability to have completely different articles layouts in the WordPress theme world. Zeen takes it all to new heights, allowing you to create stunning articles every time, in the exact way you want. From minimal text articles to highly-visual photo stories, you can make each article feel the way it was always meant to feel like. No other theme on the market has the flexibility, options and design to create such stunning and special articles so easily.
Here are just a handful of examples:
- Sponsored Post With Sticky Side Info
- Recipe Post
- Paginated Slider Post
- Modern Review #2
- Vertical Image Style #3
- Stunning Full-screen Gallery
- Wide YouTube And Image Embeds
- Vertical Image Style #2
- Video Post Opens in Lightbox
- Special Video Post
- Related Posts Under Header
- Live Blog
- Stylish Product
- Parallax Featured Image and Review
- Modern Review #1
- … And so many more, click here to explore more
Pages can also use Zeen’s advanced featured image style and layout system to make even the most boring of text pages more attractive and engaging.
Fully Responsive and Retina Ready
Visitors expect a great mobile experience and Zeen delivers a silky smooth, clean and modern experience that will leave your visitors impressed. Zeen’s mobile design and features were meticulously designed to look and feel amazing no matter the size or type of the screen. Have a look for yourself, simply open https://codetipi.com/zeen/ on your phone to open different demos.
Zeen comes with an exclusive Sponsored Posts system to add another layer to your site’s monetisation possibilities. You can set the sponsor name, logo and link.
Here are some examples from the demos:
Background Takeover Ad Feature
Zeen allows you to easily set a background image to your site and give it a link to create a background takeover ad. You also have an option to adjust the spacing above the site – perfect for ads that want to show something at the top of the site. The Tipi Builder also has spacing blocks that can be set to be transparent to allow you to see the background ad through the site as you scroll down.
Reading Mode (Daytime and nighttime modes)
Visitors love reading in the dark and many wish they could make the background dark with light text for better readibility. Enter Zeen’s super lightweight Reading Mode feature. With one on/off option you can add a button to the sticky menu that appears when reading an article. This button allows your visitors to change the mode of your article to either be daytime mode (dark text on light background) or nighttime mode (light text on dark background) whenever they want. Your visitors will love your site that bit more.
Infinite loading and scrolling
Using the very latest technologies, Zeen comes with some of the fastest Ajax loading performance ever seen in a theme. Some possibilities include:
- Infinite Post Scroll Loading. When a user reaches the end of a post, instantly load the next one below. You won’t believe how fast it is – Must see: Click here to open Zeen Comics Demo to see it in action
- Infinite Scroll on homepage/tags/categories
- Load More Button on any block on the homepage/tags/categories to load more posts to the page without refreshing
- Load More Button that turns into Infinite Scroll after first click
- Previous/Next Button on any block on the homepage/tags/categories/megamenus/related posts to navigate through posts inside the block
Review Functionality (World Exclusive)
Zeen comes bundled with the incredible and premium Let’s Review plugin. You can see the full presentation showing all the features for Let’s Review by clicking here.
Some Let’s Review feature highlights:
- Choose from several unique high-quality designs for each review
- Monetise your reviews with stylish integrated affiliate buttons that convert well and don’t look spammy
- Allow visitors to leave their own complete review via comments
- Inbuilt rich snippets to show review data in Google/Bing/etc search results
- Add unlimited amount of pros/cons/affiliate buttons to each review
- Set default options for new reviews, including the criterias/design/format/animation/accent color/location/etc.
Zeen is a modern newspaper and reviews theme for 2020 and beyond. It is the ultimate WordPress theme. Get on-board and happy reviewing!
Zeen Mastermind Group
Any Zeen user with a valid license can apply to join the private Zeen Mastermind Community Group. It is a friendly place to discuss, learn, share tips, tricks & Tipi Builder layout files and everything related to Zeen theme. Contact Codetipi to be part of it and join today
Codetipi is the number #1 rated Power Elite Author on all of Themeforest. Friendly and amazing customer support that actually leads to real solutions is one big reason. To get help simply open a ticket here.
Zeen is the first theme in the world to allow for Voice Search. Your Zeen site can now make it possible for potential visitors who ask their smart device about X topic to get an answer from your very own site. (Currently only possible for approved Google news publishers in the us).
Gutenberg is due to be released officially with WordPress 5.0, Zeen embraces Gutenberg and works perfectly with it. Zeen also adds styling to the default Gutenberg blocks to make them nicer.
Sliding Promo Boxes
Zeen comes with a unique sliding promo box system to help you promote anything you’d like to highlight, such as newsletters, banners, messages or announcements.
See examples of it being used for newsletter subscriptions here:
Zeen comes with a unique timed popups to show content after X seconds from the site loading, highly useful for sites looking to increase their Facebook page likes or similar.
See example here:
Top Bar Message
Zeen comes with a unique sliding top bar feature to share announcement, offers or random relevant links, such as a Shop coupons, Patreon links, Facebook Page links, etc.
See examples here:
Watch video that shows how the Top Bar is set up: Zeen Theme Options Video (To only watch Top Bar, skip to 8:10)
Zeen is 100% compatible with WooCommerce and comes with beautiful styling in-built to make your shop sparkle. Zeen also adds powerful extra functionality to it, including lightning-fast Quickview functionality and ajax carts.
See examples here:
Zeen is 100% compatible with AMP and comes with unique functionality to extend the design and improve the feel of your AMP pages.
Zeen is 100% compatible with bbPress and comes with beautiful styling in-built to breathe life into your forums.
See example here:
Zeen is 100% compatible with BuddyPress and supports all modern BuddyPress features. Including, profile cover functionality. Zeen comes with beautiful styling in-built for your BuddyPress to breathe new life into your community.
When you first install Zeen, you will be presented by a first-time set up wizard. The first step in the wizard allows you to install a fully-functional Zeen Child-theme. Even if you don’t plan on adding customisations or don’t know what a child-theme really does, it is highly recommended to always use a child-theme, and the wizard makes it easier than ever to install. You can watch a narrated Zeen installation tutorial video here.
Zeen is supports all major modern browsers and embraces the latest browser technologies to perform at the highest possible level, with silky smooth animations, interactions and speed.
SEO and HTML5
Zeen was coded by an SEO specialist with vast experience, meaning everything is set as it should be Zeen, with valid HTML5 markup and best practices. It passes the official W3 Validation Tool test with zero errors.
Search Engines such as Google, use the loading speed of a site as a metric for their rankings. Zeen’s approach and performance is practically unbeatable with some demos scoring a perfect 100/100, meaning Zeen increases the chances search engines will rank your site higher.
One Click Demo Imports
Zeen has a modern set up wizard that allows you to import the content/widgets/theme options (each part is optional) of every single Zeen demo with one click. Watch the installation video to see it in action. You can mix and match any of the elements seen across any of the demos, as they are all built using the theme’s features.
Zeen is an extremely powerful WordPress theme and has a huge amount of features. It is coded extremely cleanly and smartly, meaning it has amazing performance, and thanks to this, you will likely be able to reduce the number of plugins you have installed.
Plugins are not inherently bad, but the coding quality of free plugins varies and bad code can badly affect performance so it’s recommended that if Zeen has a particular feature, use that instead of plugins.
All of Zeen demos score very highly in website speed tests, in fact, multiple of the demos actually score a perfect 100/100 score – you can see Zeen speed reports here.
Zeen does not store any personal data, but does come with options to help with the process of complying with GDPR. Examples include that you can add a required checkbox to the registration modal. You can enter the text and the url of the text that appears next to the checkbox giving you complete control.
If you find there is another location/element that could do with extra options, please open a ticket in support with the information.
Upgrading to Zeen is easy. But it’s even easier with the migration tool. It just takes a few clicks to migrate data from other themes to Zeen. Migrate your review, audio, gallery, video data and convert featured image styles (hero styles) of your posts/pages to Zeen’s closest equivalent.
Post Heart Like Count
If you enable the like functionality and a user clicks on the heart, the counter value for that post will increase by one. To stop users from voting multiple times, a cookie is used with the post ID, so the theme knows not to show the like functionality to that user for that post again.
In Zeen > Theme Options > Mail Subscriptions – f you enable the ‘Trigger When Leaving Site’ option. You will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when user tries to leave the site, the newsletter popup will appear. If the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that popup in that way again.
In Zeen > Theme Options > Timed Popup – if you enable the ‘Timed Popup’ option. You will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when the popup appears and the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that popup in that way again.
Sliding Promo Boxes
In Zeen > Theme Options > Sliding Promo Box – if you enable the Sliding Promo Boxes you will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when the sliding promo box appears and the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that box again.
Top Bar Message
In Zeen > Theme Options > Top Bar Message – if you enable the ‘Top Bar Message’ option. You will see a new option appear called ‘Disable After User Closure’, if this option is also enabled then when the top bar message appears and the user closes it, a cookie will be set with a true value to know to not show that user that top bar message again.
Other General Features
Zeen has so many powerful options and clever features, you really need to click around inside the demos to explore them all. Here is small list of random general features:
- Lightning fast Live Search Ajax in two styles: Full-screen modal or dropdown
- Login Screen Logo And Dark Skin Design
- Compatible with latest PHP versions, including PHP 7.3
- Tipi Font with multiple custom exclusive icons (Included Free)
- Tipi Builder Blocks to showcase any image shape: Landscape, portrait or square images.
- Built-in Middle Of Content “See also” block
- Automatic Retina Images
- Modern Schema Integration
- Main menu can have a logo in multiple designs, including an option to make it hang off of the main menu for a stylish effect.
- You can set any site width you like
- Blank page template included (no Header or footer loaded) for advanced users who want to build something on a blank canvas
- Modern, easy and powerful fully-frontend theme options that lets you visualise every change you make before having to publish the changes
- Theme options changes can be saved as drafts or scheduled to publish at X date
- Highly responsive design. Looks great on every screen size and type
- Extra clean, ultra modern and unrivalled dynamic design
- Optional separate logo to appear in main navigation bar
- Integrated breadcrumb with rich snippet data
- Option to turn on/off hover zoom effects on sliders/grids
- Option to turn off By Line completely, or just disable specific parts of the By Line (Author, Date, Category, Comments)
- Background Ads (clickable site background on the sides/above) system to increase monetisation possibilities
- Completely Retina Ready (HD theme)
- Zeen is WPML compatible and translation ready. Comes with .mo/.po files to easily translate into any language. Spanish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian (Bokmål), Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish and French are already translated & included.
- RTL ready. If your site uses an RTL language, the theme will automatically adapt to be RTL
- Boxed Or Full-Width options for every major block
- Unique mega menu system with multiple options to make each menu different
- Login With Ajax integration and gorgeous styling
- World-exclusive Tipi Builder bundled in
- Built-in Gutenberg styling
- To Top button option designs
- Post Like (Heart) system to show which posts your visitors love the most. Optional.
- Set up to 3 fonts and specify which one the different site elements use (Limit of 3 different fonts is set for performance reasons, as more than that can make your site really slow)
- Access to the all Google fonts http://www.google.com/fonts
- Access to the Typekit fonts https://typekit.com/
- Can also use custom/self-hosted fonts
- Option to turn off About The Author box in theme options and override option in individual posts
- Integrated related posts with multiple design options
- All demos are included with every purchase so you can easily import them to play around.
- Integrated lightweight tooltip with multiple options
- Integrated stylish lightbox
- Paginated posts and pages
- SEO-Ready. Theme coded by SEO specialist, meaning everything is set as it should be.
- Zero errors on the official W3 Validation Tool
- Supreme performance, multiple Zeen demos score a perfect 100/100 score.
- Custom Sidebars for your categories, tags, custom taxonomies, posts, pages or homepage.
- Schema Review Rich Snippet Microdata
- Schema Author Rich Snippet Microdata
- Detailed documentation that will continually get updated as users ask different things.
Zeen comes with a plethora of social networks at your disposal. These include: Tiktok, Facebook, Patreon, Unsplash, Mixcloud, Bandcamp, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, Pinterest, Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, Steam, Linkedin, Dribbble, Medium, Discord, Vimeo, RSS, Tumblr, Telegram, VK, QQ, Weibo and Whatsapp.
Zeen was strictly coded following WordPress’ coding standards and best practices to ensure extremely high compatibility rates with almost any plugin. In other words, if a plugin works on TwentySeventeen theme (WordPress default theme), then you can be 99.9% certain it will work the same in Zeen. If you find a plugin incompatible with Zeen for whatever reason, simply contact Codetipi with the details and if it is a theme issue, it will 100% be fixed.
Here is a very small list of some plugins that the theme has been tested with:
- Co-Authors Plus
- SEO by Yoast
- Visual Composer
- Duplicate Posts
- Wp Use Avatar
- Simple Local Avatars
- Force Regenerate Thumbnails
- Login With Ajax
- WordPress Social Login
- Facebook Comments
- Instant articles
- MailChimp For WP
- Contact Form 7
- Let’s Review
- Let’s Info Up
- Let’s Live Blog
Right To Left (RTL)
The theme is RTL-ready, meaning that if your site is set to use a Right To Left language, the theme will automatically work in RTL, you don’t need to do anything.
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Suggestions for future updates? Help shape Zeen’s future.
Zeen was built for you. Every single customer suggestion/request will be considered and many will be implemented. Zeen is going to keep adding new amazing goodies and your suggestions will shape the direction. So make sure to join the Zeen mastermind community group (Free to join with a valid license) and get involved. Zeen is here for the long term.
WordPress Magazine Theme
Zeen is a next generation news and personal blog WordPress Theme for 2020. Don’t miss out, upgrade today:
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Version 3.7.3 – 14th May 2020
- New: Theme Options > Global Options: “Archive Blocks Change Browser URL When Scrolling During Infinite Scroll/Load More” option
- New: Let’s Review > Options: Up Down Thumb Votes in Normal Comments option
- Improved: Pages now have access to Zeen Subtitle option
- Improved: Pages now have access to Let’s Info Up metabox
- Improved: Some styling detail of grids with arrow pagination enabled and no title (See Zeen Minimal demo main grid for example)
- Improved: Some minor styling details
- Improved: Custom post types/taxonomy archive default titles no longer prefix the taxonomy type before the title
- Fixed: Some background image settings weren’t saving due to incorrect security protocol running
- Fixed: Archive blocks with excerpt/byline options turned off still showed them during infinite scroll/load more pagination
- Updated: Plugin: Let’s Info Up v1.3.1
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.5.5
- Updated: Plugin: Let’s Review v3.1.7
Version 3.7.2 – 9th May 2020
- New: Theme Options > Posts: 5 New Reaction Emojis (Sad, cry, angry, kiss & money)
- New: Theme Options > Typography > Font Sizes: Breadcrumbs
- New: Theme Options > Posts: Hero Image Click Opens Lightbox
- Improved: Zeen backend options: When you add self-hosted video/audio to option: A thumbnail + X (remove) icon will appear.
- Improved: Zeen Theme Options: Post share blocks now preview properly
- Improved: Crossorigin attribute added to font
- Fix: Blocks set to only appear on mobile weren’t showing video media button on mobile
- Fix: Reading bar wasn’t visible
- Fix: Self Hosted video dark media design: Spacing below video
- Updated: Google Fonts list updated to include all latest additions
- Updated: Plugin: Let’s Review v3.1.6
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.5.4
Version 3.7.1 – 30th April 2020
- Fix: is_product() method on non-WooCommerce sites
Version 3.7.0 – 29th April 2020
- New: Grid and Slider new hover animation options: Rotate Left / Rotate Right
- New: Tipi Builder: Social Icons Block: TikTok option
- Improved: Live Search: Typing detection improved
- Improved: French translation – Thanks Leo
- Improved: Russian Translation 100% completed. Thanks Rostislav
- Improved: Accessibility on empty links
- Improved: Dark Mode: Mobile headers set to Light option: Icons weren’t changing color
- Improved: Menu Icons wih text titles inherit the typography settings of the menu
- Improved: Mobile Bottom Share Bar: Won’t appear on posts with no content
- Improved: Slight database performance boost if using custom background images for various elements
- Improved: Slight load performance boost from font loading
- Fix: Tipi Builder: Classic Big Block: When set to show full post content, load more results would show excerpt
- Fix: Tipi Builder blocks background: Content Area Background setting wasn’t applying correct background color
- Fix: Edit With Tipi Builder button in admin bar missing
- Fix: One of the classic block layouts didn’t have the image effects applying
- Fix: Mobile Header Design 3: Logo appeared twice
- Fix: Archive layouts with specific image shape setting + ajax pagaination now loads correct image shape for new posts
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.5.3
Version 3.6.7 – 8th April
- New: Theme Options > Global Options: Show current Post/Page name in Breadcrumbs option
- New: Tipi Builder > Default Posts Block: Exclude X category/s option
- New: Tipi Builder: Text alignment now has justify option
- New: Let’s Review now has migration option from Divi reviews
- Improve: Styling details on tablet
- Improve: Styling details on footer 6
- Improve: Menu bold settings now apply to Subscribe button text too
- Improve: Block with “Full content” excerpt now loads all styling correctly
- Fix: Tipi Builder: Gallery Block wasn’t outputting title/subtitle
- Fix: Cookies to stop certain elements from appearing to visitors weren’t applying site-wide
- Fix: Tipi Builder on WooCommerce category pages: Extra bit of spacing on the sides
- Fix: Tipi Builder edit button appeared on admin bar incorrectly (button only refreshed page due to this)
- Updated: Plugin: Let’s Review v3.1.5
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.5.2
Version 3.6.6 – 28th March 2020
- New: Theme Options > Mobile Devices: If “Custom” background set to mobile header, you will see a new on/off option called “Change in dark mode”
- New: Theme Options > Mobile Devices: Alternative logo options for dark mode
- New: Theme Options > Header > Main Menu: If “Custom” background set, you will see a new on/off option called “Change in dark mode”
- Fix: Podcast mode activated on new posts
- Fix: Clickable background takeover ad on posts
Version 3.6.5 – 26th March 2020
- New: Filter to override related posts query
- Improve: Further styling improvements to dark mode on different set ups
- Improve: Styling spacing of sidebars on small mobiles
- Fix: Trending query was being blocked
Version 3.6.4 – 25th March 2020
- New: Theme Options > Header > Header Base & logo: If “Custom” background set, you will see a new on/off option called “Change in dark mode”
- New: Theme Options > Footer: If “Custom” background set, you will see a new on/off option called “Change in dark mode”
- New: Tipi Builder: All slider blocks: Option to set image shape
- New: Theme Options > Mobile Devices: Text logo color option
- Improved: Theme Options > Typography: Text logo color option moved to Theme Options > Header Base & Logo section
- Fix: Color styling in certain block titles
Version 3.6.3 – 24th March 2020
- New: Theme Options > Posts: Related Posts Block: Option to show posts from X days/months only
- New: Theme Options > Mobile Devices: Option to set Text Logo in mobile header
- New: Theme Options > General Options: Comment Reply Form Location (Above or Below comments)
- New: Theme Options > Typography > Font Colors: Options to control some text colors in dark mode
- New: Pages: Shape Divider option for featured image
- Improved: Theme Options > Typography: Section has been split into multiple sub sections (Sizes/colors/etc)
- Improved: Contact forms styling in dark mode
- Improved: Tipi Builder: Offset + Trending filter combination
- Improved: Audio/Video Post Formats: You can now use any valid oembed source for external media url
- Improved: Some styling details
- Fix: Tipi Builder: Image Block: Images weren’t being refreshed to show new/updated image
- Fix: Footer Mobile Widget Area not showing
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.5.1
Version 3.6.2 – 20th March 2020
Version 3.6.1 – 18th March 2020
- Fix: Loading of correct thumbnail size in some layouts
Version 3.6.0 – 17th March 2020
- New: Theme Options > Posts: Emoji React Block (Two different emoji designs, selectable emotions)
- New: TikTok social icon (all locations)
- New: Viber share button
- New: Users > Your Profile: TikTok user profile option
- New: Two new hero designs
- New: Post: Zeen post options: Podcast Mode option (Changes Byline “By” to “Hosted By”)
- New: Tipi Builder block: Search form
- New: Option to control image shape to standard archives (not ones built with Tipi Builder)
- New: Theme Options: All byline settings: Updated Date option
- New: Theme Options: Dark Mode Button: All icon locations (header/mobile/menus)
- New: Theme Options > Classic Blocks/Grids/Slider: Read More button design options
- New: Theme Options > Posts: Separate design option for Before content/After content/Under Title sharing blocks
- New: Theme Options > Posts: Next Post Auto Load – Load “Start Of Content” Ad
- New: Theme Options > Posts: Show floating social sharing (Only for certain post layouts)
- New: Theme Options > Mobile Devices: Options to add or remove Search/Login/Hamburger/Cart icons to mobile header
- New: New filter to exclude certain categories from loading when infinite post scrolling (See docs)
- New: Tipi Builder: Shape dividers color override option
- New: Zeen Stylish Posts Widget: Option to omit current post
- Improved: Dark Mode now uses cookie to save visitor setting
- Improved: Dark Mode can now be applied on any page
- Improved: Progress bar now visible on mobile header
- Improved: Special post header spacing details
- Improved: IE11 compatibility improved
- Improved: Top Bar Message: Can now use Shortcodes
- Improved: Grid of 1 image size when used in small columns
- Improved: Minor BbPress styling details
- Improved: Russian Translation (Thanks Nicko!)
- Improved: WPML compatibility improved
- Fix: Mobile Header Design 3 missing logo
- Fix: One of the header designs wasn’t showing Cart icon if enabled
- Fix: Source/Via functionality not loading in auto load next posts
- Fix: Text Logo Header Spacing in certain header designs
- Fix: Tipi Builder: Offset option now also works when ordering by “Popular”
- Fix: Tipi Builder: Button block reverting to large size after refresh
- Fix: Tipi Builder: Extra scrolling visible in mobile mode (only happened inside Tipi Builder)
- Updated: All latest Google Fonts added
- Updated: Plugin: Let’s Info Up 1.3
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine 2.5
- Updated: Documentation
Version 3.5.2 – 19th February 2020
- New: Theme Options > Posts: Medium Hero Design Height (Cropped/Uncropped)
- Theme Options > Global Options: Change browser URL for Infinite Scrolls
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.4.3
Version 3.5.1 – 15th February 2020
- Improved: Infinite loaded posts now show breadcrumbs (If breadcrumbs option is enabled)
- Fix: Tipi Builder: Grid Classic Mix Block: Thumbnail image size incorrect
- Fix: Small related posts above hero: Some blank space if only 2 posts found
Version 3.5.0 – 10th February 2020
- New: Demo: Robots
- New: Demo: Art
- New: Tipi Builder > Columns Blocks: Gutter Width option
- New: Tipi Builder > Columns 3: New layout 3/6/3
- New: Tipi Builder > Columns 2: New layouts 2/10 and 10/2
- New: Tipi Builder: Z-index option
- New: Tipi Builder > Classic Blocks: Meta Background options
- New: Theme Options > Classic Blocks: Small Thumbnail Image Width option
- New: Tipi Builder > Thumbnail Block: Number of posts per row option
- New: Tipi Builder > Grid of 1: Long Rectangle Image Shape option
- New: Tipi Builder > Classic Big Block: Image Shape option
- New: Tipi Builder > Classic Big Block: 2 new meta location designs
- New: Tipi Builder > Classic Block: Reverse Image and Meta option designs
- New: Theme Options > Header > Header Base & Logo: Text Logo Option
- New: Theme Options > Typography: Text logo options (font family, size, etc)
- New: Theme Options > Typography: Letter Spacing Override options
- New: Theme Options > Typography: Font Size and bold options for Read More Titles
- New: Theme Options > Typography: Uppercase/Bold/Font Size options for Buttons
- New: Theme Options > Posts: Two new related post design options
- New: Theme Options > Footer: Footer Reveal Effect (Footer Width must be edge to edge to see option)
- Improved: Theme Options > Classic Blocks/Grids/Sliders: New dedicated animations area
- Improved: Social Icon: Bandcamp
- Improved: Social Icon: Mixcloud
- Improved: Theme Options > Classic Blocks/Grids/Sliders: New image hover effects (Sepia/Black & White/Blue/Red/Yellow/Blur)
- Improved: Tipi Builder: Block options have been further tidied up
- Improved: Theme Options > Classic Blocks > Read More option: Now accepts HTML (Perfect for icons)
- Improved: Tipi Builder: Columns blocks: Thumbnails have numbers indicating sizes
- Improved: Sticky Header location detection if top block enabled
- Improved: Blocks overlapping with margin order
- Improved: General theme options improvements
- Improved: General styling details
- Improved: Browser performance
- Fix: Tipi Builder: Spacer Block: Height on Tablet/Mobile wasn’t applying
- Fix: Blocks: Single posts expanded full width if fewer posts published than needed in certain blocks
- Fix: Dark Megamenus + Classic Block Stack design 3 wrong color
- Fix: WooCommerce description images not showing
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.4.2
Version 3.4 – 23rd January 2020
- New: New Demo: Zeen Journal
- New: Tipi Builder: Margin option for blocks (top/bottom)
- New: Theme Options > Typography: Extra Large Classic Block Post Title
- New: Zeen Social Icons Widget: Unsplash network
- Improved: Top Bar Message: Message can now contain HTML code
- Improved: Let’s Review stars styling outside of post on some small blocks
- Fix: AMP: Image with captions styling when using Classic Editor
- Fix: Custom Taxonomies were using regular Category ad option instead of custom taxonomy ad option
- Fix: Grid blocks: Video posts would have extra spacing on the right side
- Fix: Scrolling bar visible on side menu on Windows browsers
- Fix: Post Share Block Under Title option was being applied to pages
- Updated: Plugin: Let’s Review v3.1.2
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.4.1
Version 3.3 – 16th January 2020
- New: Theme Options > Posts: Small Related Posts Above Hero option
- New: Tipi Builder: Classic Blocks option “Show Featured Image”
- New: Posts: Hero Image Override (Inside Post > Zeen Options > Hero)
- New: Posts: Via/Source system (Inside Post > Zeen Options > Misc)
- New: Social Network: Unsplash
- New: Social Network: WhatsApp Business
- New: Tipi Builder: Video Post Block: Option to select by tags/cpt/etc
- Improved: Mobile: Load more buttons properly detect tap (instead of scrolling touch)
- Improved: Tipi Builder: Spacer block now also has manual inputs
- Improved: Full width hero height logic
- Improved: Minor styling details
- Improved: Tipi Builder: Video Block with autoplay enabled now can’t be stopped with mouse
- Improved: Let’s Review star reviews will now show stars outside of post
- Fix: Instagram Fallback Social Count due to Instagram changes
- Fix: WooCommerce description tab links weren’t using theme link color
- Fix: Round sharing buttons on mobile dimensions
- Fix: Sliders didn’t apply gradient overlay to slides 6+
- Fix: Specific header with logo + ad next to it wouldn’t show the ad if no logo set
- Updated: Documentation
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.4
- Updated: Plugin: Let’s Social Count v1.1.6
- Updated: Plugin: Let’s Review v3.1.1
Version 3.2.1 – 10th January 2020
- New: Hook to control post content loaded via ajax (Infinite auto next load post feature)
- New: Hook to change the gallery custom field name used – Useful if you like to use ACF custom fields (Steps explained in docs)
- Improved: Added extra checks to breadcrumbs for special taxonomies
- Fix: Tipi Builder: Social Icons Block: Some icons were showing even when deactivated
- Fix: Tipi Builder: Image Block: Responsive parallax quirk
- Updated: Documentation
Version 3.2.0 – 7th January 2020
- New: Theme Options > Posts: 2 New Social Sharing button designs
- New: Theme Options > Posts: New Social Sharing button location (Below Title)
- New: Theme Options > Posts: 4 New Related Posts design options (2 grids + 2 sliders)
- New: Theme Options > Mobile Devices: Pinterest added to Social Share Sticky Bottom block
- New: Subtitle filter for related posts block
- New: Tipi Builder: Social Icons block: Added 6 icons
- New: Tipi Builder: Social Icons block: Added Mobile font size option
- New: New filter to override Address bar color on Android mobiles (currently uses Accent color option). See docs for steps.
- Improved: Tipi Builder: links inside Text block now use links color from theme options
- Improved: Tipi Builder: Column blocks now show quick options toolbar
- Improved: A few styling details
- Fix: Tipi Builder: Button Block: Alignment reverting to center option
- Fix: Hook to change the video/audio custom field name used – Useful if you like to use ACF custom fields (Steps explained in docs)
- Fix: Extra checks were added to logo width/height attributes from outputting (needed for svg logos)
- Fix: When using Background video post format design, videos embedded inside post weren’t appearing
- Fix: Styling quirks in some block’s bylines on mobile
- Updated: Plugin: Let’s Review v3.1.0
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.3.3
Version 3.1 – 23rd December 2019
- New: Telegram social icon option
- New: Three new hero designs
- Improved: Parallax on mobile performance
- Improved: Gallery Post Format Performance
- Improved: Tipi Builder Gallery block images layout on mobile
- Improved: Post Hero: Contrast (split) designs can now use parallax effect
- Improved: Gallery Post Format: Sliders now draggable with mouse
- Fix: Mobile bottom sticky sharing buttons when using the “add show more button to post article on mobile”
- Fix: Volar Tipi Builder layout import wasn’t working
- Fix: Background Video size on some hero shapes
- Fix: WooCommerce Related products on/off option wasn’t applying
- Fix: Firefox showing double number input WooCommerce
- Fix: Posts weren’t inheriting category sidebar (if category had specific/unique sidebar set)
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.3.1
Version 3.0 – 10th December 2019
- New: New Demo: Zeen Little Pips (Baby)
- New: New Demo: Zeen Husk (Music Band)
- New: New Demo: Zeen Let’s Review
- New: New Demo: Zeen SEO King
- New: New Demo: Zeen Jacky (Portfolio)
- New: New Demo: Zeen Volar (Fashion)
- New: New Video Post Format design: Background Video (also runs outside of post)
- New: Tipi Builder: Mini Call To Action block
- New: Tipi Builder: Background Wrapper block
- New: Tipi Builder: Gallery block
- New: Tipi Builder: Hover Post Columns block
- New: Tipi Builder: Text block
- New: Tipi Builder: Columns (3): Two new layout options
- New: Tipi Builder: Animation options for some blocks (Fade, slides, stagger)
- New: Tipi Builder: New filter (show posts that have both a specific Category + Tag)
- New: Theme Options > Megamenus: Menu Accent Color (Menu hover color if menu category/tag doesn’t have one set)
- New: Theme Options > Posts > Next & Previous block can now appear fixed on site sides
- New: Theme Options > Typography > Mobile Menu Font
- New: Theme Options > Typography > Blockquote Italic Option
- New: Theme Options > Typography > Classic Blocks: Large Block Post Titles
- New: Theme Options > Grids > New animations
- New: Theme Options > Global > Load More Button design options
- New: Theme Options > Classic Blocks: New design (Title overlapping image)
- New: Theme Options > Mail Subscriptions: Sign up button design option
- New: Theme Options > Global Options: Background Ad Image stretch/non-stretch option
- New: Theme Options > Mobile Devices: Bottom Share Sticky Bar: Telegram
- New: Post > Zeen Options: Post List: Separating element option
- New: Shape separator design: Rainbow
- New: Shape separator design: Smile
- New: Shape separator design: Ramps
- New: Shape separator design: Clouds
- New: Shape separator design: Waves
- New: Complete Slovakian translation (Thanks Norbert!)
- New: Filter to change selected sidebar from loading: ‘zeen_sidebar_slug’
- New: Let’s Info Up Widget: New option to enter post/page ids to control output order
- Improved: Huge UX improvement: Menu dropdown detection and instant change between sibling menus
- Improved: Performance: Main stylesheet size decreased by 20%
- Improved: Animation implementation
- Improved: Some hover effects for iPhone’s (ios) have been tweaked
- Improved: Team Pages: Authors can now be ordered!
- Improved: Writer Demo Header: If logo is very tall, menu items could overlap
- Improved: Removed Google+ from Zeen social icons widget
- Improved: Accessibility
- Improved: Turkish translation
- Improved: Styling details
- Fix: WooCommerce category pages weren’t showing Tipi Builder creations
- Fix: Grid/Slider Title gradient background wasn’t working
- Fix: BbPress design when on dark background
- Fix: Button Block: Font selection
- Fix: Button Block: Rounded/Square option wasn’t applying
- Fix: Some blocks had incorrect white space in some set ups (Related posts/widgets)
- Fix: Whatsapp menu icon text didn’t have a space separating the url
- Fix: Some minor other quirks
- Updated plugin: Let’s Info Up v1.2
- Updated plugin: Let’s Social Count v1.1.4
- Updated plugin: Zeen Engine v2.3
- Updated plugin: Let’s Review v3.0.7
Version 2.4 – 23rd October 2019
- New: New section in Theme Options: SEO
- New: Voice Search functionality (currently only possible for approved “Google News Publisher” sites in the US)
- New: Theme Options > General: Max Site Width (Post pages) – this is to make them independent from the global site width option
- New: Theme Options > Classic Blocks / Grids / Sliders: Rounded Image Corners
- New: Theme Options > Classic Blocks: Pinterest Save Button On Hover
- New: Theme Options > Posts > Related Posts: Order (Latest/Oldest/Random)
- New: New Archive Order Dropdown Option: A to Z (alphabetical)
- New: Tipi Builder Option: Column blocks can now be edge to edge
- New: Tipi Builder Option: Column blocks can now have a background
- New: Tipi Builder: New block: Columns (4)
- New: Tipi Builder: New option for most blocks: Boxed Content (Useful when wanting edge-to-ege backgrounds, but keep block contents boxed)
- New: Relevanssi plugin support
- New: New theme filter to change the subtitle HTML tag output (See docs for instructions)
- New: New theme filter to make next/previous block be able to show posts from same category (See docs for instructions)
- New: Post Option – Overrides: Disable Next Post Auto Load for this particular post
- New: Filter to change archive post title HTML markup. See documentation.
- New: Filter to change number of posts shown in search modal results. See documentation.
- New: Filter to override logo on any page. See documentation.
- New: Let’s Review v3 update
- Improved: Tipi Builder: Image Block: Title now has Heading changer tool (to make it h1/h2/etc)
- Improved: Zeen thumbnail default sizes now adjust to “site width” option. You must regenerate thumbnails each time you change site width to update them.
- Improved: Added html attribute to logo to ignore Pinterest pinning.
- Improved: Styling of some Tipi Builder blocks
- Improved: Spanish translation
- Improved: Russian translation
- Improved: German translation
- Improved: Documentation
- Fix:Tumblr icon base url was incorrect
- Fix:Custom Fonts: Multiple font families separated by commas (font family with fallbacks) in the same input wasn’t working
- Fix:Minor quirk with list
- Updated: Documentation
- Updated: Plugin: Zeen Engine v2.2
- Updated: Plugin: Let’s Review v3.0.4
Due to Themeforest’s character limit, older updates than this one are not listed here. To read the complete changelog, you can find it in your Backend > Zeen > Welcome page
v1.0.0 – 15 October 2018
- Initial Release
Big thanks to the lovely Scatter Jar people for sharing such beautiful free food photographs, keep it up guys!
However, all the images used on the demo sites are only for demonstration purposes only. All images are licensed and have permission of usage. None of the images are included with the theme nor are they available to import with the one-click import.
Another shout out to Mikros.