Merlin is a beautiful designed Magazine WordPress theme with a responsive layout. The theme comes with a gorgeous Post Slider, Magazine Homepage template and a Header Widget area.

Getting started: Merlin Documentation
Theme License: GPL v2 or later

Theme Features

Responsive Layout

Merlin is fully responsive and works great on any device and screen size.

Your visitors will get a great-looking website, whether they use a desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

One highlight of Merlin is the sliding sidebar on mobile screens.

Post Slideshow

The theme features gorgeous Post Slider which shows the featured image on the left and the post content on the right side.

It is perfect to highlight your most important post of a selected category. The Slider Settings can be configured easily in the Customizer.


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Magazine Homepage

The Magazine Homepage template let you create a magazine-styled homepage in seconds. The template is built with widgets and therefore both flexible and easy to use.

You can use the custom Category Posts widgets to display the latest posts from the categories of your choice.

By default Merlin supports three different Category Posts widgets (Boxed, Columns, Grid) to choose from.

Powerful Theme Options

Merlin uses the awesome Customizer for all settings and adds its own theme options panel including following sections:

  • General Settings
  • Post Settings
  • Post Meta
  • Post Images
  • Post Slideshow

Header Widget Area and Social Icons

You can easily enable social icons in the top bar and display a custom menu (Top Navigation). You can also add your own widgets in the in the header area of Merlin, for example search or ad banner widgets.

Theme License: GPL v2

Of course Merlin is licensed under GPL. That means you can use it on unlimited websites for private and commercial purposes.

Full Feature List

  • Responsive Layout
  • Social Icons
  • Custom Header Image
  • Full Width Template
  • Sidebar Left/Right Layout
  • Translation Ready

  • Post Slideshow
  • Top Navigation Bar
  • Custom Backgrounds
  • Post Settings
  • SEO optimized code
  • HTML5 and CSS3

  • Magazine Homepage
  • 3 Category Posts widgets
  • Post Meta Settings
  • Custom Menus
  • Theme Customizer
  • Best Code Practices

  • Sleek Webdesign
  • Powerful Theme Options
  • Beautiful Typography
  • Featured Image Header
  • Threaded Comments
  • GPL licensed

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WordPress Themes made in Germany

Hello, I'm Thomas from Germany.

I'm a passionate web developer and founder of ThemeZee. My focus is on creating easy to use and flexible Magazine WordPress Themes.

I love my work and I'm deeply grateful to the WordPress community for making that possible. I'm so happy and proud that my designs are used by thousands of users and get so much positive feedback. Thank you :)