Hickory – A WordPress Journal Theme (Weblog / Journal)

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Update: Version 2.0.3 is out now!

Design trends are constantly changing and it’s critical to adapt at the drop of a hat; stay ahead of the game with Hickory, an incredibly customizable magazine & blog theme designed to meet your every need. Hickory’s clean and highly adaptable form was specifically crafted to appeal to every niche and comes chock-full of premium features. Whatever your magazine or blog needs, Hickory is here to deliver!

Hickory Features

Version 2.0.3

  • Added: Option to enter a custom link on the headlines in homepage widgets
  • Fixed: An issue with Vimeo videos not embedding correctly
  • Fixed: Footer borders in responsive
  • Fixed: Images with captions will now scale down correctly in responsive
  • Fixed: Gallery Captions in full width layout will now display
  • Fixed: Google Plus badge in the social widget
  • Fixed: Removed empty links on headlines in homepage widgets
  • Files changed:
  • – style.css
  • – single.php
  • – /inc/featured_area/featured.php
  • – /inc/featured_area/featured-2.php
  • – /inc/widgets/homepage_widget.php
  • – /inc/widgets/homepage_slider_widget.php
  • – /inc/widgets/homepage_3col_widget.php
  • – /inc/widgets/social_widget.php
  • – /inc/templates/single_full_image.php
  • – /css/responsive.css

Version 2.0.2

  • Fixed: An issue where an error message was appearing on the homepage if you were using the grid layout
  • Fixed: Borders in the footer will now appear again
  • Files changed:
  • – index.php
  • – /inc/customization.php
  • Added: footer-lines-dark.png to img folder

Version 2.0.1

  • Fixed: An issue where the exclude featured posts from homepage widgets didn’t work
  • Fixed: If sticky navigation was activated and you pressed the search button the page would scroll to the top.
  • Files changed:
  • – functions.php
  • – /inc/widgets/homepage_widget.php
  • – /inc/widgets/homepage_slider_widget.php
  • – /inc/widgets/homepage_3col_widget.php
  • – /js/hickory.js

Version 2.0

  • Added: New type of post: Music Post. Embed music from Soundclod, Spotify or Youtube/Vimeo. (Example)
  • Added: Full Width Post Template (Example)
  • Added: Option to have search bar in header
  • Added: Option to exclude featured posts from homepage widgets/post loop
  • Added: Option to select multiple categories in homepage widgets
  • Added: More Social icons (Linkedin, Soundcloud & Dribbble)
  • Added: Option to change colors/hover colors of social icons. Font-Awesome is now being used.
  • Added: Option to change Footer Appearance
  • Added: Custom CSS in Theme Options
  • Added: Featured area now have hover effect
  • Added: Option to pick how many posts you want to show in the 3Col Homepage widget (in the more posts area.)
  • Added: Option to set background position (left, right, center)
  • Bug Fixes
  • Fixed: Issue where inserting an apostrophe in the Review summary text would insert a ”/” as well
  • Fixed: Logo in Mobile view now displays correctly size
  • Fixed: You can now use the tags strong and italic on the same word.
  • Fixed: Thumbnail icons (video, gallery & music icons) is now clickable
  • Fixed: Author pages where the author name was made of two words is now showing correctly
  • Plus a few other minor fixes!

Version 1.1.3

  • Added: Improved Responsive Menu
  • Added: Option to enter captions for gallery images
  • Fixed: Font in Homepage slider widget will now change if a custom font is chosen
  • Fixed: Background fixed option now works properly
  • Fixed: Videos in post content is now responsive
  • Fixed: Moved blog name after page title in the < title > tag
  • Fixed: Galleries now looks fine on tablets
  • Fixed: Navigation text will stay centered if custom font have been chosen

Version 1.1.2

  • Added: Option for sticky navigation bar
  • Added: New homepage ad widget
  • Fixed: Issue with header banner not displaying google adsense
  • Fixed: Issue with header layout 3 in responsive

Version 1.1.1

  • Fixed: an issue with the social widget not displaying facebook profile.
    File updated: inc/widgets/social_widget.php

Version 1.1

  • Improved Paginated Posts: Hickory now comes with the premium plugin (worth 15$) Theia Post Slider. See it in action
  • Added new header layout
  • Added option for leaderboard banner in header
  • Added new widget: Highest Rated Review.
  • Fixed a few bugs

Theme Features

  • Fully Responsive
  • Works with WP 3.6
  • Build your homepage or any page with the 3 custom homepage widgets (each has tons of options)
  • Choose a Slider or 3 Static Posts for you featured area
  • Built-in Review System with unlimited review criteria
  • Video Posts – self-hosted or embedded
  • Gallery Posts – normal or full-width
  • Schema SEO Rich Snippet Review Microdata
  • Support for Google Headshot in Google search results Read More
  • Paginated Posts – just like on Bleacherreport.com – See Example
  • Loads of custom widgets
  • Theme Options Panel – Powered by Vafpress Framework
  • Unlimited Skins – Find tons of appearance and font options in Hickory Theme Options
  • WordPress 3.0 drop-down support
  • Translation Ready

Thanks for checking out Hickory!

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have— you’re the reason we’re here! We love any and all constructive feedback and even folks dropping in just to say hello.

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