Novelty WordPress Theme


With an ever increasing number of premium WordPress themes to choose from, it can be a daunting, often frustrating and sometimes time-consuming exercise trying to filter out the signal from the noise and identify a great theme that can truly deliver what it promises on the box. We were more than pleasantly surprised then to discover Novelty Magazine Theme created by the good people at Tesla Themes.

Novelty is a Premium theme that comes packed with a gorgeous, eye-catching responsive design and stuffed to over-flowing with tonnes of great features to help power any news or magazine website. From the moment we installed Novelty we were captivated by its simplicity of use and its intuitive design.

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Built with the discerning layman (or laywoman) in mind, Novelty can be installed and configured to your taste and needs in less than a day. And that’s without the help of a professional designer.  Straight out of the box, Novelty offers an impressive range of advanced features including a stunning featured image slider, tabbed widgets, featured posts, custom shortcodes, custom posts and social media integration.

Under the hood, Novelty is powered by Tesla Framework, a powerful frame and administration tool that allows users to easily customize the look and functionality of their theme, without advanced knowledge of web development.    Tesla also makes it incredibly easy to customize and manage your theme settings from a dedicated area within your WordPress Admin.  Excellent. With several years of tinkering with WordPress themes, we’re not easily impressed by shiny new themes that seem to offer an answer to every question. But Novelty is by far one of the best themes we’ve given a test run. Included in the themes list of unique features are:

Responsive Design – the design fits ideally and looks great on a wide range of devices and screen resolutions. This means that the layout will adjust and look accordingly on all desktop computers, laptops, smartphones or tablets.

Featured Slider – Tesla has used the latest jQuery library, HTML5 and CSS3 to achieve awesome visual and transition effects. You can easily customize the images of the slider, their titles and descriptions.

Custom Posts – dedicated area in your WordPress admin where you can easily add new predefined elements (Services, Testimonials, Team Members, Calendar, etc.). All posts are customizable and are tailored to the design of the layout.

Built-in Shortcodes – Tesla has created a rich set of shortcodes to facilitate the process of creating new components (no web development skills required). You can use shotcodes to create special offers, buttons, pricing tables, tabs, team members and more.

Social Media Support – the most popular social sharing services integrated: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and more. Connect your social media pages and make your brand more social.

AJAX Contact Form – a useful feature that allows users to send their messages instantly, without reloading the webpage. This makes the contact form a prompt and useful channel for feedback.

Google Maps – the most popular service to represent your geographical location integrated. Simply type in your location name, preview the map, select a custom icon and save the data.

The result of all these added extras? An amazing looking and highly customizable magazine website.  Visit the Tesla store at

8 out 10


About Author

Kizzi Nkwocha is the editor of The Sussex Newspaper and My Entrepreneur Magazine. Kizzi Nkwocha made his mark in the UK as a publicist, journalist and social media pioneer. As a widely respected and successful media consultant he has represented a diverse range of clients including the King of Uganda, and Amnesty International. Nkwocha has also become a well-known personality on both radio and television. He has been the focus of a Channel 4 documentary on publicity and has hosted his own talk show, London Line, on Sky TV. He has also produced and presented both radio and TV shows in Cyprus and Spain. Nkwocha has published a number of books on running your own business and in 2011 his team won the Specialized Information Publishing Association (SIPA) award for best use of social media. In the UK he runs a successful consultancy called Social Biz Training which trains people on how to use social media for business.

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