A different type of Magazine

Written by Magnus Jepson on June 22, 2010 Product News.

Coda is our latest magazine theme, designed and coded by our own Forum Ninja, Kirstin Pauk. What sets Coda apart from the rest of our magazine themes is it’s unique single post layout, which makes use of a jQuery tab to split the article from the comments.

The single post also has a nice new “Post Meta” widget, which has built-in modal post sharing functionality, so you don’t need any third party plugin. It also supports post voting with the I Like This plugin, which adds the voting functionality throughout the theme.


The theme also has a custom homepage that holds a jQuery slider and two widgetized areas where you can use the custom widgets we have setup in the demo (or any widget you want) and also a widgetized sidebar. We also included a new Timeline page template, that shows your post history in a streamlined fashion.

Want more? Check out the demo and see all the theme details now!

29 Responses

  1. Dave
    June 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Great Job Kirstin! Love the Soft Tones / Color used on this theme!

  2. PremiumThemeClub
    June 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    Nice feature rich theme but I like the way you WooGuys have designed the twitter section is lovely to showcase your latest tweets. Well done WooTeam.

  3. PrmiumThemesDirectory
    June 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    Great Single Post wordpress theme, i have demo it, the Single Post layout can make as a sales page!

  4. John
    June 22, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    Well done Kirstin, well done!!

  5. Louie Baur
    June 22, 2010 at 8:38 pm #

    Has some CSS issues with page breaks. Everything looks like one big paragraph. Other than that and not being able to fit a 300 ad in sidebar, no issues.

  6. Jeff Smith
    June 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    Nice theme, but same old same old. Why not fire out something ‘different’ looking. Dear i say it, but all woothemes (as good as they are) are starting to merge into one. Try breaking the mold, getting on some new designers and firing out something fresher.

    • René Nekuda
      June 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

      Yes, it’s true – Woo themes are very similar. I see only small changes … 🙁

      I think that Woo designers are so talented, that they can produce something more creative (for example I like Boast theme).

      Coda is nice theme, but not so different from other themes.

      • Magnus
        June 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

        There is no reason to reinvent the wheel every time… We design our themes based on what is popular so some of our releases will be variations of what is already popular themes 🙂

        • Jeff Smith
          June 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

          Fair enough. I guess the idea is that people that purchase woothemes, slightly re-design them anyway. More business CMS themes please 😉 or maybe something a little different like you did the city guide. Hows about a job board or decent css gallery type site? or maybe these are a little too niche.

        • Adii Rockstar
          June 24, 2010 at 7:33 am #

          We definitely have a few (major) niche themes coming. Keep watching this space!

  7. Schaeffer Somers
    June 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    I like Coda. I was working on some wireframes as mods to Canvas. If I could make a wish, I wish I could buy into a solid framework like Canvas, and then purchase child themes based on the framework and Coda would be one of those. Darren Hoyt’s “The Local” is a great child theme of his “Elemental” release.

    But what I really crave is the ability to create mash-ups of features that you sprinkle across your themes. There are aspects of Masonry, Boast, Canvas, and Coda that I want to blend together (just to illustrate the degree of cross pollination). Since components like the Feature galleries are modularized within widgets, one way to get at this is to be able to use widgets across themes. I would be willing to pay extra for universal, premium widgets that work across a set of themes. If you really pushed the modular framework, I would remain a subscriber indefinitely in order to stay in the loop, or I might become a regular premium widget purchaser if you created an app store for add-on functionality. My point is that I would probably remain a loyal customer in the Woo ecosystem because I could really leverage my investment going forward.

    thanks, it’s all good work. @schae_rad

  8. Shnooka
    June 25, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    Not a fan of the new theme. Nothing that I would want to buy. ThemeForest has some of the most incredible themes lately. Column layouts, multi portfolio layouts, and unbelievable designing.

    Why dont you guys start adding column layouts. See a example here.


    • Magnus
      June 25, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

      It’s all in the eye of the beholder right? 😉

      Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t Coda and most of our themes have more than one column in the layout? Maybe I misunderstood what you mean.

      • Shnooka
        June 26, 2010 at 12:58 pm #


        No when I say column layouts I meant that you can use a full width page, but you can style it with different layout codes, such as 1/4 and 3/4 etc, etc,

        take a look at the theme Vision on ThemeForest and look at “Column Layouts” under the “Features” tab on the demo theme for Vision. They have all the code laid out.

        It just allows us to style full width pages with multiple columns.

        • Magnus
          June 26, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

          You can do that with Canvas 🙂

      • Jeff Smith
        July 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

        Agreed. I’m personally not mad on that themeforest template, the headings looks blur to me, awful font.

  9. Charlie
    June 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    I would like to second the idea of being able to combine some of the other themes elements into Canvas. As soon as I saw Coda I thought “Canvas child theme”. It would be great if you could have features like those in Diarise/City Guide as custom post types within Canvas.

    I’d also be interested to know your thoughts on shortcodes – They seem to be becoming a staple feature on many of the better Themeforest themes these days. Particularly for features such as post and page layouts, adding buttons, dividers, blockquotes etc

    • Jay
      June 28, 2010 at 12:28 am #

      I agree with the support for css styles applied via built-in shortcodes.
      The short codes make my life a lot easier by setting up editor buttons with the shortcode values.

  10. Marie Teather
    June 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    I LOVE this theme! I love that it is widget based as it means you can really customise each page, the funky rounded corners and that the design is so elegant.

    Totally disagree with the earlier comments about the theme not being any different—they are after all templates and so it’s up to you to get creative and tweak each theme into your own. Get creative guys—Woo templates make it very easy to do that!!

    My only complaint is that I wish this theme had been out before I designed my own site! Oh well maybe I can run two…?!

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    August 19, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    What is merchandising? It’s as simple as taking the product (or merchandise) from a company, and selling it to the customer


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