The Review Zine theme is a Free Theme created for the bloggers who write reviews online. This theme is suited for this niche perfectly; I would use for affiliate marketing. It has built-in advertising blocks in key areas of the blog. On the homepage, it is set up with multiple widgets, each being unique so it’s not the same look for all widgets.
The Review Zine theme also comes with a responsive Slider, advanced rating chart, and responsive design plus a lot of built-in features. It’s a free theme yet seems like a premium theme. Rich snippets are built in so you will get the stars eventually on your indexed reviews. Tip of the day is continue to build quality backlinks for this to happy. An alterative review stars plugin that we have used in the past is the Author hReview plugin.
Here are some screenshots of the blog section of the Review Zine theme.
Notable Review Zine theme Features
Here is a look at the sticky menu bar, author box, and the built-in related posts feature. (no plugin required).
Schema is built into this theme so those stars should appear in the search results. Although, it’s strongly recommended you install the WP Review as the theme creator created that plugin.
The next image is a preview of 2 advertising locations you can put up ads in. These are built-in and you just add the code for each ad.
If you want to sell advertising blocks, the OIO Publisher is a great way to do this and keep 100% of the profits.
There are footer widgets with this theme and you can add anything you want to in there. Here is what the demo has.
As with any theme, making sure the SEO is done right is very important. There is one plugin we have recently used and one we are currently using, both are listed below. Both are step-by-step guides so you will have the plugin set up correctly for best performance.
- Recommended SEO Guide: How To Set Up The Yoast Premium SEO Plugin
- Recommended SEO Guide: The WP Meta SEO Plugin: An Alternative SEO Plugin
My final Thoughts
Overall, downloading the Review Zine theme will give you a premium review theme at no costs. I don’t know too many businesses that offer a premium theme like this one. Go check out the demo version to see what this theme has to offer.
If you are currently using this theme, share your URL in the comment section and I’ll give a short review on your blog with my suggestions for making it even better.
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