We've recently been showing you how to use our popular MH Magazine WordPress theme to set up a variety of different types of websites, such as technology blogs and news websites. MH Magazine can be adapted for almost any niche, ensuring it's simple to create beautiful, effective websites.
Now we'll show you how to use MH Magazine to build editorial motorsport websites, like online magazines, blogs or news sites. The motorsport demo presents how you could use MH Magazine to share the latest motorsport news, while monetizing your site to bring in a healthy income. Let's go into detail why MH Magazine is perfect for cool and vivid editorial motorsport sites.
WordPress is video ready out of the box
Watching motorsports at live events is an amazing experience, but for those times your readers can't be there, watching video highlights of all the best racing action comes in at a close second. Photos are an excellent way to draw in visitors and the same applies to news reports. However, it's videos that can set you apart from your competition. WordPress and the MH Magazine theme make it quick and easy to add videos into the post content on your editorial motorsports website.
WordPress, combined with our MH Magazine theme, is able to handle videos without any extra plugins. By default WordPress allows you to display videos by copying the video URL from your favourite video service such as YouTube and pasting it straight into your blog post. Besides, MH Magazine comes with a YouTube video widget that can be placed into any widget area on your site.
Fully responsive motorsport magazine
As with any website that is discussing the latest news and gossip, the percentage of mobile and tablet visitors to your website is likely to be at least 50%. It would be a real shame to miss out on visits from half of your audience. Fortunately with MH Magazine, you won't miss out on any. MH Magazine is fully responsive, so this flexible magazine WordPress theme automatically adapts its layout and design dependant on the size of the visitors screen, and presents itself perfectly across all devices, including iPads and iPhones, ensuring your site can be read from any location, at any time.
Earn money with your website
For many people, earning an income from their website is an important requirement to allow to devote the time and effort into developing the fantastic content that readers desire. That's why MH Magazine has been developed with several widget areas where you can place advertisements, allowing you to easily sell advertising space and earn money as your website grows. MH Magazine was planned from the outset to accommodate advertisement slots, ensuring your website can earn a healthy income without sacrificing your quality content and user experience.
Social media integration
Sport, and motorsport in particular, is great entertainment for billions of people around the world, so it's vital you're able to capitalize on the vast array of discussion within social media in order to draw in new visitors and connect with your current audience. MH Magazine comes as standard with built-in share buttons to posts to ensure your readers can easily share your content across all their social media platforms, allowing readers to do the work of website marketing and promotion.
Give MH Magazine a boost with additional plugins
The built-in features above provide an excellent foundation to start your motorsport website with MH Magazine – and with additional plugins you can build WordPress websites that ensure visitors return regularly to learn about the latest motorsport news, events, photos and gossip.
With the NextGEN Gallery plugin, creating photo galleries is simple. The plugin has been the industry standard WordPress gallery since 2007, and with over one million active installs. Galleries setup with NextGEN come with many options for controlling size, style, timing, transitions, lightbox effects, and more, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add / delete / rearrange / sort images, edit thumbnails and group galleries into albums.
Important note: While the NextGEN Gallery plugin is very popular and usually works fine, the plugin is also quite heavy and may cause conflicts on your website. We've received reports in the past where this plugin was conflicting with other popular plugins or WordPress themes. If this is the case on your website, you could consider using alternative WordPress plugins for image galleries.
Newsletter Opt In – Optin Forms
Finding new visitors for your website is critical to your success, but ensuring those visitors return and become part of your regular audience is even more important. In order to keep in touch with your visitors, to constantly entice them to view and interact with your latest content, you could offer the option to subscribe to an e-newsletter by e.g. using the Optin Forms WordPress plugin.
Optin Forms integrates seamlessly with almost all popular newsletter subscription services, like AWeber, iContact, MailChimp and GetResponse. Without any requirement to know HTML, this plugin produces beautiful newsletter subscription forms that can be added to any or all WordPress posts and pages. The plugin comes with five standard form designs, all of which are customizable, allowing you to change text, fonts, colors and font sizes.
This popular newsletter subscription WordPress plugin has 10,000+ active installs and an almost perfect 5/5 rating on WordPress.org, giving you the confidence you need to start collecting the contact details of your most important website visitors.
Earning money from your WordPress website by selling advertising space is made simple with the MH Magazine WordPress theme, and selling physical or digital products through an online shop is also possible by using suitable WordPress plugins like the popular WooCommerce plugin.
To setup a shopping cart with WordPress, you could use the WooCommerce plugin. This popular plugin supports all common payment options, including PayPal. You're able to sell products in various currencies, and you can setup your own coupons and promotions to give your visitors deals that can compete with other online motorsport shops. Using this plugin, combined with the MH Magazine theme, it's easy to start selling motorsport books, race videos, merchandise or else.
Wrapping up: MH Magazine for editorial WordPress motorsport websites
We've made it simple to setup great editorial motorsport websites with WordPress, using the built-in features of MH Magazine, and when combined with great plugins, we're certain your website will be good enough to attract motorsport novices and professionals alike.
By making use of digital media such as videos and photos, and with newsletter or shopping cart integration, your motorsport website can grow, possibly providing a healthy income for you, and always providing the very best content and user experience for your visitors.