Our popular MH Magazine WordPress theme which is currently running on more than 40,000 websites offers plenty of awesome custom widgets. These custom widgets all have their own design and can be used to display post’s thumbnails, titles or excerpts, and comments, tags, YouTube videos, social icons and much more. The great variety of custom widgets that come with MH Magazine allow you to create your very own unique magazine-like front pages simply by drag & drop.
If you run an online magazine, online newspaper or any other editorial website, then it’s crucial that your content is presented well-organized. The MH Magazine theme and its many included custom widgets, lets you display your content nicely allowing your readers to quickly scan through your content for interesting information. How versatile you can arrange these custom widgets can also be seen when looking at some real websites that run with the MH Magazine WordPress theme.
Complete list of custom widgets in MH Magazine
To give you an overview of the custom widgets in MH Magazine, we’ve listed each widget including a short description in this post. Now let’s have a look at the various custom widgets that come with MH Magazine and find out what these widgets do and how you could use them on your website.
Using the MH Slider widget you can display several posts including thumbnail, title and excerpt on your front page. This custom slider widget offers a couple of different slider layouts that you can select from. Posts can be filtered by categories and tags or latest, random and popular posts.
Best usage: The MH Slider widget is a dynamic and prominent custom widget and therefore suitable to be displayed in a top spot on your website’s front page to grab your visitor’s immediate attention.
MH Custom Slider
The MH Custom Slider widget allows you to display up to 5 custom slides on your front page. To display your preferred custom content you can enter the specific image URLs of the images which you want to show in the slider and link to your chosen content. Just like with the MH Slider widget you can select from several different slider layouts / designs showing title, thumbnail and excerpt.
Best usage: The MH Custom Slider widget is suitable to be displayed in a top spot on your website’s front page showing your selected custom content to your website visitors.
MH Author Bio
With the MH Author Bio widget you can display the author’s avatar of your selected user which is linked to the WordPress Gravatar. In addition, if you’ve entered biographical information or simply an About text within your WordPress user profile, this info will be shown just below your avatar.
Best usage: The MH Author Bio widget is ideal to briefly introduce yourself or your website with a profile image and custom text. It is suitable for the sidebar or the footer and other widget areas on your site.
You can us the MH Authors widget to display a list of your website’s authors and the number of their published posts. The widget will show the author’s avatars and you can use the included options to determine the order in which you would like your authors to be displayed.
Best usage: The MH Authors widget is a great widget to feature the authors on your website including the number of published posts. Each author name links to its author archive containing the particular posts.
MH Custom Posts
The MH Custom Posts widget can be used to display posts filtered by categories or tags and in chronological, random or popular order. The layout of this widget adjusts according to your selected widget options. This widget can display post titles and excerpts and display or hide small or large thumbnails. Thanks to its flexibility, the MH Custom Posts widget can be used in various ways.
Best usage: The MH Custom Posts widget is suitable for professional editorial websites with a variety of different categories and lots of posts to display a clear content selection to your visitors up front.
MH Posts Grid
With the MH Posts Grid widget you can display a grid of posts showing thumbnails and post titles. Based on the number of posts you have selected, the grid will expand and adjust its layout according to the available space for the widget area. Posts can be filtered by categories and tags.
Best usage: The MH Posts Grid widget has a contemporary design which can be found on almost any modern website nowadays. Give your visitors a visual break, displaying a clean grid of posts with images.
MH Posts List
You can use the MH Posts List widget to display a list of posts with thumbnails and excerpts on your front page. The layout resembles a classic blog list layout. Using the MH Posts List widget you can show posts in latest, random or popular order, and filter posts based on categories and tags.
Best usage: The MH Posts List widget is ideal if you want to display thumbnails, excerpts and titles of your posts nicely listed below each other so your readers can quickly scan the list for interesting information.
MH Posts Large
The MH Posts Large widget can be used to display posts with large thumbnail images. This widget is suitable to display one or more selected posts on your widgetized front page. The MH Posts Large widget lets you filter for posts based on certain criteria (categories, tags, etc.).
Best usage: For a couple of reasons sliders aren’t always the best solution, that’s where the MH Posts Large widget comes in place. This widget is ideal if you want to display one or more large thumbnails below each other including additional information, but without much bells and whistles.
MH Posts Digest
With the MH Posts Digest widget you can display your content in a newspaper-like style. This widget displays two thumbnails with excerpts and post titles on top with aditional posts below. The MH Posts Digest widget also allows you to hide or display the category name for the posts in the widget.
Best usage: The MH Posts Digest widget is a great widget to display your articles in a magazine and newspaper relevant style. Displaying two larger thumbnails on top puts the first two posts in spotlight.
MH Posts Focus
By using the MH Posts Focus widget you can display 5 posts with thumbnails, post titles and excerpts. The main focus lays on the middle post including large thumbnail, which is surrounded by 4 smaller thumbnails. You can display posts from one or more categories and filter posts by tags.
Best usage: The MH Posts Focus widget is suitable if you want to highlight one particular (e.g. the latest) post. This custom widget comes with an appealing, symmetric layout and easily draws reader’s attention.
MH Posts Horizontal
The MH Posts Horizontal widget offers a clean and appealing layout showing a horizontal grid of small thumbnails including post titles. Thanks to its flexibility, this custom widget in MH Magazine can be placed into any suitable widget area and will adapt its layout accordingly.
Best usage: The MH Posts Horizontal widget is a nice widget if you want to present your website visitors with a discreet selection of additional posts neatly and beautifully displayed in a grid layout.
MH Posts Lineup
The MH Posts Lineup widget lets you display one featured post with large thumbnail on top and a couple of additional posts nicely listed. This widget gives you several options to select your posts. You can filter posts by categories and tags or display them in latest, random and popular order.
Best usage: Using the MH Posts Lineup widget the focus lays on your first post with its large thumbnail. For further content selection, additional posts of the same tag or category can be listed accordingly.
MH Posts Stacked
You can use the MH Posts Stacked widget to display up to 5 posts with thumbnails and post titles. The thumbnails are tidily stacked on top or next to each other. Depending on the width of the widget area this widget is placed into, the layout of the MH Posts Stacked widget will adapt nicely.
Best usage: The MH Posts Stacked widget is suitable if you want to put attention on your appealing thumbnails. Using this widget, you can create a nice visual break from other content on your front page.
The MH Carousel widget is a great widget to display a dynamic carousel slider of thumbnails on your WordPress website. Using this widget you can choose from different layouts and display a row of thumbnails that are navigable in each direction.
Best usage: With the MH Carousel widget you can integrate an appealing slider widget into your website allowing your readers to navigate through several thumbnails each linked to a particular post.
MH News in Pictures
The MH News in Pictures widget shows a neat gallery of small thumbnails linked to post content. This widget can be placed into any suitable widget area, but is ideal for sidebar or footer widget areas. The MH News in Pictures widget lets you display post’s thumbnails from certain categories or tags.
Best usage: Using the MH News in Pictures widget is an unobtrusive way to show posts from a particular topic. Readers can see selected posts in one tiny spot and quickly scan through the thumbnail gallery.
Using the MH Tabbed widget you can show tabs of latest posts, tags and recent comments. The widget offers an option to determine the number of posts, tags and comments that should be displayed. It contains recent information that can be accessed with one click on the preferred tab.
Best usage: The MH Tabbed widget is suitable for sidebar widget areas and provides your website visitors a great way to quickly grasp recent information: Which were the latest posts? Or, who commented recently?
MH Facebook Page
If you have a Facebook page related to your WordPress website, then the MH Facebook Page widget is ideal to encourage social activity. This social widget lets you display various information from your Facebook page. You can show latest Facebook postings, Facebook profile photos and much more.
Best usage: The MH Facebook Page widget is ideal to present your Facebook page to your visitors. This widget can be placed into any suitable widget area, but is ideal for your contact page, the footer or sidebar.
The MH Social widget is a nice way to promote your social channels on your website. This widget supports several social networks and displays your social icons within colored squares. Clicking on a certain social icon leads you to the linked social channel, be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or else.
Best usage: If you have several social channels and want to connect with your readers, then the MH Social widget is a great way to achieve this. Placed on your contact page or prominently into a top spot on your sidebar, this social widget is ideal to display all of your available social channels.
MH YouTube Video
With the MH YouTube Video widget you can display a YouTube video on your website. This video widget is flexible enough to be placed into any suitable widget area. The MH YouTube Video widget comes without bells and whistles offering a clean and simple design focussing on your video.
Best usage: If you have a YouTube channel, this widget is a convenient way to promote your videos. Using the MH YouTube Video widget you can for example feature the latest video of your channel or take advantage of the included options to auto-play music or else.
The MH Spotlight widget can be used to display a featured post prominently on your front page. This custom widget in MH Magazine shows one larger thumbnail, post title and excerpt. To select your featured article, you can filter posts based on a certain category, special tag and other criteria.
Best usage: The MH Spotlight widget can be placed into a prominent widget area, e.g. in the upper part on your front page. Using this widget you can easily draw attention to one particular post.
MH Recent Comments
While using the MH Recent Comments widget you can show latest comments that your audience left on your website. This custom comments widget displays the post title as well as the commenters names including user avatars. It is ideal for the footer or sidebar widget area.
Best usage: The MH Recent Comments widget is a great widget to not only show latest comments on your website, but can also be motivating for other readers to engage with your WordPress site.
MH Custom Pages
The MH Custom Pages widget has a similar design and layout as MH Custom Posts. The main difference is that you can use this widget to filter pages by ID and you can show thumbnails, page titles and excerpts linking to the related page on your WordPress website.
Best usage: The MH Custom Pages widget is suitable if you would like to present your pages nicely on your front page. Using this custom widget is a great way to also put attention on your website’s pages.
MH Category Columns
With the MH Category Columns widget you can display columns with posts from particular categories. This custom widget in MH Magazine supports between 2-5 columns of categories and the first post in each column is being displayed with the assigned thumbnail (featured image).
Best usage: The MH Category Columns widget is a great widget if you want to display multiple posts from several different categories at one glance through an appealing and well-organized layout.