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Mimbo Pro Premium Magazine Theme for Real Estate WordPress Blogs

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Mimbo Pro Theme for WordPress Real Estate Blog

Mimbo Pro Theme for WordPress Real Estate Blog

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The Bottom Line

I've used three versions of the Mimbo theme, from the still-free version through two Premium versions. It creates a very professional and image-intensive magazine style site without the user having to do a lot of layout. I frequently get requests to steer people to it after they see my site.

Pros

  • Highly graphic, with images and a magazine style
  • SEO- friendly
  • Very suitable for community and feature article blogging
  • Clean look with little wasted space and not a lot of image at the top
  • Choice of Categories or Pages for top navigation

Cons

  • Learning curve a bit steep for beginners, but worth it

Description

  • "Lead Story" box at the top for your latest and greatest post. Image is resized to fit the space.
  • Moving carousel of featured posts/stories with an image for each. These images can be pulled easily resizing automatically.
  • Top button navigation can be set to be pages or categories, removing the need to create pages if categories work for you.
  • "Recent Articles" prominently featured top-right, next to the Lead Story, helping keep visitors engaged.
  • Placing a new article as both a "Lead Story" and a "Feature Article" lets lead roll down to carousel when replaced.
  • Timing of carousel movement, as well as the number of articles to display is user-controlled in settings.
  • Footer is customizable to display categories and article links of choice. Another factor for site stickiness.

Guide Review - Mimbo Pro Premium Magazine Theme for Real Estate WordPress Blogs

When I decided to do more community blogging in my vacation/resort market, I wanted something a bit flashy for my WordPress-based site. Since Taos, NM is a very art-intensive community, there is a lot of visual material, as well as the beautiful scenery in the area.

I decided to search the web for "magazine style" themes. They tend to be designed for articles with images, and with a presentation that highlights the latest articles. The Mimbo Pro theme did just that. Here were my important considerations for a site that would help me to show off the local area as well as my real estate business:

  • I write a lot, so I wanted speed and not a lot of time required with image placement or resizing.
  • My content for real estate is all about everything related, including negotiations, transactions and statistics. I wanted a way to make it easy for site visitors to locate what they want.
  • My local area content covers the gamut from outdoor activities to restaurants, day trips, businesses, chamber of commerce, town and government, art and culture. Navigation ease is again important.

I found that every version of Mimbo Pro was effective, but each gets better. The newest one added welcomed features. All considered, there are a great many excellent WordPress magazine style themes out there, but this one stands out. It is well worth the $79.99 price.

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