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=== Merlin ===
Author URI:
Theme URI:
Contributors: themezee
Tags: two-columns, custom-background, custom-header, custom-menu, editor-style, rtl-language-support, blog, entertainment, news, featured-image-header, featured-images, flexible-header, custom-colors, full-width-template, sticky-post, threaded-comments, translation-ready, theme-options, one-column, left-sidebar, right-sidebar, three-columns
Requires at least: 4.7
Tested up to: 5.4
License: GPLv2 or later
License URI:

Merlin is a beautiful designed Magazine WordPress theme with a responsive layout.

== Description ==

Merlin is a beautiful designed Magazine WordPress theme with a responsive layout. The theme comes with a gorgeous Post Slider, Magazine Homepage template and a Header Widget area. Settings can be configured easily in the Customizer.

For more information about Merlin please go to

== Installation ==

1. In your admin panel, go to Appearance -> Themes and click the 'Add New' button.
2. Type in Merlin in the search form and press the 'Enter' key on your keyboard.
3. Click on the 'Activate' button to use your new theme right away.
4. Go to for a guide on how to customize this theme.
5. Navigate to Appearance > Customize in your admin panel and customize to taste.

== Changelog ==

= 1.4.2 =
* added new wp_body_open action hook
* improved Block Editor styling for WordPress 5.4

= 1.4.1 =
* added font display swap to default theme fonts

= 1.4 =
* added styling for Gutenberg blocks
* added custom color palette for Gutenberg
* added editor styling for WordPress 5.0

= 1.3 =
* added default theme fonts as local fonts
* use local fonts instead of Google fonts for GDPR compliance

= 1.2.3 =
* added Magazine Homepage widgets to blog index

= 1.2.2 =
* added editor shortcuts and instant live preview for site title and tagline in Customizer
* improved styling of footer navigation menu
* changed demo links in Customizer and Theme Info

= 1.2.1 =
* moved Theme Links to Theme Options panel dropdown

= 1.2.0 =
* fixed styling of sidebar position on RTL sites
* fixed styling of mobile menus on RTL sites

= 1.1.9 =
* added Right-to-Left language support

= 1.1.8 =
* added readme.txt file
* improved styling of navigation menus
* added styling for mega menu plugin
* updated tags in style.css
* fixed responsive image srcset attribute for custom header image

= 1.1.7 =
* added added alt and srcset attributes to custom header image
* added support for scroll method of Infinite Scroll
* removed theme prefixes for loading common third-party scripts
* updated theme tags in style.css

= 1.1.6 =
* added selective refresh support in customizer for sidebars and widgets
* added version numbers to wp_enqueue_style and wp_enqueue_script functions
* updated flexlider, html5shiv and Genericons

= 1.1.5 =
* added support for new custom logo feature from WordPress 4.5

You can upload your logo image on Appearance -> Customize -> Site Identity now.

= 1.1.4 =
* added support for Jetpack Infinite Scroll feature

= 1.1.3 =
* added setting to disable single post navigation
* added slider speed setting
* improved sanitize functions in Customizer
* removed extract() function from widget files for better readable code
* changed all links to https and made them translatable

= 1.1.2 =
* added support for ThemeZee Related Posts plugin
* fixed styling of archive descriptions

= 1.1.1 =
* added basic support for wooCommerce
* added support for ThemeZee Breadcrumbs plugin
* added custom header image settings
* added theme links in theme options panel

= 1.1.0 =
* added social icon for newsletter and mailto links
* fixed Javascript error on pages without sidebar

= 1.0.9 =
* added Post Slider page template
* changed h2 post titles in post widgets to h1 for better SEO
* fixed postmeta styling for widget bundle

= 1.0.8 =
* fixed styling of broken full width page template

= 1.0.7 =
* added escaping for translation strings for improved security

= 1.0.6 =
* improved structure of post meta functions for better re-usability
* added postmeta setting to Category Posts Boxed widget
* added postmeta setting to Category Posts Columns widget
* added postmeta setting to Category Posts Grid widget

= 1.0.5 =
* added theme support for Widget Bundle Addon Plugin
* moved content wrapper to header.php and footer.php

= 1.0.4 =
* moved register_widget functions to widgets_init action hook to fix widget translation
* added readme.txt

= 1.0.3 =
* improved phrasing of all translatable text strings
* added German language files

= 1.0.2 =
* fixed deprecating PHP4 style constructors notices in WordPress 4.3

= 1.0.1 =
* fixed Merlin Category Posts Widgets causing some warnings on post edit screen

= 1.0 =
Initial Release

== Copyright ==

Merlin WordPress Theme, Copyright 2016
Merlin is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

== Ressources ==

Merlin bundles the following third-party resources:

1. Genericons Icon Font -
License: Distributed under the terms of the GPLv2 (
Copyright: 2015 Automattic, Inc.,

2. Underscores -
License: Distributed under the terms of the GPLv2 (
Copyright: 2012-2015 Automattic, Inc.,

3. normalize.css -
License: Distributed under the terms of the MIT License (
Copyright: 2012-2015 Nicolas Gallagher and Jonathan Neal

4. FlexSlider -
License: Distributed under the terms of the GPLv2 (
Copyright: 2015 WooThemes,

5. Roboto Font -
License: Distributed under the terms of the Apache License (
Copyright: 2015 Christian Robertson

6. Hammersmith One Font -
License: Distributed under the terms of the SIL Open Font License (
Copyright: 2015 Sorkin Type

7. Images from Pixabay -
License: Distributed under the terms of the CC0 License (
Copyright: 2015 Pixabay users werner22brigitte, sciencefreak, geralt

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