Review : Connect Theme from Gabfire is a most flexible content powered WordPress theme suitable for news, blogs, magazines and community sites. The Connect WordPress Theme has been tightly integrated to function with BuddyPress plugin so that website owners can start a community section with website or in stand-alone mode. Regarding homepage, it has big range of homepage layouts and customization options to develop a fully unique and responsive website. The theme works over wide range of browsers (Opera, IE, Firefox, Chrome and others) and Internet Devices (Smart phones, Tablets, iPad) regardless of screen size. The demo page shows how you can add a big range of categories, latest news posts, banners, slider, carousel, widgets with ease.
Connect Review Cool Features :
Elements of Homepage : Connect WordPress Theme has numerous featured sections available on homepage and they all have one goal, just highlight posts in the best way so that readers are encouraged to access article or post. The carousel, category boxes, news slider, random post rotator and other sections are connected to selected tags or category. The options page also enables you to drag and add widgets into multiple columns with the combination of content widget sections. The options for homepage let’s you upload Logo of you choice from back-end image uploader. Moreover you can insert custom page links, categories on the menu-bar, having best menu-bar always provides better way to navigate around website pages and different category sections.
Color and Typography : The reason for discussing about colors and fonts is because any blog or news site always succeed if it has clean readable typography and proper color combination. Most of the background areas of Connect WordPress Theme is clean white so that visitors can have better reading experience, and splash of color is used on buttons, bullets, header, icons etc. You can also change titles and URL from black to colourful mode style, and that these things are managed from color options page. Typography page provides you font selection options to choose best fonts for Heading tags, body fonts, font size and many options. If we go on the content compatibility, then it has got freedom to let you post images, text and videos from all sites (YouTube, Vimeo, Local server).
If you decide to enable BuddyPress then Connect Theme will provide you a login page link so that new community members can register and take part in the discussion. To get more community members you can place register link on the homepage with call to action text which ask them to join community. Moreover users can follow each other and take part in the various discussion topics or start topic just like forum. The Connect WordPress Theme is a package made of SEO friendly and translation supported design, which fails nowhere in the world. Once you refer documentation guide you will get all ideas about theme setup, widget use, short-codes use, layout settings, SEO settings, Advertisement integration etc.
Connect Theme Basic Features
- Display important articles using slide-show
- Content rich featured homepage structure
- Configure slide-show with custom animation and categories
- BuddyPress support : Login and Registration support
- 3 options to select layout for post : Sidebar on left / right, Full Width
- Best list of short-codes : Create mind blowing articles with buttons, boxes
- Media module powered by Gabfire : Add videos, images and audio files
- Multi-site supported
- Social media profile links
- Adsense and custom banner configuration support
- Header section featured post box (rotates one by one)
- Carousel moves automatically with manual navigation buttons
Price Plan :
Standard Pack : $59
Developer Pack : $179 (3 Free Bonus Themes)