The7 — Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme Review
I don’t normally write reviews about WordPress Templates. This is my first one to be honest. I decided to write this because I am impressed with The7 template and the creators of it. I have built hundreds of WordPress sites from custom builds to using templates. I had a project that needed a wide range of features that also had a fairly low budget. I decided to use a template instead of building from scratch and after looking through hundreds of templates I chose The7.
At first I was like many others with this template and got confused. It happens when you use a template, you have learn how to do things. This template is very well documented and has a ton of resources for learning how to do everything. If your like me, you will want to see how you can customize the template so it doesn’t look like all the other sites out there using the same template. The truth is, I have now built 7 different sites using the same template (purchased for each site) and they all look completely different, have a different flow and feel to them. One of the sites we actually have about 2,000 lines of custom CSS and JS that made the site completely different. Most templates I have used to build WordPress sites have some limitations on how far you can go with customization. That is not the case with The7. You can use this template as a framework rather than a template and build just about any type of site including E-Commerce.
The creators of The7 WordPress template DreamTheme did an excellent job building this template and keep it up to date with WordPress and other popular plugins.
Extended Features List
- Fully responsive and optimized for mobile devices + convenient mobile menu (iOS 5, 6 & 7 and Android 4.2 & 4.3).
- Retina displays ready (and extensively tested on RMBP).
- Powerful theme customization tools: customize everything via simple and intuitive interface in your admin panel.
- 2 styles: iOS 7 and Minimalist
- 12 amazing skins for different purposes included.
- Visual Layout Builder based on modified Visual Composer.
- 5 awesome sliders: Layer Slider, Slider Revolution, Porthole, Metro, 3D.
- New! UNIQUE page template: Microsite. May be used for landing pages, one-page-sites, blank pages,.. even sterling sites-in-site! Features:
Select custom menu.
Enable / disable top bar, header, floating menu, bottom bar.
Use custom logos, logo links and favicon.
Enable / disable beautiful page loading.
Choose wide or boxed layout.
Custom CSS field.
All regular options like header, slideshow, sidebars etc. settings are also available.
- New! We supercharged WP Custom Menus (now it’s Mega Menu)!
Icons (custom images or icon-font).
Multiple menu rows / columns.
Theme Options > Header options:
Enable / disable frames & backgrounds in main menu.
Enable / disable arrow level indicators for main menu and drop down menus.
Icon size settings.
- Striped backgrounds; Parallax and Video Stripes.
- Create pages for different types of content in 3 clicks: create page, select template and hit “publish”. Boom, your page is already there! No additional setup required.
- Custom post types to store different types of your content: slideshows; photo albums; portfolio; team; testimonials; partners, clients, etc.
- Plenty of Blog, Portfolio & Galleries layouts. You can choose:
masonry, grid or list view;
(new!) justified grid layout for portfolio, albums and galleries;
1, 2, 3 or 4 columns;
plus enable or disable sidebar.
- 12+1 page templates:
Default Template (for general pages);
Blog – list;
Blog – masonry;
Albums (photos & videos; 2-level gallery) – masonry & grid;
New! Albums – justified grid;
Gallery (photos & videos; 1-level gallery) – masonry & grid;
New! Gallery – justified grid;
Portfolio – list;
Portfolio – masonry & grid;
New! Portfolio – justified grid;
- Multiple header options for pages, posts and projects. Choose from 5 Slideshows or 3 Fancy Headers layouts.
- Password protected posts in Blog, Photo Albums, Portfolio, Media.
- Unlimited widget areas.
- Tested for compatibility with most popular plugins: Contact form 7, WPML, All in One Calendar, Events manager Pro, WooCommerce, SEO by Yoast, All in One Seo Pack, W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, JetPack, Luv Comments, Disqus, Geo Post, Ultimate Maintenance Mode, Jooseok Oh, NextGEN Gallery, etc.
- Plethora of custom shortcodes with wide range of settings.
- Custom widgets.
- Lots of social icons.
- Like buttons in blog, portfolio and media.
- Option to disable responsiveness.
- Integrated Google Fonts.
- … and more, much more!
Get the theme
You can get the theme from Themeforest.net.
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The7 WordPress Template is a very powerful template. It doesn't matter if you plan to have a personal blog or a professional corporate website, this template offers a solution for everyone.