Ever wondered, if there are any WordPress themes targeting Children or parents? WordPress Market is full of themes for every niche. As kids niche is minuscule, these themes get less importance although they are equally powerful and full of excellent features. One of the latest and currently most trending kids theme on Themeforest is – HappyChild from Stylemix.
To begin with, HappyChild is a completely responsive WordPress theme created for kid’s websites, child care centers, preschool, kindergartens or babysitters’ website.
The theme runs on bootstrap 3.1 grid standards that make sure that everything is fluid with utmost standards. The catchy point of the theme is its vibrant, colorful design targeting at kids and parents alike.
The theme background colors are attractive and at the same time have a professional touch to them. It showcases high readability and perfect use of Typography.To add to the earlier typographical features, the theme offers 430 icons by FontAwesome. The clear font style coupled with 630+ Google Fonts to choose from provides incredible flexibility to the site.
HappyChild – Kindergarten Features in a Nutshell
Who doesn’t love free things? We all do! And this theme comes pre-loaded with 8 premium plugins worth $156 including mega-menu, layer slider, visual composer, slider revolution and many more. All the free plugins provided in the package are very useful and adds a lot of functionalities to the theme.
One more thing, which makes the theme worth the money, is the inclusion of free PSD files for those looking to customize the design templates
Package and Installation
When you download the theme for the first time, you must extract the zip folder to view all its content before uploading it to the WordPress dashboard. The theme developers have provided the theme documentation manual, XML demo content, theme zip and editable PSD files in the separate folders.
The theme can easily be installed either via WordPress dashboard or by FTP method. Although here, we would recommend you to install the theme by FTP method only as the theme file is much larger, and dashboard upload may not work properly for some hosts.
HappyChild theme uses the core functionality of WordPress Customizer to offer editable theme changes for the users instead of offering some custom options panel. With the help of this WordPress Customizer, you can easily customize any part of the site according to your taste.
Every color and widget elements are adjustable, and your creativity will only limit the site design. The customizer can be used to change header titles, social buttons, colors, background image and add widgets.
Drag-n-Drop Visual Composer
After installing the theme, the first and the foremost thing you would like to do is to add a new page to your website. HappyChild theme provides a stunning Drag-n-Drop Visual Composer as shown in the image above. This lets user change the page design by adding or removing the different UI elements from the front-end and not worry about back-end at all. Still, the theme has included the option to build pages from the backend as well.
Front-end composer have the advantage to preview the changes quickly without going back and forth. The instant feedback works well and can induce much better page building experience compared to the other available option.
Shortcodes and Parallax Effect Background
Shortcodes provide core functionality at user’s fingertips. The theme provides easy-to-use shortcodes like table of contents, tabs, awesome buttons, toggles and much more without the use of any external plugin.
Two different layouts include Boxed and Wide layout, which can further be customized to set up a background image or custom pattern. You can use any videos, patterns, images or solid colors and set them to the whole website or any individual module area separately. The ingenuity of the theme lies in choosing the videos and Image backgrounds.
Parallax Scrolling is also supported by the theme, and simple Parallax background can be added to every page section in row-wise fashion.
The key feature worth pointing out here is the WooCommerce plugin Integration, which in many cases can benefit the professional child care center, kindergarten and preschool websites. WooCommerce integration has given this theme a new perspective to look from.
With the help of Woo Commerce, one can quickly build an online shop with integrated Payment System. They can quickly sell their accessories including dresses, books, and sports kits for the students online. Rest assured, this also can improve school branding in a very organized manner.
Retina Ready and Responsive Layout
The theme has a complete package for all the different devices out there. Bootstrap 3.1 framework is used to give the theme responsiveness. The theme also supports retina displays for all the main graphics, fonts, so that they look sharp on retina display or high-resolution Apple devices. The sliders too are also 100 % responsive and fully adaptable to the mobile environment.
Support, Updates & Compatibility
The team behind the theme pledges to provide outstanding support for any technical difficulties that users come up during the installation or during real-time functioning of the live site. They offer support forums as a discussion platform or for sharing theme feedbacks.
The team also keeps in the mind that without innovation and quick iteration of their theme can lead them to no-where. And that’s why they are regular to update the theme according to the latest trend.
The latest update 2.0 brought 3 essential features to the theme. WPML compatible, three demo skins and most importantly WordPress 4.0 compatibility. WordPress 4.0 compatibility is an excellent update to make the theme secure and up to current trends.
As of now, the template sells for $58 which can be slightly on the higher side when compared to other similar types of themes out there. But in my opinion, the theme is worth each penny you spend on it. The great features and excellent support backs the price you pay for.
Overall, HappyChild is an excellent template with almost all features anyone could imagine. The extensive list of features along with free goodies makes this theme a perfect option. If you are looking for a good kids theme, then HappyChild is the one you should choose.