Throne is the latest release from meks, a popular WordPress theme developer. They are also behind another very popular WordPress theme – SeaShell. Throne WordPress theme shows the care and deep thoughts that went into developing it. It is such an amazing theme, that we wanted to be discussing it exclusively in this article.
Throne is a general purpose WordPress blog/magazine theme. It can also be used for building professional websites, and the best part is that it delivers incredible customization options to its users. The theme shines in the blogging niche as it has perfected the art of blogging that include a personal blog, corporate blog or any other authority blog.
Throne Theme Features in a nutshell
The Theme comes fully loaded with comprehensive features; it is highly customizable which makes it suitable for multi-purpose sites as well. In today’s WordPress Market, consumers are looking for themes that can serve more than it offers. Any idea you come up with, there is probably a way to convert your idea to reality by using the Throne Theme. Rest assured Throne theme will handle all the chores of your project.
Throne theme provides fully responsive fluid design, amazing typography which is fine-tuned for readability. The meks team have made sure that the site loads amazingly fast along with SEO friendly and secure code.
Let’s try to list out the features Throne theme provides:
- Responsive design
- Quick and Easy Setup
- Unlimited Colors and Fonts
- Flexible Header
- Advanced Theme Options Panel
- Branding-Custom Logo & Icons
- Multiple Post Layouts (50 combinations)
- Unlimited Sidebars + Sticky Sidebars
- Post Formats (video, audio, gallery etc.)
- Bonus Custom Widgets
- Post Social Sharing Integrated
- Flexible Shortcodes
- Built-in Theme Translator
- SEO Ready
- Child Theme Support
- Full Documentation
- Dedicated Support
- Translation Ready (.po and .mo)
- One-click Easy Theme Updates
- Fast Page Loading
- RTL writing/reading support
- Demo Content (XML file included)
The list seems to be never-ending right? This clearly proves that the theme is feature packed. The list also points at the fact that users can make unique multi-purpose websites. Features like Multiple Post layouts and unlimited sidebars gives the flexibility to do so.
The front-end design of the theme looks fantastic and attractive. The central feature of any blog theme should be its readability with great typography and Throne scores full score in this regard. With high readability, it provides focus on the content. Easy to use customizer adds more flexibility and charisma to the theme. Let’s dig down on features one by one: –
Responsive Design is the heart of the web. With the advent of multiple devices with different viewports, responsive design is a must these days.
Throne is completely responsive and supports all the viewports currently available. They also provide the option to turn off Responsive design; if users do not want to use it.
Advanced Theme options panel.
Theme options determine the flexibility a theme can offer during customization, the Throne theme comes with full-blown Theme options that are capable of handling anything you can ever think of.
The Theme options comprises of header styling, body styling, content styling, sidebar styling, footer styling, primary layouts, home page, single post, page templates, category templates ,tag templates, author templates, achieve templates, typography and translation. Wow! , that’s lot of options out there which adds advanced complexity to new theme users. Still, I will recommend it to anyone who is new to WordPress as a learning curve is not steep, and that equates the theme to a user-friendly theme.
A blog without great typography is no blog at all. Typography has its place in blog themes but also impart the same influence on other multi-purpose sites as well.
Throne theme sports typography tab in Theme options for customization. The users can choose different fonts, their individual weight, style and font subset. A preview is available just below the typography options to check the changes you made are good enough or not. Similarly, you can change typography settings for Heading font and Navigation font.
Typography tab also offers uppercase text check-box for all the major text on the site like title, description, navigation, etc.
A truly global theme would care about different audience to serve. The Translation option surely broadens the horizons of the Throne Theme.
There are two ways you can translate the text. You can use the backend theme options or the two .po and .mo languages files located inside “wp-content/themes/throne/languages” folder.
Unlimited Fonts and Colors
Without great Fonts and Colors, a theme is just a blueprint. This is also true for Throne Theme, which provides options for unlimited fonts and colors to choose from. This way users can unleash creativity, and there is no limit on the combinations one can come up with.
Layouts can change the way the site looks and feel. When combined with fonts and color, the result can lead to amazing unique theme totally indistinguishable from each other.
Throne theme provides 12 different designs for the featured area which can further be combined with classic post listing (4 types). Calculating it correctly can lead to total 50 different layouts in total.
4 Home page layouts
Additional Custom Widgets
The theme also provides an array of Additional Custom Widgets that takes care of different essential features that a modern theme should have. This includes Throne Adsense Widget, Throne Video and PostsWidget.
Other awesome widgets like Easy Ads, Smart Social, Smart Author, Simple Flickr and Smart ThemeForest Widget are also provided.
Documentation and Dedicated Support
A proper documentation is available that guides users on how to set up the theme step by step. Most of the theme options have been described with full clarity.The theme also comes with a demo content available as a XML file which you can upload on your WordPress site.
Shortcodes & Other Features
Shortcode are very handy in accessing the theme core functionality so that it can be used efficiently. Shortcodes like columns, progress bars, awesome font icons, or some beautiful buttons, drop caps, pull quotes, tabs and many more are available in the theme.
The options worth mentioning out are Unlimited Sidebar (Zero or more), a complete integrated social plugin, RTL mode (Right to Left writing/reading). Advanced General options like Additional CSS to override default theme styling and many more.
As usual the theme comes with Google Analytics tracking and provide easy to use field to update the Analytics code.
The theme is retina ready and asks the user to upload double the size of the normal logo to maintain high pixel per density. It supports post formats such as video, audio, image and gallery posts formats. Embedding features are also supported so that you can embed Facebook status, tweets, Soundcloud, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo and more.
Price & Conclusion
Throne theme has proved to be a feature-rich theme which provide more than 50+ Layout combinations, multi-lingual support, incredible list of shortcodes and much more. Throne Theme is one of the best multi-purpose WordPress theme currently in the market; and at a very affordable price of just $43, it’s surely a great deal not to be missed.