Apex by Templatic is a responsive business theme developed for construction companies and construction related businesses.
Apex comes with a custom Property post type and support for WordPress Post Formats.
The theme supports one WordPress menu, left aligned in the header.
Templatic Apex installs with 14 custom widgets:
- Contact Details
- Contact Us
- Download Brochure
- Featured Video
- Latest Posts
- Latest Property Slider
- Popular Posts
- Property Categories
- Social Media
The theme incorporates 18 widgetized areas:
- Header Right
- Navigation Right
- Front Banner
- Home Page Content – Column 1
- Home Page Content – Column 2
- Home Page Content – Full Width
- Home Page After Content – 2 Columns
- Home Page After Content – Full Width
- Primary Sidebar
- Blog Listing Page – Sidebar
- Blog Detail Page – Sidebar
- Property Category Page – Sidebar
- Property Detail Page – Sidebar
- Before Footer Full Width
- Before Footer – Column 1
- Before Footer – Column 2
- Five Column Footer
In the demo, the Header Right area displays a call-to-action with a phone number, while a Search widget has been added to the Navigation Right area.
The Offcanvas area is a secondary sidebar that will appear when clicking on the menu icon in page header. Please note that this menu icon is only visible on smaller devices.
This Templatic theme offers the following page templates:
- Full Width
- Home Page
In order to create your custom homepage, you just add the widgets of your choice to the widget areas available on the frontpage:
- Front Banner (Slider)
- Home Page Content – Column 1 (About us)
- Home Page Content – Column 2 (Current Projects)
- Home Page Content – Full Width (Online Booking Now)
- Home Page After Content – 2 Columns (Latest News & Client Says)
- Home Page After Content – Full Width (Walkthrough)
- Before Footer Full Width (Download Brochure)
- Before Footer – Column 1 (Contact Details)
- Before Footer – Column 2 (Contact Form)
- Footer columns
The terms between brackets refer to the contents of the widget area as applied in the demo.
The theme adds a module to the WordPress menu for its custom post type; Property. This projects post type comes with its own categories (Type of Work) and tags.
The Property Custom Settings of the Property post type include:
- Google Map
- Video Embed
- Video URL
- Brochure Title
- Brochure Description
- Brochure Download Text
- Brochure Link
The Templatic module at the bottom of the WordPress sidebar monitors available theme and framework updates.
The Theme Options are available through the WordPress Customizer:
- Site Title & Tagline
- Site Logo
- Background Images
- Static Front Page
The Site Title & Tagline settings allow you to change these details as entered in WordPress’ Settings >> General. Next to that, you can check which of these details you prefer to display or hide.
The Site Logo tab is where you can upload your image logo and favicon.
The Colors settings offer you the opportunity to customize the colorization of:
- Body Background
- Primary – button and link hover
- Secondary – button, link and (category) headings
With the settings at Background Images you can upload your background images for the header as well as the body.
You can select your desired font at the Typography settings. In addition, you can set the main font size.
At the Navigation you can select your preferred menu for the main navigation in the header.
The Static Frontpage settings let you set the desired home page as well as the blog page.
Clicking the Widget button gives you instant access to the available widget areas and widgets.
The Footer serves a text box where you are able to customize the footer text. You can apply here HTML as well as shortcodes.
The Apex theme distinguishes the following WordPress Post Formats::
Upon activation you are offered the possibility to insert sample data. This is an excellent way to get acquainted with the features of the theme, although this should not be done when you have entered content yourself already.
With Templatic, you can either purchase a single theme license or become a member of the Premium Themes Club.
The stated price of $29 is regarding the Standard License that allows you to use the theme on one domain.
The fee for the Developer License is $79. The major differences between these two is that: 1) the Developer License includes the PSD files, and 2) allows you to use the theme on unlimited domains.
In both situations you are entitled to lifetime usage of the theme, but you will have access to updates and support for one year. It is possible to extend this period of updates and support for a yearly fee of 30% of the initial purchase price – so you do there is no need to repurchase the theme after the first year.
Another option is joining the Premium Themes Club; for an initial payment of $299 and a monthly fee of only $19, you will have access to all themes, PSD files, plugins, support and updates as long as you are a member of the club. More details are available on Templatic's The Club page.
You can always upgrade from a Standard or Developer License to the Premium Themes Club by paying just the difference.