Reviews by Templatic is a responsive magazine-styled theme specifically developed for review websites, allowing authors as well as visitors to your website to rate products and services.
The theme supports natively two WordPress menus:
- Primary Menu – left aligned below the header
- Secondary Menu – left aligned at the top of the page
Templatic Reviews installs with 17 custom widgets:
- Category Wise Listing
- Home Page Slider
- Recent Review
- Top Reviews
- Contact Us
- Latest Tweets
- Member List
- Popular Posts
- Post With Image and Date
- Recent Reviews (Grid View)
- Recent Reviews (List View)
- Social Media Buttons
The theme incorporates 15 widgetized areas:
- Below Header
- Header Right Area
- Front Page Banner Slider
- Front Content
- Homepage Above Fold
- Blog Listing Sidebar
- Blog Details Sidebar
- Review Listing Sidebar
- Review Details Sidebar
- Single Post Below Content
- Sidebar 1
- four Pre-Footer Columns
This Templatic theme offers the following page templates:
- Advanced Search
- Contact Us
- Full Width
- Left Sidebar
The theme adds a module to the WordPress menu for its custom post type Reviews, that comes with its own categories and tags.
You create a Review post type like regular posts by creating a text with the editors and uploading a Featured Image. In addition, you can rate the reviewed item in half-point steps from 0.5 up to 5.0.
The Reviews Theme Menu comprehends two pages:
- Design Settings
- Theme Settings
The Theme Settings allow you to create and maintain the custom fields and bulk upload posts and reviews.
The Design Settings serve a column with seven tabs with theme options to guide you configuring the theme:
- General Settings
- Navigation Settings
- Ad Scripts
- SEO Options
- Style & Color Settings
- Page Layout
Your first options at the General Settings are uploading your favicon and logo. Instead of the logo you can also have the theme to display the site title and tag line.
Reviews lets you choose between displaying the full post content or the excerpts. In the latter case, you have the ability to enter a word count.
Other options include customizing the feed URL and Read More text, enabling or disabling the Twitter and Facebook share buttons, and breadcrumbs.
The Navigation Settings allow you to activate or deactivate the Primary and/or Secondary Menu.
Any custom scripts can be entered at the Ad Scripts tab, where you find two text boxes; one for the Header Scripts and one for the Footer Scripts.
At the SEO Options you have the opportunity to customize the SEO settings for the homepage and tweak the noindex settings. When you prefer to use a third-party plugin, you can disable the theme’s SEO Options entirely here.
The Post settings allow you to enter your preferred number of posts for the home page, archive pages, and search pages. In addition you have the ability to hide or display post info and post meta details on listing pages as well as on single post pages.
With the Styling and Color Settings you can easily customize the default color scheme. You can choose from ten web safe fonts, set a different background color or upload a background image, customize the color for links, the main title, the main menu bar and buttons. Last but not least, you have the opportunity to activate the use of the custom.css file.
The Page Layout tab lets you set the default page layout. Your options are a left sidebar, a right sidebar, or full width. By default, the theme displays four Pre-Footer Columns. You can change this to one, two or three columns when you like.
The Reviews theme distinguishes the following WordPress Post Formats:
Upon activation you are offered the possibility to insert sample data. Although an excellent way to get acquainted with the features of the theme, 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 $65 is regarding the Standard License that allows you to use the theme on one domain.
The fee for the Developer License is $99. The major differences are that: 1) the Developer License includes the PSD files, and 2) allows you to use the theme on an 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.