Video by Templatic is a responsive theme for video bloggers willing to showcase self-hosted and off-site hosted videos. The theme features a Video post type and support for WordPress Post Formats.
The theme supports two WordPress menus. The Primary Menu is located below the header, while the Secondary Menu is positioned above the header. Both navigation menus are left aligned.
Templatic Video installs with eleven custom widgets:
- All Categories First Video
- Latest Posts/Videos
- Popular Posts
- Related/Popular/Latest Post/Videos
- Related Post/Videos
- Social Media
- Video Categories
- Video Slider
The theme incorporates eleven widgetized areas:
- Header Right
- Front Banner
- Home Page Content
- Primary Sidebar
- Home Page Sidebar
- Blog Listing Page Sidebar
- Blog Detail Page Sidebar
- Video Category Page Sidebar
- Video Detail Page Sidebarf
- 4 Column Footer
The Header Right area is integrated in the primary menu. When you check the demo you will see that Templatic has added a Search widget to the Header Right area.
The Offcanvas area is a secondary sidebar that appears when clicking the menu icon in page header. This menu icon is only visible on smaller devices. The Offcanvas area displays the Primary Menu, unless you add a widget to it.
This Templatic theme offers the following page templates:
- Full Width
- Home Page
The Homepage is fully widgetized. In order to create your custom homepage, just add the desired widgets to the Home Page Content Area. The All Categories First Video and Latest Post/Video are great widgets to start with.
In case you take advantage of all options, the front page is assembled from:
- Front Banner (Video Slider)
- Home Page Content
- Home Page Sidebar
The Home Page Sidebar displays the widgets added to the Home Page Sidebar widget area – or when left empty – the Primary Sidebar.
The theme adds a panel to the Admin menu for its custom post type Video that comes with its own categories and tags. This post type includes a meta box Video Custom Settings, where you can add the Video Embed Code or a Video URL.
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 have the ability uncheck the details you want to hide.
The Site Logo tab is where you can upload your image logo and favicon. The uploaded logo will replace the Site Title.
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 Google font at the Typography settings. In addition, you can set the main font size.
At the Navigation tab 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.
Templatic Video adds a Custom CSS Editor page to the Appearance panel. CSS entered here, is saved in a custom.css file. This file is preserved when updating the theme.
Video 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.
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 up to five 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 The 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.