Conexus by ThemeFuse is a responsive theme for business websites and online portfolios that offers several custom post types including portfolios, services, testimonials, and FAQs.
The theme supports natively one WordPress 3 menu – right aligned in the header.
ThemeFuse Conexus installs with ten custom widgets:
- Popular Posts
- Selected Categories
- Selected Pages
By default, this ThemeFuse theme incorporates six widgetized areas:
- General Sidebar
- Menu Bottom
- four Footer Columns
By default, since the ThemeFuse Framework allows you to create your own custom sidebars, for example for individual categories or pages – like the frontpage. These custom sidebars are controlled through the Sidebar section within the WordPress widgets page.
The Conexus theme comes with several custom post types: Portfolio, Services, Testimonials, FAQs, Sliders, Contact Forms, and Reservations.
The Portfolio post type allows you to display your projects. You can enter a description with the editor and upload an image or video. This post type has its own categories and tags.
A Services post includes a paragraph of text and an uploaded thumbnail with an optional subtitle. You can use Services to highlight your specialties, key services, or product features. This post type has its own categories.
Testimonial posts contain just a title and a text – no media.
The FAQ post type allows you to integrate a section with Frequently Asked Question with your website. A FAQ post is composted from a text accompanied by two buttons – each with a custom text and link. The FAQ post type comes with its own categories.
While creating a Slider, you a choice out of four types: manually uploaded images, from categories, from tags or from posts. Each Slider gets its own title, subtitle, link, and call-to-action button.
With the Contact Forms post type, you can create your own forms as well as messages, and configure the sending options over wp-mail or SMTP.
The Reservations module includes pages for User Reservations, All Reservations Forms, Add New Form, and Generals Settings.
The Conexus theme extends the WordPress Edit Posts and Portfolio screen with two meta boxes.
Directly below the editor, you will find a section with four horizontal tabs:
- Media – image and/or video
- Header – with or without a slider
- Content Options – shortcodes before and after content
- SEO – page title/description
Besides the Media tab, the Edit Page screen offers these same options.
In addition, the Conexus Single Post toggle box included with the Post and Portfolio screen gives you control over visibility of the image, video, meta, published date, comments, and author info.
Upon activation you are offered the opportunity to auto-install the theme. This is not obligatory, but will guide you to accomplish a correct setup and is a convenient way to become familiar with the theme. The auto-install should not be executed on an existing WordPress installation.
The Conexus panel includes four pages:
- Fuse Framework
The Fuse Framework serves six horizontal tabs with theme options:
- Page Elements
Each of these tabs comprehends one or more toggle boxes.
The General tab has sections for General Settings, Social, Copyright, Disable Theme Settings, and WordPress Admin Style. The first settings concern the logo, favicon, theme style and Custom CSS. Conexus comes with four color schemes: orange/green, blue/pink, red/yellow, and violet/purple.
At the Social settings, you have the opportunity to enter your URL respectively IDs for RSS, E-Mail, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Dribble, LinkedIn, Vimeo, Flickr, and Devianart.
The Copyright section serves a text box where you can enter your customized copyright text.
The Disable Theme Settings section gives you the ability to tweak the theme features according to your preferences – like show or hide an image on single post pages and the theme’s SEO options.
The WordPress Admin Style lets you switch between the ThemeFuse style and the default WordPress style for the back-end.
For the Homepage, you can choose from five different types of content. You can display posts from all categories, only posts from selected categories, content from a specific page, all portfolios, or only selected portfolio posts.
In addition, you have several options for settings the Homepage Header, like for instance with a slider, an image or a map.
The Blog settings allow you to choose between all post or portfolio categories, specific post or portfolio categories. Just as with the homepage, you can have a slider, image or map in the blog page header. In fact, you have these options for every single (portfolio) post and page.
The Posts options, let you choose between the excerpt and the full content, as well as select the position and dimensions for (thumbnail) images and videos.
Your first options at the Page Elements tab is to choose a default header. In addition, you have the opportunity to customize the settings for the 404, author, and tag pages.
When you have not disabled the theme’s SEO features at the General tab, you can here set your preferences for the General Meta, Post Type Meta, and Taxonomies META. In addition, you can also enable XML Sitemaps.
The WordPress Featured Image is replaced by ThemeFuse’s media features allowing you to display images or videos on index pages as well as on single posts pages.
The price stated of $55 is regarding the Standard Pack of ThemeFuse Conexus. This includes the theme files, life-time support and updates. And you are allowed to use the theme on an unlimited number of domains. All for a one-time fee.
For $95 you can also obtain the Developer Pack. The Developer pack includes everything the Standard Pack does, plus the Photoshop layered document (PSD) files, and a bonus theme (Standard version) for free. And again, no recurring fees.
So, with the Developer Pack you get two themes. One with the PSD files, and one without. When desired, you can upgrade a Standard version of a theme to the Developer version by paying the difference.
Another option with ThemeFuse is the Club Membership. For a yearly fee of $195, you get access to all themes, the PSD files of these themes, theme updates and support. And you are allowed to use the themes on an unlimited number of websites.