Paradise Cove by ThemeFuse is a responsive app theme developed for businesses in the hospitality sector like hotels and resorts, and comes with modules for Contact Forms and Reservation, as well as several custom post types including Amenities and Rooms.
The theme supports natively two WordPress 3 menus, both located in the header; the Default Navigation at the left, and the Right Navigation at the right hand side.
ThemeFuse Paradise Cove installs with ten custom widgets:
- Recent Posts
- Room Tags
By default, this ThemeFuse theme incorporates four widgetized areas:
- General Sidebar
- three Footer Columns
By default, since the ThemeFuse Framework allows you to create your own custom sidebars for posts, pages, categories, and custom post types – among others. You control there custom sidebars through the Sidebar section within the WordPress widgets page.
The Paradise Cove theme comes with several custom post types: Offers, Amenities, Room Types, Testimonials, and Sliders.
The Offers post type allows you to compose special arrangements, which you can include through shortcodes, and even list on pages like the Special Offers page of the demo.This post type has its own categories.
With the Amenities. you are able to describe the accommodations of your establishment. Just like with the Offers port type, you can include these with shortcodes and list on on page like the Amenities page of the demo. The Amenities post type comes also with its own categories.
Basically, the Room Types post type allows you to create Rooms. This post type has categories, tags and a third taxonomy; types. The latter allows you to group the available rooms in for example, apartments, suites, villas, etcetera. The Rooms Types also offers a Room Info section with custom fields for a photo gallery, the already mentioned type taxonomy, a room description, price, and availability.
Testimonial posts contain just a title and a text – no media.
When creating a Slider you have a choice out of four different types. One you have chosen your slider type, you are able to add images to this slider. Each slide gets its own transition, up to three captions, and animation.
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 Paradise Cove theme extends the WordPress Edit Posts, Offer, and Amenities screens with tabbed sections:
- Media – image and/or video
- Header – with or without a slider
- Content Options – shortcodes before and after content
- SEO – page title/description
While the Room Types post also serves tabbed sections for Header, Content Options and SEO, the Media tab has been replaced with the Room Info tab.
Pages also include the Header, Content, and SEO tabs, while the Testimonials post type only comes with a tab for SEO meta..
Upon activation you are offered the opportunity to auto-install the theme. This is not obligatory, but will guide you to accomplish a correct set-up and is a convenient way to become familiar with all the finesses of the theme. Please note, the auto-install should not be executed on an existing WordPress installation.
The Paradise Cove panel includes four pages:
- Fuse Framework
The Fuse Framework serves six horizontal tabs with theme options:
Each of these tabs comprehend one or more toggle boxes.
The General tab has sections for General Settings, Search, 404 Page, Twitter, RSS, Enable Theme Settings, and WordPress Admin Style.
The first options allow you to upload your logo and favicon. Next you can enter your Google Maps coordinates, currency symbol, Google Analytics tracking code and any custom CSS.
With regard to the Search and 404 Page, you can for example select the type of header and the shortcodes that you wan to apply.
The Twitter and RSS sections allow you to enter the necessary details for the Twitter API, respectively RSS and e-mail newsletters.
The Enable Theme Settings section gives you the ability to tweak the theme features according to your preferences – like show or hide images and video on single post pages, author info, SEO options, etcetera.
The WordPress Admin Style lets you switch between the ThemeFuse styling and the default WordPress styling for the back-end.
When it comes to populating the Homepage, you can choose from three types of content. You can display posts from all categories, only posts from selected categories, or content from a specific page.
You also have three options concerning the Homepage Header; without header element, slider on header, and map on header. And finally, you can enter the shortcodes that you want to apply before and after the content.
Since the Paradise Cove theme uses a static homepage, you need to select the blog page withing the Blog settings. Next you choose how to populate the blog template; from all categories, or only specific categories.
Just like with the Homepage, and before that the Search and 404 Page, you get the opportunity to select a header and enter any shortcodes.
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.
In case you want to include the newsletter sign-up form in the footer, you can enable this in the Footer section. Here you can also add the links to the social profiles with Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest.
You last option is to customize the copyright notice, which will be centered in the footer credits.
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 price stated of $55 is regarding the Standard Pack of ThemeFuse Paradise Cove. 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.