Sportedge by Themefuse is a responsive magazine theme specifically designed for online sport news sites. For this purpose, it integrates live scores for all major sports provided by ScoresPro.
The theme supports natively two WordPress 3 menus.
Themefuse Sportedge installs with 25 custom widgets.
- Ads 300×250
- Custom Menu
- Most Discussed Posts
- Recent Comments
- Recent Posts
- Selected Categories
- Selected Pages
- Selected Posts
- Tag Cloud
- Text Box
- Twitter Stream
According to Themefuse, “it is possible to create an unlimited number of sidebars and use unique sidebar for every category or page template.” Sidebars are managed with the Sidebar section at the General tab of the panel.
By default, Sportedge comprehends 20 widgetized areas! Basically, you get 10 general widgetized areas, and 10 category specific sidebars.
The general ones are: General Sidebar, Sidebar Page, Sidebar Single Post, Sidebar Category, Sidebar Page – Contact, Sidebar Page – About, Sidebar Page – Tabs and Toggles, Testimonials, Sidebar Page Top – Home, and Right Footer. For 10 sports a category specific sidebar has been predefined: Golf, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NCAAB, NCAAF, NFL, NHL, Soccer, and Tennis,
When accessing the panel for the first time, you get an option to auto install the theme. This is not necessary, but will guide you to accomplish a correct setup. Please note that the auto install should not be executed on an existing WordPress installation.
The theme panel includes four pages:
- Shortcode Generator
The Testimonials page is where you can create and maintain testimonial posts. The Newsletter page helps you managing your list of people who have subscribed to your mailing list.
The FuseFramework page is the core part of the control panel, where you will find the following tabs: General, Posts, Footer, Theme Style, and SEO. The General tab has sections for General Settings, Social Settings, Sidebar, Lightbox, SEO Options Dynamic Images, and Ads (300x250px).
The panel of Sportedge does not provide any means to modify the default color scheme. However, since child themes are the preferred way to go when making modifications to a theme, a child theme folder and style sheet are already included as well.
WordPress’ Featured Image is not supported. However, with the theme’s Post Media feature, you will achieve the same results.
Although designed for online sports sites, the theme can be adapted to suit other kinds of online magazines too.
The price stated of $55 is regarding the Standard Pack of Themefuse Sportedge. 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.