Academica Pro by WPZOOM is a responsive WordPress theme for educational institutions like universities and schools. The theme comes with custom post types for events and testimonials, and a widgetized homepage area.
WPZOOM Academica Pro supports natively two WordPress 3 menus:
- Main Menu – left aligned beneath the header
- Secondary Menu – right aligned at the top of the page
The theme installs with twelve custom widgets:
- Custom Menu
- Facebook Like Box
- Featured Category
- Recent Comments
- Recent Posts
- Upcoming Events
This WPZOOM theme incorporates seven widgetized areas:
- Homepage Content
- Sidebar Left Column
- Sidebar Right Column
- four Footer Columns
Academica Pro offers the following collection of page templates:
- Event List
- No Left Sidebar
- No Right Sidebar
- Parent Page
- Testimonial List
The theme adds two modules to the WordPress menu for its custom post types; Events and Testimonials.
The Events post type allows you to create a text with the editor, upload a Featured Image and set a Start Date and Time, as well as an End Date and Time.
The Testimonials post type includes custom fields where you can enter the name, position, company and URL of the author. In addition, you are able to create a text and attach a Featured Image.
The WPZOOM panel includes the Theme Options and an Update Framework page.
The Theme Options comprehend seven vertical tabs, offering you an easy way to configure the theme:
The General Settings allow you to upload your logo and favicon. Next you get the ability to customize the Header Text at the right, below the Secondary Men. Another option is to hide this area completely.
Academia Pro offers you the ability to display social icons at the right side the Secondary Menu. You can enter the URLs for e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Yelp and YouTube within the General settings.
Other options allow you to choose between a one and a two-column blog template, and show or hide post info as well as the share buttons.
The Featured Posts Slider is configured at the Homepage tab. Available settings include the number of posts to display, and the autoplay interval – when activated. Hiding the homepage slider completely is another option.
The content area on the homepage is assembled from the following sections:
- Featured Posts Slider
- Homepage Widgets
- Footer Widgets
At the Styling tab, you can create your own color scheme by assigning colors to the logo, links, navigation, and footer elements. Besides that, you can also set your preferred font, font style, font size and color for the general text, logo text, post titles, and widget titles.
You first decision at the SEO tab is whether you prefer to use a third party plugin for your SEO or that you want to use the theme’s SEO settings, In the latter case, you can tweak your SEO preferences regarding the title tag, homepage meta, indexing, and canonical URLs.
With the Framework options you can configure some of the WPZOOM Framework options. You can for example disable shortcodes, typography preview, and update notifications for the framework as well as the theme.
The Import/Export options give you the means to backup, transfer and restore the settings of the theme itself as well as of the widgets.
The Featured Image is displayed on index pages but not on single post pages – at least not by default. However, for each individual post, page, event and testimonial, you have the ability to hide or display the Featured Image. In the latter case, you can opt for a narrow or a full width Featured Image.
The stated price below of $59 is for a Single License, which includes a lifetime theme license, one year of support and updates, and usage on unlimited domains.
You can also opt for an Extended License for $99, which adds a bonus theme for free and the layered Photoshop (PSD) files of your themes. So you get two themes including their PSD files
Besides purchasing one WPZOOM theme, you can also sign-up for the WPZOOM Membership. This membership gives you access to the entire WPZOOM theme catalog (50 themes to date). More details are available at the WPZOOM Pricing page.