After looking for a highly customizable Theme for a long time, I settled down on Weaver II. I have been using the theme for a few months now, so for those of you out there looking for feedback, I though I would give you my impressions.
At first what attracted me was of course the highly customizable aspect of it (you can create virtually any layout with that theme), but also the fact that is was a fresh HTML5 / CSS3 rewrite, that it had full Mobile support (how can you even consider a theme these days that does not have fully integrated support for mobile devices :) ), and most importantly the fact that the developer seemed very active and had a very responsive support Forum (there is nothing worse than a great theme or plug-in that has poor ongoing support in the constantly changing world of WordPress).
In the Past Few month of using the theme, getting to know it in its intricate details, and participating in the forum, I am fully convinced that I have mad an Excellent choice.
Weaver not only has very flexible layout features including advanced header footer and menu options, but you also discover a host of Per Page and Per Post editing options that take the level of customization way beyond what you usually expects.
You can create pages with posts in many different ways, filter their content by any attribute like categories tags etc, and you even have the ability to manage Custom Post Types in the page with posts templates and Shortcodes.
Shortcodes are another mine of features in Weaver for all sort of essential things from showing Post to Videos, to Widgets, Extra Menus, Social buttons even a Shortcoder etc…, the list is too long to go through.
On top of the many Layout features, Weaver gives you access to all sorts of HTML Insertions points in the structure of the pages making layout possibilities almost limitless.
You quickly find out that no matter your design or functionality problem, there usually is a solution within Weaver II, and that means less plug-ins required which for me is a big plus.
On the design side, you have an infinite number of places to customize the CSS of the site, and when the one object you want to style does not have its option, you can add any Custom CSS rules you need to tweak it.
And of course as mentioned previously Weaver II offers extensive Mobile device support which differentiates between Smartphones, Small Tablets and Large Tablets; it even differentiates between landscape and portrait for Small Tablets. This mobile support includes excellent automatic options as well as full Mobile customization. In today’s world where the majority of Web access is starting to be on these mobile devices, you cannot afford not to have this kind of support for your site.
In the end Weaver II succeeds to make it a breeze for total beginners to achieve what then want, but it also provides a structure that can be tweaked by advanced users at any level.
It is impossible to go through all the features offered by Weaver II but visit its site (weavertheme.com), it has the full documentation posted there, tutorials, video and a great demo site.
Most importantly, take it for a test drive, and take the time to learn all its functionalities, you will not be disappointed.
See you soon on the weavertheme.com/forum
A very enthusiastic Weaver II user :)