Awesome theme, i send it for a couple of websites.
The whole point of this theme is to have nice review capsules in the sidebar, leaving your blog posts on the home page. The live preview shows this. Unfortunately, after numerous emails, support confirms that the actual theme cannot do this. Even the documentation shows the options that should allow this basic function, but they do not actually exist in the real theme's control panel options. So, if you have both reviews and other articles and blogs, then all of your posts will appear on both the homepage and built-in sidebar reviews section. They suggested a category filtered widget to use instead, but of course that wouldn't affect their built-in sidebar functionality with the star ratings. If only it worked like the documentation and live preview show, I'd give it 5-stars. I'd try the pro version, but haven't been able to get confirmation that it adds these settings back or not.
This theme is clean and simple. If I had no experience at all with WordPress, this would be easy to setup. I especially think that a simple and narrow niche would work really well without having lots of complicated options.
I was able to personalize it, and got it all setup in a short time. I was able to add the plugins that allowed me to change a couple of things. I will recommend this to others.
nice and easy... quick to set up. support was great.
I would have given 5 stars except for one feature is not available...
You can only have the home page information show two ways, not at all or on every page. It would be good if you could shut it off for pages beyond the home page.
Otherwise, it's great!
Previous issues fixed
@web2010: If you read the instructions (APPEARANCE > THEME OPTIONS > Theme Documentation) you would've learned how to set up the theme properly and create review posts, so ratings (stars) show - both in the post and sidebar.
(The only thing the instructions are wrong on, is the inclusion of a sitemap template - that doesn't exist, so you can just use a sitemap plugin instead if you require such a page)
The theme functions exactly as described and, trust me, it's not easy to find a good free review theme. So, kudos and thanks to the author! :)
Although the theme options allow you to specify a Background Color and Custom CSS, it might be better to use a child theme. Not sure, I'm still building my review site.
English only = useless until localization is added (like every respectable developer does) it so it can be translated.
Maybe this template is too new but I installed, set the star rating and then viewed the post- no stars.
Not really a true review theme so I will not be using.