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1 star
No widgets in latest version
By , for WP 3.8.1

Unfortunately there are no working widget areas in the latest version of the Theme. Also, if updating from an earlier version of the Theme your widget areas will be reset to default (and you won't be able to change the widgets).

5 stars
So far so Good :)
By , for WP 3.8.1

Just installed this theme, so far so good :)
Thank you.

5 stars
Great for new comers
By , for WP 3.8.1

This is what I started out on and I still feel one of the best themes out there.

5 stars
Nice and Clean
By ,

Have had a site up on this for a couple of years now and no problems. It impressed me because it is a very clean layout, easy to set up, and the responsive capabilities are great!

5 stars
Nice
By , for WP 3.8

This theme is amazing! Thanks!

4 stars
Great theme to try out - a must-see
By , for WP 3.8.1

Works great! This theme does not seem to have any annoying surprises. Controls and settings are put where and behave how you would expect them. This is not the average, lame theme concocted in somebody's basement.

This theme does recommend one plugin, Responsive Add Ons, from the same author. I had a hard time figuring out exactly what this plugin did. I apologize for the digression, but I'm glad I dug around as it seems indispensable for SEO savvy website developers. It allows you to add scripts for traffic monitoring, i.e. Google Analytics, and other similar purposes. And, it hints at adding more functionality later on. Plus, it works with or without this theme, which is a perfect segue back to the focus of this review.

Now, onto the problems.

This theme's biggest problem for now is a boring built-in front page which is incompatible with Jetpack's mobile theme. The layout for the included front page is limited to remaining forever boring. You can dress up other areas with imagery to try to compensate. But, if you want to use the front page feature, a prominent white box with wide padding and gray text on the left-half will be an obtrusive part of your site's first impression. Thankfully, you don't have to use this page for your front page. This is especially good to know once you find out that the included front page is incompatible with Jetpack's mobile theme feature.

Although at first this theme seemed loaded with customization options, it turns out to be fairly limited in regard to simple changes important enough to necessitate inclusion with the free version.

First, no color scheme changes: You are stuck with white, a lot of dark gray, and the rare splash of a bright cyan button. I'm sure this limitation can be circumvented through custom CSS. But, this should have been a free feature, at least with 3 or 4 colors to choose from.

Next, a dark, blocky-looking navigation menu: The navigation menu has a certain dark, blocky look that will not be appealing for most websites. It has its place in many designs. But, unless the rest of your website lends itself to the established look, it will be an eyesore.

Those were the only problems I found so far.

In summary, if you intend to have a neutral color scheme, have a fair amount of experience with HTML/CSS coding, or have any experience with creating theme mods (modified versions), this free theme may suit you well enough. For anyone else, the intuitive controls and clean look of this theme will make paying for the pro version very appealing in order to overcome the few shortcomings. If you are still on the fence, I recommend trying out this free version until you are sure the pro version's perks will make it worth the cost.

5 stars
5 starsGreat responsive theme
By , for WP 3.8

Clean, Nice Responsive Theme and also simple to configure

5 stars
Ok
By ,

OK

5 stars
Very nice
By , for WP 3.5

Clean, Nice Responsive Theme

5 stars
very clear and clean
By , for WP 3.7.1

I like this theme . It's very helpful!

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