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Nice looking theme, bad product
By , for WP 4.2.2

This theme is very elegant, and I really like it from a design perspective. But that's also where it ends.

Under the hood, this theme is a mess (!).

And then the updates: guaranteed they will brake something. I am writing this after 2.2.7 -> 2.3 update. In the posts slider all excerpt text now ends with "[...]", no matter whether the text is 1 character or 5000. And all images is the category overview show washed out. And that's what I see about 1 minute after the update. Who knows what else is also broken.

And the best part: the price of this theme is 40 EUR! I would consider selling it for 5 EUR or less. For what you get now, it cann't possibly compete with the best themes that sell for a quarter more.

Used to love it ...
By ,

I have used this theme several times, but lately I'm not loving it. The theme comes with a typography tab that is supposed to let you change font sizes, but it does not work for H-tag titles. The theme used to allow you to show featured images on inside pages (version 3.0.3), but now this ability has been removed.

Otherwise, this is a very nice looking theme with lots of options and the ability to set custom colors, custom logos and custom layouts. If the makers of this theme give back control over font sizes and featured images, I might love it again.

Some Work Still Needed
By , for WP 4.1.1

I like the theme, but it has some poor styling features that require source code fixes.

1. Header - very limited choices, should have included the option to upload our own background image (or pattern). Also positioning of any logo is far too limited currently along with any title/logo text. It is also very tedious trying to locate the css class or ID that addresses the logo to insert a custom css.

For web designers running a business and charging for their time, trying to track down CSS selectors that address any one element is very time consuming and certainly costly to their clients.

2. Contact form - borders for the text/input fields are so faint (very light grey color), they are hard to see. When designing websites the design has to take into account people with vision issues and a faint grey is a very bad choice for borders on a contact form. Again, the option to allow us to change the border colors would be very helpful.

3. Map - This one really annoyed me because it was locked into a position on the page that should not be. For most pages, the map is either to one side or the other or for a full width size, at the "Bottom" of the page content (mostly applies for Contact Pages). Here the options to set its position is seriously required. Its a nice feature that needs more positioning options.

4. Custom CSS - Nice feature but very limited when it comes to a responsive theme. Any custom CSS for any element breaks the preset CSS for a responsive theme for that element. Thus, unless you can provide setting options as mentioned above, a custom CSS fails to fix the issues. Getting into @media settings or the like for responsive themes using a custom CSS text box is opening the door to CSS conflicts with preset CSS responsive coding.

Nice theme but you've over done it with the rolling menu
By , for WP 3.9.2

You've got way too much movement going on with this theme. especially the rolling menu items, there's really no need for it.

HELP?
By , for WP 3.5.1

I am considering installing this theme. I really like the look and functions--however, I came here to look through the functions and saw that it has 12 - 1 star reviews and 13 - 5 star. Such a varied difference. But I cannot find any reason why people gave it s low or high rating as it seems there are no comments. Can someone who uses it give me the scoop or send me to a site to see it in use?

Thanks, Tanja

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