I've used this theme across many different sites over the past 4 years. The customization options may be very confusing at first and it can be hard at first to find where the options are for what you to change but once you understand it you'll realize how much power it really offers in terms of customization. For everything else you might be trying to do, chances are someone else has already figured it out and there are CSS tweaks/hacks to do it which can be found through Google or the theme's forums.
In short, this is a powerful theme but I wouldn't recommend it for beginners or anyone new to designing a website.
By all indications the Developer is still actively supporting it. Highly recommended theme still up to par in 2015.
I use this theme from some years and for me is a best free wordpress theme!
Thanks Sayontan :)
If the little fact that this is a theme I created from scratch many years ago wasn't enough, what makes me truly happy about Suffusion is that so many options on the theme were rare even on paid themes at that time. I am happy to have contributed to an open source ecosystem and to have helped many people build their websites.
many thanks, Sayontan (and Drake, Colin)
I like a simple, structured layout that doesn't require a lot of coding to achieve the desired result. This is simply the best theme for the way I want my page to look. When I first installed it some time ago, I modified the code in the editor to achieve the desired result. Later, when I became more knowledgable about how WordPress is structured, I realized that the developer had all the settings I would ever need to adjust already programmed into the GUI controls for the site!
Take comfort in "Don't Panic" and explore the GUI. I appreciate the time and effort that has gone into this, and am thankful it was available for free, given that this would do well as a Premium commercial theme.
Well done! A+
Very customizable theme for exigent users.
I am the co-founder of a community organisation. I've been doing wordpress sites for some time on self-hosting. I discovered Suffusion and it became my 'must have' template. One of the guys I work with in this organisation set up our website. I said to him 'I'd like to do one thing and that is use this template I really like. His reply? Sorry, MY template is the one. And then I discovered we were both talking about SUFFUSION. LOL I love the versatility, because I like to play and change things and I love the functionality menu, it's so well set up and so easy to self-study.
I've tried a few templates here and there, but it's like when you find that one person and you know, you don't want to play the field any more. You've found the one!
That's how I feel about Suffusion.
Why fix what works so brilliantly and is not broken
Edible Eastbourne - helping our town develop a strong, local future-proof,sustainable, fresh healthy food system
I've been using this theme. It is really great, Users Friendly - Fully Loaded And help your website engage vistitors!
I have been using this since donkeys years and must say it is the best of the best free themes ever available on wordpress. Hats off to Sayonton for this amazing theme. Thanks.
... at another 5 star review of this theme?
There are a lot of themes out there that are easier to set up - and then you have a cookie cutter site just like everyone else.
Suffusion has more options than your old VCR did, and takes about the same amount of time to fine tune to the point it makes your heart weep at the awesomeness that is Your New WordPress Site™, but when you're done you're almost guaranteed to have a site that is uniquely yours.
And you wouldn't have had to do that frustrating and boring whole learning how to code thing!
But wait, there's more!
(I always wanted to post that somewhere. So sue me :P)
The themer took the time to look at some of the most useful plugins that site owners might want to bolt onto their shiny new web presence, and coded the theme into them making it even *easier* to run a decent site when you don't know what exactly all the buttons do.
Which may be why people seem to want to call this a plugin, instead of a theme.
You'd probably be happier suing them :P
If you want a theme that looks good the moment you activate it and can only really get better, this one is it.
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