I've tried my best to design my small business website without the help of a professional designer and I did manage a decent website, but something was off with every theme I tried and I could only fix so much with little CSS knowledge.
Tempera lets me change pretty much everything I'd like to change, just via the options page. It's simple and idiot-proof. I can adapt it as much as I want. Everything is explained via short mouseover texts. You can even change the distance between the main menu and the content, change every single colour - things that (so I figure) you usually can only do with the paid version of some free themes.
Some things you can do:
You can choose fonts and font size for everything from normal text to widget titles, colours for every text and title and all the different background colours, exactly which data will be shown above your posts; you can have it show two rows of posts instead of just one, etc.
Btw, at least the German translation is very good (I don't know about the others).
I wanted my website to look professional - not too cheap, but not over-designed either (don't want to scare my local customers away, in my field you don't have fancy websites). So I just left the slider disabled, and the presentation page plus overall layout & design still make it look professional.
Could've saved myself a LOT of stress if I had just chosen this theme from the start (and I'm talking about WEEKS of trying to get it right).
I am really impressed with Tempera. Thank you so much to Cryout Creations for a clean theme with lots of configurable features. The documentation is a bit sparse tho, so I wrote a page with my own tips for the Presentation Page and Header images at
The other big plus for me is that Tempera works really well on iphone and ipad. My first WP website is based on Twenty-Fourteen, which is supposed to be a responsive theme, but in reality it came up quite short on iOS. SO I am very happy with Tempera.
Many option, but I am severe because there a concern the obligation to keep the page if you want to have the slider, the author has not coded the slider to a file share, at the time, it is impossible to "call it" on another file.
Another concern, index.php called frontpage or content / content.php from the header.php part, even if you want to add a slider thanks a plugin by adding code in content / content.php that appears too high and to the right of the logo and just above the part 'articles'
It is rare to find a theme that gives 3 columns, I intended to use it for a site but facing these concerns, I cannot, yet put the question to the author at 2 different locations, 0 replies, very disappointed
Love this theme. So many otions in the theme options.
One of the best free themes I worked with. Easy menu, plenty (maybe the most Ive seen) customization options. And the Presentation page takes HTML therefore can be made into anything, almost :).
muy visual y fácil de usar.
It includes options to choose colors for almost all and the possibility of use a great presentation page (with slider) as front page.
Wonderful theme and very recommended!
great RTL support!
It gave me everything I needed.
One of the most flexible free templates I've ever used.
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