I did my first website ( reinecke-naturfotografie.de ) some years ago using xhtml, css and jquery. This one ( gruene-linden.de ) was the first using cms - and it was easy work after all using your theme! Took some time - but I could realize most of my purposes.
(Would have appreciated an RSS logo :-) )
PS: I hope this theme is supported for the next Years - WP is developing very fast... :-)
I am a newbie that has been around a little while.
I have only used 3 themes and tried 3 others (2 of which broke from neglect).
Weaver 2 is VERY WELL taken care of, which I really appreciate. It is very customizable with a forum to find answers.
It is so popular that there is a lot of information available all over google.
I particularly love that I can install my own header from my hard drive - easily.
color changes are easy as well
there are many options for sidebars
it is very widget friendly
and there are several child themes built in!
When I am ready for a paid theme, I will use the pro version, I love it that much!
This has been a real FIND!
Thank you for your hard work and your wisdom!!!! Mary
One of the best themes for WordPress. Respect the author.
A small review on the Russian here -
It's very flexible and has many features that I wanted. No problem accepting my desired plug-ins and it allowed an easy child theme. It works great on every browser and device that I'm been able to check it with which is a wide variety.
The Best theme :-)
Just chiming in to say I am a big fan of this theme. I use it as the starting point for every site I do and love its power and flexibility...and how strong it is in the area of optimizations for different platforms. For example, you can have your mobile users see an easier menu treatment with a click of a button, and all that hard work of keeping the site looking good on any viewing platform is done for you.
I can do everything I need to do without ever touching a post or page.php file, or editing a custom css. It has hooks to do all that from within its powerful admin interface.
I add all my CSS customizations to a Custom CSS section, and it saves them in one spot. Then, when they tweak the theme for things like better mobile support (which it is already great at) I can update the theme just like any plug-in, and using the "Weaver II Theme Extra's Plugin" (Wish it was built into the theme, but isn't, so make sure you add this separate plug in too! - thank you Bruce Wampler) you can reapply all your styling, and you are good to go.
The WeaverII subthemes are not very different from eachother, which is disappointing, and might make you underestimate its power. I wish the subthemes would showcase some very different menu options and layouts...but don't be fooled..just create a custom subtheme, and give it a chance. It is fantastic, and I will not be building any more sites without it!
Weaver has been a great theme for me, and I am still learning WordPress.
It has a great Admin layout, and options that make it a breeze to fully customize a site. The built-in per page options makes it simple to customize individual pages.
The support on the Weaver II forum/documentation has been extremely helpful and a great resource.
I've been using Weaver II Pro for a long time now, for a non-profit organization's web site. I have both public areas as well as private areas for the staff and board of directors, and this theme lets me do it all (with the benefit of plugins). The price for the Pro version is really fair, and I feel with the amount of work this developer must have put into it, it's well-deserved. I think I'm using it more like a content management system than just a web site. FWIW here are the plugins I use with Weaver and they all play nice:
-Ajax event calendar (nice calendar)
-all in one favicon (adds favicon to browser)
-BM custom login (custom login page)
-content scheduler (expires posts automatically, I use it all the time)
-easy theme and plugin upgrades (at Weaver's recommendation)
-Fast secure contact form (fantastic plugin, I actually donated money to this developer, the plugin's so good)
-user access manager (CMS feature which allows staff and board of directors to access to their respective private areas of the site)
-Peter's login redirect (users were getting annoyed at going to the dashboard by default, this takes care of it)
-Q and A FAQ and Knowledgebase for WordPress
-SABRE (new user authentication, anti-spam)
-TinyMCE Advanced (duh!)
-Simple Login Log (tells me who logged in)
-Simple Section Navigation Widget (really good for CMS aspect of the site. I use it to provide a table of contents for the policies and procedures section of the site)
-Smooth Slider (nice sliders for the front page)
-TheThe Tabs and Accordions (makes really cool tabbed content)
All this from me who does not know (nor wants to know) how to code one line of PHP!
I used to have Simple Press Forum but got disillusioned when they went to a paid format. No forum any more.
If you are looking at working with a Child Theme, this one is great because it's free and you can test out how the Child Theme concept works.