Okay, we’re back with another great looking, responsive Bootstrap based theme by TommusRhodus.  They’re one of my favorite developers since their stuff is clean, well coded and simple to use.  Kwoon is another one of their themes, just for reference.

This multipurpose theme has WooCommerce support, it’s a Visual Composer theme and it’s coded to perfection.  There are three different icon sets included, multiple single and multi-page demos, Disqus is well supported, a variety of blog and portfolio pages are available, so you can craft a site like you want it to look.

Multiple languages are supported, whether you’re building a single page site or multi pages is more what you’re after.  Flat design, simple, grid layouts, perfect for magazines or personal blogs, this theme is a really great one and I recommend it heartily.

Infinitely Customisable

All elements that you see in the demo are what’s possible to work with and more, but you’re not bound by our demos! Mix and match elements from the different demos to create the pages you need and let your creativity run wild!

Hygge – Multipurpose Responsive WordPress Theme

Hygge is a flat and responsive WordPress Theme with a clean and professional design which will be a great solution for your business, portfolio, blog or any other purpose website. Hygge was built with awesome Twitter Bootstrap v3 and it loads of page builder elements pages with unlimited color options. Since it is responsive, the layout will adapt to different screen sizes which will make your website be compatible with any device such as smart phones, tablets or desktop computers.

Hygge – Main Features

WooCommerce Support – Hygge supports WooCommerce, we’ve baked in beautiful styling for it, and custom goodies like a beautiful AJAX updating cart icon in the header, neat!

Custom Image Cropping – Sick of not being able to choose the crop area of your featured images? Not in Hygge, you have total control of where your featured images crop.

Visual Composer Included, Free! – Everyone’s favourite page builder included.

Loads of Custom Page Builder Elements & Counting! – The page builder in Hygge comes packed full of features that are totally customisable, to extend that we’ve hand designed and coded another load of elements for the page builder, just for Hygge! Full blog feeds, portfolio feeds, carousels, you name it! Best of all, each element is totally customisable, show only certain categories in a page, define background images, everything!

Parallax Background Image Sections – You can set parallax background images on a section by section basis when building your pages. Anything is possible.

Custom Logos – Hygge lets you set a custom logo, retina logo, and even a logo for the WP Login screen, all with a few clicks in our beautiful live preview theme options. Even our theme options let you see your theme changes in real time!

Unlimited Colour Schemes – Hygge gives you full control over the theme colours, using our live preview theme options you can change all the colours in the theme.

One Click Demo Data Installer – With my custom wordpress data importer, your site can be up and running like my demo site in seconds.

WPML Support – Full multilingual support is baked right into Hygge! Full .po file available for more simple translations also.

Gravity Forms & Contact Form 7 Support – Hygge is totally ready for Gravity Forms straight out of the box, start building the forms you need straight away. If you’d prefer a free contact form builder, we also support Contact Form 7 in Hygge!

1, 2, 3 or 4 columns footer – It’s all up to you! the theme will respond to how you’re using the footer widgets areas and build the columns with no extra work from you!

Built in sharing – We’ve built beautifully styled sharing buttons right into the theme, share your content with style.

500+ Icons – Beautiful, retina ready icons at your disposal, use them all over the theme, they look beautiful on mobile devices too!

Blog Layouts – Grid Blog, Classic Blog and all again with a sidebar. You’ve got 6 different blog layouts to choose from, and with the included page builder, you can even change this on a page by page basis! Want one layout for one category, and other layout for another category, no problem!

Portfolio Post Type Layouts – Pick a post format, pick a post layout, mix and match to make a portfolio post that truly suits your content. Feature images, gallery, sound cloud, video, anything you need! then let your users share it with our beautiful sharing buttons.

Child theme included! – To make life easier I’ve included a basic child theme for you to install. Get your modifications going even faster!

5* Support, All From the Developer – I run all my own support, so you’re guaranteed a great & quick answer to your theme usage or setup question.

So, there you go, the review of Hygge.  What do you think about it?


Salt & Pepper, Restaurant and Recipe Blog with WPML Support



It’s been over a year now since I first reviewed Salt & Pepper, from Tesla Themes.  I decided it was time to revisit this one to see if it’s stood the test of time.

Maybe it’s something where my tastes have changed or it’s just something I didn’t notice before, but I actually pretty much hate the typography in this theme.  That font, the sans serif one in titles, just doesn’t look good to me.

This is my original review of Salt & Pepper.

Say hey to Salt & Pepper, a delicious WordPress recipe blog theme from Tesla Themes.  This theme is a perfect fit for anybody who’s blogging about food, recipes, restaurants and more.  The tasty design is perfectly responsive, so it looks amazing on any sort of device, from laptop and desktop to a handheld device like a smart phone or a tablet.  That way, if you’re working in the kitchen, your readers can access your incredibly delightful recipes no matter where they are, as long as there’s an internet connection.

Salt & Pepper is the ultimate in recipe blogs for that reason and more.  Sharing cooking tips, recipes and other tidbits of content couldn’t be easier, so chefs, cooks, sous chefs, line cooks and even cooks at home, will all have access to your incredible advice, recipes and more.  There’s a recipe filter, ingredients list and more.

The clean code and helpful SEO features mean your site can rank quickly for any keyword you want to rank for.  There’s one click demo content to be installed so you can get started quickly.  Translation ready, Salt & Pepper has also been tested with the latest WPML version, so it can be translated into any language.  Even Klingon.  We tried it, it works.  Loads fast, every time.  Premium support, all day long.  Child theme friendly.  Visual Composer enabled.  This theme does it all and at a very reasonable price.

What does Tesla Themes have to say about this template of theirs?

Salt & Pepper is the ultimate recipes WordPress theme that works perfectly on mobile, tablet, and desktop.

With Salt & Pepper, sharing all your recipes and cooking tips with wide audience was never easier. This theme is perfect for chefs, cooking experts and even housewifes.

The theme includes a handy recipe filter, ingredients list and cook methods. It’s clean code and SEO optimization is written keeping in mind your sites good ranking on search engines. A One click demo install feature will help kickstart your website. Salt & Pepper allows you to easily add recipe methods and images of your recipes.

I’ve recently gone on a bit of a kick against Visual Composer and that ubiquitous plugin is included in this theme.  It’s not enough for me to completely reject it, but the fact is, it’s a definite strike against it in my book.  For recipe blogs, I still recommend it.  If you’re running a restaurant, there are better WP themes out there.

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Me, Minimalist, Fast Loading Personal Blog Theme



If you need a one-page website to showcase your resume, portfolio, projects or products, the ME WordPress theme offers amazing capability without the complexity of learning design code or site development. Although you get the powerful Bootstrap 3 framework and up-to-date code, you never have to worry about any of that when you use the professional-quality customization options panel. No matter what layouts or elements you choose to include, the entire site will be responsive for easy viewing on smartphones screens, desktop monitors and everything in between. Parallax scrolling JavaScript is included with the ME WP theme package.

This theme offers a simple design, plenty of features and a whole lot of support and documentation to go along with it.  Me is flawlessly responsive so it looks incredible on any device, has a powerful portfolio system with the ability to filter content based on categories.  An elegant, classy and minimal style helps set your content off in an attractive way.  Over 2,500 people have purchased Me so far, so Magna Themes must be doing plenty right.

Hi there! This is the WordPress version of the five star rated html template called “Me”. It designed and built with user experience in mind! It is an easy-to-use wordpress theme with detailed documentation, and tutorial videos. If you need a website to showcase your work, just buy Me:)

Well, it’s just a single page theme, but sometimes you don’t need more than that, am I right?  Here’s the portfolio area.

Services page is here.

And the about page here.  I’d love to see what somebody could do with this theme as a personal blog site.

This theme has been around for about 5 years now and it’s still doing well in sales.  It’s just passed the 3000 mark in fact, a real milestone.  The rating is over 4.5, which is sort of the bare minimum for recommending a theme.  One thing I’ll add, I love that this theme doesn’t use Visual Composer.  And I’ll bet you a Big Gulp it loads up fast.

Whattya know, no Visual Composer means a super fast load time.  It’s like a trend.

So, simple and fast, priced right at just $34 for a single license, functional and easy to use, this ‘Me’ theme is a big winner and one I can still recommend for anyone who needs a simple, minimalist site that’s functional and attractive.

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UpShot, Clean and Flat WordPress Parallax Theme



Upshot is an a strong, adaptable and intuitive WordPress theme, made to accommodate the requirements of creative professionals and small businesses with plenty of design features and an adaptable layout that is guarantee to please. The theme includes a selection of the most widely used and respected plugins on the marketplace: Revolution Slider, Visual Composer layout builder and Essential Grid.   In the event you have been hunting for a wonderfully lovely, totally responsive parallax WordPress theme using WooCommerce to create an awesome online store and a lively flat layout to go with it, this will be the theme you have been seeking.  The results speak for themselves because with the Upshot theme, it is now possible to have your store and blog up and running, ready to sell products within a couple of minutes.

Here’s what the theme maker has to say about Upshot.

Upshot is an intuitive, flexible and powerful WordPress theme, designed to suit the needs of small businesses and creative professionals. Upshot is built with utility in mind, making your content pop with its ready made layouts. The theme includes the most popular premium plugins on the market: Visual Composer, Revolution Slider and Essential Grid. Using this set of plugins, you can create almost any type of layout, using a drag & drop interface and tons of pre-built elements. Upshot is translation ready and compatible with the WPML plugin.

Upshot is adaptive, dynamic and designed for people who actually need their content to almost jump off the webpage, creative individuals who demand a custom appearing theme and professionals with small or large businesses and amazing products to market will love this theme. The parallax effect a part of it is also, Visual Composer is a large part of what makes this theme seem so amazing, because there is no end to the variety or style of layouts it’s possible to create with Upshot. Using Essential Grid, together with Visual Composer and the cool looking Revolution Slider, every sort of site appearance can be achieved. There are ten flexible, lovely homepage demo websites already pre-built for you to experiment with, but you always have the option to produce your own when not one of them are exactly what you had in mind.

Upshot has amassed a 4.56 rating on ThemeForest with around 350 downloads so far.  The theme’s developer is High Grade and it looks like their support is strong.  All things considered, I’d definitely recommend this theme for any purpose.

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