Textured is a multipurpose responsive magazine WordPress theme that uses a variety of subtle textures to add accents to enhance the content. This theme comes from the house of mythemeshop.com, the themeshop producing several awesome free wordpress themes, free wordpress plugins in addition to their paid themes and plugins. I’ve reviewed wordpress themes , Samridhhi , Wallpapers theme and the one I use ( sahifa ), this theme would add on to this list with this article.
Textures Mythemeshop Prime Features
This theme is custom packed with features, the prime features in this theme are :
- Textured Design
- Unlimited color schemes
- SEO Optimized
- Options panel
- Features posts
Textured Design : This is I think kept in main focus while making this theme, texture ! The name itself tells that the blog runs around texture. The theme uses subtle textures and beautiful accents to outline your content, with a bit of added visual flair. The design is retina ready and you won’t face trouble reading the fonts.
Unlimited Color Schemes : This theme too, comes with a unlimited color schemes you can apply on your blog. This same feature is also in sahifa wordpress theme. This is quite helpful, you can easily turn your blog into any theme color.
Featured / Related posts : The theme features featured posts and related posts at the right places where they need to be. Placing them at the right places reduces your bounce rate.
Featured posts are displayed in a slider like above on the homepage. The best thing about displaying posts like this is you can add unlimited number of articles , and it won’t full your homepage.
Related posts are displayed below the posts like shown in the snapshot above. Placing related posts and featured posts prevent your readers to leave your blog instantly after reading the post.
Options Panel : I like themes which are highly customizable, themes from tielabs.com and mythemeshop.com which I’ve tested had excellent customization panel. I’ve already discussed how customizable is sahifa ( the theme I use at Hacknovations ). Although not so much customizable, still Textured’s theme panel allows you to customize it to a great extent. ( The image in the right side is actual snapshot from theme’s customization panel ).
- General Settings : Include the support for changing logo, favicon, footer text, header and footer codes, Enable/Disable homepage slider/pagination.
- Styling Options : You can change Primary, secondary colors, Sidebar placement ( Left or right ) , Background , and header background.
- Single posts : Change the settings to hide/show the following items on single posts : Post meta, breadcrumbs, related posts, author box, Date in comments and highlight author comments.
- Fonts : You can change your blog’s title and body fonts and their sizes.
- Social buttons : You can change to hide/show social buttons on posts, I suggest it would be better to turn them off, as they are not so much interesting. Rather you can use a social share plugin to show social share buttons.
- Ad management : This theme allows to place ads easily, but not much. The places you can place ads are : Below post title. Although you can add a advertisement from the widgets menu in the header.
Responsive : The theme is responsive theme i.e works great on all devices. It is important to keep your theme responsive as the number of mobile and tablet internet users is increasing day by day.
Error 404 : Page not found : Considering it is a paid theme, the error 404 Page is not much attractive. They could surely make it much more “full of content”. The page although doesn’t leaves you to a dead end, it shows a search bar, Only.
Final words and ratings : I would rate this theme 3.5 out of 5 stars, although this theme is great and works great too, across all the devices. If you are looking for a theme for your blog, which you need to be simple, textured and retina friendly, this theme will work great. It is fast and SEO optimized and also allows much customizations regarding the color scheme. This theme comes at a affordable price of $35 and can be downloaded from mythemeshop.com.
Do tell me what do you feel about this theme in the comments below. Please down your views and opinions regarding Textured wordpress theme mythemeshop.