The first thing we do after installing the WordPress is to install a theme best suited for our business requirements. Being one of the most widely used platform, WordPress users can choose from thousands of themes available over various marketplaces. Finding themes may not be a challenge but finding the right theme that is well coded and follows industry standards is not an easy job.
A good theme does not only fulfill the requirements but it also help your WordPress site to load faster and provide the better user experience. Frequently updated themes also provide better security and can be used in long run.
Multiple renown developers and companies have emerged within the WP community. Among them, WPExplorer is one of the most known company when it comes to the development of plugins and themes. They developed a multipurpose WordPress theme which follows latest industry standards and offers maximum performance to any WordPress site. In this article, I will be reviewing Total WordPress Theme from WPExplorer.
Total theme is indeed a magnificent layout for your WordPress website incorporating a large number of features. Free updates, high customizability and topping the market in sales with over 32,000 sales on ThemeForest.
For reviewing purposes I used the theme and explored the features it offers. It is by far the most optimized, simple and versatile theming option I ever came across. Personally, I loved the look and feel and the way its coded is amazing. Beside having the best quality built, theme offers multiple features that can be incorporated into the theme for additional features.
Let’s go ahead and find out what theme has to offer.
The total theme comes in more than 45 different heading templates to download from. Each theme providing a vast set of features. Here is a list of features that Total theme encompasses
Front End & Back End Editor
Total theme plugin is the only theme plugin on WordPress that offers Front End & Back End Editing to customers. With the WPBakery Page Builder plugin comes free with the theme, you can create content at the backend and even deploy changes inline on the front end.
By using Front-End builder user can see changes happening in real time while Back-End builder helps the user to have more controls for building the desired pages. This functionality is very helpful in designing custom pages as per the requirements.
Drag & Drop Builder
This is what Front-End builder is all about. It let you drag and drop features directly to your page and makes the whole process of designing a layout extremely easy. This is an ideal feature for people who are not very technical and still wants to create awesome looking pages like any other professional site you see on the internet.
Another cool feature I would like to highlight here is the ability to add custom CSS. If you are not satisfied with the default layout of the added feature, you can alter it using your own CSS right on the builder.
Total WordPress theme is a modern theme and comes with a unique responsive design. Feel free when you assemble your content because no matter what device you are using, your content will be compatible with every device.
The end result can also be verified using the Responsive Preview inside the builder.
100+ Builder Blocks
The 100+ Builder Block feature enables you to add a pop out window to your website with 50+ modules for your post and pages. With a wide range of Builder Blocks you build your web page layouts the way you want them to be.
Adding elements like Google Maps, Charts and Social sharing icons is just one click away. All these cool elements are accessible directly from the builder.
Font Awesome Icons
The total theme for WordPress website comes with an integrated feature of Font Awesome Icons. Font Awesome Icons comes with 500+ unique and scalable icons for different post and pages. Add different unique icons to different aspects, features, and services on your website with just a few numbers of clicks.
Boxed & Full-Width Layouts
Total WordPress theme offers you a Boxed & Full Width layout that allows a user to quickly switch the layout of your website on screen. It removes the discrepancies that involves digging deep into the stylesheets for selecting the required layout for your website.
A very useful option for digital agencies who have to build websites on both the layout formats depending on client’s requirements.
Custom Post Types
The theme comes with pre-built custom posts for Portfolio, Staff, and Testimonials. With custom post types you can create custom posts to your website without getting into the hassles of complex backend coding and CSS design queries. You can customize the name of each post type and can further add additional custom posts using a free plugin Custom Posts Types UI.
At Total WordPress, themes are present abundantly. Responsive, multipurpose and customized themes are widely present. Once you start using the Total theme you can easily find that one can change the colors of background and fonts, unlimited portfolios, color options, staff, testimonials, blogs, page layouts and more!
With Total WordPress Theme, you are provided the .PO and .MO file extensions. With the help of these extensions, you can easily translate your page content into the desired language you want.
Moreover, Total comes with a translatable theme panel making it easier for you to switch to a language or multiple languages. .PO or .MO files can be located inside the languages folder present inside the theme folder.
Child Theme Ready
Having a child theme in WordPress has a lot of advantages. Updating the WordPress or theme itself does not spoil the styling done in the child theme and saves a lot of dev time in fixing the layout. At Total theme, close attention has been given to adding functionalities related to child themes. With child themes integration, a person can easily extract required files from the parent theme and make changes to it for future references.
Another cool feature is the Action Hooks Theme Panel present inside the theme panel. With this, you can easily define custom hooks for child theme functionalities.
With WooCommerce, creating online shop stores is like shooting fish in a barrel. Total Theme comes with an already installed WooCommerce Support Plugin that makes it easier for you to make your online store and start selling products to make some extra dollars out of it.
Theme visual builder has the options available just for WooCommerce through which additional functionalities can also be added to the mix.
While designing Total Theme, I observed that they only used semantic valid HTML codes. There headline tags and headings are properly SEO optimized when you access the theme’s developing tool. One more thing to add to it is that Total theme is W3TC valid.
Power Elite Author
Created by Envato, Power Elite author plugin enables your WordPress theme to be content optimized the way you wish to see it. Accountable for more than a million dollar in sales, Power Elite Author gives your Total Theme a fantastic look on your website.
Total Theme offers commendable Customer Support for your website. Offering quick response time, the technical support team is present to provide you the service you require just in few minutes.
Demos listed on the website of the Total theme page does not only offers what it incorporates. The official page of Total WordPress theme provides you an insight into a few more features that are available officially on the Total web store.
- For instance it comes with Shortcodes for a number of provided features, such as adding parallax background, Icons, positioning headers, etc
- The portfolio option comes with a number of other options such as columns, pagination, no margins, Masonry Grid, Portraits, etc
- Same options are applicable for Staff and Testimonials as well
- In Total WordPress themes, you can also add a shop widget to your website now, Shop widget helps you to sell your products online through your website. You can add Shop option to your website with or without sidebar, add custom layout and featured image. You can further categorize columns through grid structures
Why Choose Total Theme For Your Website?
WordPress comes with thousands of themes to choose from and give your website the appeal it requires. You can find a number of themes on the WordPress store, however, all cannot offer what Total Theme has in store for you. With Total WordPress theme, you can now have the customizability option that you never had before. It provides you the essence of working with creativity and adding imaginative concepts to your WordPress website. Moreover, it is the only theme that comes with Frontend and Backend editing which helps you to add shortcodes and add inline editing options that mostly theme builders fail to offer. Total theme is a complete theme package that works well with any WordPress site, whether it is a business, portfolio, blog, Ecommerce store or anything else that you may think of.
Ibad Ur Rehman is a WordPress Community Manager at Cloudways. He likes to explore latest open-source technologies and to interact with different communities. In his free time he likes to read, watch a series or fly his favorite Cessna 172SP in X Plane 10 flight simulator.
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