Themes Spectrum, A New Interesting Premium WordPress Theme Designer

May 19, 2013 · 1 comment

by rainey

Themes Spectrum, A New Interesting Premium WordPress Theme Designer

WordPress is a really hot publishing platform, serving millions of blogs and websites daily.  The number of websites using this tool continues to grow at an incredible rate. A premium themes market has emerged over the years as the number of professional bloggers and companies using WordPress seriously grows. Premium themes have become popular for many reasons including theme support, extra administration options, dynamic functionality and more.

WordPress is in constant development and when updated, themes may also need updating as well. Building a website using a free theme that suddenly is not maintained anymore can be quite frustrating. Further, the support included with most premium WordPress themes often speeds along site design and development. Typically, premium themes also provide a very easy to use administration panel providing a “no code required” area to change the site’s look and feel.

In this post I am sharing with you a new and interesting premium WordPress Theme Designer, Theme Spectrum. Theme Spectrum builds clean WordPress themes with rich and dynamic features that can be controlled in the admin panel.  Purchased themes are fully supported and customers receive any future updates to their theme free of charge.  To learn more about any of these theme, visit themespectrum.com.


Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.


ElegantThemes
ThemeForest

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Below are 5 different themes from the lineup.

1. Stack

stack-premium-wordpress-theme-spectrum

Stack uses CSS and jQuery Masonry to assemble a front page of posts that tiles front page content to the width of a user’s browser. Featured image functionality is also being used in this theme to ensure all featured images on the site are the same width. This is still 10 posts on the front page, but with a more edgy look. Other theme features:

  • Free upgrades as theme is updated
  • Full support
  • iOS and Android Friendly
  • Tiling home page that fills screen size
  • Fancy Box for post’s Feature Image
  • Easily Add a Logo
  • 6 background variations
  • 6 color variations
  • 2 Page Templates
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Menu Support
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Background
  • Widget Ready Sidebars
  • Widget Ready Footers
  • Widget Ready Posts
  • Custom Recent Posts Widget
  • Easily Add 16 popular Social Media Icon Links
  • Analytics & Custom RSS Integration
  • Twitter Integration
  • Comment Threading

2. Showcase

showcase-premium-wordpress-theme-spectrum

In Showcase, the featured image from any page can be added to an integrated Nivo slideshow. The bottom of the front page is also built from widgets to offer full control over the content. Other theme features:

  • Free upgrades as theme is updated
  • Full support
  • Manageable Animated jQuery Slideshow
  • Control Slideshow Transitions and Timing
  • Easily Add a Logo
  • 3 Color Options
  • 3 Page Templates
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Menu Support
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Background
  • Widget Ready Sidebars
  • Widget Ready Footers
  • Widget Ready Posts
  • Custom Recent Posts Widget
  • Easily Add 16 popular Social Media Icon Links
  • Twitter Integration
  • Facebook Page Integration
  • Comment Threading

3. Parallax

parallax-premium-wordpress-theme-spectrum

Parallax features a unique parallax scrolling effect that is really easier to see than explain. Foreground images, text and background images scroll at different speeds to create an illusion of depth. Other theme features:

  • Free upgrades as theme is updated
  • Full support
  • Wide layout for displaying large background images
  • Front Page Parallax Scrolling
  • Easily Add a Logo
  • 2 color variations
  • 3 Page Templates
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Menu Support
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Background
  • Widget Ready Sidebars
  • Widget Ready Footers
  • Widget Ready Posts
  • Easily Add 16 popular Social Media Icon Links
  • Analytics & Custom RSS Integration
  • Twitter Integration
  • Comment Threading

4. Portfolio

Portfolio features a prominent, integrated Nivo slideshow that can be managed from the WordPress admin panel. Portfolio also uses a “My Portfolio” custom post type to store piece title, year completed, materials used and discipline data. The bottom of the front page is also built from widgets to offer full control over the content. Other theme features:

  • Free upgrades as theme is updated
  • Full support
  • iOS and Android Friendly
  • Custom Portfolio Post Type
  • Manageable jQuery Slideshow
  • Slideshow Transitions and Timing
  • Easily Add a Logo
  • Light or Dark Version Options
  • 3 Page Templates
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Menu Support
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Background
  • Widget Ready Sidebars
  • Widget Ready Footers
  • Widget Ready Posts
  • Custom Recent Posts Widget
  • Easily Add 16 popular Social Media Icon Links
  • Twitter Integration
  • Facebook Page Integration

5. Adaptive

adaptive-premium-wordpress-theme-spectrum

Adaptive is designed to scale itself down smaller screens and even becoming a one column layout for mobile.  Adaptive is also stepping into HTML5 and includes 3 Google Web Fonts to choose from for the headings. Other theme features:

  • adaptive-mobile-premium-wordpress-theme-spectrumFree upgrades as theme is updated
  • Full support
  • iOS and Android Friendly
  • Fancy Box for post’s Feature Image
  • Easily Add a Logo
  • 3 background variations
  • 6 color variations
  • 3 Page Templates
  • 3 Font Choices for Headings – Rock Salt, Playfair and Maven
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Menu Support
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Background
  • Widget Ready Sidebars
  • Widget Ready Footers
  • Widget Ready Posts
  • Custom Recent Posts Widget
  • Easily Add 16 popular Social Media Icon Links
  • Analytics & Custom RSS Integration
  • Twitter Integration
  • Comment Threading

The admin panel for each theme varies slightly, but all use the same framework and general options, making it easier to jump from theme to theme. Below are 4 of the tab screens available in the Portfolio WordPress Theme.

admin-panel-theme-spectrum

Author : Jeff Rainey

Jeff Rainey
Jeff Rainey is an art lover, WordPress junkie and the creator of Theme Spectrum

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Thiet ke web dep August 30, 2011 at 8:25 am

It’s simple templete but so cool . thanks for share

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