Latest version: v1.8 (19th September 2014) – Changelog
- Fully Responsive – tested across desktop browsers, iOS, and Android. Optional.
- Retina Ready – crystal clear icons & images, no need for any plugins.
- Built on Twitter Bootstrap 3.1.1, with clean & semantic code.
- Cardinal Demo Content Importer Plugin – Replicate any of the 30+ example sites with incredible ease, no manual uploading or configuring!
- Lightning quick site speed – A (90+) Ratings on both Page Speed and YSlow! Our features page loads in less than 1 second!
- SEO Optimised – schema.org compliant, and compatibility with your favourite SEO plugins. Built with the best practices & streamlined code, ready for you to achieve top search rankings. Social meta tags are included as default if you’d prefer not to include a plugin. Twitter Cards, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook Share, all fully formatted with review/price/media.
- Features the incredible Swift Page Builder, which offers endless possibilities of content creation and organisation.
- Built in Mega Menu – Options of standard menu, or 2-5 column mega menus on each menu item, offering incredible versatility.
- Stunning, crystal clear icons – over 700 icons to use with your content, featuring the SS Gizmo icon set, and popular Font Awesome icons.
- Incredible loading animations – create slick intro animations for almost any asset, which animates in as you scroll down the page.
- Full WooCommerce support (v2.0+) – View demo shop.
- bbPress & BuddyPress support – We’ve included styling and theme options for bbPress and BuddyPress, as standard.
- Video Background/Parallax.
- Image Parallax.
- Translation/Localization ready – includes .mo & .po files. English & French translations provided as standard.
- Extensive, Unbranded Theme Options panel.
- Boxed / Full Width layout modes
- Custom Mobile Menu – browse on mobile with ease, through a slick slideout menu.
- Auto Theme Updates – made quick and easy through your WordPress dashboard.
- Integrated Colour Scheme system, allowing you to save, export, and quickly swap between any number of colour schemes.
- Colourised Google Maps embeds.
- Unlimited Portfolio / Blog pages – Limitless Blog & Portfolio configurations.
- Unlimited Sidebars
- Child Theme included, and documentation to help you make the most out of it.
Premium Plugins Included – We’ve hand picked a few plugins that we’ve paid for and included for you to use with Cardinal, for free. The following plugins are included, and more will be added in future updates!
- Revolution Slider Plugin – $19 Value.
- LayerSlider Plugin – $18 Value.
- Master Slider Plugin – $25 Value.
- Go Responsive Pricing Tables Plugin – $17 Value.
- WooCommerce Quickview Plugin – $18 Value.
- iLightbox jQuery Plugin – $13 Value.
We have also paid for a Visual Composer extended license, so you can use this if you prefer – without having to purchase the plugin. If you need the plugin zip file – just let us know.
TOTAL: $135 included FREE!
Translation Ready / WPML Compatible + RTL READY! – Cardinal comes with .mo & .po files included, for both frontend and backend. We also have in-progress translations for 10 further languages:
- English – 100%
- French – 58%
- Spanish – 54%
- German – 58%
- Italian – 56%
- Bulgarian – 58%
- Dutch – 56%
- Polish – 56%
- Brazilian Portugese – 58%
- Russian – 56%
- Swedish – 57%
Cardinal is also RTL ready, without anything else needed.
Incredible WooCommerce Support – Cardinal not only supports, but makes WooCommerce sites look outstanding. We’ve added options for you to set full width shops, with customisable columns, sidebars, and product display types. We’ve even crafted 5 example shop sites, all of which you can easily replicate in a matter of minutes, using our Demo Content Importer.
Exception Code & Framework Quality – We’ve spent years developing the framework on which Cardinal is built upon, and it shows with the incredible performance that you can squeeze out of sites built with it. We’re bringing never before seen speed and functionality to the marketplace, the only theme that will allow you to truly set aside the need for any other theme from this moment.
Truly unlimited styling and customisation – We can safely say that when you use Cardinal, you are given the power to create something truly unique, without any difficulty at all. We’ve included full colour customisation, and a plethora of layout customisations to ensure that you can design your site just the way you want it.
Child Theme Compatible & Included – Cardinal is Child Theme ready, and we’ve even included one already set up, just install and active and you’re good to go!
Full Width & Boxed Layout Theme – Both are selectable with a single click, and you can also control the width of the site at it’s largest viewport, for ultimate control!
Symbolset Gizmo Icon Font – We’ve taken the expense to include the stunning Gizmo icon font with Cardinal, free to use anywhere within the theme. We’ve also included Font Awesome, so you’ll never need to seek out any other icon font.
Multi-site Ready – Cardinal has been thoroughly tested on WordPress Multisite installations, with absolutely no issues or limitations.
Gravity Forms Support – Gravity Forms has been tested & styled to match the theme styling – ready for you to create unlimited forms and display them perfectly. We’ve even created a page builder asset specifically for them, so you can quickly access them, and add them anywhere within your page.
Dedicated 5* Customer Support – We know that Cardinal is going to be the best theme you ever buy, and not only because of the theme, but also because of the dedicated support we’ll continue to offer to you, free of charge.
- We pride ourselves in offering the best aftercare that we can.
- Once purchased, you will have full access to our support forums and knowledgebase, where we will be happy to answer any questions and assist with anything you need.
- We won’t leave you high and dry. We care about your site just as much as you, and we want our themes to shine for you.
- Don’t take our word for it, just see what our customers say!
Unrivalled Developer Support – If by sheer chance, you find something that isn’t possible within the theme’s standard functionality, we’ve still got you covered. We understand that you & your clients like to go a little bit further here and there, which is why we’re here and ready to allow you to build that functionality into Cardinal with as little effort as possible. Filters & Hooks aplenty, Cardinal is ready for you to modify and extend ‘til your developer heart is content!
The Best WordPress Theme 2014
Cardinal is the best premium WordPress theme that you’ll find – we guarantee it, and we’ll ensure it remains that way with lifetime updates & support.
Example Work Credit
Premium Plugin Links
- Revolution Slider Plugin
- LayerSlider Plugin
- Master Slider Plugin
- Go Responsive Pricing Tables Plugin
- WooCommerce Quickview Plugin
- iLightbox jQuery Plugin
.. and a big thanks to Dovy & and the Redux team!