Our most popular WordPress theme just got even better! Ever since we released Gigawatt into the wild it has always been a firm favourite in our theme collection. When we added Gigawatt eCommerce (child theme) to our theme collection, it was mighty popular with those of you who were wanting to setup up an online shop.
Over time, we realised that the Gigawatt eCommerce child theme in-fact needed to be integrated into Gigawatt as a single theme which suited both purposes, as well as streamlining the code for more seamless updating.
A Video & eCommerce Theme
As well as making it easier for you to have one single theme, we’ve also overhauled the theme options panel to keep it inline with our recent updates to some of our other themes.
Within Gigawatt’s theme options panel there is now an eCommerce tab where you can manage the eCommerce settings and enable the header cart as you’ve seen previously in the eCommerce child theme.
Gigawatt has a tonne of great features including, 8 different page templates, gorgeous slider, portfolio section, quotes post type, visual customizer, eCommerce ready, array of homepage layouts, sidebar layouts, social links, google fonts, custom post types and so much more.
8 Page Templates
Packed with 8 page templates, Gigawatt includes many page templates so that you can showcase your work, blog and even sell items!
Gigawatt includes a default template, archives template, full-width template, blog template and widget driven template.
Gigawatt is eCommerce ready so you can start selling your products as soon as you’re ready. The eCommerce functionality is powered by WooCommerce, an impressive eCommerce plugin that continues to get better and better.
A Gorgeous Slider
Gigawatt comes with a gorgeous slider which you can use to showcase your website content.
With Gigawatt’s default colour options and it’s own customization options you can have a range of different options at your disposal.
Responsive and Mobile-Friendly
That’s right, every element of this WordPress theme is responsive and mobile friendly meaning that no matter what device your website visitors are viewing your website on, it will still look great!
Great SEO (Search Engine Optimization) base built in!
Gigawatt is perfectly prepared to get high rankings on search engines. It is built with web standards and SEO best-practices in mind.
Widgetized Home Page
Allows for unlimited videos to be displayed in a categorised format.
Short URL Support
New addition to an Obox Theme, we are using Googles shorten url plugin.
Simply cut & paste the url of your video and we will get the embed code for you!
Self Hosted Video Support
Gigawatt allows you to upload and host your videos on your own site. Simply use the JPlayer plugin to add the videos and we will do the rest by packaging it in the awesome theme design.
HD and SD video selectors
Give your HD videos the space and attention they deserve with a massive 940px wide view port.
Works as a Standard Blog too!
If you want to use this as a normal blog with images instead of videos, it is 100% possible. We have made sure to include our standard image uploader with auto-resizing and filters.
Show off your latest work with our special portfolio template page. The template offers three different column layouts to choose from.
One dark and two light Color Schemes
Gigawatt is packed with three great color schemes including two light versions and a dark one, all with an awesome subtle grunge texture designed by Paravel.
Gigawatt comes with some pre-configured layout options and the demo content. On top of that Obox offers extensive documentation and a dedicated support forum.
Full List of Features
- 100% Fully Responsive WordPress theme for Mac, PC, Tablet and Mobile Devices
- Fully customizable with a vast amount of color options available
- eCommerce Ready
- Many Font choices
- Translation ready
- Choose from a blog, preset or widget-driven homepage layout
- Sidebar layout options
- Super-powerful slider
- Social icons included
- WordPress 3.5 fully tested
- Great SEO base built-in
- Pre-configured homepage layout
- 8 Page templates
- Obox Custom Widgets
- Layered PSD files included
What our customers say…
I have installed, it and with some quick configuration, I have it running on my site. I have to say that obox ROCKS!
Keep well, keep up the good work and keep making shit hot templates.
Need help with your theme setup?
If you need help with your Obox WordPress theme setup, create and log in to your profile at Obox and you’ll see a ‘Upgrades and Services’ item in the sidebar. Click that to show an option to get a member of the Obox team to setup your theme for you.
Documentation & Support
Please note that access to theme documentation and support forums is restricted to verified buyers only. Support times are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (GMT +2). In order to gain full access docs and support please be sure to register on Obox.
To login to Obox all you need to do is the following:
- Visit Obox Design
- Click Sign Up (top right of the page)
- Register your details
- Type in your ThemeForest purchase code in the right side bar in your profile
Note: We offer Support via our forums only, any other means of communication such as emails and tweets will be directed to the forum. Thanks peeps.
Version 2.0.1 – August 22nd 2013
- Social sharing may now be turned off on pages independently of posts - Added options to show/hide author,date and category on the blog list - Added content length option to Theme Options to show either Excerpts or the whole post on list pages
- Updated full width template code - Backed debug - jQuery compatibility updates for WP 3.6
Version 2.0.0 – July 26th 2013
Gigawatt 2.0 is a major release which integrates support for WooCommerce, removing the need for cumbersome child themes. This allows for easier maintenance and customization of the theme via your own child themes. See the Blog Post here.
- WooCommerce support is now integrated into the main theme. - New options panel styling - Customizer refined and now covers more elements, including eCommerce - Home Page widgets now support Products. When products are selected you will see an option appear to enable or disable the buy now button, where available - Three new product image options: Slider, Thumbnail Gallery or Overlay - Support for variation images on select - Shop page will now support categories when selected in WooCommerce - Support for WPML+String Translation added
- When selecting a category filter in the widgets, it will now default to All as intended - CC Checkout iframes no longer cut off
This is a major update that will reinstall ALL FILES. Please backup any custom modifications!
Go to Appearance > Themes and ensure the main Gigawatt theme is active, if you use Gigawatt eCommerce Go to Theme Options > Update and click Install next to 2.0. You can do this from any version of the parent Gigawatt theme.
You may optionally reinstall manually with a fresh download of Gigawatt 2.0. Visit Theme Options and verify your settings, specifically the eCommerce tab, if you use eCommerce Visit Appearance > Widgets and If you previously used the Child theme: drag your widgets from the Inactive Sidebar into their proper positions, or reset your widgets.
If you were on Gigawatt 1.7.7 or earlier: reset your slider, home page and twitter widgets
If you were on Gigawatt 1.8.0: simple verify your widget settings to ensure the filters are set and any new options are considered.