Lotus is a powerful and flexible theme that comes with very rich tools and options to make creating website as simple as possible. For example one of its tools is Smart Page Builder. In short, this is an awesome drag & drop page building tool. By this tool you can create any page (for example home page) layout with very rich collection of web elements in a minute without writing html or touching even one line of code. In other words, you can quickly design unlimited unique looking pages in simple drag & drop visually.
Version 2.8 (16.12.2013) | WP 3.8+ Ready
You have control on every piece of your site by Advanced Admin Panel. For example you can customize color of almost any element, customize main and heading typography (Google fonts), create unlimited sidebars, set custom background for every page, select from 8 footer layouts, …
Lotus is architected from scratch through best web technologies (HTML5, CSS3) for achieving high quality, high performance and SEO ready website. All parts are Exclusively built for each other for achieving an integrated and high performance system.
Lotus is a Real Multi-Purpose theme.
For example you can use it for Agency / Business / Personal / Showcase / Restaurant or CoffeeShop / and much more purposes. These are just few examples, so you can create any website you imagin by simple drag & drop and extensive options.
Lotus is Responsive & Retina Ready. This means it will adapt to any screen size (Go ahead resize the browser) and looks wonderful on high-resolution screens like those found on the iPad, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 10, and MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Icons and other visual elements are crystal clear, ultra-sharp and full of detail. So your site always looks great and sharp on devices and desktop screens.
What our customers say about LOTUS
This is easily the best theme I’ve come across and EXACTLY what wordpress needed. Honestly, these guys should be commended for an unreal advancement in the platform. No kidding. Totally flexible, thought out and powerful. One thing I’d like… better how-to videos to make customization a lot easier. I feel that Lotus is bigger than a single theme, it’s the next step in being able to control this layout tool on a grand scale. Way to go gang. You nailed it. Thank you.
OMG! I can imagine a huge amount of work put into this masterpiece! I think we’ve got here another top seller. And it will be a well deserved status, so good luck with it. The theme feels so robust it blown my hat off Excelent presentation too, congrats!
Hi, Bought your theme. I am here to just say thanks. your business demo was exactly what i was looking for. This theme is far beyond what i was expecting from a wordpress theme! you know, using shortcodes was always a pain for me (sorry i’m noob in coding), but since i bought your theme i have so many fun with smart page builder good job averta. keep doing good work
I’m very satisfied with my purchase, the template works excellent, and the documentation is very well written. The support is also swift and excellent. I want to recommend this template to all themeforest members, who are looking for a personal, business, or agency website.. and even to website designers like myself who might use it for their portfolio work etc.
I just want to say how awesome this theme is and how great the support is! It’s rare on themeforest to find a designer/developer who listens to their customers, quickly adding and adjusting features to make it better. thanks for the great work!!
What Makes This Theme Special? Here They Are
Smart Page Builder (Exclusive) – Smart Page builder is a very rich tool with brilliant interface for building any page layout with simple drag & drop. You don’t need to touch one line of code for creating your page layout and elements. This tools save you lots of time on building and filling page contents. Learn More …
Advanced Admin Panel (Exclusive) – With our Exclusive admin panel, you have control on any piece of your website, you can customize and configure anything (colors, styles, typography, uploading site logo and favicon, ..) right from admin panel without touching one line of code. Learn More …
5 Awesome Sliders – We handpicked 5 top sliders all around the web. All are responsive and touch enabled, and of course with these sliders you have almost any type of slider (3d & 2d image effects, layer effects). You can use sliders everywhere, on top of pages, within contents or in sidebars. That’s your choice.
- 3D & 2D Cute Slider – 18$ value
- Layer Slider – 15$ value
- Revolution Slider – 15$ value
- Nivo Slider
- Flex Slider
Advanced Slider Manager (Exclusive) – One of our exclusive tools with brilliant interface that gives you the ability to add and manage slides in easiest way. Simply upload, sort, select effects and captions for slides and use everywhere on website. Learn More …
Fantastic Price Table Builder (Exclusive) – Can you imagine building a great looking price table in just simple clicks? We did that. With our Exclusive Price table Builder you can create different types of price tables with any number of columns & rows, with various styles in a minute! Learn More …
Unlimited Sidebars (Exclusive) – This theme comes with our exclusive tool named Sidebar Generator .With this powerful tool you can create any number of sidebars you need and assign them to any pages you want. Learn More …
9 Page Types (Exclusive)
Lotus comes with 9 page types. So you can add almost any type of data to your website and also you have more control and manage on your website’s content. More page types gives you more features and more choices. Learn More …
- Portfolio – The ultimate solution for presenting your portfolios. 12 different layouts for listing portfolios and 12 stunning styles for displaying single portfolio page! Do you know better than this?
- Product –
We believe that good presentation of products has a huge impact on sales. so we were looking for something unique and flexible for presenting any product (not traditional shops like thousands out there)in various styles. Finally, we decided to build ours. We introduced a new approach for presenting luxury products with our built-in product showcase that is not just restricted to eCommerce purposes.
You have tons of option with our built-in product showcase to present your product in a clean and unique style.
Some samples are worth a thousand words!
check the examples and see how flexible it is.
Car : sample page
Shoe : sample page
Food : sample page
- News – Do you need to inform your clients for latest news and updates? This is what you need.
- Services – Easy and Solid solution to add and manage all your services in one place. Then you can easily display them every where on your website.
- F.A.Q – What about a filterable FAQ section? In this section you can easily add any number of FAQ, and let your clients find their answers fast and simple.
- Staff – Do you need to introduce your staff or team in some way they deserve it?
- Testimonial – Great solution for adding , managing and displaying your clients testimonials everywhere on your website.
- Sliders – Our Exclusive and super easy slider managment tool. In this section you can create any number of sliders and manage them in super easy way. Then you can use them every where on your website.(top of page or in content)
- Price Table – Do you need to compare plans or services on your website? do you need a price table? hate of working with shortcodes and html? We know its a pain for end users. So we Created a Fantastic Visaul Price Table Builder. Just design and style your price table by simple clicks. Add or remove rows, columns. Style each column, make columns bold, style them, .. in simple clicks! Do you know any thing better?
Responsive – This theme is responsive, which means it will adapt to any screen size (Go ahead resize the browser ). So your site always looks great on devices (mobile, tablets) and desktop screens.
Fluid Grid – This theme is not only designed for popular screens sizes. It will change the layout smoothly on breakpoints while resizing and also elements transform between breakpoints. This is a future proof approach, so you don’t need to worry about new devices with new screen sizes.
Boxed and Full Layout – With this feature you have option to expand your web site to screen width or wrap site content in a box.
Unlimited Colors – You can change colors of almost every element of your website. Just select colors by built-in color picker and transform your website to unique looking one.
8 Blog Post Formats – You can insert post in different formats. The formats are :
- Video (Youtube, Vimeo, Self Hosted Video with custom HTML5 video player)
- Audio (Self Hosted Audio with custom HTML5 audio player (two skins). also Soundcloud music embed is supported)
- Image (with lightbox)
- Aside (Similar to a Facebook note update)
- Gallery (displaying images as slider)
Flexible Multilevel Drop-Down Menu (11 color options) – You will fall in love with this drop-down menu! First, you have 11 color options to change the colors and styles of this drop-down menu directly from admin panel. Also this menu will adapts to any screen size. for example it will transform to a collapsible accordion on mobile screen sizes or expands to new row in table screen sizes.
Custom Styles – You need more customization? Ok, you can add custom CSS directly from admin panel. It allows you to change theme look without editing core theme files. And what is important, custom CSS rules are stored in database and will be saved after theme update.
11 Advanced Custom Widgets – This theme comes with 11 custom widgets. You can also display them both on sidebar and footer. here they are :
- Portfolios, Sidebar and Footer Widget
- Recent Tweets, Sidebar and Footer Widget
- Products, Sidebar and Footer Widget
- Recent News, Sidebar and Footer Widget
- Testimonials, Sidebar and Footer Widget
- Recent Posts, Sidebar and Footer Widget
- Contact Form, Sidebar and Footer Widget
- Contact Info, Sidebar and Footer Widget
- Cute Slider, Sidebar and Footer Widget
- Layer Slider, Sidebar and Footer Widget
- Revolution Slider, Sidebar and Footer Widget
Optimized, well-structured code – Lotus is architected from scratch through best web technologies for achieving maximum performance. All parts are built for each other for achieving an integrated and high performance system.
SEO Ready / Compatible with popular SEO plugins – Lotus is built with SEO in mind. So search engines quickly index your site content and your customers easily find you on web. Lotus is also compatible with popular SEO plugins (Yoast, All in one seo pack).
Translation Ready –
This theme is ready to be translated. .PO file is Included so you can easily translate the theme to the language you need.
Included Translations with the theme:
- Polish special thanks to mafaldinha
One Click Install – With this feature you can setup your website with the same content as demo site in just few simple clicks! Setup your new website with the right foot.
12 Portfolio Page Styles – You have option to display portfolio in different styles. For example in portfolio single page you have option to display the portfolio images as fade slider, sliding slider, 2d slider, serial images, fullwidth image, image on right, image on left , ..
9 Footer Layouts – You are not limited to one footer layout. In this theme you have option to select from 9 available footer layout directly from option panel (2-4 columns with different column width).
Retina Ready – Lotus also looks wonderful on Retina-Displays (Tablets, iPhone, iPad, Mac & PC). With ultra-sharp graphics included in, this Theme looks great on any device!
Touch Enabled – Touch navigation for touch devices. All sliders, carousels, filters are completely touch enabled. So users can easily navigate your site on any touch device.
Google Maps – Google maps is fully integrated in this theme. You can easily add google map everywhere on your website. For Example you can set location and map zoom level, add marker and caption for locations and also select the map type. all just by simple clicks.
Exclusive & Integrated – All parts are built for each other for achieving an integrated and high performance system. We are not assembler! We care about quality and performance. So, we made all tools such as Smart Page Builder, Extensive Option panel, Slider Manager, Price Table Builder, Sidebar Generator , … for achieving maximum compatibility & performance.
Video Support – You can easily add YouTube, Vimeo and self-hosted videos to your site. You have many option to display videos , also you can choose video player skin while inserting video.
Google Fonts – You can change Main typography (font name & font color), Heading typography, callout typography, .. right from Advanced admin panel . Google fonts are integrated in theme, so you can easily change the font in simple clicks.
6 Products Page Styles – You have option to display products in different styles. For example in product single page you have option to display the product images as slider, serial images, fullwidth image, image on right, image on left , video , ..
Update Notifier – thanks to unisphere
You will be informed on your website dashboard when new version of theme is available
Extensive Documentation – We covered all parts from installation to inserting contents in details with screenshots in documentation.
- Wordpress 3.5.2 Ready
- Option to enable or disable responsiveness
- Easy Custom Background & texture upload for each page
- Easy Custom Background & texture upload for Title bars!
- Self Hosted HTML5 Video Player (two skins)
- Self Hosted HTML5 Audio Player (two skins)
- Compatible with Newsletter Sign-Up plugin
- Grid / List product view
- Cross Browser – Chrome, FireFox, Safari, IE8, IE9, IE10
- Lifetime free updates!
Version 2.8 (16.12.2013)
- [New]: Automatic theme update feature added - [New]: Brand new admin interface compatible with WordPress 3.8 - [New]: Visual date picker for news custom date added
Version 2.7 (15.12.2013)
- Update: WordPress 3.8 Ready - Fixed: slider issue on version 2.6 - Improvement: in displaying password protected pages - Improvement: setting panel for page builder is now more flexible - [New]: new hooks added for developers to add more options to options panel - Update: The product price will be hidden if it is not set
Version 2.6 (05.12.2013)
- Improvement: in usability and extendability for built-in slider - Improvement: API improvement for developers - Fix: loading first image of post content if feature image is not set - Fix: LayerSlider slug name changed to official one - Fix: Minor bugs fixed in page builder - Improvement: to protect page builder data in page crashes - Improvement: in image resize script - Added: default URL for RSS feed added to theme options
Version 2.5 (20.11.2013)
- Update: Layerslider updated to latest version - Update: Revolution slider updated to latest version - Improvement: Some optimization under the hood - Fix: Order issue in page builder fixed
Version 2.4 (12.11.2013)
- Fix: Issue with gallery post in blog element (page builder element) fixed. - Fix: Issue with displaying some images in new update of internet explorer 10
Version 2.3 (20.10.2013)
- Improvement: SEO improvement for gallery - Improvement: Media uploader for option panel and media fields improved - Improvement: Now smart page builder content is visible to SEO by yoast plugin - Fix: Issue with fit option in video element - Fix: Issue with background option for title bars after update 2.2 - Fix: Issue with using external image links as portfolio images fixed - Fix: Issue with google font loader after last update
Version 2.2 (13.10.2013)
- New : New slug management tool. Now you can change all post type slugs directly in setting > permalink page. - New : Option for video element in page builder to embed videos using iframe (now you can display video from all video sharing websites like wistia.com, ..) - New : New option for testimonial element in page builder and testimonial widget to link testimonial item to its single page - New : Added new feature to preview the post image on facebook while sharing the article - New : An option added to option panel to disable built-in SEO while using SEO plugins - New : option to direct user to a custom URL after clicking on portfolio item in portfolio listing page - Improvement : Update notifier while using child theme - Improvement : Empty filter tags are excluded from portfolio and product filterable pages - Improvement : Better compatibility with popular SEO plugins (SEO by yoast and All In On SEO pack) - Improvement : SEO improvement in page headers - Improvement : In page builder usability - Improvement : API improvement in theme framework to make it easier for developers to extend theme functionality - Improvement : Color picker in admin area updated to new colorpicker - Improvement : In image style for column element - Improvement : In category and menu style in sidebar and subfooter - Improvement : Changing portfolio and product image links to relative links while saving. Now you can change your domain without worrying about updating absolute links anymore. - Added : Theme support information added to admin help panel. - Added : Title bar background setting added for service single pages - Added : Light skin for self-host video and audio player added - Added : Fit video option added to video element in page builder - Update : Portfolio and testimonial external links now open in new window. - Update : Lightbox social links will be open in new window - Fixed : Issue with button style in video player - Fixed : Gallery issue with new update of IE10 fixed - Fixed : The issue while choosing post format in post edit page fixed. - And lots of improvements under the hood
Version 2.1 (27.08.2013)
Version 2.0 (20.07.2013)
- [New]: Lots of improvement to breadcrumb. now breadcrumb can follow items in nested categories too - [New]: New option added to testimonial element for displaying author's image - [New]: "5 columns" layout added to sub-footer layouts - [New]: 8 new option for portfolio added to option panel - [New]: 8 new option for product added to option panel - [New]: 4 new option for news added to option panel - [New]: Visual icon selector added to service page - [New]: 48 new google fonts added to option panel (Early access fonts) - Added: Category and tag listing pages for portfolio added - Added: Category and tag listing pages for product added - Added: Category listing pages for services added - Added: Category listing pages for FAQ added - Added: Category listing pages for testimonial added - Added: Category and tag listing pages for news added - Added: pagination to portfolio, product, services, testimonial index pages - Added: 58 new icons added to icon list - Added: "Email this" button added to product and portfolio pages - Improvement: Images in Galley post format now work with related images too. - improvement: In option panel usability - improvement: In website layout when responsiveness is disabled - Improvement: Fundamental improvements in testimonial elements to achieve best performance on devices - Fix: The issue with disappearing some admin menu fixed - Fix: Draft pages Excluded from search results - Fix: The issue with nivo slider when there is just one image slide - Fix: The issue with last custom sidebar in sidebar generator list - Fix: Fixed the issue with script tag in smart page builder content - Fix: Small issue with portfolio five column layout fixed - Fix: The issue with Unicode characters in column element - Fix: The issue with service excerpt box - Added: Compatibility with Disqus commenting plugin added - Added: Google+ social button to lightbox share links - Added: Now compatible with Better WordPress Minify plugin - Added: Now theme is compatible with "Grunion Contact Form" too - Update: Revolution slider updated to version 3.0.3 - Update: Twitter widget is now compatible (and works) with new twitter API - [New]: manual ordering by order attribute added to news - Update: Documentation updated - Lots of improvements under the hood - Minor bugs fixed
Version 1.9 (27.05.2013)
- Fix: The issue with custom numeric permalinks fixed - Fix: Lightbox (PrettyPhoto) issue with jQuery version 1.9 fixed. - Fix: The issue with hover transitin on buttons in webkit browsers fixed - Improve: Now Event date in news section is localized - [New] Pinterest social icon added to site socials - Fix: The issue with color option for changing icons color fixed. - Fix: The issue with quote post format on latest blog element in smart page builder fixed. - Fix: Some shortcodes didn't work on column element in smart page builder, now it's fixed.
Version 1.8 (23.05.2013)
- [New] Now you can add captions on portfolio images in portfolio single page - [New] Added a feature to get first image of post content as featured image if featured image is not available - [New] New option added for changing navigation height from option panel - Fix: navigation issue on android devices fixed - now responsive menu toggles by click, not hover - Fix: The issue with displaying images in recent products widget fixed - Fix: Carousel issue on iphone5 fixed - [New] New preset background patterns added to option panel - Fix: The bug on attachment preview page fixed - Fix: The issue with updating plugins on some hostings - [New] Added instagram social option to site socials - [New] Google+ share button added to portfolio and product single page - [New] Auto reloading color options after saving new options. Now you don't need to clear your browser cache in order to see latest changes. - [New] New option added in option panel to select between displying "summary" or "full content" for each blog post on blog listing page - [New] New option added in option panel to select between displying "summary" or "full content" for each news post on news listing page - Improve: Some improvements on services single page for displaying shortcodes - Improve: Better SEO on images - Fix: The issue with displaying tumblr social icon on top header fixed - Fix: The issue with hiding price on product element(Thumb view) in smart page builder fixed. - Update: Shortcode list updated - Improve: Translate file updated - Improve: jQuery updated to 1.9.1 and nivoslider to latest - Improve: Major improvements on responsiveness - Improve: Better styling for testimonial widget when the image is not set - Improve: Improvement in style of lightbox in galley view
Version 1.71 (24.04.2013)
- Fixe: The issue with excerpt length number in page builder elements - Improve: content preview in service single pages
Version 1.7 (23.04.2013)
- [New] now, lotus will expand to 1140 pixel width in big screens (also you can turn it off from option panel) - [New] Added options for changing the background and text color in top header bar - update: now 600+ google fonts are available - [New] Added full and landing layout for blog category page - [New] Added options for blog category page to option panel - [New] Added pinterest share link to portfolio and product pages. - [New] Included 5 demo content files in download package (agency, business, personal, showcase, food) - [New] Added manual ordering for news posts - [New] Added more sizes for slider element in page builder - [New] Enabled shortcodes on tab and accordion elements - [New] Added Feature to hide comment number on blog and news listing page when comment is close - [New] Added Slug translation for all custom post types. now url slugs are translatable through translate file. - [New] Added manual ordering for services, FAQs and testimonials - [New] Added Shortcode support for services grid view - [New] Added a feature for scaling down big logo images on small screens - Improve: Search resault by excluding attachment type from results - Fixed: Now browser dont scale up small images on product page - Fixed: The issue with small feature images on news and blog posts - Fixed: The issue with social share links on portfolio single page - Improve: Translate file improved. now "note for translator" is visible in translate file - Improve: Now shortcodes are enabled on portfolio and product meta labels - Fixed: The issue with import tool in theme option panel - Fixed: The bug in portfolio slider for youtu.be links - Fixed: The preview feature for nivoslider and flexslider - Updated: Several typo fixed in translate file - Improve: Style for image with caption in page content improved. now extra minimal! - Improve: The style for floated elements in tab element content improved. - Improve: Added a wrapper for column shortcode. now when you click on column shortcode button a wrapper will be added too. - Improve: wmpl flags now looks great on small screens too - Removed: http verification from url field in contact form removed.
Version 1.6 (07.04.2013)
- [New] Added WPML support - now theme is multilingual ready - [New] Added smart page builder to single staff page, now you can take the advantages of page builder on staff pages - [New] Added a custom column to display slider shortcode on edit page - [New]Added some translation strings to po file - Updated now portfolio listing page will display tags/filters for selected categories, not all - Fixed the address in contact form widget - Fixed the text selection color on chrome - Fixed a bug in footer menu - Fixed the social links bug in IE8 - Fixed nivo slider issue for image link (was not clickable) in IE8
Version 1.53 (30.03.2013)
- fixed important bug with option panel - fixed the bug with color.php file
Version 1.52 (29.03.2013)
- [New] Added options for changing background color, text and link colors in footer area - [New] Added a field for uploading second logo for displaying on retina screens - Updated contact form 7 styles for better integration. - [New] Added compatibility with Newsletter Sign-Up plugin - [New] Added an option to turn on/off social links on product and portfolio pages - [New] Added an option to select navigation type on portfolio or product.types : breadcrumb, next/prev, none - Fixed a bug for changing the sidebar position on blog single pages - Updated styles for content of column element - Updated translate files
Version 1.5 (25.03.2013)
Version 1.4 (12.03.2013)
- [New] Added an option for changing the font of header navigation - [New]Added masonry layout for gallery page - [New] Added an option in typography section for loading latin charecters - [New] Added support for order attribute on portfolio and product page - [New] Added a max-height option to flex slider and nivo slider. now you can add height limit for them. - [New] Added support for short youtube links - [New] Added an option to hide overview on product page if it is not set - [New] Added supprt for relative image URLs on product and portfolio pages - [New] Added category to breadcrumb on product and portfolio page - [New] Added a feature to add custom date for news, so news can be used for displaying future events - Fixed the compatibility issue with jetpack plugin - Updated products page filtering, now just filters for selected categories will be displaied on products page - Updated translate file, some new words added to .po file - Fixed the bug that page builder could not be saved as draft. - Fixed the callout button issue on ipad - Improved product page style - Improved title section for displaying very long titles
Version 1.32 (02.03.2013)
- [New] Added HTML editor to column element in smart page builder - [New] Added feature to auto switch to boxed layout on pages with custom background - [New] Added Overview section to product pages. - [New] Added 110 new google fonts
Version 1.3 (02.03.2013)
- [New] Added auto play option for blog and news element - [New] Added auto play option for clients element - [New] Added fallback method for limited share hostings - [New] Added Auto resize on long meta tags for product page - [New] Added more available meta tags for portfolio items - Fixed bug on sending comment in contact form - Updated some word missing from translate file - Improvement while saving options in option panel
Version 1.2 (26.02.2013)
- [New] html support in top header message - [New] added a color option for customizing color of callout button - [New] added a color option for customizing color of font icons - [New] added import / export option to option panel - [New] more meta tags for product section - [New] added video to portfolios as slider - [New] added smart page builder to portfolio edit page - [New] added option for changing project's link label and link - [New] feature to link services to single pages - Fixed striping slashes from custom css output - Fixed pricetable issue on 5 columns table
Version 1.11 (23.02.2013)
- [New] Update notifier - thanks to unisphere - [New] feature to turn on/off responsiveness - Fixed some bugs for carousel in small screens
Version 1.1 (21.02.2013)
- [New] fields in option panel for defining view all buttons for blog and news element - [New] new google fonts and some improvements in loading google fonts - Fixed blank gravatar image - Fixed some bugs in IE - Removed short open tag from php files (in some servers this in turned off) - Fixed issue on displaying portfolio items in five columns
Version 1.01 (20.02.2013)
- Updated PO & MO file - Fixed logo visibility bug on firefox - [New] Buy Now button for product page - [New] translator for product meta labels added to option panel - [New] Front page translated in polish.special thanks to mafaldinha
Version 1.0 (18.02.2013)