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In a few words, Royalty can be defined by beauty through simplicity. It can be used for a wide range of sites from corporate / business to photography, blogging and portfolios.

Features:

  • 8 different skins
  • 6 layout templates
  • unlimited sidebars
  • Powerful backend option panels: 40 admin options for content management, site design and layout.
  • 2 different frontpage layouts: : fullwidth and left sidebar
  • 2 types of portfolios(unlimited) and gallery with custom post types: for easy management and organization.
  • Blog supports 3 layout types of posts: left floated image, full-width image, and disabled image layouts. You can choose to display the slider on blog page.
  • Comments: nested four levels deep. Support for comments pagination and avatars.
  • 5 custom widgets: RY Blog Categories, RY Feeds, RY Social Media Links, RY Blog(shows latest blog posts), RY Flickr
  • Sidebars: no less than 8 widget areas are available
  • Widgetized Footer: with 4 areas
  • 404 custom error page
  • WP 3 .0 Menus: top menu with enabled description, which has dropdown capability to 3 levels enhanced with superfish
  • Shortcodes: no less than 60 shortcodes available for content management and lots of custom styled elements
  • Working jQuery contact form
  • Breadcrumbs navigation
  • Custom styled archives and search pages with pagination
  • Custom styled lightbox: for single image, gallery, and video using prettyPhoto. Can be used with shortcodes too.
  • Video support
  • Easy and intuitive setup
  • Translation ready(.po file included)
  • Browser compatibility: IE7 -8, Firefox 3-3.6, Chrome 4-8, Safari.
  • Cufon font replacement
  • PSD files: all psd layouts are included, along with lots of separate elements for easier customization / personalization
  • Detailed documentation.

Update 2.3.1 – May 8th, 2012

  • Fixed a bug where unlimited portfolio feature(multiple portfolios of the same time) wasn’t working properly
  • Now you can create unlimited gallery sections, just like portfolios 1 & 2
  • Cleaned style.css of unnecessary code that was initially used for the style switcher

Update 2.3 – May 3rd, 2012

  • Removed timthumb – Now the theme uses the built in wordpress media uploader for image resizing
  • Improved and changed the blog functionality
  • Simplified the theme’s custom posts sections: portfolio 1, portfolio 2 and gallery setup and usage
  • Made improvements & fixed bugs for theme’s comments section
  • Created a basic starting child theme for easier customizations
  • Updated and improved the documentation
  • Update 2.2 – March 26th, 2012

    • Fixed a display bug introduced in previous update 2.1 that was occuring on internet explorer 7-8(content was “falling” below sidebar)
    • Reworked and replaced the slider module: replaced cycle plugin(created in 2007) with flex slider(created in 2012) for better optimization
    • Now the slider uses the wordpress thumbnail updoad library so documentation about how to set it up was updated accordingly
    • Fixed a glitch where the theme’s content was “falling” below sidebar when the window was being resized to a resolution lower than 1024×768px
    • Added png files for mouse hover state graphics that were missing from the theme’s gallery section
    • Adjusted the font size for headers h1-h6
    • Updated the cufon js for lobster font from version 1.4 to 2.0
    • Optimised the css by removing no needed classes and made small changes to some theme elements

    Update 2.1 – March 16th, 2012

    • Reworked the theme’s header section to display properly on ie9 and mobile devices
    • Made the custom css box from theme’s backend to properly apply styles
    • Fixed a handful of css bugs

    Update 2.0 – November 7th, 2011

    • added unlimited sidebars option
    • fixed a breadcrumbs bug
    • added option to enable / disable breadcrumbs
    • fixed social media icons share on blog
    • improved a couple of custom widgets to increase usability
    • added timthumb for automatic image resizing
    • updated theme’s custom options panel to the latest version
    • changed the way the main homepage is created in order to improve usability and theme’s overall structure
    • made a handful of css adjustments and fixed css bugs
    • fixed a couple of text domain issues
    • changed flickr widget layout
    • improved and optimised boxes shortcodes(now you can use these with no image link too)
    • altered custom posts options for easier usage
    • updated the documentation

    Update 1.3.1

    • Fixed a css bug occurring on blog pages on ie7-ei9 browsers
    • fixed a bug where google analytics code was duplicating

    Update 1.3

    • Fixed a bug where sidebar widgets didn’t work properly on archive pages
    • Now you can easily choose to have the slider on blog pages via blog options in the custom admin panel
    • Fixed a bug where comments usernames were not displaying correctly if the name was too short
    • Added localization support for page navigation
    • Made a couple of css bug fixes

    Update 1.2

    • Added 3 new shortcodes: center align picture shortcode, center align picture with lightbox shortcode and related posts shortcode(relation is made by tags)
    • Fixed a bug where pagination didn’t work when blog page was set as homepage
    • Fixed several shortcodes that were generating invalid content and were breaking the layout
    • Now the social media icons are in a separate tab in the theme’s custom admin panel
    • Remade the 404 error page with newly added options in the custom panel
    • Changed the flickr widget because the old one was loading way too slow
    • Made a couple of css bug fixes

    Update 1.1

    • Fixed the localization support – added the “load_theme_textdomain” in functions.php
    • Updated the documentation with the correct table and tabs code
    • fixed a couple of css issues
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