Senator: Responsive Political WordPress Theme – Introduction

Senator is a political WordPress theme which features a responsive, retina-ready & minimal design which focuses on usability, a great user experience and performance. Senator boasts a flexible design, top notch support and is one of the easiest to use and most versatile political themes on the market.

You’ll be able to impress your electors with Senator, by maintaining an online shop, harnessing the power of a socially-engaging community and planning events for your political-related meetups. Everything works in your favor with Senator, so you will be able to win your political race!

Senator helps sustain your campaign race with HTML5 niftiness, CSS3 transitions and animations, and last but not least jQuery wizardry to give the end user the best possible web experience one can get using your website. You’ll make a lasting impression on your electors, if you’re going to use the right theme for it – Senator.

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A deeper look into Senator

Senator was built using the WordPress best practices and based on all of my working experience, I think once again I’ve done it! I’ve crafted an intuitive, easy, user friendly and future proof political WordPress theme. The usability and user experience were never neglected during the thought process and implementation of the theme. Before I thought what goes into it, I thought what you’ll get out of it. Senator also features a working donation form optimized for high conversion rates, which works beautifully with PayPal! My main purpose with this theme was to get your candidate noticed and to help him gain the winning spot.

How are you winning with Senator?

Here are several reasons why it will help you create a stunning website:
  1. WooCommerce – Build your own online shop and sell your merchandise quickly and effortlessly.
  2. BuddyPress – Create an online community and get involved with your electors in order to gain their trust. It functions the very same way as a social network.
  3. WPML – International is the new local! Multilingual plugin, which enables you to translate your website into several other languages and make It easily available for your visitors.
  4. The Events Calendar & The Events Calendar Proorganize your candidate’s events and gather masses of people using a simple yet efficient event calendar and management system.
  5. Aqua Page Buildercreate killer web pages just by using a simple technique which you have already been using all day on the web: Drag and drop. I’ve also extended the functionality of the Aqua Page Builder with no less than 19 versatile custom blocks, to help you stand out ahead of the competition.

Senator has valid HTML5 code, is W3C compliant and makes no use of bloated option panels. We’re using the WordPress Theme Customizer, which was introduced in WordPress 3.4, and it is the place where every single change can be seen right away. Your eyes won’t believe it how easy it is to change things in Senator. Parallax effects, CSS3 transitions and animations are omnipresent in the design of the theme, which make the experience that much different and enjoyable.

Senator is crazy fast! You might already know that Google ranks fast websites higher than slower ones. This theme scores 92/100, out of the box, without any optimization or cache plugins. The Senator political theme has also been crafted with WordPress standards in mind. We followed the WordPress standards and best practices, even before ThemeForest implemented their own guidelines! This theme is one of the few themes on this market that follows the WordPress mantra and is compatible with all the marketplace requirements. The theme also comes packed with a stellar documentation, which covers installation, configuration and explanation for each feature of the theme, which will most probably cover all your questions regarding the theme.

Theme Features

  • Responsive & Retina Ready, Minimal Design.
  • Beautiful CSS3 animations & transitions.
  • Easy to use and intuitive.
  • WooCommerce integration!
  • BuddyPress integration!
  • Events Calendar & Events Calendar PRO integration!
  • Makes use only of the Theme Customizer. No bloated option panels.
  • Working Donation form optimized for high conversion!
  • Choose between a text logo or a custom image logo.
  • Color options (change the two accent colors easily)
  • Enable/Disable Smooth Scrolling
  • Unlimited Widget Areas with WooSidebars
  • Powerful Page Builder (extremely intuitive, very similar to WordPress Widgets)
  • Post Formats ( Standard, Image, Gallery, Video )
  • Lightbox (powered by View.js) and Slideshows (powered by FlexSlider 2)
  • Enhanced for Performance ( 92 / 100 in Google PageSpeed )
  • Favicon support.
  • Translation ready
  • Focus on user experience, usability and performance
  • Well organized and commented code. SEO optimized
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • Extensive documentation
  • Demo Content XML included
  • FREE basic Theme Support
  • Compatible with the Simple Social Icons plugin.
  • Compatible with the Aqua Page Builder by Syamil MJ.
  • Compatible with the WP-PageNavi plugin.
  • Compatible with the Contact Form 7 plugin.
  • Compatible with the The Events Calendar plugin.
  • Compatible with the The Events Calendar PRO plugin.
  • Compatible with the WPML plugin (includes custom language switcher in hello bar).
  • Compatible with the MailChimp plugin (for email collection)
  • Compatible with the Meta Box plugin.
  • Compatible with the BuddyPress plugin.
  • Compatible with the WooCommerce plugin.
Notes
The photos in the demo are not included in the downloadable file. But, there’s a XML demo file which you can import to reproduce the demo entirely. The Events Calendar PRO and WPML plugins are not included in the package. Those will need to be purchased separately. Please note that theme support is given during working days at http://icypixels.com/support/

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