Soundboard is a powerful music WordPress theme with special features for bands and solo artists. With Soundboard you can display your tour dates, discography, videos, images and sell your band merchandise – it has pretty much everything you need for a band website.
This theme is all about your fans. Next to the news section your fans will find all the important stuff right on the homepage thanks to 7 custom widgets: upcoming tour dates, newest album, latest pictures, latest videos, twitter feed, ...
Soundboard is easy to use, even for users with no coding knowledge. If you are a professional designer and you are putting together a site for a band, this is something that you should check out as well. The simplicity of use and the special features make this theme so easy to get set up and running.
AUDIO , VIDEOS AND IMAGES
With the help of custom post types, adding an image gallery, video gallery and a discography including album artwork, song titles, release date, buying options, lyrics, and audio player to your site is super easy.
OPTIONAL: If you would like to upload self-hosted video and audio files you can do this via JW Player. Soundboard is READY FOR JW PLAYER , which is free for non-commercial use. More info on JW Player here . It is super easy to integrate JW Player. Simply download the JW Player files from longtailvideo.com and activate the player in the Theme Options Panel with just one click. A custom skin is already included in the theme!
Soundboard comes with Shortcodes for JW Player, which allow you to simply add self hosted audio and video to your news posts, pages and text widgets. If you don’t want to use JW Player you can use the built-in SoundCloud shortcode to display your music.
MANAGE TOUR DATES
Displaying Tour Dates is a breeze with Soundboard thanks to the included Tour Dates post type. Tour Date entries are automatically sorted and displayed by date and will be automatically moved to the “Past Dates” section when the event is over . No manually sorting or moving to Past Dates section required. The Past Dates section is optional and can be disabled in the Theme Options Panel.
ONLINE SHOPSoundboard is compatible with the great WooCommerce plugin so that you can sell your band merchandise online. Stylesheets are included so your shop perfectly matches the rest of the theme.
SOCIAL MEDIASoundboard is social media friendly:
- Display your latest Tweets with the integrated Twitter Widget.
- A Twitter and a Facebook button are added to every news post and to every album.
- Add links to your social profiles in the theme footer.
SKINS, COLOR , FONTS
You can completely change the look and feel of your site in seconds.
Soundboard comes with a light and dark skin to start with. Easily upload a background image or artwork with the background image uploader or chose any background color with the colorpicker.
The band logo, login logo, favicon, colors, sliders images and anything else is completely adjustable in the Theme Options Panel.
Choose one of over 500 Google fonts for your headlines, menu and button text. Simply enter the font name in the theme options panel and the rest is taken care of. Super easy!
The theme comes with a detailed documentation, which includes examples, screenshots and all the main instructions you will need to customize your site.
SOUNDBOARD KEY FEATURES
- Valid HTML 5 and Wordpress 3.4 compatible
- Cross Browser Compatible including IE 7 +, FF, Chrome, Safari and tested on iPad 2+ and iPhone 3G+
- Nivo Slider: Upload and reorder your slider images in the admin area
- Colors: Unlimited combinations of link and background colors
- Background: upload your background image or Artwork from the Theme Optiona Panel.
- 7 Page Templates:
- Tour Dates (shows upcoming and past Tour Dates)
- Gallery (display unlimited galleries of events / photo shoots …)
- Audio (display your Discogrpahy)
- Video (upload YouTube, Vimeo or Self Hosted Videos)
- Full Width
- 5 Custom Post Types:
- Tour Dates
- 7 Custom Widgets:
- Upcoming Tour Dates
- Latest Videos
- Latest Album
- Latest Images
- Latest News
- 960 Grid system: The theme has been designed with the help of the 960-grid system – more info here
- Translation: Soundboard is translation ready. Translate into any language you wish using the included .po/.mo files. Everything you need to get started. A german translation is included in the theme.
- Shortcodes: Some special shortcodes like audio and video player are included along with basic shortcodes (the usual: columns, buttons, tabs, toggles, etc.) and they are widget friendly. Refer to the Shortcodes page for examples.
- Google Analytics Integration
- Band Logo / Login Logo / Favicon: Custom Band Logo, Login Logo and Favicon Uploader in the Theme Options Panel
- Image Lightbox: Pretty Photo Lightbox is automatically added to any images that links to the full image
- Custom login form: The login form is styled to match the theme
- Dummy Content: An .xml file with Dummy Content is included
NOTE ! None of the images, videos or audio files in the Demo are included in the download version of the template!
CREDIT : Audio files in the Live Preview Demo are songs by the Bouncing Souls. These files are used with permission by the Artists. Make sure to check out their awesome new album