The Cotton - Powerful Minimalistic WordPress Theme

THEME DETAILS

The Cotton is a Powerful Premium WordPress Theme designed in a minimalistic style. This theme provides all the main functionality you will need to present your products, work and yourself in an elegant and professional style. The Cotton theme is highly flexible, so customizing the theme or simply changing the color scheme is super simple and for the most parts you won’t need an image editor. The theme is best suited for any business, portfolio, photography and personal sites.

UNLIMITED SKINS

For easier customization, the theme provides three base skins – light, dark and grunge. After selecting the base skin, you can build your custom skin using the other options the Pexeto panel provides – you can change all the main styles within the theme from the admin panel. Additionally, there are 40 custom patterns that you can choose between for the body. You can check out some of the settings available in the admin panel here

Note: Please note that the style switcher added on the demo shows only a small part of the customization options available in the theme.

POWERFUL ADMIN

The Cotton theme has very powerful admin settings included, so that it can satisfy all different needs without having to change any code. You can very easily change between page layouts, theme styles, sliders and set the theme content. You can have a look at the Admin Settings section on the demo, where some of the admin settings are displayed as screenshots.

3 JQUERY SLIDERS (UNLIMITED USAGE)

The theme comes with 3 different image sliders – each of them can be used multiple times on different pages with different image sets:

-Nivo Slider
-Accordion Slider
-Thumbnail Slider

The images are easily added or removed, or the main slider settings changed within the Advanced Slider Management section.

3 FLEXIBLE PORTFOLIO GALLERIES (UNLIMITED NUMBER OF PAGES)

The Cotton has 3 impressive portfolio galleries – portfolio showcase which is great for presenting projects with more details; main gallery with pagination, category filter and lightbox preview and a gallery with item descriptions. All the galleries have been created with a great functionality, so that the content is very easy to change and maintain. You also have the option to choose between 2, 3 and 4 column layouts.

FLEXIBLE FONT MANAGEMENT

Apart the default fonts that you can set, the theme provides a friendly user interface to implement Cufon Font replacement and Google API Fonts. For the Cufon font replacement you can either use one of the fonts that the theme comes with or upload your own custom font. For the Google Fonts we have created a section where you can enable as many fonts as you like just by adding the URL the API provides. You can check out the font management section here

DOCUMENTATION INCLUDED

The theme comes with a detailed documentation, which includes examples, screenshots and all the main instructions you will need to customize your site.

Key Features

  • Unlimited skins
  • 40 pattern backgrounds included
  • Powerful Admin
    • Easy to change theme style
    • Dynamic sidebar generation functionality
    • Possibility to build your custom skin with colorpicker
    • Advanced flexible slider image management
    • Easy page layout changing
    • SEO section included
    • Flexible portfolio management
    • Easy theme translation
    • Easy logo replacement
    • Flexible Font Management
    • Advanced Styling buttons with preview functionality from the edit form
    • And there is much more…
  • 3 Featured Unlimited jQuery image sliders
    • Unlimited slider usage – you can set different sets of images to different pages
    • Image Upload functionality included
    • Easy to sort, edit and delete existing images
    • Main slider settings can be changed from admin panel
    • Automatic image crop option
  • Portfolio Showcase Template
  • Portfolio Gallery template
    • Unlimited portfolio page number
    • 2,3 and 4 column layout
    • Category filter (can be hidden)
    • Option to set item descriptions
    • Option to set different clicking action to each item – you can select between opening an image/video with lightbox, opening a custom link, opening item’s main content or doing nothing
    • Option to set custom item order
    • Pagination enabled – you can set the number of items per page
  • Separate portfolio custom types
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Menu Support
  • jQuery Tabs
  • AJAX contact form
  • Widgetized Footer – can be easily disabled
  • Comments with reply functionality (multiple levels depth)
  • Multi level drop-down menu
  • Lost of styled elements included
  • Pricing table design
  • Page Layouts
    • Right Sidebar
    • Left Sidebar
    • Full Width
  • 2 bonus widgets included – Portfolio Posts Loader and Latest Posts Loader
  • Detailed documentation included
  • PSD Files included
  • Works and looks similar in all major browsers: Internet Exlorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome

UPDATES

  • Version 1.2.1 – 28 March 2014:
    - The additional/custom theme styles are now printed into the head of the document, instead of loading them as a separate file – this will improve the performance of the page load
    - Fixed some minor style issues in the admin panel
    - Fixed a layout issue with the WordPress recent posts widget when the post date is displayed
    - Other general code improvements and minor bug fixes
  • Version 1.2.0 – 3 August 2013:
    - Fixed a style issue with the dialogs in the admin with WordPress 3.6
    - Implemented an Automatic Theme Update functionality
    - Fixed a pagination issue on the blog
    - Updated the Menu and Quick Gallery instructions of the documentation- included instructions for WordPress 3.6
    - Other minor code improvements
  • Version 1.1.4 – 26 October 2011:
    -Added video embed buttons(YouTube, Vimeo and Flash) to the content editor area
    -Added split post/page on several pages support
    -Added a Begginners section to the documentation
    -Fixed an issue with the search form
    -Fixed some other small issues
  • Version 1.1.3 – 26 August 2011:
    -Updated Timthumb to the latest version available (2.8)
    -Implemented an update notification functionality
  • Version 1.1.2 – 3 August 2011:
    - Updated Timthumb (the image resizing script) to the latest version (1.34) – a security vulnerability was found regarding this script and version 1.34 fixes this vulnerability.
  • Version 1.1.1 – 11 July 2011:
    - fixed an issue related with the contact form
    - improved the Thumbnail Slider functionality when browser tab is minimized for jQuery 1.6
  • Version 1.1 – 06 June 2011:
    - fixed some incompatibilities that may occur in the upcoming WordPress 3.2 regarding the latest version of jQuery included (1.6.1)
    - added a full width layout support for the Featured Posts page template

Credits

Thanks for the great resources to:

Note: The images used on the demo site are for demonstration purposes only and are not included in the download file.

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