Matrix - Responsive WordPress Theme

Matrix - Responsive WordPress Theme

New features :

  • RTL support
  • Widgets at homepage featured content toggle area
  • WooCommerce Ready
  • Light Version
  • German language available now
  • New social media icons

Matrix is a responsive, intuitive tile-based theme which is inspired by Metro design. The tiles can be made ‘live’ to display more information on the screen without occupying more space.

This WordPress theme comes with 10 pre-defined colours and an advanced but easy-to-use admin panel. It is highly customizable to suit the needs of every user. Unlike conventional designs, each tile can be customized to create any design you can imagine!

All the files are coded with valid HTML5 tags and CSS3, and are Search Engine Optimized (SEO) using valid HTML5 semantic tags for each section and are written in decreasing order of importance down the page. For instance, the title and content of an article comes before the comments and sidebar within a HTML file, and titles are enclosed in h1 tags to signify their importance.

The theme is also optimized for speed. It is faster than most of the top-selling themes in the WordPress category here. With WooCommerce compatibility, you can sell your products to millions of website visitors with this blazingly fast theme.

Main Features

  • Responsive
  • Live’ tiles
  • iframe video embedding ready – A link is all you need to embed it
  • Ability to define video aspect ratio – No ugly black borders for any video
  • Supports major post formats
    • Gallery
    • Link
    • Audio
    • Video
    • Quote
  • 4 different tiles for archives
    • List – currently used in the live preview
    • Large
    • Medium
    • Small
  • AJAX pagination at main page – Can be disabled
  • More than 25 shortcodes – All inserted as buttons / dropdown in post editor
  • Unlimited slider
  • Unlimited layout options
  • High customizability
  • Advanced admin panel – See below for more information
  • Working Contact form with jQuery validator
  • Detailed documentation
  • 10 default colours
  • Unlimited colour settings
  • 10 default social icons
  • FlexSlider 2 ready
  • Custom Twitter widget – uses API V1.1
  • Coded using valid HTML5 and CSS3
  • SEO and speed optimized
  • Localization ready – Comes with .po / .mo files
  • WooCommerce ready


WOW . I’m not easily impressed on Themeforest but this is very well done. Superb job! And it’s responsive! soichi, Matrix HTML Template

This is very beautiful work, so well designed and cool and trendy. Robbie2010, Matrix HTML Template

This looks so magnificent. :) nexorrr, Matrix HTML Template

You’re amazing. That worked perfectly. I love having both options. Thank you! Your template is going to put me way ahead of my writing peers. Harrietinthecity, Matrix HTML Template

Hi! Your theme is awesome! Best of the Metro like desing WP themes! When the Wordpress version would be avalible? I’m the first buyer of this theme!!! :) xorpi, Matrix HTML Template


Release of V2.2.1
-- Fixed a bug which causes the WordPress TinyMCE editor to stop working

Release of V2.2
---- Fixed an issue where audio post format lightbox template is not retrieved if post type is Portfolio
-- RTL support
-- Background for RTL menu
-- Added support for RTL menu
-- Fixed WP_Widget error in WordPress V4.3
-- Fixed WP_Widget error in WordPress V4.3
-- Updated template files

Release of V2.1.1
-- Fixed a new visual bug at Twitter button in posts
-- Fixed visual bug at tabs and tables
-- Updated to version 2.4.2

Release of V2.1
NEW feature : Support widgets at homepage Featured Content area
-- Modified to support WooCommerce update changes
-- Added widget area at homepage, IE8 support removed as a result of this
-- Fixed no fullscreen bug for iframe embeds
-- Fixed query results for archives
-- Updated TGMPA code
-- Added widget area
-- Fixed a bug which causes toggles not to display correctly
-- Modified / removed some files to support WooCommerce update changes
-- Updated to patch XSS security vulnerability

Release of V2.0.2
-- Added new styles to support WooCommerce 2.3
-- Fixed issue with small font size for ordered list in posts and pages
-- Add support for quantity buttons in WC2.3
All files in /css folder
-- Added new styles to support WooCommerce 2.3

Release of V2.0.1
-- Fixed a bug which occurs to visitors when comments can only be posted by logged in users.

Release of V2.0
NEW feature : WooCommerce compatibility

-- Fixed Twitter widget problem caused by Twitter OAuth plugin
-- Improved pagination
-- Changed query method for displaying custom post types in archives
-- Added auto-cropping for tile images. Featured image will be shown on tile if no tile image is set.
-- Fixed body overflow in mobile
-- Added styling for WooCommerce
-- Updated code to accommodate for WooCommerce
-- Automatically show featured image as tile image if none specified
-- Added styling for WooCommerce
-- Added category filtering and custom number of tiles
-- Fixed translation problem
-- Changed pagination function
-- Updated code to accommodate for WooCommerce
-- Fixed social_bartender
All files in /css folder
-- Added styling for WooCommerce

Release of V1.5.5
-- Fixed TinyMCE problem
-- #page-img modified to prevent image overflow
-- Fixed 3rd level nested dropdown
-- Fixed a problem with switching between Visual and Text views in editor
-- New method to enter certain shortcodes (e.g. Buttons, Infobox etc.)
-- Minor style changes
-- Fixed a problem with Highlighted Text area not disappearing when there's no content

Release of V1.5.4
Removed support for WordPress 3.4 and older versions
-- Fixed bug of Matrix Latest Posts where only 'Posts' are shown in single posts
-- Fixed a bug of other post types not shown in categories / tags pages (under function query_post_type)
-- Fixed TinyMCE dropdown missing in WP3.9 problem
-- Fixed an issue where the archive list image might not display under certain conditions
-- .mainpage modified to fix homepage toggle jump issue
-- To fix TinyMCE dropdown missing in WP3.9 problem

Release of V1.5.1
-- Fixed a bug with adding person in Theme Options

Release of V1.5
NEW for WP 3.5 and above :
-- Changed $data to $smof_data
-- Fixed possible lightbox problem when opening for second time
-- Updated Theme Options admin panel
-- Uses new Media Uploader in Post Editor
header.php, /admin/functions/functions.options.php
-- Added more settings for logo and site name in Theme Options

For all versions :
-- No 'foreach' error when there is no slides
-- Fixed table width not showing at 100% problem
-- Fixed Facebook 'Like' button not showing up problem
-- Fixed viewport meta syntax
-- Default to 'small' when new posts are imported

Release of V1.3.2
functions.php, style.css
-- Upgraded Twitter Widget to use API Version 1.1

Release of V1.3.1
functions.php (Light Version)
-- Fixed a bug which will crash the website

Release of V1.3
New Features :
-- Added 3rd level drop-down menu
-- Added styling for new widget
-- New 'Random Posts' widget

Fixes :
---- Fixed about page excerpt size on small screen
---- Fixed author page font size problem
---- Fixed wrong fonts appearing on Mac
---- Fixed lightbox problem in search.php
---- Added blockquote tag support in post content
---- Accordion, Table, Tabs shortcode fix
---- Edited pagination size
---- Fixed errors when adding / editing posts
---- Fixed some bugs in search pagination
---- Fixed errors when there is no slider / featured content at homepage
---- Fixed some bugs in pagination
---- Changed Facebook like count retrieval method
-archive-small.php, archive-medium.php, archive-large.php
---- Fixed bugs causing tiles not to link to lightbox / destination link properly

Release of V1.1.2
---- Fixed 'Undefined' error (both versions)
---- Fixed 'Insufficient Permission' bug (light version)
---- Lower toggle will now disappear when there is no featured content

Release of V1.1

New Feature : Light Theme
New Feature : New social media icons
New Feature : German language .po/.mo - Thanks to Holger Kelm for translation!

File Changes :
---- Fixed FB incorrect count
---- Fixed archives masonry width
---- Fixed matrix_slider order problem
---- Load translation fix
---- Date now show according to checkbox
---- Made lightbox to be more compatible
---- Fixed menu cut-off
---- Fixed video poster image gap
---- Added YouTube and G+

Release of V1.0

Known Limitations

Due to certain browsers’ incompatibility, there are some minor features altered in these browsers :
  1. IE8 / IE9 – Like and Tweet buttons in single item page are made shown permanently without hovering
  2. IE8 / IE9 – No transition effects on hover
  3. IE8 – Tile fading effect on hover has been disabled
  4. Safari 5 for Windows – Flipping tiles might flicker on hover. The fix to the problem is mentioned in the documentation
  5. AJAX Pagination has been disabled in IE8 and self-hosted audio / video will not work when using this feature.


Thanks to all these great individuals :

Once again, thanks for checking out this theme. I hope you like it and I appreciate any feedback regarding this theme, even if it is a criticism :)