TownPress is an ideal WordPress theme for small towns or villages
It is tailored to suit all the basic needs of a modern municipality. TownPress offers a lot of very niche-specific features like local weather widget, listing directory, upcoming events, town documents, galleries, forums (via bbPress plugin) and more. A great theme for your city or town portal!
TownPress is ready to be translated to your language (with support for RTL languages) and it is bundled with WPBakery Page Builder to make content editing as easy as possible.
Other Notable Features
- Clean code – easily customizable via child theme
- Modular post types – you can disable post types you don’t need
- Support for bbPress plugin
- Mobile-friendly design
- Demo content included
- Child theme included
- Custom color schemes
- Translation files included
- RTL support
- Slovak translation included
Images seen in live preview (demo) are NOT included.
Can’t Decide Between the TownPress and the Pressville?
When it comes to list of features, both themes are almost the same. Both are bundled with essential LSVR plugins for events, directory listings, documents, galleries, person directory and notices. The backend of both themes is almost indistinguishable from each other. Same applies to the code quality. Even though the TownPress was released two years before Pressville (so you may think it is a bit dated), the TownPress 2.0 update was released in January 2018. This major update was basically a complete rework of the theme from the scratch. The biggest difference between the two, and the one on which you should probably make the decision, is the design.
The Pressville is a great choice if you have many high quality photos of your municipality or some nice stock photos in general. It is ideal for bigger municipalities which want their site to be focused more on showcasing the city towards potential tourists or visitors. There is a lot of space between all the page elements so everything stands out on its own and nothing is cluttered, which creates a more modern look.
On the other hand, the TownPress is a great theme for municipal sites aimed mainly at providing as much information as possible for their residents. You can use two sidebars at once and there is a higher text density, so you can display a lot of information without making your pages too long to scroll. This is more traditional approach to a municipality theme, especially great for smaller municipalities, which do not necessary have a lot of high quality photos suitable for the web.
The good thing to keep in mind is that the transition between both themes is rather easy. All your core content like news posts, events, documents, notices, directory listings and galleries you’ve created in one theme will be available in the other one as well (in case you decide to switch from one to another in the future).
30 Days Money Back Guarantee
I truly believe that both the TownPress and the Pressville are the best municipal WordPress themes. But even the best theme may not always fit your project. So I am offering a 30 days money back guarantee for both themes. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, just get in touch and I will issue you a refund.
Great, great, great! I love it!
The author of the theme seems very responsive to customer questions and feedback.
Besides the clear manual, awesome design and simple setup you give great support, fast reply on questions and personal attention when needed. Don’t have to think twice to score another template from you.
beautiful template for cities, clean design, simple setup in administration, valid HTML5 code, overall excellent work, thank you
If I could select numerous reasons I would. Support – TOP quality Theme – Best by far on Themeforest.
v2.1.4 - 9 April 2018
Added "Read More" link after TownPress Featured Post widget excerpt Added option to enable header slideshow for homepage only Updated LSVR TownPress Theme Toolkit plugin to 1.0.5 Various small fixes
v2.1.3 - 28 March 2018
Updated LSVR TownPress Theme Toolkit plugin to 1.0.4 Updated LSVR Events plugin to 1.2.5 Updated Envato Market plugin to 2.0.0 Improved people archive on mobile devices Various small fixes
v2.1.2 - 12 March 2018
Various small fixes Updated LSVR Framework plugin to 1.1.5 Updated LSVR Events plugin to 1.2.3 Updated LSVR Documents plugin to 1.1.4 Updated WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer) to 5.4.7
v2.1.1 - 16 February 2018
TownPress Post Slider element now have an option to set its height. Footer text color is now more bright for better readability. Fixed issues with DST in recurring events. Various small fixes. Updated LSVR TownPress Theme Toolkit plugin to 1.0.3 Updated LSVR Events plugin to 1.2.2
v2.1.0 - 2 February 2018
Events can now repeat in "every Xth [week day]" pattern. For example: every second Tuesday, every first Friday, etc. Added option to hide gallery images count. For the gallery archive page it is managed under Customizer / Galleries with "Display Image Count on Archive" options. For LSVR Galleries and LSVR Featured Gallery widgets/elements it is set by "Display Image Count" option found in widget's settings. Please re-save settings for any instances of those two widgets you are using once you update the LSVR Galleries plugin. Added option to hide attachments count for LSVR Documents widget/element. Please re-save settings for any instances of this widget you are using once you update the LSVR Documents plugin. Fixed issue with notice archive page title. Further improvements to RTL version. Various small fixes. Updated LSVR Framework plugin to 1.1.4 Updated LSVR Directory plugin to 1.1.2 Updated LSVR Events plugin to 1.2.0 Updated LSVR Documents plugin to 1.1.3 Updated LSVR Galleries plugin to 1.1.1 Updated LSVR People plugin to 1.1.1
Complete changelog can be found here.