Volt - Magazine / Editorial WordPress Theme

Volt - Magazine / Editorial WordPress Theme

Volt is a responsive WordPress theme designed for online magazine, news and editorial ventures. With content and readability being primary goal, the theme is designed with flexible layout pattern and decent space for advertisements. Volt comes with layout swapping option that will let you move site content in desirable location, and is helpful when you are experimenting with visual hierarchy and user eye pattern. Backed with custom widgets, visual short codes, exclusive widget areas and custom page templates, the theme is envisioned to provide you more flexibility and ease-of-customization for your online editorial projects.

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Key Features

  • Clean design, WordPress 4.5+ Ready
  • Responsive / Retina ready. (Responsiveness can be disabled from theme options)
  • RTL Language Support
  • Multi columnar Layout
    – Three Columnar: Content + Wide Sidebar A + Narrow Sidebar B
    – Two Columnar: Content + Wide Sidebar A
    – Two Columnar: Content + Narrow Sidebar B
  • WooCommerce ready
  • 6 Layout Swapping options for content and sidebars
  • Posts Slider using jQuery FlexSlider
  • Slider and Post shortcodes supporting query from categories, tags, page/post IDs, Custom Post Types
  • jQuery powered WordPress menus in two locations
  • Sticky menu support for top menu and main menu
  • Built in social sharing buttons for single posts (Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus, Pinterest and LinkedIn)
  • 7 widget areas (one in header, two in sidebars and four in footer)
  • Exclusive sidebar widget areas per page and post
  • WordPress custom background supported
  • Shortcodes in visual editor with individual options
  • Custom page templates for archive and page layouts
  • Unbranded Theme Options Panel
  • Custom page and post options panel
  • 6 custom widgets (flickr, social icons, recent posts, popular posts, custom categories, mini folio)
  • Built in ajax/php contact page template with validation
  • Single post features include author bio, related posts and multi-level threaded comments with gravatar support
  • Inline advertisement blocks for single posts. Managed via post options panel
  • Style elements like tabs, accordion, lists, buttons, boxes, etc.
  • Language localization using .po and .mo files. (Dummy file included)
  • Sample dummy data in text and XML format
  • Step-by-step guide and detailed documentation for theme installation and configuration
  • Supported on all major browsers

Update Log

= Apr 15, 2016 / version 3.7.1 =
* Fixed get_currentuserinfo() deprecated function for WordPress 4.5
= Apr 13, 2016 / version 3.7 =
* Added code compatibility for php 7
* Added megamenu feature using class names (See documentation for usage)
* Added compatibility for WP Review plugin
* Added .pot template file for translation
* Fixed image size handle in Recent, Popular and Minifolio widget
* Added shortcode reference inside documentation
= Mar 09, 2016 / version 3.6 =
* Improved design elements and typography
* Global font changed to Roboto
* Added new icons in Social links widget
* Updated fontawesome icon library to v4.5
= July 30, 2015 / version 3.5 =
* Compatibility update for WordPress 4.3+
* Updated WP_Widget constructor method in all widgets
* Updated TGM plugin activation class to v2.5.2
= June 17, 2015 / version 3.4 =
* Added multiple post type support in slider and post shortcodes. e.g. [three_col query_type="cpt" post_type="product,portfolio,books"]
* Added filters for post and slider shortcodes output
* Added filters for recent/popular post widget output
* Updated prettyPhoto JS library for XSS vulnerability fix
= Apr 25, 2015 / version 3.3 =
* Added stretched layout option in 'Volt Options > General'
* Added previous/next post navigation support in single posts
* Added featured image caption support in single posts
* Added reddit social share button for single posts    
* Fixed output headers notice in Theme Options
* Changed heading class name entry_title to entry-title
* Updated TGM plugin activation class to v2.4.1 (XSS vulnerability fix)
* Updated Facebook social share API to v2.3
* Updated Fontawesome icons to v4.3 and included the native CSS
= Feb 13, 2015 / version 3.2 =
* Updated theme for WooCommerce 2.3+
* Updated child theme to load parent styles via functions.php (removed @import)
* Added theme support for automatic title tag generated by WordPress
* Added Vine and Reddit icons in social widget
* Modified search template to show posts in same style as chosen in global archive settings
* Fixed localization support in Volt Shortcodes plugin

Full changelog can be found inside main download’s ‘changelog’ folder.

Sources and Credits

I have used images for live preview from the following artists, as listed:

Some images from Fotolia with regular license purchase.

Above mentioned images are copyrighted to their respective owners, and are Creative Commons-licensed for commercial use, adaptation, modification or building upon. The images are used for demo purpose and are NOT included with the download. I am grateful to all these artists/photographers for providing the content for use under ‘Creative Commons’ for the community.

Thank you for stopping by and browsing my theme. If you have any questions related to the theme, you can ask on the comments section, or drop me a mail from my profile message box. I’d be glad to respond to your queries.