Adam Norris

Adam Norris

Front-End Developer

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X – The Ultimate Theme?

Having used WordPress for a while now I’ve developed a sort of love/hate relationship with it.

Love: A plugins for every need

Hate: Plugins which break your site

Love: Thousands of themes to choose from

Hate: Spending days fixing themes

Love: Lets clients edit content themselves

Hate: Confusing content structuring (plugin, page, post, widget?)

Luckily, there’s a new theme which solves most of these problems. The ‘X Theme‘ by Themeco attempts to bundle together core plugins, a comprehensive customiser and a bounty of editable templates into one package, which the makers are calling the ultimate theme.

The theme ships with 4 different stacks with around 20 or so demos which can be used as starting points for your site. You should be able to find a design to suit your personal or business needs. There are a multitude of features built in such as megamenus, one-page navigation, sliders, icon fonts, social buttons, e-commerce and portfolios, along with a set of extensions like Visual Composer and MailChimp which have been altered to work bug-free with the X theme.

The support for the theme is also excellent, with lots of videos, clear documentation and a fast turnaround on questions asked in the forum. The developers are clearly working hard to keep the theme cutting edge and up to date. So far, I have been really impressed with what X has to offer and I wouldn’t hesitate to use it for a client’s site. I’m not sure yet if it’s the ultimate theme, but it certainly is one of the very best.