Today we are looking at their "Industron" theme which is tailored towards industrial businesses such as contruction, metallurgical, mining and manufacturing. It has a very nice modern design with a large header slider and lots of nice sections to outline your services and show off recent projects. The homepage includes a staff section to list members of staff with photos, social media details and some about text. It has a built-in contact form for customers to apply for quotes, a customer logo slider and nice big footer with space for lots of extra information.
The theme includes lots of customization options with multiple pages for blog items, portfolio layouts, different header styles and even WooCommerce with different layouts.
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- Ultra Responsive
- Retina Ready
- Easy setup + Demo data
- Visual Composer Included Free!
- Powerful Ninzio Slider Free!
- 80+ Powerful elements
- Seo Optimized And Valid Code
- Wide And Boxed Layouts
- Powerful Admin Panel
- Unlimited Colors & Fonts
- WooCommerce Integrated
- Multilingual WPML Ready
- One Page & Multipage Pages
- Flexible 1200 Grid System
- Powerful Header & Megamenu
- Breadcrumbs on Pages
- Multilayer Parallax Effect
- Video Backgrounds
- 860+ IcoMoon Font Icons
- Mailchimp Integrated
- Multiple Portfolio Layouts
- Multiple Blog Layouts
- Lots of Custom Widgets
- Contact Form 7 Integrated
- Well Documented
- Custom CSS Styling
- 5-Stars Support & Updates
- 50+ Pages Included
Installing The Theme
Once the theme is activated, you are then required to install some plugins which come packaged with the theme :
- Envato WordPress Toolkit
- Ninzio Addons
- Visual Composer
It also recommends Contact Form 7 and WooCommerce should you need that functionality.
You will now have the basic theme installed, to get your site looking the same as the demo, there are 2 steps to complete. First, use the WordPress importer to add the demo.xml file provided with the download which will add the site content.
Then you will need to import the theme options which uses an options.json file. Open that file with plain text editor (such as notepad), copy all data, go to theme options > import/export > Choose Import from file, paste copied code, and click Import.
The final step is to visit "Settings" > "Reading" and set your site to Static Displays, choose a homepage from the drop down ( 3 to choose from) and the blog page for your posts.
Your site should now be set up exactly the same as the demo site, complete with all styling and images etc.
Customizing The Theme
To make changes to the look of your theme sitewide, it employs its own theme settings page rather than using the Customizer, you can access it under the menu "Appearance" > "Theme Settings". The first tab is for your general settings where you can choose a boxed or full width layout, turn on or off comments and breadcrumbs, smooth scroll and one page navigation ( you can use the theme as a one-pager if you like).
The Header settings lets you pick from 3 different styles, upload your logo and configure other options like the social links and header typography.
The Styling tab lets you pick a main color for the theme, set some background options and also add your own custom CSS if required.
Full control of the site's Typography is available should you wish to change anything, it includes the usual Google Fonts to choose from along with sizing and line heights. You can also upload your own font here should you wish to use something not included.
Social media support is provided, you can enter Twitter API keys and also the URLs for all your favorite social media sites
Slider support is provided by the built-in Ninzio slider, there is a tab in the theme settings where you can configure the options for it such as heigth, autoplay, effects and so on. The actual slides are added by visiting the admin menu "Ninzio Slider".
Portfolio items are added using the "Portfolio" menu in WordPress admin also, they are added by the use of a custom post type and you can set the options for them within the theme settings "Portfolio" section. There is a good amount of options such as naming conventions, post slugs, colors, widths and animations.
Page layout editing is handled by the included Visual Composer plugin, to access it you go to a page you wish to make changes to and click the "Edit" button. You will then see all your page options and the Visual Composer where you can drag and drop content around:
If you click the plus button, this brings up the elements box where you have a huge array of elements that can be added into your page. This covers things like Contact Forms, WooCommerce elements, widgets, tabs, accordions, banners and so on.
Industron costs $59 for a one site license and also includes a 30 day money back guarantee. This theme is only available for purchase via the Ninzio site, they dont also sell this one on ThemeForest.
Industron was nice and easy to setup and is handled correctly using the WordPress importer for content and pasting in code for the theme options makes it super easy to have your site looking the same as the demo and also includes all the images from the demo - this is a nice touch as a lot of themes will include placeholders for images.
I would have preferred the theme to use the Customizer for theme options, but their own options panel works just fine - it includes a large array of options to choose from so you can make tweaks to your site to get it looking more to your liking.
Feature-wise, it includes everything you will need to run this type of website and handles the custom post types with their own plugin so if you ever switch themes there shouldn't be too much of a lock-in effect. I'm not a fan of the Visual Composer because of the way it creates pages using shortcodes but it's such a popular and feature-packed plugin, a lot of people will already be familiar with it and it does provide options for beginners that couldn't be achieved with ease by hand.
Design-wise its a lovely looking theme, it has nice modern styling with good typography. You can tell a good amount of attention to detail has been applied in the design process - I didn't spot anything that looked awkward or out of place which is quite an achievement with a theme of this size and the amount of customization options provided.
If you need help with the theme, that is provided in the form of a knowledge base located here and a support ticket system located here. The theme also includes a documentation folder with the download which covers all the setup and customization steps you will need.
Even though the theme is aimed at Industries such as building and construction, there is nothing stopping you from using this for most types of business sites if the look fits what you are trying to build, take away the building imagery used in the demo and it's essentially just a corporate WordPress theme.
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