You take several ribs, maybe a chicken, some potatoes, a piece of pumpkin, add a couple of exotic spices and you have it – a delicious dish called Cazuela. Now, if this is not the recipe you have hoped for, let me give you a different one, for a premium WordPress theme this time:
- WordPress best practices throughout
- 5 different template flavors
- Beautiful fonts
- 11 color schemes
- 9 widget areas for you to throw in some of your stuff, like banners, ads, calls to action, AdSense
- Responsiveness, so it looks good no matter the lens size
- Retina ready, so it looks sharp no matter the dioptry
- Translation ready
And yes, it’s free as it gets. If you’d like to try it now, you can head over to Theme Cazuela page, but if you’re still far from being persuaded to try something different, let me have another go.
WordPress Best Practices
Best practices is what every WordPress product should embrace, especially those on ThemeForest. It would make life so much easier for all developers and users. It is something we’re passionate about and you can read all about it on our philosophy page.
Regarding the Cazuela theme, WordPress best practices make it:
- Extremly flexible
- Gentle on your content (since theme’s in charge of your website visuals only)
- SEO friendly
- Compatible with the likes of other WordPress plugins also made in accordance with WordPress.org codex
- Compatible with future WordPress releases
If you haven’t skipped reading what best practices mean for a WordPress product, I’m sure it’ll become the main feature you’ll look for in your future purchases.
Moving on to Theme Customizer, something that should replace all those nasty looking theme options panels.
Theme Cazuela utilizes native Theme Customizer and not custom theme options panel that you find in so many premium WordPress themes today.
Theme Customizer allows you to tweak your theme’s settings and see a preview of those changes in real time. It’s been introduced in WordPress version 3.4, so make sure your WordPress installation is compatible with Cazuela, before activating the theme.
Responsive & Retina Ready
It’s become a standard feature in all premium WordPress themes and it’s an SEO friendly solution – responsive layout means you don’t have two of the same websites (standard and mobile) for different screen-sizes and it is what search engines like these days.
In addition to being responsive, Cazuela WordPress theme is also retina ready, which means it’ll look sharp in any screen resolution.
9 widget areas Cazuela offers, give you the control you need to insert content and widgets where ever you need them.
There are 3 main widget areas:
- Primary Sidebar
- Secondary Sidebar
- Footer Widget Area
Most people will use these three, but some will have the need for inserting banners, AdSense ads, calls-to-action and other content and have more control over positioning.
In addition to this you control 6 more widget areas:
- Before Header
- After header
- Before Content
- After Content
- Before Footer
- After Footer
And that’s not all. Cazuela has one Homepage widget area below all your content where you can insert three widgets per row in unlimited number of rows. This widget area is used in Widgetized Homepage template. You can see it in action on the Cazuela demo page.
You’ve seen just a glimpse of our free, premium WordPress theme, but the post is getting long, so I’ll try to squeeze in the rest.
You have an option of 2 page layout types:
- Full width
And 6 page layouts:
- One column layout
- Two column layout – right sidebar
- Two column layout – left sidebar
- Three column layout – 2 right sidebars
- Three column layout – 2 left sidebars
- Three column layout – left primary sidebar, right secondary sidebar
Each one can be set site-wide, in Theme Customizer, or for individual posts or pages.
Masonry page template
We know Pinterest has become huge in the last couple of years, so we created masonry (Pinterest-like) page template, which can be a nice, refreshing way of presenting your posts.
It stacks your content in a dynamic layout grid. You can choose categories which to include and number of posts per page in the Options custom field.
For all of you who have active blogs and lots of blog contributors, you’ll find authors template useful. Authors template allows you to show sortable list of subscribers, contributors, authors, editors and administrators.
You can order authors by display name or post count, display them in ascending or descending order and select which roles you’d like to display.
Something developers will appreciate. Cazuela enables you, using theme hooks, to easily create child themes, customize and further extend functionality of the theme. You can read more about Cazuela Theme Hooks on the theme demo page.
Cazuela theme is a very versatile WordPress product that can easily and quickly be turned into something your online business needs. With so many different color schemes, page templates, layouts and other premium stuff, it’s not that difficult to customize it to your liking.
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