Created by WPExplorer towards the end of 2013, Total is a WordPress theme that boasts more than 11,000 users. It is a versatile theme which can be used to create any type of website including blogs, entertainment sites, portfolios and more. This article will take a look at what the latest version of Total has to offer its users.
But first, let’s take a look at some of the pre-made demo sites that they’ve created to showcase what Total can do. It was tough to narrow it down to just a handful, there are tons of great looking mockups for a wide variety of website types. Here’s a fashion magazine type demo site.
A restaurant or café website.
How about an all around flat business theme? That’s Total too.
And a second look at a business page.
Maybe this travel blog does it for you?
Whatever you choose, I think you’re going to like what you see. The point is, Total is a full featured, great multipurpose theme with rock solid code and great premade designs. Let’s move along though, shall we?
Design and features
Total comes with a totally responsive design thus offering users exceptional control over their sites. There is an option to create multiple header styles, the choice of fluid or fixed layouts, and select custom backgrounds for your pages, website design and headers. The theme also has a support for mega menu which enables one to add multiple icons and columns to the main navigation menu of their website. Perhaps the most lovable property of Total is that everything is customizable. For instance, there are dozens of configuration settings that allow you customize the Custom Post Types. This allows you to modify content display by adding different styles, columns, pagination and more.
Total has three blog index templates i.e. one with featured image thumbnails, one with a large featured image and one with featured images displayed in a grid.
The theme also comes with the popular Visual Composer, a drag and drop page builder plugin. The tool allows one to create seamless web pages. In addition to this plugin, Total also boasts of support for a range of WordPress plugins designed to improve functionality and make life easier for site owners. Such plugins include popular caching solution W3 Total Cache, one of the best SEO plugins available Yoast SEO, Contact Form 7, Events Calendar, WordPress Multilingual Plugin, WooCommerce, and bbPress just to name a few.
Total theme is a great option for bloggers mainly because it comes with support for all WordPress post formats. It includes more than 640 Google fonts, and more than 430 Font Awesome icons. In addition, it has support for audio and video, and is child theme ready. It is prepackaged with four premium plugins including Layer Slider, Slider Revolution, Templatera, and Visual Composer.
With more than 90 unique content elements, Visual Composer makes for an easy to use page builder. The plugin utilizes drag and drop interface to create impressive web pages. Templatera is a Visual Composer add-on that helps one control access to web pages based on post types and user roles. Slider Revolution helps users create slides, front pages, galleries, carousels and more while Layer Slides enables one to create animated slides using a layer system.
- Clean, modern design
- SEO Optimization
- WPML Compatible
- Clean, WordPress Codex Approved Code
- 100% Responsive
- Retina Ready Image Support
- CSS3 Animations, HTML5 Code
- Child Theme Enabled
- Visual Composer Plugin – FREE
- Visual Composed Extension – FREE
- Premium Sliders
- WooCommerce Compatible
- Custom Post Types
- Fantastic Support
- Extensive Documentation
- Lots, Lots More.
So, that’s the Total theme in a nutshell. Let us know what you think about it.
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