Salient WordPress theme review

This is one of the numerous WordPress themes developed by Woothemes. This theme has been designed with minimal homepage layout similar to other WordPress themes of this category. The theme is more focused on the blog section than portfolio section. The “About” page was given minimal attention which is unlike other WordPress themes of similar category. You can view a live demo of this theme at http://salient.woothemes.com/ .

Woothemes provides vector icons for use in theme customizers as well as dashboard. The icons are gorgeous and they portray creativity in application. You can change almost every theme to customizer setting with the help of these vector icons.

There is also a live theme customizer available for demoing the theme.

Features Sailent WordPress theme:

This theme is fully responsive. The theme looks good on different resolutions of screen viewing. The theme also has touch swipe pagination, a beautiful responsive slider and different portfolio types.

The sidebar is editable from theme customizer which is a good feature to include in this category of themes. The social icons are customizable which is a welcome addition to the theme.

The theme is customizable through the help of theme customizer available at admin dashboard. You can change almost anything in the theme with the help of vector icons available in theme customizer.

Salient Theme Alleviating Options:

Different Portfolio list & list page layouts Different blog, article list, single page & blog single page layouts Different author list & author single page layouts Different 404, search results & archive listings Page header layouts Customizable menu styles & locations Different archive layouts Slider types Different status message types Different Twitter background Image upload options (galleries, single image, marquee, etc.) Different blog sidebar layouts Different social icons towards left & right

General Features of Salient Theme:

Languages translation is supported. The logo is editable. The theme provides support for retina ready images. It provides support for social icons; editable from headings and footer. It provides support for menu customizer; editable from headings and footer. The theme provides top-notch support for widgetized areas. It is compatible with some of the popular frameworks; namely; Genesis, WooFramework, TheEngine and Avia.

Simple Suggestions: The theme’s blog area seems out of place. I think the area can be improved upon. The gallery for images in blog area doesn’t render for some reason.

Recommendation: The theme looks pretty good. I wouldn’t mind using it as a theme for personal use. The vector icons are beautifully designed. The theme has minimal homepage layout with a little twist.

Price: $59

Demo: http://demos.woothemes.com/salient/

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