Swift Premium is a theme for someone needing a simple looking news theme or a magazine look for their site. Starting from the default theme settings it’s easy to customize Swift Premium to your needs with the Swift Control Panel that offers a vast variety of design options that include typography personalization and custom big image uploader.
The back end offers a vast variety of theme features, like:
- Featured Post Slider
- Ad Management
- Import /Export of the theme settings
It also offers a vast variety of Design Options like:
- A full set of layout options for homepage and pages
- Custom background image
- Customizable font type and color
The theme Control Panel it’s well organized and easy to navigate, every option it’s well described. There is a forum support that I’ve noticed to be very active and fast in getting back with answers. From the theme Control Panel you also have access to a paid ticketing system for questions about the theme and general WordPress questions.
Code and Compatibility
I tested the theme across all browsers on Mac and PC and everything looks good besides on IE7 where the menubar shows behind the slider.
I also checked the theme to see how valid the XHTML were and it came back with 20 errors. There does not seem to be a framework used.
Swift Premium is a very fast loading theme just like it’s advertised. Yslow came back showing it had scored 90 and Google page speed came back with a score of 80.
- Very easy to customize theme layout
- Good Design Options in the Theme control panel
- Active Support Forum
- No short codes provided
- Lack in personality in the overall theme design and typography
- The XHTML validation came back with too many errors.