Natural Theme is a delicious looking theme that conveys a nice organic, unique and inviting appearance. I don’t think there is anything I didn’t like about this theme upon initially looking at it. Definitely would appeal to self-development, ecofriendly and designers.
Product Features and Benefits
It was originally created to present a very organic looking site that would appeal to natural and nature businesses, stores and blogs using a nice combination of images and text.
The choice of three different colors and backgrounds really makes this pop out on the page. You can choose between ocean, summer and earth which should cater to all manner of businesses such as surf shops, earth products and summer catalogs.
The theme sports a full width slider which automatically rotates and allows for up to 4 different images with discretional text that appears when you mouse over the slider buttons.
A really nice feature and essential part of any site is the ability to stay connected with readers through a newsletter. Well this has above the fold a email subscription box for collecting emails and getting them signed up through a newsletter service like aweber.
The portfolio section has a nice large image 3 column styles for display your latest work, title and description all of which is linkable to a post.
- Compatible with 5 browsers
- Theme Options Page
- Social Media Icons
- Search Bar in Menu
- 3 Color Variations (Earth, Ocean and Summer)
- Custom Header Options
- Custom Background Options
- Custom Menu Management
- Featured Images (Post Thumbnails)
- Custom Page Templates
- 3 Column Portfolio Page Template
- jQuery Featured Content Slider
- jQuery Tool Tip Effect
- Widget Ready
- Expanding Footer Widgets
- Photoshop Design File
- Gravity Form Styling
Navigation is simple in this theme. You have the top level main navigation, search and social links like twitter and rss right at the top which I think just helps appeal to those who find sites difficult to navigate.
You have a footer section which can view blogroll links, about section and a calendar or swap it out for any of the other options.
It is very easy to navigate.
Compatibility and Code
I tested the theme in Internet explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome and everything worked beautifully no glitches or hiccups.
No mention of plugins for this one required.
I checked the theme to see how valid the XHTML and CSS it passed completely without errors.
Very fast loading through all browser and that was backed up with a Google page score of 80/100. Had it scored 100 it would have been classed as perfectly optimized. At the moment Google is very big on load speeds of websites so it was nice to see that they scored high.
3 Pros – Things that are great about the theme
- Clean and fast loading
- Should appeal to a massive audience
- Very organic
3 Cons – Things which aren’t too good
- Regular blog site
- Would be nice to change sidebars
- Would have been nice to see more thought put into the portfolio section
About the author
OrganicThemes is a Hawaiian success story of two guys who put their surfboards away for a while to make truly innovative WordPress themes. While their creations aren’t organic in the strictest sense of the word, OrganicThemes are no doubt naturally grown in inspiring surroundings.