Key Features Overview
Gauge is the ultimate review theme that allows you to create extensive reviews for any kind of content including games, movies, food etc. Each review item has it’s own centralised hub page with tabbed navigation where you can display all the news, videos and images relating to that item. Each item can be reviewed by both admins and users and this all comes packaged in a fully responsive, clean and modern design.
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100% Fully Responsive
Gauge has been cleverly designed and meticulously tested so that every aspect of the theme is responsive. This means it looks great on any device at any size, not just the standard sizes but all the sizes in between. Desktop, tablet and mobiles are all taken into account so your content is always shown at its best.
Gauge is tightly integrated with Visual Composer (worth $30) so you can quickly and easily build amazing page layouts with over 40 elements, many of them unique to this theme. It also now comes with an excellent front end page builder so you can see the changes to your pages as you make them. Here’s a list of page elements:
- Text block
- Testimonial Slider
- Pricing Table
- Text separator
- Message box
- Social buttons
- Single image
- Image gallery
- Tour section
- Posts slider
- Widgetised sidebar
- Call to action
- Video player
- Google maps
- Raw JS
- Raw HTML
- Flickr widget
- Progress Bar
- Pie Chart
Admins can leave a site rating which can have multiple criteria and good and bad points. Users can also leave a rating and their own reviews using the front-end review form. All review/data complies tohttp://schema.org so ratings are displayed in search results.
Users can leave their own reviews via the front-end review form. Admins can then approve or delete the submitted reviews. All approved user reviews are displayed within the hub.
A hub page is the central page where all the information on a particular item such as a video game is displayed. This may include a review of the game, the latest news, videos and images. Each hub page can have child pages which can optionally be displayed as tabs in the hub page header.
All posts, pages and reviews can be filtered using ajax which means the page doesn’t need to be reloaded, the new content is dynamically loaded into the page for much quicker access. Content can be filtered by date, title, comments, ratings and awards.
You can add teaser background videos to any page header and users can then play the full video with the click of a button.
If you’re using one of my older review themes ReviewIt or Score, Gauge comes with a theme convertor which converts all your old reviews to the new hub pages, it also transfers all the ratings to the new ratings system and review categories and tags.
With the skin manager you can easily switch from a wide to boxed layout, change the colours of every part of the theme, change the fonts for all the different text section with a selection of the most popular Google web fonts and change the widths of all the main content sections to create your own unique theme.
Gauge comes crammed with portfolio options. With multiple column and masonry displays, item filtering, different content positions you have every thing you need to showcase your work.
WooCommerce Fully Integrated
Gauge has been designed to work with WooCommerce out of the box. This means it’s already been styled to look great with this ecommerce plugin so you don’t need to do anything. It also comes with a built-in ajax cart display, secondary image display on hover and more.
BuddyPress Fully Integrated
Gauge is one of the few multipurpose themes to have true BuddyPress integration. Every BuddyPress section has been carefully design to fit right into the theme so you can create the ultimate social network.
bbPress Fully Integrated
If you need to have a forum on the site there’s no need to worry. Gauge is fully integrated with bbPress for all your forum needs.
Why are icon fonts so important? Simple. They are so easy to use, look great at any size and make your content look that much better. Gauge includes the Font Awesome library to give you nearly 400 icons to use throughout your navigation, paragraphs, buttons, lists, and just about anything else you can think about.
Gauge ensures your website looks sharp on high resolution devices by swapping normal resolution for high resolution images and utilises HTML5, CSS3, and icon fonts that don’t distort with larger resolutions displays.
The theme comes with 2 demo data files so you can get the site to look exactly like the demo site you see in the live preview with ease. This is a great way of getting start so you can better understand the theme.
Manage your blog posts better by taking advantage of WordPress custom post formats. The following post formats are included, each with their own unique style and otpions:
Search Engine Optimization
Gauge is built with the latest SEO practices in mind. Semantic HTML5 for better search result placement, correct use of H tags, main content loaded before secondary content – we have it all covered.
Gauge comes with translation files so you can easily translate your site into any language you want. Gauge is also WPML Ready so if you want a multilingual site you can easily switch between languages.
We offer top notch which means you will receive detailed answers to any questions you may have quickly. Trouble using the theme? Find a bug? We’ll solve it for you.
The theme comes with a ton of pre-built templates which you can modify or create your own and save them for future use.
Individual & Global Options
The theme gives you the ability to change the options on each individual post, page, portfolio item or you can do it globally to change them all at once.
Create Unlimited Sidebars
Create unlimited sidebars that you can display on any page you want.
Comes with a child theme so if you ever want to make any code changes they will not be overwritten when you update the theme.
Showcase your navigation links across multiple columns, with headers and icons.
Front-end and Social Login
Gauge comes with its own login pop up form so your users never have to see the WordPress login page. It also works seamlessly with the Social Login plugin so your users can login via Facebook, Twitter etc.
Comes with advanced recent posts and recent comments widgets which you can quickly drag and drop into your sidebar without any need for a plugin.
The theme uses the Redux framework which is a simple, truly extensible options framework for WordPress themes and plugins. This allows you to customize the site live using the WordPress Customizer.
Contact Form 7 Ready
Compatible In All Major Browsers
Valid HTML5 & CSS3