Parlament: Political WordPress Theme – Introduction

Parlament is a political WordPress theme which features a highly interactive and retina-ready designfully responsive implementation and a focus on user experience, usability and performance. The theme also features a flexible design, top notch support and I think it’s safe to say that is one of the easiest and most intuitive to use political themes on the market right now.

Parlament innovates. There’s no other political theme out there exposing your candidate the way this theme does. We do it with HTML5 niftiness, CSS3 transitions and animations, and last but not least jQuery wizardry to give the end user the best possible web experience one can get using your website. You’ll make a lasting impression on your electors, if you’re going to use the right theme for it – Parlament.

A deeper look into Parlament

Parlament was built using the WordPress best practices and based on all of my working experience, I think once again I’ve done it! I’ve crafted an intuitive, easy, user friendly and future proof political WordPress theme. The usability part and user experience were never neglected during the thought process and implementation of the theme. Before I thought what goes into it, I thought what you’ll get out of it. When I designed Parlament, I started by thinking about its purpose. My purpose was to get your candidate noticed and to help him gain the winning spot.

How Parlament helps your candidate win the race? By providing support for the following plugins:

WPML – multilingual plugin, which enables you to translate your website into several other languages

The Events Calendar & The Events Calendar Pro – organize your candidate’s events and gather masses of people using a simple yet efficient event calendar and management system

Aqua Page Builder – create killer web pages just by using a simple technique which you have already been using all day on the web: Drag and drop. I’ve also extended the functionality of the Aqua Page Builder with no less than 18 versatile custom blocks, to help you stand out ahead of the competition.

Meta Box – Easily control every aspect of the theme by using meta boxes and more.

Parlament has valid HTML5 code, is W3C compliant and makes no use of bloated option panels. We’re using the WordPress Theme Customizer, which was introduced in WordPress 3.4, and it is the place where every single change can be seen right away. Your eyes won’t believe it how easy it is to change things in Parlament. Parallax effects, CSS3 transitions and animations are omnipresent in the design of the theme, which make the experience that much different and enjoyable.

Did I say the Parlament theme is fast? It is crazy fast! You might already know that Google ranks fast websites higher than slower ones. This theme scores 94/100, out of the box, without any optimization or cache plugins. The Parlament political theme has also been crafted with WordPress standards in mind. We followed the WordPress standards and best practices, even before ThemeForest implemented their own guidelines! ;) This theme is one of the few themes on this market that follows the WordPress mantra and is compatible with all the marketplace requirements. The theme also comes packed with astellar documentation, which covers installation, configuration and explanation for each feature of the theme, which will most probably cover all your questions regarding the theme.

Theme Features

  • Responsive, Retina Ready Design.
  • Beautiful CSS3 animations & transitions.
  • Easy to use and intuitive.
  • Makes use only of the Theme Customizer. No bloated option panels.
  • Choose between a text logo or a custom image logo. You can also select logo placement: left or right
  • Enable / disable Donate button.
  • Unlimited color options (change every color in the design)
  • Enable/Disable Smooth Scrolling
  • 4 Hero Section types ( Image with page title, image only, page title only, slider )
  • 6 Widget Areas
  • Individual settings for fixed or normal scrolling for both the hello bar and the header bar.
  • Powerful Page Builder (extremely intuitive, very similar to WordPress Widgets)
  • Post Formats ( Standard, Image, Gallery, Video )
  • Lightbox (powered by View.js) and Slideshows (powered by FlexSlider 2)
  • Enhanced for Performance ( 94 / 100 in Google PageSpeed )
  • Favicon support & custom login logo
  • Translation ready
  • Focus on user experience, usability and performance
  • Well organized and commented code. SEO optimized
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • Extensive documentation
  • Free basic Theme Support
  • Compatible with the Icy Social plugin.
  • Compatible with the Aqua Page Builder by Syamil MJ.
  • Compatible with the WP-PageNavi plugin.
  • Compatible with the Contact Form 7 plugin.
  • Compatible with the The Events Calendar plugin.
  • Compatible with the The Events Calendar PRO plugin.
  • Compatible with the WPML plugin (includes custom language switcher in hello bar).
  • Compatible with the MailChimp plugin (for email collection)
  • Compatible with the Meta Box plugin.