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Smash: A personal, super-customizable, multi-layout WordPress theme

Thank you so much for having a look at Smash!

The goal with Smash was to build a truly unique and expressive WordPress blogging theme. Starting with the unique menu, unmissable position of the author image in the header, big headlines, full-screen images, and ending with multiple layouts and placing an insane amount of customization options at your fingertips, Smash is Bonfire’s most personal, varied and option-filled theme yet.

We wanted to offer a well-defined, instantly memorable design and — through a selection of layouts that are different but still unmistakeably Smash — last you a long time.

Please do have a look at Smash’s demos site here as well as the rest of the content on this page to find out more information about some of the more stand-out elements of the theme, as well as what you can expect when you purchase a Bonfire product.

Features rundown

You can find a lengthier description of Smash’s features on the demo site here, but here’s quick and handy list of the theme’s features for all the list lovers out there (guilty as charged):

  • 4 front page layouts
  • 4 single post layouts
  • unique & customizable profile page
  • extremely clean, well-defined, fully-responsive liquid design
  • ridiculously customizable
  • super unique and customizable full-screen menu and a 2-level, icon-supported drop-down menu
  • Gravatar display on all posts/pages
  • easy logo uploader enabled
  • full-screen, widget-supported Canvas slide
  • beautiful and subtle use of CSS3 and jQuery animations
  • clean and minimal comment form
  • touch-enabled gallery (customized PhotoSwipe)
  • ready for translation/localization (.mo, .po files included)
  • contact form with validation
  • ready-to-edit child theme included
  • tested on several browsers across multiple operating systems and devices (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, iOS, Android)
  • fully retina-ready
  • a ton of extremely customizable shortcodes: alerts, progress bars, text highlighting, dividers, buttons, boxes etc. + shortcodes for YouTube, Vimeo, USTREAM, DailyMotion, + easy shortcode for placing content in columns (text, images, as well as video)
  • extensive documentation


UPDATE 1.5 (September 22, 2014)
- Added separate page color customization options under Appearance > Customize > Pages
UPDATE 1.4 (September 20, 2014)
- Added feature to loading screen: a close button will now appear after 7 seconds, allowing users to get past the loading screen if for example a third-party embed takes too long to load or isn't loading correctly
UPDATE 1.3 (September 19, 2014)
- "Wide" layout now also available on the blog index
- added option to add Spotify button to profile page
- fixed jumpy featured story animation in Chrome
- updated FontAwesome icon set to newest version (now even wider icon selection for menus etc.)
UPDATE 1.2 (September 15, 2014)
- added "Classic" blog index layout
UPDATE 1.1 (September 12, 2014)
Per customer requests:
- added option to add LinkedIn button to profile page
- added option to allow profile page social buttons to be opened in new browser tabs
- the featured story button's icon and tooltip text in the header can now be customized similarly to the Canvas button