Power-Up WordPress With the Bridge Multi-Purpose Theme
Whether you’re a beginner or expert when it comes to building and working with websites, WordPress is a great option as a framework and content management system. Pair it with a great theme and you can get a site up and running in to time with a level of customization that works for your project.
Today, we’re going to take a look at Qode Themes and how you can use these tools to your advantage when building a website. Qode is one of the top sellers on Envato Market, with plenty of great premium WordPress theme options to choose from, including the popular Bridge Multi-Purpose Theme.
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Qode Themes has been releasing premium WordPress themes for personal and commercial use since 2013. The team includes 38 people with a goal of “setting new standards in WordPress themes.” The company is based in Belgrade and focuses on growing talent in the design, development and support areas.
Qode offers a robust set of themes with plenty of options for every design level. With standard and multi-purpose options available, you don’t have to be a master coder to get a great design from a Qode product.
Qode created the top-selling WordPress theme of 2014 – Bridge – and has 15 different themes available right now. Just last month, Qode sold more than 2,400 copies of its themes. The themes feature a verity of design styles, making it possible to find something for almost any creative need. You can preview each theme on the Qode site, and each is available for sale through ThemeForest.
If you have not used a multi-purpose theme before, it’s a great tool. Multi-purpose themes are designed to create a single website template for pretty much any type of use. This theme type comes with every feature you might need in the creation of a website, from a responsive framework to elements such as social media integration, portfolio, eCommerce support, blogging and more.
Multi-purpose themes are a good option because of the number of customization options and features that come with them. The idea behind a multi-purpose theme is that you can create a lot of different types of websites with a single tool. (And with all the options to choose from, you won’t end up with similar sites either.)
Many of Qode’s themes fit in the multi-purpose category. Using one of these for your site will provide you with plenty of flexibility, design options and features to make you site work in just the way you want. A multi-purpose theme is great for anyone planning a site beyond just a blog.
One of Qode’s most popular multi-purpose themes is Bridge. (It was also one of the best-selling themes of 2014 on ThemeForest and was featured in Forbes Magazine.) And at just $58 for a standard license, it will be hard to find more features for this price. Here’s a look at Bridge (or take a tour):
Introduction to the Theme
Bridge is a robust multi-purpose theme packed with features. The theme features a simple and intuitive builder and if you run into any problems, it comes with free lifetime support. Other features include a visual composer, LayerSlider plugin, auto updates, one-click demo import, is retina ready and responsive and includes more than 80 shortcodes. The theme is easy to use and has been downloaded more than 24,000 times with an almost perfect rating.
One of the features included in recent Bridge updates is “layout concepts.” This modern aesthetic includes 24 design outlines for everything from a portfolio to a blog. Each concept provides a framework to start a unique page design with custom-tailored options. These concepts include options for menu placement, image type and size on the home page (full screen or modular), different menu and navigation styles, and options for shop and image sliders.
100 Unique Demos
If you are not sure how to use Bridge or how to make it work, one of the pre-designed demos – there are more than 100 to choose from – might be the way to go. Each demo is designed for a specific type of site or business and includes all the features that you might need in the planning of that specific site type, including a great import tool to get your content into the theme with ease. (And you can further customize if you desire.)
The drag and drop-based visual composer included the Bridge downloads makes building a site easy. The builder is intuitive and allows you to design on the screen, seeing every change you make along the way – not a string of code.
Fonts, Sliders, and Custom Shortcodes
What you do and use with that visual composer is up to you. With plenty of tools to choose from, it will make building a breeze. Bridge comes with full typography control so you can set styles for headers, paragraphs, menus and every other element in the design. (And it’s packed with great typeface options.)
The theme includes a free LayerSlider plugin for great visual display. The slider incudes more than 200 preset two-and three-dimensional transitions to make the most of your images. Bridge is also packed with shortcodes – more than 80 of them – that you can use within your posts and pages.
eCommerce Features & Compatibility
When it comes to eCommerce, Bridge has that arena covered as well. The theme comes with WooCommerce integration – the most popular online shopping tool. WooCommerce powers a quarter of all the stores online. You can use it to sell pretty much anything from t-shirts to cupcakes to event tickets.
And there are plenty of other features as well. (Almost too many to even list.) If you can imagine it, Bridge has a way to help you implement it on your site.
Bridge includes Google Maps integration, all the tools you will ever need to connect your site with social media, two font icon packs, CSS3 animations, parallax and AJAX effects, header skins, multiple logo versions, integrated search, ability to add custom CSS, one-page site options and a great landing page template.
Qode’s Bridge has everything you need to create a great site; just add a little imagination. The theme includes all the tools you need to create almost anything – and if they don’t have it drop the folks at Qode a line.