The Sydney Theme is made by aThemes, a WordPress theme company. Started by Charlie Livingston in 2013 as a one-man team, aThemes now has 6+ workers and a growing portfolio of WordPress themes.
Sydney is their most popular theme so far with 203,000 downloads from WordPress.org theme registry alone. The company asserts that their theme has been downloaded more than 600,000 times.
Sydney Theme comes in two varieties a free form accessible from WordPress.org theme directory and a paid version. The version comes with additional features + premium support.
Features of Sydney Theme
Full Screen Slider
You can utilize this stunning full screen slider to demonstrate stunning pictures with a trademark and a Call-to-activity to inspire your guests at first sight. The extraordinary thing about this header slider is the way that it’s built with WordPress Customizer, which implies you can adjust it right in the Live Customizer and see the change in real time.
Parallax effect makes scrolling fun and creates a more engaging experience for users. Sydney theme enables you to add parallax background effect to any line in your theme design. You can add parallax effect to numerous rows on the same page.Combining parallax with the full screen header and other theme features enables you to create beautiful modern websites with in minutes.
600+ Google Fonts
Sydney theme gives a less demanding approach to stack any of the 600+ fonts in your theme. Simply go to customizer and click on fonts. Select the section where you want to use Google fonts and simply add the font name. There is no need to install an extra plugin to utilize Google fonts or load them by altering your theme files
Sydney is designed to be the perfect theme for a modern business website. It enables you to effortlessly set up your landing page utilizing block based layout. Just add the built-in blocks to your theme’s landing page to rapidly make an expert looking frontpage for your site.
Crelly Slider Support (Pro)
The pro version of Sydney Theme accompanies built-in support for free Crelly Slider plugin. The header area of Sydney theme can show full screen slideshows and it works out of the crate with Crelly Slider module. This makes it extremely easy for anyone to include a delightful slider with very little effort and no coding knowledge.
Sydney comes with 12 custom widgets included into the free version. The expert form of theme includes 4 extra custom widgets that you can add any where on your website. Here is a list of custom widgets included in the theme:
- Contact info widget
- Video widget
- Call to action widget
- Clients widget
- Employees widget
- Facts widget
- Latest news widget
- Services types widgets
- List widget
- Social profile widget
- Testimonials widget
- Skills widget
- Timeline widget (Pro)
- Latest news in carousel widget (Pro)
The free version of Sydney theme accompanies two read to use page templates. First page format can be utilized to make a Sydney subject first page. A full width page template that you can use to make any sort of page. This full-width template can likewise be utilized to make landing pages with any of the free or paid WordPress page builder plugins.
The pro version comes with five additional page formats with various design choices. These page templates include contact, featured header default, featured header wide, no header – default, no header wide.
Documentation and Support
Generally free WordPress themes don’t come with detailed documentation. Most free themes have exceptionally restricted support choices with no guaranteed response from developers. Sydney theme gives excellent documentation even to the free form of theme.
The documentation includes video tutorials to setup your theme and use all its features.Clients can likewise post inquiries in the support forums where theme developers can answer their inquiries. The pro version of the theme gives you access to priority support and an year of guaranteed updates for the paid version.