WP Theme Review: Victoria
Victoria is a magazine-style WordPress theme with a classic feel, based on the DP Shiny Theme by Frazier Media. Posts are separated into two main columns with blog entries on the left and feature articles in the main top window and right-hand column.
- Supports Flickr thumbnails
- Rotating header image
- Extensive footer with links & archives
- Tested on Firefox, IE 6 & 7
- Ad free
Although the author of this theme has done his best to simplify and make it lightweight & user-friendly, the Victoria theme still needs some customization before you can start using it. IMO, what makes this theme less attractive is the fact that it doesn’t work out of the box and because it’s not widget-ready. I know that a lot of WordPress users depend on a lot of widgets for their blogs these days.
Despite of all that, the Victoria theme is without a doubt a beautifully designed WordPress theme. And hats-off to Andrew for doing an excellent job of creating a new and beautiful theme out of the DP Shiny theme. If only he wasn’t that busy, I know this theme would be a much better theme. Btw, I give this theme a 3.5 out of 5.
NOTE: If you do decide to download and use this theme, don’t forget to you read the included instructions and make sure that you follow them carefully.
Check out or download the Victoria theme for WordPress.