It’s been a while since I last reviewed a WordPress theme so I decided to start off the year with one. Today I’m featuring the ColdStone WordPress theme, one of the best looking premium themes around. Just by looking at the screenshot below, I’m sure most of you will agree with me.
ColdStone is a 2-column, widget-ready and feature-packed premium WordPress Theme created by Nick Roach of Elegant Themes.
Coldstone offers a unique blend of grungy and professional elements. The theme comes with three unique homepage formats, including Business Style, Blog Style, and Magazine Style, and a robust options menu that makes managing ColdStone fast and easy.
- Widget ready sidebars
- Theme Option Pages
- Custom thumbnail images
- PSD files
- Valid XHTML + CSS
- Smooth tabless design
- IE7 + IE6, Firefox, Opera, Netscape, Safari compatible
- WordPress 2.7 compatible
- Three Unique Post Formats
- Threaded Comments
- Featured Articles
- Gravatar ready
- Firefox compatible
- Advertisement Ready
ColdStone is widget-ready which is a must-have feature for widget lovers and it is also Gravatar ready so you won’t have to worry about installing a WordPress plugin or customizing/editing the theme’s comments.php file to enable gravatars. As an extra bonus, the theme author has included the PSD files for this theme for customization purposes. Although I’m not 100% sure, I’m pretty positive that it includes a PSD file for the header image so you can customize it and change it to your blog’s name.
One important thing to note is that the ColdStone theme is already WordPress 2.7 compatible so you won’t have to bother editing your theme files to work with the latest version of WordPress. Since it is compatible with WordPress 2.7, it also means that you can have threaded comments on your blog.
I’ve always admired the WordPress themes created by Nick Roach over at Elegant Themes but if you ask me based on what I’ve seen and tried from the demo, ColdStone is by far the best work done by Nick. I love every element of this theme from the color scheme to the custom graphics (especially the background image) to the overall layout and design. The ColdStone theme is very neat and professional looking. Honestly, I would’ve purchased this theme for JaypeeOnline if I haven’t just recently purchased one.
For those of you who arent’ familiar with Elegant Themes, for a small fee of $19.95/year you’ll have access to their entire collection of premium WordPress themes including the ColdStone theme and support if you need any help with the themes you purchased.
DISCLOSURE: JaypeeOnline is an affiliate of Elegant Themes.