Fusion theme is developed for designer firms, artists, service providers and business entrepreneurs. It provides with Responsive design layout . Many of the useful features are provided and it allows for easy customization as per the requirements.
Simple and professional layout theme. It contains the various menus on the top of the page like home, about, blog, Location and all types of page templates. It has in built pages such as the contact form, portfolios with different layouts ( portfolio large, medium, portfolio with sidebar, etc), full width template, sitemap, login page etc.
The Fusion Business WordPress Theme offers a large full-screen slider for homepage region which is packed with lot of styling options. The slider background permit you to use unique background images for every slide that means you can really set a unique look for homepage region. The slider allow you to choose different transition effects for images, fonts displayed on every slide.
The theme is adjustable with all type of business niche and needs. Theme customizer and Custom Background images and many more features are supported. This theme attracts visitors with its cutting edge style.
For Startups, tech companies or design firms to flourish, need to reach out public and the best way is through websites. To build a business or corporate website you will get lot many WordPress themes but to choose the best is real task. I have used a theme by Elegant Themes named Fusion. Here is my short review on this theme.
Design & UX:
Fusion WordPress theme is featured with a slider for homepage that will display posts, pages as slides. In this theme you will get breadcrumbs for each child page for better navigation. Homepage has settings to add content areas for testimonials, recent news, client logos, etc. So over all this theme is good by design.
Ease of Customization:
Following is a brief description of Customization options included in this theme. You will get settings in Appearance => Customize and Appearance => Fusion Theme Options. Here is a brief description of the theme options with screenshots of dashboard.
You get customization options like Colors, fonts, upload background image, manage menus, etc.
Fusion – Live Customizer – Colors
Fusion – Live Customizer – Fonts
Fusion – Live Customizer – Schemes
Fusion – Ad management
Fusion – Code Integration
Fusion – General Settings – General
Fusion – Layout Settings – General Settings
Fusion – Navigation – General Settings
Fusion – SEO – Index page SEO
General – You can upload logo image, favicon image, background image, etc. You can add Custom CSS from here.
Homepage – Enable/disable Content Areas, testimonials, manage client logos, etc.
Featured Slider – Enable/disable Featured Slider, number of posts/pages to be displayed in slider, etc.
Pages – Here you can choose to remove certain pages from the navigation menu, enable/disable dropdown menus from the pages navigation bar, etc.
Categories – Here you can choose to remove certain categories from the navigation menu, enable/disable dropdown menus from the categories navigation bar, empty categories, sort your categories, etc.
General settings – Disable top tier dropdown menu links.
Single Post Layout – Here you can choose which items appear in the postinfo section on single post pages, show/hide comments on posts and post thumbnails.
Single page layout – show/hide comments on pages and thumbnails.
General settings – Here you can choose which items appear in the postinfo section on pages.
Un-widgetized Ads – Enable/disable Single Post 468×60 banner from here. Enabling this option will display a 468×60 banner ad on the bottom of your post pages below the single post content. It accepts banner image, destination url, adsense code.
SEOsettings: Manage Homepage SEO, single post page SEO, Index page SEO from here.
Code integration – Enable/disable and add header code, body code, code to the top of your posts, code to the bottom of your posts, before the comments.
Page, Post, Page templates, Widgets and Widgetized areas options of this theme:
Fusion – Page Templates and page & post options
Fusion – Quick tags for posts and pages
Fusion – Widgets and Widgetized areas
Widgets – ET About me widget, ET Adsense widget, ET Advertisement widget, ET custom logo widget.
Widgetized areas – 1 primary sidebar & 3 footer widgtized areas are included in this theme.
Page templates – Blog, Contact, Gallery, Portfolio, login, search, sitemap, fullwidth. Page templates have some advanced setting options when that particular template is selected. See above screenshots.
Quick Tags – Add ET learn more block, ET box, ET button, ET tabs and ET author bio directly into page, posts and pages.
ET Settings Meta Box – If the particular page/post is displayed in the featured slider on homepage, you can set options for it from here. Options like Slider background image, Slide Title, Description, Read More button text and Custom Link.
This theme is 100% responsive to all devices ranging from desktops, laptops, tablets to mobile phones. The content gets automatically adjusted according to the screen size.
Fusion – Blog page on mobile
Fusion – Mobile menu
Fusion – Tablet portrait version
Page load speed:
The PageSpeed score depends on the demo page content, caching of the page, number of HTTP requests, Image sizes and lot many other parameters. I checked the Google PageSpeed of Fusion official demo on Mobile and Desktop mode. The Performance is quiet impressive on both devices as W3 Total Cache plugin is used for speeding up site.
Search Engine Optimization:
Basic search engine optimization is done such as,
Post Title on Blog Archive is in <H2> tag
On Single Post, the title is in <H1> tag
In-built Breadcrumb available for better navigation for Search bot
It is advised to use Yoast SEO WordPress plugin for even better SEO for the site.
I have scanned this theme with TAC plugin for authenticity and with Theme Check plugin for WordPress standards of theme code, the result is as shown below:
Fusion – TAC result
Fusion – Theme Check result
TAC shows that it has hardcoded/static links in footer.php which is not an issue as these are not malicious scripts. But theme checker has given lot of warnings which needs to be resolved.
Support and help:
This theme is built by Elegant Themes club which provides good support to customers in case of any queries. They provide support forum, email support and ticket support for their member customers.
Custom CSS box.
Custom code boxes to add code in header, footer, body.