Harmony is a WordPress Theme that designed to build a website related to Bands and Musicians. Itis built with a one-page style. Different parts of the page can be scrolled which would be loved by the visitors. It is a very responsive theme that works great on all the devices and is compatible with all the browsers. The header of the page contains a beautiful background picture to make it appealing for the visitors.
ePanel allows you to toggle on and off features, adjust your layout, manage advertisements, control colors, optimize for search engines and more and it is well integrated on WordPress Dashboard. It gives you the control over the settings through the advanced options and can be easily customized as per the needs. It also allows you to upload your images, videos and also you can schedule events. It consists of different page templates and also reduces the efforts as it can be used easily.
It is compatible with almost all the browsers. It allows to give a different look and feel to your website and apply it on different sections and elements through the multiple colors that are available. It also provides with many shortcodes that allows you to improve the functionality and helps to create an attractive layout.
If you are a Rockstar, a musician or a band group and you want your music to reach out to people then I will suggest go for a website and let people explore your music. WordPress music and band themes are the best choice for developing website these days. All you have to do is get the best theme for it. How a theme can be best for a band website? It is important that a theme should include the ability to play songs, handle events, upload photo galleries and sell products at a time. Harmony theme by Elegant Themes is the one who has all these features. I have explored this theme and have following views for it.
Design & UX:
Harmony has a header image uploaded with center aligned site title or logo. Then the entire homepage has different sections to enable/disable as per need. In this theme you will get breadcrumbs for each child page for better navigation. This theme supports features that serves two in one purposes of music and ecommerce websites as it is compatible with WooCommerce plugin. You get special two custom post types to create events and galleries.
Ease of Customization:
Following is a brief description of Customization options included in this theme. You will get settings in Appearance => Customize and Appearance => Harmony Theme Options. Here is a brief description of the theme options with screenshots of dashboard.
You get customization options like Site identity, Colors, fonts, upload background image, manage menus, etc.
Harmony – Live Customizer – Colors
Harmony – Live Customizer – Fonts
Harmony – ePanel – General settings
Harmony – ePanel – Homepage settings
Harmony – Layout Settings – Single Page layout
Harmony – Layout Settings – Single post layout
General – You can upload logo image, favicon image, manage different sections like songs, gallery, etc. You can add Custom CSS from here and many more settings.
Homepage – Manage different sections of homepage like recent posts, gallery, albums, etc.
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.
Harmony – Navigation – Categories
Harmony – Navigation – Pages
Harmony – SEO – Index page SEO
Harmony – SEO – Single post page SEO
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:
Harmony – Portfolio page template settings
Harmony – Quick tags for posts and pages
Harmony – Widgetized areas and Widgets
Harmony – Event CPT settings
Harmony – Gallery CPT settings
Widgets – ET About me widget, ET Adsense widget, ET Advertisement 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.
Custom Post Type – Event and Gallery posts.
Quick Tags – Add ET learn more block, ET box, ET button, ET tabs and ET author bio directly into page, posts and products, Event Custom Post Type, Gallery Custom Post Type.
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.
Harmony – Mobile landscape version
Harmony – Mobile portrait version – mobile menu
Harmony – 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 Harmony official demo on Mobile and Desktop mode. The Performance is quiet impressive on both the devices.
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:
Harmony – TAC result
Harmony – Theme Check result
TAC shows that it has hardcoded/static links in footer.php & home.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.
Integrated with Contact form 7.
Ecommerce features integrated with WooCommerce, CPTs – Event and Gallery.
You can add videos, audios, galleries.
Page builder is not included.
This theme is absolutely suitable for a band/music group. With the number of page templates you can build any business site as well.