The Spacious WordPress theme is a responsive theme which is provided by Themegrill. You can use this theme for any kind of website like Business, Portfolio, Blogging, etc. But it is recommended for business use mostly with the features it includes. This theme provides awesome sliders to showcase images and information on the homepage, with redirect links to other pages or posts or websites. It comes packed with 4 page layouts, 6 templates, 4 blog display, multiple widget areas.
You can choose the boxed or wide layout as you like. This will reflect in whole site, also you can change the content width. Its template load very fast to enhance user experience, it is easy to use. Spacious theme template is fully responsive on any device with touch experience.
Key features of Spacious WordPress Theme–
Boxed & Wide Layout option to choose
Translation Ready so you can easily localize your website, just create Language files.
Custom Widgets included
For building a WordPress website it is necessary that we find an appropriate theme to build our website with. It is not at all an easy job to find a theme with all features in one that too when we cannot take a risk of buying a theme and then check it. But there are certain free themes that are capable of meeting all your requirements. One of it is Spacious WordPress theme. I have used this theme and have following views for it:
Spacious can be used for business, blogging or any type of website as it is integrated with features for respective websites. It comes packed with multiple page layouts like Default Layout, Right Sidebar, Left Sidebar, No Sidebar Full Width, No Sidebar Content Centered. It has 4 widgetized areas in footer. It has specified two page templates namely business template and contact page template. Both front end and backend are simple to use and understand.
Ease of Customization:
This theme has followed the latest standards of Live Customizer. All the theme options are included in to live customizer now which makes us easy to view all changes live.
Customizer Layout options
Site Identity – To change title, tagline and upload site icon.
Colors – To change background and header colors.
Header image, background image changing options.
Menus – To change menu locations and manage menus.
Widgets – It has 3 widgetized sidebars namely: Right sidebar, Header sidebar and Footer sidebar. Footer has 4 widgetized areas.
Header options – To upload logo, display settings of header.
Design options – Select site layout: fullwidth or boxed, default layout for all pages and posts, default layout for pages only, default layout for posts only, blog post display types, light and dark skin options and custom css box.
Additional options – to upload favicon.
Slider options – slider on all pages, uploading slides and enable or disable slider on posts.
This theme is very responsive and adapts itself to all screen resolutions including retina devices. It gets well structured on devices ranging from desktops to mobile phones.
Tablet Portrait version
Tablet landscape version of Page with Right sidebar layout
Menu in landscape version
Page load Speed:
It depends on the website developer that how much content he adds to his site which may impact the 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 Spacious official demo on Mobile and Desktop mode.
The score is not that bad but can be increased by using WP Cache plugin which will load pages faster.
Search Engine Optimization:
Post Title on Blog Archive is in <H2> tag
On Single Post, the title is in <H1> tag
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:
TAC plugin result for Spacious
Theme Check plugin result for Spacious
The theme is perfect by code and safe to use as per the results.
This theme is simple to use and has multiple important features. It can be used for business or blog websites. The impressive feature of this theme is the multiple layout options for pages and posts. It has widgetized footer and options are available to make it boxed and fullwidth. Another key feature that impresses me is, it is a translation ready theme. You can easily localize your website in to 10+ languages. So overall it is a nice theme.
Multiple page and post layouts.
3 widgetized sidebars namely right sidebar, header sidebar and footer sidebar.
Custom CSS box included.
Responsive and retina ready.
Page templates namely business template and contact page template do not work as named. They are not well coded.