Unite WordPress Theme has a modern and responsive layout suitable to build a Wedding website. This theme is responsive means it is optimized for devices ranging from desktops, laptops, tablets to mobile phones. This theme is fully customizable as per the requirements and gives a control over all the setting options. This theme offers premium quality and functionality but it is completely free. It can be used as static website and/or blog.
It comes with very good features. This theme is compatible with WooCommerce plugin which is responsible for establishing payment gateway on your website & create your own eStore. It has a built-in Popular Posts Widget, infinite scroll (powered by Jatpack) and translation support. Then it comes packed with fancy image slider, SEO friendly structure, logo support, social links and completely widgetized homepage. You can upload your own favicon using theme option. It supports unlimited color variations that can be managed via simple yet powerful Theme Options provided in the theme.
If you are planning to gift something unique and special to your loved ones on their wedding, then a website for their wedding is the best idea to make the moment more auspicious. It is really not an easy task to keep your guests well informed about the latest happenings and events through an invitation card and text messages. Also after the wedding you wish to share your photos with the closed ones so this can be easily managed through a website. After going through so many themes related to wedding I came across Unite Theme.
Unite is the theme to present all your photos or images of the wedding in an elegant way. If it is modified then it can also be used to build a blog where images plays a very important role. But before actually giving my point of view I decided to review the theme based on certain important points that will definitely help others to make the decision that is best suited.
Design and UX:
This theme allows to build a photo centric website in an elegant way. It gives the full control on all the settings of the theme options. The site indeed looks appealing to the visitors as this theme also allows to add the sliders for the site. It also provides with the option to add color and images to the header and the background. This theme provides with a good experience to the users as all the options are simple and easy to implement for the website.
This theme provides with a very responsive layout that works well on all the devices. It provides with a fluid layout to give a better experience to the visitors who are visiting your site so that they can access the site easily from anywhere.
Ease of Customization:
This theme provides with all the options that can be easily customized to give an appealing look to the site. This theme provides with the three widgetized area for home page. There are different settings to add the images and use different colors from the color picker as per the requirement. This theme is very simple to understand and a person with no technical knowledge can use it easily. All the options related to the customization of the theme can be found in:
Appearance >> Customize
Some of the options that are present to customize the theme are:
This theme allows to add Sliders for the site along with the links for the Sliders. In order to use sliders for this theme CPT Bootstrap Carousel is to be activated.
It provides with the full width page template in order to change the layout of the particular page.
Allows to add the icon and site title for the website.
To make it appealing for the visitors it allows to add the color for header and background.
One can also add the images for the header as well as the background with different options such as position, attachment and repeat.
It provides with three widgetized area for the home page.
This theme is compatible with WooCommerce to create your own store and also translation ready.
Speed and Load Order:
One of the main thing of concern for any website is its speed and time taken to load it. So I decided to check its GooglePage Speed for this theme. The page speed for mobile devices was 69/100 and for the desktop it was 85/100.
In order to scan all its files to know about any malicious and unwanted code and whether this theme followed the standards and practices of WordPress, I checked it by activating 2 plugins Theme Authenticity Checker (TAC) and Theme Check.
Search Engine Optimization
Basic search engine optimization is done such as,
Post Title on Blog Archive is in <H1> 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.
Unite is a free theme that is used to build a wedding website and also gives you the chance to create a blogging website where the main focus is on the images. It is used to represent the site with different background and images in an elegant way. It is a very simple theme with a very basic settings that is indeed very simple to understand. You cannot expect this theme to build a very complex site but it is best suited to build a simple wedding or blogging related site. As the speed and performance of any site plays a very vital role so the performance of this theme is optimized by W3 Total Cache. You will also feel that you have a control on all the options through the settings.
Provides with a full page template layout to build a blogging website.
To make the site attractive for the visitors, it allows to add sliders for it.
Allows to add the background color as well as the color for the header.
One can add images for the background as well as the header.
Though one is able to change the color of the header but the color of the menu cannot be changed.
By selecting the sliders there is no way to re order them.
The theme does not provide with the page builder.
It does not provide with Google fonts or other awesome fonts to be applied to different sections and elements.