As it’s name suggests, Wedding Style is a free WordPress theme specially designed for organizing weddings. One can provide details including wedding date, venue and share the page URL with guests. There are special layouts for pages like ‘Our Story’, Bride page etc. This theme also provides with many theme options and allows to customize it as per the requirements.
Great Features of Wedding Style Theme:
Wedding Style theme comes with 30 pre-installed fonts which can be used for typography and make it appealing for the visitors.
This theme provides with Adsense or other advertisement platform widgets ready to monetize the site.
It provides with animated slider that can be directly embedded on the front page.
To make it appealing for the visitors, the gallery page is having images with lightbox effect.
It also provides with a dedicated layout for blog posts and pages with sidebar.
It is also a very responsive theme that works great on all the devices and is a fluid responsive theme.
It gives you the full control over all the Settings options.
As Social media plays a very important role for building any of the site, so it allows to add social media links for the site.
There are different custom widgets that are provided by this theme and can be used as per the requirements.
It was a pleasant moment for all of us in the office that day. One of my colleague announced that he was soon getting married. I decided to gift him with a wedding website from which he could share his photos and invite guests for his wedding. So I was in a need of a very elegant theme that will easily carry this load. While searching for wedding themes, the very first theme that I tried using was “Wedding Style“. Here I am sharing my experience with this theme.
First of all it contains a slider that features photo slides. Then it has a circular photo with content box which is suitable for showing main events. Next part is the featured post part which can be used to show lifetime favorite article on front page. And the last one is gallery of photos. This way it can easily show all important events on front page. So design wise it is good enough.
Ease of Customization:
On activating this theme you get following customizing options in Appearance => Customize.
Wedding Style – Customizer options
Wedding Style – Font settings
Wedding Style – Widgetized areas
Further this theme has multiple Theme Options that will help you customize this theme with every minute detail directly from dashboard. These theme options are as follows:
It has 6 layouts for pages namely fullwidth page, page with content and one right sidebar, page with content-one left sidebar, page with content-two right sidebar, page with content-two left sidebar, page with left sidebar-content-right sidebar.
Option to change content width.
Custom CSS box, custom logo, favicon, Custom HTML box for footer, show/hide social icons and post meta data.
Option to show top posts from specific categories on home page.
Option to add code to appear in various sections of all pages of your blog like header section, body section, top of all single posts, bottom of all single posts.
Choose typography for header, input texts, primary font, secondary fonts, etc.
Insert slider with unlimited slides and several effects to choose.
wedding style – Layout editor
wedding style – slider options
wedding style – general options
Wedding Style is a fluid responsive theme. It can easily adapt devices ranging from desktops, laptops, tablets to mobile phones.
Wedding style – Mobile Portrait version
Wedding style – Tablet landscape version
Wedding style – Tablet Portrait version
Page Load Speed:
Page load speed for wedding site may differ with the content included in it. 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 Wedding Style demo on Mobile and Desktop mode. The Performance is not impressive on mobile. To overcome this, caching plugin can be used in it named W3 Total Cache and WP Cache.
Search Engine Optimization:
This theme is not built with SEO in mind which is necessary for better search engine rank. It is advised to use Yoast SEO WordPress plugin for 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:
Wedding style – TAC result
Wedding style – Theme Checker result
This theme when checked with Theme checker plugin shows some notices as the theme uses some deprecated styles of writing constructor for a class. If it is replaced then the theme is all set to use.
This theme is easy to setup and use. It can be used for a wedding website as an online invitation and a catalog of wedding memories. Despite of being a free theme it is well styled and multiple theme options as mentioned are provided. So one with less demands can go for this theme. It will work for them.
Custom CSS and other Custom HTML boxes is key feature.
Slider included with multiple options.
Multiple typography options.
3 custom widgets are provided with it namely: Advertisement, Spider random posts and testimonials posts.
Not compatible with WordPress 4.4
It lacks in SEO.
It is not a retina ready theme i.e. it cannot adapt iPad or iPhone screens.