Every day, thousands of new WordPress sites are created. It’s getting harder and harder to stand out from the crowd and show quality and freshness when designing you site.
In this detailed review, I will show you one highly customizable WordPress Theme you can very easily get grips with to create a unique website, that will present your content the best possible way:
Impreza WordPress Theme is very fast, flexible, with a lot of different features included. The available customizations will let you use it for different types of websites.
With more than 9,000 sales and an average rating of 4.89, Impreza Theme occupies one of the top positions in ThemeForest.
Let’s see what it has to offer:
Who is this theme for? And is it for you?
When I first saw the theme I was really impressed, then when I had the chance to use it, I was amazed.
WordPress Theme Impreza has the set of functions to help you turn your online project a reality. It has a clean design which allows you to create any type of website. Еverything from personal to corporate one.
Installing Impreza WordPress Theme
To install Impreza, access the backend of your WordPress application and navigate to the Appearance section. Once inside, click on Themes > Add new. Find the .zip file provided when purchasing the theme and upload it:
After the successful installation you will be promoted to activate the theme or live preview it:
Clicking activate will lead you to Welcome screen allowing you to make a couple of changes right from the start. Firstly go through the Recommended plugins and install them:
Here’s a list of the plugins:
WPBakery Visual Composer – This plugin will turn your WordPress into powerful page builder, allowing you to build any layout you can imagine. Impreza theme needs this plugin to run properly, so you need to add it.
Slider Revolution – This is an innovative, responsive WordPress Slider Plugin that displays your content the beautiful way. This plugin is not mandatory, install it only if you need it.
Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer – Includes Visual Composer premium addon elements like Icon, Info Box, Interactive Banner, Flip Box, Info List & Counter. This is also not a mandatory plugin, but since you are adding Visual Composer, I would recommend installing it for adding more functions to the page builder.
How to import demo content?
Again on the welcome screen you will find Import Demo content section. Click on Go to Demo import and choose one of the 3 available demos:
It might seem that only 3 demos it’s not big of a choice, but, believe me, they are more than enough to fit the project you are building. You can preview the demos, and once you decide to go with one of them, click on the corresponding picture and push Import button below. Note that you can also import Demo content, Theme Options and Revolutions Sliders by checking the boxes:
What are the main features that will help you impress your visitors?
A lot of WordPress themes are stuffed with tons of features you will probably never going to use, Impreza is not one of them.
Super clean and flexible, Impreza WordPress theme has eye catching design and all the essential features inside. Here are some of the main options:
Retina ready and fully responsive.
4 different header layouts.
Visual Composer built for Impreza.
Unlimited colors and style options.
Built-in contact forms.
SEO optimized code.
Getting started with Impreza WordPress Theme
Importing one of the demos is the first step of configuring Impreza Theme. To make it fit your project, go to Theme Options inside the newly appeared menu in your WordPress dashboard, and the first section you will see is General Settings allowing you to:
Select logo type: Text/Image.
Upload your logo/favicon.
Set logo height.
Sidebar position and etc.
Changing the site layout from wide to boxed, and enabling the responsiveness can be made from inside Layout options. Here you can also adjust the ration between the site content and the sidebar:
Countless color and styling options available
Don’t change the color of your logo to fit your theme colors, do the opposite: change your WordPress theme to fit your brand colors. Impreza theme styling section allows you to modify basically all of the theme colors. You can choose one of the predefined color pairs and if needed you can completely change the colors assigned to specific sections of your site, by clicking on the radio buttons:
Impressive header layouts available
You can easily modify the header to fit your needs by accessing Header options inside your theme admin panel. Impreza has 5 different header layouts to choose from and a couple of other modifications included:
One more thing that is absolutely great about this theme. If you are running an international business and you need your site translated into different languages, Impreza theme has a great widget that can be included in the header allowing the visitor to choose a different language. You will find in at the bottom of the page:
Creating a Landing page with Impreza WordPress theme
I am sure you’ve noticed the simple and easy to use admin dashboard, now let’s take a look how you can build a landing page with this clean WordPress theme.
Go to Pages > Add new and activate Visual Composer by clicking on the button Backend editor (if you wish to deactivate this drag and drop plugin, press Classic mode button). Start building your landing page by adding text block, elements or choose one of the available templates:
I personally prefer building the page all by myself, but the template section has plenty to offer. Find the most suitable for your business, and load it on your blank page to begin adding content:
The grid that will appear has many different settings that can be additionally modified. Drag and drop the elements to arrange them the way you want, edit rows or columns width and etc.
Finally, you have your own, clean Contact Me page:
Customizing your Blog section with Impreza WordPress Theme
Modifying your blog section with Impreza theme passes through several stages:
Firstly, inside Theme options > Blog options you can set what should be the sidebar position, post preview layout, what posts elements to be visible inside each article (date, author, comments, tags), social sharing buttons, related posts below each article and etc.:
Secondly, to load your articles on your website create new page and use the Blog element to set the specific category you want to be visible on this page:
Finally, inside each post you are given a couple of additional settings that you can modify: Make the header sticky or completely remove it; Show widgets area inside the footer; 3 different featured image layouts to choose from:
Going through all these steps is not required or mandatory, but it will definitely help you create beautiful blog page:
What is the price of this WordPress theme?
Impreza is available for purchase at a price of $59 from ThemeForest.net, which is really standard price for this kind of theme.
There are a lot of other WordPress themes that have more features and settings included, but this is not always an advantage.
What I really liked about Impreza is the clean and simple to use admin area. Up front looks even better: clean, responsive and easy to navigate. A theme I would recommend for personal sites, small businesses or creative agencies.
Impreza is already loved by thousands, but if you are still now sure this is the right theme for your next project, contact me so we can discuss your needs.
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