Do you enjoy WordPress as much as we do? Do you keep a close eye on the latest developments and innovations in the fast-growing industry? Then you simply cannot miss a freebie that we are going to talk about in this post. Kustrix Lite is a trendy, well-coded and impressively powerful free WordPress theme that saw the light of the day a couple of weeks ago, but has already managed to win the hearts and souls of the avid WordPress fans.
The theme was developed by TemplateMonster. The world-known developer of ready-made web design stuff, the company keeps on enhancing its products with new and innovative functionality. Kustrix is no exception. Looking and performing pretty much similar to its older premium brother, this theme is designed to break the stereotype about free web design stuff. Available for download under an absolutely free license, Kustrix Lite boasts a number of features that you can find in premium themes. So, let’s put first things first.
Kustrix Lite is a free WordPress template licensed under GPL v3.0. The latter gives web masters the entire freedom to install the theme on an unlimited number of web resources and tweak its code any way you wish.
The theme is intended to become a rock-solid foundation of fashion and beauty blogs. Personal web projects, business sites, and portfolios will also look impressive when built with its help. Thanks to a simple, clean layout of the template, the content is quick-to-scan and easy-to-read. Whitespace also perfectly manages its role of bringing a well-balanced look to the template. The pages are spacious and airy, which creates a positive first impression of your visitors.
When landing on the front page of your blog, people will be introduced to a large Smart Slider, welcoming them in and showcasing your most trending topics. A drop-down menu above it is not sticky. However, it perfectly copes with its role of guiding people to the rest of your site’s content in a quick and intuitive manner. A set of neat social media icons placed at the very top of the page lets your visitors reach your official Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+ profiles with a click. By the way, each blog post is accompanied with a selection of social sharing icons, letting the readers share their preferred pieces of content with ease.
Moving further down the design of the theme’s front page, your attention will be captured with a card-based set of banners guiding people to the most trending categories of your web resource. Thanks to a 2-column content structure, you will have an opportunity to highlight the latest blog publications and provide your visitors with a set of additional navigation elements in a user-friendly manner.
Just like other GPL WordPress themes from TemplateMonster, Kustrix Lite is pre-loaded with WordPress Live Customizer. This is a handy tool letting you apply quick changes to the theme and watching the results of your work live, without any coding skills required. The changes that you can apply with the help of this tool include modification of color schemes, menus, widgets, header, footer, sidebars, and other elements of the theme’s design. The administration panel is built in an intuitive way, so you do not need to be an experienced web master to start working with it right away.
Kustrix Lite features several pre-designed layout options that you can choose from. These include a layout with a right or left sidebar or with no sidebars at all. Due to the flexible widget areas (which can be reached via the theme settings panel), you can feel the ease of managing the position of any widget area with a click. See the results of the modification live, and apply all necessary changes without page reloads. Keep on tweaking the design until you attain the desired results. The widgets that are included into the theme’s pack are calendar, archives, tag cloud, comments, social media feeds, etc.
The primary goal of Kustrix Lite is to provide you with a ready-made solution that will help you get started with your blog right away. That’s why the theme’s pack is pre-loaded with the features that are specifically intended to present your publications in the most favorable light.
The theme supports the possibility to create custom post types for any kind of content that you have on your mind. Thus, you can enhance your web resource with audio and video, gallery, link, quote, image, status, aside and other posts that can be added with labels, features and other specs.
A set of Google web fonts can be reached via WordPress Live Customizer, letting you bring a personal touch to your online project. Additionally, you can enhance your blog posts with page-width and small featured images. There is an option to enable or disable the display of the author/date/tags/categories and other data next to your publications.
The freebie is compatible with all the latest WordPress versions. It runs on a fully responsive, cross-browser compatible framework. SEO-friendly and lightweight, is ensures top-notch performance of your blog or website in search engines.
Alongside with the primary goal to help you share your publications with the web community, the theme is intended to establish a long-lasting relation with your audience. Several working forms are integrated for the purpose. Thus, your readers can use a contact form to reach you directly or subscribe to the latest blog updates via a newsletter subscription form.
As a cool bonus to the theme, you are provided with a selection of all layered PSD files that make the design look and feel like in live demo. A number of extra page layouts for Portfolio/About/Our Team/Services/Testimonials are intended to make your web resource far more informative and save your time on the development of custom designs.
As you can see, the theme includes all the basic functionality that you need to build a blog, and even more. So, go ahead, download the freebie and feel its full potential on your own.
Important note: the theme doesn’t include images in the download package.