Mad Talent Designs – Melbourne

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With Melbourne you can showcase any design, illustration, photo or product in a great way, leaving your visitors and buyers impressed with the awesomeness of your website!

This theme is called Melbourne, it’s a simple looking WordPress blog theme.  The blog and portfolio combination is obviously a very popular one, so Melbourne does a great job of blending those features and making them deliver a big visual impact, giving your visitors a great experience.  Why such a great experience?  Well, Melbourne is a fast loading theme, which is considered as one of Google’s ranking criteria.  The navigation is straightforward and the new style of material design, it’s classic and classy, yet trendy.

Melbourne is a unique portfolio WordPress theme, focused on minimalism, elegance and simplicity. It’s created around a “content first” concept, and an amazing portfolio grid. It’s also packed with a lot of useful features, options and shortcodes to offer the best solution for any type of website you’d like to create. All the options are available through a Visual Composer-friendly drag-and-drop interface. Create anything you want without any coding knowledge to produce a modern, clean, and beautiful website.

That’s what Fox Themes says about Melbourne.  Now, Melbourne hasn’t been sold very often, just 64 sales so far as of late November, 2017.  But that doesn’t mean this theme isn’t popular, it gets a strong 4.75 rating overall on ThemeForest.

With a sweet looking blogging theme like Melbourne, there’s nothing you can’t do.  You can create a lasting first impression with a well made, powerful writing portfolio theme for WordPress. With a premium WordPress theme, you can swiftly and effortlessly establish a very stylish and functional site for your written work and the design of the pages in Melbourne ensure that your work will be taken seriously, since the style is professional and clear. This amazing writer’s portfolio theme is great, highly modifiable, filled with features, user friendly and reliable, it’s purely responsive, immaculately coded and functional, ideal for copywriters, novelists, small PR firms, marketing companies or novelists. This theme is well coded and responsive so it looks incredible on any kind of screen, designed to look beautiful, incredibly flexible so that you can utilize it on any type of website, practical with a lot of awesome documentation and one that gives countless useful, popular features.

If you wish to work with a highly effective WordPress plugin to design an attractive website, you must consider the functional, simple to use visual page builder WordPress plugin, Visual Composer. The Visual Composer plugin works perfectly with the major premium plugins such as Contact Form 7, popular forms plugins Ninja Forms or Gravity Forms, WooCommerce, Revolution or Layer Sliders and Essential Grid. That helps make this powerful theme ultra adaptable. You’ll really enjoy the adaptability to make any kind of highly functional website, the very reasonable price, the variety of options that save you time, the fact that it’s compatible with everything and the ease of use. Visual Composer offers the easy to use front end editor, massive template library, dozens of content elements, incredible support and responsive layout, plus a whole lot more.

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For promoting single items, like SaaS, for highlighting blog stories or articles, Melbourne is a great pick.  Choose from the default slider, a creative slider, still frame image background, video background optional, even a masonry grid portfolio, which is nice.

I love the design of the services page, the creative team biographies and the default blog is really eye catching.  Masonry blogs and contact pages, well those just help to add to the mix, making Melbourne a really flexible and strong WordPress theme.  The typography is lovely and simple to adjust if you find one of the fonts isn’t exactly what you want.  Social networks are a snap to set up too and if you really want to get the most out of your social networking efforts, I recommend this plugin, Social Network Auto Poster.  It’s free to use and super powerful, allowing you to automatically post to multiple social networks as you post to your blog.  Cool!

Facebook, Instagram, LinkeIn, Plurk, Twitter, Blogger, Reddit, StumbleUpon and…yep, even Google+!

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Mad Talent Designs – Setup Folio, Creative Agency Theme Using Visual Composer

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Setup Folio, Creative Agency Theme Using Visual Composer

Creative WordPress Theme called Setup Folio

Every successful creative business needs a great looking website. That’s what Setup Folio is all about.

This premium WordPress portfolio theme, Setup Folio, is simple to use, well built, beautiful, filled with creative features and flexible, it’s perfectly coded, adaptive and totally responsive, great for publicity businesses, wedding photographers, graphic designers, ad businesses or interior design studios. A stylish theme can help you make a really good first impression.  But there’s no end to the uses for Setup Folio, it’s…set up…to be a great solution for nearly any type of site.

Maker Pro, Creative Agency and Genesis Child Theme - Setupfolio WordPress Theme

Did you know you can try SetupFolio before you purchase it? Check out the demo below to access that feature.

Visual Composer is the best known drag and drop WordPress plugin, since it’s powerful and accommodating options make it quite simple to produce any sort of website you wish to produce.  The Visual Composer plugin supports leading third party plugins like Revolution or Layer Sliders, WooCommerce, popular forms plugins like Gravity Forms or Ninja Forms, Essential Grid and Contact Form 7. Those features make this powerful theme unbelievably functional.  You’ll really love the versatility to make any type of site, the simple learning curve, the low cost, the high levels of compatibility and the incredible options that save you time.  Popular features include the dozens of content elements, fantastic support, gigantic template library, totally responsive design and well appointed front end editor, and a bunch more.  That’s just part of what makes Setup Folio so great.  Check out the links for more.

Here’s the blog page.

SetupFolio has a little something for everybody, from bloggers to creatives of other kinds.

Here’s a look at a couple portfolio page setups. one - Setupfolio WordPress Theme Portfolio Page

That’s the first one, no words, just images. You’re not limited to two rows, by the way.

WordPress Gallery Themes, Image Galleries for Photos five - Setupfolio WordPress Theme

And this one is a little more classical. Both are nice though.

How does the theme maker describe this awesome theme?  Well, let’s hear directly from them, shall we?

Setupfolio is the WordPress theme for Freelancers, agencies, webshops, small business owners and other similar businesses.

Industry was well researched and pages were built based on the research. Making the theme fit to niche as much as possible and to make it possible for you to have a full website ready with minimum efforts. Thanks to drag and drop Visual composer( with alot of custom components ), editing pages, and creating more pages is piece of cake.

This Portfolio WordPress Theme can be customized to your specific needs with incredible ease, thanks to drag and drop Visual composer( with alot of custom components ). With rich themeoptions you can customize colors etc easily. Also, It comes with easy to follow documentation and one-to-one support as well.

As for a features list, here it is.  If this has been all you’re looking for, sorry for the delay.  Here we go.

Full Features List:

  • Fully Responsive With a Bold Design
  • Revolution Slider included ($18 value) and Visual Composer Drag Drop page builder($33 value.)
  • Highly Customizable with a Powerful admin panel
  • Custom Page Templates, Sliding Testimonials
  • lean Clear Code, SEO Friendly & Yoast compatible
  • Font awesome integration and 500+ Google fonts integration with theme styler
  • Change/preview theme colors from admin
  • Translation Ready, PO/MO files included. Translate easily.
  • Theme settings backup import/export
  • Threaded Comments, Third level menu
  • Automatic native image resizing
  • Dedicated Support, Well Documented, Demo Data Included, Frequent Updates
  • And much more …

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Mad Talent Designs – Mix, WordPress Music, Radio Station and Band Theme

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Mix, WordPress Music, Radio Station and Band Theme

Mix is a theme from Istanbulls, but I’m not sure you even need to know that anymore, since the theme has been pulled from ThemeForest.

Well, it looks like ThemeForest has finally pulled the plug on the Mix WordPress theme, so it’s no longer available on ThemeForest.  Never fear though, you’re looking for a good looking music theme?  We’ve got you covered in this collection.  For themes more specific to bands, try this.  We’ll leave the original review here for you to peruse, just in case you were wondering what we had to say about Mix.  It did seem like a solid theme, so I wonder why they pulled it?  Wow, this is weird.  Looking into this, they’ve actually pulled all of the themes created by Istanbulls.  Weird.

Istanbulls is an elite developer on ThemeForest, so I knew when I saw that they had another new music theme for sale, I had to review it.  That’s what Istanbulls is known for, great looking, very functional WordPress themes for musicians, bands, DJs and others in the music profession. If you’ve never heard of Instanbulls, you may be more familiar with their old username on ThemeForest, Pockbe.  But a couple years ago, they changed their name.  Same great themes, different user name.

No big deal.

Istanbulls has included a ton of value addons for their Mix theme, like Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, a pair of Mass Addons packs, audio player 1.0, Essential grid 2.1, Block Builder 1.1 for Visual Composer, Templatera, Visual Composer Ultimate Layouts and Mega Menu too.  That’s over $200 worth of addons and it helps make Mix a really great value.  For a band, a musician, music venue or small online radio station, that’s a ton of great features to help make your site run smoothly and help it look the way you want it to look.

Mix supports tons of music players too, giving you incredible flexibility.  Soundcloud, Shoutcast, you can link to MP3 files or upload them yourself.  You’ll be able to create drag and drop playlists or use any online radio service.  As for tracking your online successes, you can see listen statistics, download statistics and more.

***EDIT – Okay, I got to the bottom of this issue.  Check this out, a couple reviews and comments from just before Mix was pulled.

This Mix WordPress theme relies on bundled plugins that you would otherwise have to buy, but it appears they aren’t fully functioning and the comments are that you must buy them. They cost almost as much as the theme.

When I try to activate license for plugin Stachethemes Event Calendar, I get an error that says “License activator encountered an error” when I input my purchase code. How do I activate to use Stachethemes Event Calendar?

When I click on the download-button on the tplayer, a new player window pops up and there is no direct download. You can only download the file with a right-click on the download button.

And it would seem that none of these issues were ever addressed.  So, bad service, the old switcheroo in terms of having to purchase the plugins and that adds up to a bad theme that I’m glad they pulled.  Mix isn’t the only theme that should be yanked post haste, but it’s good to see ThemeForest cleaning up the obvious trash.

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Mad Talent Designs – Superfood, WordPress Food Blog Theme for Foodies

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Superfood, WordPress Food Blog Theme for Foodies

This is superfood, a vibrant, organically fun WordPress theme for food products, healthy living and downhome cooking.  Yeehaw!

Superfood is simple to use, easy to customize and it provides a cornucopia of options for styles, feels and looks.  Wanta  food blog that’s completely into social media?  Super Food is devfionitely that.  This thing is like a Kardashian with the Tweetagramming and the Instafacing.

I love the look of this template, Super Food gives you a dozen different homepage layouts to choose from.  Now, if you don’t like the images, don’t worry, you’ll be subbing in your own.  That’s something I noticed anout this theme, not all the images are things I’d pick.  They’re okay, but I don’t know.  I love them but I’m not *in* love with them.  That’s nonsense anyway.

Super Food is a popular offering from Elated Themes a relatively new theme maker but one that’s made an impression on a lot of folks already.  Let’s peep some other designs really quick.

Superfood Landing Page Recipe Blog


For a food blog theme, you could definitely do a lot worse than Superfood!

Check out the coffees shop demo.  Cool fonts seem to be necessary for a good coffee shop.  My favorite font maker is House IndustriesSudtipos is good too.  In fact, I love Sudtipos so much, I used their Calgary Script font on my site’s logo.  How do you like that?

Coffee Shop Demo Super Food

Or the bakery look. I can practically smell myself getting fatter.  One thing I really do value about Super Food, the demo sites really do cover a wide array of what you could do with the template if you buy it.

Super Food Bakery Style Theme

Here’s a grocery store theme, ideal for small grocers, organic shops, even local coops.

Grocery Store Demo Style Super Food

How about this traditional WordPress restaurant theme look?

Super Food Restaurant Theme

While Food Blog is obviously meant to be a, well, a food blog primarily, the portfolio page is snappy and fun.  I think it lends itself pretty well to any sort of portfolio site, though maybe it’s a bit specialized for some tastes.

Super Food Portfolio Page

Okay, so that’s Superfood.  What do you think?  If you want to get into a food blog, it’s a great choice.  And still solid for some other uses too.

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Mad Talent Designs – Laconic, Corporate Business Theme with Visual Composer

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Laconic, Corporate Business Theme with Visual Composer

Laconic Corporate Business Theme for All Kinds of Business

Laconic could be what you need to craft a solid business. Clean and corporate, that’s a nice look.

This theme is part of our collection of portfolio themes for WordPress.

This portfolio WordPress theme is filled with creative features. It’s called Laconic, which is a terrible name, frankly.  Not that all names have to be great, but laconic means it doesn’t have much to say, using very few words, being terse or succinct, perhaps to a fault.  That’s a dumb name because this theme works really hard to be as good as it can be and it says a lot while doing it.  But either way, it’s super user friendly, it’s highly modifiable, reliable and brilliant in it’s stylish and clean design.  Laconic is versatile, perfectly coded and completely responsive, great for design studios, publicity businesses, graphic designers, ad businesses or photography enthusiasts. Using a well designed WordPress portfolio theme can really help you create a really good first impression.

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You’ll really enjoy the user friendly setup, the flexibility to craft any type of highly functional website, the levels of compatibility, the reasonable price and the variety of time saving tools.  Popular features include the massive template library, wide variety of content elements, professional support, well appointed front end editor and responsive layout, and tons more.  Visual Composer is the top WordPress drag and drop page builder solution, since it’s robust and flexible attributes make it super easy to construct any kind of website you would like to create.

Building a magazine?  Great!  Laconic is ready to help.

Visual Composer works with the major after-market plugins like Essential Grid, WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, both Gravity Forms or Ninja Forms and Sliders like Revolution or Layer Sliders. Which makes this beautiful theme incredibly flexible.

Main Features:

  • Perfect design
  • Over 1200+ Font Icons
  • Intuitive Landing Pages
  • Translation ready
  • SEO optimized
  • Visual Composer Page Builder (Save 30$+)
  • All Visual Composer default shortcodes
  • 10+ Laconic Visual Composer shortcodes
  • Codestar Framework Theme Options
  • Based on Bootstrap 3.3.6
  • Animated Slider
  • Like & Social Share button
  • Flickr Widget
  • Developer Friendly Coding
  • Search option
  • Fully responsive, smooth experience on all platforms
  • Retina ready
  • Contact Form 7 plugin integration
  • One click plugins and demo installer
  • Custom CSS & JavaScript option
  • Custom 404 page
  • Cross browser compatible – tested in IE 9,10,11; Firefox; Safari; Chrome and Opera
  • Documentation included
  • Professional and fast support

There you go, Laconic.  I think it’s a solid choice for an all around corporate website template.  Could be a nice blog theme too?  The choice is yours!

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Mad Talent Designs – Kraft, Solid, Simple and Easy to Use Portfolio Theme for WordPress

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Kraft, Solid, Simple and Easy to Use Portfolio Theme for WordPress

kraft wordpress minimalist theme

Kraft is a fantastic looking theme, simple, clean and fun. Right on!

This theme is called Kraft and it’s a crafty theme for your portfolio, your blog or a lifestyle magazine.  With the features you get with Kraft, there’s basically no type of site that’s not well within your grasp.  Kraft has been used by thousands of folks around the world to make a website that’s easy to use, easy on the eyes and even easier on the pocketbook, since it’s very reasonably priced for a premium template.

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Kraft is part of our collection of delightful portfolio WordPress themes.

Update, looks like they’ve officially pulled the plug on Kraft.  hopefully they’ll still support it if you purchased the theme, but it’s no longer available on ThemeForest.  Oopsie.  Well, maybe one of these will do the trick?

We’re kind of partial to WordPress mobile portfolio themes or WordPress single page themes maybe even minimalist style WordPress portfolio themes

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