Lotus – Multipurpose Responsive WordPress Theme
If you are using the right WordPress multi-purpose theme, it is amazing how many possibilities you have. In fact, most multi-purpose website templates for WordPress have a broad arsenal of web design building blocks and allow you to build many different types of professional websites. I found a collection of multi-purpose themes at Tripwire Magazine that you should check out for inspiration and to get an overview of the options.
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Most modern WordPress themes with multi-purpose functions have a mobile ready responsive layout. This is great since the amount of Internet enabled mobile devices simply goes up and up every year! Lotus is one of the best example of a WordPress theme in this category. It is flexible and comes with very rich tools and options to make website building as simple as possible. You are using a drag and drop page builder for designing your pages and you can create any page layout with very rich collection of web elements in a minute without touching even one line of code.
The theme’s responsive design is coded to change the layout smoothly on breakpoints. The elements on the website are also resized accordingly and transforms between breakpoint areas to accommodate almost any screen size. Aside from its responsive design, Lotus is a robust theme with tons of features in it. It has an advanced admin panel to manage all your configurations within WordPress, 5 premium sliders, a price table builder, 8 blog post formats and a whole lot of features that would surely make your site top notch. You can check out all the features here.
Lotus is an all-purpose WordPress theme, which means you have the option to use it as an agency, business, personal website or for any other purpose it may serve. Looking at the homepage, you can see a massive, full width slider that could be used to display images and content. It also includes some content and image boxes, and a widgetized footer at the bottom. This theme is surely versatile and could accommodate almost any kind of content you wanted to place in it.
The Focus theme front page
As previously mentioned, Lotus includes 5 premium sliders for use. Here are the list of available sliders that are all top selling plugins people purchase seperately:
- 3d Cute Slider
- Layer Slider
- Nivo Slider
- Flex Slider
- Revolution Slider
They have added these sliders and integrated it with the theme free of charge.
Flex slider in action!
You can create an attractive gallery page or portfolio by using the built in gallery options of the theme. Each of the items can be linked to a specific page. The image preview uses a beautiful animated hover effect to show a content title.
Lotus Gallery Hover Effect.
The contact page is well constructed and features a location map, a QR Bar Code, available text area for the contact info and a contact form.
Contact page template example
Another cool feature with Lotus is the Pricing Table builder. Internet marketers would love to see this embedded feature as they won’t have to look for PSD’s or create images for their pricing tables.
Lotus pricing tale designs
Lotus also includes several built in page templates you can use for your website. You don’t need to spend time creating miscellaneous pages like a 404 page, main website pages, services page, pricing table page an a gallery page.
Lotus blog with left sidebar design example
The blog page has several designs you can choose from. You can have a right or left sidebar, different image sizes and a variety of content layout. It also support videos and audios embedded to content. You can also add a bio box for the post author.
Lotus blog with right sidebar design example
Lotus is another premium theme to consider when choosing the right theme for your website. The drag and drop page builder is a useful feature for beginners wanting to build a robust website without having to mess up with HTML and CSS code. But the main advantage of this theme is the smoothness of transition to different screen sizes. You won’t feel any delays and see broken parts in the website when changing to a larger or smaller viewport. You can see a live demo of Lotus theme here.