Good Bones: A Cool WordPress SandBox Theme
When planning to set up your own self-hosted WordPress website you have multiple options. Many opt in for the fast track with a theme that meet almost all their needs. This is possible in most cases due to the endless supply of WordPress themes. If you want a unique look and feel, another approach is to look for simple starter or sandbox themes. Often this type of themes simply offer a frame that need to be filled out. However, the good ones provide a platform for fast, convenient and flexible website creation. Finally we have seen a special type of themes lately called multi-purpose themes. Multi-purpose themes are not simple and often comes with a full blown design. They also typically have tons of features, custom post types, page templates, page builder, custom widgets and shortcodes.
In this review, we will take a closer look at Good Bones. It is a multipurpose theme but the developer call it a sandbox theme. Seriously, the number of functions and features packed into the theme is amazing. Good Bones theme has a responsive design and a includes the Elegant Drag and Drop page builder with more than 50 content elements. This is great for creating new and stylish pages for your site. It also includes the Elegant shortcode solution and therefore offers you tons of cool visual shortcodes. The theme provides 10 post formats including Image, Video and Audio formats that help you create varied content for your website. You can also choose between 20 header styles and change everything from the background to the alignment. The theme further includes the WP Slider Revolution plugin and the JetPack Carousel for creating nice sliders and galleries. Good Bones also includes a powerful lighbox solution with social integration. Let us take a peek at some the the theme pages and features. .
Good Bones’ homepage has a clean minimalist and flat design scheme. The call to action caption with buttons can be set up with different colors and border.
Using the page builder you can easily set up custom homepage designs including a Slider and more columns as seen below.
Home Page with Slider
Pages in the theme are subject to the theme’s Skeleton Grid system. It has lots of column options like this example offering a 4 column with filter image portfolio.
Good bones have multiple blog listing styles, and allows you to include a call to action caption as also seen on the front page.
Blog style example
There are 4 blog post formats. The blog posts can also be further customized through shortcodes like his highlighted quote box in the middle of the post.
Blog Post with sidebar
Shortcodes from Elegant
This theme is also equipped with a number of sliders you can insert anywhere in your site.
This theme also has a default Contact page design for quickly setting up this vital part of your website.
Good Bones theme is a feature packed responsive multi-purpose theme that will be well suited for business websites and portfolios. With its simple and flexible layout you will be able to great a unique website that surely stand out. All in all, it is a great theme that’s both functional and attractive. For more details on this theme, you can check it here.