On Thursday, November 29th, Elegant Themes founder Nick Roach officially released the company’s 79th WordPress template. Harmony is a theme created specifically for bands, musicians, and recording artists that aims to cater to a growing niche market through its user-friendly interface, multimedia upload capacity and fully responsive design.
“Harmony is a versatile WordPress theme for bands and musicians,” said Roach in his latest blog post. “This theme has all of the features that a band could need, including the ability to play songs, handle events, upload photo galleries and sell merchandise. Harmony’s style is bold and features big and beautiful background images that can be easily customized to give your page a unique look.”
Audio File Integration
Any band or recording artist can find an online platform for giving fans an opportunity to listen to music very useful. With Harmony, this is achieved via a custom audio player that comes standard when you download this theme’s package. You can showcase your music like never before, and give those who visit your site one-click access to your latest album cuts, bonus versions, etc. From the back-end, the only task that has to be performed is uploading the actual .mp3 file. From there, you can place the song on your homepage and make it available to everyone.
Your fans will be able to toggle through music as easy as they would an actual content slider thanks to the manual manipulation that’s possible through the icons.
Online Retail For Your Band’s Site
In somewhat of a new twist for Elegant Themes premium products, Harmony not only comes with all the tools necessary for a music niche template, but also fully integrates with WooCommerce modules in case you want to market your band’s songs/swag online. This all-inclusive approach gives webmasters even more versatility when dealing with a theme like Harmony, because no additional plugins are necessary in order to provide front-end users with a pleasant shopping experience.
Fully Responsive Design
In case you’re wondering whether this new theme will be able to handle the high percentage of users who browse the Internet through smart phones and tablet computers, worry not! Harmony comes with a fully responsive design that will custom-organize your site’s content to fit the screen size of all visitors. Mobile devices such as the Android, Blackberry, and iPhone will work well when viewing a website that is using this theme, as will tablet computers such as the iPad.
If your band is currently touring or performing live, you’ll want to get this information out to fans as soon as possible. With the Event Management Module, you can configure tour dates, and provide all the necessary information for the dates and times your group will appear before an audience. Ticket prices, date & time, location and venue can all be displayed clearly for fans to see, along with a convenient Call To Action button that allows those interested to purchase tickets for the event.
Unlimited Colors And Browser Compatibility
Aside from coming with full lifetime support, there are an unlimited amount of color combinations possible when using this theme. You can customize background images to come up with just the right palette to fit your group’s image.
You will also be able to use this template on all of today’s most popular Internet browsers, such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari and Netscape. All of the themes commercially available from ET come with localization, making translation an easy and painless process.
In the first 24 hours since its official release, Harmony has received positive feedback from current ET subscribers. Now with a catalog approaching 80 premium templates, an ET yearly subscription is priced at $39 for a Standard License and $89 for a Developer License.