Hermes Themes, a company that specializes in the hotel and guest house website market, released its latest premium download over the weekend in the form of Castello. In a June 7th blog post, the Hermes Themes staff posted, “It is with great pleasure that we release our first WordPress theme of this Summer: Castello. Castello Theme will work best for websites with beautiful photography, such as websites for luxury villas, holiday/vacation homes, small B&Bs, farmhouses, etc.”
Improved Gallery Template
Among the major changes that have enhanced the newest theme from Hermes is an improved gallery template. This has been implemented in the latest product to allow sub-galleries within the User Interface and will transfer correctly to the front end of your WordPress website without a hitch.
Of course, one of the most important features any premium theme can have is the ability to automatically adapt the layout of your site’s content to fit all screen sizes. The fully responsive design is compatible with an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, iPad, Blackberry or other similar smart phones or tablet computers. Most importantly, this feature requires no code work in order to function as soon as you purchase and activate the theme.
Castello is Search Engine Optimized and hard coded in accordance with industry standards. Automatic image re-sizing means that your photos can be cropped and fit within a designated slot without any problem, plus the new theme has several custom page templates and widgets for giving visitors quick access to all the important regions on your hotel site. Publish an independent blog, send front end users to your contact page and much more; all from the back end Control Panel that boasts easy to use option panels.
Another benefit that Hermes Themes customers enjoy is the right to PSD Files without having to pay extra. Castello is localized for translations, and has cross browser compatibility with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari.
Rooms & Rates
The Rooms & Rates page template has been updated as well. The Hermes Themes staff said Friday, “As Castello Theme was developed with vacation homes and villas in mind, we knew that rental prices vary from season to season. For this reason we have created the ability to define custom periods of time, and set different rates for these periods. So now you can easily set different prices for your Low/Medium/High seasons without editing a single line of code.”
With this new functionality, your webmaster can easily insert various tariffs and rates that coincide with peak guest entry and slow dates. To take this a step further, you can even do the same by placing different price tables on hotel-sponsored restaurants and services.
Dumitru Brinzan, who is the founder and lead developer at both Hermes Themes and WPZoom, has made a special effort to cater to a growing rental market with representative who want to take their business online or improve an existing website.
Castello Theme Details
It is extremely easy to download and install the Castello theme once it has been bought from Hermes. All you have to do after downloading is go to the Appearance > Themes tab within your WordPress dashboard and activate Castello after it has been uploaded. The purchase price includes full support as well as several other features such as a full width homepage slider and testimonials module for getting the word out regarding your hotel by utilizing quotes from past guests.
You can also easily insert advertisement banners to manage your own campaign and generate revenue from sponsors. To find out more about the new Castello WordPress theme, visit the Official Product Page.