The official product page lets members know that “Explorable is a location-based theme that pins your posts on a map. Listings become part of a journey, and exploring your website has never been so fun. With the ability to create location-based listings, the theme becomes a great tool for building travel blogs, local business directories, travel guides and more. Combined with user star ratings, a full fledged blog and a fully responsive design; the possibilities are endless.”
The unique layout of the Explorable theme makes it unlike any previous template created by Elegant Themes.
Custom Page Templates
There are several custom page templates that come standard with the Explorable theme, beginning with a Contact Form, full-width page and sitemap. There is also an option for designating your very own portfolio with a total of five different layouts which range in size and use of sidebar. Below I’ve pasted a screenshot of the Medium Portfolio page template.
Notice that LightBox effects are used to give readers an option to enlarge or click through any entry that is currently being moused-over. There is only one layout option for image galleries that is provided by default with this theme, and that is three columns.
Those who would like to publish and independent Blog Feed may do so with ease and without ever touching a line of code.
In the example shown above, the blog is laid out in a single column with the author’s circular thumbnail image conveniently displayed at the bottom of the featured image. There is room for a text excerpt along with a Read More button to go through to the full post.
Explorable is a fully widgetized WordPress theme with a fully functional sidebar and footer. This means that you can insert a number of widgets including social media account links, recent posts, comments, meta info, text, image galleries, advertisements and more.
The default footer setting is presented in three columns with this theme, which is ideal for inserting more text or an About Us caption.
Explorable boasts a 100% responsive design. To test this out, simply go to the Live Demo page and reduce the size of the window to see how the content automatically adjusts.
Visitors who are navigating through the use of an iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry, Android, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and other small devices will receive a customized view that will allow them to “tap” their way through your exploration website without being bogged down by unnecessary thumb-scrolling and pinching.
The Explorable theme is perfect for touch screen users.
Full Shortcodes Collection
This theme comes with a full shortcodes collection that allows webmasters to easily enhance content through the use of several convenient codes that will grant you the power to publish alert boxes, columned text, buttons, tabbed content, social media, slideshow, image gallery sliders, author information and much more.
The Explorable WordPress theme is compatible with today’s most popular web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari. It will also work on the latest Version of WordPress (3.5.1) along with some earlier versions.
Explorable Theme Summary
The purchase price of the Explorable theme is a $39 yearly subscription that includes access to all 80+ theme-based downloads marketed by Elegant Themes. There is a Developer’s License option available for $89 which adds the plugins and layered PSD files, along with a $249 Lifetime Access option for those who wish to eliminate the yearly fees.
To find out more about this new theme, visit the April 1st blog post published by Elegant Themes founder Nick Roach.