Sydney is an immensely popular WordPress theme created by aThemes. The company is a professional theme development studio, and Sydney is their most popular theme with over 200,000 active installs. They keep all of their themes updated regularly and provide excellent and prompt support when issues arise.
The theme has incredibly easy setup and configuration right out of the box, so you can get your business site up and going without too much hassle.
And of course the best things about this theme is that it’s 100% free. You can download it on their website.
Sydney comes with all the great things you’d expect from a well-rounded theme. It’s incredibly customizable and has an excellent administration page that utilizes the WordPress theme customized to help change things like fonts, colors, and images, among many other options.
Sydney comes with a plethora of custom widgets for making your site function exactly how you need it. Most of these can be had in the free version with a few being specific to pro. They are:
- Call to action
- Contact information
- Latest news
- Social profiles
Sydney is designed with responsiveness from the ground up, so you don’t have to worry about whether your business site looks as good on phones and tablets as it does on desktop computers. It’s also designed to adhere to the latest best practices, so you can be sure your site will stay working as browsers update and change their specifications.
Sydney comes with full support for Google Fonts, giving you access to over 600 fonts to customize your site with.
Full-screen Image Headers
One of the features that make Sydney so popular is its usage of full-screen images in the layout. When used with high-quality imagery, this gives the whole theme a very sophisticated and elegant appearance. As you’d imagine, the images are completely customizable, and you can even set parallax effects on them. With the premium version, you also have the option of turning your full-screen headers into a sliding image carousel.
If your users come from all over the world, Sydney is a great option as it has excellent translation abilities built-in. They adhere to best practices and your site will easily translate to various languages without problems.
Probably the best feature of Sydney comes from aTheme’s prompt customer service and continuous updates. The theme is continuously updated, keeping it in line with the ever-evolving standards of the web. And while the pro version gets expedited support from aThemes, they still provide great service to folks with the free version.
Layouts and Elementor
By default, Sydney comes with a simple yet attractive layout. It comes with a fully-customizable header as well as seven extra page layouts. For customizing layouts, Sydney has been designed with the Elementor plugin in mind.
Elementor is a plugin used to build custom layouts for WordPress. With Elementor, everything is designed to be used and implemented in blocks.
While Sydney comes with a good deal of customization by default, its customization shines when coupled with Elementor. Sydney comes with several pre-made Elementor blocks such as blocks for a timeline, a news feed in the carousel, and an employee block. And aThemes promises more custom blocks on the way. This gives you unparalleled control over customizing your theme to best suit your business.
If you’re creating an online shop and looking at Sydney for your theme, you’ll be pleased to know that the pro version comes with full WooCommerce support. The same ease of setup and customization extends here, so getting your site up and selling items is quick and painless.
Sydney is a fantastic, fully-functional theme that’s both elegant and beautiful. Whether you choose the free version or opt to pay for the pro version, you’ll have endless features and options to customize it. If you’ve used the Elementor plugin, you’ll find Sydney’s customization to be even more robust. It’s a great theme for small businesses and freelancers alike, and with aTheme’s amazing support and updates, it’s one that will serve you well for a very long time.
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