Today we’d like to introduce to you a WordPress theme built exclusively for non-profit organizations, donations, and charity communities. Hope is a theme that helps you get your organization online easy, and provides you with all kinds of features that can be useful for managing your content, creating donation campaigns, selling products online and much more.
In this post we’d like to go through the theme’s details and show you what exactly makes Hope such a great choice when building a charity website.
One-Click Demo Installation
Hope is equipped with an intuitive demo content installer that lets you make your theme look exactly as on its demo. The most common problem among WordPress users is that when they purchase and install a theme, it doesn’t look like the demo they’ve seen earlier. Setting up content from the ground up can be quite exhausting, since you don’t have any basis to build upon. Hope provides you with the backbone for your content and enables you to have a beautifully setup theme in a few clicks.
Rock-Solid Foundation – ThemeRex Framework
Imagine you’re constructing a building. What would be the first most important thing that guarantees it doesn’t collapse in the future? That’s right, its foundation. We were guided by the same principle while creating Hope. Our ThemeRex Framework provides you with a strong, flexible and reliable core, optimized for performance and scalability.
Let’s be honest, building pages in WordPress can be difficult and time-consuming. You have to either know how to code well, or stick with boring layouts that cannot convey your message clear enough. Fortunately there’s Visual Composer, the most popular drag-and-drop page builder that empowers you to be in control over your layouts and build just anything you have in mind without being a tech-savvy geek. Although it’s a premium plugin, with Hope you get it for free. Enjoy!
Slides can be an effective way of communicating with your audience by presenting high-resolution photographs and distinct call-to-actions. Here we’ve integrated Slider Revolution, the most prominent and flexible slider plugin in the WordPress ecosystem. It has all kinds of options and settings that let you customize the appearance of your slides, from the color of text and buttons to animations and visual effects. Despite the number of settings, the plugin is super-fast and user-friendly.
Besides Visual Composer and Slider Revolution there are a number of other plugins compatible with the theme. You are free to use them if you want to experience the full theme’s potential.
Yes, you can easily sell things with Hope. It includes styles for WooCommerce pages meaning when you install the plugin and add your items, everything will look great both on mobile phones and desktops.
We’ve included our custom-built Donations plugin with the theme, which allows you to collect donations for your causes and events.
With the Events Calendar plugin your visitors can always see what’s coming up next on your schedule. List your upcoming events and provide detailed information about them including date, cost, organizer’s name, place (use built-in Google Maps) and more.
Besides other plugins, Hope also supports Essential Grid, MailChimp, WPML and Contact Form 7.
Hope is a mobile-friendly theme that scales perfectly into various screen sizes and resolutions. It doesn’t matter whether your customers access your site on their phones or desktops, in any case they get a comfortable viewing experience with readable fonts and scalable layouts. In addition to that, all scrollable sections support screen swipe effect.
Collection of Shortcodes
When building page layouts or creating blog posts, you may need to add some web elements such as buttons, columns, accordions, etc. Usually this requires HTML and CSS knowledge, but with our shortcode collection you can add any elements you want using a simple and straightforward interface. We also provide shortcodes to output such elements as testimonials section, team members, Google Maps, etc.
Although WordPress provides you with a set of widgets out-of-the-box, it is rather limiting and definitely could be improved. That’s what we did with our theme.
First of all, our custom widget set includes a number of widgets for popular social media sites such as Flickr, Twitter and Instagram. Secondly, we improved the default blogging widgets and added Popular Posts, Recent Posts, Recent Reviews, Top 10 and Advertisement solutions. In addition to that, we also added widgets for displaying your logo, social icons, skills, and Content Slider images. With this collection of widgets you have far more ways of sharing and arranging your content just the way you need.
The theme comes with a lot of other awesome features, such as a library of FontAwesome icons and the Google Fonts collection of dozens of font specimen. Take advantage of parallax effect backgrounds, sticky menus, customizable Google Maps, multi-language support, and mega menus.
Hope also includes an easy interface for automatic updates that frees you from the necessity to update your theme manually via FTP.
Documentation & Support
As with our other themes, Hope comes with a comprehensive documentation and professional support. You also receive all the upcoming theme updates so you can be sure your theme works properly with the latest version of WordPress.
Hope is a flexible and user-friendly theme. As we have shown in our review, it features a lot of helpful tools that let you transform it into various digital solutions, starting from an e-store to a donation platform. It’s built upon the ThemeRex Framework, a strong core that provides you with custom theme options, high performance and integration with popular plugins and tools such as Visual Composer and WooCommerce. Hope is a theme that can bring your project online fast and with minimum effort so try it out now and see for yourself!