Sidewalk is a WordPress theme carefully crafted with a focus on readability and great visitor experience. It was designed for personal blogs in mind, but it will suit the needs of any advanced blogs and magazine websites as well.
Feel free to take the demo for a ride and explore all the features.
Your website will look just as good on big screens as it will on tablets and mobile phones. However, responsive mode is optional and it can be easily switched off through the theme options.
Advanced Theme Options Panel
Sidewalk comes with an advanced, easy to use theme options panel. You will setup your website in 5 minutes.
Branding – Unlimited Fonts & Colors
Sidewalk provides options for unlimited fonts and colors as well as options to upload your logo and icons, depending on your taste. Add your personal touch to this theme!
Unlimited Sidebars + Sticky Sidebars
You can add as many sidebars as you want. Then you can assign specific sidebar to any post, page or a category. Also, you can have sticky sidebars on each template which means that widgets will be always visible while you scroll through the website content.
For those who use ads on their websites, we have created a very intuitive design for posts which are split into multiple pages. Boost your page views with ease!
Additional Custom Widgets
Alongside the standard WordPress widgets, we provide several custom widgets:
- Sidewalk Posts
Display your posts in a stylish way, similar to standard WordPress post widget but with more options
- Sidewalk Adsense
- Sidewalk Video
You can easily display YouTube or Vimeo videos with this widget
- Meks Easy Ads Widget
A great solution if you are dsiplaying advertisement on your website
- Meks Smart Social Widget
You can use this widget to display social icons
- Meks Smart Author Widget
Use this widget to display your user/author profile info
- Meks Simple Flickr Widget
You can display your flicker photo-stream with this widget
- Meks Smart ThemeForest Widget
You can display your own or other users’ ThemeForest items here, with affiliate links as well.
4 Pagination Types
You can have a classic “older posts / newer posts” navigation, numeric pagination, load posts with “more” button, or apply infinite scrolling. Note that this is not only a global setting, you can have different pages with different pagination types as well.
Support for post views number
We provide support for Entry Views WordPress plugin which is used to count views for each post. We also provide smart options so your posts can be selected and ordered by number of views.
Of course you could use one of many “related post” plugins, but we have provided a simple yet powerful solution for displaying related posts for a particular post which will get you covered in almost any case.
Built-in Theme Translator
If you want to modify or translate the text on you website, you can do it very easily in the theme options panel. Note that .po and .mo language files are provided if you prefer to use standard WordPress translation or multilingual website.
One Click Easy Updates
You can connect your website with the Envato official API and be notified about all upcoming updates through your admin dashboard. Every time we release a Sidewalk update, you can update this theme with a single click, just like you do for any other theme hosted on the official WordPress repository.
Social Sharing Integrated
Allow visitors to quickly share your posts on most popular social networks.
You can add some nice elements into your content with 12 flexible shortcodes. Columns, separators, highlights, dropcaps, buttons, pull quotes, progress bars, social icons, tabs, toggles, accordions… to name just a few.
Post formats support
Besides standard posts, this theme supports video, audio, image and gallery post formats. Also, most WordPress common embedding features are supported so you can embed facebook statuses, tweets, instagram, soundcloud, youtube, vimeo…
If you are using your website for right-to-left oriented reading, there is a simple option for it!
Full Documentation + Demo Content Included
We provide full documentation so you can learn how to setup this theme step by step and use it’s options and features. A demo content XML file is also included in the package, so you can get content very similar to our demo website, and start tweaking from that point.
If you have any questions, issues, feature ideas, do not hesitate to contact us. We do our best to respond as soon as possible and help you out! These customers say we’ve done a good job so far: