Review : Explorable Theme is a Location oriented Directory WordPress Theme made by Elegant Themes. The Explorable WordPress Theme makes smart use of Google Maps system to help trace location for search keyword with interactive icons used as indicator on map view. The theme is offered with best Maps API to offer a smoother experience for google maps functionality. The content loading will take very little time to bring map and content on the search page, you can say that this is the most advanced location based directory theme which makes no compromise with SEO, Speed and functionality. Explorable keeps tight focus on the main content that is Search box and Map. Let’s study how it could work well for any person who are thinking of starting directory page, Please open demo page to get better idea while reading this post.
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How It Really Works ( Review by Industry Expert ) : The use of google maps not only makes your directory website look great, but it also makes a powerful navigation system which keeps user engaged with fantastic map view, thanks to Elegant Themes for making use of best location highlighter icons with Explorable WordPress Theme. The theme let’s website visitors to access locations and easily explore contents like restaurant, cafe, travel spots or anything as they as looking for. One more good thing is that when user is looking for particular search term, say XYZ Restaurant, he will see particular location with unique color (blue in demo) icon in animated mode (Bouncing ball), and rest of the nearest search term (restaurant) will be also displayed with common icon with same color (red in demo)
Deep Search Options : The Explorable WordPress Theme gives you thin and deep search options, so that user can sort-out search result with single or multiple criteria. Either you can add only search keyword or use category, star rating and other options to make your search more specific. The administrator will have full control to suitable search terms that is required. The search result is displayed with animated icons that we have already discussed, this is what makes it look different from other themes. A post content box is given on the left side over map where user can see information, rating, featured image for particular listing. The navigation buttons are placed at the to move to next or previous location on map while viewing relevant information for the current location.
Who Can Use This Theme ? : With the tool of creating location-based listing Explorable WordPress theme has become first choice of many people who are going to start directory website, gravel blogs, local business directories, travel guide portal etc. Having open user rating system and fully functional blog it can work for any one who is into blogging or writing travel articles. Fully responsive design by Elegant Themes programmer, makes it ideal solution for the people using Tablet, mobiles, smart phones and laptop to access directory portal or travel blog. The theme makes fantastic way to post contents by offering you custom post to make directory listing and standard blog post formats for blogging. Whether you are a novice or expert web-master, it will be easy to manage by all types of people.
Explorable Theme has list of page templates, widgets and plugins so that you can define extra page templates into website like Contact, About, Blog, Categories (Pricing & Pan) etc. Using this theme, you may have wide possibilities on how to create and manage WordPress directory portal and blog to attract more traffic. Elegant Themes standard support, theme documentation guide and tutorials are offered as a part of customer support.
Explorable Theme All Features – Elegant Themes :
- Attractive location highlight icons and animation
- Information preview box on left side of map
- Full-screen map display on homepage
- Search terms ; Category, Location, Rating etc.
- Page Templates : Contact form, Full-width, Portfolio, Sitemap
- Short-codes : Text box, Columns, Buttons
- Blog page with standard posts, sidebar widgets
- Gallery page layout – Multiple columns
- Search widget – header
- Ready color schemes + make infinite color skins using color tools
- Menu options : WP 3.0
Elegant Themes Membership: $69 (1 year Access to all themes)
Elegant Themes Developer Pack : $89 (With Builder Plugin)