There are a lot of WordPress themes out there, however, there are very few built like Standard Theme.
I’ve been using Standard Theme since version 1.0, and each update has provided significant improvements. The newest version, Standard Theme 3.0, is a total redesign with huge steps forward in being one of the best premium Wordpress themes on the web.
The amount of love, work, and detail that went into building this theme makes it stand it out from the rest.
After weeks of playing around with the beta version of Standard Theme 3, and now having the official release of the final product, I can say with complete certainty that Standard Theme 3 is nothing less than the best theme for bloggers.
The amount of features, the incredible support forum, and ease of customizing the theme makes it easy for me to be an evangelist of this product.
Many of you may be on the fence about whether to purchase the theme or even upgrade to 3.0, and I would encourage you that if you are serious about blogging and the growth of your site then you will want to invest in Standard Theme 3.0.
If you still doubt the professionalism that went into building this theme then check out this behind the scenes look at Standard Theme from the developers.
Standard 3′s Top Features
- Mobile Theme Ready
We chose Twitter Bootstrap for the underlying UI framework on which Standard 3 is built upon. This means that Standard 3 will detect mobile devices – both phones and tablets – and display your website / blog in a mobile optimized view.
- Child Theme Ready
Standard now fully supports child themes. Child themes can be created that are built on top of Standard so that when we update Standard, changes are not overwritten.
- Activity Tabs
The Activity Tabs widget is a brand new widget designed and developed for Standard 3. It will allow you to display your most recent posts, most commented posts, most recent comments, and most used tags. This will display as a tabbed widget with whatever configuration / combination you desire.
- Influence Widget
We have completely re-written the Follower Count widget, rebranded it the Influence Widget, and have introduced the ability to incorporate your Facebook fan page in addittion to your RSS subscribers and Twitter follower count. We have also built in native caching and the strongest failsafe mechanisms we have ever written, so influence counts / numbers will no longer unpredictably crash to zero when a third party API fails.
- Automattic Code Review
The code that is running on WordPress.com was vetted, critiqued, and approved by Automattic. It follows WordPress’ best practices and the WordPress coding conventions. This version of the code laid the foundation for Standard 3.
- Search Engine Friendly
Preview how your post will look in Google live as you create the post! Standard has self-educating SEO features for beginners. Also, we hired SEO consultant Joost de Valk to review our theme and we implemented almost every one of his suggestions. This results in the greatest amount of SEO possible without using additional plugins.
- Social Icons
Rather than having to request certain social icons to be included with Standard, or modify files to create your own, we have included a Social Icon Manager that allows you to upload your own icons, set URL’s, sort / reorder, and delete.
We have moved all advertisements into widgets that can be dropped in any of oursix widgetized areas. All advertisements are managed from within the widget themselves – images are uploaded and linked using the WordPress Media Uploader. Ads can be placed in the header, sidebar, between the post content and comments, or in three footer widget columns.
If you have questions or concerns about the theme leave a comment and will help answer your questions or point you to some helpful resources.
To purchase the theme you can do so here —–> Standard Theme 3.0