Whether you are choosing a theme for yourself, updating your own one, or looking for more flexibility in creating client themes, the many choices out there can send you down an unending path. The Deep theme is a multi-purpose theme allows you to create just about any kind of site you could imagine. And depending on your needs, it might just be the one for you.
This overview will give you get a better understanding of what the Deep theme offers and whether it is the solution for your next project or website.
A Large Collection of Demo Sites
Instead of popping around from one theme to another, with Deep theme, you get a variety of demos, from business to crypto, eCommerce to portfolios, that you can import with a single click that will send you on your way.
When you choose a demo to install, you get all your options for that specific one. As you can see, I have chosen the Product Landing demo and it gives me choices for my page builder, plugins and the importing of my content. The cool thing about this is choice. You may need a particular plugin to access certain features of a demo, but if you use a different form plugin, you can bypass the one they would have installed.
For this post, I have chosen the Visual Composer (now called WP Bakery) and Contact Form 7, plus all the content.
In less than a minute, I see that the installation was a success. Of course, it will depend on what demo you are installing and the plugins that are activated, so it may take up to 15 minutes.
The Deep Dashboard
When we visit the dashboard, we see several options, as well as links to their documentation and support, plus a system status and changelog.
There are several plugins that can be easily activated. With the sheer number of demos, a variety of plugins will work with them. And you can activate any of them that you want to use:
Options for Visual Drag-and-Drop Page Builders
As you saw in the screenshot, the Deep theme is compatible with WP Bakery (formally Visual Composer), Elementor and King Composer.
Because each one has its own unique capabilities, it would be impossible to go through each one for this post. But they all come with premium add-ons that give you more control and flexibility for the layout of your site. The Deep theme works well with the new Visual Composer and Divi as well.
Theme Options for Deep
You have several theme options. For instance, for General alone, you can see on the left the other features included.
For an idea of what to expect, let’s take a look at just three of these.
There are several options. Here you see the page options, page title and 404 page:
Again, there are several options. But if you look at the menu option, you can expect the same options for the other areas of typography you see in your choices.
I wanted to show this option because it’s a feature unique to the Deep theme. As you see here, you can build this in either the backend or the front end, and it’s your preference of course.
You have options for a horizontal header:
Or a vertical header if you wish. And you can build out specific headers for desktop, tablets, mobile, as well as a sticky header.
For each header row, if you click on the gear icon, you get all of these options:
This is what it looks like when editing on the front end:
It’s easy to add a variety of elements to your header as well by just clickING on the + icon.
And you will get these options:
Each element has its own unique settings. For example, if I add the Social Media element, here is what I get:
And there is a Footer Builder as well that allows you to customize your footer area with various layouts and elements.
Live Customizer Editing
The Deep theme also utilizes the customizer in WordPress. If you prefer to see your edits live, you will find several of the theme settings there as well.
The Deep Shop demo comes powered by WooCommerce, so you can be assured that this theme can also be used for your online store. Also, with their demos, there are many options for setting up different product-based sites. As you recall, I installed the Landing Product demo and as you can see here, it comes with a feature for a Product Landing Footer.
Backend Editor and Elements, Text Blocks and Templates
Since I installed WPBakery Page Builder with this demo, I can use the backend editor to create my pages instead of the classic mode.
And I am able to add any of these elements to the page:
A text block:
Or as many templates sections as come with the Deep theme. As you can see there are a lot of them: a variety of subscribe sections, testimonials, pricing and many more:
And below the page editor window, you will find these additional options:
It would be impossible for me to show you every feature that comes with Deep theme. But I would like to point out that it is a responsive theme so it will display nicely on all screen sizes. They also say its code is optimized for fast loading.
It also has:
- Advanced blog and magazine layouts
- Portfolio publishing
- Optional white label for branding your client sites
- Extensive documentation and instructions
If you go to their site, you will find pricing options and you can dive into the demos to check them out in more detail if you choose. If you are looking for a flexible theme with a variety of useful options, I would certainly suggest that you check out the WordPress Deep theme here.