Nowell is a truly mobile responsive WordPress music theme from AudioTheme. You will find every music feature in this theme which is required for band, music, and event websites. The mobile optimized layout keeps media player, menu, slider and everything visible on small screens.
If you are worried about buying costly plugins then forget it. The theme provides AudioTheme plugin which is single plugin that includes Discography, Video and Gigs management options.
Nowell WordPress Theme : Best Features
Homepage : The homepage provides quite different layout than any other music templates. The header is displayed in vertical style on the left of the screen. So musicians can display logo with tag-line, menu links, and widgets on the left side. The sidebar widget section can display social links, search box or any other elements.
The home content area has a large featured slideshow which is great for promotional needs. If you are musicians then you can display latest discography, or news post or other news on home slider. The slideshow keeps running in automatic mode so user don’t have to navigate manually to see different slides. Just below that, it shows a media player with custom play list. Thanks to Nowell for offering Cue Bar plugin support which adds playlist for homepage audio player.
Hence, visitors can definitely enjoy music streaming on your website. It could be best way to stream sample music from latest albums or you can let user to enjoy best tracks from your music studio. The homepage widget sections can display 3 widgets in single row. So administrators can display Upcoming Gigs, Latest albums, Introduction and other stuff.
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Customization : The homepage is truly dynamic which needs no special pattern to be followed by user. You can add or remove slider, audio player and widgets as required. Not only that, AudioTheme provides custom widgets to display music elements on homepage. The options panel helps you to edit home layouts, header, archive pages, hero sections, colors, fonts, background and everything in visual mode.
Hero Area : Nowell WordPress Theme provides a stunning “Hero Section” on the top of the all posts and pages. If you check demo then it shows a large area just above the content area showing Image, Video, Slider and other stuff. It is recommended to add image in this size : 885×500 pixels. Any big image will be automatically cropped to fit onto hero banner area.
Sidebars & Widget Areas : This premium music theme has custom sidebar locations which has been assigned to different pages. So you can assign custom sidebar for Pages, Homepage, Archives, Navigation sidebar etc. These widget areas automatically becomes active as you add widgets. If you don’t use them then free space is assigned for content areas.
Nowell offers AudioTheme widgets package to display Video, Record, Track, Gigs, Recent posts etc. The theme looks unique when it shows track, video and other media items using lightbox.
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Archive Menus : For every archive that you add using AudioTheme feature provides custom menus support. That means, you can develop special navigation menu for gigs, discography, video, and other pages. It takes only few moments to develop archive page menu using WordPress menus system. Then you can add gigs, specific record type and add other custom links with drag and drop method. The archive menus are designated to work as a content filter menus, though you can also use it as regular navigation bar.
Before we conclude the entire review you must know that Nowell can respond on mobiles and all screen types. If you see demo on small screen then it shows header on the top from left area. Same way, you will be able to see videos, play music and watch photo gallery from handy devices.
Other best features are Full width responsive background image support, SEO ready design with Rich snippets, Structured data for gigs, videos and other elements. The hero section helps you to add any media items like slider, custom links, videos and other stuff with text-overlays. I suggest this WordPress theme to every person who needs DJ, Music, and Band website.
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