By : AndonDesign Published on Friday, June 03, 2011,17:19:42 in Wordpress Themes
U-Design is a very powerful theme which suits both, users with no programming background as well as advanced developers. It will help you build your site in no time to your liking with minimal effort. It empowers you to set any color to elements such as backgrounds, links, text, menu links, etc. You can completely change the look and feel of your site in seconds. You can also choose from over 600 fonts, including Google Font Directory. This number will grow with time since many new fonts are being added to the Google fonts library. The theme also features 6 (six) Home page sliders for you to choose from.SEO (Search Engine Optimization) has been made a priority when designing the U-Design theme. In the code hierarchy, the main content block is placed before the sidebar regardless of the sidebar position, so it is crawled first by search engines. Another very powerful SEO feature has been implemented regarding Heading (h1, h2, h3,…) tags in that on the Home page the ‘h1’ tag is assigned to the site name and the rest of pages/posts/archives etc., the main Title has been assigned an ‘h1’ tag.Responsive & Mobile Ready!!! U-Design theme has a fully responsive layout. It fits perfectly on various displays and resolutions from regular desktop screens to tablets,iPads,iPhones and small mobile devices. Feel free to try it out!
The theme offers two responsive menus, additionally you have the option to assign a different logo to be used for the mobile version of your site and more. A note for those who do not require responsive layout, it is optional so they can disable it if they wish to.
In the theme’s SHOWCASE I’ve demonstrated a small fraction of what can be accomplished with the U-Design theme.
What People are Saying:
Everything the author says about this theme, including the best support available is ABSOLUTELY true! I have used this theme on several websites and have never had any problems or a question that went unanswered. And not only does the author provide great service, but so do the many who frequent the forum. So if you’re thinking about buying this theme… you can rest assured it’s a wise choice! It’s been #1 for a reason and I’m sure it will keep its place as the best. âneostead I am a total beginner!!! Bought UDesign about 6 weeks ago, and I am working on my first website. So you guys can only imagine how many questions I have. Yet, the support forum has answers for just about anything and everything, and as far as customer support, I have had all my questions answered within 6 hours or less. âdavutor what a breath of fresh air – someone on the interwebs who clearly knows what they are talking about and can be bothered to provide friendly patient and comprehensive support. at the price of this theme all this adds up to a real bargain – i’ll never bother with another theme. or recommend any other theme. awesome. âjanimal TO ALL WHO ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING U-DESIGN, I’ve put up 100s of WP Sites over the years and worked with dozens of premium themes. NONE top this theme for ease of use and beautiful results. It does not require expertise! I installed it and SNAP it was doing what I tried to make my previous theme do for dozens of hours. âwhata1 I wish all themes were this easy to setup. Absolutely top notch. It’s a nice change of pace to be able to start working with a theme right away. There’s hardly even a need for documentation. Superb mate, you really thought of everything. One of the best purchases I’ve ever made here. âtonvie Check out this review of uDesign by Tbwhs.com – Â Â
Â Â Â U-Design Template makes it easy to create a World class website with a unique style and clear focused message…
Seven Home Page Sliders
You will be able to upload and reorder slider images in the theme’s options page.
Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin – This is an incredibly versatile and flexible slider. It features tons of unique transition effects, an image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects. The Revolution slider has been fully integrated with the “U-Design” theme.
Flashmo Grid Slider – Features beautiful transition effects. The slider can be configured entirely through the theme’s backend option’s page, no need to deal with any code or xml files. Very easy and convenient interface to control this beautiful slider.
Piecemaker Flash Slider – Customize every aspect of the slider through the theme’s options page, including being able to upload the slider images, re-order the slides (drag-and-drop), delete slides, choose from 40 different tween types, etc.
Piecemaker 2 Flash Slider – Similar to the Piecemaker slider with the exception that now you can add Flash and Video slides as well as unlimited number of transitions.
jQuery Cycle Slider Full Width Image – Slide controls available: pause, resume, jump to a specific slide. Choose from 28 transition effects that could be assigned independently to each slide. Slide link with the option to open in current or new window. Also remove the 3D shadow option is available.
jQuery Cycle Slider With an Image, Text and Button – Slide controls available: pause, resume, jump to a specific slide. Choose from 28 transition effects that could be assigned independently to each slide. Link button auto generated with the option to open the link in current or new window. Also remove the 3D shadow option is available.
jQuery Cycle Slider With sliding Images and Sliding Text – Slide controls available: pause, resume, jump to a specific slide. The practical aspect of this slider is that it allows you to create dynamic interactive look of three sliding layers.
An additional “No slider” option has been added with the ability to add custom text in the place of the slider
Choosing Your Fonts & Colors:
Over 500 fonts offered (more info)
Unlimited combinations of colors (more info)
Background Images – You could also upload background images on per section bases instead of solid background color if you wish. (more info)
U-Design: Recent Posts – Display the most recent posts with teaser text, author and date info (optional), you also have the option to offset the displayed recent posts from the most current one, use this to omit the first 2 or 3 latest posts for example. In addition to that the widget allows you to select a specific category and all its descendants respectively. Limit the number of words to show from each post. Auto generate thumbnails and optionally show thumbnail frame shadow. The Thumbnails can have any width or height. In addition I have provided a shortcode version of this widget so that it can be used anywhere in the content, not just widget areas. Here’s an example.
U-Design: Login Form – Displays a login in the sidebar. Users can login and logout directly from the sidebar without being redirected to the default WP login page.
U-Design: Custom Category widget – allows you to display a single category and all of its descendant categories respectively. This comes in handy for sections of the website such as the Portfolio or Blog/News, where you might want to narrow the categories displayed in the sidebar for the current section to be more relevant.
U-Design: Google Map – Copy and paste your Google map code to display a Google Map in the sidebar.
U-Design: Subpages – Displays a current pages’ children pages. The parent is displayed as the title. This widget is handy if you have a lot of pages that would normally take up too much room in the sidebar, so you could use this widget to display a much shorter version of the menu in the sidebar showing just the descendant pages of the current page.
“Widgetized” Home page Option
There are 11 (eleven) widget areas. They are designed in a such a way to span the width of the page dynamically, e.g. if one column is deactivated, then the remaining columns will re-size to span the full width of the page, if let’s say only one column is active then it will span the full width of the page, etc.
Pre-formatted Business Contact Fields – that could be entered directly from the theme’s Options page. This feature can be enabled/disabled from the Option’s page as well. The Business Contact Fields provide a way to better display additional contact information such as Company Name, Address, Phone, etc.
Phone number validation (North America format) that could be enabled/disabled from the theme’s Options page (disabled by default).
The contact form offers reCAPTCHA for extra security
Unlimited Portfolio sections/pages.
You can choose from four layouts: one, two, three and four column
Auto generate portfolio thumbnails
You can add description to each portfolio item
Specify the number of items per page
Option to include/exclude date, post metadata and comments from the portfolio item’s individual post
Custom sidebar with widgets and sidebar position control for the portfolio item’s individual post
Sortable/Filterable Portfolios, you can filter by Category or by Tags, also sort by Alphabetical and Ascending/Descending order
Blog section pages can have left, right or no sidebar (full-width) pages
Option to remove the sidebar from Blog, Archive and Single Post View pages independently
Option to set the post image/thumbnail dimensions (width and height) as well as the image alignment
Option to show or remove Post Tags and Author Name and to change the excerpt length
U-Design – WooCommerce Integration
The theme is now compatible with WooCommerce 2.0+ !! Â Note: the U-Design – WooCommerce Integration has been implemented as an independent plugin. Â For more information please refer to the Â A demo site has been setup to demonstrate the U-Design – Woo Commerce plugin integration.
This theme is Internationalized (translation ready) – the theme has been updated to support translations in more than one language. We have included a (.pot file included to have the theme localized)Included Translations with the theme:
German Translation courtesy of Silvia
Italian Translation – courtesy Diego Meozzi – Cartabianca Publishing (www.cartabianca.com)
Spanish Translation courtesy of Vicent Llopis
Dutch Translation courtesy of Jeroen van Beusekom
Polish Translation courtesy of Elzbieta Wozniak
Russian Translation courtesy of Marina Barayeva
French Translation courtesy of Suzanne Roy
Chinese Traditional (zh_tw) Translation courtesy of Sylvia Ho
Serbian Translation courtesy of Draganche Golubac
Danish Translation courtesy of Nikolaj Mackowski
Romanian Translation courtesy of Robert Ivan
Swedish Translation courtesy of Ola Walfridsson
Portuguese (Brazil) Translation courtesy of Lord Marcio Moreira
Turkish Translation courtesy of Web Tasarim PRO
Persian Translation courtesy of Hamed WPTranslate.ir
Greek Translation courtesy of George Girtsou
Refer to the
Documentation & Support
The theme comes with extensive documentation. Free support is offered through an external forum. Should you have any support related questions please post them to the theme’s support forum. In my effort to provide you with better support I’ve setup an independent Forum where all comments are searchable, you can upload images and insert code with code-highlighting, etc. You can subscribe to the Support Forum .
Support for the “U-Design” theme includes:
Responding to questions or problems regarding the theme and its features
Fixing bugs and reported issues
Providing updates to ensure compatibility with latest WordPress and other required softwares
Â Version 2.7.11 – Updated: 16.06.2015
Updated : “Visual Composer” plugin (v4.5.3)
Updated : CMB2 library (v2.0.8)
Updated : Improved contact form email deliverability
Version 2.7.10 – Updated: 20.05.2015
Updated : “Visual Composer” plugin (v4.5.2)
Updated : prettyPhoto script (v3.1.6) to resolve XSS security issue
Updated : resolved XSS security issue
Fixed : Image caption style
Fixed : RTL styles
Version 2.7.9 – Updated: 08.05.2015
Updated : “Visual Composer” plugin (v4.5.1)
Updated : Revolution slider (v4.6.93)
Updated : CMB2 library (v2.0.6)
Updated : Cleaned up old IE6 related class, file and style dependencies
Updated : Cleaned up and grouped the “General Options” section options
Updated : The theme’s documentation
Fixed : Removed hard-coded “Home” link from the sitemap page template
Fixed : ‘register_sidebar’ missing id argument notice (since WordPress 4.2)
Version 2.7.8 – Updated: 30.04.2015
Updated : TGM Plugin Activation class (v2.4.2)
Updated : “Visual Composer” plugin (v4.5)
Updated : Revolution slider (v4.6.92)
Updated : Essential Grid plugin (v2.0.9)
Updated : Improvements to the newly added title positioning functionality
Fixed : A small issue with reCAPTCHA on Contact page
Version 2.7.7 – Updated: 21.04.2015
Added : An option to select title position on per post/page basis
Added : An option to toggle breadcrumbs on per post/page basis
Added : French Translation courtesy of Suzanne Roy ( http://themeforest.net/user/idmuse/profile )
Updated : Native WP Gallery thumbs formatting
Updated : Some typos in the Documentation
Updated : Piecemaker 2 default text adjustment
Fixed : Portfolio item title attribute being truncated by prettyPhoto in longer strings
Fixed : Removed the forced font-family definition for Table content
Fixed : Full-width Single Post View Page to have the comments section also span full-width
Fixed : Force long unbroken strings to fold on new line in Comments
Fixed : Remove shortcodes from search results
Fixed : Display issue with Tabs in IE7
Fixed : “Read more” at the end of Blog posts when not necessary
Fixed : Cycle 1 padding alignment when frame is disabled
Fixed : Cycle 2 slider text area unordered lists not taking the specified font size
Fixed : Missing strings in ‘sitemap.php’ for translations
Version 1.3.2 – Updated: 25.09.2011
Added : Automatic insertion of ‘rel’ attribute for prettyPhoto to all images, *.mov, *.swf, YouTube and iFrame links in the content
Added : Option to display the Post Image on the Single Post View page
Fixed : Shortcode empty paragraph insertion which causes problems with column alignment
Fixed : The ‘Continuous Background Image’ being cut-off by footer on very short pages
Version 1.3.1 – Updated: 20.09.2011
Updated : Dutch translation
Fixed : Featured Image not showing up in Archive pages (“archive.php”)
Fixed : Text typo in the backend under the theme’s “Blog Section”
Version 1.3.0 – Updated: 19.09.2011
Added : Option to customize the post image size and alignment that is shown on the Blog and Archive pages and optionally to use the “Featured Image” for that
Added : Option to remove the sidebar from Blog, Archive and Single Post View pages independently, basically to have then as full-width pages
Added : Option to remove the border line located under the menu (Option added to the theme’s “General Options” section)
Added : Option under the “Custom Colors -> One Continuous Background Image” to have the background image fixed position (not scrollable) and also to allow background images from other sections to be shown over that background image as well, good for layered layouts
Added : Option to disable the theme’s update notification
Added : 15 new Google fonts
Added : Autostop option for Cycle 3 slider. Ability to end slideshow after the last slide
Updated : Small Layout change for single view post. Moved the single view post title in the place of the post category at the top
Updated : prettyPhoto script to the latest version to date (v3.1.3)
Updated : jQuery Form Validation scripts used in the Contact page template form
Updated : Optimized script loading (cleaned up unnecessary script loading)
Fixed : A small bug with Cycle 3 slider when there is only one slide which contains unordered list in its text layer
Fixed : qTranslate related issue with Portfolio section
Version 1.2.1 – Updated: 24.08.2011
Added : 16 new Google fonts
Added : The option to add/remove the string “Archive for the ’…’ Category” from the category archive title. This options is located in the theme’s “Blog Section”
Updated : WP Function used for Date formatting
Updated : Dutch translation
Updated : Timthumb script update
Updated : When “No Slider” option is selected with no title specified, collapse the space otherwise designated for the title
Version 1.2.0 – Updated: 04.08.2011
Added : Four additional page templates with their own widgetized sidebars and an option for left/right positioning
Added : Option to add one large background image across all sections under the Custom Colors section
Added : 44 new Google fonts
Added : “portfolio_item_link_target” custom field for portfolio link items to go along with “portfolio_item_link”
Added : “Read more” (link) shortcode to the “U-Design Shortcode Insert Button” plugin
Added : An option under theme’s “General Options” to enable the use of ‘style.css’ for adding custom CSS from “Appearance -> Edit” section. Also needed for child theme
Added : An Option to show/hide Post Tags for the Blog posts
Added : An Option to show/hide Post Tags for the Portfolio single-view posts
Added : WPML xml file to enable theme options translation
Updated : Timthumb script security update
Updated : Moved the “Help” section to the top in the theme’s options page
Updated : “U-Design: Recent Posts” widget to append ”…” at the end of the post excerpt
Fixed : Resolved an issue with the “Tabs” shortcode and floating elements used as tab content
Fixed : WP Query reset was added to the ‘sitemap.php’
Fixed : Search box focus text color was updated to match top area text color when custom colors are used
Fixed : Formatting with subscript and superscript related to the css reset
Version 1.1.2 – Updated: 27.06.2011
Added : The option to have the “Feedback” button fixed (to not scroll with the page)
Added : German Translation courtesy of Silvia
Updated : compatibility to PHP 5.3.6
Fixed: Related to “U-Design Shortcode Insert Button” plugin. Added the missing … show_thumbs=”1” … to the “U-Design: Recent Posts” widget shortcode.
Version 1.1.1 – Updated: 20.06.2011
Updated : Timthumb script
Updated : Sitemap page templates’ strings are included for translation now
Updated : Made the single view post title H1 tag
Fixed : Heading mismatch for post comments template
Version 1.1.0 – Updated: 12.06.2011
Added : ‘Top Area Social Media’ Widget Area. A widget area positioned in the top right corner of the site designated for social media links and icons
Added : 19 New Google Fonts
Added : Portfolio custom field ‘portfolio_item_link’ which allows to link directly from the thumbnail to another page or site rather than display a preview item
Fixed : Full-width widget bug experienced in some cases on home page
Fixed : Heading mismatch for post comments template
Version 1.0.1 – Updated: 07.06.2011
Added : The options: “Bottom Area Background Image” and “Footer Background Image” under theme’s “Custom Colors”
Added : A link to the theme’s Support Forum under the “Help” section
Fixed : Changed cursor behaviour to ‘default’ for top natigation menu items that are not links
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Everything the author says about this theme, including the best support available is ABSOLUTELY true! I have used this theme on several websites and have never had any problems or a question that went unanswered. And not only does the author provide great service, but so do the many who frequent the forum. So if you’re thinking about buying this theme… you can rest assured it’s a wise choice! It’s been #1 for a reason and I’m sure it will keep its place as the best. âI am a total beginner!!! Bought UDesign about 6 weeks ago, and I am working on my first website. So you guys can only imagine how many questions I have. Yet, the support forum has answers for just about anything and everything, and as far as customer support, I have had all my questions answered within 6 hours or less. âwhat a breath of fresh air – someone on the interwebs who clearly knows what they are talking about and can be bothered to provide friendly patient and comprehensive support. at the price of this theme all this adds up to a real bargain – i’ll never bother with another theme. or recommend any other theme. awesome. âTO ALL WHO ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING U-DESIGN, I’ve put up 100s of WP Sites over the years and worked with dozens of premium themes. NONE top this theme for ease of use and beautiful results. It does not require expertise! I installed it and SNAP it was doing what I tried to make my previous theme do for dozens of hours. âI wish all themes were this easy to setup. Absolutely top notch. It’s a nice change of pace to be able to start working with a theme right away. There’s hardly even a need for documentation. Superb mate, you really thought of everything. One of the best purchases I’ve ever made here. âCheck out this review of uDesign by Tbwhs.com –Template makes it easy to create a World class website with a unique style and clear focused message…You will be able to upload and reorder slider images in the theme’s options page.Unlimited Portfolio sections/pages.the U-Design – WooCommerce Integration has been implemented as an independent plugin.Â For more information please refer to the theme’s support forum or contact me directly.Â A demo site has been setupto demonstrate the U-Design – Woo Commerce plugin integration.(translation ready) – the theme has been updated to support translations in more than one language. We have included a (.pot file included to have the theme localized)Refer to the Shortcodes page for examples.The theme comes with extensive documentation. Free support is offered through an external forum.Should you have any support related questions please post them to the theme’s support forum.In my effort to provide you with better support I’ve setup an independent Forum where all comments are searchable, you can upload images and insert code with code-highlighting, etc. You can subscribe to the Support Forum. Support for the “U-Design” theme includes:========================================= Â Version 2.7.11 – Updated: 16.06.2015Version 2.7.10 – Updated: 20.05.2015Version 2.7.9 – Updated: 08.05.2015Version 2.7.8 – Updated: 30.04.2015Version 2.7.7 – Updated: 21.04.2015Version 2.7.6 – Updated: 09.04.2015Version 2.7.5 – Updated: 08.04.2015Version 2.7.4 – Updated: 23.03.2015Version 2.7.3 – Updated: 10.03.2015Version 2.7.2 – Updated: 23.02.2015Version 2.7.1 – Updated: 18.02.2015Version 2.7.0 – Updated: 13.02.2015Version 2.6.0 – Updated: 04.02.2015Version 2.5.6 – Updated: 29.01.2015Version 2.5.5 – Updated: 23.01.2015Version 2.5.4 – Updated: 19.12.2014Version 2.5.3 – Updated: 02.12.2014Version 2.5.2 – Updated: 29.11.2014Version 2.5.1 – Updated: 19.11.2014Version 2.5.0 – Updated: 18.11.2014Version 2.4.19 – Updated: 29.10.2014Version 2.4.18 – Updated: 15.09.2014Version 2.4.17 – Updated: 05.09.2014Version 2.4.16 – Updated: 28.08.2014Version 2.4.15 – Updated: 20.08.2014Version 2.4.14 – Updated: 12.08.2014Version 2.4.13 – Updated: 31.07.2014Version 2.4.12 – Updated: 29.07.2014Version 2.4.11 – Updated: 18.07.2014Version 2.4.10 – Updated: 10.07.2014Version 2.4.9 – Updated: 08.07.2014Version 2.4.8 – Updated: 24.06.2014Version 2.4.7 – Updated: 14.06.2014Version 2.4.6 – Updated: 06.06.2014Version 2.4.5 – Updated: 28.05.2014Version 2.4.4 – Updated: 10.05.2014Version 2.4.3 – Updated: 02.05.2014Version 2.4.2 – Updated: 23.04.2014Version 2.4.1 – Updated: 09.04.2014Version 2.4.0 – Updated: 20.03.2014Version 2.3.1 – Updated: 27.02.2014Version 2.3.0 – Updated: 04.02.2014Version 2.2.0 – Updated: 04.12.2013Version 2.1.0 – Updated: 20.09.2013Version 2.0.1 – Updated: 21.07.2013Version 2.0.0 – Updated: 23.04.2013Version 1.9.1 – Updated: 11.02.2013Version 1.9.0 – Updated: 29.01.2013Version 1.8.0 – Updated: 10.10.2012Version 1.7.0 – Updated: 12.07.2012Version 1.6.1 – Updated: 05.07.2012Version 1.6.0 – Updated: 12.06.2012Version 1.5.1 – Updated: 14.02.2012Version 1.5.0 – Updated: 12.02.2012Version 1.4.2 – Updated: 27.12.2011Version 1.4.1 – Updated: 01.12.2011Version 1.4.0 – Updated: 14.11.2011Version 1.3.2 – Updated: 25.09.2011Version 1.3.1 – Updated: 20.09.2011Version 1.3.0 – Updated: 19.09.2011Version 1.2.1 – Updated: 24.08.2011Version 1.2.0 – Updated: 04.08.2011Version 1.1.2 – Updated: 27.06.2011Version 1.1.1 – Updated: 20.06.2011Version 1.1.0 – Updated: 12.06.2011Version 1.0.1 – Updated: 07.06.2011