Best WordPress Review Themes 2014

Are you interested in setting up a review site? Then these themes will help in emphasizing your reviews.

If you like to share your opinion on a movie you just watched, a gadget you just bought, or a game you just played, setting up a review site is probably the best one to do so.

Putting a review site is pretty straightforward, all you need is the right theme and plugin for your site and you are good to go.

Maybe just for fun, profit, or you just need to get motivated, these will help you kickstart your review site.

InReview: $69

Inreview

Inreview

InReview is an advanced Review Theme that allows you to transform your WordPress blog into website.

Main Features:

  • Users can easily submit ratings when posting comments. These ratings are combined automatically into an overall user rating.
  • These ratings can be based on custom criteria and separate categories that the site owner may choose.
  • you can add custom widgets to display the top rated editor and user reviewed listings.
  • InReview theme comes with five color skins – black, blue, green, red and purple.
  • Theme has a theme options panel to control features and color schemes.

View InReview Demo | Purchase

View:R

Viewr

Viewr

View:r is another responsive and powerful Premium magazine style visitor/author review theme for wordpress.

  • Powerful review type post creator – With view:r you can create review posts. There is a review template with different sections. You can set different section titles, change the order of the sections and disable the sections you don’t use. For each type there are the following section: Average rating section, Content section, Specifications section, Photos section, Youtube section and the visitor rating/review section.
    View:R

    View:R

    Besides the rating and sections options you can define a set of specifications such as Textual value, Unit based value, Select value , Yes/No value, value with a link, and date values etc when posting new review posts.

  • Separate user rating module – For each post visitors can submit their own review/rating. Visitor submitted ratings must be approved before it’s shown on the site.
  • Options to restrict rating submission to logged-in users and/or once per IP.When posting a post in a created review/post type you can setup an image and youtube video gallery.

View viewr Demo | Purchase

Made: $55

Made

Made

Made is Responsive Review/Magazine Theme by ThemeForest.
Main Features:

  • It comes in 2 unique skins with various color schemes. There are 4 ways to rate (numbers, percentages, letters, stars).

    4 ways to rate

    4 ways to rate

  • Readers can submit their ratings and the average user rating displays below the review author’s rating.
  • jQuery tabbed Related Posts panel under each post/review.

View Made Demo| Purchase

Ratius : $50

Ratius

Ratius

Ratius is Responsive Review Magazine Theme. It has many features including: live home page editing, a visitor voting system, countless layout options, 40+ shortcodes and much more.

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Puzzles: $45

Puzzles

Puzzles

Puzzles is a professional creative review theme.
Main Features:

  • eight display options
  • nine color schemes
  • 3 rating stystems
  • flexible post, page, and category setup.

View puzzles Demo | Purchase

powermag: $55

PowerMag

PowerMag

PowerMag is a beautiful responsive review theme for wordpress site.

  • Grate built in review system. Star rating and percentile rating.
  • Up to Six Custom Criterias
  • Optional User Rating
  • Schema.org Support for Google Serp Preview
  • Affiliate Link Option

View powermag Demo | Purchase

Reviewer : $45

Reviewer

Reviewer

Reviewer is wordpress theme for your entertainment reviews.

  • Five Star Rating colors
  • Custom “Recent Ratings” Graph Widget & “Featured Reviewer/Author” Widget
  • Ability to archive reviews based on their content

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Score : $55

Score

Score

Score is a clean and modern WordPress and BuddyPress theme that is ideal for any review site. This theme is integrated with GD Star Rating Plugin. It comes with multi rating support, comment rating, display reviews by user scores and much more.

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Your WordPress Account Can Get Hacked Easily Over Wi-Fi Connection

If you are used to logging in to your WordPress account in a public Wi-Fi network like at malls or from your local coffee shop, anyone on the same connection can sniff your WordPress credentials. Anyone who knows how to use FireSheep can gain access to your WordPress account.

This was discovered by Yan Zhu, a staff technologist at Electronic Frontier Foundation who works for Frontier Foundation on the HTTPS Everywhere and Privacy Badger extensions.

The cookie, called “wordpress_logged_in’ is what WordPress.com use to determine if the user is logged in or not. If this is set, then WordPress won’t bother to ask user credentials until this cookie expires.

 

Read the rest of the news here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2158771/wordpress-com-vulnerable-to-account-hijacking.html

 

 

 

Optimize Your WordPress Site Using These Tips

People today have short attention span. It will only take half a second to realize that your website is worth looking at.

Website performance greatly influences your rankings in search engines. Many websites have seen considerable difference when their site loads faster especially when Google bots crawl to their site.

Here we have thirteen quick tips on how you can optimize your site loading times. These are quick and easy methods and you’ll see considerable difference of up to 50% increase in page loading times.

 

First is to choose the right hosting plan. No free hosting service will give you an optimized speed for your site.

Read more here: http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/optimize-your-wordpress-website

Get Email Notifications for Pending Reviews in WordPress

If you are managing a multi-author blog, knowing when a writer submits a post review.

Using Edit Flow, you can manage editorial work flow. It sends email notifications when a post has changed in WordPress along with other notifications. If you want WordPRess notifications without using a plugin there are also other ways to get this done.

 

First, install and activate the Pending Submission Notifications plugin. Once installed you can start receiving notifications for pending review posts.

 

By default, this plugin sends email notifications to the admin email address used in your WordPress settings. If you want another email addres to be notified, then go to Settings >> Pending Submissions Notifications> Then enter the email address.

 

Read the rest of the post here: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-get-email-notifications-for-posts-pending-review-in-wordpress/

Display the Most Commented Post in WordPress

I often see blogs that display the most commented post on the sidebar of their site. It is a great idea since it showcases the most talked about article and helps build a community around the discussions on your site which means more user engagement and more visits to your website.

 

First, install the WordPress popular posts plugin. This plugin can show the most commented post as well as the popular posts by comment counts as well. Simply install and activate the plugin.

 

This plugin also lets you display your most commented page or post and it allows you to showcase the most engaging content using shortcodes.

Read the rest here: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-display-most-commented-posts-in-your-wordpress-sidebar/

WordPress Custom Field Guide

Do you know anything about WordPress Custom Fields?

Did you know that there are a lot of hacks and tutorials that cover WordPress custom fields?

Custom fields are forms of meta-data that lets you store arbitrary information with each of your WordPress custom post. It is a single most powerful component of WordPress posts and content types. This meta-data is handled with key/value pairs. This is the one that identifies a specific field and therefore, content should stay at the same for all posts regardless of how you use the same key in different types of post.

Read the rest of the post here: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/wordpress-custom-fields-101-tips-tricks-and-hacks/

How To Install a WordPress Theme

As a beginner,you have probably heard of various free and paid themes available online. You may have tried out a few themes until you’ve found one that meets your needs. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install a WordPress theme.

This guide will cover the three different ways you can install a theme. However, before installing a WordPress theme, keep in mind that once you activated a new theme, it will change how your website looks and functions. If you are switching from an existing theme, then you need to do several checks first before changing to a new WordPress theme.

Here are the different ways to install a WordPress theme.

  1. Select a free theme from the WordPress.org theme directory >> Install& activate
  2. Download a theme from any other theme directory >> upload zip by using Upload Method from WordPress dashboard >> Install& activate
  3. Download a theme from any other theme directory >> upload theme files using FTP >> activate

How to install WordPress theme from the dashboard

  1. Log into your WordPress admin area. Next, click on Appearance » Themes.
    Install theme

    Install theme

    On the themes page, you will see your current theme and all other themes you have currently installed in your server. You can preview and activate any theme from this list.

  2. To add a new theme, simply click on Add New button at the top.
    Install  theme

    Install theme

    There are lots of free and paid WordPress themes available. On this page you can either select a free theme from the WordPress.org theme directory or upload a theme from your local hard drive.

  3. You will have the ability to select free themes from: Featured WordPress themes, Popular WordPress themes, Latest WordPress themes, search for a specific theme, or search for themes with specific features.

    Install theme

    Install theme

  4. After selecting the theme that you want to install, simply bring your mouse on top of the image.
    Install theme

    Install theme

    You can preview the theme by clicking on preview button or install the theme by clicking on the install button. WordPress will now install your theme and show you a success message along with the link to activate or live preview.

  5. Click on the activate button, and you’ve successfully installed and activated your WordPress theme.

    Install Theme

    Install Theme

Install a Theme by using Upload Method from WordPress Admin

If you are want to give more a professional look to your blog or add more functionality to your blog, there are many premium(Free & Paid) WordPress themes available. You can download these premium theme from the theme directory sites. They provide these premium theme in .Zip format, which you can use to install WP theme directly from dashboard.

  1. Log into your WordPress dashboard. Navigate to Appearance> Themes > Add New

    Install theme

    Install theme

  2. Click on browse, select & locate your .zip file for theme and click on Install now. Once you click on Install now, your theme will be uploaded and will be installed on your server.

    Install theme

    Install theme

  3. On the next screen, you will see an option to activate the theme.

    Install theme

    Install theme

Installing a WordPress Theme using FTP


Most people are able to upload their themes from WordPress dashboard. But there are times when their web host provider is too strict and not able to do it from dashboard. Then you need to upload files manually to your web server. The most common way to do this is by using an FTP or SFTP (Secure) client. For doing so, you need to have:

  1. An SFTP client installed in your machine. (To learn more about configuring your SFTP client – View FileZilla installation tutorial.)
  2. A software like WinRAR to unpack .zip file. (If you don’t have any WinRAR installed, download the free version of WinRAR and install it). Alternately, you can open Compressed Folder in Windows Explorer.
  3. FTP login details and server address – FTP information can be found in the welcome email you got after you pay for your new hosting account. Find your FTP Host/Address, FTP User & Password

Theme Upload Instructions

  • Unzip your theme .zip file somewhere on your local computer.

    Install theme

    Install theme

  • After extracting the .zip file, upload the entire theme folder via SFTP to your /wp-content/themes/ directory.
    Install theme

    Install theme

    (file transfer type should be “Auto” and not “ASCII” or “Binary”. This is the default for FileZilla.)

  • How to activate any installed theme from this list – Once you done with the upload and installation using dashboard or FTP method, you can browse all installed themes from your WP dashboard.
    Install theme

    Install theme

    Log into your WordPress admin area. Next, click on Appearance » Themes.. You can Preview or activate the theme directly from here.

We hope this step by step guide helped you install a WordPress theme on your site.

16 Free WordPress Themes Built on Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a responsive framework for building websites and applications. Bootstrap is home to the best WordPress themes in the market. It’s responsive feature makes it an ideal theme to those who markets their websites in different platform. Bootstrap has been around long enough to have plenty of user base that results in so many community-developed WordPress themes.

In this post, we’ll showcase a few of the best WordPress themes that are built using Bootstrap. If you are looking to buy a premium theme and want to try responsive themes, consider these themes first as they are absolutely stunning.

View the themes here: http://wptavern.com/18-free-wordpress-themes-built-with-bootstrap