Gauge is review WordPress theme that allows you to build extensive reviews for any kind of content including games, movies, food etc. Each review can be created with news, videos or images relating to it. Items can be reviewed by both admins.
Gauge has been cleverly designed and meticulously tested so that every aspect of the theme is responsive. This means it looks great on any device at any size, not just the standard sizes but all the sizes in between. Desktop, tablet and mobiles are all taken into account so your content is always shown at its best.
Gauge is tightly integrated with Visual Composer (worth $30) so you can quickly and easily build amazing page layouts with over 40 elements, many of them unique to this theme. It also now comes with an excellent front end page builder so you can see the changes to your pages as you make them.
Admins can leave a site rating which can have multiple criteria and good and bad points. Users can also leave a rating and their own reviews using the front-end review form. All review/data complies to http://schema.org so ratings are displayed in search results.
A hub page is the central page where all the information on a particular item such as a video game is displayed. This may include a review of the game, the latest news, videos and images. Each hub page can have child pages which can optionally be displayed as tabs in the hub page header.
All posts, pages and reviews can be filtered using ajax which means the page doesn’t need to be reloaded, the new content is dynamically loaded into the page for much quicker access. Content can be filtered by date, title, comments, ratings and awards.
If you’re using one of my older review themes ReviewIt or Score, Gauge comes with a theme convertor which converts all your old reviews to the new hub pages, it also transfers all the ratings to the new ratings system and review categories and tags.
With the skin manager you can easily switch from a wide to boxed layout, change the colours of every part of the theme, change the fonts for all the different text section with a selection of the most popular Google web fonts and change the widths of all the main content sections to create your own unique theme.
Gauge has been designed to work with WooCommerce out of the box. This means it’s already been styled to look great with this ecommerce plugin so you don’t need to do anything. It also comes with a built-in ajax cart display, secondary image display on hover and more.
Gauge is one of the few multipurpose themes to have true BuddyPress integration. Every BuddyPress section has been carefully design to fit right into the theme so you can create the ultimate social network
Why are icon fonts so important? Simple. They are so easy to use, look great at any size and make your content look that much better. Gauge includes the Font Awesome library to give you nearly 400 icons to use throughout your navigation, paragraphs, buttons, lists, and just about anything else you can think about.
Gauge ensures your website looks sharp on high resolution devices by swapping normal resolution for high resolution images and utilises HTML5, CSS3, and icon fonts that don’t distort with larger resolutions displays.
The theme comes with 2 demo data files so you can get the site to look exactly like the demo site you see in the live preview with ease. This is a great way of getting start so you can better understand the theme.
Gauge comes with translation files so you can easily translate your site into any language you want. Gauge is also WPML Ready so if you want a multilingual site you can easily switch between languages.
Gauge comes with its own login pop up form so your users never have to see the WordPress login page. It also works seamlessly with the Social Login plugin so your users can login via Facebook, Twitter etc.