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The Transcargo WordPress theme has been created especially to help you build a website to promote your logistics and transportation business. In this Transcargo review, you’ll find out all you need to know about this theme.
This theme has a professional design that can be applied to your WordPress website in just a few clicks. After that, all you’ll have to do is add your own content. However, those with more bespoke needs are also well catered for, thanks to the wealth of customization options on offer.
If you want to generate more leads for your logistics and transportation business or you’re a web designer who been tasked with creating this type of website for one of your clients, Transcargo could be just the theme you need.
In this Transcargo theme review, we’ll take a look at what this product has to offer and find out how easy it is to use, in order to build an effective website for your business.
Transcargo Logistics and Transportation Theme Features
Transcargo has only been recently released. Therefore, if you choose this theme you’ll get access to some of the most innovative features in website development, as well as a highly modern design for your site.
If you have concerns about purchasing a new product and using it to power your website, the good news is that the team who created Transcargo has many years of experience behind them. StylemixThemes have created and launched many successful WordPress themes.
Their WordPress themes cover a wide range of industries and purposes, and they’ve all been well received by their customers. Therefore, it’s safe to assume that while Transcargo might be new, the team behind it is well experienced when it comes to theme development and support. This means you will be able to trust them with your website. Moreover, the theme has overall 5-star review rating from the customers, who purchased and used this theme. This is the main affirmation – that the theme doesn’t have errors or bugs in functionality and customization.
Transportation and Logistics Website Features
As this is a theme that has been built for a specific purpose, let’s start by looking at the transportation and logistics elements, which help separate Transcargo from regular WordPress themes.
Service Listing Templates
When creating this theme, the StylemixThemes team carried out research by visiting the most popular and successful transportation and logistics websites. This enabled them to find out what features are needed for a website of this type while also getting a better understanding of how to implement those features.
One of these key features is the ability to publish the services on offer in the right format. Thanks to the two service listing templates that are included with the theme, you can make sure your visitors can easily find out what you have to offer and why they should choose you.
As well as the two main templates, there are many other ways to highlight your services and the benefits your customers will gain access to by working with your company. This includes icon grids, feature lists, FAQs, and more.
Online Quote Request Form
As well as including many locations where you can publish your telephone number and email address, Transcargo also includes a form that makes it easy for your visitors to request a quote.
The default form includes all the fields necessary to enable you to give your potential clients an accurate quote. However, if necessary, you are free to customize the form so that it better meets your needs.
Support for Multiple Office Locations
It’s likely that your logistics company has offices in multiple locations, and maybe in even more than one country. To help support this and make it easier for your visitors to find their closest branch, the Transcargo theme includes a handy menu that not only lists the different locations you serve, but also allows the visitors to switch the contact information on the site.
Multilingual Support with WPML
Again, if you are operating in multiple countries, then you may well be dealing with customers in more than one language. If you want to cater to those visitors in their preferred language, Transcargo is fully compatible with WPML, the most popular multilingual plugin for WordPress.
WPML gives you a range of options for creating a multilingual website; while also helping you find the right translators for your project. If your logistics business has global ambitions, this feature will be very useful.
Multiple Location Support with Google Maps
To make it easy for your visitors to discover which regions and locations you operate in, by using Transcargo and Google Maps, you can add multiple markers to the interactive maps that are displayed on your site.
Each marker can have its own custom details, allowing your potential customers to find out more about your offices.
General WordPress Theme Features
Just because you’ve bought a niche theme for a specific type of website, it doesn’t mean you have to forgo the useful features found in the best multipurpose WordPress themes. Transcargo does a good job of including all the best general features a premium WordPress theme should offer, without going overboard and adding unnecessary elements just for the sake of it.
7 Predefined Color Skins
When setting up your transportation website, you can choose from one of the seven predefined color skins. These color schemes affect the overall appearance of your website. Also you can pick any color outside predefined color skins in theme options – which gives you an easy way to match it with the branding of your company.
4 Header Styles
There are also four header styles on offer from Transcargo. These different styles for your header can be applied to your site in just a few clicks, helping you to create a design that highlights the information your customers will need in a style they can’t miss.
Furthermore, you can easily toggle the navigation mode to choose between a static and a sticky menu area.
Good Support for the Live Customizer Tool
When it comes to personalizing the appearance of your website, the Transcargo theme gives you an easy way to make changes. Thanks to the full support for the WordPress Theme Customizer tool, you’ll have access to a familiar interface for personalizing your site.
As the Customizer tool is integrated into the WordPress dashboard, it will be easy for experienced users to make changes to their site, while those that are new to WordPress, should have no trouble picking it up.
Through the Customizer interface, you can drill down into the different elements of the theme, and then make changes to the individual aspects of your site. While doing so, you can view a live preview of your changes as you make them in real time, without the need to switch browser tabs and refresh windows.
This high level of support for the Customizer is great to see and it makes personalizing your website very straightforward.
Drag and Drop Page Builder Tool
If the settings and options available through the Customizer tool aren’t enough, and you want to get even more creative with your website, the addition of a drag and drop page builder tool can help you with your goals. The tool included with Transcargo is the commercial Visual Composer plugin, a tried and tested drag and drop page builder for WordPress.
With Visual Composer, you can edit any of the many page templates and prebuilt layouts that are included in the theme package, as well as creating your own from scratch. Visual Composer gives you a front-end view to work through, with a live preview of your site.
Visual Composer includes many modules, each of which can be inserted into your pages and then customized to meet your needs. This powerful tool opens up a new world of possibilities to non-coders.
Create Animated Slideshows
If you look at the Transcargo demo site, you’ll notice the use of animated slideshows on the homepage. These slideshows have been created using the powerful Slider Revolution plugin. As this commercial tool is included in the theme package – at no extra cost – you are able to edit these slideshows and even create your own from scratch.
Mobile Responsive and Retina Ready
As you’d expect from a professional WordPress theme, Transcargo is fully mobile responsive. This makes your site easily accessible by smartphone and tablet users, preventing you from missing out on inquiries from this growing demographic of internet user.
At the other end of the spectrum, Transcargo has been built to look great on the retina screens found in high-end devices.
Demo Content with One-Click Importer
With the demo content included in the theme package, getting your transport and logistics website online is much easier than it might seem. Importing all that content, along with the necessary settings, only takes a few clicks.
Thanks to the one-click demo content import tool, you can have the framework of your website up and running in no time at all, with just your own personal content left to be added.
Support and Updates
Purchasing this theme gives you access to future updates as well as six months of support from its creators. You can extend this period to 12 months by paying an extra $14.70 on top of the purchase price of $49.
StylemixThemes also offers a professional WordPress support service. By signing up, you’ll have a team of WordPress experts who you can contact whenever you need any help with your site. As part of the service, they’ll also monitor your site to ensure it’s always available, keep it backed up to avoid data loss, and make sure WordPress and all of your plugins are up to date.
There is a lot more on offer from this theme and the above is just some of the most important highlights. To view the full list of features, head on over to the Transcargo theme page.
Transcargo Review Conclusion
The demo version of Transcargo really impressed me. However, I had my doubts about how easy it would be to recreate a similar site on my installation of WordPress.
However, thanks to the setup process, which takes care of installing and activating all the required plugins, I had the bare bones of my site online in no time at all. The one-click demo importer then finished off the job by adding all the pages, layouts, settings, and options to deliver a replica of the online demo version of the theme.
All that was left for me to do was go into each page and replace the placeholder content with my own words and images. Modifying the appearance of the site couldn’t have been easier, thanks to the support for the WordPress Customizer tool.
For more adventurous users, having access to the Visual Composer page builder tool and the Slider Revolution plugin, means you can edit any of the existing page layouts and slideshows to make them your own.
If you need to build a website for a business in the transportation and logistics industry, then WordPress and the Transcargo theme comes highly recommended.