X, The Theme has quickly clocked up numbers to be the weekly top seller on Themeforest. Not surprising, given the fact that X is packed with features and aims to be the go to provider for 2015 and beyond.
It has been designed with inputs from a number of experts and feedback from a number of users. One of the leading users is the Government of Utah, which has purchased nearly 2 dozen licenses.
X is the one stop shop for building your website. Each and every element from background to font can be customized. The USP of this theme is the dozens of industry or niche specific demos that can be instantly installed and varied. Images, sliders, menus, pages and more will automatically be installed.
Live editing permits you to observe the effect of each change and save the changes only when you are satisfied. The most advanced page builder today, Cornerstone is included with every X theme purchase. It is 100% front ended and intuitive from the moment of activation.
Dozens of extensions are included free in the theme. These are not third party plugins that are merely bundled with X, but custom plugins that work seamlessly with X and come with free updates and support. The optional extensions improves performance for those who need it and keeps it simple for those who don’t.
X is multipurpose with multiple designs and unique styling. X offers 4 completely unique designs called stacks, all built into it.
Integrity – This multipurpose design is understated and great for business sites. A dark version is included.
Renew – in keeping with the modern trend, Renew has a flat design with no borders or shadows. It is well suited for creative sites and blogs.
Icon – is minimalistic, allowing the written word to take center stage. Post formats can sport custom colors.
Ethos – is suitable for news and magazines with featured carousel, real time category filtering and alternate index titles.
Besides the usual features that come with most premium WordPress themes, the other features which give X the edge are,
- Multiple shop styles powered by WooCommerce.
- Transparency option in the header.
- Marginless columns that are completely responsive meaning that even on small devices, the columns will go full width and stack up one on top of another.
- Only specific selection of fonts is locked to keep the load light.
- Smartcodes include responsive visibility meaning it shows only certain things on certain devices. Also includes Table of Contents which will increase page views.
Now that we are familiar with the features of X, let us look at some example websites which have used X theme as their framework.
The Curated Travel
Stockholm in a weekend, 24 hours in Whistler, 48 hours in Salsburg, a week in Tokyo and Kyoto, 72 hours in Prague – sounds nice? Then drop by at the Curated Travel and check out their travel plans. They sure tempt you with stunning photographs of these places, with semi transparent slides making mention of the highlights.
Coach of the Year
The website of the movie Coach of the Year is built on X WordPress theme. The full screen image on the landing page includes a video that captures the reaction of moviegoers. Social icons are placed close to the video, so you too can spread a word about the movie.
Human Services Department in the Government of Utah has chosen X-Child-Integrity-Light as the theme for the example website to reach out and inform it’s citizens. Number counters let a citizen know just how much their government has accomplished.
Life Support is a beverage that provides relief from hangover. The slider is placed above the header with delayed call to action buttons. But what catches the eye are the 3 big sized icons in boxes in the midsection of the layout that flips over to reveal text on the other side.
Varaloka describe themselves as an environmental action and awareness brand. 20% of their sales revenue is given back to society in the form of charities and other world saving initiatives.
If the full screen images on the homepage of Repellx show what fun it is to get wet in the rain, the sections below show how you can keep clothing and footwear dry with liquid repelling product, even in bad weather. The header itself is placed under the slider and appears as you click scroll down arrow.
Doyle Quane is an established law group in California that deals with family law matters. They invite you to browse their website and see in how many ways they can help you and your family.
North Shore Goodies
North Shore Goodies is famous for their coconut peanut butter. On their X themed website, delectable food products are displayed in the slider just below the header. Products are also featured in a slider in the midsection of the homepage. Different post formats are used in the About and Products page.
Sugar Cube offers affordable, functional work spaces for your office needs. Transparent number counters set against their cubicles serves as good advertisement for their business.
Chick Art is a graphic design website and has it’s portfolio displayed on the landing page. The website has a sidebar to the left and the portfolio index as a pullout option. Social icons figure prominently in the top bar.
Braintek helps out small businesses that do not have an inhouse IT department. From web designing, cloud services, disaster recovery and restoration and more, they do it all without putting a clock to it. You can read about their cost effective solutions on their X themed website.
A shop selling bicycle saddles, Kontact Bike sports two small videos on the homepage explaining why the saddle is good for riders. Also on the homepage are two image sliders where you can see feedback from users. The footer area is taken up by testimonials.
Visual Impact Fitness
Visual Impact Fitness is the venture of Rusty Moore. He can impart techniques that will build muscle, by adding muscle tone and density without adding to size.
Slim Living plays the role of a personal trainer in the area of sport, lifestyle and nutrition. The content area is divided into section in which images and text material alternate and ending with the social media options and contact form. It is based on the X-Child-Icon theme.
Trails Ministries supports those who have spent time in jail to integrate with their families and society on completion of their term. The website is filled with images of people, and there is transparent text overlay telling visitors that they have come to the right place.
The observatory is a leading green hotel in Macquarie. Enticing photographs of airy, sea facing rooms on their website and the handy booking option right on the landing page will go a long way in increasing room occupancy. The light version of the Integrity stack from X Child theme has helped them design an effective website.
X- Child-Integrity-Light has been used in the website of Wearable On as well, a shop dealing in wearable tech devices. The site has used pleasant muted colors and delayed sliding social icons and subscription option for better access.
Surface 85 is the personal blog of Aurelie, a style enthusiast, a fitness addict, a world traveler and amateur photographer. Her blog is a good example of the Ethos stack from X theme. The latest posts are featured in a carousel above the footer.
Fashion Mingle is a platform for fashion professionals to connect and collaborate. And what tools do they have to offer fashion professionals? Click on the icons at the bottom of their website to find out and you can also furnish your email id for an invitation to join their fashion community.
Cat Breed Cartoon
You can buy cartoon versions of 150+ breeds of cats on this website. Music accompanies you as you browse around this online shop to make your choice.
Chicago Bubble Soccer
Bubble Soccer is a safe spin on the traditional soccer game where players step into a transparent bubble ball that is fairly shock absorbent. Find out the rules of the game on their innovative website, where the information is placed in plain white horizontal sections that move over the image of a game in progress.
Lost Boy Memoirs
This particular site employs a landing page which carries colorful sketches. The social icon bar to the left, slides in after a slight delay and keeps count of the social shares. The lost boy here is Ryan, a nomadic travel blogger.
A website for a very specific niche is Knife Up News Magazine. The blogs featured in a carousel takes the place of the header and the articles posted are very exhaustive on the subject.
Chic Family Travels
Tamala travels the world in style with her family of 5. She shares her travel experiences and many useful travel tips with us on this blog. You get to peek into 5 star travel and to see why she believes that money is always an option.
Enhancements is a makeup and beauty lounge. A visitor can schedule appointments with them directly from the homepage, for airbrushed makeup, special makeup for occasions and for makeup at any chosen location right.
Women are the most influential decision makers when it comes to health and wellness. Curious Jane has people with expertise in marketing to women. Their full range of services is laid out on their website, based on X WordPress theme.
PowerBox serves as an extensive directory that catalogs black owned businesses spread across the globe. It works towards empowering the black community by changing the way people buy. The pattern on the left side of their website merges gradually with the text on the right.
Pro Sport Hospitality
Pro Sport is a sport marketing agency that is passionate about music as well. They combine these two for the marketing of business and brands. Their website is themed on the Renew Stack from X theme.
Another theme that uses the Renew Stack from X, Wrapfire offers B2B marketing tools by using branded micro sites. Immediate feedback is also received when there are hits on these sites.
Tree Elle is a retreat located in Southern California. The beautiful gardens and animals here are portrayed in a boxed content set in a custom background. These images are sure to convince a visitor that the retreat is a farm stay with a difference.
To Sum up
X theme offers dozens of demos + live preview. It is possible to recreate the demos and then customize it to achieve any look and layout. The examples above can convince a reader that a variety of websites from one page to eCommerce can use X as a web design. If you wish to join their 50,000+ member community, click on the button below.
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