Wordbench is an accessible premium WordPress theme for a local government, county, town or a city. It comes packed full of useful features like business directory, recurring events, town documents, galleries and more. All this presented in a sleek modern design.
A quality made in Europe – attention to details in frontend, backend and in the code. Its five star rating is also backed by clear documentation and reliable support offered via support and presale forum or a private message.
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The clean code will please not only developers, in case you decide to do some advanced code customization, but also people with disabilities and search engines, as the Wordbench was built with good accessibility and SEO practices in mind.
To better suit your municipality branding, Wordbench allows you to create a custom color scheme in just a few clicks. It should go without saying that this is a responsive theme, so your site will look great on both mobile and desktop devices!
Wordbench is ready to be translated to your language (with support for RTL languages) and it is optimized for the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg). The Elementor plugin and WPBakery Page Builder are supported as well.
This theme comes with several built-in post types, allowing you to manage various types of content.
Directory module is a great solution to display a directory of businesses in your municipality with important contact details and opening hours.
Documents module can provide access to both local attachments that are uploaded into your WordPress installation and external links.
Events module is a versatile system that can organise town events with support for precise location, date, time and recurrence.
FAQ module is a simple solution how to provide answers for the most asked questions asked by citizens and visitors.
News module will help you to keep your municipality citizens, visitors and members of the public well informed.
Notices module is a handy way to display important information messages without bloating the main news feed.
People module is a simple tool to display professional profiles of elected officials, service people and employees in a simple yet elegant manner.
Portfolio module is the most efficient solution to show stunning photo galleries of your town’s most important assets, points of interest and architecture.
Services module is used to promote available municipal services in an eye-catching way with an icon and image.
Testimonials module comes handy when you want to publicly present opinions of your citizens.
Several map providers
Google Maps, Mapbox and Open Street Map support for directory listings and event locations.
The theme looks great and it’s easy to work with on devices of various screen sizes.
Support for WordPress native editor to easily build your custom pages. There is no need for a 3rd party page builder (but it also works with Elementor and WPBakery Page Builder).
Custom color schemes
Create a custom color scheme by picking main colors via admin in just a few clicks, or get more involved using the dedicated CSS (SCSS) file and be able to change every color of the theme.
Translation files included
This theme and all the bundled LSVR plugins are completely translatable.
Modular post types
You can disable post types you don’t need to make your admin completely bloat-free.
Demo content included
You can re-create the live preview site in a matter of few minutes (however, please note that demo images are not included for copyright reasons).
The code is well-commented and all front-end code can be overriden via a child theme.
Child theme included
Make your site ready for a more advanced code customization.
The theme will automatically switch to RTL (Right-to-left) mode when you switch your site language to RTL one.
PHP 8 compatibility
Squeeze the most of your server performance by using the latest version of PHP.
Images seen in live preview (demo) are NOT included.
Is the price of the item an one-time payment or a recurring one?
As with all items on ThemeForest, it is just one-time payment. This payment includes six months of support and access to updates for the lifetime of the item (meaning for as long as the item will be sold on ThemeForest). You can extend the support if needed.
What is included in the item support?
Item support includes help with theme-related issues or explanation of theme features. While the customization is not included, I usually help my customers with some simple CSS snippets if needed, and provide some useful hints when it comes to the code customization. Please make sure to read through the theme documentation before reaching for a support, as it should answer most of your questions. You can read this official article to learn more about the item support.
Can I use the theme on both staging/development site and the live one at the same time?
Yes, you can use the theme on as many staging/development sites as you like, in parallel with your live site. The only limitation is that a single license allows you to use the theme with only one final live site. You can read more on licenses here.
How can I contact you privately?
You can use a contact form on my profile page to send me a private message.
Is the WPBakery Page Builder plugin included with the theme?
No. While the theme does support this plugin, the plugin itself is not bundled with the theme.
If you are deciding for a theme for your municipality or local government website, all three of these themes will do a great job. They are built exactly for this!
When it comes to the list of features, all three themes are very similar. They are all bundled with essential LSVR plugins for events, directory listings, documents, notices, galleries and person directory (the Wordbench theme also come with some additional ones like FAQ and Testimonials). The backend of these themes is almost indistinguishable from each other. Same applies to the code quality.
They are very developer friendly, everything can be customized via a child theme. The biggest difference between all three is the design. So simply choose the one which would fit the style of your municipal website the best!
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