Today, I’m reviewing the Zero theme from Tesla Themes.
Like any of my reviews, I look at both what I liked and what I didn’t like.
And as with any theme, there will always be positives and there will always be negatives.
So without further ado, let’s jump in and explore Zero from Tesla Themes.
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The designers did an excellent job balancing simplicity with beauty.
Zero focuses your visitors eyes on the content with a basic color scheme (in the demo, it’s just shades of blue) on a white background.
The large lettering makes text extremely legible.
And buttons are very “clickable”.
What do I mean?
Well, as I navigated around the site, I found my mouse gravitating towards the buttons.
For instance, look at the large navigation buttons or the large “Start to Explore” button below:
As great as Zero looks on the desktop, it looks even better on a phone.
From a technical standpoint, everything aligns well.
Even better; the design translated perfectly to the phone.
So, design-wise, I give this theme an A.
Strong Backend with Great Customization Options
This theme is built on Tesla Theme’s own framework.
The framework offers many features. These include simple options you’d expect like changing logos and footer text. But it also lets you change typography (integrated with Google fonts), backgrounds, and layouts.
The Tesla Framework also adds a number of custom post types. For instance, you can add team members and they will automatically display on the team page.
One of the best features of Zero is that it comes with Visual Composer built-in.
If you haven’t used Visual Composer, it offers a large number of components that you can easily integrate into your site. Letting you build complex pages without a line of code.
You can add these components to any page using shortcodes. However, this can get quite overwhelming, especially when your page looks like this:
If this is too complex, you can switch the visual composer into a drag and drop interface. This lets you see where each element is laid out.
But, the coolest part is the visual editor that lets you edit directly on a page, like the screenshot below:
It gives you the ultimate ability to create custom pages, without any code, while previewing in real-time.
There were a few things that disappointed me a bit with the Zero theme.
On the backend, there were a few typos here and there in the descriptions of certain boxes. I’ve seen other theme companies who have spelling and grammar errors all over, yet have the best code ever. But it makes me wonder how well the theme is assembled.
Also, when I imported my demo content for the first time, the home page did not seem to work as it did in the demo. For instance, instead of a “Latest Work” section that looked like the demo:
I got this:
The images were large and did not line up like they did in the demo.
It could be I didn’t import something correctly, but I’d like things to work right out of the box with minimal input needed.
I really liked this theme. The design blew me away. And with the visual composer, the possibilities of what you can achieve are endless.
I think for beginners of WordPress, they can get a bit overwhelmed by the visual composer.
But for someone who understands the basics of WordPress and wants a clean theme they can customize without touching any code, Zero is the perfect theme.