Polytechnic is an responsive, schooling and scholar targeted WordPress Theme. It’s lovely, clear, and professional. We constructed this theme particularly for instructional establishments and embrace straightforward to make use of reside customizes and drag & drop builders. It’s able to dealing with a ton – together with a brand new school member position, prolonged consumer profiles and pages, customizable “white label” login, programs, catalogs, school grid, retailer, blogs, filterable submit grid, and virtually something that you would be able to assume up! We satisfaction ourselves on how nicely this theme works out of the field, so in the event you run into any points, please don’t hesitate to tell us at our dedicated support forum. Take a look at our function listing under!

The Concept Behind This Theme

We consider that faculty is tough sufficient as it’s, and needed to construct one thing superior that helps faculties, school members, and college students. One thing that may improve the varsity expertise for college kids, improve engagement and retention, lower confusion, and that targeted on the small print of how this might work for that majority of instructional establishments on the market.

With all of that in thoughts, we constructed Polytechnic.

Academics can add/replace their very own programs and supply college students with updated info relating to homework, research guides, notes, and a tentative schedule based mostly on a selected course part. College students can get course particular info in the event that they missed class, examine to see what time the pre-recreation rally is on Friday, get course catalog info on-line, and buy required studying supplies with a click on of a button. And admins can oversee all of it, monitor the move of data, and have the power so as to add, edit, assign, and delete course info and customers.

The Better of the Options

Polytechnic comes with tons of options and the power to help a great deal of totally different plugins that’ll make it good on your venture… right here’s an summary of what’s included:

The New School Position & Prolonged Consumer Profiles

Polytechnic comes absolutely built-in with a brand new consumer position particularly constructed for instructional establishments. We’re calling this new WordPress consumer/position “School”. This School position supplies school members with the power so as to add, edit, and replace their very own programs and course info. This position is just like the “Writer” position native to WordPress, with a couple of added instruments and skills to offer your school members with the correct quantity of rights. This position additionally permits customers assigned to this position to edit their very own private info (ie. bio, photograph, contact information, and so forth.).

Customized Consumer Login

As a result of your school ought to really feel proud to login to your faculties website! Customise the login on your customers to match your faculty with straightforward to make use of choices. Go forward, check it out. Select or add your login emblem, place the login type location, add a background picture, set a shade fallback, and add customized html!

Programs & Catalogs

Including a brand new course is straightforward, and could be assigned to any consumer. If that consumer has been assigned the position of School, they may have their very own login and devoted WordPress dashboard. This dashboard will solely embrace the required info for this consumer position (ie. programs). Subsequent, this consumer can navigate to Programs to see all the programs at present assigned to them. They will open any one among these to start updating/modifying the course info and course content material (ie. homework, research guides, and so forth.)

Mega Menu

We’ve included a drag and drop mega menu to offer a compelling method of displaying menu gadgets and extra content material in your website. Now you possibly can select to make use of a flyout menu or mega menu for every father or mother merchandise.

Sticky Header

We’ve constructed a sticky header proper into the theme and gave it it’s personal choices panel. Setup is straightforward and can prolong the usability of your website in your customers. Add your personal customized emblem, menu, and customise away with our theme choices.

Tophat Dropdown

This part is triggered with the (prime left) tophat tagline set off and divulges a brand new part of widgets. These widgets are easliy managed in Look > Widgets and we’ve even included a customized choices panel to customise this part additional.

Web page Templates

We’ve constructed some highly effective templates so that you can use. These templates are customizable and can be utilized as many occasions as you want and embrace: Submit Grid, Weblog, Course Catalog, and School Grid (sure, it truly filters customers). Every of those templates supply customized choices to assist constructing with these templates a breeze. Oh, and did we point out you could additionally use Visible Composer on any of those pages so as to add much more content material. The mixtures are infinite.

Sensei Studying Administration Help

Educating coursework has by no means been simpler, all inside WordPress. With the Sensei plugin you possibly can create programs, write classes, and add quizzes. Set lesson and course pre-requisites, permit consumer registration and even cost on your course content material if you’d like. Merely put, we’ve included “out of the field” help for the “Sensei” plugin by Woo Themes for prolonged options and performance for faculties that need to take their programs and classes to the subsequent degree. This plugin is just not included with the theme, and customers who need to make the most of these prolonged options might want to buy a license by means of Woo Themes (http://www.woothemes.com/products/sensei/). This plugin isn’t related to the Polytechnic Programs supplied with the theme.

WooCommerce Prepared

Yep. WooCommerce is enabled on this theme, which suggests you should use it to promote stuff like shirts, present playing cards, or anything you possibly can dream up. This theme isn’t targeted on customized store design, however WooCommerce does a TON of wonderful stuff out of the field and this theme will work seamlessly with it.

Constructed on the Mythology Engine

Mythology Engine has been developed with the only function of making an environment friendly technique of publishing themes with a streamlined improvement course of… Key options embrace white-label choices panels, “in-dashboard” documentation, and a no-nonsense strategy to content material administration & theme choices.

Visible Composer four

Create your personal customized layouts utilizing over 30 totally different content material modules starting from picture-sliders to textual content blocks to movies and maps. Visible Composer is the preferred visible editor out there to WordPress and it’s bundled within the theme. Updates are be included without spending a dime with every theme-model replace.

Visible Composer Extension (Polytechnic Unique): Customized Hover Photographs

Consumer interplay has many advantages. One is that it may create focus and improve viewers retention. Use Visible Composer so as to add these unique customized hover modules to your content material. Don’t overlook so as to add hyperlinks and calls to motion with these Customized Hover Modules to extend inner visitors and interactions. Select a customized picture, background shade, add customized content material, and choose a begin peak and finish peak for the modules on that web page.

Visible Composer Parallax Rows

We’ve prolonged this plugin to deal with parallax backgrounds for full-width rows. This makes it even simpler so as to add in your content material and break it up visually with this tradition function.

Stay Entrance-Finish Customizer: Limitless Colours and 1,000’s of Fonts

Customise your theme’s typography simply with immediate Reside-Previews as you choose your choices and see how your website appears with any font, colour, or measurement earlier than you hit “Publish”. Built-in with colour pickers and the Google Fonts library, so that you’ll have 1,000s of fonts to select from. If Google Fonts aren’t sufficient, we combine seamlessly with Typekit, Fonts.com, and different in style providers.

Revolution Slider four

The preferred & straightforward to make use of “mega slider” plugin to ever exist!!! OK, that’s hyperbole, however it’s truthfully fairly nice and we’re thrilled to announce that we at the moment are together with Revolution Slider four. This newest model consists of: model new admin interface, extra choices, extra conveniences, customized caption animation builder, full slider import/export, and rather more! It’s also possible to embrace Revolution Slider as your advert area slider, pre-content material slider, sidebar slider and inside particular person posts/pages. Candy!

Contact Types

We’re absolutely together with Contact Type 7 to offer customers with a fast and straightforward approach to construct and handle contact types. It will probably handle a number of contact types, plus you’ll be able to customise the shape and the mail contents flexibly with easy markup. The shape helps Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so forth.

Attempt typing within the search-bar (within the sidebar or on the “tophat”). The Reside Search function permits customers to immediately skim your website for related materials with out each loading one other web page.

HTML5 Fueled search engine optimisation

We re-wrote our whole theme-base from scratch to incorporate the newest, most related HTML parts and tags to permit for the absolute best search engine outcomes.

Multi-Language Help

Your complete theme has been absolutely internationalized and prepped on your language translation. Simply comply with the standard translation course of and the theme will do the remaining.

Customized CSS & Script Injection

Acquired one thing customized that you simply need to drop in? Easy. Simply drop them into our theme management panel and the theme will do the remainder of the be just right for you.

Constructed with Odd Individuals in Thoughts

Our objective is to ship a theme that anybody can use & customise, with none want for twenty-four/7 buyer help or lengthy-winded documentation manuals. We advocate importing the theme demo if you’d like a head begin, however the theme has really been designed to be reply any of your questions as you employ it, so don’t fret for those who don’t know learn how to code.

Useful Help

In the event you want some extra info on one thing included with the theme, we’ve put collectively a dedicated information site for this theme. When you nonetheless want some assist or have a query, be happy to ask us at our dedicated support forum. Simply make sure that to incorporate your endgoal to assist us perceive how we may also help.

Constructed with Builders in Thoughts, too!

Our code is clear, organized, and nicely commented. Every little thing has it’s rightful place on this theme, and making superior customizations to templates, stylesheets, and features has by no means been simpler.

Past Responsive

We have been one of many first theme crews to dabble in ‘responsive design’ method again within the day, so we all know a factor or two about how to do that correctly. Fluid grids are used at bigger breakpoints, and glued widths are used on smaller units to make sure best spacing. The sort measurement shifts on smaller units to be bigger and simpler to learn, and pictures and different media are sandboxed to stop something from breaking the format.

REM Typography & Layouts

The issue with Pixels are, they completely do-not-scale in Web Explorer. Moreover, with the onset of Responsive Net Design, having fonts that scale (in relation to the display width) has turn into paramount. Percentages (%) and EM’s are higher, however they’re tough and compound. Nonetheless not a solution. An actual answer? Use the REM. (Supply – Greg Rickaby)

Almost all of JetPack ought to work nicely with this theme (the Tiled Galleries are the one exception since these aren’t responsive); if you wish to begin utilizing the subsequent degree of WordPress performance, you’ll get it right here.

The Theme Management Panels

This theme has been constructed on the Mythology Engine, a basis theme from MDNW that has the first aim of making the quickest website launch course of attainable. It does this in a number of methods:

Again-Finish Theme Choices, Re-envisioned

Performance meets group. We’ve re-accomplished all skinning choices from our main theme management panel to be able to create a swift, responsive, uncluttered strategy to handle the important thing features of the theme. That is what the admin panel seems like:

Along with the Theme Choices panel (which manages the worldwide theme choices), this theme additionally integrates Web page & Submit choices that assist you to override any international guidelines for that one web page or publish. These panels will present up on any Web page or Submit editor, beneath the essential content material editor. Within the occasion that they don’t seem, just remember to have enabled them from the highest-proper “Display Choices” panel. These panels will let you override theme-degree choices on particular person pages and posts.

To take this even additional, we added customized choices that present up relying on the web page template used. This consists of web page template particular choices for theBlog Web page & Submit Grid (Portfolio) web page templates. These panels will present up on any web page with the Weblog Web page template or Publish Grid template chosen.

Entrance Finish Theme Skinning with Stay-Preview
Remove the guesswork from customizing the theme. Constructed on the WP Theme Customizer API with some particular tips blended in, you possibly can change nearly each typographic or shade throughout all the theme; there’s no have to reload the web page on the entrance-finish although; the Theme Customizer will present you an immediate preview of what your modifications seem like proper there on the identical display.
Right here’s what the panel seems to be like:

The complete library of Google Fonts is included within the Theme Customizer (and sure, stay-preview works on the font-faces too). Simply open up the customise panel and begin enjoying!

Change Log

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- First Launch

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