Chocolate is a magazine / news style WordPress theme. It’s being touted as a “premium WordPress theme built from the ground up to be customisable for content heavy web sites such as newspapers or magazines”.
The default dark blue colour scheme with its dark background and dark text just doesn’t really work well together, but apparently it also comes with 3 other lighter colour schemes which may look better. The chocolate theme isn’t for everyone as the developer claims the theme is developed for people with some knowledge of WordPress and web development. You will need to put that knowledge to use with this theme, as its claimed that coding knowledge is required to work the ad management system, and functions like the drop down menus and rotating feature carousel don’t function in all browsers.
Considering the rather messy layout, functionality problems and the fact there are arguably better magazine / news style WordPress themes available for free, I don’t know if its worthy of being classified as a paid premium theme? I will let you decide.
- Email Support
- Free updates
- Four color themes
- Eight widget ready areas
- Theme options
- Clean modern design
- Designed to accommodate several popular ad sizes
- CSS based on the Blueprint framework
- Fully commented code
- X-men like powers(no longer included)
- Two home page styles: news/magazine and blog
- Feature story carousel(display optional)*
- Simple related posts widget
- Post meta data widget
- Ad placements managed by widgets
- News list widget
- Tabbed content widget
- Basic SEO(search engine optimization)
- Custom author page
- Custom Icons
- Robust comments support including separated trackbacks
- Included custom templates: tags, 404 error, archives, custom archives page, author, search page and all the usual templates like category.
- RSS links for categories and comments
- Drop down menus(not functional in Opera or IE6)
* Carousel does not operate in IE 6 as of version 1.0, it will only display the latest featured article.
Single License: $50
Developer License: $100
Demo / Release Page & Purchase