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Last updated on September 6, 2017

Oshine is a creative multi-purpose theme released in December 2014 by Brand Exponents, an Envato Power Elite author. It is described as one of the most beautiful templates on this creative niche, with many features and pre-built demos, that will give you a starting point in developing an impressive and well-customized website.

Design

Do you like white spaces, minimal lines, and few visual elements, but with massive impact on your visitors? It’s hard to design something simple and elegant that will win your user’s hearts, but Oshine’s authors did it! This multi-purpose template is designed with creativity and fresh visual ingredients, all combined with a modern architecture.

The Brand Exponents developer enhanced Oshine with a responsive and retina ready layout, to provide the same visitor’s experience on all devices.

If you don’t want to build your website from scratch, you can easily install a demo. Select a premade layout from a list of 30 demos, then import the Options Panel, content, widgets, and slider data.

When you create a page, you get extra options for the header’s ‘Hero Section’. This section can be customized using predefined styles, colors, or become sticky. Also, you can modify the layout’s behavior, set an image or video as background, show widgets, and choose a sidebar. With nine page templates and many shortcode modules to choose from, your website will look elegant.

To customize the Above the fold area, you can choose one of the twelve header styles available. Also, you can use widgets on the header or Top Bar section. What if you don’t want to use a standard header? No problem, the theme’s developers give you the opportunity to choose a left side header with 7 predefined styles and other options to customize it.

One of the essential keys to a successful website is the content and its aesthetics. With Oshine you can use a gallery, image, quote, video, audio or link format to highlight your content. The template allows your visitors to open all the images and videos within a styled lightbox effect. This will give you the possibility to see pictures, galleries, and sliders in detail, as the theme’s layout is extensive and it offers high visibility. You can also showcase your content in pages using amazing portfolios and the ‘Portfolio carousel’ module. The collections come with lots of customization options, from the aspect ratio, slug, to navigation arrow style, taxonomy and everything in between.

Oshine brings you eight blog page styles, and you can adjust the layout to use a masonry design. The theme gives you the flexibility to customize the sidebar position, gutter, columns, widgets, buttons, and more.

You can add a final touch of style to your page using one of the two footer styles available, divided into 3 or 4 columns. Insert widgets, text or add a wrapped border to make the bottom section of your website enchanting.

Functionality

This beautiful template comes with the Oshine Options panel, where you can change global settings for background, typography, logo, header, footer, portfolio, shop, colors, etc. This panel comes with a well-structured system, where all you need is organized in sub-menus. For example, you can apply typography for headings, content area, mobile menu, sidebar, portfolio, header and footer sections, and observe them in a live preview.

Oshine has its own drag and drop page builder – Tatsu, based on a rows and columns system. This great tool allows you to make easy frontend site modifications. The Tatsu builder allows you to insert pre-styled content blocks, with various options that can be personalized according to your preferences. You can copy, duplicate, or delete each of these parts.

The Bubble Testimonial, Icons, Justified Gallery, Video, and the BE Slider with many animation types, are a few custom modules, ready to enhance your website. The builder also contains an element called ‘Tweets’ that allows you to add your Twitter account name, animation, text color, and font size. Furthermore, your content can be shared on other social networks like Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

For best results, Oshine requires the following plugins to be installed and activated: the custom Tatsu page builder, Oshine Core, BE Portfolio Post, Meta Box Conditional Logic, Meta Box Show Hide and Meta Box Tabs. The author recommends customers to use Contact Form 7, Master Slider and Slider Revolution.

GENERAL
Item name Oshine
Category Multi-purpose
Type Premium
Author Brand Exponents
Envato elite author Yes
Tested version 6.0
COMPATIBILITY
Content width Full width
Browser compatibility IE11+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari
WooCommerce Yes
bbPress Yes
BuddyPress Yes
WPML Yes
FONTS AND TRANSLATION
Integrated translation -
Google fonts Yes
Custom fonts -
Typekit fonts -
RTL support -
POST FEATURES
Video posts Yes
Audio posts Yes
Post templates 1
Post view counter -
Smart lists -
Social share Yes
Custom image lightbox Yes
Custom image galery Yes
Link post Yes
Lightbox skins 1
PAGE FEATURES
Page templates 9
Blocks 60
Widgets 1
Header styles 12
Footer styles 2
Masonry layout Yes
Mega menus -
Sticky menu Yes
Social networks Yes
Social counter -
Video playlists -
Instagram widget -
Custom Page Builder Tatsu
Portfolio styles 16
Responsive layout Breakpoints
Blog layouts 8
Menu styles 3
Dual Sidebars -
Shortcodes Yes
Video slider Yes
OTHER FEATURES
Demos included 30
SEO optimized Yes
Custom Theme Updater -
ADS
Ad system -
Adsense support -
Custom ads -
PERFORMANCE
CSS file size 328 kb
Overall speed Slow
Performance documentation Yes
USER EXPERIENCE
Total ratings 721
User rating
Learnability Medium
DESIGN
Responsive design Yes
Retina ready Yes
DOCUMENTATION
Difficulty Medium
Explanations Detailed
Explicit screen shots Yes
Video tutorials Yes
Search option Yes
Extra documentation -
PREMIUM PLUGINS
Plugins Recolution Slider, Master Slider Pro, BE Portfolio Post, Tatsu
VALUE
Price $49
Value for the money Good

Performance

We have tested Oshine’s default demo on different page speed tests, and the content is loaded with a slow page speed.

Oshine PageSpeed
Oshine PageSpeed

Downsides

Oshine doesn’t come with options to add custom or Typekit fonts. Also, there are no built-in translations, and the theme has no RTL support.
Oshine doesn’t allow you to show dual sidebars simultaneously.

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Category: Multi-purpose
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Conclusion
Oshine is a stylish and creative template that will bring dynamism to any portfolio, photography, fashion, blog or corporate website. Very flexible, accessible, it makes building pages seem like a child’s play. Your vision mixed with a touch of artistry, demos, and powerful features, will make your online presence a remarkable one with the Oshine template.
Good for
  • Custom drag and drop Tatsu page builder plugin
  • Many demos and custom plugins
  • Video Slider
  • WPML compatible
Not so good for
  • No custom or Typekit fonts
  • No AdSense support
  • No dual sidebars
  • No RTL support
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Lisa Jones
Editor-in-chief of WPion. 100% passionate about WordPress, Lisa is part time web developer and part time front-end designer. With a master's degree in computer science, she is specialized in CSS, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL and PHP. Lisa uses her knowledge and experience to offer you a complete analysis of WordPress most popular themes and plugins.

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