Oshine is a creative multipurpose theme released in December 2014 by Brand Exponents, an Envato Elite author. It is described as one of the most beautiful templates on the multi-purpose niche, with many features and pre-built demos, that will give you a starting point in developing an impressive and well-customized website.
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 multipurpose template is designed with creativity and fresh visual ingredients like 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, use a demo. You can select a premade layout from a list of 26 demos, and import Options Panel, content, and widgets.
When you create a page, you get extra options for the header Hero Section and layout. The header section can be customized using predefined styles, setting an image or video as background and other options. Also, you can modify the layout’s behavior, show widgets, and a sidebar. With nine page templates and many shortcode modules, you will build an elegant website.
To customize the Above the fold area, you can choose one of the six 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 a predefined style and the option 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 and the powerful custom page builder, to highlight your content.
This template allows your visitors to open all images and videos with 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 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 six 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.
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.
You can add a final touch of style to your page using one of the two footer styles available. Insert widgets, text or add a wrapped border to make the bottom section of your website enchanting.
In the shortcode module system, there is an element called ‘Tweets’ that allows you to add your Twitter account name, animation, text color, font size and a tweet counter. Also, your content can be shared on other social networks like FaceBook, Google +, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
Oshine comes with a Theme Options panel, based on the Redux framework. You can change global settings for background, typography, logo, header, footer, portfolio, shop, colors, etc. This panel comes with a well-structured system, all you need is organized in sub-menus. For example, you can apply typography for headings, content area, mobile menu, sidebar, portfolio, BE page builder, header and footer sections, and observe them in a live preview.
The theme has its own drag & drop page builder, called BE Page Builder. The composer has four main parts: sections, rows, columns, and modules. You can find options that allow you to copy, duplicate, or delete each of these parts. One cool feature is the page builder’s autosave function which allows you to focus on work without interrupting you to save each modification.
For best results, Oshine requires the following plugins to be installed and activated: BE Page Builder, BE Portfolio Post Type, BE one click import, Meta Box Conditional Logic, Meta Box Show Hide and Meta Box Tabs plugins. The author recommends customers to use Contact Form 7, Master Slider and Slider Revolution.
|Envato elite author||Yes|
|Content width||Full width|
|Browser compatibility||IE9+ / IE10+ / IE11+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari|
|FONTS AND TRANSLATION|
|Post view counter||-|
|Custom image lightbox||Yes|
|Custom image galery||Yes|
|Custom Page Builder||BE Page Builder|
|Custom Theme Updater||-|
|CSS file size||328 kb|
|Explicit screen shots||Yes|
|Plugins||Recolution Slider, Master Slider Pro, BE Portfolio Post, BE Page Builder, BE one click import|
|Value for the money||Good|
We have tested Oshine’s default demo on different page speed tests, and the content is loaded with a slow page speed.
This theme doesn’t come with options to add custom or Typekit fonts.
Oshine is not compatible with plugins like bbPress and BuddyPress. Also, it doesn’t allow you to show dual sidebars simultaneously.