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The Voux Theme

The Voux is a premium news and magazine theme launched in May 2015 by the Fuel Themes, an Envato elite author. This template comes packed with custom widgets, predefined templates, sliders and a lot of different styles, all combined in a beautiful WordPress theme. Every WordPress user can manage The Voux with ease, and the author developed a lightweight and responsive theme that will fit in news websites.

Design

Designed to be a news theme, The Voux can easily be suited for a blog theme. This template has a beautiful, clean, airy design, and the content combines short excerpts with big grids and blocks with high scaled images. Fuel Themes author designed a template with an interesting typography, that alternates italic or bold options and combines different fonts.

If you want to see how the theme is working, you can test one of the three demos: Voux, Foodies or Adventure Love. This theme uses the page infinite scrolling feature, which is very helpful on a mobile device. On pages, only the header and footer elements can have a full-width look.

Functionality

The Theme Options panel has a clean structure. You can navigate through general, demos, header & footer settings. In the Category Settings, you can change colors and header images for each category.

With the Visual Composer front-end and back-end page builder, you can create compelling and beautiful pages. The Voux has a front-end and also a back-end page editor. Over 15 custom designed templates by Fuel Themes will join the Visual Composer’s predefined features to power up your website. With different banner styles and border containers, grids, and sliders, you can design and customize your beautiful page.

Also, with the Ad system provided in this theme, you can include advertisements on your website. Advanced users must know that The Voux includes a child theme in the installation package which is ready to secure important files without damaging the actual data.

GENERAL
Item name The Voux
Category News / Blog / Magazine
Type Premium
Author Fuel Themes
Envato elite author Yes
Tested version 2.6.0
COMPATIBILITY
Content width 1200 px
Browser compatibility IE8+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari / Edge
WooCommerce Yes
bbPress Yes
BuddyPress Yes
WPML Yes
FONTS AND TRANSLATION
Integrated translation -
Google fonts Yes
Custom fonts -
Typekit fonts -
RTL support Yes
POST FEATURES
Video posts Yes
Audio posts -
Post templates 2
Review system Yes
Post view counter -
Smart lists -
Social share Yes
Custom image lightbox -
Custom image galery Yes
PAGE FEATURES
Page templates 1
Blocks 20
Widgets 9
Header styles 2
Footer styles 6
Category layouts 1
Masonry layout Yes
Mega menus Yes
Sticky menu Yes
Sticky sidebars Yes
Social networks Yes
Social counter Yes
Video playlists Yes
Instagram widget Yes
Currency widget -
Pinterest widget Yes
Weather widget -
OTHER FEATURES
Mobile theme -
Demos included 3
SEO optimized Yes
ADS
Ad system Yes
Adsense support Yes
Background image ad -
Custom ads Yes
PERFORMANCE
CSS file size 318 kb
Overall speed Medium
Performance documentation -
USER EXPERIENCE
Total ratings 163
User rating
Learnability Easy
DESIGN
Responsive design Yes
Retina ready Yes
DOCUMENTATION
Difficulty Beginner
Explanations Less Detailed
Explicit screen shots -
Video tutorials -
Search option -
Extra documentation -
VALUE
Price $59
Value for the money Average

Performance

In our era, time has become a precious commodity. We value a product by the benefits it offers, but we also judge it by the speed delivered by its output. We have tested The Voux theme’s default demo on different page speed tests, and it loads the content with a slow page speed.

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Downside

The Voux is still under development, as loading content is problematic, and the website frequently encounters errors. For example, if a demo importing process has failed, you need to know some code to change .php values from the file package and to make your website work again.

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Category: News
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Conclusion
The Voux is an interesting theme to use for a news and blog website. Beautiful images and videos can be easily integrated using this template. The author promotes this theme as SEO optimized, and social friendly. With visitors able to share your posts and pages on social networks , it’s up to you to decide how well will this template behave on your website.
Good for
  • Minimal design
  • Responsive on small screens
  • Three demos included
  • WPML compatible
Not so good for
  • Good for a blog theme, rather than a news one
  • Frequently encounter errors
  • No translation panel built-in
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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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