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Seven Five

Seven Five
64%

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SevenFive Theme review

Setting It Up

The Setting up of the SevenFive theme is quite simple enough and is done in quite the same way as any other WordPress Theme. All you have to do is download the sevenfive.zip file and extract it to the /sevenfive/ folder. Next, simply upload the folder to the /wp-content/themes directory of an ftp client (like Filezilla). All that remains to be done now is to activate the theme through your WordPress admin panel under the Appearance or Presentation Tab.

Features

The visuals of the Seven Five theme are quite bare. The theme just consists of a white background, and the homepage has vertically arranged sections for the Latest Post, Latest Tweets, Latest Pictures, and Latest Links and last but not the least the Contents Section, which basically consists of posts with an excerpt of that post being visible. The font used for the theme is the Lucida Sans font, which in spite of its simplicity, adds a certain charm to the theme. It has links to the Blog, Twitter, Photos and Links in the form of Tabs on the upper right corner of the homepage.

There is a particular reason as to why this theme is so bare. The creators of this theme wanted to make the theme as minimalistic as possible. The theme is classified as a “Lifestream”, which means that it is a time-ordered stream of entries and documents that works like a diary of our electronic life. So every entry or document that the blogger uploads and every document that his followers send is stored in the lifestream, that is the blog. This blog can thus also be considered as a social activity stream.

The SevenFive theme does not support any external plugins, but it does come with built in plugins for Twitter and Flickr. It does have a few important plugins like the RSS feed generator missing, which the theme creator plans on releasing in the updates for the theme, that are to come.

The Seven Five theme is compatible with the versions 2.8 and 2.9 of WordPress, if it is installed properly. The best thing about the Seven Five theme is that it is extremely simple to use. Anyone who knows how to handle WordPress will have no problems in using the Seven Five theme as well. But just in case someone does need a bit of help, they can find it at Press75.com’s Support Forums, or they can directly access the SevenFive theme’s Installation instruction by following the given link:

http://www.press75.com/v4/documentation-support/seven-five-setup-usage/

A few more important details that have to be considered are the requirements to use the SevenFive theme. It requires version 2.8 or above of WordPress to be available on your ftp server. Other requirements include version 5 or above of MySQL and version 5 or above of PHP with GD Support enabled on your hosting environment. If someone is not sure whether their web hosting environment is compatible with the Seven Five theme, then they can download a free plugin to check if their hosting environment can handle it, the link to which is available on the Documentation and Support Page.

General Test of Seven Five

  General Test Item Pts Pass Fail
1W3C Compliant - HTML2 
2W3C Compliant - CSS2 
3Browser Compatibility - IE71 
4Browser Compatibility - Firefox2 
5Browser Compatibility - Chrome1 
6Support from Designer2 
7Post area - Nested/Threaded Comments1 
8 Special Effect: Minimalist Style 1  
  Totals 12 8 4
  Theme Score     67%

SEO Test of Seven Five

  SEO Test Item Pts Pass Fail
1W3C Compliant - HTML1 
2W3C Compliant - CSS1 
3Home page Heading SEO1 
4Post & Page Heading SEO1 
5Post & Page Title Tag (Title as seen in SERPs)1 
6Content Code Position2 
  Totals 7 4 3
  Theme Score     58%

For the details of each of the tested criteria above, click here

Tested on: Wordpress ver 2.8.4
Preview on: Wordpress ver (Strict Test)
Why are there 2 Wordpress vers?

Theme Score

GeneralSEOOverall
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Theme testing in such detail is a tedious process. We try our very best to present the most accurate information about the theme. We need your help: if you find a discrepancy in any of the items we tested above, please leave a comment below and tell us what is wrong. We'll look into it and make correction if it is our mistake. If you are a user of this theme, feel free to leave a comment and share with us your experience with the theme.

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