WordPress 5.8 Compatible. Last Submitted Update on: 03 September 2021 | version 5.2 – Change Log
Austin is a multi-purpose WordPress theme theme delicately handcrafted to meet the needs of design agencies, artists, photographers, corporates and many other types of small businesses. It is a result of our detailed study of requirements and design of countless actual creative agency websites, corporate sites, product showcase sites, community sites etc.
The theme pages are built using popular SiteOrigin page builder. Austin comes with support for about 40+ custom page builder elements/widgets that are accessible for easy insertion and configuration in the page builder including the ones that are part of our popular SiteOrigin widgets plugin.
Austin features multiple stunning portfolio pages – one of the best seen here in ThemeForest, fully documented 50+ shortcodes with plethora of options for easy creation of any type of content imaginable anywhere on the site – shortcodes for video intros (YouTube or HTML5), sliders, tickers, services, video backgrounds with text overlay, animated stats, pricing, testimonials, contact forms, gallery, team members etc. In short, it has everything you really require to build a great looking portfolio/agency or corporate site. The nature of this multi-purpose theme lends itself to creating sites in several other categories – medical health, education/schools, personal portfolio, restaurants/hotels, product or mobile app showcase, travel, photography, law firms, small businesses like beauty salons etc.
Actual reviews for Austin Theme received so far (18 reviews as of 24/01/15) –
Unique Design with Cutting Edge Features – The theme support for large twelve column 1180px grid, wide backgrounds that span entire browser width, premium shortcode builder, trendy mobile menu, easy to use YouTube/HTML5 video sections/backgrounds, smooth scrolling parallax backgrounds/headers, animations, statistics, revolution slider, bold typography, unlimited colors, unlimited page/post header styling etc. makes it one of the most modern themes in its category.
60+ Shortcodes with Premium Shortcode Builder – The theme now features a premium shortcode builder with an user friendly GUI for each of the 60+ shortcodes. The shortcode builder provides input plus inline documentation for each parameters that shortcode takes. Easy to use shortcodes help to breeze through development. Many powerful functions like parallax sections, video backgrounds/headers, responsive sliders, animated statistics are all simple shortcodes. Every shortcode with all of its parameters have been documented in detail.
6+ Custom Post Types with backend UI – More than 6 custom post types with domain relevant data attributes have been created with a user friendly backend UI for inputting data related to team members, sliders, gallery, pricing plans, testimonials etc. The intuitive backend UI for input of data helps avoid dealing with custom HTML and speeds up development immensely.
Portfolio and Gallery Support – The theme sports powerful Portfolio features including shortcodes for insertion of Portfolio/Gallery practically anywhere in the site. Along with support for native gallery shortcode from WordPress, Agile lets you create gallery items and insert them wherever you need using powerful shortcodes that support filtering, packed/spaced layouts etc. Page templates for portfolio and gallery items lets you do lazy load on portfolio/gallery items and paginated category archives help manage large portfolio/gallery collection.
Easy to Use/Configure Page Sections – The theme builds on the concept of page sections which enables you to work on your site incrementally on individual page elements independently and then compose a page instantly via drag and drop interface.
Single Page/Multi-Page – Austin can be used to design single page sites just as easily with the help of page sections. Internal navigation using smooth scroll is supported for top level internal links in the menu. The page sections composing a page can be opened for editing right from the frontend.
Intuitive Admin Panel with 200+ Options – Large number of options ensures that you get to configure many elements of the site with a click of a mouse button. The Custom CSS option helps you further tailor the theme to your needs without touching the original source code.
Easy Customization – Along with many theme options, the theme comes bundled with child theme. When you have minor changes to make, the custom.css file, custom-functions.php and Custom CSS tab in theme options are invaluable help.
Modular Framework – Quality code, semantic markup, standards compliance are core strengths of the common framework that powers our themes. Modular code promotes code reuse and helps us release fixes/updates more quickly.
1500+ Retina Icons and 500+ Google Fonts – Quality font icons bundled with the theme help speed up development. The theme options panel lets you choose from 500+ Google fonts for headings, body or meta elements.
Boxed/Wide Layout – The theme can be configured for a boxed or stretched layout with a single click of a button. The theme options lets you set custom color, pattern or image as background for the boxed version.
Excellent Support – Dedicated support forum helps us provide better support through issue tracking, search and having users help each other. It helps build a knowledge base from which all users benefit.
Extensive Documentation – The 75+ pages of documentation tries to address all aspects of theme usage. Each and every section has visual screenshots for easier understanding of the theme functions. Additionally, the theme options panel has detailed documentation for every option.
- Premium Shortcode Builder
- Fully Responsive
- Options for a single page or a multi-page site
- 6 Custom Post types
- Easy Parallax backgrounds with customizable scroll speed
- Unlimited color schemes
- 1500+ Retina ready icons
- Tons of Options
- WooCommerce Integrated
- Premium Revolution Slider, Flex 2 Slider, and Nivo Slider included (All sliders fully Responsive)
- Awesome Responsive Smartphone sliders
- Support for Gallery
- Portfolio with AJAX features
- Unlimited Sidebars
- WPML Compatible
- Translation Ready
- SEO Optimized
- 500+ Fonts
- Child Theme Included
- 70+ Shortcodes with visual shortcode helper tool
- Modern Mobile Menu
- Widgets for Flickr
Fixed - The widgets page was broken Fixed - Deprecated warnings on PHP 8 Added - Compatibility with WordPress 5.8 and PHP 8 Updated - Livemesh Austin Shortcodes Plugin Updated - Livemesh Theme Addons plugin Updated - Sample data Updated - Revolution Slider
Fixed - The team widget social icons missing. Updated - Minor fixes to the new backend framework. Updated - Livemesh Theme Addons plugin Updated - Sample data
Updated - Complete rewrite of the theme with new backend framework. Incorporates template based design for easy customization of the theme. Kindly test the upgrade in a dev environment prior to upgrading if you have done major customization to the earlier versions. More details on migration to v5.01 version provided in the documentation. Updated - The new lightweight yet feature rich framework provides upto 50% performance improvement. Updated - Moved shortcodes to new plugin named 'Livemesh Austin Shortcodes' to conform to new standards prescribed by the Envato Theme Review team for existing items. Updated - Moved widgets, custom post types and their metaboxes, options framework to a plugin named 'Livemesh Themes Addons' to conform to the new coding standards prescribed by the Envato Theme Review Team. Updated - Moved from PrettyPhoto lightbox plugin to Magnific Popup lightbox framework is much faster and responsive. Updated - The font icons with modern icons and also to remove surplus icons. The font icon files are about 80% smaller to help reduce the load on the site. Added - Large number of templates for quick customization of the theme. Added - The filters for the portfolio and gallery displays active item. Removed - The WP hooks that were present in the earlier versions. They were hardly used and obsolete. Removed - The Nivo Slider and Flex Slider options for the top slider. Please go through documentation which talks about migrating to new version to know more. Updated - Revolution Slider Updated - Documentation
Fixed - Color picker not found field in theme options. Updated - Revolution Slider .
Fixed - The website won't scroll in Chrome browser if smooth scroll was enabled in theme options Fixed - Error in ticker slider widget Updated - Revolution Slider
Updated - Revolution Slider Fixed - Warnings raised with PHP 7.x versions Updated - OptionTree framework to handle PHP 7.x versions Updated - Isotope version and improved compatibility with plugins Fixed - Instagram and email icon not showing on team profiles Added - Improved compatibility with plugins like Events Calendar that use easing functions Updated - Sample data Updated - Documentation
Fixed - Title tags as per the latest codex recommendation. Use one of the popular SEO plugins if you need to customize page or post titles. Fixed - Pricing table not responsive for 2 column and 6 column layouts Fixed - The alt tags not taking effect when explicitly specified in media library Fixed - Legacy page sections order not preserved in composite pages Added - A separate class for SO page builder integration Updated - Documentation to reflect changed support forum URL. Updated - Revolution Slider Plugin
Fixed - Removed skin.php to address PCI security compliance - moved to inline CSS. Fixed - The theme would raise error on command line interfaces like WP-CLI. Updated - Austin child theme. Updated - The plugin activation prompt less intrusive. Updated - Revolution Slider
Updated - SiteOrigin page builder elements/widgets Updated - Revolution slider
Added - Integration with SiteOrigin page builder. Added - 25+ custom page builder elements for easy drag/drop/configure page building using SiteOrigin builder. Added - Updated sample data with demo pages built using 25+ custom page builder widgets. Added - Support for 16+ additional premium page builder elements through our popular plugin for SiteOrigin page builder. Removed - Thumbnail generation by Aqua resizer and some redundant image sizes.
Updated - Revolution slider plugin Fixed - WooCommerce pagination Fixed - Isotope error in certain installations Fixed - Deprecated widget constructor Fixed - YouTube player background does not autoplay
Fixed - XSS vulnerability in prettyPhoto plugin. Updated - Revolution Slider plugin.
+Updated - Changes to video elements to use the new YouTube API. +Tweak - Check for empty sidebar id when registering sidebar.
+ Fixed - Updated Option Tree and TGM plugin activation framework to address security issue. + Tweak - Revolution Slider update + Fixed - The pricing archive prevented the user from creating a page with pricing permalink. + Added - Ability to retain original images for single post page to help address HTTPS issue + Added - Some WooCommerce styling changes to address latest version of WC.
+ Tweak - Modified page section admin script to make it compatible with WordPress 4.1 + Fixed - A few column shortcodes not inserting the right shortcode from premium shortcode builder + Added - Updated revolution slider to 4.6.5 and other minor fixes/enhancements.
+ Fixed - Updated JQuery Smooth Scroll script to fix the bug where certain external links in the menu would not respond to user click. + Fixed - Updated the YTP plugin to fix a bug where the YouTube video cannot be seen even though the audio is audible. + Fixed - Issue with certain video shortcode attributes not taking effect. + Tweak - The portfolio navigation in single portfolio entries now take default portfolio page into account. + Fixed - The sitemap page not displaying some of the portfolio entries. + Tweak - Updated Revolution Slider
+New! - Completely new shortcode builder with rich interactive UI for entering shortcode details for each of the 50+ shortcodes. +Fixed - Thumbnail generation not generating images of right sizes in certain situations. +Tweak - URL rewrites of pricing and testimonials +Fixed - The mobile menu parent menu items not clickable in mobile devices
+Fixed - Minor stylesheet changes