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  • This WordPress Theme is great for all Websites and comes with tons of customization options. It features the WPBakery Page Builder Plugin (worth 46 USD) to speed up the page creation process and it has a cool Ajax Page Loading feature (can be turned off). This option will allow a smoother the user experience and will speed up the page loading process;
  • There’s also a cool option to colorize pages and posts according to their featured color. Once again this is entirely optional. Another great feature is the option to have the left menu always collapsed and also a 3D open/close effect can be used here;
  • Shop integration? Sure! WooCommerce plugin has been styled and improved to fit on the theme like a glove;
  • The theme is translation ready (compatible and certified by WPML ), but you can also translate using the control panel (best solution if only one language is needed). The theme is already translated to English, Russian, German and Portuguese;
  • Need more? Ok, the theme offers also a complete members section with single pages for each person. Different teams can be created so unlimited teams pages can be set;
  • The theme options cover a wide range of possibilities and the theme has been studied carefully to display perfectly on all types of devices. Special attention has been given to font rendering as well as the main layout elements;
  • Finally, the theme has been optimized to work with the following plugins: Revolution Slider, Contact Form 7 and MailChimp;

Custom Admin Control Panel

  • Divided in 11 sections the Samba Options Panel will allow to fully edit the content and decide on how will some sections be displayed;
  • It’s also very easy to translate all of the text that used on your website (it can be done directly on the theme options, using .mo/.po files or using WPML plugin). This theme is certified by the WPML team:
  • To guide you the theme offers also spoken video tutorials
  • One-click install sample content will allow the automatic generation of pages, posts, slides, portfolio items and team members

Custom Template Pages

  • Page with Sections
  • Fullscreen Slider Page
  • Contact Page
  • Classic Blog Page (unlimited blogs can be created)
  • Grid Blog Page
  • Grid Portfolio Page (unlimited portfolios can be created)
  • Masonry Portfolio Page
  • Titled Portfolio Page

3 Custom Post Types

  • Portfolio items Custom Post type (unlimited)
  • Slides Custom Post type (unlimited sliders can be created)
  • Members Custom Post type (unlimited members and teams can be created)

Other Features

  • 48 Elements that can be added directly using the WPBakery Page Builder Plugin: Accordion, Blockquote, Button, Carousel, Image, Image Galleries, Latest Comments, Latest Portfolio, Latest Posts, Layout, Message, Pricing Tables, Progress Bars, Separators, Services, Tabs, Team Members, Theme Slider, Titles, Toggle, Tour Section, Widgetised Sidebar …
  • Widget ready: 2 default Sidebars+Woocommerce sidebar+Option to generate unlimited sidebars
  • Worpress custom menu ready
    – Font selector (unlimited fonts can be added using the method shown here)
  • 60+ background patterns
  • Future implementations available: if there’s any new feature you might like on this theme, please send me an email and I’ll try to add it to the theme

Theme Changelog

Jun 3, 2023 – Version 9.9

NEW: added option to don't load any font
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder (version 6.13.0)

Mar 24, 2023 – Version 9.8

IMPROVEMENT: Demo Import procedure
IMPROVEMENT: Theme performance

Jan 10, 2023 – Version 9.7

IMPROVEMENT: WooCommerce compatibility
IMPROVEMENT: Demo Import feature

Nov 4, 2022 – Version 9.6

UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.10.0

Sep 8, 2022 – Version 9.5

IMPROVEMENT: Licensing system

Jun 28, 2022 – Version 9.4

IMPROVEMENT: WordPress 6.0 compatibility

May 10, 2022 – Version 9.3

UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.9.0

Mar 14, 2022 – Version 9.2

IMPROVEMENT: WordPress 5.9 compatibility

Jan 6, 2022 – Version 9.1

UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.8.0

Nov 2, 2021 – Version 9.0

IMPROVEMENT: Theme Performance

Sep 3, 2021 – Version 8.9

UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.7.0

Jun 25, 2021 – Version 8.8

IMPROVEMENT: PHP 8.0 compatibility

May 4, 2021 – Version 8.7

IMPROVEMENT: WordPress 5.7 compatibility
IMPROVEMENT: WooCommerce compatibility

Mar 12, 2021 – Version 8.6

NEW: added footer sidebar option
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.6.0

Jan 19, 2021 – Version 8.5

UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.5.0
IMPROVEMENT: Loco Translate compatibility

Dec 9, 2020 – Version 8.4

FIX: WordPress 5.6 compatibility

Nov 27, 2020 – Version 8.3

UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.4.2

Oct 6, 2020 – Version 8.2

NEW: added “fade in” option to all WPBakery Page Builder widget
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.4.1

Aug 15, 2020 – Version 8.1

NEW: added option to have a background image on the menu

Jun 1, 2020 – Version 8.0

IMPROVEMENT: iPad compatibility
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.2.0

Abr 11th, 2020 – Version 7.9

IMPROVEMENT: Elementor compatibility
IMPROVEMENT: Theme performance

Feb 4th, 2020 – Version 7.7

UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.1.0
IMPROVEMENT: WordPress coding standards
IMPROVEMENT: Loco Translate compatibility

Dec 3rd, 2019 – Version 7.6

IMPROVEMENT: WooCommerce compatibility
IMPROVEMENT: PHP 7.3 compatibility
IMPROVEMENT: Gutenberg compatibility

Sep 24th, 2019 – Version 7.5

IMPROVEMENT: WooCommerce compatibility
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.0.5

Jul 12th, 2019 – Version 7.4

NEW: Added rows with 5 columns layout
NEW: Added theme dashboard for easier onboard process
IMPROVEMENT: Admin area styles and functions
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 6.0.3

May 14th, 2019 – Version 7.3

NEW: added Amatic SC font
IMPROVEMENT: admin area options and visuals
IMPROVEMENT: WordPress coding standards
IMPROVEMENT: WooCommerce compatibility

Mar 15th, 2019 – Version 7.2

NEW: portfolio filters now apply to lightbox items
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 5.7
IMPROVEMENT: WordPress coding standards

Jan 16th, 2019 – Version 7.1

FIX: Single portfolio page layout
IMPROVEMENT: Gutenberg compatibility

Dec 19th, 2018 – Version 7.0

NEW: added option to have rectangular thumbs on archive pages
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 5.6
IMPROVEMENT: WooCommerce compatibility
IMPROVEMENT: Gutenberg compatibility
IMPROVEMENT: WooCommerce checkout and table styles

Oct 19th, 2018 – Version 6.9

IMPROVEMENT: Visual Composer frontend editor compatibility
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 5.5.5

Aug 22nd, 2018 – Version 6.8.1

FIX: Android devices page loading issue

Jun 13th, 2018 – Version 6.8

IMPROVEMENT: WooCommerce compatibility
IMPROVEMENT: WooCommerce login and account display
IMPROVEMENT: GDPR compliance – comments cookie notice display

Apr 11th, 2018 – Version 6.7

NEW: Added Envato Market plugin for easier theme updates
IMPROVEMENT: WooCommerce compatibility
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 5.4.7

Feb 8th, 2018 – Version 6.6

NEW: added option to have icons on the menu
NEW: added option to show portfolio excerpts on carousel layouts
IMPROVEMENT: Titled portfolio styles
FIX: Hide blog navigation option

Nov 28th, 2017 – Version 6.5

NEW: demo import now includes demo images
NEW: added option to control rows height
NEW: added slider options to theme pages
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 4.5.5

Nov 11th, 2017 – Version 6.4

FIX: mobile mode menu overlap issue
IMPROVEMENT: WooCommerce compatibility
UPDATE: WPBakery Page Builder to version 5.4.2

Sep 14th, 2017 – Version 6.3

Improved https support
Updated WPBakery Page Builder

Aug 9th, 2017 – Version 6.2

Improved bundled plugins install/update feature

Aug 3rd, 2017 – Version 6.1

Improved theme update feature

Jul 25th, 2017 – Version 6.0

Improved mobile mode performance

Jul 19th, 2017 – Version 5.9

NEW: Added Corporate Style page to the One-Click install feature
NEW: Added About Us page to the One-Click install feature
Improved One-Click install feature
Improved WooCommerce 3.1.x support
Updated WPBakery Page Builder – 5.2

May 26th, 2017 – Version 5.9

NEW: added option to open portfolio links on a new tab
NEW: added option to show content under the Fullscreen Slider page template
Improved admin area options display
Improved PHP 7.x compatibility
Improved WooCommerce 3.0.x support
Updated WPBakery Page Builder

Jan 7th, 2017 – Version 5.8

Added option to hide date on blog posts
Added option for multiple layouts on special ajax portfolio pages
Improved WooCommerce compatibility
Fixed image upload feature (WordPress 4.7)

Jul 6th, 2016 – Version 5.7

NEW: Added Google Maps API Key Option
NEW: Added autoplay option to Images Carousel element
Improved tabs custom colors functions
Fixed Images Carousel element
Updated TGM Plugin
Updated WPBakery Page Builder

Apr 27th, 2016 – Version 5.6

Improved Mailchimp for WP by ibericode support
Updated WPBakery Page Builder
Updated TGM Plugin Manager
Updated Theme documentation
Changed child theme main scripts loading (it is now from parent theme by default)

Apr 13th, 2016 – Version 5.5

Updated WPBakery Page Builder
Improved Ajax Calls functions (new architecture)
Fixed Call To Action Button display

Feb 10th, 2016 – Version 5.4

Improved IE9 compatibility
Improved PHP 7 compatibility
Improved iOS compatibility
Fixed Single Image linking
Fixed Twitter share button
Updated WPBakery Page Builder

Nov 13th, 2015 – Version 5.3

NEW: added color options to the Google Maps page element
Updated Documentation
Updated WPBakery Page Builder

Oct 8th, 2015 – Version 5.2

Updated WPBakery Page Builder – Button and Call To Action are deprecated. Tabs, Tours, Accordion and Progress Bars use a new “engine”.
Load More Posts feature improvement
Fixed page elements display (erratic since latest update)
Fixed menu parent links when user is logged in

Sep 29th, 2015 – Version 5.1

Improved Load More Posts feature
Fixed page elements display (erratic since latest update)

Sep 17th, 2015 – Version 5.0

NEW: Updated WPBakery Page Builder to version 4.7.1
CSS adjustments to WooCommerce pages
Due to the WPBakery Page Builder update: progress Bars need to be re-built and some elements were deprecated: Button 1, Button 2, Custom Heading

Aug 26th, 2015 – Version 4.9

NEW: Added image captions to portfolio lightboxes
Removed plugin related warnings (since WordPress 4.3)
Fixed lightbox arrows display
Updated Envato WordPress Toolkit

Jun 27th, 2015 – Version 4.8

Added the option to set the menu width
Updated TGM Plugin Activation script
Updated prettyPhoto script - prettyPhoto XSS fix

Apr 25th, 2015 – Version 4.7

Improved Contact Form 7 compatibility
Updated TGM Activation Plugin (security improvement)
Updated Documentation

Apr 16th, 2015 – Version 4.6

NEW: Theme is now fully RTL compatible
NEW: Added the option to show the menu on the right
Fixed Video Element top space
Fixed Single Image linking

Feb 19th, 2015 – Version 4.5

NEW: Added the option to use squared thumbs on portfolio grid page
NEW: Added the option to have smooth anchor for page scrolling
NEW: Added the option to assign custom id's to rows
Improved top area display when admin bar is visible
Improved qTranslate compatibility
WooCommerce style adjustments (new plugin version)
Updated the documentation

Dec 29th, 2014 – Version 4.4

Improved Android devices compatibility
Improved RTL support
Fixed responsive grid

Dec 22nd, 2014 – 4.3

Updated WPBakery Page Builder (WordPress 4.1 compatibility issue)
Improved half layout image size calculation
Carousel page: mobile device improvements
Fixed custom taxonomy selector on various page elements
Mobile Grid fixes

Dec 12th, 2014 – 4.2

Improved Image Gallery grid display
Improved titles alignment
Fixed flexslider arrows display

Dec 8th, 2014 – 4.1

Fixed load more posts feature
Mobile devices fixes and improvements (buggy since latest major update)

Dec 2nd, 2014 – 4.0

IMPORTANT: WPBakery Page Builder integration was severely changed and some of the options of certain elements may need to be rebuilt
NEW: Added the option to have parallax backgrounds
Improved WPBakery Page Builder integration

Nov 26th, 2014 – 3.9

NEW: added line separator page element
Fixed CSS animations (buggy since last update)

Nov 25th, 2014 – 3.8

NEW: added portfolio accordion page

Nov 19th, 2014 – 3.7

Combined and compressed .css and .js files (improves loading time)
Added the option to have a grid blog with fixed size images
Added the option to show an avatar on parent blog pages

Nov 13th, 2014 – 3.6

Added the option to have wide portfolio posts without the right info panel

Sep 28th, 2014 – 3.5

Fixed portfolio multiple image loading on https servers
Updated Documentation (removed video tuts autoplay)

Aug 25th, 2014 – 3.4

Changed services core : Important! - older services description needs to be re-done)
Added the option for a service to open in a new window

Jul 1st, 2014 – 3.3

Fixed submenus not opening when user is logged in
Updated Envato WordPress Toolkit bundled plugin version

Jun 3rd, 2014 – 3.2

Improved Android devices detection
Added Behance icon to the Social Networks Widget
Turned off ajax loading when WordPress admin bar is visible
Fixed Video Player element

Apr 23rd, 2014 – 3.1

Fixed VC message asking to update page content to new version
Fixed text separator element

Apr 17th, 2014 – 3.0

NEW FEATURE: Added CSS animations support for page elements
Changed toggles core (old ones will stop working)
Changed progress bars core (old ones will stop working)
Updated WPBakery Page Builder (WP 3.9 compatibility improvement)
Fixed admin buttons icons display (WP 3.9 compatibility improvement)
Improved WPML compatibility

Mar 5th, 2014 – 2.5

Improved Woocommerce grid
Improved single posts WPBakery Page Builder elements display/colors
Improved search results page – added featured images display
Added indentation for 3rd level sub-menus
Fixed accordion display (wrong since last version)

Feb 11th, 2014 – 2.4

Improved theme gallery support (multiple galleries per-page)
Improved Ajax Portfolio filter functions
Improved WooCommerce support
Improved Contact Form 7 support
Fixed contact page translations for WPML

Jan 11th, 2013 – 2.3

Implemented Theme Gallery shortcode
Improved Layerslider support
Improved tabs with lists inside display 

Jan 7th, 2014 – 2.2

Implemented Portfolio Password Protected pages feature
Improved Password Protected pages feature
Updates are now made using the Envato WordPress Toolkit
Fixed Princing Tables that do not use any button
Fixed Princing Tables that use commas on the description
Fixed theme slider autoplay option

Dez 16th, 2013 – 2.1

Improved translations on frontend and backend
Improved dashboard appearance (optimized for WP 3.8)
Fixed latest portfolio posts shortcode that use a video lightbox
Fixed slides text centered postion

Nov 25th, 2013 – 2.0

Added missing alt attribute on some images
Removed Bcc from contact form messages
Fixed hide text option on slides
Fixed layout when Social Sharing buttons are off

Nov 12th, 2013 – 1.9

Added Stumbleupon to the Social Links widget
Improved large titles display on related posts
Improved posts without featured image and color display
Fixed Social Links Widget Icons margin

Nov 7th, 2013 – 1.8

Improved WPML compatibility
Fixed gallery popup image size
Fixed autoplay option on single post pages
Fixed author info display

Oct 26th, 2013 – 1.7

Added option to don't stop home slideshow when mouse is over
Added Vertical Spacer element to WPBakery Page Builder
Improved Youtube support
Improved videos display on fullscreen slider page
Improved qTranslate support on blog archives pages
Fixed slug options change so that it takes effect immediately
Fixed members page layout when there are small member descriptions

Oct 22nd, 2013 – 1.6

Improved WPBakery Page Builder elements “animate on show” option
Fixed call to action element position

Oct 19th, 2013 – 1.5

Improved Layerslider support
Improved animations on Ajax Portfolio Pages

Oct 15th, 2013 – 1.4

Added the option to have menu links that load pages without Ajax
Added the option of single images open a link on a new window
Added 3 translations (Portuguese, German and Russian) – Thanks lindemannkuechen
Added vCard link option to team members
Fixed contact page scrollbar
Improved menu click events on iOS devices

Oct 9th, 2013 – 1.3

Added preloader display when single pages are closed
Added the option to use a different logo on smaller screens
Fixed collapsing menu button click on smaller screens
Fixed author archives page
Fixed logo click/menu highlight event
On smaller screens the logo now links to the homepage
Slides text is now visible on small devices
Improved Android devices compatibility

Oct 4th, 2013 – 1.2

Added loader display when navigating through single posts
Smoothed the left sidebar scroll animation
Adjusted Classic Blog page layout when sidebar is off
Improved layout display when Responsiveness is off
Improved iPad iOS 5 and iOS 6 compatibility
Fixed inconsistent contact page form
Fixed warning on theme update checker under some server configs

Oct 2nd, 2013 – 1.1

Added the option to use a background image
Added the option to add transparency to the menu bar
Improved IE8 compatibility
Fixed child theme style.css loading
Removed warning on some pages when woocommerce is not active

Oct 1st, 2013 – 1.0

Theme was released

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