So this one has been a while coming. Today I shipped Rooling – a new commercial WordPress theme designed specifically for lawyers, law firms, attorneys, Lionel Hutz wannabes – you get the idea. I’ve spent the past few months building a pretty decent framework for my own custom WordPress themes. Nothing groundbreaking really, just pulling together lots of little code snippets from around the WordPress ecosystem. I’ve got it to a point that I’m very happy with the mechanics of how I put together themes and ensuring the code quality is on a par with the most well known theme shops out there. I intend following up with some further posts in the coming days about how Rooling was built so for now, on with the skinny on the theme itself!
I created the Rooling WordPress theme because there are just not enough WordPress themes designed specifically for law firms and businesses with a focus on legal services. Rooling is designed from the ground up to be perfect for any website that operates in the legal industry. Whether it’s a massive law firm or a small private firm, Rooling’s sharp and professional design will make your business stand out from the crowd. While optimized for corporate/legal firms, Rooling is a great theme for any corporate business website.
Key Theme Features at a glance
Rooling ticks all the boxes for what you expect from a modern best in class WordPress theme:
- State of the art HTML5/CSS3 web standards including the HTML5 Boilerplate.
- jQuery Homepage Slider – proudly promote unique selling points of your business right on the homepage.
- Featured Content Widget – easy to use widget that let’s you feature key pages on your website.
- Homepage Announcements Theme Option – have you got something important to flag to your customers and clients? Our Announcements theme option lets you quickly add a prominent message on your homepage.
- Social Media Icons – display and link to your Facebook, Twitter and RSS feed from your homepage.
- Fully widgetized Homepage – with 10 widget areas you can completely customize your homepage layout without any coding skills.
- 4 Custom Widgets.
- Featured Content Widget.
- Latest Blog Posts Widget.
- Latest Tweets.
- Showcase/Portfolio Widget.
- Showcase/Portfolio Custom Posts.
- Showcase your proudest achievements using the Showcase/Portolio Custom Post type.
- jQuery optimised Showcase landing page.
- Display recent Showcase items on your homepage with the Latest Showcase/Portfolio widget.
- Powerful unbranded Theme Admin Options Panel.
- Tweak the look and feel of your website without any coding skills using the easy to use Theme Admin Options panel.
- Switch on/off website logo and taglines.
- Select different theme color schemes.
- Switch on/off Homepage Announcements and Social Media icons.
- 10 Page Templates.
- Fully integrated with WordPress 3.0+ Menus.
- jQuery sub menu dropdowns.
- Optional sub (and sub sub) menus can be displayed on left/right column of pages.
- Support for Breadcrumb NavXT plugin built-in!
- Layered Fireworks PNG included.
- Compliant in all major modern browsers.
- Includes detailed step by step setup guide + documentation!