StructurePress – Construction, Building WP Theme Review

StructurePress

After BuildPress, which revolutionary shook the entire ThemeForest marketplace for construction WordPress themes, ProteusThemes published a new theme in the same niche – StructurePress.

Price: $59  /  Download / Demo

As authors said, StructurePress has been developed from scratch, catering solely to the Construction Industry; no matter which segment you are in, StructurePress has a professional layout for your business.

Interior Design, the Renovation Game, Architecture, Landscaping, Gardening or Contracting, you name it and StructurePress has you covered with an uber-slick modern design that will stand out from the crowd.

Let’s take a deeper look at the theme.

Theme Features #

One Click Demo Import #

One of the most frustrating things is when users can’t get the theme to look the same as the demo preview. StructurePress got you covered here with great one-click demo import.

StructurePress One Click Demo Import
StructurePress one-click demo import.

Everything was imported in less than a minute. The only thing I needed to do manually was select the correct menu in custom menu widgets. Keep in mind that you will need to activate all recommended plugins before demo import.

Customizer #

We can find many options for StructurePress in the customizer. As expected for the premium theme, all colors can be changed in customizer. It also has other essential options like adding a logo and retina logo, a switch between wide and boxed site, sticky or static navigation, shown or hidden top and other useful settings. A variety of theme options in customizer definitely didn’t disappoint.

Slider #

StructurePress Slider
StructurePress slider with widget area for important information.

One of the really interesting features I liked in StructurePress is the slider. It looks great on mobile or on desktop. That interesting thing I was talking about is widget area at the bottom. Here, you can insert widgets with the most important information about your business, like phone, mail, opening time and social icons.

Special Widgets #

Most pages in StructurePress are made with Page Builder by SiteOrigin. Main elements for that builder are widgets and StructurePress is packed with them.

Here is a list of all ProteusThemes widgets, which you can use with page builder or in widget areas:

  • Accordion
  • Brochure Box
  • Call to Action
  • Contact Profile
  • Facebook
  • Featured Page
  • Icon Box
  • Latest News
  • Number Counter
  • Open Position
  • Opening Time
  • Person Profile
  • Portfolio Grid
  • Skype
  • Social Icons
  • Steps
  • Testimonials.

This means that countless different layouts can be made with little effort.

I was especially impressed with the ProteusThemes Portfolio Grid widget. It’s perfect for showing off company projects and it looks just beautiful.

StructurePress Projects
Beautiful Portfolio Grid widget.

Another interesting and unique widget is Open Position. As the widget title suggests, it’s used for listing new opening positions in company. Really simple but very effective.

StructurePress Jobs
List all new jobs with Open Position widget.

Compatible Plugins #

ProteusThemes made sure that the most popular plugins work with the theme. I found this list of compatible plugins on their item page:

  • WooCommerce
  • Contact Form 7
  • Custom Sidebars
  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • Yoast SEO
  • WP Rocket
  • WP Featherlight

All other plugins should also work without any problems since StructurePress strictly follows WordPress coding standards.

Documentation & Support #

Very important piece of each theme is documentation. Good documentation can take away many frustration from users and StructurePress has one of the best documentations I have ever seen. You don’t believe me? Take a look for yourself, it’s available online for everybody -> StructurePress documentation.

If you prefer video they also have youtube channel -> ProteusThemes Youtube.

And if you still can’t find the answers you are looking for, they got you covered with additional support. All tickets are answered within 24h or less on work days.

Code Quality and Page Speed #

Not much to write here. Theme code shows no error with the W3 validator. I checked the theme on a few popular browser like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari and IE and StructurePress worked flawlessly on all of them.

Front page of StructurePress demo is 1.6 MB big and it was loaded in 0.94 s. If we compare that speed to the most popular WordPress theme, Avada (3.8 MB and 3.18 s load time), we can see that StructurePress is up to 3 times faster which is really good for a WordPress theme.

Conclusion #

There has been 200 new releases of construction WordPress themes in the last year on ThemeForest. BuildPress was the king of that niche for a long time and it looks like ProteusThemes is aiming for that position again with StructurePress. And with the price of $59 you will get one of the best price/performance value from WordPress theme.

Price: $59  /  Download / Demo

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