By Acty, December 9, 2013
Kanso is a clean premium one-page WordPress theme created by Satori Studio, inspired by the Japanese concept of reaching beauty through elimination and omission, arriving at thoughtful simplicity. Our goal was to develop a minimal, clean, and aesthetically pleasing, and at the same time stable, powerful, and highly flexible theme for use in agency websites, personal portfolios, photography or art showcases, as well as personal blogs and corporate websites. Kanso is a responsive and retina-ready theme, which means your website will be equally usable and good-looking on both large monitors, laptops, tablet devices, and smartphones, including those with high-definition screens.
Kanso can be used in a one-page mode as well as in a classical multi-page mode:
Stylish also on the inside – Kanso features a re-designed clean admin interface:
The $16 worth Revolution Slider fully integrated – for no additional cost!
Full package | Works out of the box – just install the theme, activate the included plugins, and you are ready to go create!
Theme options panel | All theme customization is done through the unbranded theme options panel – no coding knowledge required.
Unlimited styles | Make your website truly yours – change the color and font of any element. Kanso comes with integrated Google Fonts – you can choose from over 500 varieties.
Fully responsive | Mobile-friendly websites are no longer a fad – if your website does not adapt to smaller screen sizes, you are missing out!
Retina-ready | No compromises! Kanso has been engineered to offer crisp graphics on high-resolution (incl. retina) devices.
Parallax effects | Apply parallax effects on individual page backgrounds and header images to make your website even more eye-catching.
Revolution slider | The most popular premium slider (worth $16) is fully integrated in Kanso, for no additional cost!
Page layouts | Choose from 7 custom page layouts, including portfolio, blog posts page, full-width, left-sidebar, right-sidebar pages, as well as individual layouts for archive pages and the 404 page.
Post layouts | You can set one of three layouts (“right-sidebar”, “left-sidebar”, or “full-width”) for every individual post and portfolio item.
Post formats | Kanso supports 6 pre-styled post formats for both portfolio projects and blog posts: “standard”, “image”, “video”, “gallery”, “quote”, “link”, and “aside”.
Custom backgrounds | Customize the background of the website – you can choose between a solid color fill, a repeating texture, or a background image.
Textures and icons | Wide choice of custom textures and icons included in the theme package.
Powerful shortcodes | Content columns, buttons, labels, quotes, tabs, charts, embedded media, and many more – easily add any of the 38 available shortcodes using the shortcode generator, directly from the content editor.
Contact form builder | Create customized contact forms using the form builder directly from the content editor and insert anywhere using shortcodes. A specialized widget is also available.
Custom menu | Kanso has one pre-set menu area which supports second- and third-level submenus.
Widget-ready | Areas for widgets in the sidebar and footer – add standard or custom widgets.
Unlimited sidebars | Add an unlimited number of customized sidebars to replace any of the widget areas. You can create sidebars and configure defaults for posts, pages, frontpage, category listings, etc, as well as assign a particular custom sidebar to any individual page.
Custom widgets | Four custom widgets included: Twitter updates, recent posts with thumbnails, shortcodes, and social connections with custom-made icons.
Google analytics | Built-in support for Google Analytics – insert your Google Analytics account code from the theme options panel to monitor and analyze traffic stats.
SEO-optimized | Google and other search engines will love your website – make full use of the search traffic thanks to optimized titles, tags, dynamic content, and many more.
Child theme support | Child themes are the most efficient way to customize a theme, separating your changes from official theme updates. A starter child theme is included in the Kanso package.
Icon font integrated | Kanso comes with Font Awesome – a versatile icon font to produce icons that can be styled with common CSS and look equally good on high-resolution displays.
Detailed user manual | Full description of how to install, setup, and customize the theme is found in the extensive user manual which is included in the theme package.
Dedicated support | Have questions? – visit our support forums, we will be happy to help you!
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