Spot is an adaptation of the “Spot” theme by Blacktie.co for WordPress. It is a modern, fully responsive, “flat” style theme with a nice color palette, big full-width images, and full-width colored sections. The navbar is fixed at the top of the page for easy navigation.

The Spot theme is a child theme for Flat Bootstrap. The site title is displayed in the navbar, so you still retain your site branding.

It automatically adapts for desktops, tablets, and phones. It is based on the standard WordPress starter theme (_S) and the Twitter Bootstrap CSS framework. The theme was inspired by the HTML/CSS themes from Blacktie.co and color schemes from Designmodo.com’s flat UI.

Features include a mobile navigation bar, multiple columns (grid), buttons, icons, labels, badges, tabbed content areas, collapsible content areas, progress bars, alert boxes, carousels (sliders) and much, much more.

This theme is designed to have a “static” home page and so when previewing the theme and when you first install it, a sample page is displayed. The theme is perfect for showcasing products or photos with a midnight blue page header.

Theme Features

  • Fully responsive theme that changes layouts for desktop, tablets, and phones
  • Navbar fixed to the top of the page for easy navigation
  • Modern, “flat” style theme with beautiful color palette
  • Big full-width featured images on any page
  • Full-width colored sections
  • Hundreds of icons from Bootstrap and Font Awesome
  • Variable column footer with 1 to 4 columns

WordPress Features Supported

custom-background, custom-header, custom-menu, featured-image-header, featured-images, flexible-header, fluid-layout, full-width-template, left sidebar, light, one-column, responsive-layout, right sidebar, rtl-language-support, sticky-post, theme-options, threaded-comments, translation-ready

Page Templates

  • Full-width page with colored page header
  • Full-width page without page header
  • Full-width page with three (3) most recent posts (in columns on desktop)
  • Page with right sidebar (default)
  • Page with left sidebar
  • Page without sidebar
  • Site Index with search, pages, categories, tags, and recent posts listings

We’ve even included the ability to have individual posts be full-width as well.

“Shortcodes”

Our “shortcodes” aren’t really shortcodes… you simply use the standard Bootstrap markup, such as < div class=”whatever”>. If you really like shortcodes instead, you can download either of these plugins. They both work just fine with this theme.

  • Colored buttons
  • Colored message boxes (alerts)
  • Tabbed content areas
  • Collapsible content areas
  • Sliders (carousels)
  • Everything else that the Bootstrap CSS framework has to offer!

Sample Usage

Spot Theme Full Page

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More Information

Be sure to check out How to Use Our WordPress Themes and our Theme “Shortcodes” Page. You can also check out other other themes that should be ready for release soon as well on our WordPress Themes page.

75 comments on “Spot WordPress Theme

  • Hello Extremely Social. Unfortunately I have hit a wall with your SPOT theme. I was trying to make some changes to the header.php file and when I udated the page, I lost my site completely. When I click on the home page through WordPress the page is, in fact, there but it doesn’t load to the internet. I get an error 500.

    Is it possible to send me the (header.php) file so I can replace mine with the default php?

    Thanks in advance!

    http://www.dreamteamautorepair.com

  • I’m looking at performance improvement in my spot – themed blog and I found out that the full theme takes almost 15 seconds to finish loading and I’m suspecting this is because of loading fonts with data attributes.

    This also hurts Page Speed Index for the blog.

    I’ve downloaded a fresh copy of spot to do further analysis. Is there a place where I can contribute code and ideas for the theme?

  • Hello Tim, I’ve been trying to center align the top navbar. On larger screens all the content is centered but the the navbar hangs to the left. Is this defaulting because no property is set elsewhere? Any help appreciated. Using spot theme. Thanks

    • What’s not working for you? I have an update to Spot about ready to go. But I’ve been mostly testing it with the next release of Flat Bootstrap (v2.0). I still need to test it with the current Flat Bootstrap v1.9 to make sure there aren’t any issues.

  • Hey there! Awesome theme! I am trying desperately to get rid of the colorful dots in my site title, and maybe even replace that with an img logo, and I saw some comments asking the same thing, and I even checked out your reference to your guide to do it on the Link Theme, however I couldn’t get this to work. I just need to get rid of the dots in the title. Thanks.

    • I added that “feature”, since the design I based the theme on had that. I should probably consider removing it since some people may not want it. If you take a look at the functions.php file, you should be able to see how to get rid of it. If you need more help, let me know. I’m just sick right now, so it’s hard for me to dig into more details at the moment.

  • Hello. Just installed Spot on a brand new wordpress site and I can’t get the default footer content to remove itself. Placing other widgets (including blank Text) does what it’s supposed to if I switch over to the Bootstrap theme, but not when using Spot.

    Also, is it possible to have the header image appear only on the Home page?

    Thanks!

    • See above about the footer. For the header, remove the “custom header”, but then upload the same (or a different 1600x900px image) as the “featured” image directly on the home page itself (or any other page or post you want a unque “header image” on).

      • Thanks, Tim. The fooer is A-ok. I am struggling a bit with removing the custom header, though. Is that something I can only do if I make the home page a static page? I love the look of the home page as it is, just don’t need the large graphic on post pages.

        LMK how to go about it if/when you can
        Here’s the site, btw: http://www.theowliswise.com/

  • Hello, I updated to Flat Bootstrap 1.7 and now the footer widgets will not display, cannot get rid of sample Call to Action, even after adding blank widgets. Tried copying and pasting over sidebar_footer.php from github files but no joy. I’ve limited knowledge here so afraid I’ll mess up further. Would appreciate any help. My site is lizkane.ie Thanks

      • Thank you Time, I updated Spot theme with files from wordpress.org unfortunately footer widgets are still not being recognised. Like Vishu Kamble above, since Flat Bootstrap update to 1.8, footer widgets are not recognised in the customise widget area and even though I create additional new blank widget, the call to action box persists, even after uploading latest files from Spot 1.4 just now.

          • Got so excited about foot widgets (3 of them) being back did n’t notice that the ‘call to action box’ is still there. Added blank text box to footer widget which showed, still call to action box persists. Only option seems to be to change the sidebar-pagebottom.php file?

          • Sorry, I was confusing page-bottom with footer area to get rid of call to action button. All sorted now thanks

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