sanfrancisco

San Francisco is the creative blog magazine theme. The clean layout, incredible design, delightful usability and innovative features make it a perfect choice for your magazine or blog. Theme has countless features making your complete command to fully customize according to your needs. The responsive, browser compatible and two column layout lets you to use a single design everywhere.

Above 300 homepage combinations, variety of demos, animated GIF support, posts style; grid and featured and other flexible features make it handy for users with minimum or no coding knowledge. The detail analysis in various perspectives of the theme would help it in getting more market share.

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Design and Usability: (9.5/10)

San Francisco is a fully loaded, highly flexible and heavily versatile theme. Some details in terms of design and usability are listed below:

Page Builder

Easy page builder will let you design your page with various grid and featured post layout in your own custom way with no coding knowledge. There is no limit to imagination and page builder has made it simple for everyone.

Smart GIF

Insert the GIF to your posts as featured image. It will not only make your post stand out but also helps in better monetization via click. Use it as teaser image, highlighted post image or any other way you want.

Post Style

San Francisco has 7 grid post layout and 6 featured post layouts to let you easily configure and place the content according to your flexibility.

Typography

A number of fonts lets to select the most unique one for your website making it a delighted read for all your viewers. Theme has 800+ Google fonts to make content distinct, attractive and appealing to visit again.

Colors

Functional theme options lets to alter the color of theme making it easily usable for all types of websites. Be it funky blog for music or movies, portfolio site to showcase creative talent, intellectual website to publish article or give food for thought or adventurous blog to tell the stories of expedition; San Francisco could easily and flexibly become the persona of all blogs and magazine websites.

 

Functionality: (9.5/10)

Below is the in-depth review of theme with functional perspective:

Translation:

San Francisco could easily be translated with the help of .po files and has the RTL design configuration. You can use it for Arabic or Hebrew with any trouble.

Advertisement:

Theme has above 100 different types of ads which could be configured and customized flexibly. Display them as splash, horizontal, background, vertical, fixed  or between the post or content; it has an easy way for placing theme as per you desire.

FlexAd:

FlexAd provide the more swift way to create and publish your ad. It is suitable with Google AdSense and other international networks. Buckle up! and get ready to earn money via ads.

Theme Options:

With the availability of countless features, their efficient customization is necessary. Theme Options provide easy alteration to mold the website in your own way.

Woo Commerce & bbPress:

San Francisco does not has Woo Commerce and bbPress for now but it would not hinder the external plugins for your custom use. Team is working to integrate these two features in the next releases.

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Search Engine Optimization, Performance & Code: (9/10)

Let’s have a look on San Francisco with respect to SEO, performance and code. The cross-sectional details are below:

SEO & Website Ranking: 

Theme is designed with the perspective of monetization, blogging and magazine. Therefore, team has given special attention to SEO of the persona. AgressiveMotions claim it to be 95% optimized and can gain peak ranking via SEO.

San Francisco via Structured Data Testing Tool:

San Francisco code does not follow schema.org standards and hence has some errors when the website has been evaluated through structured data testing tool. Schema.org helps crawlers to parse in the pages and hence is a vital need for any website.

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JavaScript and CSS Rendering

JS and CSS have render block thereby creating hindrance in loading of the website.

Browser Caching:

Browser caching is not enabled at the website resulting in speed lag. It should be fixed for further speed optimization.

Minified CSS and JavaScript: 

CSS and JavaScript are not minified. The page speed is rated 72/100  and fixing JS and CSS  could improve it further taking it to next level.

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All the aspects are covered and website takes good speed stats on PageSpeed Insights. Fixing these minor issue would make San Francisco among the gems.

Updates, Support and Documentation: (9.5/10)

AggressiveMotions has released this theme on 22nd October 2016 and has updated it on 23rd October. Team is working in make theme better as per the customers demand and requirement. San Francisco’s team gives professional support to the customers and 6 months support after the purchases. Team’s support services are active 24/7.

Theme owns a detail documentation assisting its customers. However, currently they do not provide .xml files of demo in order replicate the complicate demo site on customers website. It would be available in the next releases.

Bird’s Eye View of San Francisco:

Pros:

  • 300+ homepage layouts, GIF supported featured posts, 7+ grid layout for posts, mega menu, variety of colors and typography.
  • 100+ Advertisement layouts and Google AdSense and other advertising platforms support.
  • SEO support and Optimized

Cons:

  • No Woo Commerce and bbPress integration
  • No .xml file for demo installation.

Conclusion: 

San Francisco is an awesome persona for blog and magazine themes. It has the features which are essentials of modern blogging and websites. Since it’s in the beginning phase and will grab the market as it matures, one can use the theme and integrate the plugins not available with the theme or one can look for some other theme that could become its competitor.

San Francisco WordPress Theme

$59
San Francisco WordPress Theme
93.1

Design & Usability

10/10

    Functionality

    10/10

      SEO

      9/10

        Updates & Support

        10/10

          Pros

          • 300+ homepage layouts
          • 100+ Advertisement layouts
          • SEO support and Optimized

          Cons

          • No Woo Commerce and bbPress integration
          • No .xml file for demo installation.

          Comments

          1. Dennis E. Garcia

            Design & Usability

            9.00

            Functionality

            9.00

            SEO

            7.00

            Updates & Support

            9.00

            San Francisco is one of the best themes I have ever used. Wonderful design and code quality and amazing on maximum degree. Quick loading speed and well-planned admin chances.
            Expect to see attributes and more perks mentioned in remarks and once more thanks a lot for support that is greatest on themeforest.keep up the good work.
            Also, I expect the team to do more wonders and bbpress and woo commerce integration. This will make it the best theme out there in the market.

          2. Sarah R. Berry

            Design & Usability

            8.50

            Functionality

            8.00

            SEO

            8.00

            Updates & Support

            8.50

            Thank you blogthemes for the wonderful review. I have used this theme on one of my sites and would like to share my experience as well. The theme is very diverse in terms of available design options and you can choose the design of your own choice. Secondly, it has other great benefits like you can have customized designs for your site.
            Just like their all other themes, the team have maintained their standard while building this theme as well. the customer and documentation of this theme is also good and they usually reply as soon as possible which is again a plus point for theme users.

          3. Laura R. Morales

            Design & Usability

            9.00

            Functionality

            9.30

            SEO

            9.00

            Updates & Support

            9.10

            Hi. Nice theme, but i have got 2 issues:
            1) I can’t setup “Pagination Type” infinity scroll or load more button, only numeric buttons working.
            2) I can’t use related posts order “filter’s id”, I haven’t line for that, only “elude posts by id” Please help!

            1. Barbara W. Redd

              Design & Usability

              8.50

              Functionality

              8.60

              SEO

              8.30

              Updates & Support

              8.50

              I would to try the following:
              1) Load more button and infinite scroll are not available in this version of the theme. However, these are going to be included in the further updates.

              2) There is no field to filter related posts by id. This also is going to be fixed in the upcoming update.

          4. Jacqueline B. Jimenez

            Design & Usability

            9.00

            Functionality

            9.00

            SEO

            9.00

            Updates & Support

            9.00

            I am interested to purchase this theme but I am having a couple of following queries:
            1) the demo doesn’t seem to be working properly. I am unable to view the About and Contact page. Anybody knows how to do this?

            2) How do I set a parent page? Example: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/set-parent-page.jpg

            3) Great theme btw! Is there a way to install the demo xml exactly how it is on your preview with the ads, etc and edit it down from there?

            1. Charlotte G. Rech

              Design & Usability

              8.40

              Functionality

              8.60

              SEO

              8.10

              Updates & Support

              8.30

              Hi, here are the answers to your questions:
              1) Demo pages don’t include About or Contact page. We are going to add a contact page with a sample contact form soon.
              2) The theme doesn’t support hiearchical pages. You can use sub-menu in the main navigation alternatively.
              3) We’ve only included “Modern” demo xml in order for you to have an idea how page builder works. Here you can find the guideline about demo content:

          5. Ida D. Conklin

            Design & Usability

            9.00

            Functionality

            9.00

            SEO

            8.50

            Updates & Support

            9.00

            Pre-sales: Whoa. I’m glad I read the comments. Your blogthemes-wp.com is really a great review site. It resolved a lot of my questions already. The demos look awesome, but there’s no way to import them. That’s a basic feature buyer like I expect.

            Also, I have seen the demo buddypress is not enough what I’d need. Any update on the buddypress update? Been putting my site on hold for quite a while now waiting for it. Can then turn my site into a fully fledged awesome multi-user blog like medium with buddypress enabled using snax.

            1. Victoria T. Greve

              Design & Usability

              9.00

              Functionality

              8.70

              SEO

              8.50

              Updates & Support

              8.90

              They have only included “Modern” demo XML file in order for you to have an idea how you compose a page with using page builder.

              In the upcoming update, BuddyPress will be compatible with the theme. There is no exact date for the update but hopefully it’s going to be released this month.

          6. Socorro D. Anaya

            Design & Usability

            9.50

            Functionality

            8.80

            SEO

            9.00

            Updates & Support

            9.50

            Hi, I have used this theme this is really good to choose out of thousands of themes out there. I just want to share or let you know, that demo->single post gives white screen of death error. I left one comment months earlier about rich snippet structured data errors, but I see that there hasn’t been any updates since. Do they have any updates coming up? How often do they provide support on support forum? Is it daily? I’m thinking to purchase the theme but need to know if they will support in fixing those schema org errors. Thanks

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