wpTraveller by purethemes is a theme that specifically has been developed for travel blogs. It comes with Google Maps integration and is available at ThemeForest.
This theme supports one WordPress menu natively; right aligned in the header.
wpTraveller installs with three customs widgets:
- Recent Posts
By default, the theme incorporates four widgetized areas:
- three Footer Columns
By default, since you can create and manage additional sidebars with the wpTraveller Sidebar Manager. You are able to assign specific sidebars to individual posts and pages.
The theme offers two page templates: default and contact.
The wpTraveller panel includes two pages:
- wpTraveller Options Panel
- Sidebar Manager
- Map Options
- General Options
- Post and Albums Options
- Colour Options
Google Maps is integrated throughout the theme. The Map Options tab lets you customize how prefer to display maps on your home page:
- Center and map as header
- Center map in header
- Center and map as background
- Left aligned and map
- Right aligned and map
- Center and map disabled
In addition, you can choose what kind of map you want to display: roadmap, terrain, hybrid, satellite or one of the six custom types; red, night, grayscale, desaturated, grayscale night, define your own custom type.
At the General Options tab, you can choose from one of the four predefined color schemes:
- Adventure – gray on dark khaki
- Adventure Alt – gray on bright khaki
- Dark – black content area on anthracite background
- Minimal – white content area on a gray canvas)
The Post and Albums Options gives you the ability to check or uncheck the relevant post meta for the homepage as well as single posts. This is also the place where you define the dimensions of the gallery thumbnails.
Last but not least, the Colour Options tab. Here you can tweak your preferred color scheme by setting the colors for general, posts, and backgrounds. If you want to add or change css styles, than you can enter these in the Custom CSS text area at this tab.
The theme extends WordPress’ Edit Post screen with several custom fields spread over four sections:
- Post and Gallery Settings, like
- Post Type (standard, gallery or video)
- Which Post Sidebar – assign your preferred sidebar
- Map Settings, including
- Map Type
- Zoom Map on KLM Layer
- Zoom Status
- Post Main Location (displayed on the home page)
- Map marker
- Post Map Details
The Featured Image is not supported. If you would like to display the Featured Image also as the first image in a post, you only have to push the Insert into Post button, right next to the Use as a featured image link.
Themes at WPReviewLab.com are evaluated with Theme Review Tool. For the majority of themes this aid works out just fine. The wpTraveller theme is a bit of an extraordinary theme where the Theme Review Tool might not be the best cookie cutter.
The author has created a couple of videos that might give you an even better impression. These videos are available through the theme’s page at ThemeForest.