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FlatPack Responsive WordPress Theme is a multipurpose theme with the now popular flat design element. It’s not a new theme, at least by WordPress themes standards. It was released in June 2013 by its creators,  ThemeFurnace, which means it is probably due for an update.

So what’s the big deal with FlatPack Responsive WordPress Theme if it is not exactly current? Not being current is the big deal.  As an earlier representative of flat themes it is a good illustration of why the flat element has become the leading trend.

So how does the FlatPack Responsive WordPress Theme measure up to the newer version of flat themes? Quite well, actually. The flat theme element is about creating themes that have sufficient features for any modern website – hence the multipurpose tag – while leaving out most of the heavy, gradients or detailed imagery design elements, such 3D elements, shadows and other effects that typically slow down a website. The idea is to offer a functional, sophisticated and flexible theme that can then be customized by the user into whatever complexity they wish.

Features of the FlatPack Responsive WordPress Theme

The FlatPack Responsive WordPress Theme is an elegant, flexible, and functional theme that can run an excellent website in the categories of blog, small business, portfolio – and any other website that does not require eCommerce functionality. In fact, the eCommerce element is the one major feature of the newer flat themes that is lacking here.

Otherwise, the theme provides striking features of a premium flat theme, such as a large homepage slider, features widgets, a big tagline and call to action button, portfolio items and a news section. There is apparent flexibility of the header, navigation, buttons, homepage slider and tagline. It also comes with ThemeFurnace’s signature feature, the TF Panel, that makes it easy to customize the theme. You can personalize just about everything, from the background or highlight colors  to P the slider, fonts, and social media options. It is, of course responsive to all types of screen sizes.

In sum, the FlatPack Responsive WordPress Theme is a good illustration of the fact that you can create a good looking and perfectly functional website from a relatively old flat theme. Or, to put it differently, your choice of theme should be based on the functional and aesthetic needs of your particular website, not how current the theme is.

The point is emphasized by the other features of this theme, among them:

  • WordPress 3.5+ compatibility
  • Built-In FlexSlider
  • Custom Menus with Menu Icons
  • Portfolio and, separately, Staff Custom Post Type
  • Custom Sidebars for Blog, Pages and Portfolio
  • Widget Readiness
  • Custom Flickr Widget
  • Pagination Option
  • Translation localization