During the years, both free and pro versions have gone through major changes and makeovers, and today we want to make another big step in the evolution of the Academica Pro theme.
Academica Pro 3.0 is the new theme we’re releasing today, and this time this is not just a simple update for the old version released in 2013, but it’s an entire new theme with a new design and new features.
- Updated Design
- WooCommerce Support
- 4 Homepage Templates
- 3 Header Menus
- Instant Refresh in Customizer
- Numerous color & font options in Customizer
Academica Pro 3.0 Overview
The theme layout is very flexible and you can change it easily from a 3 column layout to a layout with just one sidebar on the left or right, depending on your needs. You can also adjust the layout on each page individually: some pages can have 3 columns, while others only 2 or 1.
The header includes 3 menus and you can easily disable one of them and the theme will work fine with just 2 or 1 menus.
Have a custom logo? Upload it directly from the Theme Customizer and it will appear in the header of the theme.
Academica Pro 3.0: more than just a simple update!
Academica Pro 3.0 is not just a simple update for old 2.0 version. It’s a whole new theme, developed with the latest coding standards in mind.
If the words are not enough to convince you, just take a look at the following comparison table between the 2 versions:
Academica Pro 3.0 features a fluid, responsive layout, so your pages will display perfectly across mobile and tablet devices. Every detail of your website will look perfect and professional, regardless of what resolution or screen size visitors have.
4 Homepage Templates
The location and size of the homepage slideshow can be changed easily thanks to the 4 included homepage templates. By changing the slideshow size and location you can easily get 4 different homepage layouts.
Below you can see the demo of all homepage templates:
The header area in version 3.0 is much better organized and fits more information. You can display up to 3 menus: in the top bar, next to the logo and in the main menu bar. If you don’t need a specific menu, just disable it.
From the Theme Customizer you can also hide a specific menu on mobile devices, so your visitors will see just one of the menus.
In the menu located on the right side of the logo you can add a custom classto a menu item and it will be transformed into a call-to-action button.
CMS-like 3 Column Layout
The layout of every page can be easily adjusted thanks to the multiple page templates included in the theme. You can also change the layout globally by leaving one of the left or right sidebar empty. The theme will automatically adapt and look great across all devices.
Selling through your website? Academica Pro 3.0 is fully compatible with the popular free eCommerce plugin WooCommerce.
Build your own shop and start selling easily anything you want!
Built-in support for free The Events Calendar plugin allows you to use your Academica Pro 3.0-powered site as a powerful event calendar with all the features you need. Quickly add events and have them displayed on their own page or in widgets anywhere on your site.
Personalize to Match Your Style
The Live Customizer allows you to make changes to the theme and get an immediate preview. Customize Colors, Fonts, Background, Logo, Menu, Widgets and more, all with a live preview.
You can also set a custom color to each widget individually by selecting one of the 5 pre-defined widget styles:
This is very useful, especially when you want to highlight the content from a specific widget, like an announcement or something different.
Academica Pro 3.0 is packed with many other useful features that will take your website to the next level:
Parent Page Template – a simple but useful page template that displays all subpages of a page. View demo.
Social Icons Widget area in the Header – in the top menu bar you can add links to any social networks you want.
Image Box Widget – below the slideshow on the front page are located 3 widget areas in which you can insert a beautiful widget called Image Box that can be used to link to any pages you want.
Breadcrumbs – Academica Pro 3.0 supports the Breadcrumbs feature from Yoast SEO plugin.
Unfortunately, Academica Pro 3.0 is a new and different theme and it’s available only as a separate theme, not as a free update for Academica Pro 2.0 customers. Existing customers with an active license of old version will receive an exclusive coupon by email to upgrade to Academica Pro 3.0.
Can I upgrade easily from Academica Pro 2.0 to 3.0?
Yes, we’ve made sure that the upgrade from an older version will be as easy and smooth as possible, and almost nothing will be affected. We’ll even help you for free to upgrade your site to the new theme quickly!