From the makers of another very popular theme called Aurum, this one is called Kalium. These theme names sound like Superman’s clumsy, weak, stupid, lazy, relatively powerless cousins or something. But that has nothing to do with Laborator’s massive hit theme, Kalium.
Kalium is more like Kal El than anything else.
This is one of the most popular themes ever on ThemeForest with over 17000 downloads and counting. Still going strong after a few years on the market, Kalium is worth a look for professional and creative websites where visual style and stability are what’s needed most.
With support for WooCommerce and really any other eCommerce plugin, Kalium works great as an online shop. I’m seeing a fashion store, tech store selling cool gadgets or even an SaaS store with digital downloads.
Here’s a look at some of the demo thumbnails.
Gotta take a look at what the theme developer has to say about Kalium.
Kalium is a creative WordPress theme that will showcase your Portfolio, Agency, Photography, Travel Agency, Corporate, Business, Fitness Center, Restaurant, Medical, Construction, Product Landing page, Education site or your just a Blog, just everything is possible with Kalium. With stacks of layout designs, user-friendly Theme Options and rich Drag and Drop content builder to help create your perfect site in minutes, you can use it as a Multipurpose theme too so you can build whatever you like with this template. Kalium is well organized, visually stunning and constantly evolving through theme updates.
Okay, so a creative theme, nice work.
So, what’s the good and the bad? Well, I think like all of their themes, Laborator does a wonderful job supporting their themes. I’ve scoured the internet and it’s difficult to find anybody who’s had anything bad to say about these guys. And there’s not even many complaints about Kalium itself. I think the 4.91 rating on ThemeForest is a pretty good indicator of the quality of this theme. Customization is easy, the native WordPress theme options panel is put to good use here. Anything can be changed with ease, so a custom look for your site is a definite possibility. Kalium is responsive, retina ready and looks great with high quality HD resolution images.
Then, there’s the eCommerce setup. It’s simple and looks great. Have a read…
Create the shopping experience that you have been waiting for without all the bloat! Kalium works very well with industry standard plugin WooCommerce and offers full eCommerce support. It will knock your socks off with its sophisticated abilities and professional layouts made especially for WooCommerce. It features a ton of options for you to give users the ultimate shopping experience.
Now, the bad. Visual Composer. It’s such a slow, terrible plugin. I hate it. But, there’s nothing that says you have to use it, right? Avoid the bloat. Other bads, they’ve bundled two really, really heavy sliders into the theme. Revolution and Layer sliders are both massive plugins, too large for most sites in my opinion. Plenty of other sliders can do the job with way less bloat.