I'm in the process of creating an "offline friendly" wordpress theme. In the past, I've mostly done "online" marketing type themes.
Here's the thing, those of you who offer advice/suggestions, I'd like to give a free copy of my theme (developer's license) for free.
Now, I'm sure many of you simply use either:
- free themes
- woo themes
- studio press
- elegant themes
And that's fine. But, most theme developers don't provide the most basic of offline needs such as a form on the homepage (or sidebar), place to put a phone number (other than a simple phone number in the header) etc.
Here are but a few of the things I'm thinking about:
- Place to put the phone number prominently (header and/or sidebar)
- Form to collect leads (with the ability to send you a CC so you can monitor the success of your clients' lead gathering)
- Google map (this is easy, can be a simple plugin)
- Image slider ??
- Coupon displayed on homepage/sidebar (or at least the option to)
Now, the above bits are pretty standard I'd say but the main themes I've seen online or even here on WF either don't offer those or charge crazy prices like $250+ for a developer license etc. and STILL don't offer the best bits...(just my opinion).
So, what would you guys like to see? What type of functionality or flexibility? I'm thinking more along the lines of a theme that would cater to those selling free, low-cost, mid-range-cost sites....obviously bespoke sites wouldn't use a template (per se).
Thanks and I look forward to your replies.
Again, if you offer ideas that make sense, you'll get a free (developer rights) copy.