Recently I had the chance to install the new Explorable Theme by Elegant Themes.
It’s an excellent choice for travel-related sites, with a giant map on the home page. (Maps are integrated from Google Maps.)
To put pins in the map you create Listings. The listings pop up on the home page when a reader clicks a pin on the map. Or they can follow the link on the short description to go to a page with more detail about the location (the theme creates this page for you automatically).
You and your site visitors can also rate each listing.
Of course, you can create regular WordPress posts and pages as well.
If you’re putting together a site about a specific area, or involving travel, this is an excellent choice.
It has all the features you’d expect from a major theme designer like Elegant Themes.
- Mobile responsive
- Easy to use
- Select from unlimited colors
- Lots of ways to customize it easily — you don’t need to be a programmer
Here are just a few other ideas about the types of sites that can use this theme:
- Travel Blogs
- Directories for local businesses
- Travel guides
- Personal blogs
- Tourist Directories
- Destination guides
- Hotels, Inns and Bed & Breakfasts
- “Best of” listings — best beaches, best hamburger joints, best movie theaters. . .
I’m sure there are lots more that I haven’t even considered.
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