Trades – Multi-Purpose Business WordPress Theme

Trades - Multi-Purpose Business WordPress Theme


Version 2.13 Out Now – Change Log Details

Trades is a better business theme for WordPress. Smart, modern, super flexible and versatile, designed for businesses of all sizes and markets. A beautifully designed and considered multi-purpose WordPress template, Trades is clean and minimal, amazingly versatile and user focused. Say hello to the last theme your business will ever need.

Trades by Theme Canon

Video Tutorials

Video Tutorial

  1. Video 1 – Installation And Demo Content Import
  2. Video 2 – Working With The Pagebuilder
  3. Video 3 – The Header Builder And Scroll To Animations

Full Feature List

Design Customization

  • 700+ Google Webfonts,
  • 675+ Font Awesome icons,
  • 240+ Flag icons makes it easy to set up a language menu to use on multilingual sites,
  • Boxed or full width layout,
  • Comes with 2 Predefined Business Skins
  • Supports unlimited colour variations,
  • Final Call CSS, Add your own custom CSS straight from the admin menu,
  • Powerful yet easy to use drag-and-drop Page-Builder lets you create unlimited layout variations,
  • 27 fully customizable Page-Builder blocks,
  • Unique Header Builder lets you combine more than 40 header options to build a a header that will perfectly suit your needs,
  • Customize background (in boxed layout) using either tiles or full size images,
  • Option to make background clickable – great for background “takeover” style ad campaigns,
  • Integrate ads easily in layout using Page-Builder or in widget areas,
  • Add Font Awesome icons to the main menu to highlight specific menu items,
  • Make sure your menu stays visible even when you scroll down using the option for sticky header,
  • HD/Retina Ready,
  • Responsive design,

Smart WordPress Features

  • 23 custom Short Codes and 11 custom HTML snippets,
  • 16 custom widgets,
  • 6 custom plugins bundled with theme,
  • 11 different standard page templates,
  • Smart footer resizes to accomodate active widget areas,
  • Assign each page a unique sidebar,
  • Dedicated search results page and 404 page,
  • Amazing placeholder page template lets you easily create your own “Coming Soon” pages to use while site is under construction,
  • Turn on Construction mode to prevent all non-logged-in users from viewing site content,
  • Custom widget area manager lets you create unlimited widget areas that can be added using the Pagebuilder,

Amazing Galleries

  • 3 different gallery styles incl. Isotope gallery, and Flex Slider galleries,
  • Dedicated portfolio for showcasing projects,
  • Create media galleries containing video or audio,
  • Lightbox functionality to showcase your images,
  • Media Centre, good for downloadable audio, video, speeches and presentations,

Blog & Post Options

  • 2 different blog layouts,
  • Supports 5 different post formats,
  • Amazing Multi-Post feature lets you group posts together in one parent post. Great for top lists and themed articles,
  • Beautiful Timeline page lets you display your posts as milestones along a timeline. Loads new posts with AJAX for a smooth navigation experience,
  • 4 different post layouts,
  • Dedicated layouts for project and people posts,
  • Great support for embeddable media (e.g. Vimeo, Youtube, Soundcloud etc),
  • Each post can be represented in blog with featured image, embeddable media or featured image that opens up media in a lightbox,
  • Custom Post Type “People” lets you add and manage groups of people. Great for maintaining team roster, testimonials or list of supporters,
  • Add unique sidebars with widgets to any single post.

SEO (Search Engine Optimized)

  • SEO Optimized – built with best SEO practices in mind,
  • Theme SEO can be suppressed if 3rd party SEO software is preferred to minimize risk of conflicts,
  • Custom social widgets lets you add Twitter feed or Facebook like box to your site,
  • Compatible with SEO by Yoast

Multiple Language Support

  • Translation/localization ready with ready-to-go .po file,
  • Multilingual ready using WPML,
  • Multilingual ready using multisite structure and free plugins like e.g Multisite Language Switcher or Multilingual Press,

Quick Setup

  • Demo content files included,
  • Child theme included,
  • Export/import your settings,

Professional Support

  • Extensive documentation and tutorial videos,
  • Documentation can be accessed straight from dashboard,
  • Auto update checks and “One Click” theme updates,
  • Smart admin panel with contextual help,

Free Plugins

  • CleanTabs (value $6),
  • Revolution Slider comes bundled with theme (value $15),
  • WooCommerce compatible (free plugin) – add your own online store with this great eCommerce plugin,
  • bbPress compatible (free plugin) – create and maintain your own forum,
  • BuddyPress compatible (free plugin) – add social networking to your site with user profiles and user interactions,
  • The Events Calendar compatible (free plugin) – add and keep track of events,
  • Contact Form 7 compatible (free plugin) – add powerful and flexible contact forms to your site,
  • Mail-Chimp (free plugin) – create and manage your own mailing lists,

Note: Images are for display purposes only and are not supplied with the download package.

  • WooCommerce
  • The Events Calendar
  • BuddyPress
  • BBPress
  • Envato Toolkit
  • WPML
  • Contact Form 7
  • Mailchimp for WordPress
  • Revolution Slider
  • Yoast SEO
  • Gravity Forms
  • Regenerate Thumbnails
  • WooCommerce Product Archive Customiser
  • TablePress
  • And More…

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Change Log

June 05, 2017 – Version 2.13

- UPDATED: Revolution Slider Plugin
- UPDATED: WooCommerce Compatibility Styles

November 27, 2016 – Version 2.12

- UPDATED: Revolution Slider Plugin
- UPDATED: Font Awesome to version 4.7.0
- UPDATED: Optimized support for excerpts using more-tag.

June 22, 2016 – Version 2.11

- UPDATED: Revolution Slider Plugin

March 10, 2016 – Version 2.10

- UPDATED: Revolution Slider Plugin 5.2.1
- ADDED: Option to hide title on Page Content pagebuilder blocks.
- FIXED: Missing indexes notice for uninitialized options with WP_DEBUG turned on.
- FIXED: Issue where Twitter widget set to theme design would not display tweets.
- FIXED: Issue where Single Event widget would show a max of 10 events to choose from. Now shows all upcoming events.

February 04, 2016 – Version 2.9

- UPDATED: ScrollUp script to version 2.4.1 (removes junk title on back-to-top button hover)
- UPDATED: Single Events navigation layout
- FIXED: Issue with Quote sliders not responding to slideshow settings.

January 13, 2016 – Version 2.8

- FIXED: Issue where insert image button would return blank.
- FIXED: Events Calendar Day List Styles

January 10, 2015 – Version 2.7

- FIXED: Events Calendar Styles
- UPDATED: Revolution Slider Plugin to version 5.1.6

December 12, 2015 – Version 2.6

- ADDED: Support for WordPress native title tag
- ADDED: Option to output text in pagebuilder text block with standard WordPress autoformat.
- UPDATED: Bundled plugin Revolution Slider to version 5.1.4
- FIXED: issue that prevented Facebook Open Graph from getting custom logo when on page with no featured image.
- FIXED: Comment form layout for non-logged in users in WP4.4

September 09, 2015 – Version 2.5

- UPDATED: Font Awesome to version 4.4.0.
- UPDATED: TGM library to version 2.5.2.
- UPDATED: Widgets construct method for compatibility with WP 4.3+ (removes debug notice).
- UPDATED: Revolution Slider Plugin
- UPDATED: Demo Content
- FIXED: Bundled plugins can now be installed/updated when child theme is active.
- FIXED: Issue where widget titles would not show on inital load in customizer.
- FIXED: Documentation Panel Link

August 06, 2015 – Version 2.4

- UPDATED: Facebook widget now supports new facebook page plugin instead of old facebook like box plugin.
- UPDATED: WPML related updates to widgets and search function.
- UPDATED: Maintenance update related to The Events Calendar plugin (removes debug notice regarding deprecated class).
- UPDATED: Bundled plugin Envato WordPress Toolkit updated to v1.7.3
- FIXED: Javascript error when menu item would not have link.

June 13, 2015 – Version 2.3

- ADDED: Button shortcode now have option to open link in new window/tab.
- UPDATED: Envato WordPress Toolkit bundled plugin updated to v1.7.2
- UPDATED: Revolution Slider plugin to version v4.6.93
- FIXED: Removed text overlay on contact page featured image.
- FIXED: Menu alignment on mobile devices

April 26, 2015 – Version 2.2

- FIXED: Conflict between Revolution Slider / WP4.2 / Theme that would render Revolution Slider editing controls non-functional.
- FIXED: Folder Name mislabling
- UPDATE: TGM Plugin Activation library updated.
- UPDATE: Security patch (

March 28, 2015 – Version 2.1

- ADDED: Option to suppress Facebook Open Graph theme code.
- ADDED: Scroll to animations can now link to and animate on other internal pages.
- ADDED: Category column added to custom post type: people.
- ADDED: Option in page settings to hide page title on standard pages.
- UPDATED: Unspecific search now returns all post types similar to default WP 4.0+ behaviour.
- UPDATED: Fancybox default image grouping.
- FIXED: Issue that prevented bbPress from displaying topics and replies.
- FIXED: Events Calendar responsive style

January 28, 2015 – Version 2.0

- ADDED: Pagebuilder template select now has fixed width to prevent content overflow.
- FIXED: Issue with the TGM bulk installer that prevented bulk installation of bundled plugins.
- FIXED: Issue where two Call To Action blocks with custom colors on the same page would get same colours.
- FIXED: Issue where expand/collapse pagebuilder block would not work in Safari.
- FIXED: Corrected shortcodes plugin localizaton textdomain.
- FIXED: Single Event pagebuilder block now displays all available events instead of only ten first.

Change Log Continued

// DECEMBER 21 2014
- Update: Revolution Slider 4.6.5
- Fixed an issue introduced by WordPress 4.1 where overlay would block close buttons in the pagebuilder add block dialog.
- Fixed issue where pagebuilder add-block dialog-overlay would not cover whole page.

// NOVEMBER 11, 2014
- Fixed: CTA Block text color
- Update: default favicon
- Added: Single post include layout options with and without sidebar

// NOVEMBER 06, 2014
- Added: Standard media links (e.g. can now be used in addition to player links (e.g.
- Added: Posts with Use featured image but open media link in lightbox now has a hover play icon to indicate that media will play on click.
- Added: Adjusted media link help text and input size.
- Added: Blockquote shortcode no longer requires byline
- Added: Options for meta info now also controls meta on archive pages.
- Added: Options to include posts, pages and custom post types in search results.
- Updated: Font Awesome updated to version 4.2.
- Updated: Google Webfonts updated.
- Updated: Demo Content Files.
- Updated: WooCommerce Styles.
- Fixed: Issue where timeline would get posts from all categories on load more instead of only selected category.
- Fixed: Issue with pagebuilder blocks: Download List, Vertical Pricing Tables, Pricing Tables where deleting middle item would result in blank subsequent items.
- Fixed: Issue where sorting of widget areas in the Widget Areas Manager would give problems on certain server configurations.
- Fixed: Fonts folder name changed from /font/ to /fonts/ to comply with WordPress standards.
- Fixed: Statistics widget code updated. NB: Statistics widget icons may have to be reassigned.

// JULY 18, 2014
- Updated WooCommerce styles
- Updated documentation on WooCommerce 

// JULY 05, 2014
- Feature: Second Skin
- Fixed: Download block item delete button now functional.
- Fixed: Vertical pricing table item delete button now functional.
- WPML optimizations:
- Single Post widget no fetches localized content.
- Donut Chart widget title now translatable using WPML.
- Timeline load more now fetches localized content.
- Scroll Up button text changed to up-arrow instead of text that was not translatable by WPML.

// JUNE 26, 2014
- Update: Revolution Slider Plugin
- Fixed: Google Webfonts now work with both SSL and non-SSL connections.
- Fixed: WPML compatibility with Single Post widget.
- Fixed: Issue where search autocomplete javascript would break on placeholder pages.
- Fixed: Non-admins could see but did not have access to theme settings menu item. Theme settings menu item now removed for all non-admins.

// JUNE 03, 2014
- Fixed: Product display grid in Woo-Commerce

// MAY 07, 2014
- Update: Added support for Gravity Forms
- Fixed: Issue where Google Webfonts options would not show when using a child theme

// MAY 04, 2014
- Fixed: Issue that would prevent you from adding more links to the social icons list



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