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Theme Review: Hoon a Cutting Edge Portfolio Theme by Press75

This is my first review of a Press75 theme. I’ve followed the work of Jason Schuller since 2008 and it’s been great seeing his company go from strength to strength. Press75 excels in media-oriented WordPress design catering for video, photo and audio power users, while also offering some straight forward blogging themes.

In this review, I take a look at their latest theme known as “Hoon“. It was designed by Press75 designer/developer Luke McDonald. To me, it marks a departure in terms theme type for Press75. Hoon is a hybrid theme, somewhere between a portfolio, a personal tumblelog and a band/artist site. The innovative feature set, including a bespoke audio player (be sure to check that out) and an excellent tabulated footer section on single posts, are just some of the highlights that make this a fantastic theme.

Check out the review. Let me know what you think about the design and if you’re already using it, please post a link to your site here. I’d love to see how people have adapted this design to their needs. Thanks for reading and thanks for watching.

Update: The designer of the Hoon theme, Luke McDonald pointed out a discrepancy in my review. I was convinced that the Hoon background image was unchangeable. That is not the case. You can change the background image on each post and page, making this a truly remarkable theme!


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Will Ellington

Originally from the UK, I currently live in Osaka, Japan, where I work in higher education. I’ve been a WordPress user since 2004 and have developed numerous projects with it over the years. Wpliving is a place to share things i've learnt along the way, and to explore innovations in WordPress too.

4 Comments

  • April 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I got this link from Jason and I just wanted to drop a quick line saying thanks for the Review and Kind words!

    Also, I wanted to add that you can upload a different image for each post or page. With that, you can also change the color of the Title/Description for each post or page so that it is readable on top of your image or background color selected. In addition to all that, you can also choose to make each post or pages custom background image responsive or use the settings set via the Custom Background options 😉

    Thanks, again! I look forward to seeing users sites and customizations.

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    • April 29, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      Hi Luke,

      Many thanks indeed for taking the time out to leave a response and for clarifying the background image issue. That pretty much makes this a flawless theme in my book!

      Looking forward to testing more of your work at Press75.

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    • April 29, 2012 at 11:36 pm

      Also, just to add, I’ll make amendments to the review in the YouTube description box and here on this page. Thanks again.

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  • September 5, 2012 at 5:24 am
    greg

    bummer with this theme is no sidebar…or I would probably purchase. Nice review.

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