Blakely

Blakely is an elegant and visually aesthetic Dark Music WordPress theme that is available for absolutely free. The theme is suitable for Solo Musicians, Artists, Bands, and Projects related to the music industry. Blakely comes with a dark color scheme which is quite trending among music sites nowadays. The dark design makes your music site bold, beautiful, and classy. The theme is extremely easy to use and also fully responsive. Your music website will look amazingly perfect across all devices and screen sizes. This dark multipurpose music WordPress theme, Blakely carries an abundance of crucial features and functionalities. For instance, Featured Content, Featured Slider, Hero Content, Services, Portfolio, Testimonial, Sticky Playlist, and many more. All of these highly-customizable features and sections are completely responsive and absolutely easy to customize. In addition, Blakely is Translation Ready as well. Build a bold, beautiful, and chic music website in just a few minutes with Blakely!

Features

Theme Options

The most powerful feature of Catch Themes is its Theme Options which will allow you to easily customize your website with clicks. So, now you no longer need to be a designer or a programmer to build customized websites. Theme Options allow you to toggle on and off features, adjust layouts, change colors, fonts, logo, favicon, background, add social links and custom CSS.

Responsive Design

One of the key features of our themes is that your website will magically respond and adapt to different screen sizes delivering an optimized design for iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices. No longer will you need to zoom and scroll around when browsing on your mobile phone.

Incredible Support

We have a great line of support team and support documentation. You do not need to worry about how to use the themes we provide, just refer to our Tech Support segment. Further, if you need to do advanced customization to your website, you can always hire our theme customizer!

Featured Page Slider

Featured Page Slider is an option that is helpful to highlight noteworthy pages on your site. You can have columns of content as well as selected images set on your page slider. The fun part is, you get to decide for how long a page stays on your page before something else comes up on the slider. How will you make that happen? By exercising your control over different slide effects and their timing!

Featured Content

Featured Content allows you to highlight your recent & popular posts on your website. It can either be displayed on Homepage or the entire site. You can add your title and sub-title for featured content, select the number of featured content, display Meta, select multiple categories, and enjoy displaying your featured & recent posts.

Services

Every website owner wants the world to know about the services they provide. It allows you to place the services you provide for your customers on the spotlight. Choose to display the services in 2 to 4 columns. Display your services on the homepage only or on the entire website.

Hero Content

You can now display the best assets of your website with the Hero Content feature. The feature allows you to highlight the most important content in a fashion that is easily attention-grabbing. You can enable the hero content either on Homepage or the entire site. Hero Content - the easiest way to display your strengths.

WordPress Standard Codes

Our code is secure and optimized. We do proper data validation and sanitization and follow core theme guidelines. Our developers are active contributors to WordPress theme review and WordPress core. Our themes will always be updated as things change in WordPress.

Testimonials

People are always curious about what your goods and services are really like. Since customer testimonials are candid and not by the company promoting the product, they assist in building trust. You can display testimonials on Homepage, the entire site or disable it completely.

Portfolio

Portfolio empowers you to showcase your professional skills and accomplishments to the world at large. Display your Portfolio in an elegant manner on the Homepage/Frontpage, the entire site or you can also disable it completely if you don’t need it. An astounding way to easily display your experience, skills, talent, and expertise.

More Features

  • Theme Options
  • Responsive Design
  • Featured Slider
  • Page Templates
  • Threaded Comments
  • Dropdown Menu
  • Excerpt Length
  • Localized for translations
  • Custom Header / Logo
  • Custom Favicon
  • Custom Menu
  • Custom Layout
  • Custom CSS
  • Support
  • Hero Content
  • Portfolio
  • Testimonials
  • Services
  • Featured Content

Free Vs Pro (Premium)

Free Features Pro (Premium)
Responsive Design
Super Easy Setup
Album
Base Color Scheme: Default, Light, Red and Blue
Color Options for various sections
Header Media
Primary Menu
Floating Social Menu
Footer Social Menu
Footer
App Section
Comment Options
Contact
Contact Details
Countdown
Events
Excerpt Options
Featured content: Post
Featured content: Page
Featured content: Category
Featured content: Custom
Featured content: Custom Post Types
Featured Slider: Post
Featured Slider: Page
Featured Slider: Category
Featured Slider: Custom
Featured Video
Font Family Options
Footer Editor Options
Gallery: Post
Gallery: Page
Gallery: Categories
Header option:Vertical or Horizontal one
Hero Content: Post
Hero Content: Page
Hero Content: Custom
Hero Content: Category
Site Options: Fluid and Boxed
Default Layout: Right Sidebar ( Content, Primary Sidebar )
Default Layout: Left Sidebar ( Primary Sidebar, Content )
Default Layout: No Sidebar
Default Layout: No Sidebar: Full Width
Homepage/Archive Layout: Right Sidebar ( Content, Primary Sidebar )
Homepage/Archive Layout: Left Sidebar ( Primary Sidebar, Content )
Homepage/Archive Layout: No Sidebar
Homepage/Archive Layout: No Sidebar:Full width
Archive Content Layout: Hide Content
Archive Content Layout: Excerpt with Featured Image
Blog/Archive Layout:No Sidebar
Archive Content Layout:Show Full Content With Image
Archive Content Layout: Show Full Content (No Featured Image)
Archive Content Layout: Full Content
Single Page/Post Image: Slider Image Size(1920*1080)
Single Page/Post Image: Original Image Size
WooCommerce Layout
Menu Options:Classic and Modern
Logo Slider: Post
Logo Slider: Page
Logo Slider: Category
Logo Slider: Custom
Pagination Options
Playlist
Pop Up Video
Portfolio: Post
Portfolio: Page
Portfolio: Category
Portfolio: Custom
Portfolio: Custom Post Type
Promotion Headline: Post
Promotion Headline: Page
Promotion Headline: Category
Promotion Headline: Custom
Scroll Up Options
Search Options
Services: Post
Services: Page
Services: Category
Services: Custom
Services: Custom Post Type
Stats: Post
Stats: Page
Stats: Category
Stats: Custom
Sticky Playlist: Page
Sticky Playlist: Post
Sticky Playlist: Category
Team
Testimonials: Post
Testimonials: Page
Testimonials: Category
Testimonials: Custom
Testimonials: Custom Post Types
WPML Ready
WooCommerce Ready

Theme Instructions

How to install theme?

Go to this link

How to update theme to the latest version?

Go to this link

Always Set Featured Images

This theme relies heavily on Featured Images. If your post is missing a Featured Image, the post image will not show up on homepage, on archived pages and on Featured Page Slider Content. Click Here to see how to add Featured Image in your Post/Page.

How to add Featured Image in Post/Page?

Go to this link.

Regenerate Thumbnails

For regenerate thumbnails got to this link

Customizer (Theme Options)

You can customize this theme using cool additional features through Customizer at "Appearance => Customize" from your WordPress Dashboard.

How to add Logo?

Go to this link

How to enable/disable Site Title and Tagline

Go to this link

How to add Site Icon (Favicon/Web Clip Icon)?

Go to this link

How to add Header Video?

Go to this link

How to add Header Image?

Go to this link

Menus

Blakely offers exciting Menu Options! This theme supports and recommends using "Custom Menus". You can create Custom Menu through "Appearance => Menus" from your WordPress Dashboard. Go to this linkto know how to add custom menu

Select Menu Locations

You can assign your custom menu in 2 different locations. You assign it either from "Appearance => Customize => Menus => Manage Location" or from "Appearance => Menus => Manage Location" Select your menu as Primary Menu Select your menu as Floating Social Menu on header

How to Change the Excerpt Length and Read More Text?

Go to this link

Featured Content

Blakely supports Custom Post Type(requires Essential Content Type Plugin ). For Featured Content Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Content"

How to use Featured Content using Custom Post Type?

Go to this link

Featured Slider

Blakely supports Page as featured slider. For Featured Slider Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options =>Featured Slider". Go to this link

Hero Content

Blakely supports Page as Hero Content Options, go to "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Hero Content Options". Go to this link

How to Set Certain Categories to Display in Homepage/Frontpage?

Go to this link

Layout Options

Blakely has 2 Default Layout, 2 Homepage/Archive Layout and 1 Single Page/Post Image Layout to choose from "Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options" Default Layout Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the option below "Default Layout Options" which will set our site layout. Further, you have the choice of selecting custom layout for individual pages and posts through "Blakely Options => Layout Options", which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing Homepage/Archive Layout Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the option below "Home/Archive Layout Options" which will set our site layout. Further, you have the choice of selecting custom layout for individual pages and posts through "Template", which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing Single Page/Post Image Layout Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the option below "Single Page/Post Image Layout" which will set our posts/page image layout. Further, you have the choice of selecting Single Page/Post Image Layout for individual pages and posts through "Template", which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing.

How to enable/disable Scrollup feature?

Go to this link

How to change default text in search box?

Go to this link

Portfolio

Blakely supports Custom Post Type as Portfolio. Go to this link

Service

Blakely supports Custom Post Type as Service. Go to this link

Sticky Playlist

Blakely supports Page as Sticky Playlist. Follow the following steps to add Sticky Playlist to your theme:
  1. Go to "Customize => Theme Options => Sticky Playlist"
  2. Under Page choose the page you want to display as playlist
  3. To add sticky playlist, open the edit page of post, page or category you have selected, on the left hand side you will find "Add Media" button click on that Inside "Add Media" you will find Create Audio Playlist option, from there you can choose you audio to add in sticky playlist
  4. Finally, "Save & Publish"

Testimonials

Blakely supports Custom Post Type as Testimonials. Go to this link

How to change Pagination Options?

Go to this link

Widget Area (Sidebar)

Blakely currently has 4 widgetized (Sidebar) areas thay are: 1. Sidebar, 2. Footer One, 3. Footer Two and 4. Footer Three. Go to "Appearance => Widgets" or "Appearance => Customize => Widgets" in WordPress.

Widgets

Blakely supports CT: Social Icons. You can add widget in widget area as per your need.

How to add Widgets in widget area?

You can add widgets to your widget area from two location Go to this link for more detail.

How to add "Social Icon" in widget area(CT:Social Icon)?

This widget is used to add social icons as a widget.
  1. Add CT:Social Icon to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add "Title" under the respective field.
  3. Finally, click on "Save & Publish"

Additional CSS

You can add your custom CSS that will overwrite the theme CSS for further design customization through "Appearance => Customize => Additional CSS", in your WordPress Dashboard. Note: If you are doing heavy customization and adding lot of custom css then we recommended to build Child Theme and add it in your child theme style.css file. Read More about child theme...

Webmaster Tools

Go to this link for more detail

Recommended Plugins

* Catch Web Tools for Webmaster Tools, To Top, Catch IDs * Essential Content Type * Catch Dark Mode * WP-PageNavi for Numeric Pagination * Regenerate Thumbnails to for Regenerating Thumbnails * Jetpack for Infinite Scroll, Gallery, Stats, Image CDN and many more

Change Log

1.0 (Released: September 21, 2021)

  • Initial release