Make is a theme created by The Theme Foundry designed to let you create custom layouts using a drag and drop builder combined with the Customizer for styling. The theme is available to download for free from the official directory here, it’s currently sitting at a 4.5 out of 5 rating with over 20,000 active installations and is among some of the popular themes on there.
While theme basic theme is free, you can upgrade to Make Plus, which is a plugin which will add even more functionality to the theme, check below for what is included. Make Plus costs $99 and comes with a 14 day trial so you can test it out.
In this review I will be taking a look at how the theme functions and how easy it is to create a custom layout and configure the styling for the theme.
Here are the features of the Make Theme:
- Powerful core theme
- Make Layout Engine™
- Flexible style controls
- Comprehensive help guides
- Developer friendly
- Full-Width Banners
- Google Fonts
- Custom Backgrounds
Here are the additional features if you upgrade to Make Plus:
- Additional builder sections
- Full eCommerce support
- Complete style controls
- Expert support & video guides
- Advanced layout options
- Remove Theme Credit from Footer in Customizer
- Style Kits – Predefined Styles
- TypeKit Support
Setting Up The Theme
The first thing you should do is download and install the Make theme, available here from the directory. You can then add Make Plus which is the optional plugin which provides additional features. To get started creating a page for your theme, visit “Pages” > “Add New”. In this example I will create a homepage layout, at the top you will see the Page Builder and some sections you can add:
- Posts List
If you add a Banner section, this allows you to upload some images which will be used in a slider.