Reviewer is a traditional blog/magazine theme that displays post in a 4-columns grid. Great for websites with a lot of posts.
The Front Page provides the ability to highlight your main posts as well as feature up to 5 different post categories.

Theme Installation

1. In your admin panel, go to Appearance > Themes and click the Add New button.
2. Click Upload and Choose File, then select the theme’s .zip file. Click Install Now.
3. Click Activate to use your new theme right away.

Recommended Plugins

The functionality of this theme can be extended by installing the following 2 (free) plugins:
1. Custom Post Type UI (
2. Meta Box (
3. WP-PostViews (

Custom Post Type UI Plugin

After installing and activating this plugin, go to Dashboard > CPT UI > Add/Edit Taxonomies and add some custom taxonomies for your review posts.
In the demo we have the following custom taxonomies for POSTS: vintage, grape, origin, winery, writer, genre.
The first 4 custom taxonomies are used by our posts in the Wine Reviews category.
The last 2 custom taxonomies are used by our posts in the Book Reviews category.
These are just some examples of how you can organize your content. Feel free to experiment and create your own taxonomies.

Meta Box Plugin

After installing and activating this plugin, on the Edit Post pages you will notice 3 new custom meta fields under the post content.
These fields are built into the theme: Product Rating, Product Price, Product Profile.
These fields are optional, nothing will happen if you don’t fill them for one (or all) posts.

functions.php modification

To have the same custom meta fields for each product as in our demo, you will have to go to Appearance > Editor > functions.php and add this code at the end of the file:


After installing and activating this plugin, go to Dashboard > Settings > PostViews and set up the plugin’s settings.
The theme will automatically display the amount of views a post got. This counter will be displayed only on archive pages: homepage, categories, search, etc.

How to setup the front page like the demo site?

The demo site URL:

When you first activate Reviewer, your homepage will display posts in a traditional blog format. If you’d like to add the additional featured sections from the demo, you can do that by going to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options.

How to Add Menus to your Website

We have an in-depth video tutorial on creating and using navigation menus in WordPress.

Footer Area

The footer area contains 4 widgetized columns of equal width.

Quick Specs (all measurements in pixels)

1. The main column width is 760.
2. In full-width layout the content width is 1040.
3. A widget in the main sidebar is 340.
4. The featured image on the front page and on pages works best with images at least 285 wide.
6. The footer widget columns are of equal width: 275.


= 30 May 2016 =
* Initial 1.0.0 Build

= 1 November 2016 =
* 1.0.1 Adjustments for Theme Repository

= 7 November 2016 =
* 1.0.2 Adjustments for Theme Repository

= 7 November 2016 =
* 1.0.3 Adjustments for Theme Repository

= 7 November 2016 =
* 1.0.4 Adjustments for Theme Repository

= 14 November 2016 =
* 1.0.5 Adjustments for Theme Repository

= 28 November 2016 =
* 1.0.7 Adjustments for Theme Repository

= 7 December 2016 =
* 1.0.8 Fixed incompatibility bug with one of the recommended plugins.

= 14 December 2016 =
* 1.0.9 Added support for the native Custom Logo feature of WordPress
* Added an option in Customizer > Theme Options to display/hide the website title + tagline.

= 14 December 2016 =
* 1.0.10 Fixed the issue with logo not appearing (when Jetpack was activated).

= 15 December 2016 =
* 1.0.11 Adjustments for Theme Repository

= 28 December 2016 =
* 1.0.12 Removed an unused customizer function.