This extensive list covers all of the features present in each uSkinned theme. It is important to note that these features do not come out-of-the-box with Umbraco CMS and would take a developer hours, weeks, or even months to build. Save time and money with uSkinned.
Search Engine Optimisation
Auto-Generating HTML Sitemap
Sitemaps can be added to any page of your website via the Sitemap component. You can choose what page of your site you would like the sitemap to start from. All sub pages are automatically added to your sitemap listing and you can choose to hide certain pages from your sitemap if you wish.
Auto-Generating XML Sitemap
A sitemap.xml file is automatically updated every time you create, update or delete a page on your website. You have full control over what files should be added to your sitemap.xml file, the sitemap priority of each individual page and the sitemap change frequency of each individual page.
Every page of your website will have a canonical tag added to the page source. This is very important for SEO and ensures that search engines only ever index a single URL when each page of your site can possibly be accessed by multiple different URLS.
Robots.txt File Editor
Update your robots.txt file directly from the CMS. On installation of a uSkinned theme this will be setup to link to your sitemap.xml and exclude all Umbraco CMS related paths.
Searchable and Indexed
uSkinned themes provide clean HTML markup that is optimised to be easily indexable by search engines.
Meta Page Titles
You have full control over the exact format of your page titles. These will be automatically generated based on your page and website name to ensure that they are never blank. You can then override the default title when you require greater control.
Update the meta descriptions for each page of your website via the CMS to control exactly how each page is listed in search engines.
Facebook Open Graph Support
Control the image and text displayed for each page of your website when it is shared in Facebook.
Heading Tag Hierarchy
Within the CMS we provide you with a customised editor to control the tags used for each heading on your web pages.
Rich snippet markup is automatically added to the source code of your web pages where relevant, this includes blog articles, breadcrumbs etc.
Image Alt Tags
Full control over image alt tags on your web pages to improve search engine visibility and accessibility of your website.
Manage your Google analytics tracking code from a global settings configuration section within the Umbraco CMS.
Add twitter card markup to your site by simply adding your twitter username to the Umbraco CMS.
Add global links to all of the popular social networks.
Mobile Responsive Designs
Every uSkinned theme automatically changes layout to optimise the overall style for the mobile device that is being used.
Component Based Design
Choose from a library of 23 pre-designed page components which can be added to any page of your website in any order. Each component has many configuration options allowing you to perfectly craft your content to suit your individual needs.
Customisable Page Layouts
Choose from a variety of page layouts to control the column structure of your web pages.
As well as being directly editable via the CMS. We provide the original Sass files for the provided stylesheets. This allows designers who want to delve into the code and customise our themes with a great resource to improve the ease and efficiency of updates.
This feature allows you to add custom stylesheet classes to each web page or component on your website via the CMS. This provides a great deal of control over the design of your website and provides a method for easy customisation without the need to modify the underlying HTML.
On installation of our themes you are provided with example web pages containing all of the layouts and components available. This includes pages for specific purposes such as Contact, Sitemap and more. Edit or remove our example content to create your perfect customised web pages.
Designed for any Purpose
Although our uSkinned themes usually have imagery and logo's illustrating a particular industry or market each theme is designed to work for any purpose. By simply changing the imagery and content within your chosen theme, our themes will adapt to your own specific requirements.
Each uSkinned theme comes with a pre-defined color scheme to maintain consistency across your website design. Color schemes can easily be changed to suit your own brand colors. Control background, text and button colors directly from the CMS using a color scheme picker.
Within the settings of each component users have the option to control the background. Either choose from your websites colour palette or add background images. We have also included a handy background configuration tool giving users complete control over how background images are aligned and repeat within a component. This is a massively powerful tool giving your editors a great way of customising the look of their website.
Logo, Favicon, Touch Icon
Manage your website logo, favicon and mobile touch icons directly from the CMS.
Each component has lots of configuration options and can be added to your web pages in any order. This provides unlimited flexibility when managing your website content.
Organise content into accordion or tab layouts.
Add alerts to draw attention to important notices or content. Select from a number of pre-defined recognised alert colors and whether or not alerts can be closed by the user.
Add banners to your web pages with various layouts and features including autoplay carousel, video banners, image banners, parallax and takeover.
Call to Action Strip
Add stylised call to action strips with easily manageable content including headings, text and buttons.
Easily embed third party code to your site for example Google maps, restaurant booking widgets, weather widgets, health club integrations etc.
Add forms to your website. Out of the box we provide contact forms and newsletter signup forms. Additionally you can create your own forms with the intuitive Umbraco forms builder and easily add your own custom forms to any page of your website without the need for developer assistance.
Add a split component with forms and associated page or blog listings.
Add a split component with forms and associated text.
Choose from a variety of layouts including grid, slideshow and carousel. Galleries can consist of images or videos and have an option to be displayed on page or additionally using a light window allowing for full browser size display.
Add textual content and images using a grid layout editor where you can choose number of columns and rows and lay out your content in a newspaper style.
Add groups of links to internal or external pages. Links are styled according to the chosen theme and created with additional icons and title text relating to the type of link created.
Add feature pods in a variety of column layouts to match your content.
Create stylised price lists. This is a great way of adding restaurant menus to your website. Create menus that are a part of your website rather than using PDF downloads which are less accessible.
Add quotes as single items or choose how many quotes you would like displayed per row. Set your quotes to a carousel layout with autoplay if preferred.
Create a list of resource links to internal or external items. Links to internal resources will automatically provide file size and type information.
Every component available can be added to a reusable components folder. This allows users to create commonly used components and content that can then be added to any page without having to recreate each time it is required.
Every pod available can be added to a reusable pods folder. This allows users to create commonly used pods and content that can then be added to any page without having to recreate each time it is required.
Add an auto generated HTML sitemap that starts from your chosen page and ignores pages that should be hidden from your sites navigation.
Add auto generated subpage listings in tabbed or single list formats. Choose from a variety of layouts and decide how many items should be displayed.
Insert text blocks between your components using a simple WYSIWYG editor.
Add a split component with text and slideshow. The slideshow can contain a mix of images and videos.
Last but not least the windows component is one of our favourites. Add images and videos to your website in a variety of layouts giving an extremely stylish way of presenting image and video content.
Instagram Feed (Umbraco 8 themes only)
Add an Instagram feed using username or hashtag. Choose from a variety of layouts.
Each theme has a fully functioning blogging engine built-in.
Choose from a variety of layouts to display your blog posts. Mix up your content with any of the available page components.
Create categories with unlimited sub categories. Easily add your blog posts to the categories you have created.
Blogs are syndicated via RSS. Our themes come with an autogenerated RSS feed to allow users of your site to easily add your blog to readers such as Feedly, Flipboard and others.
Create author pages and tag your posts with the related author.
Easy integration with Disqus commenting. Simply enter your Disqus username and voila, commenting is enabled on your posts.
Blog posts are automatically added to year and month folders within the CMS. On the website an archive navigation automatically displays archive links for year and months that relate to your blog posts.
Blog Listing Layouts
Choose the number of blog posts per page you would like to appear in your listings. Select from a variety of listing layouts to present your blog in your chosen style.
eCommerce functionality is only available in eCommerce specific themes. Tied with Snipcart which is a third-party eCommerce solution, we have integrated seamlessly with the flexible site structure our users are already familiar with from uSkinned themes. We've combined both to create the ultimate starting point for any web shop. Checkout Snipcart's website for a detailed look at all of the features available.
Choose from a variety of layouts to display your products. Mix up your content with any of the available page components. This is a very important feature as normally eCommerce solutions provide very rigid layouts for products. Now you have a lot of control and can present different products in unique ways.
Create categories with unlimited sub categories. Easily add your products to the categories you have created.
Configure all Snipcart product definitions directly from the Umbraco CMS. For a full list of configuration options check out this page.
Also known as custom fields within Snipcart, easily create product variations such as size, colour and apply pricing differences if required.
Customise your checkout process directly from the Umbraco CMS. This will add a new tab/step to your checkout process which can be used to capture additional information from your customers. For more information on this configuration option check out this page.
Alternative Product URL
List products with alternative product URLs to bypass the Snipcart checkout process. There could be many uses for this feature including using alternative payment gateways and affiliate programme advertising.
Add distinctive labels to your products to highlight for example sales, offers and limited stock.
Each theme comes with an internal search engine built on top of the Umbraco Examine library. This custom site search allows users to search your site content quickly and easily. If you want to get your hands dirty Examine is very extensible and can be configured to your exact search requirements.
Every node within your site content can be set to 'Disable Delete'. This gives an extra protection feature over your content preventing editors from mistakenly removing important content.
Each theme comes with a pre-built password protected members area integrated with Umbraco's own membership provider. Easily add new members via the Umbraco CMS and create content that can only be accessed by logged in members.
All components added to your web pages are automatically assigned an anchor ID. Using link pickers within the Umbraco CMS you can directly select any component on a page. An anchor link is automatically generated so that links to these components jump directly to the associated section of your web page.
Complete control over the items that are displayed in your website navigation. Select exactly what pages appear in a variety of navigation elements including main, secondary, footer, quick links and members navigation.
Add a global notification message to your website. This can be configured to be hidden on acceptance for your chosen number of days. This is commonly used for cookie notice instructions.
MailChimp/Campaign Monitor Support
Simple integration with MailChimp and Campaign Monitor. Using our pre-built contact and newsletter signup forms you can add new subscribers to a global list or form specific subscriber lists.