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Total WordPress Theme Review (2019)

Total is developed and supported by WPExplorer, the creators of many exceptional WordPress themes and plugins, both free and premium.

It’s classified as a multipurpose theme with an emphasis on customization. You have total control over your WordPress site’s appearance, hence the name, Total. And you don’t have to touch a single line of code.

Total Theme Features

Total contains many features to customize your WordPress site.

You can access most of the theme options from the Theme Panel menu in your WordPress dashboard.

All of the theme’s features are enabled by default, but you can disable any features you aren’t using, which is super handy for optimizing your workflow.

Custom Login Page

You can create a custom login page with the Total theme. If you’re a developer, this is nifty for setting up branded login pages for clients. It adds a nice touch of professionalism.

From the Theme Panel » Custom Login menu, you can choose your settings. You can upload a logo, choose a background, change styling, and customize button colors.

Header and Footer Builders

One of the Total theme’s most unique features is the Header Builder and Footer Builder tools. This feature lets you replace your header and footer with page content.

All you need to do is create a blank page and save it, but don’t add any content yet. Next, navigate to Theme Panel » Header Builder or Footer Builder and select the page you just created. Then click Save Changes.

You can add content to your saved page and it will display in the header or footer appropriately.

Custom Post Types

Total comes with three custom post types: staff, portfolio, and testimonials.

They can be displayed using special, pre-designed elements in the WP Bakery Page Builder. Some of these elements include the Staff Carousel and Staff Grid elements, Portfolio Grid or Carousel, and Testimonials Slider.

If you’re not using one or any of these custom post types, they can be disabled in the Theme Panel menu. This avoids cluttering up your WordPress dashboard.

Custom Taxonomy for Blog Posts Series

Total has a unique feature that enables a custom taxonomy for blog post series. It allows you to group any posts that should be read in a particular order.

Any of your blog posts can be added to a blog post series when editing them.

When a blog post is added to a series, it will display a box at the top of the post that contains a numbered list of the series in order.

17 Custom Widgets and 10+ Widget Areas

Total contains 10 widget areas which can be used for placing widgets in your footer and sidebar. You can have different sidebars for certain pages.

You can also create your own widget area. When you create a new page or post, you can select your custom widget area to replace the theme’s default sidebar.

There are a lot of custom widgets to choose from. They allow you to display business information, specific posts, social media feeds, and other content in your footer and sidebars.

Additional Features

Total has many other unique features to customize your site with:

  • Under construction mode
  • Boxed and full-width layout options
  • Multiple header styles
  • Built-in social sharing
  • Fully mobile-friendly design
  • Library of developer-friendly code snippets and theme filters.
  • Plus many more

Bundled Premium Plugins

Total comes bundled with three premium plugins for free:

  • WP Bakery Page Builder: A drag-and-drop page builder for creating awesome pages and posts with ease.
  • Slider Revolution: A popular slider plugin for creating responsive, complex sliders.
  • LayerSlider: Another slider plugin for creating elaborate sliders.

Where can I buy the Total theme?

Total is sold on the popular ThemeForest marketplace. It’s currently $59 and well worth the investment.

Purchasing the theme includes 6 months of support, with an option to purchase a 12-month extension at any time.

User Reviews

Total has a 4.86 average based on 1740 ratings. This an outstanding statistic for any WordPress theme.

Documentation and Support

Total has the most extensive written documentation we’ve ever seen. The docs go over every single feature in detail, with screenshots and tutorials to guide you. It’s searchable so you can narrow down your search for info easier.

Support is available through private support tickets. Though, the developer is known for answering small questions from the product’s comments section. The support team is known for the quality and speed of their support.


Total is an outstanding WordPress theme that lets you customize all aspects of your site. It’s packed with features but remains easy to use. We give Total a solid 5 out of 5 stars.

Do you have a question about the Total theme? Leave a comment and we’ll discuss it.

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