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Arcade Basic, Free WordPress Theme by BandicootMarketing

September 4, 2018
Arcade Basic WordPress Blog Theme

Honestly, it’s difficult finding a premium theme that has this much to offer. Free themes that support bbPress or BuddyPress, as well as WooCommerce, they’re few and far between. This theme has been quite popular and it’s been downloaded over 10,000 times on

So, considering all of that, I was really excited to dive in and begin to review Arcade Basic. Seriously, there are so few themes that are free of cost that support all of these features. I was blown away to see a theme like this.

This is the description of Arcade as provided by the theme’s developer, bandicootmarketing.

Create a truly unique design with Arcade, a lightweight and fully responsive HTML5 theme. Use the theme customizer to add your own header image, page layout, site width and more. Distinguish each post with one of the eight supported post formats, such as: Video, Image, Aside, Status, Audio, Quote, Link and Gallery. Install JetPack to display each of your galleries through a tiled view and jQuery carousel. Compatible with bbPress, BuddyPress, WPML & Woocommerce. Uses Google Fonts for improved typeface readability and works perfectly in desktop browsers, tablets and handheld devices.

Okay, that’s good stuff. Now, let’s have a look at the design.

Arcade Basic, Free WordPress Responsive Theme

Simple, basic and impactful.

This theme has been quite popular and it’s been downloaded over 10,000 times on WordPress.Org, though the reviews of it or not particularly good. It’s average for star so far and that’s not particularly good.

Some of the reasons cited include the fact that there’s no location for a logo on the front page, or any page for that matter.

That can be problematic for branding.

Another issue that’s recently cropped up, evidently Internet Explorer 9 doesn’t displaythe template properly. I can be an issue for people using an older browser, which some still do. Several other issues have Arisen and in general, I’m not entirely sure that I would recommend this free theme for anyone. We have tons of other options out there, so why settle for a really made theme, especially when you’re not even going to get support for it.  Many of those options are even responsive, so join the revolution!

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