Jack Allen is this theme’s nom de plume, though you may know it as Empathy. Empathy is a personal resume website for WordPress and it’s got an impressive list of features that can rival anything else out there on the market. Empathy has a sparkling rating on ThemeForest and it’s been downloaded well over 1000 times, so you know it’s popular. PixelWars is the developer who created Empathy and I think they’ve done an amazing job with it. It really is among the very best vCard themes on the market.
Here’s how PixelWars describes Empathy.
Empathy is the reformer way of representing your online identity. Empathy’s unique layout and sleek design will show what you have to curious eyes.It has plenty of customization options that you can tune it up to reflect your style in minutes with no hassle.
So, yeah, they promise that it’s easy to set up and from what I’ve read, the research I’ve done, that’s absolutely correct. What else can we say about Empathy that others haven’t said already? Well, let’s give it a shot.
Empathy is completely jQuery powered, which is a nice feature to have and the code is the freshest, bug-free HTML5 and CSS3 around. That, plus the Retina ready responsive layout, means Empathy is completely SEO friendly. It even works with your favorite SEO plugin like Yoast or All-in-One SEO. All browsers are fully supported and that, plus the optimized setup for mobile devices, sure helps deliver a memorable user experience. There are dozens of different animations you can use as page transitions, though that’s usually not something I suggest you use. But, hey, it’s there if you need it and that’s nice.
Empathy is very simple to customize using the WordPress theme options panel, you can filter the portfolio using AJAX with a custom styled lightbox that’s optimized for performance. Oh yeah, the portfolio supports both images and video post types too. With Empathy, you can embed or self host those videos, which is a very important thing for some folks. Empathy is also WPML ready with tons of Google fonts, Google maps support, popular social icons are included, the blog setup is stacked with features, there are multiple custom widgets and so much more, it’ll make your head spin.