Events & Calendar
There is a simple calendar built-in that connects with an events custom post type so you can display your events in a list or grid but also within a calendar. The calendar basically displays the events based on their date and you can navigate between different weeks and months of the year. While the built-in events works very well and it is what most customers use, some customers prefer to use their own event plugin in which case you can simply disable the themes built-in Event functionality right in the Theme Panel.
Earth was initially built with a drag and drop style homepage template which you can see from the online demo featuring various sections including a slider, highlights, recent events, recent posts and recent galleries. This is a good solution for a quick setup, however, you can also build a fully custom homepage! How? See the feature below
Visual Composer Page Builder
The Visual Composer is a premium plugin with hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of users which allow you to easily build custom pages via a live drag & drop window. The Earth non-profit theme includes a free copy of this plugin so that you too can create custom pages making it easier than ever to setup your site. Plus, the Earth theme includes a few exclusive modules for inserting your events, galleries, blog posts and more!
The Earth theme also includes a built-in Gallery post type function which is crucial for your non-profit, event or environmental site. You can easily upload and assign images to your galleries and showcase them on your site so that people can see what you are all about. Galleries each contain multiple images and you can also organize them into various categories. By default the Galleries display via the gallery page template but you can insert them anywhere on your site if you want with the Visual Composer page builder.
Inside the Earths theme panel you can find various styling options to give your site its own unique look. You can change your background, donate button color, menu colors, footer colors, copyright colors, etc. This allows you to give the theme a more customized look if wanted. And of course the theme also has a Custom CSS field in the theme panel for more advanced CSS edits without having to use a child theme.
Earth has a built-in slider functionality you can use for a very basic image slider on the homepage, however, if you want something more complex (like what we have on our live demo) you can use the bundled LayerSlider plugin which has its own admin panel in WordPress where you can create image sliders with layers. That means you can add text, images, videos, buttons or HTML on top of your image slider with various animations.
WooCommerce / Shop
The Earth theme has built-in support for the popular WooCommerce plugin which can be used to create your own online shop, store or affiliate directory. Its great for non-profits that want to sell merchandise to help spread the word of their cause.
The theme includes the .xml file so that you can import the online sample data to your fresh installation if you want to get your site looking like the demo and then tweak things to fit your needs. This is, of course, optional as you can install the theme and simply add your content without worrying about any import.
Earth NonProfit WordPress Theme Features
Visual Composer plugin included for Free
LayerSlider plugin included for Free
Built-In FlexSlider – supports embedded videos
Easily add sliders to any page!
HTML5 valid design
Events custom post type & ajaxed events calendar
Gallery post type for creating photo galleries
FAQs post type & 2 faqs templates – per category or all faqs
Many great shortcodes/modules included with the Visual Composer drag and drop builder – toggles, accordions, buttons, tabs, boxes, spacing, headings, grids, carousel, sliders..etc!
Easily set a blog-style homepage if you prefer
Widgetized sidebar and footer regions
Complete blog section
Custom widgets – latest blog posts with thumbnails, gallery, featured events & flickr
Easily add a flickr slideshow gallery to the top of any page
Full-width featured images for pages
Image cropping using the Aqua Resizer Script – No need for regenerating thumbnails – ever!
Advanced admin panel options
Built-in Google font options for the main elements
And anything else I forgot to mention!