Polytechnic is an educational WordPress theme which was developed by ThemeIsland since the end of 2014. However its hotness has never come to an end. Currently, this template reaches to more than 1000 sales with good ratings and reviews. That is reason why this educational WordPress theme is put in our review today. Now let’s go along to discover the Polytechnic theme.
Features of WordPress Education Theme – Polytechnic
Course operation with Polytechnic plugin & Sensei
Course creation of this theme is very flexible with 2 options. The 1st one is operated by Polytechnic courses plugin which is free. This plugin allows you to easily add courses by “Add New”. In order to distinguish the course from other, the Course Detail Section will give you information on Course Description, ID, Number, Name, Time, Days, Location, Prerequisites. The category part of this plugin is also a great thing because the Categories can be created or assigned for each course and then these categories can filter courses for each catalog and choose a number of courses per page.
The second way to operate the course system of Polytechnic theme is using Sensei. This is very famous WordPress LMS plugin which is working out of the box and comes with outstanding features. However, because this is a premium plugin, you need an additional purchase if you want to use it.
Course Ajax search
In order to save time for users and learners, courses can be easily found via the Ajax bar which is run by the Ajaxy Search Plugin. Just insert keywords and then you will find what you are looking for.
Homework & study guide addition
With the purpose to simplify the learning, the drag & drop page builder Visual Composer is used to create homework and study guides. Instructors or faculty users can add and edit relevant information or materials for their class. It is also a very good way for instructors to communicate or exchange information with their students.
New Faculty Role with smart functionality
In order to improve UX and UI, the educational WordPress theme – Polytechnic includes the new Faculty role which allows them to add, edit, and update their profile page, courses and course information. Users with this role will have their own login and dedicated WordPress dashboard. They also will have right to overview all current courses, open them to update or edit course information and contents.
The advanced profile fields for easy management
There are many users in the eLearning website, how to control theme effectively is a big question. For normal WordPress template, information in the profile fields is limited. However, the WordPress educational theme – Polytechnic comes with an extended profile fields which give you the ability to upload profile photo, add necessary information for the faculty users such as department, title, specialty, and additional contact information. In order to avoid confusion for learners and teachers, information on office hours, contact info, and a list of student’s courses will be included in the user pages. And for each Course, the faculty member assigned will display in the sidebar with their image, name, department, contact, and a link to more of their courses.
Custom user login
The improved UX & UI always is paid attention in the educational WordPress theme – Polytechnic. Therefore, the white label login with the built-in Custom Login Maker is intergrated here. Users will have ability to choose or upload login logo, position the login form location, add a background image, set a color fallback, and add custom html.
Revolution Slider and WooCommerce plugin included
Both of them are very popular items to make a great website. Revolution Slider is premium one costing $18, however it is packed freely in the WordPress education theme – Polytechnic to build ad space slider, pre-content slider, sidebar slider…In the meanwhile, WooCommerce is an eCommerce open source to help you sell any product. You can add products, product variation, product price, categories…
Mobile Friendly and Retina Ready
Internet access via mobile equipment is a trend nowadays. In order to increase traffic, Polytechnic comes with mobile friendly & Retina ready. With this feature, your education or elearning site will ensure a perfect look in any sized equipment.
Language difference is never a problem with Polytechnic theme because it is translation ready. Your website can be translatable in any language to be brought to the whole world.
There are many and many other great features in this WordPress educational theme. Do not wait to visit its demo and read more information about it by following links: