From your experience, you would know that we release a template on the very first day of every month. That’s our tradition. But this time it was delayed. We released Opus on the 10th day of the month. This was not an ordinary delay and certainly was not intentional. I have used the template and investigated all the possible reasons behind the delay. Today, here I’m to share the outcomes with you.

What’s Opus, and what can you do with it?

By reading the template description, you may already know that, Opus is a creative agency template specialized in showcasing creative works. But being a corporate Joomla template, it can also be used for businesses, consulting firms, creative studios and any other professional entity website. Let me jot down a few important stuff I found useful in Opus followed by the detail.

  • 3 homepage layouts
  • Built with SP Page Builder 3 Pro
  • Easy to install and customize
  • Smart service showcasing
  • Versatile portfolio display
  • Lots of built-in pages
  • A bunch of special addons
  • Communication made easy
  • Blog for announcements & updates
  • Supports multiple languages

3 homepage layouts

While going through the homepage variations, I can’t help but wonder these three layouts can easily be used for different businesses without having to touch a single thing. Let me explain one by one.

Creative Agency

This homepage design can be used for any creative studio or agency site. The slider of the hero section will show the main strengths of the firm while the following sections show why the client will hire them.

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

Screenshot: Opus Creative Agency homepage layout. Click here to see the live demo.

The gig presentations are very nicely decorated which will help gain the trust of a client immediately.

Corporate/Business

I found this one as a readymade solution for all types of businesses. All the necessary information are nicely presented on the homepage.

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

Screenshot: Opus Corporate/Business homepage layout. Click here to see the live demo.

A glimpse of the company’s core values, services that they offer, customer testimonials and certificates that they have gained along the way are presented in a decent manner.

Consultancy Firm

When someone is looking for a counselor or a consultancy firm, they already know what they need, so they want to get down to the business right away. This home variation provides just that.

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

Screenshot: Opus Consultancy Firm homepage layout. Click here to see the live demo.

The first thing this homepage provides is a contact option in the hero section followed by why the visitors should choose this firm and what are the main services the firm offers. That’s what I would personally want on a consulting firm’s website.

Built with SP Page Builder 3 Pro

The Opus template is built using SP Page Builder 3.x Pro. That makes it super easy to customize. I was able to change whatever I wanted to using the addons. While creating a new page on my own, I used the templates that came with SP Page Builder and also took advantage of the ready made blocks to speed up the process.

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

Tip: If you have a Pro plan of SP Page Builder, I’d encourage you to update it to v3.3. This version is going to release in the next week and will change your frontend developing experience completely.

Easy to install and customize

As the all other templates from JoomShaper, Opus also comes with a QuickStart pack using which it literally took me 20 seconds to install the template. The thing that made me love Opus even more, is it comes with the Helix Ultimate framework.

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

This framework lets you take control over every little thing of the template. To customize any part of the template, go to Extensions > Templates > Styles > shaper_opus - Default > Template Options, and I believe you’ll get the settings you are looking for.

Smart service showcasing

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

The way Opus showcases services is surely going to amaze your visitors. With the right combination of visuals (images, icons) and content, it presents services and products smartly. There are two different service page variations to choose from. 

Versatile portfolio display

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

The readymade portfolio page in Opus presents portfolio items in a filterable tabbed interface. Alongside displaying them all in one tab, visitors can also view portfolios filtered by the categories given above. The link on each portfolio leads to a single page where the portfolio detail is available.

Lots of built-in pages

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

Of course it feels incomplete to build a website with just some basic pages. Without any doubt, Opus has all the essential corporate focused pages built-in. There are also some ready-to-use pages like registration, login, pricing plans, coming soon and more. 

A bunch of special addons

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

Opus is powered by several components and a collection of carefully crafted addons. Literally, they altogether make Opus functional. Some of the addons used in Opus are: Animated Number, Pricing Table, Person, Opus Gallery, Feature Box, Google Map, Slideshow Full, and Accordion. 

Communication made easy

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

Having business purposes and activities in mind, Opus has all communication sections at the most noticeable places. There are features like newsletter subscription, contact form, Google Maps frame to make online and physical communication hassle-free. 

Blog for announcements & updates

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

It is really great to see that, Opus has a modern and trendy blog section to engage visitors with different business related resources. The articles are displayed in several interchangeable spectacular grid views. There’s a nice blog single page to read details as well. 

Supports multiple languages

Opus review: The creative agency template you’ve been looking for

Launching a website in any language in the world is possible with Opus. I’m impressed by its multilingual and native translation support. No matter the language you speak, Opus has you covered.

Therefore, my conclusion is, while focusing on developing a creative agency template that also offers the functionality of a multipurpose one, which can be used to represent any business. Offering such an inclusive solution caused the team to conduct a massive research, breakdown the analytics data and come up with the final output. That is the reason for the delay. And I’d say- this is totally worth it.

One more thing, I’d like to request you to check the template and see if it fits your needs. You can also check its detailed documentation and knock our support department regarding any query. Don't forget to let me know the results of your try in the comment section. Until the next time, peace out ✌

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