Esotera WordPress Theme

Esotera WordPress Theme

Colorful is the new black

Esotera is a colorful, clean and beautifully animated WordPress theme with a great set of features.

A multi-purpose theme that is highly customizable, search engine lovable, truly responsive, translation ready and RTL, Esotera will greatly satisfy your site's greatest desires and expectations.

It’s just perfect for your blog, portfolio, photography or business website. Simply put, your WordPress will love Esotera.

Customizer settings on steroids

Esotera features a seamless customizer experience, bringing developer-level editing powers at your fingertips.

You can edit an amazing number of features: site layouts, menu layouts and even widget layouts. You can style and arrange landing page elements, fonts, social icons, featured images, post metas, header and footer elements and so much more. You can also hide or show other theme elements like paginations, breadcrumbs, back to top button and others.

Eye-catching landing page

Your users won't want to click away. Animated text, customizable gradients, carefully created typography will keep your users glued to the screen.

Bring your landing page to life with a slider, icon blocks, featured boxes, text areas and in the Plus version even more sections plus Portfolios, Testimonials and drag-and-drop ordering.

Fast and lightweight

Designed with performance in mind, Esotera is a WordPress theme that takes advantage of the latest CSS3 and HTML5 technologies, is fully responsive and SEO friendly, translation ready, has full RTL support, comes with advanced WooComerce support and features Google fonts.

Gutenberg blocks are also implemented into the theme

Feature comparison

Main Features
Esotera Plus
€45 EUR / yr
Customize Options Options list is available in the theme documentation.
100+ options
150+ options
Configurable Layouts and Widths Easily customize layouts, content and sidebars widths; magazine layout (masonry bricks) with up to 3 columns per row.
On-page SEO HTML5 tags, microdata and microformats.
Advanced Shortcodes Grid, Tabs, Accordion, Alerts, Buttons, Labels, Well, Lead, Pullquote, Tooltip, Clear, Divider, Map, Icons, Portfolio
Advanced Widgets About, Contact, Socials, Tabbed Featured Content (recent, popular, comments, tags), Featured Posts, Portfolio, Get in Touch
Page Templates Portfolio, Contact, About, Blog, Blank
Related Posts
Individual Layout Options
Pages, posts, search, archives, portfolio, WooCommerce
Page and Post Metas Configurable color, background image and position
Hide/show individual elements (header, main navigation, breadcrumbs, footer widgets, footer)
Portfolio Support Built-in support for Jetpack Portfolios
Testimonials Support Built-in support for Jetpack Testimonials
Multiple Personalities Pre-set visual styles that change the default look
via additional
child themes
built-in as schemes
Landing Page
Esotera Plus
Custom Post Type Companion plugin for the landing page featured elements (icon blocks, featured boxes, text areas) sources
Custom Links Configurable custom links support for all landing page elements
Icon Blocks Sections
Icon Blocks per Section
Up to 4
Up to 9
Featured Boxes Sections
Featured Boxes Layouts
Text Areas Sections
Sections Order Drag & drop interface for reordering landing page sections
Background Colors Individual background color options for all landing page sections
Posts Layout and Filtering Independent layout and filtering options for landing page posts list
Esotera Plus
GPL Licensed, DRM Free Downloaded files are yours to keep
Category Description Advanced Editor WYSWYG editor support for category description
Mobile Menu Responsiveness Breakpoint Configurable responsiveness activation for the main navigation
Article Animations
Script Fields Unfiltered JavaScript input fields for header, body and footer scripts
Options Import/Export Easily backup, migrate and import theme options
Using plugins
Addon Plugins Quickly install and activate companion and suggested plugins
Options Migration Easily migrate options from existing free installation
Customizable Footer Link
Included with
active subscription
Technical Support
In the Forum
Priority Support
€45 EUR / yr

Esotera Theme Features

Highly customizable

Hundreds of theme options for almost infinite personalization.

Fully Responsive

Our themes use the latest standards for the perfect browsing experience on all mobile devices.

SEO Friendly

Highly optimized theme for search engines by using the right HTML5 tags, microdata and microformats.

Landing Page

Personalize your home page with customizable sliders, boxes, text areas and latest posts


Easy link to your favorite social networks and profiles in multiple theme locations.


Left? Right? No sidebar? With the theme's multi-layout personality you've got them all.

Google Fonts

Applying any of the 700+ Google Fonts on a theme element is just a copy-paste away.

Translation Ready

Easily translatable theme that fully supports WordPress' language packs.

RTL Language Support

This theme has been thoroughly tested and curated to look perfect with right-to-left languages.


When creating our WordPress themes we use the latest web development standards.

Multilanguage Ready

Built-in support for the most popular multi-language plugins in the repository.

Fast & Lightweight

Front-end resource files are as small and as few as possible and queries are kept to a minimum.

Typography Options

Completely configurable font typefaces, sizes, and styles for all theme elements.

WooCommerce Ready

Our theme has built-in support for the widely used WooCommerce e-commerce plugin.

WooCommerce Optimized

Our theme is optimized for the widely used WooCommerce e-commerce plugin.

Jetpack Testimonials

Get your satisfied users' voices heard with the built-in support for Jetpack's Testimonials.

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Esotera News

Esotera 1.2.5(.1)



  • Improved Safari mobile browser detection for iPhones and iPads (for better handling of rendering quirks in social apps)
  • Updated to Cryout Framework
    • Fixed fatal error on Customize screen due to inconsistent handling of empty categories since WordPress 6.0
    • Fixed ‘Disable’ and ‘All Categories’ options not available in category selector options on sites with no categories defined


  • Added esotera_box_readmore filter for landing page featured boxes read more texts
  • Added support for using the associated featured images as header images on the static home and blog pages
  • Improved JS compatibility with ShiftNav plugin
  • Improved single posts fixed next/previous navigation by moving it to hookable esotera_fixed_nav_links() function and limiting links to same taxonomy
  • Improved compatibility with script name collision in deferring check by increasing specificity
  • Improved compatibility with sub-optimal SSI configurations
  • Fixed landing page text areas content retaining incorrect narrow width on mobile devices
  • Fixed landing page icon blocks using incorrect smaller widths with 2/4 columns settings
  • Fixed portfolio type lists displaying slugs instead of properly formatted names
  • Fixed featured images using the incorrect width in 3 post columns / left sidebar only configuration
  • Updated to Cryout Framework
    • Added static blog page detection function (for featured images in header)
    • Added Polylang support for featured boxes category filtering (thanks to espasso)
    • Improved PHP 8 compatibility

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Esotera 1.2.3/.4



  • Added configuration hint for header image when the theme’s slider / banner image is active on the homepage
  • Updated to Cryout Framework
    • Expanded hint control styling to apply in the Site Identity panel


  • Really fixed mobile menu search creating an extra focusable item


  • Removed lazy loading functionality from featured images as it sometimes interferes with image sizes
  • Fixed leftover border on main navigation
  • Fixed mobile menu and sticky top bar z-index issues
  • Fixed mobile menu search creating an extra focusable item
  • Fixed breadcrumbs on one-column layouts on mobile
  • Fixed breadcrumbs padding on mobile
  • Fixed search widgets in footer
  • Fixed author section border on single pages on resolutions between 800px and 1024px
  • Fixed multiple RTL issues
  • Added click-navigation to target panels in header content and site identity hints
  • Changed preloader failsafe auto hide time
  • Changed banner caption title animation option to toggle control and renamed/relocated for clarity

Esotera 1.2.2


  • Added lazy loading for featured images and landing page elements
  • Optimized frontend.js structure
  • Improved preloader handling when JavaScript is broken on the site or disabled in browser
  • Fixed social icons in side-menu not being accessible with keyboard navigation
  • Fixed header titles animation support for HTML entities and special characters
  • Fixed landing page blocks layout with 2/4 columns
  • Fixed landing page blocks borders
  • Fixed block editor galleries layout
  • Fixed back to top button animation styling when using child themes

Esotera 1.2.1 experiences entities


  • Improved comment placeholder/label option functionality
  • Renamed landing page ‘static image’ element to ‘banner image’ for clarity
  • Removed all padding/margins from before/after content and top/bottom inner widget areas
  • Fixed header titles support for HTML entities and special characters
  • Fixed header widget area sometimes overlapping interactive content
  • Fixed block editor font sizes using the incorrect ‘regular’ slug
  • Fixed site title overlapping mobile menu toggler on certain configurations
  • Fixed left sidebar navigation not being displayed when there are no widgets assigned
  • Fixed incorrect scroll position after closing mobile menu on Firefox since v1.2.0
  • Updated to Cryout Framework
    • Fixed issues with font families that contain multiple words

Esotera 1.2.0 makes a colorful return


  • Added accessibility for mobile menu
  • Added Tested up to and Requires PHP header fields in style.css
  • Improved handling of font weights
  • Improved visibility of featured boxes images when no images are present
  • Code cleanup and sanitization improvements according to the theme sniffer rules
    • Fixed empty else statements in core.php, landing-page.php, styles.php
    • Added extra sanitization in includes/landing-page.php, includes/meta.php, includes/core.php, admin/main.php
  • Cleaned up and optimized frontend scripts, including for WordPress 5.5/5.6 jQuery updates
  • Renamed content/author-bio.php file to content/user-bio.php to avoid name collision with WordPress’ templating system
  • Fixed plural forms in comments count for more complex languages –
  • Fixed non-prefixed global variables in content.php and comments.php
  • Fixed logo using incorrect height after assignment in the customize preview
  • Fixed accessibility for side menu
  • Fixed malfunctioning preloader, header image and content animations with WordPress 5.6
  • Fixed (hopefully) printing on Chrome prints the side menu background over the site content
  • Fixed “Inherit General Font” option not working as expected
  • Fixed team members photos having a weird aspect ratio after Team Members plugin update
  • Updated to Cryout Framework
    • Improved JS code to remove jQuery deprecation notices since WordPress 5.6
    • Changed custom post type label in breadcrumbs from singular_name to name
    • Added echo parameters to cryout_schema_microdata() and cryout_font_select() functions
    • Fixed color selector malfunction since WordPress 5.3
    • Fixed Select2 selectors no longer working with WordPress 5.6 on Firefox
    • Additional sanitization and even more sanitization changes to comply with current requirements

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Esotera Plus Stats

  • Current Version:
  • Last Updated: 28 May 2022

Esotera Stats

  • Current Version:
  • Last Updated: 26 May 2022
  • Rating: 
  • Downloads: 59 413
  • Active installs: 900+

Esotera Support

  • Support Status: Active
  • This theme is actively maintained and new updates are released periodically to add new features, improve existing functionality and to fix issues or incompatibilities.