Synch: An HTML5 Video Theme for WordPress

WordPress themes for video bloggers seem to be few and far between. That’s why want to feature Synch from WPshower, a site that has already released tons of free themes to the community. They have ventured out into the commercial theme market and have created several modern, niche themes.

With this WordPress video theme there’s no need to hunt down embed codes for displaying your videos. Simply add a link to the video and Synch will handle the display. The theme supports over 150 video sites and services, including Youtube, Hulu, Vimeo, Myspace, CBS, TheOnion, Yahoo! Video, Funny or Die, Megavideo, Daylimotion, Blip, Break, and more.

Synch includes two types of sliders for featured videos or blogs, as well as two alternative color styles. Additional theme-specific features:

  • Full JW Player Support
  • “Nothing superfluous” mode – when turned on opens your videos in a lightbox
  • 3 Pagination types – standard (Prev – Next), Twitter-style “Load More” or a trendy “Infinite Loading” powered by jQuery
  • 3 Custom Menu Locations
  • Built in support for Social Bookmaking

The advantage of using an HTML5 theme when working with audio and video files is that your site will play nicely with mobile devices. This is hugely important, as many visitors may access your site for the first time on their mobile devices and will probably never return if your multimedia files don’t play correctly.

When you buy Synch you’ll get free support and all future updates. View the live demo to see the theme in action. At $59.00 this theme is a steal for any video blogger who wants their videos to play perfectly on desktops and mobile devices alike.