We Will Rock You

Written by Mark Forrester on December 10, 2009 Product News.

screenshotIt is with great pleasure that we can FINALLY announce the launch of our awesomely unique niche blog design for bands and musicians, entitled Backstage.

Backstage was first conceptualized by the talented British web designer extraordinaire – Elliot Jay Stocks way back in June. We thought Elliot was well suited for this kind of design as he himself is quite a musical genius.

Fox has spent the past few months, off and on, hard at work creating powerful widget goodness and theme options for Backstage. With custom category templates for the discography, latest news, video and image archives this theme really helps empower artists and bands with the tools they need to promote themselves. An upcoming shows widget helps manage your events, whilst a home page featured slider can easily be enabled/disabled via the theme options panel.

It’s probably best letting the images below, and the demo, do the talking don’t you think?

The glossy cubes alternate style with the feature slider enabled
The glossy cubes alternate style with the feature slider enabled

We hope this theme helps continue to grow our long tail of theme offerings and we look forward to seeing it in action on the interwebs soon. As with any theme please provide us with your constructive feedback so we can continue to improve this beast of a theme.

Have a read over the theme listing and view the alternate styles on the demo switcher before reaching into your pocket for your wallet. Trust us, this theme holds huge potential.

A more muted grey alternate style. Remember it's easy to create your own unique look based on one of our alternate styles as a building block
A more muted grey alternate style. Remember it's easy to create your own unique look based on one of our alternate styles as a building block

22 Responses

  1. nanochrome
    December 10, 2009 at 3:23 am #

    Great as always!

  2. Tyron Bache
    December 10, 2009 at 3:29 am #

    Awesome, now all I need is a band and $70! Love how much attention to detail goes into the demo!

  3. Foxinni
    December 10, 2009 at 3:41 am #

    Slaved away at this one. Had to contact a friend of mines band so that I can get some legit content on this demo. And it panned out really well. The demo looks awesome. 🙂

    BUT, this theme is not only for bands or musicians in my opinion. The fact that it uses such powerful and easy-to-use widgets is gonna make this a killer news theme, if you happen to see it that way.

    Can’t wait to see the mods, as always. 😀

    • Adam Kayce
      December 10, 2009 at 8:59 am #

      This really is a sweet theme, and I totally agree with Foxinni – this thing has legs.

      I’ve been fortunate to play around with it as a Beta Tester, and right away I started seeing all kinds of possibilities that go beyond band sites (as soon as I have a demo up, I’ll share it).

  4. saad
    December 10, 2009 at 4:45 am #

    Awesome Man.You rock

  5. Gokturk Senturk
    December 10, 2009 at 6:14 am #

    Cool!We will rock you,too 🙂 i’ve translated into Turkish language.Now Turkish user can use backstage in their onw language.Just waiting for approving of translation by Woo Team!

  6. Ryan
    December 10, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    Well, I’m not surprise about this one.
    Elliot Jay Stocks + WooThemes = AWESOMEEE

  7. Phil Johnston
    December 10, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    Great design by Elliot Jay Stocks! Would be cool to have some more functionality, I have some ideas. Like what Chris Coyier did with http://www.bandwebsitetemplate.com and http://www.bandthemer.com

    • Magnus Jepson
      December 10, 2009 at 8:11 am #

      Which functionality do you think is missing?

  8. Tristan Gerard
    December 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    Excellent! Premium Like.. Thesis by by 🙂 Good Luck Adii rockstar.. Thank you..

  9. downsouth
    December 10, 2009 at 4:03 pm #

    So is that nav showing categories only ? Can it integrate pages ?

    • Adii Rockstar
      December 11, 2009 at 1:15 am #

      As in all of our themes, we have included the functionality to switch the navigation between the display of pages or categories. We have also been working on a new custom navigation function, which will allow you to mix & order pages, categories & direct links in one navigation (this should be ready in mid-January).

      • downsouth
        December 11, 2009 at 8:09 am #

        🙂 🙂 🙂 Great news

  10. downsouth
    December 10, 2009 at 4:48 pm #

    And what about the homepage image slider thingy ? Is there a demo of that anywhere ?

    • Adii Rockstar
      December 11, 2009 at 1:13 am #

      Sure – it’s on the homepage… 🙂

      • downsouth
        December 11, 2009 at 6:29 am #

        A slider ? Really ? I can’t see a slider anywhere. Please point out the obvious to me 🙁

        • Magnus Jepson
          December 11, 2009 at 6:44 am #

          somebody must have disabled it in the options 😉

          Back now -> http://woocommerce.com/demo/backstage

          • downsouth
            December 11, 2009 at 8:08 am #

            Well, that makes a difference !

            This is a most interesting theme. I think I need a few days to let the mutation possibilities really sink in. 🙂

  11. Themeol
    December 10, 2009 at 11:44 pm #

    This is really a cool wp theme, love it. I may purchase one. 😉

  12. Enk.
    December 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm #

    Totally not happy with the new theme.. Maybe that’s because that’s just not my design type. I feel too much clutter !
    Hope goes well and everyone else likes.

    Merry Christmas Wooteam !

    • Adii Rockstar
      December 13, 2009 at 11:48 pm #

      Not even the more minimalist styles!? 🙂

  13. dju
    January 27, 2010 at 1:07 am #


    Is it possible to add more pages on the top? (actually 7 pages).
    and custom all design with The WP – Developer?

    thank you