Rishi Theme: The Best WordPress Theme Developed In Nepal 2022

Rishi Theme Review

If you have a website based on WordPress you might probably know that it requires a theme. You might have tried multiple themes but found many limitations in functionalities in one theme. For example one with header customization options may lack sidebar customization options and similar problems.

Similarly, you might have also tried lightweight and fast themes like Astra and GeneratePress but if you are not using their premium addon, they are light in features too. Understanding this demand for the lightweight and full of features theme, a theme is developed in Nepal by Codewing Solutions. The name of the theme is Rishi Theme which comes with a companion plugin to provide many features you are looking for in one theme.

Rishi theme is best for blogging, portfolio, news portal, affiliate sites, and e-commerce websites. It is also best for making business websites as it has a number of starter sites for different kinds of business.

The name of the theme is Rishi Theme and it is not yet available in WordPress Repository. Therefore, you have to visit the website, create an account and download it from there. After downloading it from their website, you can use it for as many sites as you want with its single free license.

Features of Rishi Theme:

Rishi theme all in one contains the following eye-catching and performance-based features.

Lightning Fast for Great Performance

Rishi Theme is a core web vitals optimized WordPress Theme with excellent performance and super-fast loading time.

Core vital optimized

Rishi Theme is a core web vitals optimized theme that prioritizes performance and speed. It provides the most efficient performance with Zero CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift), which is one of the most important parts of core web vitals.

Less than 90KB

Rishi Theme uses less than 90 KB of resources, which is less than most other WordPress themes. It’s no wonder that performance is a guarantee in Rishi Theme.

Load in just half a second

Rishi Theme is super lightweight and built to enable your site to load faster in just half a second.

No jQuery

Rishi Theme doesn’t use jQuery, which hampers website performance. Instead, it uses Vanilla JavaScript to eliminate render-blocking, which improves your site’s performance and score in core web vitals test.

Ready to Import Starter Sites

Rishi Theme comes with 75+ pre-designed, ready-to-install starter sites. So it’s simple to download and set up in minutes.

  • Install in Minutes
  • No Coding Required
  • Easy to Customize

Install Pre-Design Demo with One Click

Rishi Theme allows you to import the pre-made designs with a single click. It imports all the demo content, settings, designs, and features to your site. You can:

  • Install Exact Demo: Liked the demo and want a similar website? No problem! Import the exact design as shown in the demo preview within minutes.
  • Customize Imported Demo: After importing the demo site, you may personalize the contents and designs to your liking by utilizing a wide range of settings.
  • Access to all the Latest Demos: The team regularly adds more demos to our starter site collection. You get access to all the new demo files when they are released.

Unlimited Color Palettes

You can choose any color, font, and background to change the look and feel of your website quickly.

  • Create Your Own Color Palettes
  • Choose from Predefined Color Palettes
  • Granular Control

Advanced Typography Options

You can give your site a unique look with advanced typography. Choose any font, line height, letter spacing, etc., to create beautiful typography. For a large variety of fonts, you have access to Google Fonts. If you do not want to use these fonts, you can also use your own custom fonts (which requires pro).

Advanced Header and Footer Builder

You can quickly build Header with an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface within minutes. It provides header customization panel similar to the Astra theme with more flexibility and features. You can drag any available elements in the header partitions.

Rishi Theme Header Builder
Image Credit: Rishi Theme Website

The header customization ability can be highlighted as below:

  • Drag and Drop: Simply drag and drop any elements such as a menu, email, contact, etc., that you want in the header. It is as easy as that.
  • Customization Options: Choose from various layout, color, and typeface choices to personalize your header.
  • Live Editing: See the changes you are making in real-time to know how the header will look on your website.
  • Transparent Header: Need a modern design with a transparent header? Rishi Theme allows you to quickly built a transparent header within a few clicks.
  • Sticky Header: Your website visitors can easily access and navigate the menu when scrolling. It offers them a great user experience.

The footer area is also customizable in a similar way the header works. For the footer, there are delicate 10 elements including the ability to add widgets and blocks. Most importantly, you can also change or modify custom footer credit or copyright information in Rishi Theme in the free version. With Rishi theme, you can make automatically update the copyright year.

Compatibale with Elementor and Gutenberg:

This theme is compatible with almost all builders including the most popular builders Gutenberg and Elementor. In addition, they have added several Elementor widgets with their own plugin – Mega Elements. So you can create any design with ease and without restrictions.

SEO Optimised for Better Ranking

Rishi Theme is built with performance and SEO in mind to have a competitive edge over your competitors. Rishi theme has the following features especially for SEO purposes.

  • SEO Optimised: Rishi Theme is SEO-friendly and uses clean SEO codes to make your website rank higher without breaking a sweat.
  • Schema Markup Integration: Schema Markup helps search engines to understand your website content better and provide rich snippets to the users. Rishi Theme uses Schema Markup for better SEO ranking.
  • Last Updated On: Both users and search engines love fresh content. Google shows Last Updated On in search results. Easily add Last Updated On to your articles without coding to attract users and search engines. That means you can use last updated date features to show the freshness of your content for users as well as search engines.
  • Built-in Breadcrumb: Breadcrumb offers easy navigation to your users by placing links at the top of pages. It enhances user experience and also helps in SEO.

Multiple Blog Layouts

Rishi Theme has four layouts to choose from so you can showcase your content in the best way possible. Plus, there are multiple features to fine-tune the blog posts.

Rishi Theme Blog Layouts
Blog Layouts in Rishi Theme

Single Post Customization

Rishi theme provides multiple options for single-post page customization. This includes:

Sort Post Elements

Easily sort the post elements to get the desired look and feel.

Highlight Links

Highlight the links to make them more noticeable and clickable.

Show Related Posts

You can show related posts based on category and tags to improve user engagement and internal linking for SEO.

Sort Post Meta

You can arrange the order of post meta and enable/disable them as desired. For example, you can show the published date at first then the author’s name, or vice-versa.

Comment Section Toggle

You can add a Post a Comment toggle that will make your page jump to the comment box of the post and you can change the position of the comment form to engage readers better.

Post Reading Time

This shows the readers the estimated time required to read the article. You can also use your own metrics for the words that can be read per minute depending on the language.

Custom Color for Categories

This helps add a specific color for each category to make the category stand out.

Configure Featured Image Size

Quickly alter the featured image size to meet your needs.

Social Share

It has an in-built social share so that you don’t have to use a third-party plugin that would slow down your website.

Advanced Customization for Pages

Rishi Theme simplifies the page design process by letting you add or remove components from within a page. As a result, you can easily create page layouts that cater to your needs in just seconds. You have following unique options for customization of pages.

  • Multiple page layouts
  • Page Title customization
  • Multiple sidebar layouts
  • Feature image customization

Customizable Archive Pages

You have complete control over your archive pages. For example, you can change the arrangement of your archives pages and their paging, show/hide a particular post meta, and pick which sidebar to display.

  • Blog Page
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Author Page
  • Search Results

Ready for WooCommerce

Rishi Theme is fully WooCommerce compatible so that you can create an online shop in no time. You will have the following WooCommerce ready customization options:

  • Shop Layouts: Use various shop layouts to showcase your products most attractively.
  • Shop Structure Control: Easily change the number of products displayed on each row and column.
  • Product Customization: Add pictures, set the product alignment, choose a card design, give ratings, etc. Plus, you can easily fine-tune your product appearance and design.
  • Advanced Cart: To complete the purchase, use the advanced cart in the header to display products that have been added and finalize their order.
  • Infinite Scroll: Infinite scroll removes the need to click on pagination and offers a better user experience for your customers to see all the products easily.

Footer Credit and Copyrights

You can remove the footer credit of the theme developer and put your own copyright texts for free. You can also make the copyright year update automatically.

Reading Progress Bar

You can add a reading progress bar to let your readers know how much they have read and engage them more. This bar can be put either on the top region or in the bottom region of the screen.

Sidebar Blocks, Layouts, and Customization

Rishi Theme provides you with a personalized collection of blocks to add all kinds of content to the sidebar. These blocks include Popular Posts, Recent Posts, Categories, Advertisements block, and more. You can choose from 3 different sidebar layouts and various customization features to suit your site design. No sidebar, left and right sidebar.

Cookie Consent

Set your website to obtain cookie consent to be compliant with GDPR. The layout of the cookie consent can also be customized.

Load Google Fonts Locally for GDPR Compliance

Preloading or caching the Google fonts helps to enhance rapid access and rendering. It reduces the number of requests to external font sources. This approach also prevents Google from keeping track of your IP address for analytical purposes.

Scroll to Top Button

You can also put a customizable button that floats at the bottom of the page. A single click takes users to the top of the page, enhancing the user experience. Choose from multiple designs to match your design.

Customizable 404 Page

You can customize the 404 page and redirect the user to another blog by listing an archive from a category or recently published posts.

RTL Scripts Ready

Rishi Theme is RTL (Right to Left) Ready for Arabic, Persian, and Hebrew languages.

That is all you will get in the free version of the Rishi Theme. They also have paid plan which includes very few additional features on that plan as most of the features are provided in the free version. With the time we can expect more free as well as paid features.

Pro Features of Rishi Theme.

Currently, the paid plan of Rishi Theme has the following paid features:

Advanced Blogging

Advance blogging includes the following features exclusively for blogging:

AdBlocker Detector for Revenue Recovery

Online publishers lose 26% to 30% of their ad revenue due to AdBlocker.  Using Rishi’s AdBlocker Detector feature, your website will detect Adblocker and guide your readers to disable it to increase revenues and maximize the average revenue per visitor (ARPV).

Multiple Authors for Credibility and SEO

More than 62% of readers perceive articles with multiple authors to be more credible. Increase E-A-T (Expertise, Authoritativeness, Trustworthiness) by adding multiple authors which is an important SEO ranking factor.

Sticky Promo for Higher Earning

Do you run an affiliate blog and want to improve your earnings with the same traffic? Using the sticky promo to promote ads or affiliate products at the bottom or top of your blog post can drastically increase the CTR (Click-Through-Rate) and conversion. In addition, you can promote different products through different posts.

Inline Related Posts for Internal Linking (SEO)

Internal linking is crucial because it helps Google understand and rank your website better. When Inline Related Posts are added in the middle of articles, they build internal links and increase pageviews.

Affiliate Disclosure for Trust

Adding affiliate disclosures improves website trust and honesty among consumers. The law also requires it in some countries. So easily add the affiliate disclosure on your blog to protect yourself from legal issues and establish credibility among your readers.

Quick Summary to Hold Readers’ Attention

An average reader spends only 37 seconds reading a blog post. 43% of readers skim blog posts. Using the Quick Summary feature, you can quickly summarize your article and capture the readers’ attention.

Autoload Posts to Increase Engagement Time

Automatically loads new posts as the reader scrolls down the page, keeping up-to-date with the latest content and increasing engagement time.

  • Autoload Post Filter Option
  • Set the Number of Posts to load
  • Set the Spacing between Posts

News Ticker for Engagement

43% of readers skim blog posts. So by using News Ticker, you notify your readers about important information and keep them engaged.

  • Pick from 4 Layouts
  • Choose from 3 Icons
  • Set the Number of Posts to display
  • Easy Styling Options

Emojis Reaction for Fun and Engagement

Provides a fun and interactive way for your readers to share thoughts about your content with Emojis. It can help you get important insights and improve your blog in the future.

  • 11 Emojis Reaction
  • Adjust Icon Sizes
  • Enable Unique Reaction
  • Horizontal Alignment Option

Post Filters for Sorting

Help your readers quickly search for the blog they want by sorting the posts with categories and tags.

  • Choose from 3 Layouts
  • Category Sorting Option
  • Horizontal Alignment Option

Dark Mode

You can make dark mode available for your readers with Rishi Pro.

White labeling the theme

Dynamic Sidebar and Dynamic Element Hooks

You can use a dynamic sidebar with the preset logic and hooked elements which you may use conditional logic to place the components so that they are always in perfect sync with whatever needs to be shown at any given moment.

That is all that Rishi theme provides as a WordPress Theme. This theme is developed by Nepal Based company so you will get better support if you are from Nepal.

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