Pressville is a professionally designed and developed WordPress theme with small to medium townships and municipalities in mind. You will find an extensive list of features to help create the website your town needs.
From news stories to directory listings, a powerful document management system to beautiful galleries and integrated event management, Pressville has got you covered.
A good municipality keeps itâs people, stakeholders, employees and members of the public well informed.
Display a directory of businesses in your municipality with important contact details and opening hours.
Versatile system that can organise town events with support for precise location, date, time and recurrence.
You can provide access to both local attachments that are uploaded into your WordPress installation and external links.
Display professional profiles of elected officials, service people and employees in a simple yet elegant manner.
Show stunning photo galleries of your townâs most important assets, points of interest and architecture.
A handy way to display important information messages without bloating the main news feed.
Images seen in live preview (demo) are NOT included.
When it comes to list of features, both themes are almost the same. Both are bundled with essential LSVR plugins for events, directory listings, documents, galleries, person directory and notices. The backend of both themes is almost indistinguishable from each other. Same applies to the code quality. Even though the TownPress was released two years before Pressville (so you may think it is a bit dated), the TownPress 2.0 update was released in January 2018. This major update was basically a complete rework of the theme from the scratch. The biggest difference between the two, and the one on which you should probably make the decision, is the design.
The Pressville is a great choice if you have many high quality photos of your municipality or some nice stock photos in general. It is ideal for bigger municipalities which want their site to be focused more on showcasing the city towards potential tourists or visitors. There is a lot of space between all the page elements so everything stands out on its own and nothing is cluttered, which creates a more modern look.
On the other hand, the TownPress is a great theme for municipal sites aimed mainly at providing as much information as possible for their residents. You can use two sidebars at once and there is a higher text density, so you can display a lot of information without making your pages too long to scroll. This is more traditional approach to a municipality theme, especially great for smaller municipalities, which do not necessary have a lot of high quality photos suitable for the web.
The good thing to keep in mind is that the transition between both themes is rather easy. All your core content like news posts, events, documents, notices, directory listings and galleries youâve created in one theme will be available in the other one as well (in case you decide to switch from one to another in the future).
I truly believe that both the TownPress and the Pressville are the best municipal WordPress themes. But even the best theme may not always fit your project. So I am offering a 30 days money back guarantee for both themes. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, just get in touch and I will issue you a refund. Please note that this is not an Envato offer, feel free to PM me for more info.
This an awesome theme! Very easy to modify and the customer support is outstanding!
Amazing design, with all the required features for a municipality web-site. Technical support is top notch, always a detailed on-time response, and the author goes over-board, to help customers with issues which are not covered in the offer.
Very professional design, looks great, plenty of theme customisation options.
Perfect theme for redoing my small cityâs website.
Great Theme, great documentation, extremly fast Support â Great work!
v1.4.6 - 22 May 2018
Improved compatibility with WPML for LSVR Events plugin Updated LSVR Events plugin to 1.2.6
v1.4.5 - 2 May 2018
Fixed issue with demo importer placeholder images Fixed bug with missing header slideshow speed option
v1.4.4 - 9 April 2018
Added option to enable header slideshow for homepage only Updated LSVR Events plugin to 1.2.5 Updated Envato Market plugin to 2.0.0 Various small fixes
v1.4.3 - 13 March 2018
Updated WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer) to 5.4.7
v1.4.2 - 7 March 2018
Various small fixes Updated LSVR Framework plugin to 1.1.5 Updated LSVR Events plugin to 1.2.4 Updated LSVR Documents plugin to 1.1.4
v1.4.1 - 20 February 2018
Fixed issues with DST in recurring events Fixed custom colors functionality for bbPress forums and Pressville Weather widget Various small fixes Updated LSVR Events plugin to 1.2.3 Updated LSVR Directory plugin to 1.1.3
v1.4.0 - 9 February 2018
Added support for LSVR Notices plugin and added the plugin itself Added Pressville Weather widget. Don't forget to add your OpenWeatherMap.org API key under Customizer / Misc Added bbPress plugin integration Events can now repeat in "every Xth [week day]" pattern. For example: every second Tuesday, every first Friday, etc. Added option to hide gallery images count. For the gallery archive page it is managed under Customizer / Galleries with "Display Image Count on Archive" options. For LSVR Galleries and LSVR Featured Gallery widgets/elements it is set by "Display Image Count" option found in widget's settings. Please re-save settings for any instances of those two widgets you are using once you update the LSVR Galleries plugin. Document post attachments can be now displayed by their titles. You can enable this functionality for document post archive and document post detail pages under Customizer / Documents using "Display Attachment Titles" option. Attachment titles can be edited under Media. You can enable this functionality for LSVR Featured Document and LSVR Attachments widgets/element via their own "Display Attachment Titles" checkboxes. This applies only to local attachments. Added option to hide attachments count for LSVR Documents widget/element. Please re-save settings for any instances of this widget you are using once you update the LSVR Documents plugin. Added a new page template - "Default w/o Title" Improvements to Pressville Container element. Added options for top and bottom margins. Various small fixes Updated LSVR Pressville Theme Toolkit plugin to 1.2.0 Updated LSVR Framework plugin to 1.1.4 Updated LSVR Directory plugin to 1.1.2 Updated LSVR Events plugin to 1.2.1 Updated LSVR Documents plugin to 1.1.3 Updated LSVR Galleries plugin to 1.1.1 Updated LSVR People plugin to 1.1.1 Updated documentation
Complete changelog can be found here.