Review: Skole - School Kindergarten WordPress Theme

Franklin Education Nov 3, 2020

In times of coronavirus, most of the activity is done online. It would therefore be a shame not to be able to exploit this vein whatever we do. Today we are going to talk about kindergarten, and specifically about a WordPress theme called Skole. You got it, this little gem of the WordPress family can help you create a site for your daycare or any type of institution of the same kind. Already, it struck us with its very lively, even fun, and above all very attractive visual aspect. We invite you to discover it more in depth during this review.

Feature List

  • Niche-specific design
  • 23 HD Video Tutorials for beginners
  • WooCommerce supported
  • SEO Ready
  • Mobile responsive
  • Timely Support
  • Elementor Front End Builder
  • Child Theme Ready
  • 100 + help articles
  • No coding knowledge required

Mobile Compatibility

Let's start with mobile compatibility. Does the Skole theme meet our expectations at this level? For any site that wants to be popular, it is imperative that it be accessible on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. This is all the more true since the Coronavirus crisis which forces us to use the internet for most of our activities.

The first test confirms that Skole is a mobile-friendly WordPress theme. Thus, once your site is operational, any parent can access your online platform via their smartphone without their experience being affected.

We also tested one of the demos offered to us by the author on different types of mobile devices, with different screen sizes. It is clear that the content adapts well to the size of the device. The layout is fully responsive and retina ready. It looks as perfect on IOS as on Android devices.

The navigation is fluid and the author has thought of putting a "Back to top" button to facilitate the experience if you scroll for a long time. You also have a hidden menu highlighted on a fixed header. We really liked the mobile version of this WordPress product very much.

Design Review

Now let's take a look at the design. This is what you see first when you open a website. The Skole theme provides you with a prebuilt demo with two types of homepage.

We could see how the design conforms to the niche. You have a cheerful and cheerful design, with lots of colors on a dominant white background; which gives an immaculate touch referring to innocence. The atmosphere is friendly, but also studious.

Skole comes with the Elementor page builder which allows you to customize your site to your liking. Whether it's the front-end, the header, or the footer, you can change it easily, without necessarily having coding knowledge.

The Anchor functionality in the menu allows you to easily navigate to any section on the same or different page

Speed Test Review

Today, website speed analysis is no longer a question but a necessity. One of the reasons for the poor performance of some websites is the loading speed. With Google's new SEO algorithms, it is becoming very essential to optimize the loading speed of your website.

It is therefore an asset to have a WordPress theme that has predispositions for good loading speed. So let's see what the Skole theme is worth?

With an average time of 4s, the GTmetrix site gives it an "A" rating in terms of PageSpeed. That's a pretty good score for your website loading speed. You even have the possibility to optimize this score by correcting some errors. One of these concerns most of JavaScript which is parsed during initial page load.

In fact, In order to load a page, the browser must parse the contents of all "script" tags, which adds additional time to the page load. By minimizing the amount of JavaScript needed to render the page, and deferring parsing of unneeded JavaScript until it needs to be executed, you can reduce the initial load time of your page.²=

SEO Review

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is a technique that consists of positioning the pages of your website on search engines. In particular, it allows Internet users (potentially your prospects) to find you more easily on the web. Several criteria are taken into account, such as the speed analyzed above, and many other points. What does that give then?

We can see that the Skole theme has a referencing evaluated at 78/100. It's an appreciable score that puts you in a good position for an optimized website. Besides, most of the negative points are linked to the fact that this is only a demo (Meta Description, Keywords Usage, etc.). However, it is important to be reassured if Skole supports rich results.

Rich results are experiences on Google surfaces, such as Search, that go beyond the standard blue link. Rich results can include carousels, images, or other non-textual elements.

As we can see, Skole is a WordPress theme not eligible for rich results. For a school site, Google should be able to highlight programs, the organization offering it as well as a brief description (as a product). It should also be the case of the blog.

Customer Support Review

From what we could see, behind the Skole theme, there is a rather efficient team of developers. It is that the theme being quite recent, it is difficult to have an optimal analysis of their service. But so far it is very interesting and encouraging.

You will also see that this WordPress theme is constantly offering updates. The last dates back to a few days later. This is to tell you how much attention is paid to this product by its author; and this is not to displease us.

Supported Plugins

Our theme under review supports many WordPress plugins. Among the most famous are WooCommerce, Elementor, or WPLM in terms of the Multilingual function.

Summarize

To conclude, we can only see the quality of Skole, a WordPress theme not even having a year of existence yet. However, we take the risk of recommending it in view of the qualities and performance it boasts (speed, SEO, design). So take the time to test and you will tell us the news.

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