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Mercury Theme

The world’s most advanced WordPress Theme

Mercury Theme, from Friendly Themes, raises the bar for all Premium WordPress themes, with it’s flexible and responsive design, incredible options panel, ease-of-use and beautiful design. Other themes may claim to have all the bells and whistles – Mercury has the whole orchestra. Backed with Friendly Themes’s world-class support, the real question is why aren’t you using it, yet?

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Great foundations. Wonderful results.

Built using future-proof, valid HTML 5 markup and beautiful CSS 3 effects, Mercury is, quite simply, the most advanced theme in the world. It looks and works wonderfully in all modern browsers including Firefox 3+, Chrome 8+, Safari 4+ and Opera 10+. Mercury also supports Internet Explorer version 7 and above*.

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Responsive Design. Like it should be.

Mercury looks great on a plethora of devices and adapts to the resolution of the screen being used. Go ahead, resize your browser – watch Mercury’s layout change to fit the size.

The Friendly Themes Options Panel

Mercury comes with the Friendly Themes options panel – the most easy-to-use, intuitive and feature-packed options panel in the world. It gives you options for almost everything, from colours and font choices to limitless sidebars and the world’s first true wysiwyg editor.

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Infinite Sidebars. Limitless Control.

The friendly themes options panel comes with an in-built sidebar manager allowing you to create sidebars with ease. You’re then able to fill your sidebars with unlimited widgets and place them on any post, page or portfolio item on your site. No need for plugins. No need for complicated coding. Easy to use. Maximum flexibility.

Theme Options


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Hundreds of amazing options. But only if you want them.

Mercury comes with hundreds of options, but best of all it comes with an easy-setup section which allows you to forego all the time-wasting processes you normally go through when installing a new theme. When you install Mercury, you’re given 3 options ranging from a clean install with no default options (for if you’d rather have control over everything) right through to a complete copy of the demo including all posts, pages and portfolio items.

Premium Sliders

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Premium Sliders

3 Premium Sliders Mercury includes our own incredible Friendly Slider which contains 5 different transitions as well as a custom-built portfolio slider which you can see on the home page in the bottom right. On top of that, Mercury includes a full-featured accordion and awesome ‘anything’ slider which allows you to include videos, images, text and magic unicorns. All easily included in your posts or pages using the incredible shortcode manager – absolutely no coding necessary or need to remember complicated shortcodes.

If you want to insert your own slider, feel free – Mercury wont get in your way.

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True WYSIWYG Editor

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A real wysiwyg editor

Mercury comes with the ingenious shortcode builder which includes the world’s first true wysiwyg editor within WordPress.

When you want to insert a slider **, accordion or image into your theme, you don’t see an ugly and messy shortcode – you see exactly what you’re going to see on the front end of your site.

In modern browsers, you’ll even be able to interact with your sliders and accordions right from your wysiwyg editor.

The future of editors is here: what you see now really is what you get.

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Great Support

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Incredible Support

All Friendly Themes, including Mercury come with our incredible after-sales service. Many premium themes leave you in the lurch after you’ve stumped up your money. If you’ve got a problem, we’ll do our absolute best to solve it – and quickly.We want to make our themes as perfect as possible, if you spot an error, we’ll fix it.

We give all our customers access to our support forums which means not only are we there to help you, other users who may have solved your questions may have posted your answer already. No need to scan through hundreds of comment threads for your answer.

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Amazing Shortcodes

Over 50 shortcodes for you to utilise in your themes, many of which use our incredible shortcode manager which means there’s nothing for you to remember – just point, click, type, done!

Plus, with our amazing real wysiwyg editor, you don’t have to ‘guess’ what your site is going to look like when you press ‘publish’ – you get a true representation of the front-end of your site right from the editor.

Our latest update added 2 different twitter widgets, a flickr gallery widget and an incredible google maps with directions widget.

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Update Notifier

All Friendly Themes come with an in-built update notifier, meaning that when we release an update to a theme, you’ll know about it. You’ll also be able to see exactly what we’ve changed.

We will also help you out if you need one-on-one advice with a specific issue with your theme in our awesome support forums which are full of amazing people all with oodles of great advice.

Oh, and did we mention…all updates to our themes are free? Buy once, for life.

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