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Harmony, A Versatile Theme For Bands

Posted on November 29 by in Theme Releases | 92 comments

Harmony, A Versatile Theme For Bands
Harmony is a versatile WordPress theme for bands and musicians. This theme has all of the features that a band could need, including the ability to play songs, handle events, upload photo galleries and sell merchandise. Harmony’s style is bold and features big and beautiful background images that can be easily customized to give your page a unique look.
Live DemoFeatures Info

Custom Audio Integration

No band website is complete without the ability to showcase music. With our custom audio player, Harmony makes it easy to display your latest songs for your visitors to listen to. Simply upload an mp3 audio file and you can add it to your homepage for all to hear!

eCommerce Integration

Musicians make a living not only off the sales of their music, but off the sale of physical goods as well. Harmony has been integrated with WooCommerce, giving it full eCommerce capability. Now bands can easily sell their own merchandise to their fans right from their WordPress website!

Event Management

Harmony makes it easy to manage upcoming events with an Events Custom Post Type. This post type allows you to display important event information, such as Date, Venue, Address, and Price. It also allows you to link each event to your ticket vendor so that visitors can easily purchase tickets to your shows.

Fully Responsive Design

The use of mobile devices is on the rise, and it is important for your website to be ready for those mobile visitors. Harmony comes fully responsive, meaning that the design will adapt to whatever screen size is being used to browse. You website will look great and will be a breeze to read on mobile phones and desktop computers alike.
And let’s not forget about tablets! Harmony will also look great on your iPad or Android tablet in both portrait and landscape mode.
I hope that everyone likes that new design. I hope you like the songs in the demo too, I sang them just for you! Let us know what you think in the comments :)

92 Comments

  1. I’m not the band owner, but consider forming one after seeing this theme. Great job.

    May I suggest to develop a facts theme with short posts, large fonts and no titles… .

    • haha, this was the EXACT same thing I said when I saw this. I’m not in a band, but this theme makes me wanna go create one :)

    • Me too, I going to get some drum lessons! Great Theme need to find a way to use it for myself!

    • i agree with you Eli. :)

      I’ll recommend this theme to my friend, he’s planning to build a site for their band.

  2. Nice looking theme, but I can’t seem to get any of the Featured songs to play on the homepage in Chrome, Firefox or Camino. Am I missing something?

    • It should be working fine now, please clear your cache and try again.

      • Still not working for me :(

        • If you can open a thread in the support forum then we can better assist you. It’s working for us in all browsers.

          • I couldn’t get it to play on my iPad. The bar moves, but there’s no sound or video.

  3. How scalable is the header image? I’m concerned that the links underneath show up way too below the fold, and some less tech-savvy users might not “get it.”

    • You can upload your own logo image, and the size of that image is up to you. The smaller the image, the smaller the header will be.

      • I’ve been testing it on a couple different monitors and the header image appears full in one and cut off along the bottom on my larger 22″ monitor.

  4. Very nice! Love the layout.
    Does it work with eShop or other shopping carts?

    • It only works with WooCommerce, but we have found this to be the best plugin available at the moment.

      • Right on! Anxious to give it a whirl. (y)

      • Right ON ET and Nick, thanks for thinking of the Musicians indeed!! Curious, any way to have a Slider or moving background? Gotta keep the ADD Gen interested right away after all!

        GREAT company and price for All you do, WOW!!

        -Sterling

        • How do you actually implement sliders into this theme without having to mess around with the main code. I am using it at the moment and I dont see this in any features.

          • If you need help, please open a thread in our support forums so that our team can assist you.

  5. Wondering when this is going to be “released” ???

    • It has already been released.

      • Juzt take a look at it, Nick and really love theme background color.
        Nice going.

  6. Just Awesome Nick, Color style, pixel perfection design and extra ordinary features! Such a great job ET

  7. Can’t talk about this awesome one.

  8. Really a superb theme, Nick. It has everything a band needs. Especially the integrated mp3 player is a great asset.

    Once question though, upon installation I noticed that the colorization tab is missing. Is that intentionally?

    Keep up the good work,

    Wil

    • Color customization is now handled through the native Theme Customizer.

      • The Colorization options of the ePanel where more comprehensive than those of the Theme Customizer — like customizing the colors of the sidebar and footer.

  9. amazing theme very nice one

  10. Gorgeous! I love it.

    You keep calling it Origin in the post though. :-P

    • That’s was at typo, sorry :) Fixed!

  11. Congratulations, beautiful work!

  12. Looks neat. The name of the theme says “Harmony” but every so often in this article (and the email sent out) refers to the theme name as Origin. What is Origin? Is that a plugin or something? Or is it a typo for the theme name?

    • Just a typo, sorry. Origin was our last theme.

  13. Is there support for YouTube music videos?

  14. Nice one, I really dig the overall design. Audio and eCommerce integration too, very nice, useful for professional musicians as well as small-timers like myself :D

  15. Been playing around with this theme a bit already. It’s really nice. Works well.

    One idea for the next update though. The music player on the homepage could really benefit from PLAY and PAUSE buttons with Hover and Active styles. When you click PLAY or PAUSE it’s hard to tell if your click did anything….

    Just an idea to make the music player a little more intuitive.

    jeff

    • Thanks for the suggestion Jeff.

  16. The last band I was in was in 1992. I should reconsider joining one. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Nice parallax scrolling effect and the upcoming shows feature is really useful. Some minor suggestions: for Media Gallery posts that are without photos (just a heading and text) and the “Image gallery” page template has inverted icons for opening the image or the link, and maybe a “go to top page” on a home page would be nice. Yet, it is a great theme :))

  18. When is this Theme going to be released, have a few bands interested and one that is definitely wanting a website immediately and want to provide them with this one NOW!!! Thanks

    • It is released, that’s what this post is about :)

      • i just read this and now i am downloading it :) great nick, you finish it so fast!

  19. Super Awesome Musician theme & features..just what i needed NOW…but to say cannot get any of the Featured songs start playing here in firefox, even after clearing cache

  20. Congratulations this is a fantastic theme, and nice to see that it is responsive.

    Lg,
    Rewolve44

  21. Is there a way to connect gig dates with Bands in Town so it is synchronised?

  22. Luv that Fixed, alternating background, great touch!! There were a few things needed to inquire about… what is support ticket email?

    THNKS

    -Elegant Themes ROCK$!

  23. The Harmony theme is not added in the Theme page – Kindly ad it. They have to visit this page for the demo.

  24. i LOVE this theme because of it’s background.

  25. Nice job ! can we remplace the songs by videos?

  26. Awesome theme for Bands. Good to see ecommerce integration. We will be adding this to our collection soon

  27. I could not enable the music player, as I do? I did not find the option!

  28. Nice theme, could the music player also have a video option?

    • @Chris
      In the members support forum, if you go to “customization help,” I posted a thread on a method of doing this. check that out if you need to. :)

      • Thanks I’ll have a look

  29. Man, this theme is so close! I was considering using this myself because of the combination of music and shopping cart integration. Unfortunately, the shopping cart design, as it is implemented currently, is not functional at all.

    If you have a cart, there needs to be visibility on the contents of the cart at all times. This could be in the form of a top bar that shows the number of items in the cart along with a checkout button, or something visible at all times in the side. Either way, the visitor needs to have access to the cart.

    The theme, as it stands, only provides this when you add an item to the cart. When you do that, it displays a message below the main image saying that the item was added. However, if you navigate away from the page, good luck finding a button that says “View Cart” or anything like that. The cart is orphaned, as are the items inside it.

    Now, this may be some kind of limitation on the demo, and there might be more options to configure it. But based on what I have seen using the live demo, this version is not yet a solution for bands trying to actually sell merchandise.

    I hope that this can be improved, or better yet, I hope that I am wrong and the functionality is already built in. I would love to use this theme.

  30. Hmmm, it’s not yet been posted to your normal “view-our-themes page”…also, a little surprising to see Elegant Themes develop for a competing WordPress themer’s shopping cart plugin! =)

    • We don’t have an eCommerce plugin, so there is no competition in my opinion :)

  31. Hello. Can you please give me the HTML for this template? Thanks

  32. Cool and elegant theme as the rest of the themes you make, I see its already popular among music bands.

  33. Favourite theme yet! I’m not in a band but I want to use it anyway ha

  34. Having problems with this theme. None of the features seem to be working!

    • If you need help, please open a thread in our support forums so that our tech support team can assist you.

  35. Oh, this theme ist pretty good. Maybe i can use ist for my band.

  36. Really great tutorial. I like it very much. All of your templates a interesting

  37. I don’t want a logo in front of the header. I can’t seem to make it go away. I could of course upload a tiny photo, not visable to the naked eye. But I would like it to just not be there. Possible and how?

  38. Hi, just visit.. great work,mind blooming theme. I will follow your update. Thanks

  39. Does this theme ONLY work with woo commerce?
    i read the following article which highlights a myriad of issues people face when using woo commerce…..

    http://kevinjohngallagher.com/2011/10/woocommerce-review/

    i also would echo the sentiments of a previous post who mentioned its a bit foolhardy not to have the contents of the cart always visible.

    but well done otherwise, theme looks awesome !!

  40. Is it possible to replace the music player with a soundcloud plugin instead? Also when adding photos, do they have to have the look of a polaroid or can they be changed?

  41. Perfect for band and music industry with eCommerce integration

  42. Nick, all of your themes are awesome! There’s nothing like them on the web.

    I have one major frustration, however. Make that two.

    One, documentation. I loaded Harmony and Woo Ecommerce and I have no idea what I am doing. I love the videos you do have on the theme readme pages. Couldn’t you do something like to explain all the new and awesome stuff you cram into your themes? It’s why I love them so much – but damn! Hard to figure out. Even with support.

    And two. I can never get my images to size correctly.

    Love your themes, Nick. Want to use them – all of them, actually – but some extra how-tos or videos would really, really calm my frustration.

    Sigh.

  43. Great template!
    Anyway to add a slider?

  44. I love your theme. Is there any way for the background image to display on an ipad? It seems to only display on a desktop browser.
    Thanks

  45. Through trial and error we discovered that the background image must be large and AI (Adobe Illustrator) hi-def so that the responsive feature translates well. Image format is critical. We have tricked the web and mobile images until our new logo is available. This WordPress Responsive eCommerce site is unique, cutting edge and very much misunderstood until one understands that there are (1) WordPress sites (2) a small subset of WordPress Responsive sites and then (3) an even smaller subset of WordPress Responsive eCommerce sites. All in all, Very Impressive!

  46. it would be awesome to see another theme for musicians with a music player that’s right on the homepage and can be used on other pages as well (with a link to “hear more” on homepage player that links to the full music page). The same would be great with a video player. I’d also love to see a slider with capabilities similar to LayerSlider (maybe a bit more user-friendly)

  47. I can’t get the audio player to play my mp3 that I had uploaded to my FTP. I couldn’t upload it through WordPress because it had exceeded the maximum upload. Why won’t it link the URL through my FTP?

    • If you need help with anything, please open a ticket in our support forums so that our team can assist you.

  48. Hi, beautiful template!!,
    is it possible to insert “Upcoming Shows” as a widget?
    The only way to show it is through the home page.

    Thanks

  49. This is a great start however it still needs a few features to accommodate pro musicians IE: (1) The ability to post videos like the audios with a choice of aprox. 5-10 player skins, (2) a press page for present and past releases, (3) Obviously a photo gallery page, (4) a download page for EPK for business relationships, (5) The ability and part of the theme to have at least 5-10 background images, you know musicians like to present themselves as unique individuals and not canned that a lot of others have. (6) A membership plugin for fans. This is a partial wishlist of the musician needs. Actually “Reverb Nation is already selling band themes and templates to it’s members which contain most of these feature, but for those who don’t want to be locked in to RN and it’s hosting Harmony has great promise if it can rise to the “real” needs of pro musicians. You can contact me if you need development input. Keep developing great art guys – Take Care- Tony

  50. When events are assigned to a category they display furthest date first. How can I reverse that so that they show closest date first?

    • If you need help with anything, please open a ticket in our support forums so that our team can assist you.

      • Nevermind. functions.php > line 207 > change DESC to ASC. Thanks.

  51. Theme is working great, but “Upcoming Shows” is not showing tonight’s gig. How do I keep gig that are happening today on the upcoming shows list?

    • If you need help with anything, please open a ticket in our support forums so that our team can assist you.

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