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A well-designed theme establishes the overall design and layout and sets a tone for the user experience.
Websites can be made visually appealing, easy to navigate, and professional with the help of Drupal's trending Front end theme Olivero
Apart from the aesthetic benefits of Olivero, there are functional advantages such as usability and accessibility, where any user can access the website smoothly.
The maintenance and development are enhanced if the theme is well-coded and compatible with Drupal 10 modules and features.
The article will explain the benefits, features, and steps to implement Olivero in Drupal websites.
Drupal 10 and the Olivero theme
Dries Buytaert, founder and lead developer of Drupal, in his keynote speech at Portland Drupalcon 2022, said, "Olivero is Drupal's new front-end theme, and it's stable. It is gorgeous, looks amazing, and it's by far the most accessible theme that we've shipped in the history of Drupal, something that we should be proud of."
Bartik was the previous theme which was more than 11 years old and outdated. Hence, a modern theme was necessary to stay competitive in the market.
Olivero has become a favorite website theme due to its clear & concise typography, customized design, responsive layout, and modern look.
Setting up the Olivero theme
Here are 7 steps to install and activate the Olivero theme on a Drupal 10 website:
- Choose and download the Olivero theme from the Drupal website.
- Save the downloaded zip or tar.gz file on your computer.
- log in to your Drupal website and head to the administration dashboard.
- Click on “Appearance” in the dashboard and select “Install new theme.”
- A new window is opened where you extract the downloaded Olivero file from your computer.
- Click on the “Install” button.
- After completing the installation process, go back to the “Appearance” section and click “Set default theme” next to the Olivero section.
The Olivero theme is successfully installed and activated on your Drupal 10 website.
Features & Benefits of Olivero theme
Olivero’s responsive design and layout help Drupal 10 websites to work perfectly on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Such robust websites provide a consistent and user-friendly experience no matter what device they access.
The lazy loading feature in the Olivero makes the Drupal websites faster by loading only the necessary content instead of all at once. Another feature is the optimization of images which helps to reduce the loading time and improve the overall performance.
The Olivero theme is developed keeping in mind the Web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG), ensuring that your website is convenient for people with disabilities. With screen readers, high-contrast color schemes, keyboard navigation, and other assistive technologies, the Drupal website is sure to be accessible to everyone.
Olivero’s customizable features offer flexibility and make the Drupal website fit your business needs. The theme includes various color schemes, font styles, design elements, and beautiful layouts that reflect your brand and style.
The clean and semantic HTML of the Olivero makes it easier to identify and index the Drupal website. The in-built support for metadata and structured data provides additional context and improves the search engine ranking.
Olivero’s in-built support helps businesses create websites using multiple dialects easily. The users can switch between languages on the front end of your website. Therefore, companies can reach a wider audience and grow effectively.
Content management systems (CMS) such as Drupal 10 offer advanced functionalities for creating and managing websites. Olivero is the go-to theme for Drupal 10 because of its modern look and functional benefits.
If you plan to build a website for your business, consider implementing Olivero and customize it according to your business needs.
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Manpreet SinghDrupal Expert
Manpreet is a detail-oriented website and web application developer with 6+ of experience delivering solutions, ranging from small microsites to big portals, including corporate intranets. He has been building Drupal-powered sites since version 7.