WARNING: concrete5 5.6 and earlier are end-of-life. Sales from the marketplace have now ended. Click here to learn more about this transition.

As the Concrete5 5.6.x marketplace has discontinued sales, if you wish to purchase any of my add-ons or themes (for 5.6.x) please send me a PM for instructions on direct payment via Paypal. Once payment is made I'll email you the zip file within 24 hours.

Please check out all of our add-ons and themes at c5extras.com.


This theme is compatible with Concrete 5.4, 5.5 & 5.6+

See this theme in action.

"Essential" is a cool, calm design perfect for any kind of website. Featuring a fixed navigation menu sporting polished CSS3 fading hover animation, it looks classy but focusing on the key essential elements. It also has built in social sharing buttons (top right corner) to help spread the word about your wonderful website.

A "blog post" page type is included which makes adding a blog to your site incredibly easy. It features fully automated social sharing icons, "like" and "tweet" buttons, and integrated pixel-perfect thumbnail photo placement.

The fixed navigation menu means the user can reach your menu without having to scroll up the page. Easy!

With a mobile-optimised fully responsive layout, this theme will look awesome on any device.

Essential is fully equipped with: 39 customisable colours, mobile-friendly responsive design, 10 page types with almost unlimited layout combinations, a "page list" block template perfect for a news or blog style page, and "image caption" block template to make your images stand out. Plus as an extra bonus you get the "Slidedown Image Caption" block absolutely free!


All our themes are backed with fast, friendly expert support so you can purchase with peace of mind. Get started with Essential now – it will be the smartest choice you make all day! 

Fully Responsive

The entire theme automatically adjusts the layout depending on the size of the browser, so your website looks fab on large widescreen monitors and small smartphone screens. It looks beautiful on iPhone, iPad, and Android, no sweat. The navigation menu is even responsive. Very smart! 

Lots of Layouts

With 9 different page types included, this theme is flexible enough for almost any website. Included are: home, home complex, 2 column, 3 column, 4 column, double sidebar, left sidebar, right sidebar, full width, and blog post. A custom block template for the "page list" block, which includes an optional thumbnail image for each page, is included to make any blog look awesome... instantly!

Expert Support

We stand behind our add-ons & themes. If you have a post-sale question, just open a support request via the Concrete5 marketplace and we'll respond quickly. Or for a pre-sale question, just send us a Private Message (PM) via the Concrete5 website.

Check out more of our quality Concrete5 themes & add-ons at our website and follow us on Twitter for exclusive discounts.


Sales have ended due to EOL

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