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PowerUp Gaming Theme for WordPress
PowerUp Video Game Theme for WordPress
Quick facts about Bonfire Themes

PowerUp is the WordPress theme built for the video game enthusiast. Our goal was to achieve a dark, detailed, super-unique design with a look and feel that's pitch perfect for sites related to games and gaming. It's suitable for the gaming blogger as well as the aspiring video game journalist.

Please be sure to visit the demo site here to see a live example of PowerUp. And do read through the different posts there to dive a bit more into the nitty-gritty of this WordPress gaming theme. And if you have any questions or suggestions, please don't hesitate to ask.


  • A dark, detailed and super clean layout perfect for gaming websites
  • Includes the Twitch Status for WordPress plugin
  • Optional ‘highlighted' content feature: bring more attention to important stories by color-marking them for easy scanning
    • Possible to add marker to header tabs and link to all highlighted posts
  • Optional featured content area on the front page in two designs:
    • The default, a more visually striking design, and…
    • ..a slider variation along with a widget location intended for an ad placement (300×250 unit)
  • Optional trending stories news ticker below header
    • Displays most commented on stories published in the last week
  • Dropdown navigation:
    • unique three-level menu
    • social icons
    • unstyled widget location
    • customize dropdown menu width/height
    • snaps to full-screen at mobile resolutions (customize exact resolution)
    • customize “Browse” button text
  • Multi-level tabbed header navigation:
    • option to mark a tab with customized text
    • optionally, add custom prefix text to tab area
  • Liquid responsive design
  • Latest posts on front page can optionally be grouped by date
  • Video shortcodes for easy insertion of responsive videos
  • Widgetized sidebar and footer
  • Clean and well-marked
  • Thoroughly tried and tested across a range of devices
  • Proven author with fast and friendly support
  • Lifetime free updates
  • Jargon-free documentation


Update (no theme version change)
- Updated the premium Twitch Status for WordPress plugin to latest version
Update (no theme version change)
- The premium Twitch Status for WordPress plugin is now included
Update 1.7
- Continued updating font selection
- Added options to customize scrollbar colors
Update 1.6
- Added a second, more visually striking featured stories design for the front page (this layout is now the default one, previous layout is still available and can be switched on through the settings, in the 'Misc' section)
- Re-reviewed typography and began moving the theme to a font family more suitable for a gaming site
- Fine-tuned numerous design elements/animations
Update 1.5.5
- Added related content area below posts (can be disabled in the settings)
- Updated video shortcode plugin (shifted some embed codes from 'http' to 'https')
- Minor styling adjustments
Update 1.5
- Added author box to end of posts. The author's Gravatar, description and position at the site can now be displayed
- Added Gravatar support to comments
- Some styling improvements
Update 1.4
- Header tabs now support multi-level dropdown menus
- Main dropdown menu now closes when clicked anywhere outside of it
- When gallery image is full size, the full-screen background is now transparent
Update 1.3.5
- It is now possible to add content like videos and galleries above the post title, into the featured image area. Please browse through the demo site's content for live examples (usage details in the documentation)
- Included a shortcode plugin which allows for quick entering of fully responsive videos (usage details in the documentation)
Update 1.3
- In preparation for future updates, the entire layout is now liquid responsive
- Post/page layouts now stretch wider
- Latest posts on the front page are now ungrouped by default (grouping posts by date can be enabled in the "Misc" section)
- Minor design fine-tuning
Update 1.2
- Various improvements:
--- improved contrast, brightness, readability across the entire theme
--- re-worked spacing of some elements
--- added animated underline effect to the 'Read more' link
Update 1.1
- Added option to disable grouping by date for posts on the front page
- Every download now includes a document with tips & tricks for running a gaming site, penned by an industry veteran with 5+ years of experience in operating video game news and review sites.


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