Coastline is a premium portfolio WordPress theme for photographers and creative agencies. It is a best portfolio theme from CSSIgniter which includes custom layouts for homepage and blog section. If you are running a design studio or photography business then you must use this theme for online presence. It will not only display your projects nicely but also promote entire business.
The main pages includes Portfolio, Blog and contacts. You can choose to display extra pages for services, price list and business introduction. What you see in demo homepage and sidebar is customization from options page.
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Homepage Structure : Coastline
Homepage Layout : The frontpage shows portfolio entries on homepage area with nice grid structure. Let me tell you that homepage section is established with assigning “Portfolio” template from page attributes. So all portfolio posts are directly visible on homepage directly. The page editor will show you custom layout options so you can select total columns and post entries for single page.
The homepage shows a light weight featured grid structure which shows all post entries in bold way. The fixed grid layout shows maximum 4 columns so visitors can see many post entries on single page. However, you can also select 2,3 or different columns layout for portfolio listing page. All settings that you choose from portfolio panel will be applied to homepage and other portfolio archive pages.
The portfolio page only shows post entries with featured images, but you can see post title by hovering mouse. This clear display style only puts all focus directly on imagery which is main essence of marketing.
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Ajax Pagination : Coastline WordPress theme shows a bold and full-width pagination button on the bottom of homepage. This is called ajax pagination which loads contents automatically. The “Load more” button asks you for one click and it will load all contents from previous page. Compare to regular pagination, it saves time and help user to browse many post entries in little time.
This advanced pagination doesn’t refresh entire page while loading posts from previous page. So user will feel no distraction and it takes one moment to automatically load posts from previous page.
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Adding Portfolio Items : Portfolio post type provides a simple editor where you can fill in text, title and other basic details. Then you can move to “Portfolio Settings” panel which is located on the bottom of editor. This options box provides Video URL box so you can display video to promote your project samples. If you want to display photographs then you will find “Gallery Settings” to show all images.
After completing all this listing steps, you will have to select a layout style from “Portfolio Template” drop down list. This list includes 3 options Image Array (shows images in stack mode), Image slideshow (Fixed width), and Fullwidth slideshow.
If you want to display related portfolio post entries then you can enable this feature to get more page-views. Adding project details with media items can engage with clients in strong way. And it can also generate more leads by showing your work proof to the new clients.
Sidebar Layout : Coastline WordPress theme shows a common sidebar for entire site on the left side. This sidebar appears in static mode which always stays visible even while scrolling on long pages. It is there to display many contents that is normally shown on the top of the page in header. The left side section shows your logo image, primary menus links and widgets.
You can customize sidebar background image from options page. So it is great opportunity to promote your brand using custom logo and unique background.
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Custom Widgets : The footer sidebar shows all your social profile links which is important to promote social presence. If you want to know about custom widgets then CSSIgniter provides Twitter, Instagram, Social and Content widgets. So your sidebar will always attract visitors to check out custom contents and social links.
Blog Listing Page : The blog page looks simple but it still offers a unique post listing layout. We checked demo blog section which shows all post entries in two sections with details on left side and featured images on right. So visitors should be able to find post title, and description on the left side. The blog page shows custom icons on the top of title which shows post type used for each article.
This side layout smartly uses all width space to display big featured images. The ability to create unique featured preview for different post types makes this theme a best solution for photo and media bloggers.
7 Post Formats : The blog section offers multiple post formats that proves very useful for media blogging. You can surely publish simple posts using standard post type, but that won’t be helpful when it comes to share media items. Therefore, Coastline provides list of blog post format that includes Quote, Gallery, Link, Image, Audio, and Video.
This portfolio WordPress theme is responsive and flexible for all screen sizes. So you can make it support tablet, iPad and all devices that is being used by modern users. Whether you need a portfolio site, photography site or a photo gallery blog, it can be good solution for you.
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