Perennial is a Magazine and WordPress blogging theme by DesignOrbital. It is a modern WP theme for journal writers and professional authors wanting to share their thoughts. The theme provides advanced font typography options so you can use stylish Headings, Drop cap, Lead Paragraph and other styles.
This way, you can develop interactive and content oriented articles. While using fancy typography and color styles, it also allows you to add images, videos, buttons and other elements into articles.
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Best Features Overview : Perennial Theme
Home Featured Area : Top of the homepage provides custom block to add featured posts. This slider section gives you full-width layout to display maximum, 5 posts from selected tag. Hence, it becomes attraction magnet to get visitor’s attention on top featured contents. This section will always show best or top stories that is selected author.
Stories once shown in featured area will not be shown in home content section to avoid repetition. You can show all new blog posts using unique featured style on homepage area. The demo shows that Perennial shows each stories using featured image and text overlays. The excerpt and “read more” button shows little snippet of all posts and provide easy way to access full stories.
The bottom homepage shows “Load more” button which is known as Ajax pagination. This is alternative pagination to numbered buttons. So visitors can browse more stories by just clicking single “load more” button. It can easily load more stories without reloading entire page.
The home bottom area highlights space to add multiple widgets. This is know as footer panel where you can add social links, custom menu links, categories, and much more. The floating header section is all the time visible while scrolling up on the page. This adds extra flexibility to access menu and other header elements.
Smooth page scrolling effect and minimalist design adds extra power to the overall design. You just have to add organic contents and it will take care of SEO, performance and page-views.
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Off-canvas Sidebar and Menu : The header bar is developed in small size but it still gives you big features. The floating header makes dedicated navigation system for your magazine site. Apart from that, it gives you sidebar and menu bar both in off-canvas mode. Hence, you can not see them directly without clicking toggle buttons.
The top left header shows menu toggle button in hamburger shape and top right shows sidebar button using 3 dots style. So visitors manually need to click these buttons to access menu links or sidebar elements. This new theme layout concept is added to provide you only content focused structure. It gives you a feel like full-width design while still retaining sidebar elements.
Just try watching demo to see how smoothly it loads menu and sidebar panels. It uses smooth and light animated style to bring-in menu and widget panel on the screen.
Single Post Feature : As I already said that DesignOrbital is a modern journal theme for marketers and bloggers. This theme not only includes monetization features but also provides other interactive elements. It helps you to use Hero section to draw visitor’s attention. You can also display full-width featured images for all posts on header area.
Using Jetpack plugins functionality, you can add social sharing links, ajax content loading button and much more. The single post bottom area shows author details, in-post navigation, threaded comments and relevant featured image entries.
Customization and Ad Options :
Built-In Ad Options : Perennial has considered as top adsense friendly WordPress Theme. Because it has Ad options that allows you to insert Ad code and display banners into single blog page, single blog posts and other post locations. Any one who starts magazine portal, news or blog type website can generate good revenue with in-built Ad and Banner options.
Theme Options : WordPress CMS is has been very popular among bloggers community. Because it includes easy to use customizer, post, page and other styling options. Perennial WordPress theme takes this flexibility one step ahead by providing custom options under theme customizer. The options page includes settings for header, homepage, footer, sidebar, navigation bar, single posts and other sections.
Apart from that, you will also find custom background, logo uploader and color skin selector. Typography panel helps you to select best fonts for Body, Headings, Branding (logo) and Menu section.
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