Elegance is a genesis photography WordPress theme introduced by StudioPress. The theme is coded by Stephanie Hellwig who is known as expert genesis theme developer. The theme offers quick and easy setup process so you just need to follow a few steps to get started with your first photography website.
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It was made for creative artists like designers, photographers and all similar professionals. The theme package has been provided with documentation guide which shows everything from homepage to gallery setup.
Is It Worth Trying Elegance WordPress theme ?
This theme would be great solution for ever one who is focusing to display their work using gallery and portfolio. The theme has custom post formats to help you list all your photo-shoots and designs in proper way. If you check-out demo preview then you will experience best speed because of minimal layout. The theme just needs a small time to load pages filled with heavy photos. Many thanks to developers for offering a search engine optimized layout that would get huge traffic for website.
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The Elegance doesn’t need much knowledge for customization work. You just have to be familiar with WordPress CMS, and nothing much. Once you load customizer then you can manage everything including header, front-page, color, fonts and all other stuff. You can also re-order homepage and other widgets from customizer.
This is a child theme for genesis framework so you must have it handy before you start installation process. So be sure to have framework or you can purchase it along with child theme.
Elegance StudioPress : Main Features
Custom Header : The theme let’s make powerful presentation of your brand logo through custom header layout. It provides you color and styling options so you can select logo image and background color. If you don’t like plain color then you can also setup custom background image for header area. This genesis template has 2 menus : one is on the left of logo (primary) and another is right of the logo (secondary).
The logo and tag-line stays in the middle of the header. The both navigation menus are located on besides logo, so you can only add upto 4 links for each. Apart from that, you will see couple of widgets with header area in live demo. This is called “Header Left” and “Header Right” area which enables you to add social links, search box and other elements.
The top of the header provides a notification section where you have opportunity to add important text message. This section is mostly used to promote offers, special message or anything that needs instant attention from visitors.
Elegance Portfolio Page : This WordPress theme let’s you take full benefit of modern portfolio features with built-in options. You just have to install “Genesis Portfolio Pro plugin” to post your photography and product gallery on your website. This plugin is developed by StudioPress team and it works with all genesis WordPress themes.
It just takes small time to create portfolio posts using custom post type. You just have to create “Soliloqy slider” by adding relevant images for current project. And then you will get shortcode that you have to paste in your portfolio editor. Then just setup a feature image and publish it. It’s that easy to create and list portfolio post custom post type.
More Details :
Pixel Proof Plugin Support : This simple plugin can do wonder when it comes to finalize purchase from photo-shoot. It helps you to create custom photo-shoot gallery and share it with your client (with password protected link). Then you clients can select their favourite images from your photography work. This way, you don’t have to personally meet your clients for photo selection process.
You won’t find this plugin in theme package but you can search it online as it is free and easily available. There are many similar premium plugins which provides same feature, so you can go for any one.
Homepage Details : Elegance WordPress theme offers same widgetized homepage layout just like all other genesis WordPress themes. The home top section, middle (left/right widget blocks) and Bottom section are main areas of homepage. Then you can select “Genesis Featured Page Widget”, Text Widget, CTA widget and other widgets for any areas. The demo highlights featured gallery posts, call to action and other elements using genesis content plugins.
This way, you can have lots of layout possibilities to create a unique homepage. Just arrange widgets in desired order and that’s it.
I would recommend all photography and creative people to try out Genesis Elegance theme to display or promote their work. The theme provides genesis settings and powerful platform with secure coding. Last but not least responsive layout can adapt over any devices, so client’s can choose photos from mobiles any instruments.
Check Out More Features :
- Testimonial slider
- Blog template : Share news
- Portfolio and Proof gallery template
- Pricing table with proper style
- Category archive page
- Six Page Layouts : Single/Multiple Sidebars, Full-Width
- CTA Widget : Add call to action block on homepage
- Footer widgets support : 3 Blocks
- Above header Message / Notification : Genesis eNews widget
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