Standard is a WordPress blog template with simple content focused design from HappyThemes. This theme deserves to be best choice for content marketing sites like blog, news, magazine etc. If you are starting a new blog or journal site and looking for best solution then read this review. We have checked every part of this theme by our review excerpts and come up with best features details.
The unique header, homepage layouts, custom widgets and blog post options will cover most of the blogging needs. So, bloggers will not only share posts but also get more traffic and high revenue from advertisements.
Standard WordPress Theme Homepage Features :
4 Frontpage Layouts : We have seen 3 layouts with most of the WordPress themes released by HappyThemes. But, we will see total 4 layouts that covers every possibility for news or blog website. The magazine type layout will show multiple post entries from selected categories. The magazine layout works for news and magazine type journal site. If you go for grid style then it shows 2 columns for featured post and sidebar also.
The blog type layout shows all featured posts in big style with featured image and excerpt and title in stack mode. The 4th and last is “List Layout” that shows featured post entries with thumbnail on left and details (excerpt) on right. User can view featured post entries in different style with all these layouts. Clicking on the “Read more” button or title will show you full post on the screen.
Slideshow :: Standard is a blogging theme developed for modern content writers. Therefore, it brings a best homepage slider with advanced settings. The home slider can display selected posts from any categories. You can set it to rotate slides in automatic mode at pre-defined interval. Despite offering automatic slideshow feature, it still adds arrows navigation on the both side.
Slider is just the best tool to promote best articles, reviews or offers on homepage. You can manage to display featured images, custom title and links with every slide.
What Else ? Other home bottom elements include pagination section that shows numbered button and Next page link. So, visitors can go on next or previous page with just one click. The right bottom side is attached with a fixed button that scrolls user to the top of the page. This is called Back To Top” feature that is mostly used with long pages, especially by business and content oriented sites.
Advertisement and Customization Options :
Adsense Ready : If you are selecting a journal WordPress theme then it must be optimized for Ad banners. This feature can have good impact on your earning and promotion task. HappyThemes has integrated an ad options panel with many ad slots. So, admin user can view all existing ad slots with enable/disable buttons. All you have to do is just use the Ad code offered by advertiser and done.
The demo shows a header banner and you can also display ads into single post as well. This feature will save time required to insert banner manually in each post and you don’t have to install extra Ad management plugins.
Responsive Blog Theme : Whatever website you create for modern user should be compatible with modern internet gadgets. If your website fail to work on tablet or mobiles then you are likely to loose valuable users as well as organic traffic from search engines. This premium blogging theme has been coded with responsive feature in such away that it should be able to adjust to all screen sizes.
You can test it on mobile devices, tablet, desktop and all screen types. The way it adjust menu bar into button, slider into small size and paragraphs in readable form makes us speechless.
Theme Options Panel : Standard theme is a best blog template for WordPress CMS, and that’s why we expect it to bring easy options panel. The WordPress customizer is integrated with all the custom theme settings so bloggers are able to create many color skins, font style, background, header layouts etc. The visual theme options panel shows the changes instantly without clicking save button.
Blog Post and Header Layouts : Standard HappyThemes
Custom Header : You might have seen blogs with one menu bar and a logo image with nothing much to impress visitors. This is one of the best SEO friendly theme with floating navigation menu so far. The primary menu is located below header and it is always visible on the top when enabled for floating style. This is best way to show navigation bar all the time on the website, even when scrolling.
The header top section includes space to display extra menu links for pages or additional blog categories. The right header top section can show search form or social icons. The middle space shows left side with logo and right side with Ad banner.
Social Media Options : The single blog posts in Standard demo shows sharing buttons with nice icons so that readers can share good stories with social media followers. Thanks to social media feature that boost page-views and adds many readers and followers for bloggers. This optional feature can prove as good traffic magnet as it brings traffic without spending extra money.
Other Benefits : The blog and magazine will feature news articles or any information from single post screen. So, what you place here becomes really important for the success of your website. The single post “Related Posts” section always shows best latest stories in featured style on bottom. So, readers will see relevant post entries to check more posts from same area.
The sidebar and footer are widget areas always viewable from everywhere, except full-width page. You will find featured post widgets to display most viewed posts, latest posts and other type of post entries with thumbnails. Other widgets will help you present categories list, social media icons, author detail, contacts and more.
If you need a search engine friendly and content ready blog or magazine theme then we would highly suggest this theme as first solution.
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