Introducing Minimalis : Genesis child theme from Zigzagpress for bloggers and creative people. If you want to start a content platform that is powered by media elements then here is right solution. This WordPress blogging theme includes several built-in feature like parallax background, custom header, and more. So you never have to add extra plugins to develop a stylish blog platform.
Whether you want to start a blog, marketing site, WooCommerce shop or personal site, Minimalis WordPress theme is single template for all needs. Like all genesis themes, this child theme also works on Genesis framework. So you have to acquire it from Studiopress if you don’t have it handy. In our opinion, this WordPress genesis theme is good for photo bloggers, and people who wants to share details about food recipe, fashion, style and other topics.
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Minimalis Zigzagpress : Main Features
The theme was crafted to make it work for marketers, professionals and other creative bloggers alike. We love this WordPress theme for it’s unique style which shows featured images everywhere. If you check homepage area then it creates finest presentation using featured images and text overlays. It shows clean and attractive featured thumbnails and title on front-page.
It doesn’t show excerpt and much text on homepage area to keep visitors focused on graphics and media contents. Though you will see bold title and other details which provides information about contents. Same way, if you visit top of the homepage area then it shows a large featured image as header background. So home visitors should be impressed by viewing large image and intro text shown on header.
Not only homepage, but every other area is similarly optimized to leave a unique impression into visitor’s mind. The single page also highlights parallax image as heading area. So visitors should instantly become engaged when they open blog articles. Minimalis WordPress theme is highly based on graphics as primary content to attract blog readers. But it still maintains a best loading speed and minimal structure.
If you check rest of the areas then you will find couple of best spots to highlight widgets. The sidebar and footer both proves as a best place to highlight contents. Bloggers just need to drag and drop widgets to show-off latest post entries, author details, social media links, and more.
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Zigzagpress Blog Theme : Other Benefits
Modern and Minimal Platform : As we already got clue from discussion and live demo that this blog template is truly minimal. The built-in features and modern design proves that it is really same as name suggests. The use of featured images makes it attractive but still you won’t see high page load time. The smart coding work makes it perfect for those who wants to share lots of photos and media stuff.
I have seen many fashion and food blog platforms which provides plenty of great images and information. But they are mostly struggling to achieve best speed which is good for SEO ranking. The slow page load speed can also loose visitors and create high bounce rate. But, Minimalis genesis child theme gives you complete package having best speed and nothing required from yours side.
Just try out loading demo on smart phone or tablet devices to see how it responds to handy devices. It’s responsive design can achieve best auto resized view so visitors can still see featured grid, images and every part of the website in proper way.
Homepage Details : The premium WordPress blogging theme has very unique homepage having full-width layout that occupies all space for contents. The 2 columns frontpage layout shows latest post entries, newsletter widget, and other stuff that is published on your site. Whether you write review, share photos, post videos or share lifestyle tips, it shows everything in great way.
The featured post style looks great which shows images in background and post title as overlays. It also helps you to show “Read more” and other calls to action links with featured entries. The theme uses same full-width style for single post also, so it is proved that Minimalis is released for content focused websites.
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Single Post : Minimalis genesis WordPress theme is crafted with user experience in first goal. Because, you can only keep visitors on your site for long time when you show contents in right style.
The minimal design, parallax images, featured homepage are best elements to keep readers on your site. But, single post also has their own strategy to keep visitors reading more and more articles. After all every reader will come to single post and that’s where you can play real game to keep on site for make them leave.
The single post bottom area highlights “Related Posts” using big and bold featured images. So visitors can always find some relevant posts that is from same topics being browsed on the screen. Apart from that, it has extra space to show author information, threaded comments, and wide space to display full-width images into articles.
Navigation Button The top left of header shows a toggle button for navigation menu. Header shows logo in middle and search widget on right. So user only get to see menu links by clicking “Hamburger” style menu button. Zigzagpress developers has used “Off-Screen” sidebar menu panel which pushes screen to the right when you load menu section.
So user can browse all navigation links manually with single click. This navigation block works on mobile and all screen types, so there won’t be any compatibility issues for navigation part. The footer definitely provides multiple blocks for custom widgets. So this could be nice place to share custom links, Ad banner, newsletter form, and much more.
Conclusion Part :
I just recommend every modern blogger to use Minimalis as their blog platform. It will give SEO benefit, best performance and more readers for your website. The built-in widgets will help you get more subscribers, and social followers. The theme is flexible enough to help you change homepage, single post, header and other areas using customizer options panel.
Before concluding this review I want to thanks developers for providing “Ajax” pagination. If you check at the bottom of homepage then you will see “Load more” button to browse previous page posts. This button will load more posts on the bottom of the same page (homepage). Hence, you won’t be navigated to another (previous) page, nor you will see any page refresh process which takes time.
I would just finish this review by sating that this is amazing creative genesis blog template for all modern bloggers.