Origin Elegant Themes : Grid-Based Portfolio / Blog Theme

Are you dreaming to start a stunning portfolio or blog platform ? Then meet Origin Theme. A super visually appealing premium WordPress theme by Elegant Themes. This theme is crafted for new web design concepts in mind. So you don’t really need any coding skill or web development experience.

The theme offers a grid style homepage layout that is saturated with featured grid. Therefore, user will see bunch of latest post entries directly on the homepage area.

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The theme has been designated with custom homepage layout options. So you can choose to display latest blog posts or portfolio posts, whatever you like. It has built-in templates to highlight blog feed, portfolio projects, gallery and other stuff. So there will be lots of opportunity to create an engaging website that directly talks to the visitors.

Who Should Try Origin WordPress Theme ?

This WP template is not targeted for any specific audience. So any one who needs a best showcase platform should try it for sure. Whether you are freelancer, photographer, designer, craft artist or blogger, this theme is for all. We have closely browsed live demo and checked every part to see how it is different from other blog templates.

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We found that it has flexible grid layout having 4 columns to display new post entries. So visitors can see plenty of posts using thumbnail grid. The fluid responsive grid layout can adjust on landscape and portrait screen resolutions. The mobile ready screen can adjust photos, menus and everything instantly. Origin theme offers no distraction while browsing from smart phone or tablet.

The left sidebar shows everything that is found on header area. So it shows logo image and list of menu links with drop-down. When you add multiple drop-down links then you will see plus sign which automatically expands by pushing other contents on the bottom. There is no sidebar on the right side but don’t be sad. Because you can display your favourite widgets on the left sidebar area.


So there will single sidebar panel to display Recent posts, Banner Navigation link and brand logo. We liked this theme for grid layout which offers hover effect. Normally you will only see thumbnails on grid box. But hovering mouse will show you details like title, date, details and link to open full post. As you place mouse on grid box, you will see zoom-in hover effect that looks very impressive.


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Modern Design : There are many creative agencies and content writers who needs replacement for their current theme. This portfolio WordPress theme offers best opportunity to replace your current WordPress theme without affecting your website. You can decide to show-off grid type homepage like demo or set any template as homepage.

Even if you want to use simple list view style homepage then you will find blog feed template. Design and layout is very important part for any website as it improves visibility and browsing experience. This theme has been coded with light weight and visually appealing design. So user will see images and colourful elements in most of the areas.


So we can surely assume that Origin can easily impress all those modern readers who love to browse media rich websites. At the same time, you can add anything within your posts : e.g. Videos, Photos, Text paragraph, Buttons (shortcodes), Columns etc.

Post Options : Elegant Themes has offered custom header options for single post. So you will find ET settings below post to choose a unique header image for all articles. So what user will see at first is large image and bold heading title. This is totally optional so you can use it to add more beauty to your articles.


You can also set featured image for all portfolio or blog articles. The bottom of the page highlights comments section having comments form and existing comments. This is the place to add your views or leave message to talk with author. The articles look awesome because of large and bold font style used for headings.

Other Benefits : Elegant Themes

Customizer Panel : The theme has ePanel which is options panel located on back-end side. This is default options panel that is given with all WordPress themes developed by Elegant Themes. Therefore, you will find tabs options to access Navigation options, Ad Management options, Layout settings, SEO options etc. Apart from that you will see General settings tab to add logo and define total posts for archive page.


You must know that, Origin WordPress theme is the first template which provides WordPress customizer. So you can access color and styling options to see the effects live. The panel shows many options tabs like Colors, Background Image, Navigation, Static Front-page etc. This type of options panel are very helpful for novice and all users whop don’t have much time for manual styling.

Ajax Infinite Scroll : Origin is not only visually optimized portfolio theme. But it is also empowered to provide best browsing performance. That’s why it gives you infinite scroll mode to browse post feed. Instead of clicking manual pagination buttons, you can browse old posts as you scroll down with the page. All posts are automatically fetched and loaded with ajax, so you don’t have to re-load browser to view new content.


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