Ridge is a minimal portfolio theme developed for creative professionals by Theme Trust. This theme has capability to work in versatile mode. So you can use it to launch a professional portfolio type website or a simple blog platform. Whether you want to display your photography images, product videos, or audio, this theme has ability to make your work stand out.
If you had been struggling to make better portfolio site or planning to create new one then it’s best choice for every one.
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Ridge WordPress Theme : Front-Page Layout
The homepage shows only latest blog posts in default mode, so you have to make certain changes to develop a site that looks like demo. First of all, you have to create a new page and select “Portfolio” from page attributes list on page editor. Then from the page settings, you can assign static page as homepage. If you select portfolio page as homepage like demo, then you have to assign a new page as blog section.
So it is upto you to display blog, portfolio or any other page as homepage. The product page says that homepage has parallax banner section which shows large image with intro title and custom link. You can use banner section to introduce your business in creative way. Right below banner section you can display contents like latest portfolio posts, blog posts or whatever you have assigned for homepage.
The good-thing about Ridge Theme is flexibility, which makes it easier to display anything on main homepage area. Now if we talk on header and navigation part then it has excellent unique layout. Instead of putting heder on top area, it shows header panel on the left side of the screen. The floating style makes your header visible any-time when you scroll over the page.
The header shrink-down to small size and shift to the top of the page when you access website from small screen devices. So mobile users will see header on the top area in auto-resized mode, having menu button and logo. Header includes space to include logo, menu bar, and custom widgets. So administrators can put-in brand logo, menu with drop-down links, and widgets like social links, banner, custom text etc.
Also Check-out : Bramble Portfolio Theme
Ridge Theme Trust : Top Features Overview
Built-In Portfolio : Like all premium WordPress themes released by ThemeTrust, Ridge is also integrated with core portfolio features. So administrators should require no more plugins for portfolio management. The portfolio post type helps to list all work samples and photos in proper way. The listing page shows all portfolio entries in nice featured grid or in masonry layout style.
Portfolio filter bar is integrated on the listing page, so that visitors can sort-out projects in single click. You can view All portfolio work or filter them with given category navigation bar. Thanks to advanced portfolio management options which helps creative people to use custom categories (skills) and page layout style for portfolio section.
Blog Features : Your news posts and content rich articles will look amazing with elegant blog section. This theme has simple yet a tightly content focused blog section that provides excerpt mode and featured image support. All blog post entries will look eye catchy with big featured images and nice typography. Thanks to ThemeTrust for offering In-Post navigation bar (Next/Previous Posts) on the bottom area for portfolio and blog posts.
If you really love search engine optimized and content friendly WordPress theme then Ridge WordPress theme should be your top choice.
Other Features :
Testimonials Post : Your client’s experience can be great proof of your excellent work quality. That’s why, Theme Trust provides Testimonials post type support so that agencies can display testimonials of past clients with photo. The custom post type provides option to add title (client’s) name, Featured image (client’s photo in round shape).
The page editor provides description box which is the place to add all words that is spoken by client’s as testimonials. Once you fill-out all contents then it automatically makes nice presentation of all testimonials. You can display them on homepage area or on separate page also.
Customization : This task seems very hard to those people who have low budget and don’t know programming. But Theme Trust has released this portfolio template for novice and all users in goal. So you have no reason to feel pain when it comes to customize colors, layouts and anything on the website. Just use customizer and live preview to make and see changes in live mode.
The options panel will show you list of fonts, color options, background options, front-page banner options, and everything. So you have to make choice from given options and that’s it. It takes only few moments to setup website with customizer panel. The responsive design keeps Ridge Theme in super resized mode. So user can view contents easily on any small devices with scrolling horizontally.
Other features includes custom widgets, social links, custom shortcodes, video support, translation options an more. This is best selling portfolio theme that covers all modern websites feature. I highly recommend it to agencies, photographers and all creative bloggers.
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