Meet Epicurean : A professional and visually best journal theme for food bloggers. ThemeShift developed this theme for professional food and recipes bloggers so they can share ideas effectively. You always tend to face content presentation issues when you choose regular blog templates to share food and cooking ideas.
But this theme eradicates all issues that that arises while sharing recipes. Every cook, mom blogger, and recipe expert can try out this WordPress food blog template.
What We Liked About ThemeShift Epicurean ?
Blog templates are general provided with a standard post listing layouts and couple of widgets. But those templates can not deliver best content presentation experience. That’s why ThemeShift decided to create a multi-purpose blogging theme that works for food, recipe and other niches. If you take over a quick journey for live demo then it will prove it’s unique side.
Whether it is homepage, blog post or other areas, you will see multiple options for every element. Hence, bloggers will get choices to add single and multiple columns to highlight latest recipes and articles. Same way, you can use sidebar widget area to promote best response, categories and banners. If you don’t need sidebar for some pages then you can disable it for those sections.
The responsive layout keeps Epicurean WordPress theme into adaptive mode. So visitors will not have to scroll horizontally to read articles. Just like all professional sites, it can also adapt over smallest screens. No matter what devices are used by your readers, it just works easily with smart phones and all browser programs also.
Epicurean Features Overview :
Homepage Slider : The way this theme shows slider is really amazing. It takes full-width space to present slide-show in appealing style. So you can choose to present best recipes, food tips, cooking videos and other stuff in slider. Visitors see this element on the top of homepage so you can get more views for those elements that is being featured in slider. The slider helps you to display categories, title and link to visit source page.
Along with automatically running slider, user will see navigation arrows on hovering mouse in slider area. This is good spot to share all top stories on homepage area so that new visitors can easily locate good stuff in little time.
Home Layouts : Just spread all your latest stories on homepage area in whatever style you like. If you love to use big featured images and long excerpt then you can choose regular list view style with single columns. And for those recipe bloggers who wants to add plenty of stories can select “Grid” layout for homepage. You can choose grid style with sidebar or full-width mode.
The good thing about Epicurean WordPress theme is the ability to present contents. It shows custom featured box for every post type. So user will see gallery, video and all post types in unique featured mode. The theme shows “Read more” button and excerpt (as defined from back-end) for list view style posts for homepage. And for grid page, you can directly access full post by clicking on post title or featured thumbnail.
ThemeShift Recipe and Blog Post Features :
Post Format Styles : Like all large food blog platgorms, this theme also comes with custom post formats. Hence, bloggers can easily share videos, photo gallery, audio files and other media elements. The post formats are given with multiple styles that includes Banner, Content and Full-width mode. If you are creating gallery post then it will ask you to select large or small banner size.
Banner is actually a full-width media section that is given on the top of the post. It shows slider (gallery), featured image, and video, just above the post title. So visitors will see it first before anything on your blog posts and then you will see content area.
Below Post Options : When user have finished reading post they he can access category and tags list to see more posts. Apart from that, Epicurean helps you to present social sharing icons below post. So user can share it instantly with single click. Other sections (below post) includes Author intro box, Featured posts, Comments box etc.
Widget Support : Sidebar and footer are main widget sections which can promote links, or any contents. ThemeShift offers Instagram widget to help you add more followers and display instagram photos section on footer area. Authors can share top categories, recent posts, affiliate/adsense banners, and other stuff on widget sections.
Final Words : Food Blog Theme
Recipe Index : The documentation will show you how yo can add a custom recipe index page. So for now, we will tell you importance of this feature. Epicurean theme uses recipe feature to list all cooking steps in proper style. Along with normal post, you can add recipes, images, videos and other stuff. The editor will show you options to choose custom post format, shortcodes and formatting options required to create stunning posts and pages.
The index page will display multiple category sections with thumbnails. Hence, user can easily browse similar category posts under single block. The top of the page shows recipe navigation category bar. So user can click on any category to directly reach on that are. Clicking a link on navigation category automatically scrolls you on relevant section which can speed-up scrolling and browsing.
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