Underwood is a stylish WordPress blog theme from ThemeShift. This WordPress theme is ideal for modern authors, content writers and bloggers alike. If you have been failing to generate more page-views with current blog platform then it’s right time to switch to new theme. Using this WordPress blog template, yo ca not only improve page-views but also create a very appealing platform.
The theme covers everything from custom post types to homepage layouts. So you just have to make choice for what works for you and that’s it. Everything is nicely manageable from a user friendly options panel which gives you peace and flexibility. So let’s dig into features list to get more idea about top blogging blogging features.
Main Features Review : Underwood Blog Theme
Homepage Layout and Featured Posts : If you use standard homepage layout then it gives you ability to use wide space for featured post entries. You are still getting sidebar support to highlight best widgets like Banners, Author intro, Social links and more. Underwood theme primarily have 3 layouts : Standard, Grid layout with sidebar and Grid layout with full-width style.
If you prefer to stay with default standard layout like demo then you can optimize post view style. The homepage shows demo posts with bold title, large featured image, excerpt snipped, and Read more button. Along with that, user will also find social media sharing buttons. If you browse multi-columns grid layout then it will only show small post title and small thumbnail.
Though, social sharing buttons are shown all all blog posts when you access it in full preview mode. The grid page with sidebar shows 2 columns and grid page without sidebar shows 3 columns as it gets extra space by eliminating sidebar.
Single Post : When you enter into single post then you will see whole article with heading (banner), contents and below post area. This theme looks great with parallax type banner where you can display post title, and media elements. The sidebar is available with all posts to display advertisements, recent comments, category list and more.
If you scroll down to the bottom of the post then it will show Author box, Social share buttons, Related posts, Threaded comments box etc. So user is always engaged with your blog when he browse single post, homepage, sidebar or any other areas.
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Widget Ares : Underwood WordPress theme is supplied with custom widgets collection so bloggers can take full benefit of widget areas. The sidebar and footer are both equipped with widget sections. Just like sidebar, you can use footer area to display Featured posts, Blog categories, Author information and more.
You can also display Instagram photos list and Follow button using Instagram widget. Whether you want to place affiliate banners, Adsense ads, custom links or featured posts, widgets will help you for everything.
Post Styles : The post types features list includes excellent blog post features that will improve viability of media posts. As a blogger, you need to share simple as well as media rich articles and that’s where you can use this feature. Apart from standard posts, you can use Audio, Video and Gallery post types.
The standard post uses featured images on the header banner area as parallax background. If you choose Audio or Video post styles then you get option to use them as Banner or Content. The banner style post shows audio player or video into top region, which is called banner area. And if you choose “Content” style media post then it shows video and audio player into article, within body area.
The gallery post provides 3 styles which shows gallery into content area. Or you can use “Banner Small” to display small gallery slider, and “Banner Large” to display large gallery slideshow. I would recommend browsing these post styles from live demo which can give you more idea about it’s nice presentation style.
Before conclusion, you should know that Underwood also includes slider, floating menu and, many color and font customization options. Other features includes responsive and SEO ready design, parallax effects, WooCommerce support and GPL license for Unlimited Domains. This theme should prove for all modern bloggers who wants to create blog for modern readers.
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