Zigzagpress Xplorer : Genesis Portfolio Blogging Theme

Xplorer is a genesis child theme released by Zigzagpress supported by advanced portfolio and blog layouts. The portfolio template is made for freelancers and creative individuals who want to display work or share photos using blog platform. If you want to share your photo gallery, projects or designs with stunning layout then here is a complete solution. The theme looks great with it’s elegant background and clean design which puts all focus directly on contents. It is mainly developed with designers and multi-media bloggers in mind so you can share your work and media elements using custom post options.

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Xplorer Review Zigzagpress - Genesis Child Theme for Portfolio

Xplorer WordPress Theme : What’s Good ?

Most of the bloggers and freelancers who have installed this theme have found it to be highly flexible when it comes to apply custom layout to their pages. If you take a look at demo then you will find that it allows you to select “Masonry Layouts” with 2,3, and 4 columns layout. That means, you can display bunch of posts using featured grid layout.

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Responsive design is another best part of Xplorer which enables mobile, laptop and smart phone users to view contents on their handy devices. The responsive mode will resize images, title, texts, videos and every element in proper way. The default header will present logo and menubar with wide panel but it will display button based menubar when accessed from mobile devices.

Shortcodes Xplorer

Thanks to Zigzagpress team for developing an multi-purpose portfolio blogging theme that brings all modern features in single theme. The live customizer and genesis framework options will provide you with lots of customization options and widgets. Hence, you will not need to use extra widgets to create professional portfolio website or blog platform.

Key Features : Zigzagpress Xplorer Portfolio Theme

There are two main pages available in this theme which are 1) Blog Template and 2) Portfolio Template and you can set any one as your homepage. Apart from that, you can use short-codes to develop creative pages and articles by adding columns, tabs, buttons, sliders and other elements. Total 3 layouts are provided in this theme so you can set pages or posts with Right sidebar, Left sidebar and FullWidth style. The contact page is additional page which comes with built-in form and text block so you can display address or phone numbers.

Homepage Layouts - Masonry blog and Portfolio by Xplorer Genesis Theme

Portfolio Page Options :

Xplorer WordPress Theme is one of the highly popular genesis portfolio theme as it comes with light weight and flexible design. The theme loads with great speed even with multimedia elements which is really good for SEO. The portfolio page in demo shows that it has been integrated with multiple columns masonry layout so user can select upto 4 columns to display portfolio projects.

Portfolio 4 columns layout - Xplorer

You will also find filter buttons near top header area of portfolio page to filter items displayed on the page. For e.g. you may click particular category button to watch only items belong to one category and select “All” button to watch all portfolio items on the page. The genesis portfolio theme has portfolio post type, advanced layout options and everything that is required to create an advanced project presentation website.

Blogging Options :

Whether you are a portfolio blogger or a multimedia blogger, you might need to share videos, slider, gallery, audio and other contents with your articles. That’s why, Zigzagpress Xplorer Theme brings “Blog Post Options” so that you can easily share your favourite media coronets in right style. The blog template gives you opportunity to create custom sidebar or select full-width layout to remove sidebar.

Blog Xplorer

I liked this theme for it’s typography style which looks clean with standard fonts and proper line spacing. You will find like button (heart shaped icon) with every post so you can click like button and give your rating. This rating is displayed with like button so that other users can know about the popularity about particular post.

Please note, this child theme is based on genesis framework powered by StudioPress so you need to purchase it separately if you don’t have it. The product demo and purchase links are given at the end of this article. If I was to launch a portfolio website to present my work then I would surely go for this theme as it has bunch of features necessary to create portfolio or blog.

Xplorer WordPress Theme Zigzagpress

  • Layouts : Sidebar on Right / Left, FullWidth
  • Blog Template : Post types support, Excerpt Display Options
  • Archive page
  • Ajax pagination butto : Click and load more contents
  • Contact page
  • Homepage Layout : Masonry blog / portfolio
  • Large featured images : on-hover effects
  • Mobile friednly layout
  • Best coding : For high speed and SEO benefits
  • Extra page templates and Shortcodes
  • Genesis features suppport
  • Unlimited domains support : No restriction
  • Styling options for : Color skin, Background, Typography
  • Genesis Widgets : Newsletter box, Featured Post
  • And many more

Price : $49 (Child Theme)
Click Here to Get Genesis Framework : $59.95

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