Review – Aphrodite by CSSIgniter is multi style WordPress portfolio theme supported by jQuery sections and responsive design. As the theme brings portfolio feature in the main focus it will be suitable to designers, artists, photography professionals, website designers firms. I really love the way it gives you freedom to add your personalized look and introduction on the homepage, the header panel will accept custom WP 3.0 powered menu categories that means you can ask visitors to access best portfolio template, contact page or other important areas. Logo has normal space on the left corner that is enough to add small professional looking logo image and any tag line message below logo image. A thine line is applied to separate header and body section.
To impress clients it is always good idea to begin with some personal or business introduction, Aphrodite Theme has put personal text message box on the top above slider. Writing some lines of personal biography will offer some clue of your work background. The slider box is placed with custom background, with custom texture nor background the slider would look much batter than plain style. Also it uses best transition effects which can be rarely found on their WordPress themes. Slider options has timing box to add “value” in milliseconds like 3000 for 3 seconds. Choosing listing portfolio items from category is very simple, and also you can mark any portfolio post for featured slider from the post editor page directly.
The Aphrodite WordPress theme for CSSIgniter has four featured columns to add selected page or portfolio listings. There are also possibilities to add customers testimonial widget, recent posts widget above footer panel. The bottom section for footer bar is good place to add selected widgets of your choice which could be calendar widget, Blog roll widget, jQuery powered twitter widget which doesn’t need refresh to display newly posted message on twitter. jQuery effect is also used on the pagination, using it with pagination is great idea of the developers. Because when you click on some page number from the pagination bar it will only reload content section and not the whole website itself. It will quickly load page and also take less time to improve performance.
Aphrodite Portfolio theme includes page templates for different tasks, for e.g. blog page to post news or latest project news. Full Width template available is good too for posting portfolio or post having wide images. Translation to change language is performed using “Localization” feature, this unique translation mode is very quick to transform whole website to other language at single run only. Portfolio post type is maintain portfolio listing with it’s own post type and taxonomy which is best way to quickly add portfolio posts. For regular business sites having less need of portfolio will also find it useful, and this is the benefit of using customization templates. You can transform them to any look as per requirement, and will worth spending money for single template to use for multiple purpose.
Aphrodite Features Review
- Portfolio post to handle portfolio listing
- Attractive portfolio slider at homepage
- SEO to rank fine on search engines
- Multiple widget locations
- Compatible with all types of browsers
- Responsive to adjust over dynamic screen resolutions
- Translation friendly template design
- WP 3.0 custom menus
- Footer with 3 columns
- Intro text box below homepage menu