Review – Bijou theme by ZigzagPress is a multipurpose portfolio child WordPress theme works over Genesis Framework. The structure of Bijou WordPress theme is compatible to different business niches that means it can be used for project developers, freelancers and corporate agencies. The theme developer claims that it is best product for portfolio need as there is a support available for portfolio post and filter support to sort product in single moment only. Apart from portfolio modules you will find featured column blocks to add best skills, company information. There are four columns available to use on homepage that means you can post maximum information.
Service Columns : As we already discussed that homepage of Bijou WordPress theme consist of four columns and that will give you freedom to add four main category of your services or projects. Moreover you can use content boxes and expandable sections to detailed information about company, work, expertise and more. All information columns are powered to show-up title, details with button to access full page or post. If you want to display featured image then you can also do that, though featured image is not shown for these columns in demo.
Portfolio Box : Bijou Genesis theme has excellent portfolio board available at homepage, thanks to the ZigzagPress developers for adding this important section on homepage. The regular portfolio theme only shows recent portfolio items and link to portfolio section, but here is different. All portfolio items will be shown with category button to view items from the selected categories and “Show all” default button to view items from all categories. Single row can display four items, because homepage has four column design.
Beautiful Slider Panel : Bijou WordPress Theme is made of big slider panel to present important part of the website with broad style. The slider gives you option to choose best pages or posts from your website to highlight on the slideshow. Moreover there are slider related options available to select slider timing for automatic mode, transition effect and more. Background design of slider navigation arrows and title (displayed with slides) is kept transparent to maintain full visibility of the featured image displayed over slider.
I wouldn’t say that only Bijou theme has all these options and no other theme can offer it. What is unique part of this theme is framework user friendly design and various page layouts and homepage customization options to change design according to business nature. General user find it troublesome when it comes to customization but with this genesis child theme novice user can also enter into options panel and play with color options, layouts, homepage modules, widgets, short-codes without any problem.
Bijou Portfolio WordPress Theme can offer reliable and highly optimized platform to load contents smoothly. Better filter and navigation is another advantage of using this theme, and all these features may also play important role to gain ranking on search engines. All ZigzagPress child themes are designed and developed with SEO in mind to save you from Panda and Penguin update and achieve best result in SEO ranking.
Bijou Features Review
- Advanced slider design
- Header bar : Logo image and Menu bar
- 10 ready color schemes
- 10 background texture design
- Post message below slider (Welcome, Promotion)
- Portfolio homepage featured section
- Page layouts support
- Portfolio : Custom post type + Template
- Blog page to release news articles
- Service columns : total 4
- Flickr, Social media widget
- Add any widget to sidebar / footer
- Lifetime free update + help support
Child Theme : $49
Genesis Framework : $59.95