Review – Freshlife theme from Theme Junkie store is a blogging and magazine WordPress theme with minimal layout. Freshlife theme can be a good start for any blogger who wants to start blogging instantly after the setup. There is no need to create big modification in the default structure as it is already made with the blogging need in mind. After you finish setup process you can go for some personalized settings like logo upload, menu category selection and other area like color scheme or typography modification depends on your requirements. The admin page has user friendly settings so that general blogger with limited WP customization knowledge can also manage operations of blogging and customizations.
The Freshlife WordPress theme gives you WP-content folder to upload customized logo on your site, after uploading image you can select and specify image path to be shown on the header. The content display style on the homepage is also simple and professional, three featured headline posts are shown on side by side, only featured image and tiles are displayed. Rest of the homepage areas will present all latest articles feed in the list view style. With small thumbnail, excerpt and social media buttons shown on the homepage featured posts look excellent. What i love about this developer’s themes is clean and clear background given all templates.
Twitter, Google plus and Facebook like button attached with every articles will give your readers option to share on their social profiles if they find it useful, thanks to Freshlife theme options. Think of getting shared your articles all over the internet by different users and surely it will make big impact on the search engine result. Pagination buttons are given in the numeric style, that means user can go deep down to the previous articles collection and surf through whole website. The categories list shown over menu creates different navigation structure, for e.g. “Politics” category is given on menu-bar then user having only interest in politics world can click and see all the articles from that area on a separate page.
Menu section of Freshlife theme has remained primary focus for all type of blog, magazine and corporate sites. First of all WP 3.0 power menu system is extremely easy to build and customize categories, and popular page links (about us, contact us) and category sections are easily visible from this global panel. Menu is globally visible from inner pages and homepage. The theme gives you feature to select look for homepage like Magazine style look, Blog style look etc. Once you select and apply it, the homepage will turn to desired look. Further more, you can also choose categories to be shown on front-page with thumbnail size for featured image. For advertisement banners on header and sidebar you can enable widgets and insert Ad code to make ads visible within moments only.
Freshlife Features Review
- Homepage layouts : Blog, Magazine
- Ajax powered sidebar tabber widget
- Google analytics settings box to track blog traffic
- Header banner space : 468×60 size
- sidebar Banner size : 350×250
- Social sidebar widget : Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Rss feed, email
- Flickr photos gallery widget
- Archives drop-down widget (Month wise list)
- Popular Tags widget
- Two menus : Top and bottom of the header
- Logo and Tagline feature
- WP 3.7+ support
- Enhanced for all search engines
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