Review : Marilyn WordPress Theme from BluChic is a chic blogging WordPress Theme specifically designed for lifestyle related blogs. Marilyn Theme has multiple layouts hence you can either use it as a blog platform or personal website, or as a combined mode where both modes are available. Whether you are a fashion designer or a full time blogger you can post your knowledge with this theme. The “Fashion” niche is not a limitation of this theme because it is only a recommend niche but alternatively you can use all other niches with custom color and font settings. The premium package has only time fees and then after you won’t have to pay renewal or annual subscription fees.
Square featured slider : Marilyn Theme provides a rectangular featured slider to display images for any blog articles or service page. Moreover title of each slides are displayed at the bottom of the image with transparent white background shade. The slideshow width is maintained in small portion so that the remaining space can be used to display newsletter widget. Automatic running slideshow is the best method to highlight best posts automatically on homepage, on the other hand you will find navigation arrows on the both end with slider.
Newsletter section : BluChic Marilyn WordPress Theme comes with a special newsletter section which provides a form and text box to add custom message for visitors, and here you can describe how they can benefit by subscribing with your newsletter. This section can be easily enabled and disabled according to administrator’s preference. There is a special process that you need to follow in-order to configure MailChimp newsletter plugin with this website. Other newsletter plugins are not supported so be sure to stick with MailChimp only. Newsletter subscribers are ready leads or readers for the future campaigns, and therefore it will given high importance.
Homepage Widget Columns : Marilyn WordPress Theme has three widget columns that will display thumbnail images for the selected posts or pages. You can select any blog post or page from service section to highlight in this area. Once you make selection for the featured columns it will automatically generate thumbnails from the post / page photos and link thumbnails to the source page / post. At the very bottom of the page you will find a widget space where you can display social media widget with buttons to follow on various platforms like Pinterest, Facebook, Google+.
Introduction : This is the middle part of homepage located between Slider and Highlight thumbnail columns, and here you can write some introduction about business or yourself. Marilyn WordPress Theme offers this custom text box with excerpt “Read more” link so that bloggers can write few words about themselves and freelancers / services providers can talk something about their skills, experience and expertise in their own field.
Features of Marilyn WordPress Theme – Bluchic :
- Gallery page with light-box feature
- Widgetized and fully featured homepage
- Square shape slideshow box
- Newsletter location besides slider
- Three highlight sections on homepage
- Introduction box at front-page
- Social followers widget
- Blog section : Large auto generated thumbnails
- Excerpt feature support for blog page
- Short-codes : Multiple text columns (1,2,3), Warning box, Buttons
- Full width page layout
- Post : Video, Gallery, Text and everything
- Logo centered on header and Tagline at bottom
- Bold and dark style menu
Price : Standard : $79