Review – Vanilla Theme from ZigZagPress is a portfolio showcase business child WordPress theme for Genesis Framework. Vanilla WordPress Theme is extremely powerful and could be right choice for upcoming project. The clean and minimal look adds more enhancement into overall look of this genesis child theme, and perhaps that’s the reason for it’s wide demand. The homepage section has different sections to add portfolio projects, services, featured pages and other useful contents for better highlight. It has total 3 columns to display contents in automated featured mode and short details using excerpt. What makes it look more beautiful is pure elegant look and spacious structure.
Page Layouts Style : Vanilla WordPress Theme works on Genesis framework of StudioPress and brings powerful layout options from the core framework. Now you can select different page layouts for different pages and posts available on your website. There are three page options for page layout 1) Content/Sidebar 2) Sidebar/Content 3) FullWidth and you can choose all of them for any part of the website. When you are creating post / page you will find layout option and single click is enough to specify your preferred layout choice.
Project Box : Project is another cool featured section of homepage, Vanilla Genesis theme has given you to module to easily highlight all portfolio items on homepage along with useful filter effects. In-addition you will find some great on-hover effects for portfolio featured section, it will improve look and beauty of the project section. Portfolio / Gallery page has 2, 3 and 4 columns layout and administrator has fully power to use suitable layout as required.
Short-codes : Vanilla Child WordPress Theme has default set of ZigZagPress short-codes powered by Genesis Framework, using these ready codes you can use many elements with posts and pages. For e.g. you can use Drop Caps, Columns, Info Boxes, services boxes and pricing tables with single click of mouse button. If you don’t have short-codes then it would become very hard to add all these elements into your pages / posts. The lengthy coding work is done by programmers so that you can directly utilize them in visual mode.
Important Widgets : There are numerous widgets available Vanilla theme bundle and it is not possible to describe them all together. But i can surely make you aware of some important widgets and their benefits, the Newsletter widget comes in my first preference because it can gather many emails from the visitors to send future newsletter about new products or services. Social widget bar is second important element from widets collection, first of all it gives you attractive icons to display social profiles and use them to connect more peoples to your followers list. Twitter widget is also useful to feature latest tweet messages on the website, so that people who come to your website can also refer to recent twitter announcements made on your twitter profile page.
Vanilla Theme Features :
- Extra large slider on homepage
- Company logo and social widget on top header
- Menu-bar at the bottom of header
- Search widget to find contents
- Embed video, images or anything with slideshow
- Add custom pages or categories to homepage
- Portfolio project box at homepage
- Custom post-format for portfolio
- Smooth-on hover effect for thumbnails
- Flickr photo widget
- Back To Top : Auto scroll button
- Lifetime support + Update for product
- Easy to use layouts, typography, short-codes
Child Theme : $49
Genesis Framework : $59.95