Elegant Photography WordPress Theme
This free theme allows photographers to create a beautiful portfolio/blog. The theme design is stylish without overpowering your photos, which deserve to have the visitor’s attention.
Theme features include:
- 3 color schemes (white, gray, dark gray)
- Customizable jQuery slideshow on the homepage
- Portfolio page template
- Wide column page template
- Customizable photo galleries
- Upload your own logo, or just display the site title in text
- Widget-ready sidebar
If you are looking for a free WordPress theme that allows you to showcase your photos and blog posts, this is a great option. The homepage includes a customizable slider. You can easily add or remove photos in the slider, link photos to any page of your choice, and set the transition effect between slides. The lower area of the homepage showcases 4 recent blog posts, including a featured image thumbnail from each post.
On blog posts you can enter a featured image that will be displayed at the top of the page. Those featured images are used to automatically create the thumbnails for the homepage. Pages, in addition to posts, can also have featured images. A custom page template is also included for pages that you want to be one-column (wide with no sidebar).
You can create as many custom galleries as you want for showing off your photos. The galleries show thumbnails of the photos and a lightbox effect is used when images are clicked.
WordPress’s custom navigation menu is used, so you have full control over the links that are included in your main navigation menu (which also supports drop downs). The sidebar is widget-ready so you’ll also have control over the sidebar contents.
Scroll down to see the alternate color schemes.
Documentation for the theme is available here.
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Gray color scheme
Dark color scheme
Published June 14th, 2012 by Steven Snell