Meet Reel : One of the top rated responsive video WordPress Theme by WPZOOM. This theme delivers best layout where you can use Portfolio/gallery or simple blog platform to promote videos. Whether you are a studio, entertainment blogger, or a tutorial website, this theme is suitable for any purpose where video is primary object. While sharing media elements, you can also use it to share services, blog articles, and sell online products through WooCommerce.
This is best WordPress video template we have seen so far and that’s why we are going to review it to see what it has in pocket.
Develop Enganing Homepage : Reel WordPress Theme
Unyson Page Builder : The default homepage will show only latest post entries just like regular blogs. But, you can still set a static homepage using Unyson Page Builder. Busy or novice users can simply uploa the demo files to copy the same homepage as visible in demo. If you want to setup unique homepage then you can choose page builder to display latest news, featured videos, or galleries on homepage.
This video theme is delivered with pre-defined templates so you can easily setup homepage, about page and service listing page. No need to work with coding or other time wasting process as page builder and theme options panel can do the job perfectly.
Back-End Theme Options : ZOOM framework comes with all the settings that you might need to control portfolio, homepage, and other stuff. Thanks to easy controls which has been provided with options panel. You can set pagination style, and number of entries displayed on portfolio listing page. Besides that, it shows Recent posts settings, homepage slideshow settings, framework options and all general settings on single page.
You will get custom post types with Reel WP theme to create slideshow and portfolio. These many features are really helpful while managing video website without coding skill.
Best Performance : When you have good looking website and flexible options then you have won half battle. But what comes on top is performance and content presentation style. If you browse a few pages from demo then you will see good spacing, and alignments are automatically applied to listing pages and home sections. The fast page loading speed secures good spot for SEO ranking while delivering smooth page load speed on desktop and handy devices.
Most Important Features : WPZOOM Video Theme
Video Slideshow : You might have seen standard slideshow with images and texts, but this time you are getting something new. This unique slider will show video as background so that user will see streaming videos on back-side with text overlays. The light-box support is made available with slider so that videos are easily played in separate frame for video type slides.
Admin user can set a featured image as fall-back to video slides, so that user can see image when video is not loaded. Mobile user’s can see streaming video in slider so if you use featured images then it will be used when video is not loaded. The slider options panel provides embed features to define self hosted or 3rd party video links.
Besides that, you can still generate regular slides with simple images, texts and buttons.
Portfolio Templates : Reel WordPress theme uses a best portfolio / gallery listing system to promote videos or work samples. You can choose one layout from 3 portfolio page styles that includes Isotope, Infinite Scroll and Standard layout. The Isotope layout will show navigation bar to filter the projects with grid listing board. The Infinite scroll layout will automatically load portfolio entries from previous page as you keep scrolling down.
The last is default layout where you see grid style page with numbered pagination. Hence, all type of portfolio layouts are available here to use auto filter, auto loading or manual pagination based portfolio system. The options page will help you define total columns that is used for listing page. You can also enable Lightbox for portfolio page.
Reel WPZOOM : Best Portfolio Theme
Header Navigation : If you haven’t checked this part yet then do it now. Look at the each element that you see within header : Logo, Search box, Menu etc. Then scroll down on page and see the floating header visible all time on scrolling. All modern entertainment or video websites prefer to add fixed header so that user can always browse top categories and pages.
Visual Customizer : We already talked about back-end options panel and it’s advanced options. You are still getting visual customizer panel that shows color controls, homepage settings, font customizer, widget controls and other elements. The options panel can easily setup header elements, widget areas, background style, and everything.
Responsive Layout : Reel has been rated as best mobile friendly WordPress video theme because of it’s dynamic responsive layout. The theme adapt to most of the devices including different browser programs. You can test video portfolio and other elements from live demo to see how it responds to small screen. The video light-box, portfolio grid, blog listing and navigation menu will resize automatically.
Blog page is still there to share news or you can choose blog as homepage to develop a video blogging site. Thanks to WPZOOM for offering sidebar support for blog and other pages so that authors can promote contents using widgets. The footer spares 3 columns widget space so that visitors can find menu links, banners, social links or other stuff.
If you are entertainment studio, creative Videographer or a travel blogger then choose this theme to spread your work using video as key object.
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