Zen is a flexible genesis child theme that works for multiple websites need. It is a business and portfolio theme developed by Zigzagpress. Checking the live demo shows that it has blog, portfolio and other options. So agencies and business firms can use it to make online presence.
If we talk about core areas then it works with Genesis Framework of StudioPress. So you must have to buy or keep this framework handy before you install child theme.
Zen WordPress Theme Features :
Ready Color Skins : The demo shows an elegant and minimal website which only one example. But you are going to find around 10 pre-defined color skins list within options panel. If those color skins doesn’t fit to your brand need then you can add more from color tool. The color flexibility is also available for header, background, fonts and other elements.
6 Layouts : Whatever pages that you add in Zen theme is provided with flexible layouts. You will find list of all 6 layouts within page editor screen. The genesis settings panel let’s you choose one default layout. So you can either choose custom sidebar layout for page manually or it will automatically apply default style. This layout can add multiple sidebar on single sidebar with lots of widget space.
If you are creating landing page or wide homepage then you can choose full-width layout. If you want to promote banners, recent posts, social links or other stuff then sidebar oriented layout would prove best.
Responsive : Using a flexible design for business or personal need would surely return good results. When you create a website using this genesis child theme then you are getting responsive design support. So mobile, tablet and all visitors will be taken care of by theme itself. Just load demo from any handy devices to see how menu bar, portfolio and other sections adjust on your screen instantly.
Zen Zigzagpress : Core Features Overview
Homepage Design : The homepage shows slider, portfolio, blog posts and calls to action. These elements are added using dynamic shortcodes elements. So you can have these elements on homepage in desired order, remove them or add more sections. The shortcodes makes it easier to display portfolio projects, calls to action, slideshow and other stuff. It requires few minutes to create this type of homepage as visible in demo.
Once you add enough posts or contents in portfolio, blog and other sections then you can highlight them on homepage. The genesis theme package provides custom widgets, shortcodes and other features for easy content management.
Widget Areas : Footer and sidebar both are main widget areas to promote anything within website. These widget locations are mostly visible throughout all pages on the site. So you can enable them and place widgets to display contacts, custom menu links, featured posts and other items. The widgets list provides many other elements so you can display banners, blog category links, search box and other stuff.
Page Templates List : This list includes archive, landing and blog template. So you are already covered when you happen to launch a product landing page. When you want to promote contents or information then you can use blog section to spread news and stories. The blog page provides standard features like excerpt support, featured image, numbered pagination, and Author box on single blog post.
Zigzagpress : Other Benefits
Portfolio : We have talked about most of the contents but still portfolio is not discussed. We all know that portfolio is primary requirements for agencies, and studios. You need a showcase page to promote past projects and sample demo files in nice way. That’s why, Zen WordPress theme brings a custom portfolio support which offers multiple columns listing page layout.
Once yo setup portfolio template then it provides custom post type to add projects. This is how you can insert all product samples and past client’s work list through modern portfolio features.
Customizer : Now coming to final and most important part of website setup. You will see a WordPress customizer having all theme options on single window. The options panel shows preview box so administrators can see all changes instantly. The options page helps you to setup header, menu, page layouts, colors, typography, blog, homepage and more.
This is top responsive genesis portfolio theme that we have seen in genesis child themes collection. We recommend this theme to every one for portfolio or journal websites requirement.
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