Benson Demo CSSIgniter : Responsive Photo Gallery WordPress Theme

Benson photo gallery WordPress theme for people wanting to display their photo collection. It is a responsive theme by CSSIgniter which enables you to create online portfolios. Whether you need a a photo blog, gallery site or a professional portfolio portal, it works for every need. The responsive design keeps this theme compatible for most of the devices including tablet and smart phones.

Benson WordPress Portfolio Gallery Theme - CSSIgniter

If you have been struggling to find client’s for your photography business then it’s time go create online presence. Those people who already have outdated boring website can also revise their website look by replacing current theme with this one.

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Homepage / Widgets : Benson WordPress Theme

This is top important part of this portfolio showcase template because most of the visitors first come on homepage area. CSSIgniter provides special widgets list for homepage and other widget areas. The homepage let’s you display selected portfolio gallery, blog posts and other stuff using custom post type widget. The widgets are provided with options to choose post type and number of posts.

Benson Widgets

You can also edit color style, background, and apply custom overlay style for home widget sections. If you want to add more style then you can enable parallax effect. There is an option called “stretch background image” which can fill entire widget section with background image.

Homepage includes two main widgets, If you select “Latest Post Type” widget then it displays “X” number of latest posts from selected post type. If you choose “Post Type Items” widget then you can display selected posts from specific post type. The page editor shows “Frontpage” template in attributes list. Once you selected frontpage then you will other home options below editor

Benson Custom Post Type Widget Options

The homepage has 3 primary layouts where you can choose Image, Video or Slider as hero section. The hero section shows video, image or slideshow on the top of the page, just before contents. This section uses full-width mode to fill entire space with selected elements. So it is upto yo whether you want to use custom slideshow, video or a static image.

Hero Section - Benson Frontpage

Features Details : CSSIgniter Photography Theme

Custom Header : The header is optimized to give you freedom for menu and logo placements. So you will see 3 custom layouts where you can place logo on top, left or center position. If you pick logo on left then menu will go on right side, for center logo the menu will be shown in split mode. And for top logo position you will see logo on the bottom.

Header Styles - Benson

The header shows 2 text fields where you can use simple or HTML text contents. So it is good place to display custom link, phone, email or other other stuff. Social icons are also visible on demo header, It needs one click (check the social box in customizer) to display all your social links with header. You must know that Benson provides top and primary menu bar. So it is sufficient to display all your main links with multiple navigation menus.

Floating Menu - Benson Header Preview

The floating header keeps your navigation bar visible to the visitors when scrolling with the page. Floating mode is mostly used with all modern WordPress themes especially with long page layouts.

Customizer Controls : CSSIgniter WordPress themes are always provided with customizer integration. So you can see all theme options with customizer along with preview board. The customizer includes options for Portfolio, Header, Frontpage, Menus and more. This one control panel will show you several options for color, typography and layout settings.

Benson Gallery Listing Options :

Portfolio : Whether you need a gallery showcase or portfolio page, you will get page attributes for listing page. Benson WordPress theme offers custom portfolio listing page options. So you can choose custom title, header image and details as required. Apart from that, it shows list of layout options after you choose portfolio from page attributes list.

Portfolio Listing Page - Benson

This is where you can choose 2,3 or 4 columns with grid or Isotope filter layout. The filter shows category buttons so user can sort-out all portfolio or gallery listing posts easily. You can add multiple listing page by selecting custom categories and layout style. These options are found below page editor while creating new page for portfolio listing.

Same way, project post type also provides layouts that includes 1/2/3 columns , tiled columns, tiled mosaic etc. By selecting right post layout, you can display all your project Listing in nice way. The layout helps you to improve the way all images shown with portfolio posts. If you just need to show photos then you can create gallery also.

Benson Portfolio Post Type - Full Post Preview

Final Words : PhotoShowcase Theme

If you don’t want to use built-in options for portfolio or gallery management, then you can also try external plugins like : Envira Gallery, NextGEN Gallery, Sunshine Photo Cart etc. The theme allows you to assign custom header image for all pages including contact, blog, portfolio etc. Apart from homepage and portfolio, you will also find a gorgeous blog page.

Blog page and Widgets - Benson

Thanks to CSSIgniter Benson for offering custom widgets to display latest projects, social links, banners and other stuff. Apart from sidebar, you will get 4 columns footer to display contacts, business timings and other stuff.

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