Underwood ThemeShift : Modern WordPress Blogging Theme

Underwood by ThemeShift is a modern blogging theme for personal and professional bloggers. It is suitable for any one who wants to share photo galleries, videos, audio tracks and other stuff in style. Whether you want to start a personal blog platform or a tutorial site, it is good for all.

The Search Engine Optimized design and clean structure always keeps your blog on the top of the competition. If you really want to get more organic visitors and many page-views then here is all rounder blog template.

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Underwood ThemeShift : Benefits Quick Overview

As I said that this is a multi-purpose blog template so it can be used by stylish, simple and professional bloggers. People like food bloggers, fashion bloggers, photographers, and journalist are the main target of this blog theme. It has multiple homepage layouts where you can use standard or grid type layouts. The homepage should be good enough to attract more readers and you can optimize it using 3 ready layouts.

If you wants to share lots of featured posts on homepage area then grid layout would be perfect solution. And for those bloggers who wants to display a few entries on homepage with large view can try out standard list view style. The standard homepage layout shows all blog post entries in big size as it has single content column with lots of space.

Featured Post Preview - Underwood Homepage

Underwood is a premium WordPress journal theme with best responsive design. So user can easily browse though your videos, galleries, slider, menu and other stuff from small screen devices. You just need to pick this theme as your blog template and it will do the rest to serve mobile, tablet and all other users. The demo preview clearly shows that ThemeShift developers has put equal focus to highlight widgets, featured posts and social sharing sites.

The font style, background and color skin in default layout looks best in-terms of readability. Though you can change colors, background or anything with options panel or keep using default one which is good for beginners. These are the top benefits of using this WordPress blogging theme, keep reading to know more about post layouts and other stuff.

Underwood ThemeShift : Main Benefits

Homepage Layouts Details : As I said that ThemeShift has included 3 layouts so bloggers can go for any one that works for their blog niche. In my opinion all of them are great, but you can choose grid layout to get more views for media type blogs. If you just want to share simple informative articles or reviews then list view (standard) style would be more suitable.

The standard layout just uses one column to use all content area to display featured post entires. If you think to switch over grid layout then you have got 2 choices. Either you can select Grid with sidebar which includes 2 columns for featured post and sidebar for widgets. And by selecting “Grid with Full-Width” layout, you are getting total 3 columns grid structure without sidebar.

Homepage Layouts - Underwood

So authors wanting to promote multiple posts and display widgets should go for 2 columns layout. For those who only wants to display several posts and nothing else can go for 3 columns layout. This is a general idea as per my expeirence, I would suggest bloggers to try out different layouts to see what works for them.

Whatever home layout style you choose, you will always find frontpage banners in the form of homepage post slider. This is great option to attract visitor’s to check out top trending contents.

Widget Areas : The footer and sidebar are known as standard widget areas for all WordPress themes. Underwood also provides multiple places so you can share social links, recent posts, blog categories, banners and more. The footer section has a top widget area to display Instagram photo gallery using full-width style. The bottom footer area has multiple widget columns which is ideal to share contacts, author intro or anything.

The theme serves you with custom widgets so you can highlight Featured Posts with thumbnails. Not only that, you can also add custom links, advertisement banners, social profile links, and much more.

Footer Widgets - Underwood Blog Theme

ThemeShift Blog Features :

9 Post Formats : Bloggers can take full benefit of ready post formats which help them share video, photo, and simple content in different styles. For every article you will see post formats list on editor screen. So you can pick right post format that is suitable for your next article. The first is standard post with sidebar which is good for regular articles, and Standard full width style is good when you only want to display article contents and no sidebar widgets.

Underwood provides media post format support for For musicians and music bloggers. They can use “Audio Banner” format to display music player on the top of the article in banner area and “Audio Content” format to showcase audio player within content section.

Underwood Post Tyles - Custom Formats

Same format style applies to Video posts as we discussed about Audio. The “Video Banner” shows video on the top banner region and if you choose “Video Content” format then video is shown with contents.

The last one is “Gallery Post Type” which provides 3 post formats. If you choose “Gallery Content” format then it shows photo gallery using slider within content region. “Gallery Banner Small” format will use small image slider to display photo gallery on the top. The “Gallery Banner Large” style uses big featured image slider to show gallery on the top and contents on the bottom.

Post Formats - Underwood ThemeShift

Every post format has it’s own style and options which is found on back-end area. So you will find easy way to embed video, embed music tracks, and create gallery from photo collection. Stylish bloggers can now enjoy great freedom of sharing interactive articles without using extra plugins.

Other Details and Conclusion :

Underwood WordPress theme gives you single post with all necessary elements so that readers can easily navigate to other articles. The social sharing buttons are attached on home featured post entries and also on single post. So readers are encouraged to spread good articles around their social communities. The bottom area shows Author details, and Related post entries as suggestion to browse other similar contents.

Single Post Preview - Underwood Demo

Visitors can also add their comments using comments box that is shown below all blog articles. Just like demo, you can also generate custom pages like About, Contact and more as required. We love this theme for it’s clean code style and parallax effects which makes websites look more shiny. The customizer theme options panel is available to help you carry out all changes in your blog platform.

Every blogger who is putting main focus on media and text contents should try out this WordPress theme.

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