Benson is a premium Portfolio and Photography WordPress Themes from CSSIgniter. This theme is meant to work for creative people, agencies and photographers. It just proves best for people having a goal to crate online showcase portal to display photo albums, projects and gallery list. Whether you are a travel photo blogger, fashion artist, agency or a photo studio, you can trust this portfolio theme for all needs.
All business need a website to promote work, services and find potential clients. When you create a business or photography website with CSSIgniter templates, then you get lots of befits. So you never have to look outside to add contact, portfolio or important sections.
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Benson WordPress Theme Overview :
Flexible Homepage : Benson homepage sections in demo are just dropped from custom content widgets. So you are not going to follow a single style like demo or any other restriction for homepage. Each home section shows different elements like Portfolio list, Instagram photos, and more. And you can certainly choose to display anything on homepage that would worth showing for your need.
Some agencies and photographers prefer to display latest albums, latest blog post news, contacts etc. You can also decide your own homepage design before publishing the website. Once you are done with adding listing pages, portfolio, gallery and all contents then you can go for homepage customization. CSSIgniter provides custom content widgets so you can share latest posts from selected post types.
You just need to define what post type or which posts should be presented on home sections. Then it becomes easier to display selected photo albums, gallery list and other stuff. The custom widgets collection is found on back-end side and you can easily drag and drop in right order for homepage area. The widgets provide many options to select posts, post type, number of posts, background style, and other styling related stuff.
If you check homepage then it has a big hero section on the top area. Same way, you can add custom header background images for all pages like contact, blog, portfolio and others.
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3 Homepage Styles : The homepage shows dynamic contents as you prefer from widgets management page or you can use any page builder plugin. So what makes it become unique is front-page top hero sections where you can use 3 choices. Either you can stick a fixed image in hero area, or display gallery slider or a streaming video.
This is how you can welcome your visitors with a creative hero section that shows custom text with nice background. The settings to configure hero section is found below page editor screen while using “Frontpage Template”. So you don’t have to go for extra plugins or coding work to setup hero area as shown in demo.
Header Support : Benson WordPress theme has same header design that is found with most of the modern portfolio themes. But we can see some extra elements that is not provided with any average WP theme. If you check closely then it has extra space to display contacts, email and social links. The logo image and menu links are visible on same block with left and right alignment.
CSSIgniter will given you custom header editor so you can add anything in two text fields like email, phone or any HTML text. The social links are optional so you can enable or disable header social links with check box. The menu bar shows a list of custom links and call to action button which can be useful to take visitors on contact page or anywhere.
Lots of thanks to developers for integrating floating header that always keeps menu, and logo visible on the top. So user will not feel tired while browsing long pages as they can access menu links from any place without scrolling to top.
Other Features : CSSIgniter Portfolio Theme
Portfolio Layouts : The portfolio section is divided into to parts which includes Listing and Projects page. The listing page is created using portfolio page attributes which offers layouts and other options. Hence, you can add custom title, details and choose upto 4 columns layout. For extra flexibility, you can also enable Isotope filter which shows category list on the top of portfolio board.
So visitors can filter and find best projects as per their choice. You can also prefer to keep simple page layout with multiple columns and manual navigation if required. Another part is projects page which is supported by custom portfolio post type. So you need to use projects post type to list all work under portfolio page.
Projects page also provides upto 3 columns, Tiled columns and Tiled mosaic for single posts. Hence, you can easily display bunch of images, details and other stuff for all project listings. This is just built-in portfolio and WordPress gallery. You can also try out other premium or free WordPress plugins as Benson is open to work with them all.
Last Words : CSSIgniter provides custom post type for Testimonials listings. So you are going to create trust and faith into new client’s by showing past client’s opinions. The widgets list includes “Instagram” widget which let’s you show photo shares from instagram account on homepage. It will show number of posts as you define along with Follow button.
Last but not least, WordPress customizer is integrated with options panel so you can change everything easily and watch preview. The customizer includes controls for header, home widgets, colors, fonts, and everything found in Benson theme.
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