VideoHost is a best video blog WordPress theme released by HappyThemes. Any entertainment bloggers can use it to start a video sharing website to promote tutorials, entertainment videos, sport videos or any videos on different topics.
Because of custom homepage layout, it has capability to work as a video blog or magazine theme. The dark color skin with white accent colors makes it look extra bold and appealing.
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VideoHost WordPress Theme Details :
Slider : We love the carousel type big slider given for the homepage. You will see that slider can highlight many posts into single slider without limit. You are not limited to add 4 or 5 slides just like regular video gallery themes. You can add many slides for homepage slideshow and it will display them all with automatic rotation mode.
User can view slideshow with bold and featured style that shows thumbnail on left and information (title, details, Read more link) on the right side. The slider bottom section highlights small thumbnails for each slide with navigation arrows. You can only see 6 slides at a time and view more slides entries (list) with navigation buttons. The slider display port and container (bottom) both has navigation arrows.
Auto Video Thumbnails : This feature really becomes important for any video sharing blog or news portal. VideoHost WordPress theme contains automatic video embedding features that will not only insert video in blog posts, but also create thumbnails for featured listings. So, bloggers don’t have to crop and upload featured images manually. This process saves lot of time required to share video articles as it managed embedding and thumbnail creation process.
Responsive : First of all, we tested demo on the mobile and tablet devices before review process. Because, if this feature is not supported then there is no meaning to review this product. And we just found it amazing on all the devices that we had during demo test. The videos, slideshow, blog articles, navigation menu, header and every part can adapt to screen resolution easily.
Homepage and Other Features : HappyThemes Video Theme
Homepage Sections : The dynamic homepage is always ready to display everything including slideshow, recent posts and featured post entries. All these elements are optional so you can show them all or disable some of them. The demo highlights a featured section along with best posts selected from particular category. The title of this section looks bold and clicking it will take user to the “Featured” category to browse more articles.
The “Recent Video” section highlights latest blog post entries in 3 columns grid covering most of the width space. The same grid layout is used for all archive pages and other sections to display maximum featured posts in single page.
Ad Listing Options : VideoHost is a best video blogging theme with advertisement support. You can let visitors browse nice entertainment videos and also display ad banners in different locations to get revenue. There are built-in ad slots available for frontpage body area, header, single articles etc. If you need more space then you can use widget areas like sidebar and footer to promote ad banners.
Gamers and fashion bloggers can use affiliate programs or adsense to make revenue from website. The single ad control panel can enable / disable certain ad slots and it also provides box to insert Ad code.
Widget Support : The footer covers 3 columns area to display all top categories, featured posts and other stuff using widgets. Sidebar also shows a vertical widget bar with homepage, single post, archive and all pages. Many thanks to HappyThemes for adding custom widgets support to display most viewed videos, blog categories, social links and more.
VideoHost Video Blog Theme : Best Features
Header Area : The header is there to display your video blog as a brand and navigation links in one place. The top and the bottom header includes two menu options and space for social media links. The primary menu is shown on the bottom header area with optional floating style. Secondary menu can be placed on the top of the header. The header middle space is reserved to highlight logo and wide banner.
Blog Post Elements : The single video posts or any regular articles can be optimized to display sharing buttons for top social media sites. The social media options can add sharing links on top and bottom within all articles. The other element is “Related Posts” area that is available on bottom with featured post or simple list view style entries.
You can configure social bar to display sharing links for selected sites. Related post area can also be set to display fixed number of posts, custom post display style and taxonomy of your choice.
Last Words : The entire theme control is available within WordPress customizer. VideoHost theme is configured with visual theme options and detailed controls. So, video bloggers can easily select best color style, font style, header style, homepage style and other elements. The numbered pagination is used to browse more contents from frontpage or any archive pages.
Right bottom corner shows fixed back to top button so user can scroll to the top of the page with only single click. If you have been looking for a best video gallery blogging theme then you don’t have to search for extra plugins. This one theme can help you embed videos from big video hosting sites and share them with blog articles.
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