Ridge is a truly superb portfolio theme that puts your work in top focus. It is ThemeTrust WordPress theme for creative photographers, agencies and designers. Whether you want to share photo collection, video or audio, it will always present your work in nice way.
Most of the portfolio templates come with listing options and custom layouts. But, this theme provides many more options like unique blog page, header on left and more.
Frontpage Overview : Ridge Theme Trust
Home Page Banner : With top homepage banner, it provides you opportunity to promote products and call to action text. The banner background image size that is supported for this section is : 1700px x 1000px. This is just recommended size, so you can use any other size variation as required. Many people prefer to show affiliate banners, personal product banner or adsense ads.
You can also enter custom text or HTML code with to create call to action box with link. This way, you can add personal introduction and place a link to diver user on product page, portfolio section, contact or any other page.
Frontpage Contents : Ridge WordPress theme shows portfolio entries on homepage. Though, you can also set any other page to be displayed as homepage. You can have blog posts, custom business page, service page or any other page as homepage. If you don’t prefer to show portfolio items on homepage then you must create additional page to display project entries.
The portfolio listing page shows all items in grid style. The featured thumbnails preview of all work samples in quick mode. Placing mouse pointer on thumbnails will show you zoom-in hover effect along with project title. This is best way to entice user to view full project post and make them browser more contents.
Features We Liked The Most :
Header On Left : Having been placed on the left side, header will look awesome and stay visible all the time. The left sidebar shows everything including header elements and custom widgets. So, you will have a floating left sidebar that shows custom logo, menu links, and widgets. This type of fixed header provides god on-site connectivity from everywhere on the website.
The sidebar in demo shows social links, and text widget. You will have option to add any logo and desired widgets to promote necessary contents. The sidebar shows menu in vertical style which also supports drop-down to display additional links. So, you will have lots of space to display all top links under main navigation bar.
Portfolio Options : Agencies and most of the creative business people requires a portfolio or product showcase page. And ThemeTrust offers it’s own custom portfolio options with custom post type with Ridge theme. You will first have to create portfolio listing page with right attribute found on page editor. Then can add skills which are used to manage portfolio projects just like categories used to mange blog posts.
Then click “Add New Project” to create new post that shows image gallery, slider and all contents. You can also embed videos and place other details for with every project that you add using portfolio post type. The portfolio listing page will show all entries in grid style or you can also use masonry grid for dynamic presentation.
The portfolio page can have Ajax filter options so user can view all work or click filter buttons to view certain work. You can also setup paginated style portfolio that shows some enterprise and numbered pages to check previous posts.
More Details : Ridge WordPress Theme
Blog Section : Many portfolio templates provide blog template with simple and boring design. But, ThemeTrust has integrated a highly visually stunning blog template so you can use this theme as standalone blog too. If you are an artists, designer or photo blogger then you need visually amazing blog template for content marketing.
This theme has best blog template that shows all post entries with large featured image size with excerpt and read more in center alignment. You will also find comments count and bold title to attract visitors towards contents. The blog page can display custom title and details on the top of the page. Hence, it will be helpful for SEO purpose if you add main keywords with blog intro paragraph.
Testimonials : Ridge is the best portfolio theme because it provides special listing options to add client’s testimonials. The testimonial is made of featured image, title (company or client’s name), and quite (their words / experience). If you enable homepage testimonials section then it will highlight recent testimonials entries automatically.
Last but not least, Responsive layout adds extra benefit to the overall features list. You can view demo over mobile or any device, or just resize browser size. The theme shows slider, image gallery, header and everything nicely on any screen size. The header shifts to top area automatically when you browser website from small screen device.
Next/Previous links are always displayed below blog and portfolio projects and it will improve page-views also. This could be the best ever portfolio WordPress theme for any one who needs an elegant and professional project showcase site for business, freelancing, or personal need.
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