Minimalis is a premium WordPress theme for bloggers who loves minimal design. It is a 3rd party genesis child theme from Zigzagpress theme shop. This theme keeps minimalism and content in the middle focus to deliver best browsing speed. Checking the live demo gives a nice feel while viewing homepage and reading blog posts. This is all because of clean and content focused layout which keeps readers focused on the website.
Who Can Use Minimalis Genesis Theme ?
As long as you are a WordPress blogger or want to start blog journey with WordPress CMS then you are right candidate for Minimalis theme. This genesis blogging theme is prepared to deliver you 2 benefits in single design concept. It keeps content is main focus using visual imagery in the form of background style, featured image and attractive headings. Mostly, blogs are designed to sow-off contents and widgets to catch reader’s attention.
But this WordPress theme uses minimal design with featured sections to target visitor’s attention. Whether you visit single post, blog page or homepage, you will see images as attraction magnet. The responsive design can resize contents easily to fit on the user’s screen. So you never have to create different website versions for tablet and mobile users.
The wide full-width layout reserves all space just for contents. It has eliminated sidebar for homepage, single page and all areas which keeps unnecessary widgets away from distracting visitor’s attention. As it is built-on genesis framework (by studiopress), you are getting options to change page layouts, SEO settings and other stuff.
In my opinion, any content marketer, and bloggers can use it for fashion, lifestyle and other niches. This is single blog template that covers best speed, SEO based layout and clean design which is always expected by modern bloggers. Please note that genesis framework is required to use this child theme.
Features Details : Zigzagpress Blog Theme
Front-Page : 2 columns grid layout has been used to create attractive homepage. It gives wide space to display home featured entries as full-width layout frees all space for contents only. The latest post entries are highlighted using big featured images used as background and Title used as overlays. You can also add “Read more”, “Buy now” and other call elements with featured posts.
We love the way it shows custom background style for featured posts. If you look over Minimalis demo then it shows animated video background, simple image and hover effects for homepage featured area. Bloggers can also add “Sign-up form” within grid area to catch more email subscribers.
Hero Section : The top area always shows a big full-screen image just like hero area. If you check homepage or single post then you will notice that header is filled with large background. It shows custom header image for frontpage, and for single blog post it highlights featured image as header featured area. Not only that, it outs header as featured scrolling section so user will feel awesome while scrolling over the page.
Styling Options : Welcoming visitors with large header image is great way to leave great impression. The theme automatically shows a large heading area with bold title (big font style) for each single post. So visitors will easily become more interesting and engaged to read your contents. The customizer panel let’s you setup any font style, color style and background for your website.
So don’t consider this theme as just boring and simple one like other minimal themes in the market. It is definitely a minimal WordPress theme but it still retains the same beauty and performance like all fancy blog templates.
Benefits and Other Details :
Navigation Button : Visitors will see “Hamburger” button on the top left area just below header. This button provides access to navigation bar which is loaded using off-screen panel. This button let’s you toggle to menu section and clicking it again will hide menu panel from the screen.
It uses off-screen sidebar to show all your main links which has been added as primary menu. This is great way to provide mobile friendly system that works on desktop and handy devices.
Single Post : Zigzagpress Minimalis WordPress theme covers single blog post feature to improve browsing experience. The top of each post highlights large headings with background image and big title. As you reach over bottom, yo will see big featured post entries in “Related Posts” section. Hence, visitors can keep browsing more posts from their favourite category area.
You will also see Author box and Threaded comments area for discussion, below every single post. This is best genesis theme ever in terms of readability and content presentation.
Theme Options : This part is covered by WordPress customizer which shows settings and preview box. Administrator can load customizer to make changes in logo, color style, layouts, navigation menu and other areas. The customizer shows all basic and custom theme features at one place So user never have to leave customizer screen. It shows changes in preview window without saving the changes, which can save lots of time and speed up the task.
Last but not least, Minimalis theme shows “Load More” button which uses ajax pagination to load contents. So user can keep loading more articles without re-loading page. This is great way to help visitors keep loading more posts until they find interesting contents. Ajax button can load posts at great speed which can save time taken to browse previous page posts from homepage area.
I would just say that every feminine and male bloggers should go for this theme to increase readers base. It provides unlimited domains support, localized feature and custom shortcodes to develop engaging posts.