A very important part of building a photography website is being able to grab and hold on of the visitors’ attention. If people get distracted or confused just for a second – they will press the back button. If you really want to keep your visitors to your website, you need this minimalist theme.
An amazing homepage slider, which loads extremely fast and has smooth transitions. The theme has been optimized for all kinds of visual arts, including videos, so you will have no problem uploading your own videos, or even embedding them.
Why This is a Great Minimalist Photography Theme
Core isn’t a good theme because we, or anyone else for that matter, said so. It’s good because the people who have the theme are giving it excellent reviews. And why does it receive so many positive feedback from its current clients? Because it’s a good theme. But why do people find this to be one of the best photography themes ever sold on the Internet?
For one, Core comes packed with many predefined designs for the homepage, portfolio, and gallery. There are even custom widgets.
At the moment, there are 3 different homepage styles. Remember that the homepage is the first thing that people are going to see from your website. If you don’t take the time to create an engaging page, then you are going to possibly lose some of the people that visit your website. The predefined styles are there so that you have a good starting point for your project. Even though they are ready to go, after you plug in your content, you will want to make a few changes.
The four portfolio styles are also very good templates for creating a personalized and unique portfolio. Once again, if you are in a hurry and want to launch your website as soon as possible, then you can just plug in your content and you are ready to go.
Optimizing the Theme for Your Needs
We talked about the things that come predefined with the theme. But it’s also important, especially for a photography theme, to have options and settings that will allow you to customize how your website looks. Core allows you to do that very easily. One of the things that every good WordPress theme does is allow you to change the font on your website. You might think that the font on a photography website isn’t important at all. But it’s just the opposite. Because your website is going to have not much written content on it, it’s extremely important that you present it in the best possible way. This is why custom fonts, as well as the content quality, is very important.
The custom shortcodes, for things like lightboxes, information boxes and highlighting, are going to make it very easy for you to create pages which are easy to navigate through (and comprehend). For instance, there are column shortcodes (for 2-6 columns). Instead of using a page builder, you can use the shortcodes to create a custom layout.
The feature that impressed us the most is the customized sidebar. You can create as many sidebars as you like. Then you can set each page a custom sidebar. Of course, if you want, you can set a general sidebar which is going to be added automatically, by default.