If you want a theme which will have as little distractions as possible, then Essenza is just for you. The homepage consists only of a menu bar on the top and photos below it. On hover the photo becomes prominent, and all of the others around it become darker. This puts great focus on the item your viewer is currently previewing.
The galleries are grid based, and allow for displaying of different-sized images. The menu is unique in its own way, and will surely attract a lot of attention, making people navigate to other pages of your blog.
The Benefits of Using Essenza
The theme comes with 4 different demos that you can easily import. But why would you want to do that? Even though the demos are full of dummy content, you can easily delete that and replace it with your own content. The benefits of doing so is that you won’t have to spend time creating the pages and arranging the layout. Everything is already done for you. The only thing that you are responsible for is putting your own content. Any of the demos can be imported with a single click. These are the topics for each demo:
In a way, that means that you have 4 different themes available. As you can see from the demo, each of the predefined designs is highly customized and they are very different.
If you would like to add extra modules to your pages, that can easily be done with the shortcodes that are a part of the theme. Whether you want an information box, lightbox, or any other content holder, you just have to fire up the shortcode generator and you can select it, and give it the settings which you want it to have.
Other Useful Features
There are many other useful features that come packed with Essenza. For instance, the code of the theme has been SEO optimized, meaning that Google will not penalize your website for using black-hat techniques. Faulty code and improper practices increase your chance of being penalized or even taken off the results pages of Google searches.
Essenza comes with its own custom slider which you can use to create really cool slideshows. The slider is responsive and shows greatly on any kind of device, regardless of screen size and pixel density.
If you are a fan of customizing your websites and inserting little doodles that will make it unique, then the custom icons are surely going to be of some value to you. Even though they are small in pixel size, they will show perfectly on high-density pixel devices. That’s just how good the theme is.
Completing the Review
Essenza also comes with several other features that are essential to every website. Of course, any website will want to have social media buttons and gateways that allow people to share the content on their Facebook wall, for instance. Essenza has integrated social media buttons which not only do the job well, but look very nice.
You can customize the color scheme from the live customizer of the theme. There are also several layout options that will allow you to create a custom layout, or edit the one that is already present (if you are using any of the demo sites).
Essenza is a highly customizable multipurpose theme that not only looks very good but is an excellent performer.