Photo Nexus is one of the most simple and minimalist themes ever created, but not at the cost of functionality and good-looks. It comes with both a light and a dark skin, so you can get an idea of what you would like for your blog.
The Photo Nexus theme includes lots of shortcodes, and it has an amazing photo menu. If you are aiming for a simple website without too much to it, then this is the theme for you.
But once again, just because the theme is simple and has a cleaned out design, that doesn’t mean that you will not find use of it. One of the first things that makes a good impression is the fact that Photo Nexus is translation ready. You just need to install WPML and you can start translating your website into any language you like, including RTL languages.
Apart from the two available skins, there are other design and layout features which you will find very useful when creating your site. The photo gallery slideshows is, probably, one of the features which you are going to use the most. It allows you to easily create a slideshow and the transition effects are stunning. We already mentioned the photo menu, which is also an interesting feature. We’ll let you discover what that means by yourself.
The blog sidebar is very helpful as well. Photo Nexus doubles as a great minimalist blogging theme. If you want to use it for that purpose, the blog sidebar is going to help you organize your navigation in a way that will make your content easily discoverable. To make your content even more pleasing, there are custom font options. Powered by Google Fonts, you can select from over 600 different ones. A custom font looks great, especially on photography and photography websites.
Make it Your Own
Even though Photo Nexus is a minimalist theme, you can make your own. There are personalization options, which will make your copy of the theme unique. The powerful admin panel has a few tabs which will enable you to edit the little details of your website – colors, navigation, social media, and more. Powerful admin panels are the backbone of successful themes. Photo Nexus’ developers have decided to give their clients a lot of control with the theme. This has resulted in an admin panel with lots of options and settings.
The custom shortcodes will be of even more use. With them you can easily embed content, slideshows, videos, and add lightboxes, information boxes and highlight your content. Of course, there are many more than the ones listed in here. Just like any other excellent WordPress theme, there are lots of custom shortcodes, and a generator to help you pick the best one, depending on the situation.
Discovering More Features
Photo Nexus has many more features. But listing them here is going to make this review long and hard to read. For instance, the photo gallery has a features list of its own. It’s one of the best aspects of the theme, allowing you to display your photographs in high resolution. To see what the theme is all about, we recommend that you visited the demo.