Most WordPress themes these days are hell-bent on packing in features and becoming the go-to choice for every use situation. But not everyone is for pompous and complex websites. Creative people like photographers, artists and bloggers desire a minimal design that puts their works front and center. Not only website owners, even users want a simple, quick interface for finding the content they need. Keeping exactly that in mind, we created Verity.
Verity Pro is a modern blog and portfolio WordPress theme that oozes class. It is super light, yet will fully satisfy all the needs of any blogger, illustrator, or photographer, and is sure to create a trendy online presence. Right out of the box, it comes with basic-but-crucial features like hero content header media options, layout options, and menu options to create a simple, fresh-faced and functioning website in minutes. However, if you wish to further extend its functionality with features like portfolio and testimonials, you can use Jetpack’s Custom Content Types plugin or Catch Themes’ own Essential Content Types plugin.
Essential Content Types plugin was inspired by Jetpack’s Custom Content Types plugin. What’s different from Jetpack’s plugin is that Essential Content Types features only the “essential” elements that WordPressers use most. Thus, it takes lesser space but does the job very well.
The design elements of Verity were made by Tung Do, one of the best WordPress theme designers today. His knack for creating themes that are clean with minimal aesthetical appeal is evident in Verity. Moreover, making customizations have never been easier. This chic WordPress theme for blogs and portfolios utilizes the WordPress live customizer for changing theme options, designs, and settings on the fly. This WordPress theme for blog and portfolio is created using rock solid HTML5 and CSS3 codes which ensure top-notch security and speed. To top it all off, this theme is translation ready.
Header Media Options
The header is undoubtedly the most important visual element in any website. It’s usually the very first thing your visitors see, so it is essential to choose and customize your header wisely. With Verity, you have the option to choose an image or a video along with a header text to help define the entire look and feel as well as the time of your blog. If you add a video, it is recommended to insert an image as well as a fallback. This way your visitors won’t have to look at a rotating circle as your video loads. You directly embed a video from YouTube or you have a liberty to add your own. The supported format is .mp4 and the maximum upload size is 8 MB.
Improve your website’s navigation with the 2 menu options – default and classic – that is packed in Verity. Nowadays, users prefer mobile menus even in their desktop computers and if you’re one of them, just choose the ‘default’ option. But if you like the old-school style of menu, then simply choose the ‘classic’ menu option. Yes, it is that simple.
Portfolio enables you to showcase your professional accomplishments to the world at large. Put your not 1, not 2, not even 3 but up to 12 best works on display on your frontpage in an elegant manner with Verity. This will show your future customer or employer that you have the appropriate experience, skills, and talent needed to do the job.
This blog and portfolio WordPress theme allows you to choose to display the best assets of your website with the Hero Content feature. This feature allows you to highlight content, post, page or categories you deem most important in a fashion that is easily attention-grabbing. Displaying your strengths has never been so prominent. You can even add a button in your hero content for which you are required to use the HTML button code.
People are really after authenticity. They want to know what your goods or services are really like. Since customer testimonials are candid and not by the company promoting the product, they assist in building trust. Verity allows you to display up to 12 testimonials, reviews or quotes from your past customers or clients about your product or website. This will go a long way when it comes to strengthening your brand.
Featured Content allows you to highlight your posts and have them uniquely displayed by a theme. It is a great way to make your popular content even more popular or to point out a piece of content that is likely to be important to the average visitor. With Verity, you can easily feature up to 3 posts with the ‘featured’ tag or a tag of your choice in its ‘Featured Content’ area.
The power of Verity is multiplied by the usage of Jetpack. The content options that come with Verity after installing and activating Jetpack will allow you to quickly modify how your content is displayed. You can choose either to fully display each post or an excerpt for your blog and archive pages. You can even toggle options to show post details like date, author, and much more.
The chronological nature of blogging means that great articles can get lost in your archives. That is when archive pages come to your rescue. Nevertheless, on many blogs, the archive pages are sorely neglected and poorly put together, which ultimately results in poor navigability and by extension a poor user experience. We take care of archive pages in Verity. Archive pages are available for both the portfolio and testimonials sections. There, your posts will be arranged in a 4-column layout in a way that the page emulates an actual portfolio.
Clean, Secure Code
Our code is secure and optimized. We do proper data validation, sanitization, and follow core theme guidelines. Our developers are active contributors to WordPress theme review and WordPress core. Our themes will always be updated as things change in WordPress. Advanced SEO support has also been integrated into Verity Pro. This allows managing page’s meta-data and heading tags. This is important because SEO optimized pages can help you and other viewers find your site easier on the web.
Our support team is well-informed and provide extensive support documentation. Our theme documentation answers most questions about using the theme. If you are still having difficulties, you can post in our “Support” forum, and a member of our team will get back to you shortly. You can also hire our theme customizer for advanced customization of your theme.
To conclude, Verity is a simple yet elegant theme that removes all the fancy animations and graphic effects, and instead focuses more on your content. Crafted with minimal design and great attention to typography, Verity provides a stunning visual that displays and functions beautifully across all devices. This WordPress theme is perfect for minimal portfolio or blog sites that pack a punch.
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