The house of Wiloke has come up with a new minimalistic WordPress theme called Beverly. Simple yet stylish, this magazine theme is just perfect for creative bloggers. Although this theme is primarily designed for creating travel blogs and such, you can use it to develop any kind of website or blog with compelling content.
The most impressive feature of the theme, to me, was the large feature slider at the top of the homepage, which lets you display your posts on a slider. You can choose to display your sticky posts here, or the posts belonging to a specific category. You can also choose to feature your most recent posts in this space in order to grab readers’ attention to your latest content. On the other hand, if you would rather not have the slider feature displayed in your homepage, there’s always the option to disable this feature using the theme options powered by the WordPress customizer.
The theme offers four different layouts for you to choose from (Standard, Grid, List, and Parallax). With each layout comes the option of choosing a desired sidebar position (No Sidebar, Left Sidebar, or Right Sidebar).
The Beverly theme comes with a full widget Instagram/Flickr feed in the footer to feature your recent Instagram/Flickr photos respectively. The theme offers a pack of other widgets like Beverly About, Beverly Banner, Beverly Facebook, Beverly Posts Listing, Beverly Follow and Beverly MailChimp.
Social Share Icons
In this theme, all blog posts are integrated with social share icons. These include social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
Smart Related Posts System
The Beverly theme provides a custom related posts space at the end of each blog post. Related posts for a given blog post are chosen and featured in this space on the basis of the category that the particular blog post is classified under and the specified tags.
What More with Beverly
The Beverly theme is enhanced with a responsive design, and looks great on any device, be it a laptop or mobile. It provides you with an option to upload logo and retina logo, using the latest uploader on WordPress. Beverly is compatible with Contact Form 7, the most commonly used WordPress contact form plugin. Lastly, it comes with a one click demo install functionality, which lets you import the theme’s demo content with just a click of the mouse, within few minutes.
The elegance of this theme lies in its simplicity, which is what makes it so very appealing. The Beverly theme comes with a lifetime of free updates. The regular license for this artistic theme is priced at $44, and can be purchased online on Themeforest.
Before making a big change like using a new theme, do remember to keep your site completely backed up using BlogVault!