I am new to wordpress.org and am looking for a theme. I would like stability, ease of customisation and future proofing so am looking at Genesis.
I am a music composer and what I need is the ability to have a video portfolio, but I also want blog elements and to be able to have a dedicated landing/squeeze page.
I love the look of this http://themes.doitmax.de/?theme=Invictus so I was looking at Parallax Pro.
Any suggestions for what might suit me better? And help with the video portfolio aspect appreciated. As I said the site I linked to is what I am looking to create approximately.
Many thanks. Chris
You can use any of the themes which include a portfolio custom post type.
You can change the name from portfolio to video or anything else.
You can also install a plugin which grabs the video thumbnail image and displays it as the featured image on your portfolio style archive grid.
If it were me... and I don't code... but I hack code, I would actually start out with the Outreach theme and start there. That's just my personal starting point because I see elements of what you shared already in Outreach, they would just need customizing to suit your individual need. A "real front end coder"... might think differently.
Outreach looks ok anitac, but I think the two above are a bit closer to what I'm after without jumping into code (which I'd like to avoid if I can!) Appreciate the suggestion.
Thanks braddalton. Minimum Pro includes a portfolio page. Do you think there is some ability to customise the layout/size of the portfolio grid there? Presumably I can embed YouTube videos in the portfolio?
Or can I install a plugin for the Parallax theme to give me a portfolio grid?
Yes to all questions.
Nice looking theme which i've worked on a lot and really like.
From a branding perspective i prefer Outreach Pro but for blogging, Minimum Pro is a very nice looking theme in my opinion.
Installing plugins for portfolio grids isn't recommended as its much harder to modify a plugin than code.
All doable if you know what to do!
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