Pile, Sophisticated FullScreen Artistic Portfolio Theme

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If you’re looking to get silly, you better go back to from where you came.

However, if you’re looking to get a great looking fullscreen WordPress theme that’s simple, fun and clean cut, with plenty of room for customization, then you may be looking for Pile.  (Boy is that a stupid name.  Check this out, a similar theme I just reviewed the other day called Wisten.)  If you’re looking for a great 100% GPL WordPress theme and you don’t really *mind* a theme with a dumb name, then you may also be in luck.  However, I do have some bad news about this theme.  We’ll get to that in a bit.

Anyway, this portfolio theme is called Pile.  Clean, simple, daring, fun and flexible, creative and unique, Pile is a fantastic template for all kinds of creative types.  Illustrators, photographers, agencies and art galleries.  The Pile theme is built for displaying creative work in a wonderfully professional way, ensuring it gets the reaction you want it to get.

Here’s what the theme developer, elite author Pixel Grade, has to say about their hit portfolio theme.

PILE is a daring, refined and flexible Portfolio WordPress theme which makes it the perfect tool to showcase any kind of creative work. From agencies to art directors, from illustrators to photographers and other daring doers, PILE is the best comrade in the digital journey.

Packed with a unique Project Builder, thanks to the?drag-and-drop interface, creating your portfolio with PILE becomes a simple and intuitive process.

PILE’s design is striking from many points of view: simple, but sophisticated, slick, but meaningful, minimalist, but coherent and structured. Always at a service of a story.

This is what PILE is all about: the right tool to launch a well-crafted portfolio by this weekend. And you know how important is to make things happen, right?

Slick and simple, sophisticated and full of energy, there are a lot of great things to be said about Pile, except the name.  The name sucks.  I suppose in the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t really matter though.

So, I’ve recently started looking at this theme a little bit more in depth.  For one thing, at least right now, Pile costs $225 for a license. Don’t believe me?  Check this out.

An Uncoventional WordPress Portfolio Theme by pixelgrade ThemeForest

Are.  You.  Kidding.  Me?

$225!

I mean, it is a GPL theme, which is very nice.  It’s got some solid features, but I don’t really believe that any WordPress theme is worth $225 for a regular license.  You could get a lifetime supply of Elegant Themes for just a tiny bit more than that.  Maybe they’ll come to their senses and reduce the price to something in the realm of reasonable, I’ll keep my eye on it.

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Breeze, Appealing Retro Style Blog Theme

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Life can be a breeze, if you’re ready to bring the heat every single day.  That’s what a theme like Breeze can do for you, make your life as a blogger much simpler than you could possibly have imagined.

The Breeze WordPress theme combines up to date Bootstrap 3 responsive style with simple customization options that help you build a website that is both highly user-friendly and aesthetically impressive. Every site visitor will feel welcomed to your company, agency or personal portfolio site and be able to navigate easily to find all the content they want.

With over 1500 sales so far, and counting, Breeze is still a very popular theme for bloggers who want a simple, almost retro feel.  That’s not to say that Breeze is dated, I don’t think that’s the case at all, but it is an old school theme that has a feel of yesteryear.  Maybe I am saying it’s dated?

But the reviews keep pouring in and this theme seems to be about as popular as it ever was, so they must be doing something right, right?  Flat, minimalist, fast loading, those are some of the positives that keep coming out again and again when folks are reviewing this theme.  They also cite the smooth setup and great support.  That brings peace of mind.

Non-developers will find it easy to change each page of a site using the Breeze WP theme with the 14 different widgets, 10 unique shortcodes and the intuitive custom options panel. While Breeze has been featured with other minimalist-style alternatives before, it stands out as an excellent option for those who want an easily launched but remarkable website.  Breeze was built to make constructing a personal blog, with a minimalist and clean layout, simple enough for even a beginner to achieve with ease.

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Delict, Minimalist WordPress Theme for Creative Agencies

This theme is called Delict and that, of course reminds me of Derelicte, from Zoolander.  I’m not sure Delict would be a name I’d have chosen for a WordPress theme I spent months developing.  But I don’t know, they’re probably going for a portmanteau of, I don’t know, delicious and select?  That sort of vibe, I believe, is what they’re aiming for.  I’ll be the judge of whether or not they’ve achieved it.

Delict is a portfolio theme, it’s meant for creative agencies, freelancers, small to medium public relations or marketing companies.  You get the picture.  The type of place where everybody rides a fixie to work and buys beard oil.  Yes, even the women.

Here are a couple of thumbnails of two versions of the homepage, meant for creative agencies.  The first one is super clean, definitely a strong minimalist theme.

Delict WordPress portfolio theme

And here’s a couple more.  I like the simple, clean, grid design of the second one.  The masonry style of the first one, it feels too busy for me, so I probably won’t recommend this theme in our collection of grid themes for WordPress.

Delict is a minimal and clean WordPress Theme for creative professionals such as graphic & web designers, creative agencies, freelancers, photographers, graffiti artists and visual artists in general.

This beautiful minimal design is based on fine typography, bold colors and large photography. Delict is modern theme comes with well managed theme that you can use to show your works and talents to the world in a unique and elegant way.

Delict is suitable and the smart choice for creative designers, developers, and even photographers. Delict is designed based on 1170px Bootstrap grid system.

Delict is a clean, bootstrap, modern and minimal Portfolio WordPress theme. It has a wide range of incredible features,everything you need to create an awesome site in an incredibly easy way saving money and time doing it. Build any site design without coding! You can have a fully equipped website up and running within just a few minutes. The individual is not just a theme, it’s a collection of amazing examples with tons of features.

We know responsiveness is important once we live in a mobile world. It’s absolutely essential that your website be as accessible as necessary on all devices. However, we felt that responsive design was something else we wanted to make even better for you. Even better for the web. Make sure our theme is fully responsive!

So, that’s it for our review of the Delict theme.  Hopefully somebody found this as interesting as I did.

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Delict

This theme is called Delict and that, of course reminds me of Derelicte, from Zoolander.  I’m not sure Delict would be a name I’d have chosen for a WordPress theme I spent months developing.  But I don’t know, they’re probably going for a portmanteau of, I don’t know, delicious and select?  That sort of vibe, I believe, is what they’re aiming for.  I’ll be the judge of whether or not they’ve achieved it.

Delict is a portfolio theme, it’s meant for creative agencies, freelancers, small to medium public relations or marketing companies.  You get the picture.  The type of place where everybody rides a fixie to work and buys beard oil.  Yes, even the women.

Here are a couple of thumbnails of two versions of the homepage, meant for creative agencies.  The first one is super clean, definitely a strong minimalist theme.

Delict WordPress portfolio theme

And here’s a couple more.  I like the simple, clean, grid design of the second one.  The masonry style of the first one, it feels too busy for me, so I probably won’t recommend this theme in our collection of grid themes for WordPress.

Delict is a minimal and clean WordPress Theme for creative professionals such as graphic & web designers, creative agencies, freelancers, photographers, graffiti artists and visual artists in general.

This beautiful minimal design is based on fine typography, bold colors and large photography. Delict is modern theme comes with well managed theme that you can use to show your works and talents to the world in a unique and elegant way.

Delict is suitable and the smart choice for creative designers, developers, and even photographers. Delict is designed based on 1170px Bootstrap grid system.

Delict is a clean, bootstrap, modern and minimal Portfolio WordPress theme. It has a wide range of incredible features,everything you need to create an awesome site in an incredibly easy way saving money and time doing it. Build any site design without coding! You can have a fully equipped website up and running within just a few minutes. The individual is not just a theme, it’s a collection of amazing examples with tons of features.

We know responsiveness is important once we live in a mobile world. It’s absolutely essential that your website be as accessible as necessary on all devices. However, we felt that responsive design was something else we wanted to make even better for you. Even better for the web. Make sure our theme is fully responsive!

So, that’s it for our review of the Delict theme.  Hopefully somebody found this as interesting as I did.

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Seniman

Seniman calls itself a modern portfolio theme.  I like the sound of that and at first glance, it’s a really good call.  This theme is a totally fresh take on what a portfolio can be, big and striking typography, dark and bold images.  Seniman was developed by Themes Awesome and they’re really known in the WordPress world for great designs and solid features.  So far so good, this theme has been downloaded almost a dozen times in the first few days on the market.

It’s going to be huge.

Let’s have a look at Themes Awesome’s take on their own Seniman theme.

Seniman is Modern Portfolio WordPress Theme that suitable for Designer, Freelancer or Artist. Seniman uses drag and drop page builder for built the page elements, make you easier to arrange your layout. This theme also served with extensive theme options. With header builder and footer options, we create every one of theme have their controls. Every choices is in you.

Seniman will show off your work with this easy-to-customize and fully featured WordPress theme. Customizing is easy even for beginners, but if you need help with customizing or setting up this theme, we will be glad to help you. Just contact us via our support tab.

Okay, thanks for the introduction ThemesAwesome.  Let’s take a look at what Seniman looks like on the screen.  This is the first look.  The layout is really nice, the typography is an attention getter for creatives and designers.  Freelancers will definitely benefit and I think small design firms could too.

Seniman Creative WordPress Theme

Here’s the second look at a different style for the home page.

Seniman Creative WordPress Theme Designers

Just a little different, good for images that are off center.  And finally, a third look that’s much more WordPress personal blog style than the fullscreen, graphically eye catching designs of the first two styles.

Seniman Creative WordPress Theme Artists and Bloggers

I really, really like the style of this theme.  It’s strong but not overbearing.  I think it’s going to be a huge hit in the last quarter of 2017 and into next year.

So, here we go, the features and functions list.  Seniman has a responsive design, which is no surprise.  It’s almost 2018, you have to have a responsive design.  SEO optimized, which we’ll get to in a minute.  Google fonts power the typography, there are 10 different page builder addon blocks, like heading titles, testimonials, team, contact, gallery and client blocks.  Plenty more too.

You’ve got a variety of page templates, post formats for video, gallery and standard posts.  Multiple header, footer and content options.  The theme looks great, right?  I think so anyway.  But, now’s the moment of truth.

How about the speed check, see if this thing really is SEO optimized.

Seniman WordPress Speed Check

Wow, it’s been a while since a theme actually loaded up fast.  I’ve had a run of really slow loaders.  This one loads up fast.  A respectable 68 requests and a sub-two second load time, which is nice.  Remove query strings from static resources and it’ll probably load up even quicker.  I’m going to give this theme the thumbs up in terms of speed, I bet it really will load up fast and look great as it does it.

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