This theme is called Melbourne, it’s a simple looking WordPress blog theme. The blog and portfolio combination is obviously a very popular one, so Melbourne does a great job of blending those features and making them deliver a big visual impact, giving your visitors a great experience. Why such a great experience? Well, Melbourne is a fast loading theme, which is considered as one of Google’s ranking criteria. The navigation is straightforward and the new style of material design, it’s classic and classy, yet trendy.
Melbourne is a unique portfolio WordPress theme, focused on minimalism, elegance and simplicity. It’s created around a “content first” concept, and an amazing portfolio grid. It’s also packed with a lot of useful features, options and shortcodes to offer the best solution for any type of website you’d like to create. All the options are available through a Visual Composer-friendly drag-and-drop interface. Create anything you want without any coding knowledge to produce a modern, clean, and beautiful website.
That’s what Fox Themes says about Melbourne. Now, Melbourne hasn’t been sold very often, just 64 sales so far as of late November, 2017. But that doesn’t mean this theme isn’t popular, it gets a strong 4.75 rating overall on ThemeForest.
With a sweet looking blogging theme like Melbourne, there’s nothing you can’t do. You can create a lasting first impression with a well made, powerful writing portfolio theme for WordPress. With a premium WordPress theme, you can swiftly and effortlessly establish a very stylish and functional site for your written work and the design of the pages in Melbourne ensure that your work will be taken seriously, since the style is professional and clear. This amazing writer’s portfolio theme is great, highly modifiable, filled with features, user friendly and reliable, it’s purely responsive, immaculately coded and functional, ideal for copywriters, novelists, small PR firms, marketing companies or novelists. This theme is well coded and responsive so it looks incredible on any kind of screen, designed to look beautiful, incredibly flexible so that you can utilize it on any type of website, practical with a lot of awesome documentation and one that gives countless useful, popular features.
If you wish to work with a highly effective WordPress plugin to design an attractive website, you must consider the functional, simple to use visual page builder WordPress plugin, Visual Composer. The Visual Composer plugin works perfectly with the major premium plugins such as Contact Form 7, popular forms plugins Ninja Forms or Gravity Forms, WooCommerce, Revolution or Layer Sliders and Essential Grid. That helps make this powerful theme ultra adaptable. You’ll really enjoy the adaptability to make any kind of highly functional website, the very reasonable price, the variety of options that save you time, the fact that it’s compatible with everything and the ease of use. Visual Composer offers the easy to use front end editor, massive template library, dozens of content elements, incredible support and responsive layout, plus a whole lot more.
For promoting single items, like SaaS, for highlighting blog stories or articles, Melbourne is a great pick. Choose from the default slider, a creative slider, still frame image background, video background optional, even a masonry grid portfolio, which is nice.
I love the design of the services page, the creative team biographies and the default blog is really eye catching. Masonry blogs and contact pages, well those just help to add to the mix, making Melbourne a really flexible and strong WordPress theme. The typography is lovely and simple to adjust if you find one of the fonts isn’t exactly what you want. Social networks are a snap to set up too and if you really want to get the most out of your social networking efforts, I recommend this plugin, Social Network Auto Poster. It’s free to use and super powerful, allowing you to automatically post to multiple social networks as you post to your blog. Cool!
Facebook, Instagram, LinkeIn, Plurk, Twitter, Blogger, Reddit, StumbleUpon and…yep, even Google+!