WordPress is one of the best ways to create websites, due to its flexibility and ease of use. Most people have their own requirements for the website they wish to create, and thankfully, WordPress developers are constantly making new themes all the time, to satisfy the needs of many different types of WordPress sites.
Journalists and bloggers are always on the lookout for great themes, so they can update their portfolios to showcase their work. WordPress makes it extremely easy for journalists to keep an online portfolio inline with their needs.
The advantage of using WordPress is that these themes can be chosen according to the person’s choice and easily applied to the website. And, if you wish to change the theme after some time, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Another important point to note is that since these themes are premium, they have direct support from the theme developers and will usually also come with free updates – if you’re unsure, check with the theme developers before you purchase!
So, let’s check out the Top 3 WordPress Journalist Themes that’ll help in creating a fabulous online portfolio for somebody in the media.
The Novelist Theme is one heck of a WordPress theme, created by Chris Molitor for serious writers. It literally looks like a book, with each page of the website designed to look like a page of a book. This is a perfect theme to impress your readers with your content and design. Keeping in mind the motto, “Content is King”, this theme avoids all the extra frills to put all the focus on the written work. Additionally, there is a ‘focus mode’ option in the theme which, when clicked, removes the sidebars and pushes your content to take up the whole screen – thus giving your readers an easy time to read your posts.
The about page of theme is designed to look like the biography page of a book. This allows the author to give a quick overview of his story and works.
The Novelist theme is a responsive theme, which means that it’s designed to work on all devices and displays – the theme changes according to the size of the screen. This means that the theme is optimised for iPhone and iPad – check out this video about The Novelist on iPad.
Last but not the least, the author has promised free support and upgrades for this theme. And, if you are still not convinced, you can try out the live preview to see how it looks.
“Whether you’re a journalist, aspiring online publisher, photo-blogger, creative or just a kind spirit with an inkling to write, you’ll enjoy the flexibility and usability that makes Acute simply brilliant.” ThemeBeans
Acute is a beautiful theme that has the flexibility to be used by many people – one of them being journalists. The theme is clean and simple. It strives to put the spotlight on your great content in a deliciously attractive format.
Of course, the theme is fully responsive, which means it can work in any kind of screen. It’s also SEO optimised, which will help you to get more visitors to your website.
The theme allows you to integrate Google Analytics directly into your site, without the need for extra plugins. Google Analytics shows you what kind of visitors you have and help you to adjust your content accordingly.
But, the best thing about the Acute theme is that it comes with six free plugins, which all add extra functionality to an already good theme.
It’s worth mentioning one of the plugins – the Portfolio plugin. This presents all your works in a beautiful tiled display.
Last but not the least, there is extensive documentation along with full support for the theme.
You can satisfy yourself by checking out the live preview.
Atlas is specifically designed for photo and video journalists who wish to showcase their portfolio with a stunning fullscreen photo site.
Created by top selling ThemeForest author, Peerapong, Atlas’ fullscreen view allows the photo to shine and cry out for your attention. There is also support for an additional portfolio and a blog with comments. There are many custom widgets included, including Recent Posts, Popular Posts and a Twitter feed.
Check out the live preview to learn more about this theme.
And, that brings me to the end of this article – I hope you found a theme you liked in this post! If you have any other WordPress Journalist Themes which you like, please share them in the comments below.