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Which theme adapts best to simple grid of images and slideshow? (4 posts)

  1. Coffeehead
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I want to make a website for my pictures, but I don't know which theme I should choose to make it easiest. I'd like the homepage to consist of 2 rows of images arranged into 3 columns (6 pictures total), against a simple white background. The only text on the page would be a copyright line and contact info at the foot of the page.

    When the visitor clicks on each image, a slideshow appears, taking up the entire screen, still with the same white background but with an icon at the top left corner that will take viewers back to the homepage. Each image would take up the entire screen, or nearly all of it.

    Thanks for any help!

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'd suggest looking at the themes on the repo page here:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

    You can use the tag filter function to narrow down the choices. Or look at the recommended commercial themes too.

    "Best" is subjective -- it depends on what you want and like. There are also gallery plug-ins that can add functionality for image pages/sites. Do some browsing and research to find what will work best for you.

  3. Coffeehead
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, WPyogi! I've looked through all the WordPress themes several times, but none of them is exactly what I want. Either they have banners or tags or dates or other text. I imagine many of them can be customized, and I'm willing to learn CSS to fit them to my concept. But I don't know which I should start with--or if I should just hire a web designer if none of the themes can be so simplified (stripped of text, headline, datelines etc.)

    Thanks again,

    C

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    All the themes can be modified -- often easily in theme options or with a little more effort, via CSS or editing template files. It's unlikely you'll find a theme that is "exactly right" out of the box. If you can find one that has the basics that you want, that makes it much easier to do modifications.

    Again, it really depends on you -- if you want to spend time learning and modifying a theme vs. hiring someone.

    You might try looking at commercial photography themes too -- just be sure that the vendor provides good support as commercial themes won't be supported here.

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