Portfolio Gallery With Filters / SILICONFOLIO

Description

Live Demo

DETAILS AND LIVE DEMO

Overview

Did you ever want to create a portfolio that will showcase your work or products? Didn’t you have a single clue on where to start? Well, it’s your lucky day! Silicon Themes offers a FREE, yet powerful solution to allow you to create compelling portfolios that will fascinate your website visitors.

As the name suggests, SiliconFolio is a free Portfolio Theme by Silicon Themes. Don’t let yourself be fooled by the word free here! SiliconFolio will impress even the most demanding web designer or web administrator with its features.

Premium WordPress Themes

We strive to make it as easy as possible to find a new WordPress theme among our collection. You can simply search for the theme type; for example, portfolio WordPress theme. This will take you to the collection of portfolio templates. Then, simply browse through the different templates available and try out their demos to see if it’s what you want. Once you find a suitable theme, download and install it onto your site.

Screenshots

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Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/siliconfolio directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/siliconfolio directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress

Reviews

Just good job!

I never used it on production site, but I really enjoy this plugin. It’s well coded and it’s just beautiful (front-end/ back-end).

Does a bad job with image sizes

For the portfolio pages, I uploaded very large images and specified they be used full size. The images are shown at the full size dimensions, but they are not the original, full-size files, so they’re blurry and look just awful. Example: uploaded image is 1080 x 1920, and is displayed at that size, but the source image “natural size” is 768 x 1365 (the size of “large” images, not “full” images). Even worse, an image uploaded at 1920 x 1080 displays at 768 x 432, (again, it’s the “large” image size generated during upload) in this case meaning it’s stretched out to almost triple its original resolution.

Considering the high resolutions of modern “retina” or ultra-HD screens, this results in things looking absolutely horrible. If you’re going to force image size, force the dimensions to match.

I have tried this with two different themes including WordPress’s own Twenty Seventeen, so it isn’t the theme forcing the image size. When I put a full size image into a regular post, the theme displays it properly; most modern themes do a great job of letting you put in a full size image and showing the right size to the right screen resolution — but these portfolio pages do not follow the theme’s content width, allowing the images to be stretched to the full width of the browser window. I saw in their forums that someone else made a note of the portfolio pages not matching the site’s content width, to which the plugin authors responded that it must be a non-standard theme, however I am fairly certain this would not apply to WordPress themes made by WordPress itself.

As a side note, in replies to other concerns in the comments section of their website, the authors encouraged users to edit the plugin’s PHP files directly. I’ve never seen a plugin author recommend such a thing, in fact most make a strong recommendation against it because updates overwrite the whole plugin and erase any changes made. Seems like pretty terrible advice (unless they actively plan never to update).

Also, an author rating their own plugin 5 stars? I’m torn between 2 and 3, but part of me wants to put 1 just to balance out the obvious bias of someone reviewing their own work.

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Contributors & Developers

“Portfolio Gallery With Filters / SILICONFOLIO” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.7

12 Dec 2016
WP 4.7 Bugs fixed

1.1.6

22 Nov 2016
Fixed hover effects for responsive view

1.1.5

11 Nov 2016
small bugs fixed

1.1.4

10 Nov 2016
small bugs fixed

1.1.1

9 October 2016
Fixed responsive problems for medium-size devices

1.1.0

9 October 2016
All known bugs fixed.

1.0.0

Initial Release