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    Origin – Artistic Theme with Elegant Portfolio by

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    • Created on: 21 Oct 2012
    • Last Updated: 12 Dec 2015
    • Compatible with: WordPress 3.8+
    • Tested up to: WordPress 4.3
    • Auto update: Yes
    • No. of columns: 2
    • Layout: Responsive
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    Theme Summary

    Origin WordPress theme is an ideal choice for Artist and Bloggers who love to showcase their latest work as well as writing beautiful blogs and transform it into an amazing portfolio or blog website, hence the theme contains a screen with full of photos to make it even more pretty and attractive. This theme is built with proper CSS media queries making it highly responsive to various devices ranging from desktops, laptops, tablets to mobile phones.

    On activating this theme, you get a e-panel theme options panel that comes packed with all theme settings, allowing you to easily customize your website without touching a single line of code. This panel allows you to toggle on and off features, adjust site layout, manage advertisements, control colors, optimize for search engines and much more.

    Following are some other important features of this theme:

    • Portfolio layouts: Filterable portfolio with 5 column grid(small),  portfolio with 3 column grid(medium),  portfolio with 2 column grid(large), Portfolio with no excerpt.
    • Blog page layouts: It has classic blog layout i.e. it comes with excerpt, featured image and widgetized sidebar.
    • Unlimited color schemes are supported by this theme.
    • Theme is compatible with almost all the browsers.
    • Lot of other features are also offered like shortcodes, Multi-media gallery with Ajax filter and several page templates like Blog page, contact page, fullwidth page, gallery page, login page, search page, sitemap page.

    Expert Review

    As my passion of Internet surfing, I came across a portfolio website where all the images were displayed very beautifully. So I decided to gather the information to develop such type of website. I gone through the theme by which this site was developed. I was really impressed by the features and designed that was offered by it. It was the Origin theme developed by Elegant Themes. By the rigorous testing conducted on this theme based on various factors I decided to review it. I am sure that it will help my fellow friends to make a wise decision in the future.

    Design and UX:

    The design and layout of the theme is designed by giving importance to the user experience. This theme allows to add colors, fonts and schemes for the website. It also allows to set background image to make the site appealing for the visitors. This theme provides with a very beautiful and creative design that is indeed eye catching for the visitors. The simplicity and ease, this theme provides while navigating is commendable. This theme provides with a very good and creative design that is appropriate to build a portfolio related site.

    Responsiveness:

    The layout that is provided by this theme is very responsive. It gives good browsing experience to the visitors and allows to easily conform to the user’s screen. As this theme is designed by Hybrid Core framework so it allows the visitors to easily access the site from anywhere and anytime.

    Ease of Customization:

    There are different options that are provided by this theme to customize it as per the requirements. Those options are:

    1) Widgets:

    There are also widgetized area that is provided by this theme and you will find it under:

    Appearance >> Widgets

    • ET About Me Widget: This widget will display the About Me information.
    • ET Adsense Widget: This widget will display the Adsense Ads.
    • ET Advertisement: This widget will display the Advertisements.

    This theme provides with 4 footer areas and the widgets for it can be easily dragged and dropped.

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    Widgets – Origin

    2) Origin Page Settings and Shortcodes:

    There are different templates and shortcodes that are available for the theme that can be applied to any post or page.

    Available Shortcodes:

    • ET Learn More Block: Learn more block can be added from here.
    • ET Box: Box related to info, warning, download, bio and shadow can be added from here.
    • ET Button: A button along with the content and link can be easily added from this option.
    • ET Tabs: It allows to add the tabs along with different effects and contents.
    • Author Bio: One can add the bio of the author along with the image from here.

    2) Origin Page Settings and Shortcodes:

    There are different templates and shortcodes that are available for the theme that can be applied to any post or page.

    Available Shortcodes:

    • ET Learn More Block: Learn more block can be added from here.
    • ET Box: Box related to info, warning, download, bio and shadow can be added from here.
    • ET Button: A button along with the content and link can be easily added from this option.
    • ET Tabs: It allows to add the tabs along with different effects and contents.
    • Author Bio: One can add the bio of the author along with the image from here.

    ET Settings:

    There can be Big Thumbnail image that can be set for a particular page or post. This option appears below the page or post.

    Note: Depending upon the Page Template that is selected there will be different ET Page Template Settings that will appear in the bottom.

    Page Templates:

    There are different templates that can be easily used and that are provided for each page and those are: Blog Page, Contact Page, Gallery Page, Login Page, Portfolio Page, Search Page and Sitemap Page.

    3) Customizing Theme:

    The theme options of the Origin Theme can be easily customized from:

    Appearance >> Customize

    • Colors: One can set Background color, Sidebar Background Color, Sidebar Borders Color, Side Text Color, Sidebar Links Color etc.
    • Fonts: One can easily set the header font and body font color by selecting it from the drop down.
    • Schemes: The color scheme can be selected from here.
    • Background Image: The background image for the theme can be selected from here.
    • Menus: All the settings related to Menus can be done from here.
    • Widgets: Settings related to Footer and Widgets can be done from here.

    4) Origin Theme Options:

    The theme options of the Vertex Theme can be accessed from:

    Appearance >> Origin Theme Options

    • General Settings – One can easily set the Logo, Favicon, Grabbing first post image, Blog Style Mode, Call To Action Button Text, URL for it, Number of posts per page, Date format, Responsive shortcodes, Google Fonts subsets and Custom CSS from here. One can also display the sliders from Featured Slider tab.
    • Navigation – One can exclude the pages and categories from the navigation bar, Showing Dropdown menus, Displaying Home links, Sort Pages Links, Order Pages Links by Ascending/ Descending and Number of Dropdown options that are shown.
    • Layout Settings – There are 3 different tabs that are available for it such as Single Post Layout, Single Page Layout and General Settings. The settings related to the layout can be done from here.
    • Ad Management – All the settings related to add can be done from here such as Enable Single Post 468X60 banner image, It will also consists of the options to add banner image, destination url and adsense code for it.
    • Colorization – The main color font, link color, menu link color, menu active color, footer links color etc. can be changed from here.
    • SEO – All the settings related to SEO can be done from here. It will consists of the options related to Homepage SEO, Single Post Page SEO and Index Page SEO. According to ones own choice all the settings related to it can be done.
    • Integration – In order to add third party code in the theme this tab settings can be used.  It will allow you to add the code on the header code, body code, single top code as well as single bottom code. This will directly allow you to add the code without touching any other piece of code.

    Speed and Load Order:

    The visitors will not wait for long in order to visit a particular site. The speed and time taken to load a particular page plays a very important role. So I decided to check the Google Page Speed of the Theme. The page speed for mobile devices was 43/100 and for the desktop it was 77/100.

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    In order to check whether the particular theme followed the standards and practices of WordPress and to scan all its files in order to know about any malicious and unwanted code. I checked it by activating 2 plugins Theme Authenticity Checker (TAC) and Theme Check.

    Search Engine Optimization:

    Basic search engine optimization is done such as,

    On Single Post, the title is in <H1> tag

    It is advised to use Yoast SEO WordPress plugin for even better SEO for the site.

    Conclusion:

    Origin is one of the beautiful and stylish theme that is designed by Elegant Themes. This theme is best suited to build a portfolio related website. You get familiar with all the settings within an hour or two though you do not have much technical knowledge. There can be different background images that can be set in order to make it appealing for the visitors. This theme is bundled with so many features to build a good website.

    PROS:

    • The code of this theme is designed by keeping SEO in mind and is SEO optimized.
    • It allows to add background image very easily.
    • Each item provides with the Custom CSS where one can apply different CSS to different elements.
    • Provides with the Color visualizer tool that will help to find the hexadecimal values.
    • Different shortcodes such as ET Learn More, ET Box, ET Button are provided.

    CONS:

    • It does not provide any way to add site identity or tagline for the site.
    • This theme does not provide with a page builder.

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    2 reviews for Origin

    1. 4 out of 5

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      I really like this theme which made my site very attractive and arrange my gallery and portfolio images perfectly on the front page. It menu is very attractive in sidebar with effective look which catch the visitor focus towards the content.

      Really Helpful for spreading my content and work with my customers.

      Thank you Elegant Themes…Good Work..

    2. 4 out of 5

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      This theme has very good grid layout. I really appreciate theme developers for good optimization for SEO. This theme comes with various theme options that helped me to develop my website faster.

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    Detailed Features

    • Created on: 21 Oct 2012
    • Last Updated: 12 Dec 2015
    • Compatible with: WordPress 3.8+
    • Tested up to: WordPress 4.3
    • Auto update: Yes
    • No. of columns: 2
    • Layout: Responsive
    • Theme author: Elegant Themes
    • Widget: Yes
    • Retina display ready: No
    • Page builder: No
    • Documentation: Well documented
    • BuddyPress: No
    • WooCommerce: No
    • Ticket Support: Yes
    • Email Support: Yes
    • Community Support: No
    • Compatible browsers: Chrome, Firefox, IE10+, IE7, IE8+, IE9+, Opera, Safari
    • Membership: Yes
    • Membership Price: 69
    • Supported Versions: WordPress 3.8, WordPress 3.9, WordPress 4.0, WordPress 4.1, WordPress 4.2, WordPress 4.3
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