Features

Birch comes with a wide range of custom features to make it easy to use for your website project. Features include:

General

  • Responsive design – layout adjusts the display accordingly across all screen sizes and devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile)
  • Retina optimized – show off graphics on high density displays
  • Theme Options – Custom theme options makes changing many features of the site as easy as clicking a button
  • Custom logo upload
  • Custom favicon upload (aka bookmark icon)
  • Call to Action bar – custom text and button on every page/post
  • Custom CSS – Add custom CSS as needed to completely stylize every aspect of the site
  • Custom colors – Easily change colors for any of the following site features: Call to Action, Font, Menu, Menu Hover, Links, Links Hover, Buttons, Buttons Hover, Footer Widget, Footer
  • Custom fonts – Use any Google Font to customize body text and heading text
  • Social icons in footer – optional icons that can link to social networks of choice–use only the ones you want: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr, Map, RSS, Email, and a Custom link
  • Display your custom tagline in the header
  • Customize footer text
  • Localization – Includes a .po template file for theme translation
  • Analytics – Easily add Google Analytics code
  • SEO – Easily add a Meta Description for Google search results
  • Theme Documentation – Instructions for how to install and customize the theme to your website.

Homepage

All sections of the homepage are optional and can easily be turned on/off as needed.

  • Homepage Parallax Slider – full width cover images with optional text and link
  • Homepage Featured Pages – highlight any 3 pages of your website such as About, Services, and Contact
  • Homepage About – promote your bio or share some interesting information about your company
  • Homepage Featured Posts – select from any Post Category to show an excerpt of the most recent posts
  • Homepage Testimonials – highlight your best testimonials in a slider
  • Homepage Additional Content – add any additional content to the homepage such as a welcome message, images, or SEO focused content
  • Homepage Footer Widgets – display a unique collection of footer widgets for your homepage and a different collection for other pages

Pages

  • Page Templates – choose from Default, Blog, Full Width, Homepage, Portfolio, or Testimonial
  • Portfolio Page – show off your projects and/or artwork in a grid filterable by skill
  • Unique Page Sidebar – display a unique widget sidebar for Pages and a different one for Posts
  • Editor Styles – the visual editor has imported styles to look very similar to the published page
  • Page Featured Image – Display a featured image on pages
  • Page Featured Video – Display a featured video on pages
  • Page Excerpts – offer customized page excerpts for use on the homepage

Posts

  • Excerpts vs Full Posts – Choose whether to display post excerpts or the full post on blog and blog archive pages
  • Post Meta Data – Choose whether to display any combination of the following with every post: Author, Date, Category, Tag, Comment Count, Featured Image
  • Author Bio – Included at the bottom of every post and on the author archives page is a place for a short bio
  • Editor Styles – the visual editor has imported styles to look very similar to the published post
  • Post Featured Image – Display a featured images on posts
  • Post Featured Video – Display a featured video on posts
  • Comments – threaded comments and highlighted author replies

Portfolio

  • Clean Grid Layout – show off your projects and/or artwork in an attractive grid layout
  • Filterable Portfolio – visitors can filter projects by skill to view only the type they wish to see
  • Custom Layouts – individual portfolio pages can display content in a variety of custom layouts such as full width, columns, or slideshow
  • Optional Text – images can be displayed on their own or with accompanying text

Shortcodes

Simple to use shortcodes can be added to any page, post, or widget.

  • Buttons – custom messages, links, colors, and sizes
  • Columns – format text into columns of one half, one third, two thirds, or one fourth
  • Slideshow – display images in slideshows on pages, posts, or widgets
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