Whether you’re writing a personal blog, an online novel, or business blogging, you want a theme that highlights your story.
Continue reading to learn more.
Storytelling Made Easy with Integrated Tools and Components
To tell your story properly, you need the right tools.
Well, Worldview seamlessly integrates with one of the coolest plugins I’ve seen for WordPress. It’s also got an awesome name.
When installed, Aesop’s Story Engine adds many components you can add to any page or post. And you can do it all without a line of coding.
I’ve included a screenshot of all the different components available.
Aesop’s Story Engine integrates with Worldview, so there is no additional setup needed. You can just concentrate on telling your story.
Content Is The Main Point Here
Worldview does this beautifully.
Instead of all the elements which can be distracting, Worldview keeps it simple with a left-hand title area, menu bar, and social buttons.
My favorite feature is the large headlines with image backgrounds, as you can see in the screenshot to the right.
Worldview comes with some nice customization options. Just what you need, nothing more.
You are able to customize the colors. You can choose from a set of predefined color schemes or create your own.
There’s also an option to change the footer text so you can add your own copyright information.
Worldview includes 3 widget areas:
- One below the left hand title area
- A Sidebar on the homepage and archive pages
- A Second Sidebar exclusive to single posts and pages
If you are a developer, Worldview makes it easy to create your own child theme as well for even more customization.
Easy Social Media Buttons
Adding social media buttons to Worldview is not most intuitive interface. But once you get a handle on it, it’s easy to make quick changes.
To add social media buttons, you need to create a custom menu.
Add your social network links to that menu.
Worldview automatically recognizes the social network links and applies the appropriate icon.
Once you assign the menu to the social media area, the icons will appear below the title.
Drop Cap Like Classic Literature
One last feature I thought was pretty cool.
If you’ve ever read classic literature, you’ve seen the use of a drop cap. Basically, the first letter in a paragraph is slightly larger than the rest.
Following its storytelling roots, Worldview makes it easy for you to add a drop cap to your post and get something that looks like this:
A Few Negatives
While playing with the Worldview theme, I did find a few issues.
For instance, some of the components from Aesop’s Story Engine did not align correctly in the theme. An image, for instance, ended up hovering over the comment box.
And, as mentioned earlier, the social media buttons were not the most intuitive to use.
These issues are minor, and the Upthemes.com team was rather responsive to my inquiries. So I’m sure they’ll be fixing these issues.
This theme is perfect a novelist or blogger whose main concern is telling a story. Whether it be personal, fiction, or blogging for a business.
Just taking the time to play with this theme got me wanting to start writing stories.
Definitely check this theme out.
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