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Birch is a clean & responsive personal blog theme designed to inspire and impress. Its strength is its simplicity and flexibility, a modern WordPress personal blog theme that presents your work and content with absolute clarity and impact. Amazing AJAX navigation ensures a smooth and seamless user experience and comprehensive social networking integration means it has never been easier to display your twitter feed, share to Facebook or showcase Instagram photos directly on your site. The perfect blogging theme for food, travel, photography, family, lifestyle, fashion, design and much more.
Full Feature List
- 700+ Google Webfonts,
- 675+ Font Awesome icons,
- 2 Professional Skins Options,
- Boxed or full width layout,
- Supports both left and right sidebars,
- Supports unlimited colour variations,
- Final Call CSS, Add your own custom CSS straight from the admin menu,
- Unique header and footer builders lets you combine more than 40 options to build footer and headers that will perfectly suit your needs,
- Feature builder lets you easily set up your front page hero area choosing from an array of carousels, grids or sliders.
- Customize background (in boxed layout) using either tiles or full size images,
- Option to make background clickable, great for background “takeover”style ad campaigns,
- Add Font Awesome icons to the main menu to highlight specific menu items,
- Make sure your menu stays visible even when you scroll down using the option for sticky header,
- HD/Retina Ready,
- Responsive design.
Smart WordPress Features
- 23 custom Shortcodes and 11 custom HTML snippets,
- 14 custom widgets,
- 5 custom plugins bundled with theme,
- Assign each page a unique sidebar,
- Dedicated search results page and 404 page,
- Turn on Maintenance mode to prevent all non-logged-in users from viewing site content,
- Custom widget area manager lets you create unlimited widget areas that can be added using the Pagebuilder.
Blog & Post Options
- 30+ different blog layouts,
- Masonry, even grid or classic layouts available,
- Supports 5 different post formats,
- Post layouts with or without sidebar,
- Great support for embeddable media (e.g. Vimeo, Youtube, Soundcloud etc),
- Each post can be represented in blog with featured image, embeddable media or featured image that opens up media in a lightbox,
- Customizable pagination lets you choose between classic previous/next navigation or load more button,
- AJAX pagination loads new posts without reloading page for a smooth and seamless user experience.
- Custom social widgets lets you add Twitter feed or Facebook like box to your site,
- Instagram integration lets you display your recent Instagram photos or photos with any specific #tag,
- Share buttons integrated into design for easy social network sharing,
- “Like” functionality lets your visitors show appreciation for your content and select content can be filtered by most “likes”.
- Extensive documentation and Video Tutorials,
- Documentation can be accessed straight from dashboard,
- Auto update checks and “One Click” theme updates,
- Smart admin panel with contextual help,
SEO (Search Engine Optimized)
- SEO optimized – built with best SEO practices in mind,
- Theme SEO can be suppressed if 3rd party SEO software is preferred to minimize risk of conflicts,
- Supports the Facebook Open Graph protocol.
Multiple Language Support
- Translation/localization ready with ready-to-go .po file,
- Multilingual ready using WPML,
- Multilingual ready using multisite structure and free plugins like e.g Multisite Language Switcher or Multilingual Press.
- Demo content files included,
- Child theme included,
- Export/import your settings
Note: Images are for display purposes only and are not supplied with the download package.
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Feb 16, 2018 – Version 1.11
- UPDATE: Revolution Slider 5.4.7
November 27, 2016 – Version 1.10
- UPDATED: Slider Revolution plugin 184.108.40.206 - UPDATED: Font Awesome to version 4.7.0
June 22, 2016 – Version 1.9
- UPDATED: Slider Revolution plugin 220.127.116.11 - FIXED: Sidr Mobile Menu last item bug
March 09, 2016 – Version 1.8
- UPDATED: Revolution Slider Plugin 5.2.1 - FIXED: Missing indexes notice for uninitialized options with WP_DEBUG turned on. - FIXED: Issue where Twitter widget set to theme design would not display tweets.
February 08, 2016 – Version 1.7
- ADDED: New notice to Instagram elements when query is successful but returns no content. - FIXED: Issue where More Posts widget would display no posts when category was selected. - FIXED: Issue with missing scope parameter when getting Instagram photos by hashtag (due to Instagram API update) - UPDATED: scrollUp script to version 2.4.1 (removes junk title on back-to-top button hover)
January 13, 2016 – Version 1.6
- UPDATED: Bundled plugin Revolution Slider to version 5.1.6 - FIXED: Issue where insert image button would return blank.
January 04, 2016 – Version 1.5
- UPDATED: Google Web Fonts now detects server protocol and applies automatically allowing for Google Web Fonts over https connections. - UPDATED: Bundled plugin Revolution Slider to version 5.1.5 - FIXED: issue that prevented native WordPress audio embeds (would show download link instead of player) - FIXED: issue that prevented Facebook Open Graph from getting custom logo when on page with no featured image. - FIXED: Comment form layout for non-logged in users in WP4.4
September 13, 2015 – Version 1.4
- FIXED: Thickbox styles for modal windows
September 10, 2015 – Version 1.3
- UPDATED: Font Awesome to version 4.4.0. - UPDATED: TGM library to version 2.5.2. - UPDATED: Widgets construct method for compatibility with WP 4.3+ (removes debug notice). - UPDATED: Revolution Slider Plugin - UPDATED: Documentation - UPDATED: Demo Content Files - FIXED: Bundled plugins can now be installed/updated when child theme is active. - FIXED: Issue where widget titles would not show on initial load in customizer.
August 11, 2015 – Version 1.2
- UPDATED: Bundled plugin Envato WordPress Toolkit updated to v1.7.3 - UPDATED: WPML related updates to widgets and search function. - FIXED: Issue with Instagram Carousel in IE9 - FIXED: Issue that would prevent special characters to output in Final Call CSS. - FIXED: Pinterest share button now retrieves correct data.
April 26, 2015 – Version 1.1
- FIXED: Conflict between Revolution Slider / WP4.2 / Theme that would render Revolution Slider editing controls non-functional. - FIXED: Header z-index property - UPDATE: TGM Plugin Activation library updated. - UPDATE: Security patch (http://marketblog.envato.com/news/wordpress-item-security-vulnerability/)