One of the most popular uses of our themes, is the creation of an online portfolio/homepage for individuals and business looking to create an eye catching online presence to show off there work and attract new clients. In today’s post we give you some tips and tricks to help you create your ultimate showcase for you and your business, powered by our simply, yet powerful range of Premium WordPress Themes.
Eye Catching Hero/Intro Splash
The hero area is the 1st thing your users see when landing on your site, so its vital to not only ensure it grabs the attention of your audience, but it should also give some brief insight/enough information to entice them to browse further. With this in mind, incorporating a few media formats such as a large background image, neat text and even a video/link to further content is a great idea.
Our latest theme, Pillar, offers several exquisite hero areas right out of the box – take a look at the Classic Homepage to see a fine example of an eye catching image, message and link to an inline video.
Another element which you may wish to incorporate into your sites hero header area is a form to capture emails or leads, our most popular WordPress theme, Foundry, has several fine examples.
Sleek Portfolio of Works/Showcase
One thing you should never overlook when creating a fresh and vibrant homepage to showcase your talents/work is an attention grabbing but easy to navigate portfolio. Although most of our themes incorporate a fully featured portfolio area, by far our most flexible offering for creating simple but powerful filterable grids of work is Pillar. As you can see from the demo, they look sublime, but what you cant see is just how easy they are to create – giving you total control, so be sure to checkout the YouTube tutorial for further insight, you will be amazed how quick and easy we have made the process, meaning you can create unlimited portfolios with ease.
Team Information/Personal Profile
If users are spending time on your site, its clear that they want to know more, so having your profile out there so folks know who you are or shouting loudly about your epic team of super-ninjas is a must. Foundry for WordPress offers several unique solutions for displaying your Team, from simple grids to traditional lists and more, but Pillar for WordPress goes further by giving you very sleek and sexy carousels and more.
Its worth pointing out that many of our themes are powered by the worlds finest page builder, Visual Composer – so if the examples above do know whet your whistle, your free to create whatever you desire via the plethora of pre-built blocks available to you by default.
Easy To Use Contact Form
Failing to ensure you prospective clients can easily contact you would really make all the hard work you have done to create your awesome homepage a waste. After all, the whole idea of proudly shouting about your amazing skills and services is to gain more customers, so giving them the ability to quickly and easily drop you a link is a no-brainer.
We have many themes which handle this very well of course. Most of our themes include pre-made contact forms, powered by the sublime Contact Form 7 plugin – check out the gorgeous example within Pillar and Foundry here – which can be ready to use in moment. Contact Form 7 is also capable of handling subscriptions and so much more via a world of excellent add-ons, we have rounded up a list of the best of the bunch so be sure to take a look for some great ways to make the most of an already superb form system.