Images and videos have become central to the web surfing experience. Be it Pinterest, Facebook, or a website, nothing attracts more clicks and engagement than images and videos. Blogojoy from Tesla Themes can turn your boring text heavy website into an attractive display window. Its large images and slider features put your photos at the center of the web surfing experience and draw the readers in.
I have recently taken a liking to Pinterest style image-heavy column layouts and somewhat successfully implemented a similar layout on my book review blog. Tesla’s BlogoJoy makes implementing this format easy.
The Home page of the theme is a combination of a slider and a Pinterest-style multi-column layout with posts’ featured images in varying sizes. The clean straight lines give a crisp look to the layout. The absence of sidebars here keeps the reader focused on the content, keeping with the minimalist approach of the theme.
The Blog page and other category archive pages continue with the same layout, where the images are the highlight.
The theme supports multiple post formats. The Regular Post format maintains a traditional look with a sidebar. The theme also includes advanced features such as an Author Box and Related Posts at the end of the post. The images used in the Related Posts are of considerable size and extend the image centric theme. If your current blog does not use a lot of images or if you do not plan to, this design might backfire for your blog.
The Full-Width post format is excellent if you want to keep the user on the page. The single column further enhances the images and embedded videos, and is great to showcase your products and portfolio.
The Slider-Post format is another excellent option when you have a lot of images in a particular post. If you are a travel blogger and share many images in a single post about a place, you can insert a slider at the beginning and then start writing your post.
Other Blogojoy Features
The theme also comes with a Contact page which includes a form and Google Maps to show your business location. The top menu bar has an integrated Search feature and you can also use the Search widget in the Sidebar to facilitate navigation on the website.
A tabbed latest and popular post widget is very helpful to showcase the most viewed and latest post without wasting additional space in the sidebar.
Any blogger whose subject matter requires to showcase images and videos will benefit from this media centric theme. If you are a travel or a food blogger, your images will keep the readers glued to the screen and ogling at the food and exciting places. The Tesla theme framework with its standard features and responsive design support get you started with your WordPress blog without much effort.
So have you checked out Blogojoy yet? Please leave a comment here and share your thoughts.