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Story – Creative Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme

Story – Creative Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme

Story - Creative Responsive Multi-Purpose Theme Download


Item Details

  • Current version: 1.4
  • Last Update: October 6, 2014
  • Release Date: May 30, 2014
  • Author: pexeto
  • Requirements: WordPress 4.0

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Story is a sharp, modern and clean WordPress theme. The theme is very flexible and it comes with some awesome features, such as a fullscreen slider, custom headers and custom background sections, which make it perfect for showcasing and selling your work and products. Story WordPress theme is a multi-purpose theme that can be used for any type of website, such as creative portfolio, photography, products, corporate and business sites. With the combination of responsive design and parallax animations, this theme will provide an optimal viewing experience and will make your website look great on across wide range of devices and screen sizes. The theme comes with an extensive admin panel, packed with various options so you can easily modify styles, colors, fonts, layouts and other aspects of the theme.

Theme Demos

  • Main Demo – uses the default theme style and includes examples of all the main elements
  • Agency Demo (mini demo) – light minimalistic style, with example elements for agency/portfolio site
  • Photography Demo (mini demo) – dark style, including photography portfolio elements
  • Restaurant Demo (mini demo) – restaurant / food inspired style and elements
  • Vintage Demo (mini demo) – vintage / retro style demo
  • Health & Lifestyle Demo (mini demo) – light minimalistic style

You can also see a list with all the available demos here.

Fullscreen slider

The theme features a fullscreen slider that comes with lots of customization options, the slider comes with three main layout types:

  • Background image/solid color layout: Short text with various options for text location and options to change all the main typography settings such as font family, font size, text color, etc.
  • Two-boxes layout ( text + image ): available layout options are horizontal (left text, right image and left image, right text) and vertical (top text, bottom image and top image, bottom text). It also includes options to change all the main typography settings such as font family, font size, text color, etc.
  • Horizontal image slider – displays multiple images in a horizontal slider, supports bulk image upload.
  • Background video slide – displays an HTML video background to the slide (works with MP4, WebM and Ogg file formats)

You can set the layout type per slide and mix all the different layouts into one page slider. The slider also supports deeplinking, so you can link to a specific slide and an autoplay functionality – you can see it in action here.

Story includes a flexible AJAX portfolio gallery with awesome jQuery animations and effects, which comes with lots of options available for its items.

The gallery also provides an AJAX pagination and category filter for a better items organisation.

For each gallery item you have the option to select one of the following click actions:

  • Dynamically open an image slider (full-width or two-column layout) with a nice jQuery animation, containing additional images attached to the item (bulk upload – you can upload lots of images with a single click).
  • Open an image lightbox as image gallery attached to the item (images can be uploaded in bulk)
  • Play video – full-width or two-column layout
  • Open the item content in a new page
  • Open a custom link in a new page

Also there are lots of options the gallery provides, some of them are:

  • Masonry Layout Support
  • Option to choose between two, three and four column layout
  • Unlimited gallery pages – you can create as many galleries as you need with different image sets
  • Partial Loading in slider – loads images in background on portions for faster performance. Works well with large amount of images attached to a single item.
  • Social Sharing – the slider view of the gallery provide sharing options, so you can easily share your items images on the most popular social networks – Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
  • Dynamic AJAX category filter (can be enabled/disabled per page)
  • AJAX pagination which is great for large number of items
  • Options to link to a specific page/category of the gallery

Custom Header Backgrounds

Story supports different background settings for the different pages. For each page header you can:

  • Select a custom background image
  • Set a custom background color
  • Set the background image opacity
  • Choose between a standard and large header
  • Set a custom background color of the sticky menu – here is an example

Responsive Design

The theme is responsive, so that it fits and looks great on different size of devices – desktop, mobile phones and tablets. Also, the main gallery slider supports finger gestures, so it is very easy to navigate between the images on touch devices.

Unlimited Color Options

The theme includes options to change all the main theme colors, such as header, main content, sidebar and footer background and text colors, so you can easily build your custom skin with your favorite colors. All the color settings are included in the Theme Customizer section, so that you can live preview the color changing. Here are some examples of what you can achieve:

  • Light Colors – Health and Lifestyle Demo
  • Dark Colors – Photography Demo
  • Dark Blue – Restaurant Demo

Advanced Content Editor Buttons

The theme includes an unique set of buttons that allows you to directly insert the various elements into your editor area. In this way you can easily build full-width background sections with custom elements and style settings. Some of the elements that you can easily add with the advanced editor are:

  • Portfolio Carousel
  • Recent Blog Posts
  • Services Boxes
  • Testimonials
  • Background Sections
  • Pricing Tables
  • Call to Action Sections
  • Content Columns
  • Custom Lists
  • Other

Parallax Slider and Sections

The theme implements parallax effects in different elements and sections, such as:

  • Content slider background image
  • Full-width sections background images
  • Servcies boxes animations

The parallax functionality can be enabled/disabled for each individual section/item.

Font Management

The theme provides a friendly user interface to implement the default web-safe fonts and Google API Fonts. We have created a section where you can enable as many fonts as you like just by adding the URL the Google API provides. You can see some examples here

Retina Display Optimizations

We have included retina display optimizations for all the main graphics used in the theme, so they look sharp on retina displays.

2 Header Image Sliders Included (unlimited usage)

Story also includes three different sliders that can be included on separate pages:

  • Content Slider – in each slide you can set:
    • a background image and set and set a different opacity to it
    • background color
    • slide animation direction
    • slide layout included:
      • Centered text
      • Image with text on the left
      • Image with text on the right
      • YouTube video with text on the left
      • YouTube video with text on the right
    • description, titles, buttons and side image
  • Fade Slider – can be used as a main page header slider, gallery post type slider or it can be embedded into the content of the posts and pages.

Mega Menus Support

The theme comes with an out of the box mega menu support, you can easily activate a mega menu per parent menu item.

Extensive Documentation

The theme comes with a detailed documentation, which includes examples, screenshots and all the main instructions you will need to customize your site. Additionally, we have included a “Getting started” section which includes some helpful links about working with WordPress and instructions about what steps to follow when setting the theme.

Other Key Features

  • WooCommerce Support
  • Post Formats Support, including the following formats:
    • Standard Post – includes a featured image in the header
    • Video Post – includes a video in the header
    • Gallery Post – includes a slider in the header
    • Aside Post
    • Quote Post
  • Multiple blog layouts available:
    • Standard layout with left/right sidebar
    • Full-width layout
    • Two columns masonry layout
    • Three columns masonry layout
    • Two columns masonry layout with left/right sidebar
  • SEO Optimized – the theme has been built with all the main SEO best practices in mind
  • Unlimited Sidebars – dynamic sidebar generation functionality
  • Easy page layout changing – for each page you can choose between:
    • Right Sidebar
    • Left Sidebar
    • Full-width
  • Social sharing available – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+, can be enabled on pages, posts, portfolio items and portfolio sliders.
  • Advanced slider management section – easy to create and edit slider items
  • Translation ready – a .po file included for translation of all the built-in (front-end) words
  • Easy logo replacement
  • Separate portfolio section
  • WordPress 3.0 Custom Menu Support
  • jQuery Tabs
  • AJAX contact form
  • Sociable Icons section in header
  • Comments with reply functionality (multiple levels depth)
  • Multi level drop-down menu
  • Custom styled elements included
  • Two bonus widgets included – Portfolio Posts Widget displaying the latest items’ images and a Recent Posts Widget widget which displays the latest blog posts with a thumbnail image
  • Works and looks similar in all major browsers: Internet Exlorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Google Chrome

Item Features

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EASY STYLING WITH LIVE THEME CUSTOMIZER

Change all the main theme colors, such as header, mean content, sidebar and footer and text colors, so you can easily build your custom skin with your favorite colors.

EXTENSIVE PORTFOLIO AND GALLERY OPTIONS

The theme comes with an advanced portfolio gallery supporting multiple gallery Layouts and item types, advanced content AJAX loading category filter, pagination and Lot more!

UNIQUE HEADER CUSTOMIZATIONS

You can create a different header for every page set a custom background color, background image, image opacity, choose between a standard and large header.

EASY CONTENT CREATION

The theme includes a user friendly interface to easily create and edit all the main elements, such as sliders, services boxes, testimonials, pricing tables, etc.

TYPOGRAPHY AND FONT MANAGEMENT

The theme provides a friendly user interface to implement the default we-safe fonts and Google API Fonts with 600+ fonts available in the Google Font repository.

INTUITIVE AND ROBUST ADMIN PANEL

The theme comes with an extensive admin panel, packed with various options so you can Easily modify styles, colors, fonts, layouts and other aspects of the theme.

EXTENSIVE DOCUMENTATION

The theme comes with a detailed documentation, which includes examples, screenshots Videos and all the main instructions you will need to customize your site.

MULTIPLE BLOG LAYOUTS AND OPTIONS

Standard layout with left/right sidebar, Full-width layout, Two columns masonry layout, Three columns masonry layout, Two columns masonry layout with left/right sidebar.

CUSTOM BACKGROUND SECTOINS

Get creative with the custom background sections- select a predefined style or create you Own. Add custom background images, parallax effects, select background and text colors.

MEGA MENU SUPPORT

The theme comes with an out of the box mega menu support, you can easily activate a Mega menu per parent menu item.

RESPONSIVE AND RETINA READY

With the responsive design and retina support the theme fits and looks great on different Size of devices – desktop, mobile phones and tablets.

VISUAL ELEMENTS BUILDER

The theme includes a unique set of buttons that allows you to easily insert and edit the Various element directly in your content editor without the need to work with shortcodes.

WOOCOMMERCE SUPPORT

Story comes with out of the box WooCommerce support with custom shop and product Design. The theme also includes an AJAX shopping cart to improve the shopping experience.

SOCIAL SHARING INCLUED

The theme includes option to add social sharing button: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest And Google+ on pages, posts, portfolio items, portfolio sliders and product pages.

EASY AUTOMATIC UPDATES

We have built an automatic theme update functionality – every time there is a new update You will see a notification in the admin, so you can update the theme with a single click

UNIQUE FULLSCREEN SLIDER

Tell your story on a full canvas with the theme’s fullscreen slider with multiple layout, Content and style options. The slider is great for presenting your content in a creative and unique way.

POST FORMAT SUPPORT

Story includes support for the following post formats: Standard, Gallery, Video, Aside and Quote – it implements custom styles and functionality.

UNLIMITED SIDEBARS

The theme includes a sidebar generator so you can easily create custom sidebars and assign a different sidebar to each page.

BUILT WITH SEO IN MIND

We have built the theme with SEO in mind, following the main SEO best practices and making sure that all the content is fully indexable, including AJAX loaded content and sliders.