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Framer WordPress theme is a simple, detailed and free portfolio theme for bloggers, photographers, and designers, one of the latest themes in wordpress.org. Themefurnace, a renowned theme generating company is the producer of the theme. Currently, there are more than 200 websites using Framer. Today we will review this theme from head to toe and unravel its components.
Let’s start from the homepage where there is a striking banner image on display. It is added from the header image settings in the customizer. The menu items in the right corner of the header where the only menu “Primary” resides. And there is a logo in the left corner of the header. You can set up the homepage by navigating to the “homepage setup” in the customizer.
Inside “homepage setup” there is subsequent sub options like hero banner, social and latest work. Hero banner lets you add hero title, description, button texts and links in the banner. Social option, on the other hand, lets you add social media links to your site. Finally, the latest work allows you to add a brief description and title about your portfolio. Apart from the “homepage setup” in the customizer, there is only one extra custom setting which is inside the colors option, “accent color” from where you can change the theme’s accentuated areas color.
When it comes to functionalities Framer is very ordinary because of the fact that there are not many options to play with. However, the theme serves responsive design, impressive typography and compatibility with plugins like WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, Mailchimp and Jetpack. Translation ready and SEO optimization is its other notable aspects.
Framer theme is unexceptional and free, hence its page loading speed is relatively high. It has only one widgetized area in the footer. It functions after adding widgets in footer sidebar (Appearance > widgets). The theme embodies customizer API so that users can edit and change settings in the real time which makes its modification handier. Moreover, it comes up with the edit shortcode options which was introduced since WordPress 4.7 only in the primary menu. They might add the feature to integrate it into other areas like site title, tagline, and logo for the upcoming updates.
Finally, our verdict for the Framer theme declares that it is one of the most common and simplest theme available. If you are thinking of setting up a simple portfolio website for free without other unnecessary confusing options then this theme is ideal for you.