Zerif is a clean, elegant and contemporary WordPress theme which is made specially for web agency business, corporate business, personal and parallax business portfolio, photography sites and freelancer. The theme comes in two variations, Zerif Lite, the free version of the theme and Zerif Pro, the paid version with extra features. Zerif is created by ThemeIsle, a premium WordPress theme shop. In this review we will look at features offered in both versions, we will accentuate features which are available only in the pro version.
The theme is built in Bootstrap framework making it fully responsive. Furthermore, it is also ecommerce (WooCommerce) compatible, WPML, RTL, Retina-Ready and SEO friendly. It embraces powerful customizer tool which aids to the easy customization of the site. Many supplementary features like multiple background options like image, slider and video, parallax effect of the image, portfolio section, subscribe section, google map are available in the pro version.
First of all, let’s look at the homepage and figure out the features and options of the theme. The homepage looks very clean and elegant yet simple whose best part is that several sections can be shown or hidden and the decision is all up to you ! It facilitates with a ‘one page’ which can be displayed by selecting ‘your latest posts’ on reading under setting option.
The theme has primary menu on the right side of the top most bar and logo in the left corner. Below that is a “Big Title” section which shows up background image in the free version while in the pro version video and slider can also be added from the customizer. Next to that is the “our focus” section which is also adjusted from the customizer followed by portfolio(pro version), about us, our team, latest news, ribbons and contact us sections. Pro version of the theme comes up with many functionalities like section order, unlimited color, google map section, packages section, subscribe section, change labels in contact section and support.
Customizer and Additional Features
Zerif has a powerful customizer API tool from where changes can be made safely as it previews the changes at the real time prior to the saving. The theme comes with a built-in contact form, which makes it easier for you to get emails from your viewers without installing any additional plugins.
The pro version of the theme prompts you to use plugins like WP Product Review and Revive Old Posts which allows you to publish professional-looking reviews on your site and to automate your social media marketing.
Now talking about the documentation and support, most of the themes–specially free do not provide documentation which as a result confuses the end users who are unfamiliar with WordPress. Nonetheless, Zerif provides a detailed documentation of the theme for both free and pro version.
To conclude, Zerif is immaculate and minimalistic theme ideal for professional looking websites which comes with explicit documentation giving people considerable detail of features of the theme. However, the theme doesn’t support post formats like gallery, audio, chat and status which has to be its only drawback.
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