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Template #46556 from Newest Templates
Memoir by ElegantThemes is designed with today’s personal blogger in mind. With attractive page templates to display image galleries and portfolios along with a widgetized sidebar area and left navigation bar, Memoir will give your blog a stylish appearance.
To install Memoir on your website, you will need to subscribe to Elegant Themes. The next step is to go to the member page and scroll down to the Memoir theme and click the corresponding “Download” link to the right of the icon. A popup window will appear asking if you want to download the PSD Files or Theme Package. Select “Theme Package” and save the .zip folder onto your hard drive.
Open up your website’s Dashboard area (wp-admin page) and go to the Appearance > Themes tab on the left-hand side. At the top of the new window that appears, click the “Install Themes” tab and then the “Upload link below that. Drop the .zip folder into the box provided and then hit “Install Now” to unpack Memoir.
When Memoir has unpacked, a list of options will appear below. Click “Activate” and you are set.
To visit Memoir’s ePanel, click on the Appearance > Memoir Theme Options via the left WordPress menu. Here you will be able to set your logo and favicon (16×16 pixels) images, plus customize a number of settings for your Homepage and so on.
Memoir shines in the way it provides a personal touch that is custom-made for blog sites. Regardless of whether you’re writing hourly updates on your favorite news stories or uploading galleries of images and accompanying them with trip reports, Memoir has a sleek design and default layout that will present your content in a manner that will engage visitors.
Thanks to this theme’s custom page templates, designing a CMS that is easily laid out is a cinch. When creating a new page, check out the menu on the right-hand side (Page Attributes) and choose from “Contact Us,” “Gallery,” “Portfolio” and others from the box provided. Below is a screenshot of how the Gallery page template will appear when using Memoir. Notice how the image slightly levitates and gives two options to either enlarge or click through when it is moused-over.
Memoir differentiates itself from most Elegant Themes premium products through its unique Navigation Bar that will appear on the left-hand side of your website. From here, visitors can click on the corresponding page to view the Homepage, images, blog feed and learn more about you.
This theme is fully “Widget Aware” and boasts a right sidebar where you can select which widgets to use. The option to include 125×125 advertisements in the sidebar also exists, or you can opt to use this area for calendars, blogroll links and more.
The Memoir theme comes fully packed with the normal shortcode abilities that Elegant Themes premium members have become accustomed to. Below, you can see the list of “Icon Buttons” that can be placed at various points on your site to give your blog a unique design.
The best thing about shortcodes is that they give webmasters the ability to pull off otherwise complicated website design tasks without ever touching any code.
Memoir is designed for blog sites, pure and simple. If you’re looking for a product to increase sales for your eCommerce site or need a theme that is packed with multimedia features, then you should seek out another theme that better fits with those parameters. However, if you’re in the market for an attractive blog design that is versatile and simple to use, then Memoir is a great download.
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