01 Dec 2011
Basic is a new free theme suggested by many users. The purpose of the Basic theme is to give you a starter theme so you can be your own designer. It only contains the basic layout styling so you can customize the theme with your own perferences using the Themify option panel. The layout is completely responsive. It works on any resolution on desktop and mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. The theme has similar functionalities as all our other themes such as the grid layout options, footer widgets, and social links, etc. Download Basic here.
To see the responsive layout, view the demo and resize the browser window or view it with a mobile device.
It includes several additional skins such as dark themed, full wrap, and page style.
The theme comes with PrettyPhoto plugin that turns the WordPress gallery into a lightbox gallery.
Lightbox Media Link
You can attach a lightbox media link to the post image. The lightbox link can be an image, video (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.), or iFrame URL.
Back to Top Button
It has a scroll to top button at the footer.
Custom Main & Footer Navigation
The theme includes a customizable main menu and an optional footer menu.
You can display up to 4 optional footer widgets.
Footer text can be replaced at the Themify option panel.
RSS Icon and Search Form
RSS icon and search form can be excluded as well.
Default Layout Options
The theme offers various list and grid layout options where you can set in the option panel.
If you are new with WordPress and Themify, here are the documentation links that you might find useful:
- Quick Starter Guide - a quick guide on how to install and setup the theme
- Logo Image - upload your custom logo image
- Social Links - add social links in header
- Custom Menus - learn how to create custom menus
- WordPress Gallery - tutorial on how to use WordPress gallery
- Basic Documentation - documentation related to the Basic theme
Some Basic Styling Tips
You can pretty much style everything with the Themify option panel. If you are new, don't be afraid to mess around with the Styling and Settings tab. You won't break the theme by changing the options in the panel. You can always go to the Transfer tab to backup or import the panel setting data.
The image below illustrates the main structure of the layout.
Go to Themify > Styling tab. Start by customizing the background of the main layout components: Body (main body of the page), Header Wrap, Middle Wrap, and Footer Wrap. You can choose a custom background color from the color picker and apply a background image. To upload a custom background image, click on the '+ upload' button.
Combination of Skin & Custom Styling
You can apply a skin and use the Styling tab to further customize it. Check the image below to see what can be done. Try it yourself: go to the Skin tab, apply the Page skin, then go to the Styling tab and apply the background images.
Reset Styling & Setting
You can click on the sub tabs to continue styling the theme as you like. At any time, you can reset the Styling or Setting data by clicking on the reset button located next to the save button. Read the documentation for more tutorials.