Storied by Thrive Themes is mainly created for blogging purpose but that is only one side of the coin. You have a story to tell and through beautifully formatted multi-media posts (video, audio, image and other media posts are supported), you connect with your readers and build your audience. With built-in Focus Areas, you can add call to action buttons and newsletter box to increase readers and leads. So we can call it a versatile WordPress theme ideal for bloggers and content marketers.
The advanced blog post formats and responsive layout are just two main features that attracts the most of the authors. There are many other features which makes it a best WordPress theme for blogs, business, marketing and landing page websites.
Frontpage-Layout : Let me begin this review from homepage which shows a modern blog layout with stylish background and widgets. We just love the full-width background that shows a custom image being contents. Whether you are on homepage or single post, you will see this background for entire site. The grid type homepage offers 3 columns to highlight post entries.
It seems that wide page layout offers most for the width space for featured grid and there is little space for sidebar widgets. But that still looks nice with ideal space for both content and sidebar. The homepage in demo is only one layout, you can also use blog template wit traditional post listing style. If you are a business owners wanting to promote products, or services then you can use page builder.
Storied Thrive Page builder will give you elements to display introduction, calls to action blocks, contacts, and other stuff. So you can either have blog type homepage or a business type homepage with blog as extra page. There are many business which uses this theme to promote their products effectively. The theme also has some ready to use landing page templates which saves time taken to create landing page website.
If you need a mobile friendly content marketing WordPress them then you must stop your search journey. This one theme gives you many benefits like visual options panel, custom widgets, page builder support and more.
Floating Header: We just love the the way it shows header elements and navigation menu. If yo scroll down on the site then it keeps the logo and navigation bar visible all the time. The floating header is good feature to show your menu links, contacts and calls to action on the top area. You will love “click to call” button that appears on the header right and one calls to action button which looks attractive.
You can choose any logo and a unique menu that offers same benefits like MegaMenu system. So visitors can browse plenty of links from drop-down links easily.
Widget Areas : Storied WordPress theme is a blogging theme for marketers and professional bloggers. So you need good collection of widgets to promote various stuff around footer and sidebar. The footer has space to display around 3 widgets and sidebar will show many widgets because of vertical layout. The widgets enables you to show custom text, Ad banners, Social links, categories etc.
The Opt-In Widget is also there to increase your newsletter subscribers. The tabbed widget offers 3 tabs space so you can add popular posts, recent posts, custom posts or any other widgets in single block. The widgets will help you develop a content friendly site while increasing chances of getting more page-views and advertisement income.
More Benefits : This WordPress marketing template is packed with Focus areas and Thrive Opt-in options. So you can easily add email sign-up code and insert subscribe box anywhere on the site. The Focus area will help you to create calls to action and other promotional section. Hence, you have have opt-in form, banner, and other interesting below post, above post and around other contents.
Media Post Formats : If you are tired of using standard post then meet new blog feature called : custom post formats. This feature provides you different types of media format to share gallery, videos, audio, quotes and other stuff. The blog post screen will have all these post formats so you have to pick one as per article requirements.
So when you have a video for product demo or new movie trailer then you can select video post format, embed video and done. It will help you assign custom featured image as per post type. Storied theme also gives you custom blog layout to show sidebar on right or left side. You will have full-width layout available for all posts and pages.
After Post: The bottom space for all single articles look quite engaging with author box, post meta details and social sharing buttons. The author section can show an image, details box, custom link and social profile links. The next block shows featured post entries which is called “Related posts”. Then you will see options for commenting and finally a block that shows “Next Post” link with stylish featured background and some details.
Thrive Themes Panel: The back-end comes with single options board where you will get controls for entire website. You can then upload logo, manage global layouts, blog settings, lazy load settings and more. This is how you can manage colors, fonts, background, Opt-in settings, Focus areas and all stuff from back-end options.
Storied is the best WordPress theme that I suggest to every blogger and business people with content marketing needs.