Along the way, we’ve remained true to the idea of providing honest solutions without the headaches and hassles of bloated alternatives. WordPress works best when you can fire it up, put your content in the post editor, hit publish and get back to life. We’re still dedicated to that philosophy, and with that, we’d like to share Paperback with you.
Paperback is the first magazine-style theme we’ve released, and it’s about time if you ask us! Let’s take a closer look at some of the features that make Paperback shine.
Category Mega Menu
Paperback comes with the option to enable a category mega menu. What in the world is a mega menu you might ask? Simply put, it’s a drop down menu that loads a small preview of content instead of just links. With the mega menu enabled, when you click on any category link in your main menu, you’ll get a slick drop down drawer with up to six posts in it. These posts are loaded on the fly via AJAX, only when requested, to reduce the load time of your site.
Quick and easy access to your content makes for a good reader experience, and they’ll be more likely to return in the future. The category mega menu puts dozens of posts right at your visitor’s fingertips.
Featured Post Carousel
On the homepage of the Paperback demo, you’ll find a featured post carousel. This carousel will seamlessly page through your four latest featured posts from any category of your choosing. With the bold typography and immersive background images, you can create a beautiful, cover story design to your homepage.
So you can get your header designed just right, we’ve included options to change the opacity of the background image in your header, as well as the height of the header area on post pages.
Customizing the colors in Paperback is a walk in the park. (A small park, that’s easy to walk though.) We’ve included six pre-designed color schemes out of the box: Default, Blue, Green, Purple, Red and Orange.
Taking the color schemes even further, we’ve included color color pickers for each of the various elements that change with the color scheme. So you can choose the Blue color scheme, and tweak the header a little, tweak the footer a little and so on. The color schemes give you a great start to work with if you want to tweak your colors to your liking.
As you might expect from Array, we’ve added an excruciating amount of attention to detail in every nook of Paperback to make sure your content shines.
Paperback features a dynamic layout that can be configured into one, two or three columns to match your content. Paperback also supports Infinite Scroll, which lets your visitors seamlessly load more of your content without leaving the page.
Each page template features robust, expressive styles for typography, images, galleries and more, allowing you to easily create engaging content. Speaking of typography, Paperback features Europa and Proxima Nova from Typekit, both clean and sophisticated serif fonts specifically designed for editorial use in newspapers, magazines and digital media.
Mobile and Tablet Ready
Paperback features a dynamic, responsive design, meaning your site will adapt to fit any screen size, from desktops down to mobile phones. All pages and features have been optimized to work on every device.
Typography, images, navigations and page styles have been refined to give your users a seamless, comfortable browsing experience.
Aesthetically and architecturally, Paperback is our best theme to date. The browsing experience and ease of content creation is second to none. Both John and I are excited and proud to continue providing honest website solutions that let you simply type in your content and get back to life.
So with that, I invite you to check out the Paperback demo and details below and let us know what you think!