Paper Wall is the first wordpress theme released by INDEZINER and was created especially for Smashing Magazine. We created this theme as a challenge for us to see if it will be accepted for these great guys and in this way to receive a moral rating.
We have created the Paper Wall theme as an alternative to any classic wordpress theme from before.
Idea for design is our daily working desk. As designers we always put things on paper. We draw elements and organize our activities mostly on a simple piece of paper. A designers desk is full of writing instruments and sketches and this is why we tried to bring the same layout online.
We want to give to people the possibility to be able to simply enable this theme from wordpress theme editor and everything to work just fine. This is why we did not build a lot of features or personalized this theme too much in the idea to be simple to use. This is why it is very flexible with any standard plugins you may install in the future.
We enabled couple sidebar sections: pages, themes, archives, categories, blogroll and meta that can be easily managed from widgets section in wordpress admin. But, even so, this is not an ordinary theme. We created a really cool and easy to modify design that gets very flexible in the hands of a custom designer also. Main theme elements are: header, footer and sidebar. All these can be changed or have design modified easily and you can personalize your theme as you want.
Header menu is updated automatically with pages you create from wordpress admin and so is the footer.
We used a plugin styled for pagination WP-PageNavi. Using it is optional and replaces simple wordpress pagination with a numbered fancy one.
Please check some insights of this theme:
Theme first page preview
Fancy selectable menu screenshot
Paper turn cool effect for search screenshot
Paper board style for menu sections screenshot
Preview and download sources
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