Theme Info & Details
Metro is a Windows 8 inspired blog and portfolio WordPress theme put together by Themify. Perfect for bloggers, writers, photographers and more this theme has everything you need for a modern blog and portfolio.
The theme has a stunning tiled homepage. You can use the custom tile post type to create homepage tiles fro everything – images, buttons, maps, etc. All you have to do is use the shortcodes that come with the theme. Plus, you can choose from a ton of color schemes to make the theme fit your personal style. Color skins included are default, blue, brown, green, lime, magenta, pink, purple, red, teal, white, black.
Metro also comes with a great portfolio with lots of unique features. You can choose the number of columns and if you want infinite scroll or pagination. The masonry portfolio also features an awesome 3d flip hover effect and large metro style navigation arrows. Overall, the Metro portfolio is sure to make an impact.
The theme also comes with custom widgets, shortcodes, and a bright blog (which supports standard, image, link, quote, gallery, video and audio post formats). To learn more about the theme, checkout the list below.
Metro Blog Theme – What we like:
We love the metro trend, so of course we are big fans of the overall look of the Metro WordPress Theme. Plus, there are a tome of color options for the background and the tiles that really make the metro feel come to life. We also really like the 3d flip effect. It’s fun and unique, and adds visual interest to what would otherwise be a regular masonry portfolio.
Metro Blog Theme – What Can Be Improved:
One feature that could use some fine tuning are the hovers on the homepage. For most of the tiles there is no hover effect which is somewhat of a let down. Another issue is with the portfolio . When you hover on an item you can only click on the title. This can be confusing for visitors and would be much more user friendly if you could click anywhere on the tile to go to the portfolio item.
Metro WordPress Theme Features
- Color skins: default, blue, brown, green, lime, magenta, pink, purple, red, teal, white, black
- Custom tiled post type (use shortcodes!)
- 9 color options for tiles
- Multiple column portfolio options
- Portfolio gallery sliders
- 3d flip portfolio hover effect
- List or grid layout options (blog and portfolio)
- Blog post formats: standard, image, quote, gallery, links, video and audio
- Infinite scroll option
- Pagination option
- Lightbox gallery support
- Widgetized footer (up to 4 columns)
- Metro social icons
- Search form
- Child theme support
- Custom widgets
- HTML5 & CSS3
- WordPress 3.5+
- Translation ready