Say hello to Uno:
Uno is our very first child theme for our newly release Base theme framework for WordPress. Uno is primed for photographers, artists and bloggers who want to display sleek photo galleries, create a photoblog or simply need a clean, one-column theme.
The concept for Uno was hatched after chatting with Will Yurman, an accomplished documentary photographer from New York state. Will and I were instructors and roommates at NPPA’s Multimedia Immersion Workshop in upstate New York earlier this year. Will wanted a platform where he could maintain a photoblog, a blog, post galleries, post client galleries, add videos, add multimedia and create pages all under one roof. For years, Will has relied on a combination of web software to make his current site function: Pixel Post for photoblogging, static files for pages, WordPress for writing and Flash for client galleries. The new platform needed to be holistic, he said, simple to use and and designed elegantly. I knew it was possible within WordPress, but, I told will, I would need a few months to make it happen.
That day has arrived.
As with most of our themes, Uno’s design fades into the background and allows your content to take center stage. We have removed all distractions from this theme so your visitors can focus on your content.
You can choose from one of three pre-built color palette styles:
While the design is simple, the underlying theme framework that powers Uno is both flexible and bulletproof. You can add custom CSS to override any of the pre-built styles and use your favorite font from the Google Font Directory without touching a single line of code.
A common request we hear from users is the need to have a dedicated “Blog” page. This page contains all Posts, typically assigned to specific categories that you select on your Theme Options page. This way, your photo gallery Posts don’t get mixed in with your writing, or vice-a-versa. If this isn’t and important feature, no worries, simply don’t create a Blog page or assign a Blog category on the Theme Options page.
HD & Mobile Video
Uno can even be a video blogging theme. Huh? Yep, it can. Uno comes packaged with a built-in HD video player for self-hosting videos. To serve mobile-friendly video files to users with Flash either disabled or not available, simply enable the Mobile Video option on the theme options page and upload your mobile-friendly video files into the Post (see instructions).