Sider – A New Horizontal WordPress Theme

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Say hello to Sider, our new horizontal WordPress theme.

Sider is perfect for photographers and artists who want to display their work in a beautiful, horizontal layout. It’s simple to use, easy to set up, and comes with tons of customization controls including logo uploads and front page options, plus optional upgrades such as fonts, footer credit removal, and much more.

Sider horizontal scrolling WordPress theme

How a Horizontal WordPress Theme Works

What is a “horizontal WordPress theme” after all? In Sider, all galleries that are assigned the “horizontal gallery” type will be shown with images aligned side-by-side, running from left to right across the page. Below, a minimalist navigational bar indicates the viewer’s current position in the gallery. Clicking the navigational arrows displayed on the left and right sides of the gallery allows the visitor to quickly jump to the previous or next image.

The same horizontal viewing experience is also available on mobile devices with a smaller viewport.

Gallery Layouts

Creating the horizontal slider gallery layout is super easy. Simply upload an image gallery to a WordPress Post or Page and assign it to the “Horizontal Gallery” type, as shown in the video below.

If the horizontal gallery layout isn’t enough for you, check out these other gallery layouts that you can use in Sider:

Thumbnail/Masonry Grid Galleries

Sider horizontal scrolling WordPress theme - Masonry

Images are shown in a responsive masonry grid when the “thumbnail grid” gallery type is chosen.

Tiled Mosaic Galleries

Sider horizontal scrolling WordPress theme - Mosaic

To use Tiled Mosaic Galleries, you must activate the free JetPack plugin and follow these instructions.

Portfolio Integration

Sider horizontal scrolling WordPress theme - Portfolio

Sider integrates with JetPack’s Portfolio Content Type. Simply activate JetPack Portfolios and your portfolio items will be displayed in a horizontal slider layout.

Sell Photos, Prints, and Artwork Using Sider

Sider horizontal scrolling WordPress theme - Store

Sider integrates with our Sell Media plugin, which turns your WordPress site into an online store so you can sell photos, prints and artwork online.

Sider also offers native support for Filters, a new feature in Sell Media that helps your customers find and purchase photos from your online store.

Download Sider for Free

Head over to the official Sider theme release page to download a free version of Sider.

Pro Upgrade

When you join Graph Paper Press, you’ll get access to the pro version of Sider, which includes all of the features described above, plus:

  • Featured Sliders & Gallery Slideshows
  • Hundreds of fonts to choose from
  • 10 additional color palettes
  • + More

Check out all of the Pro features on the Sider theme release page, and let us know what you think of Sider in the comments below!

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Thad is the founder of Theme.Works and Graph Paper Press. Previously, he produced online multimedia and documentary projects for USA Today including the inauguration of President Barack Obama and many others. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Abby.

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