The WordPress artist themes can be used as you see them or, have Artbiz customize one for you, creating a unique look for your website. The artist themes provide you with a website that you can manage on your own with out having to know code.
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How the WordPress Artist Themes work
All Artbiz WordPress themes for artists’ are built on Parent themes. I like working with a parent themes because it makes it easy to update the code for all the themes just once. Bonus for me. The BONUS for you is that you get TWO themes, the parent and the child and can chose to activate either one. Read more about what the relationship between a parent and child theme.
All themes provide you with the ability to change the fonts for the header site title and the entry title for pages and posts. Also you can change all the site colors
David Parent Theme
Agnes is basically a lighter version of Blue Nude. Change the look entirely by uploading a header image.
Blue Nude (named after Matisse’s Blue Nude 1) has a background that you can change, a header image you can upload to replace the site title and an extra page template with a sidebar. Blue Nude is a child theme for David; you get both.
Cassatt shifts the sidebar over to the right and shows borders around the content. Cassatt is a child theme of David. You get both themes in this package.
This theme is named “Clark” after Elizabeth Clark (1947-2008). Elizabeth was a sculptor that created the most amazing visual puns about garments to clothe, and comment upon, the body. We had studios at Burns Visual Art Society at the same time. Needless to say her work spoke to me on many levels and we became good friends.
The Claude child theme features a background image that ghosts through the content area’s translucent png background image. The image of the clouds, that comes packaged with this theme, acts as a place holder that you can keep or change out to one of your own.
Claude is a child theme of David. You get both themes in this package.
Emily is named after Canadian artist Emily Carr. The site title can be replaced with your logo.
The Freida Artist Theme has a background image that can be easily changed. The theme comes with an extra page template; one with a sidebar and one without as seen in this screen shot. Also included standard with all themes is the showcase template.
Huffman is named after the amazing paper folding of Dr.David Huffman. The theme comes with an extra page template; one with a sidebar and one without as seen in this screen shot. Also included standard with all themes is the showcase template.
The header image appears in the sidebar on the Mona theme.
The elegance of the paper graphic on the Paige theme make it one of the most popular themes. And you can use straight out of the box, but if you are so inclined you can change the surrounding background colour. Paige is a child theme of David. You get both themes in this package
Da Vinci Themes
The Da Vinci Artist Theme for WordPress is a parent theme that acts as a framework to build other themes upon. Da Vinci is also a fully functioning theme.
Da Vinci lets you create a responsive magazine website with a sleek, modern design. Feature your favourite homepage content in either a grid or a slider. Use the three widget areas to customize your website, and change your content’s layout with either the default or full-width page template. Creating a magazine website with WordPress has never been easier.
The Da Vinci theme is so flexible and has so many ways it can be used that screenshots are the best way to show you how one theme can have many looks.
The following theme is a child theme for Da Vinci. You will get both themes.
At first glance it may appear that there is not much of a difference between the parent theme Da Vinci and this one, Leonardo. There are differences, though subtle. The header and footer span the full width of the browser screen and the default color for the aforementioned is slightly darker than the main content body.
I know it may not seem like a lot but as you can also see at my site Artbiz.ca, a logo in the header gives it a whole new feeling, yet again.
Georgia Parent Theme
Georgia doesn’t have any child themes yet, but we are working on it.
How the New WordPress Artist Themes got their names
Well if you’re an artist you’ve probably already figured that out. I decided to name the themes after famous works of art and artists. David, for example, is named after Michelangelo’s David. Cassatt after artist Mary Cassatt, and so on.
All Artbiz Artist themes are responsive, which means it re-sizes to fit mobile devices. iPad’s, iPhones, Smart Phones, the works.
If you want to see this in action with out having to change computers or go find your phone, go to http://ipadpeek.com/ copy and paste the URL of theme preview page in iPad Peek and experience the responsiveness live.
When signing up for one of Artbiz website packages you will have access to the online Tutorials & Videos that shows you step by step how to add your content and images. I will be available to answer any questions and point you in the right direction before, after and during.
If managing your own website is not for you I do provide an updating service where I add and maintain your content for you and you can still take advantage of my artist themes.