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Blanco, Clean and Minimalist Resumé Theme for WordPress

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Blanco Simple Creative vCard and Portfolio Theme

Funny, you don’t look like Walter White.

Skills and Experience? Blanco has both!

Here’s a look at the skills and experience chart-a-gram.  What would you call that?  An infographic, I suppose, but it’s sort of not at the same time?

Blanco WordPress blog and portfolio and resumé theme.

And the portfolio is full featured as well, looks great on all devices, all of that.  Pretty standard masonry grid look, but well executed.  A lot has to do with the images you choose for these demo sites.  Pick the wrong images, the site looks like crap.

Here’s the way the blog looks.  Prominent date, likes and comments images, though to be honest, at first glance, it’s somewhat confusing which set of icons is for which post.  I mean, you figure it out quick, but the very first glance could cause some confusion.

creative theme called Blanco, for WordPress

The theme’s developer, CreaBox Themes, has this to say about Blanco:

Blanco is a creative resume and portfolio template. It is based on Twitter Bootstrap and made to show your resume (education, work experience, skills, etc.), portfolio and blog in a wonderful way with an unique and beautiful piece of design. It use the amazing plugin Visual Composer to create the pages and the portfolio items. Enjoy this theme!

Okay, pretty standard stuff, it’s Bootstrap, which I like, it also leans heavily on Visual Composer, which I really, really don’t like.  Honestly, I don’t like page builder themes.  I think they’re a cheat, they’re lazy.  Sure, the flexibility is great but the design is flimsy, it’s built on a house of cards.  I.  Just.  Don’t.  Like.  Them.

But what do I know, everybody else goes nuts for the things.

Let’s take more of a look at CreaBox.  They have a collection of a handful of themes, none of which I’ve previously reviewed.  But they do get decent ratings for what they have done.  Mostly landing pages, app splash pages and vCard/resumé/portfolio themes like Blanco.

So, let’s peek at those features before we head for the hills.

  • Smooth, Clean, Responsive Design with Bootstrap 3
  • Creative, Minimalist, Clean, Simple, Modern and Unique Theme.
  • Visual Composer Included
  • Full-screen Image Slider Background
  • Full-screen Video Background
  • Multilingual ready with WPML
  • WordPress Theme Options, Powered by the Redux Framework
  • One Click Installation
  • 6 post formats: audio, video, quote, image, gallery and link
  • Amazing animations with animate.css
  • Two color schemes, light and dark versions
  • Contact Form 7 fully supported
  • Great support and strong, in-depth documentation

Okay, that’s it, there’s no more to tell about Blanco.  It’s simple, it’s clean, it’s minimalist.  If you want a vCard theme with a bit more style than some on our collection, this one might be the theme for you.

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NRG Network

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NRG Network BuddyPress and bbPress community theme

Social networking sites only work if they are user-friendly, attractively designed, and have plenty of positive traits that people want. When you choose the NRG Network theme in conjunction with the powerful WordPress plugins BuddyPress and bbPress, you can deliver on every promise. Site visitors can sign up easily with a new user name and password or by using their Facebook account. BuddyPress offers many specific addons so you can customize your website to be the perfect solution for either a diverse group of socializers or a unique niche group.

Packaged with NRG Network theme is Visual Composer, the ultimate drag and drop page builder plugin that usually comes with a premium cost. Revolution Slider is another premium option that allows you to create dynamic slideshows with attention-grabbing graphics or videos. If you do not wish to build site pages from scratch, NRG comes complete with a collection of pre-made templates to help you launch your new social network more quickly.

For additional bbPress and BuddyPress themes, try this collection.

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Bounce

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Bounce BuddyPress WP Template

Companies, freelancers, and other professional who want to create a social community or network for their industry or niche should consider the Bounce theme. It integrates smoothly with both bbPress and BuddyPress on any WordPress site. Every bit of the backend power is handled by these plugins, but the design elements and features come from Bounce. Customize the home page to suit your particular needs. Copy and paste shortcodes to add unique content blocks or capabilities. Choose from one of the seven attractive color schemes included with this theme.

For flexibility and professional style, the Bounce WordPress theme offers everything you need for bbPress and BuddyPress social platform creation. It offers truly flexible and completely responsive styling.  This unique design focuses on helping people make new friends and send messages, the notifications look good and sending out messages has never been easier.  If you want to take full advantage of BuddyPress, it’s best to select a theme that is specifically designed to take advantage of all of the wonderful features that this free plugin has to offer.

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Plexus

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Plexus WordPress BuddyPress theme

Many BuddyPress-specific themes do not integrate well with WordPress Multisite, but Plexus was developed to do just that. Even if your goal is not a website network, the Plexus theme still provides everything you could want. Its unique design will push your site to the forefront of visitors’ minds as they appreciate the clean, stylish, and user-friendly look and feel. Although it appeals straight out of the box, site owners can also do a huge number of customizations and edits to build a unique style. Any site built with the Plexus Buddypress theme offers retina-ready graphics and responsive layout options.

Other premium plugins packaged with the Plexus WP theme include the user-friendly Visual Composer drag and drop page builder and Layer Slider, which helps you create stunning slideshows on any page. A ton of eye-catching elements and content blocks can be arranged however you like to properly display your information and graphics. All of these features and the seamless integration with BuddyPress social networking and bbPress message board community addons make the Plexus theme a grand solution for anyone with an ambitious project to complete.

Well, Plexus has been removed from the ThemeForest marketplace, but more BuddyPress themes can be found here.

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