Albedo by Graph Paper Press is a responsive, magazine-styled theme for online portfolios and blogs that includes a custom post type Portfolios and comes with support for the Sell Media plugin.
This theme supports natively two WordPress 3 menus:
- Primary Menu – right-aligned in the header
- Top Menu – in the upper right corner at top of the page
Graph Paper Press Albedo installs with two custom widgets:
- Sell Media Exif
- Sell Media Social Share
Activating the Sell Media plugin adds four more widgets to facilitate your online sales: Sell Media Featured Items, Sell Media Keywords, Sell Media Recent Items, and Sell Media Similar Items.
The following widgets – among others – are available as plugins from the Graph Paper Press website as well as from the WordPress Plugin Directory:
- GPP Category Slider
- GPP Slideshow
- GPP About You
- GPP Testimonials
- GPP Welcome Message
The theme incorporates six widgetized areas:
- Sell Media Below Single Item
- Sidebar Sell Media Single Items
- four Footer columns
The two Sell Media widget areas become available as soon as you activate the Sell Media plugin.
When you have activated the Sell Media plugin, you will notice a Sell Media module in the WordPress menu that allows you to manage media items as well as creators, licenses and payments.
Please note that you do not need to activate the Sell Media plugin in order to deploy the Albedo theme.
This theme offers the following page templates:
- Full width
Albedo adds a module to the WordPress menu for its custom post type; Portfolios. The Portfolio post type gives you the same options as a regular post type, including the assignment of WordPress Post Formats, Categories, Tags and Featured Images.
You can assemble the homepage from:
- Homepage widgets
- Portfolio Posts
- Blog Posts
- Buy Items
- Widgetized Footer
The Theme Options panel serves three horizontal tabs and a reset button:
The General settings allow you to upload your logo and favicon. For the headline and body fonts you can choose from about 3 dozen fonts. Font choices are available for preview in the WordPress theme customizer.
The Albedo theme comes with two predefined color schemes: light (default) and dark which you can select at the Color tab, where you also have the ability to add any Custom CSS.
At the Layout tab, you can enter a Blog Description as an introductory message to the blog section on the homepage.
Here you can also set your desired thumbnail orientation – square, horizontal or vertical. And finally you have the opportunity to opt for 2 or 3 column portfolio pages.
This Graph Paper Press Albedo theme supports the standard and gallery WordPress Post Formats. The later will come in handy for post slideshows.
Graph Paper Press Albedo is available through one of Graph Paper Press' membership plans.
You can choose from three plans:
- Basic Plan – $99 per year
- Professional Plan – $149 per year
- Forever Plan – $399 one time
With the Basic Plan you get access to all Graph Paper Press themes – 56 to date. Not only all current themes, but also new themes released during your membership.
The Professional Plan offers you everything the Basic Plan does, plus access to all plugins and extensions from Graph Paper Press – so that is including all extensions for Sell Media.
Sell Media is Graph Paper Press' e-commerce plugin that allows you to sell photo's, videos, ebooks – basically anyything you can offer for download – directly from your own website
Both yearly plans include one year of updates, and one year of technical support. Purchased themes remain active upon expiration of the membership.
For about two and a half times the Professional Plan, you can obtain the Forever Plan. You pay only once, and can forever enjoy the benefites of the Professional Plan, without the recurring fee.