Best Wordpress Themes: Canard

Testing

I’m currently trying out Canard on my test blog site.  My test site is private but I have a number of blog posts and portfolio posts on it so that I can test out new themes before I take the plunge to set them up on my live sites.

They say:

It lets you highlight specific articles on the homepage and balances readability with a powerful use of photography – all in a layout that works on any device.

I say:

Canard seems like a nice straightforward theme for magazine type blogs.

Home Page

The home page shows up to five featured posts in a grid with other posts listed underneath.

Post Types

There are three types of posts: image, gallery and link.

Canard graphic
Canard Theme Example

Layout

LIKE the layout of the titles and menus!

Menus

LIKE the four, yes FOUR menus (primary, secondary, social and footer)

Widgets

LIKE the two widget areas in the sidebar and footer

Header

LOVE the site icon centralised display BUT I couldn’t get my tag line to show up.  The Header image displays below the site title.

Colour Palettes

LOVE the colour palettes.

Portfolio

I successfully set up a portfolio page.

Conclusion

Canard is an attractive theme and it’s well worth trying!

Meaning of Canard

Apparently, ‘Canard’ is:

  • An unfounded rumour or story
  • A small wing-like projection attached to an aircraft forward of the main wing to provide extra stability and control, sometimes replacing the tail.
  • French for duck

So, take your pick!

© Michelle Le Grand

http://www.michellelegrandart.wordpress.com

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