A portfolio is an essential section in your website for getting more business and building your professional brand. Ken theme really shines when it comes to portfolios, as it offers a lot of customization. Creating a portfolio post is the first step to creating a portfolio on your website. This article also covers how to use Visual Composer with portfolios, add a sidebar and widgets, as well as how to configure the portfolio posts.
To see some of the Ken portfolios, check out the Ken main demo.
Creating a Portfolio Post
Creating a portfolio post is the first step into creating and displaying a portfolio on your website. Ken let’s you create different types of portfolio posts, like images, gallery, videos, audio, quote, link.
These types differ in how they work both in the portfolio archive and in the portfolio single post.
Creating a Simple Image or Video Post
To create an image or video post:
If the image format is selected, to upload the image:
If the video type is selected, some options will appear in the Ken Portfolio Options to upload the video:
|Video URL||URL to the video site to feed from.|
Configure the necessary settings and click on Publish.
Enabling WPBakery Page Builder in Portfolio post
To enable WPBakery Page Builder for portfolio posts:
Once the WPBakery is enabled for portfolio posts, you will notice that when creating a portfolio post you will be able to use WPBakery shortcodes just like on any other page.
Configuring the Portfolio Post Layout
A sidebar can be added to portfolio posts which will then allow adding widgets as well.
Adding Sidebar to a Portfilio Post
To add widgets to the portfolio post sidebar:
Configuring the Post Page
There are a few settings which can be used to configure the portfolio post page.
To configure the post page:
Ken Portfolio Options
|Page elements||Changes the page’s general layout by making structural changes.|
|Stick template||Enabling this removes the padding after the header and before the footer.|
|Header Toolbar||Show the Header Toolbar on this post.|
|Header Style||Select the Header style on this post, the available options are : Block Module, Transparent Layer.|
|Transparent Header Style Skin||Select the Skin for the Transparent Header style, the available options area : Light, Dark.|
|Transparent Header Style Sticky Scroll Offset||Set the offset to sticky the Header on scroll.|
|Portfolio Loop Overlay Logo||You can upload a logo to appear on portfolio loop images.|
|Ajax Description||Short description for ajax content. This content will be shown if you have enabled ajax feature for your portfolio loop.|
|Masonry Image Size||Option to select the image size for the Masonry loop style.|
|Show Featured Image In Single Post?||This option will disable featured image, video player (when video post type chosen) and gallery slideshow (when gallery post type chosen).|
|Custom URL||External link other than the single post.|
|Previous & Next Arrows? Previous & Next Arrows?||This option can turn on/off the navigation arrows when viewing the portfolio single page.|
|Related Projects? Related Projects?|| This option can turn on/off the Related Projects when viewing the portfolio single page.|