This is a dedicated blog WordPress theme developed by Elegant Themes. The theme is more focused on blog section with some focus on portfolio section. However, the theme has some dedicated portfolio section also. You can view a live demo of this theme at http://www.elegantthemes.com/gallery/demo/poppins/ .
The theme provides different blog layouts and list page layouts. It also provides different portfolio layouts. The theme has dedicated support for WordPress 3.8+.
The theme’s blog section has a minimal homepage layout with a few dedicated sections. You can see different tabs for different sections and small images. The tabs provide the ability to switch from one section to another and it is a welcome feature.
The theme focuses more on the blog section. I felt that the portfolio section, which is the primary focus of other WordPress themes of this category, was provided very little response or attention.
The theme doesn’t support a live theme customizer. However, Elegant Theme provides a live theme preview.
The theme’s sidebar was editable from theme customizer. The social icons are customizable which is a welcome addition. I noted some of the icons as empty.
Poppins Theme Alleviating Options :
Various Portfolio list & list page layouts Different blog, article list, single page & blog single page layouts Different author list & author single page layouts Different 404, search results & archive listings Page header layouts Customizable menu styles & locations Different archive layouts Slider types Different status message types Different Twitter background Image upload options (galleries, single image, marquee, etc.) Different blog sidebar layouts Different social icons
General Features of Poppins Theme:
Languages translation is supported. The logo is editable. The theme provides support for retina ready images. It supports widgets; editable from headings and footer. The theme provides support for column builders; editable from headings and footer. It provides support for menu customizer; editable from headings and footer. The theme provides top-notch support for widgetized areas. It is compatible with some of the popular frameworks; namely; Genesis, WooFramework, TheEngine and Avia. It provides support for bbpress forum.
Simple suggestions: I couldn’t find any technical problems associated with the theme.
Recommendation: This is a dedicated blog theme. It is a simple theme but it has some nice features. It would be great if some more thought had been put in the portfolio section.