Birch allows you to build the perfect website for your business.
You don’t need any programming skills. You don’t need to know how to code.
All customizations take place with a very user-friendly theme options panel. Either check a box or enter some plain text and click Save–it’s that easy!
Birch comes with free life-time updates and free support. Read below for the full feature list, as well as the FREE bonus.
Birch is 100% compatible with WordPress 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 & 4.5.
Birch comes with complete theme documentation, available here:
A detailed walkthrough of how to use WordPress. Includes screenshots and instructions showing how to add new pages/posts, edit existing pages/posts, add images, and manage categories.
Birch is a responsive WordPress theme. The clean, modern, and minimal design makes it perfect for any kind of creative, eco, business, or nonprofit use. It’s fully responsive and has been optimized for tablet and mobile platforms. It also is retina optimized to look incredible on high definition displays. It comes with Featured Videos, a Testimonials page, a filtered Portfolio, and a gorgeous Parallax slider on the homepage. Featuring a Theme Options panel, Birch is amazingly easy to customize. Change colors, use Google Fonts, add custom CSS, and more. The homepage is fully customizable, with the option to use or hide many features. Additionally, Birch has a Call to Action feature that makes it easy to direct customers to your event, product, or newsletter signup. Make your next website project easy to realize and eye catching with the flexible and adaptive features of Birch.
Birch comes with complete theme documentation, available here:
Full Feature List:
- Responsive design – layout adjusts the display accordingly across all screen sizes and devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, mobile)
- Retina optimized – show off graphics on high density displays
- Theme Options – Custom theme options makes changing many features of the site as easy as clicking a button
- Custom logo upload
- Custom favicon upload (aka bookmark icon)
- Call to Action bar – custom text and button on every page/post
- Custom CSS – Add custom CSS as needed to completely stylize every aspect of the site
- Custom colors – Easily change colors for any of the following site features: Call to Action, Font, Menu, Menu Hover, Links, Links Hover, Buttons, Buttons Hover, Footer Widget, Footer
- Custom fonts – Use any Google Font to customize body text and heading text
- Social icons in footer – optional icons that can link to social networks of choice–use only the ones you want: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr, Map, RSS, Email, and a Custom link
- Display your custom tagline in the header
- Customize footer text
- Localization – Includes a .po template file for theme translation
- Analytics – Easily add Google Analytics code
- SEO – Easily add a Meta Description for Google search results
- Theme Documentation – Instructions for how to install and customize the theme to your website.
All sections of the homepage are optional and can easily be turned on/off as needed.
- Homepage Parallax Slider – full width cover images with optional text and link
- Homepage Featured Pages – highlight any 3 pages of your website such as About, Services, and Contact
- Homepage About – promote your bio or share some interesting information about your company
- Homepage Featured Posts – select from any Post Category to show an excerpt of the most recent posts
- Homepage Testimonials – highlight your best testimonials in a slider
- Homepage Additional Content – add any additional content to the homepage such as a welcome message, images, or SEO focused content
- Homepage Footer Widgets – display a unique collection of footer widgets for your homepage and a different collection for other pages
- Page Templates – choose from Default, Blog, Full Width, Homepage, Portfolio, or Testimonial
- Portfolio Page – show off your projects and/or artwork in a grid filterable by skill
- Unique Page Sidebar – display a unique widget sidebar for Pages and a different one for Posts
- Editor Styles – the visual editor has imported styles to look very similar to the published page
- Page Featured Image – Display a featured image on pages
- Page Featured Video – Display a featured video on pages
- Page Excerpts – offer customized page excerpts for use on the homepage
- Excerpts vs Full Posts – Choose whether to display post excerpts or the full post on blog and blog archive pages
- Post Meta Data – Choose whether to display any combination of the following with every post: Author, Date, Category, Tag, Comment Count, Featured Image
- Author Bio – Included at the bottom of every post and on the author archives page is a place for a short bio
- Editor Styles – the visual editor has imported styles to look very similar to the published post
- Post Featured Image – Display a featured images on posts
- Post Featured Video – Display a featured video on posts
- Comments – threaded comments and highlighted author replies
- Clean Grid Layout – show off your projects and/or artwork in an attractive grid layout
- Filterable Portfolio – visitors can filter projects by skill to view only the type they wish to see
- Custom Layouts – individual portfolio pages can display content in a variety of custom layouts such as full width, columns, or slideshow
- Optional Text – images can be displayed on their own or with accompanying text
Simple to use shortcodes can be added to any page, post, or widget.
- Buttons – custom messages, links, colors, and sizes
- Columns – format text into columns of one half, one third, two thirds, or one fourth
- Slideshow – display images in slideshows on pages, posts, or widgets
Please note: This theme (like all themes on Mojo) is designed to work on hosted installations of WordPress.org only. This theme will not work with WordPress.com sites. Learn more about the difference.
- Is there theme documentation?
- Where do I download my files?
- How do I install the theme?
- When I try to install, why does WordPress gives me the Missing Style Sheet message?
- I downloaded the files, but why do I not see the birch-theme.zip file?
- How do I have a homepage like the demo site?
- How do I create slides?
- How do I view the slides on my site?
- Why can I not view the entire image on my slide?
- How do I view the featured pages as seen on the homepage of the demo site?
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Is there theme documentation?
Tags:To view the theme documentation, please go to: http://bottomlessdesign.com/demos/birch/faq.html
Where do I download my files?
Tags:Go to My Account / Buyers / My Downloads to access your theme files.
How do I install the theme?
Tags:To upload via the WordPress Theme Uploader, you will need to use the birch-theme.zip file. This file is located inside of the Birch - Theme and Documentation.zip file. Note: Attempting to use the Birch - Theme and Documentation zip file directly will result in a Missing Style Sheet error. 1. Login to your WordPress admin. 2. Go to Appearance / Themes (in the left menu). 3. At the top of the page, click the Add New button. 4. At the top of the next page, click Upload Theme, then click Choose File button to select a file. 5. Select the zipped theme file, birch-theme.zip, and click Install Now. 6. After installation you will receive a success message confirming your new install. 7. Click the link Activate.
When I try to install, why does WordPress gives me the Missing Style Sheet message?
Tags:In order to install, you must use the birch-theme.zip file. Attempting to use any other file will result in a Missing Style Sheet error.
I downloaded the files, but why do I not see the birch-theme.zip file?
Tags:On some computers, particularly on Macs, when the birch-theme.zip file is downloaded, it may automatically open. Just look for the folder titled birch-theme and compress/archive/zip it back up.
How do I have a homepage like the demo site?
Tags:By default, Birch will display your latest posts on the homepage. To use the homepage as seen in the demo, click the Add New button to create a new page. Name it either Homepage or Home. Then look in the far right column for the Page Attributes section and select Homepage from the Template drop-down menu. After creating the new page with the Homepage template, go to Settings / Reading (in the left navigation bar). For Front page displays, choose A static page, and for Front page select the newly created Home page from the drop-down menu. Then click Save Changes.
How do I create slides?
Tags:You can add and manage slides for the homepage slider by clicking the Slides link in the left menu. To add a new Slide, click Add New. Slides should be given a Title. Images for the slides should be entered in the Background Image section. The optimum size of the slider image is 1600px width x 800px height. To enter a Background Image, click the Upload button. You can drag and drop your image to the pop-up media uploader or click the Media Library link if you've already added the image to your Media Library. When selecting an image, be sure to include a Link URL. (Note: due to the nature of background images, this won't actually create a link here, but leaving this field blank or set to None can sometimes create issues when uploading an image.) Once your image is selected, click the Use This Image button.
How do I view the slides on my site?
Tags:In order to view slides on your site, you will need to have a page created with the Homepage page template and assign that page on the Settings / Reading page. See the How do I have a homepage like the demo site? answer for more details on creating your homepage. Once the homepage is properly set up, you can go to Slides in the left menu to add/edit/manage your slides.
Why can I not view the entire image on my slide?
Tags:Slides are displayed with a background-size: cover which means that the entire image will not always be visible at all sizes of browser windows, monitors, devices, etc. For this reason, it is recommended to not have any essential elements of the image too close to the edge.
How do I view the featured pages as seen on the homepage of the demo site?
Tags:In order to view the featured pages on the homepage of your site, you will need to have a page created with the Homepage page template and assign that page on the Settings / Reading page. See the How do I have a homepage like the demo site? answer for more details on creating your homepage. Once the homepage is properly set up, you can go to Appearance / Theme Options / Homepage to assign your Featured Pages.