Birch – Sophisticated Personal Blogging

Birch - Sophisticated Personal Blogging

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Welcome to Birch

Birch is a clean & sophisticated personal blog theme to inspire and impress. Its strength is its simplicity and flexibility, a modern WordPress personal blog theme that presents your work and content with absolute clarity and impact.

Amazing AJAX navigation ensures a smooth and seamless user experience and comprehensive social networking integration means it has never been easier to display your twitter feed, share to facebook or showcase Instagram photos directly on your site.

The perfect blogging theme for food, travel, photography, family, lifestyle, fashion, design and much more. Relax and enjoy hassle free blogging with our user friendly interface and work flow whilst having the knowledge and comfort of being backed with professional support.

Full Feature List

Design Customization

  • 600+ Google Webfonts,
  • 500+ Font Awesome icons,
  • 2 Professional Skins Options,
  • Boxed or full width layout,
  • Supports both left and right sidebars,
  • Supports unlimited colour variations,
  • Final Call CSS, Add your own custom CSS straight from the admin menu,
  • Unique header and footer builders lets you combine more than 40 options to build footer and headers that will perfectly suit your needs,
  • Feature builder lets you easily set up your front page hero area choosing from an array of carousels, grids or sliders.
  • Customize background (in boxed layout) using either tiles or full size images,
  • Option to make background clickable, great for background “takeover”style ad campaigns,
  • Add Font Awesome icons to the main menu to highlight specific menu items,
  • Make sure your menu stays visible even when you scroll down using the option for sticky header,
  • HD/Retina Ready,
  • Responsive design.

Smart WordPress Features

  • 23 custom Shortcodes and 11 custom HTML snippets,
  • 14 custom widgets,
  • 5 custom plugins bundled with theme,
  • Assign each page a unique sidebar,
  • Dedicated search results page and 404 page,
  • Turn on Maintenance mode to prevent all non-logged-in users from viewing site content,
  • Custom widget area manager lets you create unlimited widget areas that can be added using the Pagebuilder.

Blog & Post Options

  • 30+ different blog layouts,
  • Masonry, even grid or classic layouts available,
  • Supports 5 different post formats,
  • Post layouts with or without sidebar,
  • Great support for embeddable media (e.g. Vimeo, Youtube, Soundcloud etc),
  • Each post can be represented in blog with featured image, embeddable media or featured image that opens up media in a lightbox,
  • Customizable pagination lets you choose between classic previous/next navigation or load more button,
  • AJAX pagination loads new posts without reloading page for a smooth and seamless user experience.

Social Networking

  • Custom social widgets lets you add Twitter feed or Facebook like box to your site,
  • Instagram integration lets you display your recent Instagram photos or photos with any specific #tag,
  • Share buttons integrated into design for easy social network sharing,
  • “Like” functionality lets your visitors show appreciation for your content and select content can be filtered by most “likes”.

Professional Support

  • Extensive documentation and Video Tutorials,
  • Documentation can be accessed straight from dashboard,
  • Auto update checks and “One Click” theme updates,
  • Smart admin panel with contextual help,
  • Fully Tested in WordPress 4.1.1

SEO (Search Engine Optimized)

  • SEO optimized – built with best SEO practices in mind,
  • Theme SEO can be suppressed if 3rd party SEO software is preferred to minimize risk of conflicts,
  • Supports the Facebook Open Graph protocol.

Multiple Language Support

  • Translation/localization ready with ready-to-go .po file,
  • Multilingual ready using WPML,
  • Multilingual ready using multisite structure and free plugins like e.g Multisite Language Switcher or Multilingual Press.

Quick Setup

  • Demo content files included,
  • Child theme included,
  • Export/import your settings

Note: Images are for display purposes only and are not supplied with the download package.


 // APRIL 26 2015 - FIXED: Conflict between Revolution Slider / WP4.2 / Theme that would render Revolution Slider editing controls non-functional. - FIXED: Header z-index property - UPDATE: TGM Plugin Activation library updated. - UPDATE: Security patch ( 
Date: July 16, 2015