This theme is called Virala, it’s a super simple, clean and minimalist blog theme that lays claim to being a perfect WordPress theme for viral content, blogs and magazines.
I’ll say this much for it, it’s got an incredibly clean, minimal and content forward design. That means, so far at least, I’d agree it’s probably a pretty sweet choice for a blog.
Personal blogs and magazines aren’t really that differentiated these days, so the flexibility is there, in my opinion. This Virala theme comes with 5 different demo styles and a handful of pre-built pages too. Everything is quite modular, so you can mix and match different aspects of your website to the best effect.
Virala has some custom features too, like custom articles, profile post types and a multitude of short codes. The social media aspect isn’t forgotten either, this theme has full access to all the most popular Web 2.0 platforms, microblogs and other websites.
Ad Manager and AdSense are supported, that’s a popular way for this type of viral blog or magazine to monetize and other platforms work well with Virala as well. Namely, Ad Inserter and Ad Manager.
Contact Form 7 is supported, MailPoet 3 and it’s translation ready to keep folks in any country happy.
So, let’s have a look at the front page, whattya think?
One last thing before we go.
We’ve made a free theme, it’s called Oregon and it’s a great option if you’d like to keep costs low. Here’s the demo page.
I think they’re fairly similar, so maybe it’s useful to you or maybe not? To a certain extent, I feel like if you start with a really clean design, more features can be added with plugins, so I think Oregon can do basically everything that Virala can.
And here’s a look at the front page.
It’s minimalist in style, but it’s got quite a few customization options to make it a strong choice for building a viral blog, viral magazine or even an eCommerce site. Check it out right here.
And back to Virala, here are some links you might find to be useful.