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Reel was designed to create your own professional video website quickly and easily without any coding knowledge. Video lightbox, video background, live customizer are just some of the theme’s unique features!
Reel is a hugely flexible WordPress gallery theme. Below are some examples of sites you can create using the theme (all of these layouts can be very easily imported).
We regularly update all of our WordPress themes, including Reel. Here’s what we’ve added recently…
February 14, 2020 (read release notes)
August 26, 2019 (read release notes)
February 11, 2019 (read release notes)
Reel features a fluid, responsive layout, so your pages will display perfectly across mobile and tablet devices. Every detail of your website will look perfect and professional, regardless of what resolution or screen size visitors have.
Reel comes packaged with a powerful homepage slideshow that works great with images and videos. It can be also easily converted in a static section instead of a slideshow.
The Slideshow supports Vimeo, YouTube and self-hosted video backgrounds. Just enter the URL of a Vimeo or YouTube video or upload your self-hosted video and the theme will do the rest.
A video lightbox is also integrated in the homepage slideshow where you can feature YouTube, Vimeo or self-hosted videos.
This makes Reel a great theme choice if you have a video of a demo reel or a product that you want to feature on the front page.
Yes, you’re reading it correctly! Reel 2.0 supports a video background on mobile devices. Self-hosted and Vimeo videos will now play automatically on your website, as long as your mobile devices are not in the Low Power Mode.
If you prefer to have an image fallback on mobile devices, there is a new option in the Customizer > Homepage Slider which lets you disable video background on mobile devices:
Reel comes with a full fledged drag & drop page builder that allows you to create countless pages using the content and media shortcodes.
In order to make using the drag and drop Page Builder easy for you, we’ve included a few pre-built templates which you can import to Reel with just one click.
Below you can see a few examples of pages created using the Page Builder:
The theme includes 3 Portfolio Templates, but you have full control to customize and configure each of them as you want. You can easily change the number of video columns from 2, 3 or 4.
With the new Reel 2.1 update, the theme became even more powerful for video creators.
We’ve added new options in the Video Settings from Portfolio posts so you can customize the header area with a background video.
This feature works great with self-hosted videos as well as YouTube and Vimeo videos.
You can view here a live example of a post with a video header.
In Reel 2.0 we’ve also integrated another great feature for video professionals. You can assign a short video to each of your portfolio posts to play when hovering that specific post in the Portfolio gallery. See it live on the demo page.
Thanks to a new GIPHY integration that we’ve added to our theme, it’s now possible to use a YouTube or Vimeo link for the video shown on hover in the portfolio, not just self-hosted videos.
This feature will save you a lot of time, as until now it supported only self-hosted videos, meaning that you had to manually prepare and optimize the MP4 file. Well, now everything is done automatically for you.
You can even adjust the duration and the start point for each video.
Reel includes an option that can make all videos in the portfolio to play continuously.
Since videos generated using the GIPHY API are very small and well optimized, so you can enable this option without worrying that it will slow down your website.
The Live Customizer allows you to make changes to the theme and get an immediate preview. Customize Colors, Fonts, Background, Logo, Menu, Widgets and more, all with a live preview.
The theme also includes support for more than 800 Google Fonts.
Reel 2.0 also includes a new gradient editor, so you can customize the colors of the overlay in the slideshow as you want.
You can replicate the structure and the look of the demo page with one click, by loading the dummy content and widgets.
Selling through your website? Reel is fully compatible with the popular free eCommerce plugin WooCommerce.
Build your own shop and start selling easily anything you want!
Reel is packed full of features that will take your website to the next level:
Sticky Header – The menu bar at the top uses a special effect that will keep it at the top of the page when scrolling down.
Infinite Scroll – For portfolio and blog posts you can use the regular paginated navigation or switch to infinite scroll to load new posts when clicking the Load More button.
Looking for more WordPress themes? Reel is on our list of the best portfolio blog WordPress themes.
All of our themes come packaged with an easy-to-use Theme Options Panel
You'll have your new theme up and running in no time thanks to our quick and easy installation process. Each theme is well documented with all the information you need.
All our themes are compatible with the new WordPress 5.0 block editor called Gutenberg. We've tested extensively all of our themes with Gutenberg so you can be ready for WordPress 5.0.
Change colors and fonts straight from the Customizer. Upload your own logo with the press of a button!
All our themes are localized and multi-language ready, meaning they can be easily translated into any language. We've got tutorials to help you, too.
Our themes are coded by our team of professional developers who use the latest web standards to ensure clean, readable and easy-to-modify code.
Each of our themes comes with an intuitive and easy-to-use theme options panel that allows you to configure and customize your site without ever looking at code.Close
Our framework constantly evolves in order to accommodate all new themes. When an update is available, you can automatically update it with one click.Close