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Aruba, Clean, Simple, WordPress Ajax Powered Portfolio Theme

September 5, 2018
Aruba, Clean, Minimalist WordPress Portfolio Theme

This theme is called Aruba, and I’m pretty sure that it is the reason that I have that old Beach Boys song Kokomo stuck in my head. I’m a big fan of early Beach Boys, but once Brian Wilson left the band, I really can’t recognize any of their stuff. Kokomo is basically just Mike Love, it really has nothing to do with the Beach Boys. Anyway, enough about that, I’m not here to talk about music I’m here to talk about a WordPress theme.

So, let’s take our first glance at what this theme looks like.

Aruba, WordPress Ajax Powered, Minimalistic Portfolio Theme

It’s an incredibly simple, slim and trim, modern and minimalist, gleaming and shining showcase for photography, creative work and agencies. This responsive and well-documented theme has all the features you would expect a modern portfolio to have.

For me, aesthetically speaking, it’s got perhaps slightly too much white space in it. I mean, this is definitely a minimalist theme, but I like a little bit more going on on the front page.  I feel like when you have a masonry grid design, it just doesn’t quite look right when there’s only a couple images on the page. I think it’s a good example shown above, the images have different aspect ratios and, honestly, I don’t think it looks all that great.

Then again, what do I know, this team that has already proven to be quite popular, it’s been downloaded three times in the first day on the market. So, I guess they know what they’re doing.

In a world of themes with an over-reliance on simply shoving tons of plugins in place of purposeful addition of features, this is a pretty good example. I mean, it’s all visual composer based and wall visual composer is a powerful tool, A lot of times it can help slow your website down. With a theme this simple, it’s probably got a bit of code bloat to it that isn’t really necessary. I’ve also seen a lot of things lately with too many theme options, and I think that this may be an issue with Aruba. The Aruba WordPress theme does have a nice, simple design, but I simply don’t think that this theme is going to be that useful to that many people.

That said, we’ve gathered up more of the best minimalist WordPress themes, and I think maybe one of those could be right for you. These are clean and simple, powerful and future filled WordPress templates that a lot of folks can really make use of. If you’d like to see more WordPress portfolio themes, we’ve got a large and growing selection of those as well. No matter which template you select, if you found it on our collections Pages, it’s one of the best. We do honest reviews of everything that we run across and only present the very best in those collections.

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