Create Virtual Business Card Through WordPress Themes
Business card can play a crucial role in business networking especially during events and public functions. Its design is an important element to give the quick and effective first impression.
However, sometimes we will probably face a problem – what website should we put on the business card especially if the card is more towards personal business card? I think the best way to create another specific site to represent us in the online world and act as digital business card.
Conventional V digital? The winner is….
Through this, our conventional business card can be the medium to represent us in off line world with off line communication’s information such as handphone number and address while for the online site that will act as our virtual business card, it will have our address to our social networking site such as Twitter, Facebook and Linked.
Just like the conventional business card, digital business card should also have proper design to give quick and effective impression to the site visitors. It also has to be easy to browse through and simple enough to deliver our message to the visitors.
New WordPress Theme’s Trend – Virtual Business Card Theme
For WordPress users, we definitely have been blessed with active communities especially from the theme developers who have created thousands of great WordPress themes – either free or premium. Base on observation, the trend at the moment is to create WordPress theme for those who are interested in creating digital business cards.
Here are the Top 3 themes that have a great designed and suitable to act as digital business card. Plus, it is free!
This theme release was originally a customized theme project for a developer’s client who was actually willing to give it away to the community after it is finished.
Obviously inspired by sites like Card.ly and Tim Van Damme, this theme is perfect for those that need a good “Digital Business Card” or “Digital Curriculum Vitae” or “Personal Branding Landing Page” or even if you simply need a simple website with a few bits of information and links to social networks.
There are more than 65 social networks built in that you can add if you’d like.
Visiting Card theme by Premium Themes is for WordPress blog that you would love set up as your personal website and use it as virtual business card for yourselves or business.
Good thing about Visiting Card theme is you won’t have to touch a single line of code. The theme comes with Theme Control Panel from where you could set all the aspects of the theme. If you don’t need some of them to show, simply leave them blank and they won’t appear.
“Ipseity” means selfhood, or individual identity. It’s powered by WordPress, it’s super light weight, around 150kb total file size (without background images), only 3 .php files, 1 .css file, and 2 essential .gifs (the arrow keys), and a js folder for the side-scrolling action.
It’s also easily styled with H1/H2/H3 tags and you can add images… heck, you could even make it a photo portfolio with style!
This theme’s developer has also included a few backgrounds for inspiration. It’s pretty simple and straightforward. Here are few screenshots of the background:
Hope these themes will help you to create stronger brand and personal identity through WordPress. WordPress is not only blogging software – it is very flexible software that can be used for various purpose and function if you how to tweak it or find proper themes and plugins that suit with you.
What do you think about the above themes? Do you have online site that act as virtual business card? I would love to know your opinion on these themes and experience of having virtual business card to help to boost personal branding and exposure.