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10 Parallax WordPress Themes

Parallax scrolling is a trend in website design that continues to increase in popularity. The parallax effect is when a background moves slower than the foreground, creating the illusion of depth. It was first implemented on websites around 2008 and its use has grown extensively.

Parallax scrolling works wonderfully for adding depth and interactivity to your website, bringing in visitors and keeping them! It encourages them to slow their scrolling and draws attention to the content.

Here are some amazing WordPress themes that use parallax scrolling.

Superior Wordpress Theme

Superior is a great multi-purpose theme that uses a background for its “product showcase” and “get it now” sections. This theme also does a great job of implementing transitions between content. Components of the page are animated as the user scrolls down, drawing attention to each section. These animations are included in the “Latest Works” section, the product showcase, and the skills percentages.

Superior Product Page | Superior Demo

Corsa Wordpress Theme

Corsa does a wonderful job of implementing parallax scrolling backgrounds in small strips as separators between content. The colorful images selected in the demo contrast strikingly with the white and light-grey backgrounds of the content. The theme also uses great image tile sections with content scrolling down when hovered over.

Corsa Product Page | Corsa Demo

Legenda Wordpress Theme

The Legenda theme does a great job of implementing parallax scrolling backgrounds, both still images and HTML5 videos. The parallax is used both as a separator between content sections and as a background for text.

The theme has 3 main variations: a commerce version, a corporate version, and a dark version.

Legenda Product Page | Legenda Demo

Solido Wordpress Theme

Solido is a one-page WordPress theme that animates content as visitors scroll down the page. The theme also uses subtle parallax scrolling backgrounds for a few content sections.

The theme comes in 4 different top-header styles: a single full-screen image, a full-screen HTML5 video background, a parallax image slider, and an image pattern.

Solido Product Page | Solido Demo

SCRN Wordpress Theme

SCRN features multiple great large-image parallax backgrounds. The website is clean and does a great job of alternating light and dark background textures. These, combined with colorful parallax-scrolling image backgrounds, create an interesting single-page template for personal portfolios or companies.

SCRN Product Page | SCRN Demo

Surreal Wordpress Theme

Surreal is a theme for both WordPress and Drupal that uses parallax-scrolling backgrounds. The theme can use both full page size images and full page Youtube video backgrounds. The theme also comes in dark and light versions.

Surreal Product Page | Surreal Demo

Impress Wordpress Theme

Impress does a great job of creating a parallax-based depth effect. As the visitor scrolls down, the background transitions from mountaintops, to farmland, and then to soil. The theme uses multiple layers to create depth between the mountains and the clouds, and then between the mountains and the farmland. The title is also animated to disappear when the visitor starts scrolling.

Impress Product Page | Impress Demo

Ego Wordpress Theme

Ego is a parallax, fashion-centered WordPress theme. It uses large images and has content sections with parallax-scrolling backgrounds. The theme has wonderful use of background texturing, designed to look similar to fabric, but still remain clear.

Ego Product Page | Ego Demo

Trend Wordpress Theme

Trend uses a parallax scrolling backgrounds, as well as flat design. This combination creates a light, clean, multi-page website that appears modern and stylish. As the name suggests, this theme is designed to showcase many recent trends in website design, focusing on the needs of a cutting-edge company. The other elements of the website, including the masonry block content section are well animated too.

Trend Product Page | Trend Demo

Palette Wordpress Theme

Palette is a one-page WordPress theme that uses parallax backgrounds as separators between main content sections. The theme also features a full-screen, responsive, block image gallery.

Palette Product Page | Palette Demo

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