During the busy holiday season we forgot to inform our awesome customers about the latest version of the Block Theme. You can view the updated demo here. We have made several improvements to the theme including the ability to change link and highlight colors within the Options Framework. The new slider is capable of displaying video and features a thumbnail image navigation. In addition, the Block Theme has the option to display a horizontal or vertical navigation menu. The layout was tightened up even more — retaining its unique pixel perfect appearance. If you’re looking for a theme that stands apart from traditional theme layouts, look no further than the Block Theme. Additional features include:
As a WordPress theme designer and developer, I am constantly creating, testing and using themes. Along the way, I’ve gathered a collection of essential plugins that I consistently use myself or recommend.
Before sharing, I urge users not to install more plugins than they need, and delete the plugins they are not using. This will generally increase your site’s performance and save space on your server. I’ve logged in to several customer and client sites to find up to 100 plugins installed. This is a recipe for disaster, particularly if some of the plugins haven’t been updated for years — 20 SEO plugins don’t make your site any more search engine optimized than having 3 SEO plugins. There’s no need to go plugin crazy. Use only what you need.
The latest theme added to our repertoire is the Business Theme. Check out the demo here. The theme features a clean, corporate and responsive design perfect for companies that are seeking a beautiful option for both the web and mobile devices. In addition to many of our standard page templates, the Business Theme also includes a page template for posting jobs, and an RSS news page template. The theme contains several color options — the header, background, link and highlight colors can easily be changed to match your brand. The Business Theme is a solid foundation to build your company website upon.
We’re so excited about this theme, we even decided to use it for our company, Invulu, Inc.
Organic Themes is excited to announce the localization of all our themes. Meaning, the themes have been updated to include files for translation to languages other than English. While our themes previously contained the groundwork for localization, they were only partially prepared for translation. Now, translating our themes is a relatively simple process.
Translating the theme to a different language can be accomplished by editing the .po and .mo files included within the theme folder. You can begin the process by following these steps:
It’s time to announce another major theme update. The Restaurant Theme is the latest in our collection to be spiced up. Check out the updated demo here. Like the Natural Theme, we have condensed the 3 previous color variations in to one super theme with several color choices available in the new Options Framework. We have updated the food menu page template and custom post type, and given the design a major update. The new Restaurant Theme is more delicious than ever. Check out some of the additional features: