Posted on November 10, 2011
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.
Posted on November 2, 2011
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.
Posted on October 31, 2011
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:
Posted on October 28, 2011
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:
Posted on October 27, 2011
The Natural Theme has received a heavy dose of awesomeness to the design, functionality and theme features. Check out the updated demo here. Rather than having 3 separate color variations as in previous versions of the theme, we have condensed the variations in to one super theme — containing background and color choices within the new Options Framework. In addition, the design has been perfected, a new featured post section has been added to the homepage, the content slider has been updated and much more. The Natural Theme is an excellent solution for businesses working in or around the environment. The theme also makes a great blog, portfolio or storefront. Check out some additional features included with the latest update: