We have just released updates for our very popular blogging WordPress themes, Olsen and Olsen Light. These updates bring new features to the themes you already know and love, let’s check them out.
Hotels are never out of season and that’s why you need to keep your site fresh, good looking and functional. How can I do that, you might ask. It’s easy, select one of the 20 beautiful hotel WordPress themes we have cherry picked for you and give your site a much needed visual lifting.
Almost 2 weeks ago, WooCommerce 3.4 was released. It is a minor release (and 2 more minor releases have followed since then). This release introduces several tools, tweaks, and settings to help with GDPR compliance. If you are using a WooCommerce theme of ours, you can safely upgrade as we have made all the necessary changes to our themes in order to be compatible with the latest version.
Just a little while ago, the team behind Elementor, one of the best page builders for WordPress out there, released version 2.0 of their amazing product. If you’ve been under a rock and you haven’t heard about Elementor, I think you should really try it out. There’s a free version available. With more than 28 widgets available you can build your pages visually without touching any code. Heck, we’ve been building Elementor landing pages for a while and we love it.
Listing templates are every WordPress theme’s bread and butter. Every type of content needs to be displayed somehow and listing templates are the norm when it comes to showcasing content that falls within the same family, i.e. posts, pages, products, or any kind of other custom post types. We use them extensively here at CSSIgniter with a lot of options like headings, animations, post meta visibility, and more. Our main and most wanted option though is the column number setting, i.e. choosing in how many columns to split the cards each post is contained within.
Have you ever tried setting up a multilingual WordPress site? If you did, you’ll know it’s no easy feat. You need to translate WordPress-provided strings (okay, these are mostly already translated by the time a new version is released), theme strings, plugins strings. You’d do that with a tool such as Poedit or a WordPress plugin such a Loco Translate (let’s call them “translation plugins”). But then there’s also the dynamic strings, a.k.a. the content. All those words you write yourself through WordPress. Posts, pages, custom fields, widgets, etc. These need a separate kind of WordPress plugin (let’s call them “multilingual plugins”), able to extract them, translate them, and show the appropriate translations depending on the user’s choice of language.
Gutenberg itself already exposes a lot of components ready to be re-used in our custom blocks. Most of these are located in
wp.blocks, and they include helpful building blocks for every Gutenberg block: Text Controls, Toggles, Tooltips, Icon Buttons, Tabs, and many many others. Gutenberg’s native component library pretty much has us covered on all basic cases, on every kind of basic UI control we might need but still there are cases where we might need to take it a step further on some kind of more specialized custom block.
As theme authors we’re always striving to give our themes a unique design and marry them to the WordPress ecosystem by trying to provide a unified user experience, to the best possible extent. As WordPress comes with its own widgets, shortcodes, and other components, it’s important for any theme to take them into consideration and style them accordingly to its look and feel.