Meet our new small business WordPress theme, Lefkada

Welcome to Lefkada, our latest premium WordPress theme for small businesses. It is the ideal theme for anyone looking to build their own clean and simple website to promote their business. Lefkada is based on a streamlined version of our theme framework and offers extensive customization options while being very easy to setup and use. Below we’ll take a look at some of the theme’s main features.

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Easily add product quick view to your WooCommerce store

We have just released our latest plugin CSSIgniter Quick View which allows you to easily add a quick view button to your WooCommerce store products. Users can preview the products directly from the product catalog and even add them to their cart if they want to. The plugin has a free version available to everyone from the WordPress plugin repository here and a premium version which offers many more features which can be found on our site. Let’s find out more about the plugin.

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Getting started with Project Gutenberg? Here’s everything you need to know

If you are new to WordPress, first of all welcome, you might have heard talks about the “new editor”, “project Gutenberg”, the “old editor” etc. All these might sound confusing, so let’s clear things up a bit. The block editor is the set of content creation tools made widely available to users in WordPress v5.0. It is part of project Gutenberg and according to the project’s official page:

It’s a whole new way to use WordPress

In a bit more detail, according to project’s handbook:

“Gutenberg” is the name of the project to create a new editor experience for WordPress. The goal is to create a new post and page editing experience that makes it easy for anyone to create rich post layouts.

The block editor was the first phase of the project, it allows users to create content using units called blocks, instead of free-form text with inserted media, embeds and Shortcodes. The next phases include full page editing capabilities such as creating and managing navigation menus, sidebars, widgets and more.

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Create flexible headings with Heading Plus!

The updates for our popular Elementor add-on WordPress plugin, Elements Plus keep on coming! This time we created a flexible heading element which gives you the ability to create a heading consisting of three sections and use different colors, background colors and typography for each section.

The element allows you to create headings consisting of three different sections/words. Each one has separate controls for text color, background color, typography, text shadow and padding. Additionally the heading can be linked as a whole to a particular URL internal or external. Combined together these features will allow you to create  headings with different colors and typography per word to make them more visually engaging.

Check out some of the widget’s capabilities here and grab your copy from the WordPress plugin repository today!

The 7 best image gallery blocks for the WordPress Gutenberg Editor

Last time we took a look at the best custom block plugins for WordPress. This time we’ll take it a step further and explore the best custom gallery blocks, because image galleries are an integral part of most WordPress websites. Carefully selected images make your content more visually appealing to your readers, help you better showcase your work and products and of course they make everyone jealous of your last Sunday’s brunch. We won’t go as far as saying that images are essential for most sites, but they surely are beneficial if used properly. This is why there are thousands of gallery plugins in the WordPress plugin repository, most users need them. With the ever improving block editor and the increase in its popularity the available gallery block plugins are multiplying every day. Existing gallery plugins are making sure their products offer blocks for the new editor, and all the new block editor specific plugins strive to include some kind of gallery functionality.

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Create interactive content with Content Toggle Plus!

A brand new element was added to Elements Plus! our popular plugin for the Elementor page builder. Content Toggle Plus! gives you the ability to create interactive content for your readers. Allow them to switch between two different types of content or between existing Elementor templates. Create interactive pricing tables, display current and upcoming features of your product and more!

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The best WordPress podcasting plugins

In this post we’re going to take a look at some of the best WordPress podcasting plugins available out there, but first let’s start from the basics, what is a podcast. A podcast is sort of a radio show for the digital age. Podcasts resemble traditional talk shows but are built on the premise of anytime, anywhere consumption. You do not need to be near a radio at a certain time to listen to a podcast episode, just download it, or even stream it to your preferred podcast-capable device, such as your phone, tablet, smartwatch etc, put on your earphones and hit play. This flexibility has made them extremely and allowed for rapid growth. There are currently more than 700.000 podcasts with more than 29 million episodes. Podcasts cover almost every niche out there, including comedy, fiction, politics, economics, philosophy, technology and almost everything else, of course WordPress podcasts are also available and are quite popular. The popularity of podcasts makes them a valuable content marketing tool since their consumers tend to be more loyal to the shows and are usually more affluent.

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