Hey everyone! Our friends at Flywheel – Premium WordPress hosting for designers – have given us a coupon code to give away. The coupon is good for a year of free hosting on their Tiny plan. If you’re a designer managing client sites, Flywheel is a great solution! They take care of speed and security so you can worry about building great websites (on CSS Igniter themes, of course) ! You can learn a bit more about Flywheel at http://getflywheel.com.
So here’s a preview from one of our two themes that will be released in December. Olympic is a fitness / gym theme for WordPress with some really cool features. Team and timetable management. Custom widgets. Super flexible. Responsive. Big slider in the homepage for your most important content. Classes management. Based on the amazing Foundation grid. Powered by our small (but powerful) theme options panel. Stay tuned.
A couple days ago Envato announced a new set of theme submission guidelines for the Themeforest marketplace; you can read them in detail here.
They are a set of rules in an effort to ensure that every theme provided by Themeforest meets a certain high quality standard, using clean code and general web development best practices. We believe it really is a great list of what to avoid and what to be careful of when you develop a WordPress theme and a website in general and Envato has done a great job in recruiting experienced authors and advisors in order to compile it.
How these guidelines affect CSSIgniter’s themes
They don’t. I’m honestly and shamelessly proud of the fact that every single theme of ours, be it in cssigniter.com or in the Themeforest marketplace, already meets every single item on Envato’s guideline list.
A year and a half ago, we embarked into the already overcrowded WordPress theme market with a very specific strategy comprised of two parts: The first part was to make our themes of as high quality as possible by following the best practices of our profession, practices that we’ve learned and tested over the years we’ve been building websites. The second (and most important part) was to keep our themes as simple as possible while not compromising their features and customizability. This is the exact reason why we don’t provide “endless color schemes” or “a billion shortcodes” and we’re really happy that it’s paying off and getting justified.
So, to end this little proud moment, big props to Envato for their new guidelines and we hope you never again see 800 lines of inline styles on your website again :)
UltraSeven is a premium eCommerce theme for WordPress that can accommodate and supercharge any store no matter its size. Although we’ve set up the demo as a high fashion designer clothing shop, UltraSeven’s clean and minimal design is appropriate enough to be used for just about any product type, be it clothes, electronics or digital goods. Heck, it’s so versatile it can even be used as a standalone magazine.
We are working hard on our upcoming themes for May and the first out of the two that we will be releasing is UltraSeven, a WooCoomerce 2.0 theme for WordPress. For a full homepage preview head over at Forrst and have a look! Let us know of what you think.
After the massive success of our 1st Pinterest-like theme for WordPress, Pinfinity, I’m pleased to announce that our 1st theme for March will be Pintorest, our 2nd Pinterest-like theme. Same functionality, different layout / color schemes and possibly WooCommerce 2.0 integration. Keep an eye on this blog as we will inform you once Pintores is up for grabs. Here’s a preview.
Hello all and Happy New Year!
Just a quick post to let you know that we’ve just released an update to our newest theme “Mozzy”.
The theme now includes a frontpage template with a fixed width slider, for people that find the full width an overkill, and also an option to have that fixed width slider as your portfolio template. That means Mozzy now comes with 2 frontpage templates and 3 (three) portfolio templates to choose from!
You can check out Mozzy here: https://www.cssigniter.com/demo2/?theme=mozzy
So, the world is not enough, and 50+ icons that come bundled with the Socials Ignited plugin just won’t cut it. What do you do? How do you add your icons into the mix? And most importantly, how do you do it without losing any changes when updating?
Well, I promise to show you how, as long as you promise to know some PHP, especially how to manipulate arrays. The rest of the code (hooking onto WordPress filters) is pretty much self explanatory or can be copied verbatim, and even if you don’t fully understand how filters work, you can still get something usable. Of course, the more you know allows you to go one step further…