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Champion your Cause

September 25, 2013 in Blog, Product news. 64 Comments

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At WooThemes, in addition to educating and empowering ourselves and you all, our beloved readers and customers, we are passionate about giving back and inspiring social change. We champion and embody our cause every day- to help.

You’ve got a cause that you’re really passionate about. You’re working all day, every day, drumming up awareness and raising funds for your cause through your Not-for-Profit organisation. Getting online is the next big step you need to take, in order to create global awareness for your cause.

Today’s release is aimed at helping you to do exactly that. Everyone, say hi to “For The Cause”, our latest WordPress theme.

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The most Memorable WordPress theme

July 9, 2013 in Blog, Product news. 23 Comments

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When setting up a website for your business, a personal blog or to help a friend to create an online presence, the most important aspect of your website is that it is memorable. Captivating content that remains on topic as well as, of course, an attractive design that is easy to navigate.

Today’s release is the set to be the most memorable theme release yet. Everyone, say a big South African howzit to Memorable, our latest WordPress theme.

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Take a trip to the Resort

April 16, 2013 in Product news. 49 Comments

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Today, we’re proud to announce the latest addition to the WooThemes theme catalog. With a layout that has proven itself time and again online, as well as an array of helpful and informative features… ladies and gentlemen, meet Resort.

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Applying ourselves with Appply

January 10, 2013 in Product news. 145 Comments

2013 kicks off with a theme we’ve spent the large part of December/January giving our utmost attention.

Appply is a bold and spacious theme sharing similar characteristics with our own site, whilst boasting a modern edge that will give your site a fresh 2013 feel. Designed by Chris Rowe you’ll also notice lots of his tried and tested styling elements you might remember from themes like Function and Whitelight.

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Thursday’s theme release & WooCommerce update

December 8, 2011 in WooCommerce updates. 31 Comments

Today’s release is a beauty. A few months back we asked the talented Mr. Chris Rowe, who’s helped design a handful of our business, photography and personal themes, to design his first WooCommerce specific theme. Needless to say, he didn’t let us down and brought his usual attention to detail, clean styling, and crisp typography to the table to produce “Sliding”.

Sliding is a design that although hugely flexible in implementation I believe is tailor suited for online fashion stores. With a flexible slider designed for portrait shaped imagery your product line is presented professionally, whilst easily accessible. They key to any online store’s success is good photography and this theme shines with it.

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Making wikis easy

November 22, 2011 in Product news. 57 Comments

Wikeasi is, as the name suggests a wiki theme, made real easy. Designed by Chris Rowe Wikeasi’s simple, clean and intuitive design might make it seem it’s a rather  simple theme, but there is a lot of power under the bonnet – with it’s content heavy layout still feeling spacious.

It has been one of our calmest, most streamlined theme releases to date part thanks to some new processes we’ve put in place to speed up product development and make the communication between team members more efficient, part due to the dynamic duo behind this project Mikey and Matty.

The Wikeasi default homepage layout

So if you are looking to start an internal wiki for your company, or an external audited one WikEasi might be the theme just for you because of a number of reasons:

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Wikeasi

November 22, 2011 in Magazine / News. 18 Comments

Unique Features

  • Reference Management

    Reference Management

    Reference management, for easily annotating posts and pages, with it’s own dedicated custom post type and a WYSIWYG form button to link the references to content. Tooltips on each reference to show information about the reference in the content without taking the user away from their reading.

  • Post Revisions

    Post Revisions

    Revisions logic, including a list of revisions as well as the differences between the revision being viewed and the current published version are available for display below the post content in the frontend display.

  • Accordion Menu

    Accordion-style sidebar menu

    An optional accordion-style sidebar navigation is available, using native WordPress widgets for the links.

  • Auto complete search

    Auto-complete search facilities

    Customised search box, including search suggestions and an AJAX “live” search, which displays results without leaving the page. Automatic redirect on searches with a single result, to send the visitor directly to that single result (this enables quicker access to the content).

  • Table of content generators

    Table of content generators

    A Dynamic table of contents for each page and post, based on headings within the content (as well as a shortcode for the table of contents).

  • Custom author template

    Custom author archive template

    Detailed author archives, including an author biography and a list of contributions they’ve made (posts added, posts revised, media uploaded).

  • Filter content

    Filter content

    Filter bar for re-ordering posts in the current view (homepage, archive, search) according to “most recent”, “most commented” and “recently modified”. This bar also includes a post limiter to specify how many entries are displayed per page.

  • 3 column layout

    Optional 3 column layout

    An optional three-column layout via a dynamic widgetized area that appears when widgets are added to it. Several navigation systems (the primary navigation in the header, optional top navigation and sidebar widget menu systems) to distribute navigation of various types (categories, internal “about” pages, etc).


  • Custom Typography

    You can customize the typography in the theme to suit, and there is full support for Google Fonts in the font selector. By default it is using Bitter Google font.


  • Custom Widgets

    The theme has 2 widgetized sidebar and up to 4 footer widgetized areas, and as always comes with custom Woo Widgets (Ad Space, Blog Author, Authors List, Video, WooTabs, Subscribe & Connect, Search, Flickr and Twitter).

  • Alternative Styles

    Alternative Styles

    The theme includes a variation of alternative styles which you can preview in the demo, and also has styling options for background color/image and setting link and button color.

Simplicity

March 15, 2011 in WooCommerce. 15 Comments

Unique Features


  • Featured slider

    Featured Slider

    A custom home page featured slider to showcase your work or products with style, all powered by jQuery. Optional slider pagination gives your visitors easy overview.


  • Custom Homepage

    Custom Homepage

    Custom home page layout with mini-features, portfolio and testimonial modules.


  • Portfolio Page Template

    Portfolio Page Template

    An optional integrated portfolio section driven by custom post types, which utilizies jQuery prettyPhoto script to display your work in a lightbox.


  • Custom Post Types

    Custom Post Types

    The theme takes full advantage of the new custom post types functionality than came with WordPress 3.0, so adding slides, mini-features, testimonials and portfolio posts is dead easy!



  • Custom Typography

    You can customize the typography in the theme to suit, and there is full support for Google Fonts in the font selector.


  • Custom Widgets

    The theme has a widgetized 1 sidebar (that you can even include on the home page) and 4 footer, and as always comes with 8 custom Woo Widgets (Ad Space, Blog Author, WooTabs, Subscribe, Feedback, Search, Flickr and Twitter).

  • Alternative Styles

    Alternative Styles

    The theme includes 9 alternative color styles which you can preview in the demo, and also has styling options for background color/image and setting link and button color.

The good and the bad

October 7, 2010 in Blog. 50 Comments

Coming soon...

We’ve been in-undated with emails, tweets and blog comments on the expected release date of our much anticipated e-commerce WordPress WooThemes. This post sheds some light on the progress we are making, to keep our community of users in the loop, and not create any false expectations of a unrealistic delivery date.

Nearly there

We’ve been working on the e-commerce themes for a good few months now and made solid progress, BUT not without hiccups along the way! We’ve worked with some great developers on the e-commerce framework, but the sobering news for our eager early adopters is that the project has been larger than we originally anticipated – given our very high standards, and us not wanting to put our names behind something that is only half baked.

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Seeing The Light

August 16, 2010 in Product news. 88 Comments

Sealight - Perfect for businesses showcasing their products and services

We’ve just released a great addition to our business theme portfolio called Sealight that we teased a couple weeks ago – with some new features seeing the light of day.

Sealight was originally conceptualized and designed by the talented Mr. Chris Rowe, who we have worked before with on numerous occasions – the personal blog theme aptly named “BlogTheme, and the magazine themes “Spectrum” and “Gotham News“. So it was only a matter of time before he designed us a business theme.

Sealight boasts introduces some unique features to our business theme portfolio.

For the featured slider that we have used in a few of our themes before – instead of using posts/pages tagged with a specific tag, it know uses a custom post type called “slides”. Simply add new slides and they’ll appear in the featured slider. Similarly the home page has a module dedicated to information boxes that can house features/services your business/product offers and a cross-fader testimonials module quoting happy customers/clients – both of which have a custom post type dedicated to them (“Info Boxes” and “Testimonials”).

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The News in Pictures

May 5, 2010 in Blog. 21 Comments

As recently promised we’re releasing another theme based on our usual winning formula, after a string of more niche theme designs.

Spectrum is a visually rich magazine-based theme designed by Chris Rowe – who we have previously worked with on the popular BlogTheme and Gotham News.

With Spectrum the home page is a visually rich layout showcasing your website content via engaging imagery, and a featured scroller available to highlight noteworthy blog posts scattered across numerous categories (it’s a tag based scroller).

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