Here are 10 trending WordPress themes available on ThemeKeeper for July 2018.
If you’ve ever wondered why WordPress is so popular, it can be summed up in just one word: flexibility. A free, open source platform, that allows for a virtually infinite amount of possible configurations. That in itself is a powerful feature.
As a WordPress theme author there are many ways you can organize your production theme pack, but ThemeKeeper reviewers strictly observe theme submission requirements and unwritten recommendations. In this post I will explain how to prepare your production theme demo pack; what you should include, and what you should avoid.
The numbers don’t lie. With over 350,000 sales to date, WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress (formerly known as Visual Composer) is a massively popular page builder. Integrating it in your theme is a no-brainer, and you’ll learn exactly how to do it in our new short course, Theme Developer’s Guide to WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress.
A website should be designed around the needs of its content. So, the look and layout you might use for a standard brochure-style site won’t necessarily work as well for a site that features lots of news or products. Different types and amounts of content can greatly affect your design strategy.
When I started my career as premium WordPress theme developer, making a theme competitive was not such a challenge. In those days you could create a premium WordPress theme with a predefined simple slider, no page builder at all, having hundreds of demos was unnecessary, WooCommerce compatibility wasn’t particularly important, neither was bbPress or any other major plugin, and you could still look forward to decent sales numbers without any promotion just because your theme was visually appealing and qualitatively good enough among its peers. I once witnessed how a single theme gave an author elite status in just three months, without any complex marketing or promotion.
Architecture inspires emotion. It prompts memory and association. Working on your own architecture website or construction company site? Architecture is founded on visual design, and so it’s essential to have a website that matches; well-designed, sleek, streamlined.
Maintaining CSS is difficult, especially in bigger projects working with a team. Naming conventions can help your CSS be more readable and easier to maintain. In this quick tip we’ll look at how to use the BEM (Block Element Modifier) naming methodology in WordPress.
If you want to create professional-looking websites with a simple drag-and-drop process, you can’t beat WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress, a hugely popular plugin with over 350,000 sales to date on ThemeKeeper Market. Learn how to use it in our new short course, User’s Guide to WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress.
Last year, according to the New York Times, we were all about website design inspired by the 1980s and 1990s. Bright colors, geometric shapes, graphics that look like they’ve been pulled from theFresh Prince intro. It was fun, and it’s a look that’s still popular in some forms today. But let’s go back a little further, to a look that’s both older and more timeless: vintage and retro design.
Nowadays, if you want to stand out from the crowd it’s imperative to make your own website. Without a website, nobody will know that your business, blog, or resume even exists, considering most people nowadays turn to the Internet to find what they need.
Although it’s good to know how to do things yourself, sometimes it’s better just to use a tried and tested solution, rather than reinventing the wheel.
As the old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” In the case of web design, images of all types are used to help tell a story. Blog posts often use them to sum up a point, while more sales-oriented examples utilize images to illustrate why a product or service is worth buying. They’re an indispensable part of any website.
WordPress is about to change in a really big way.