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The latest news from Organic Themes.

The Seed Theme Is Growing!

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With the release of WordPress 3.9, we have updated the Seed Theme to take full advantage of the WordPress theme customizer. We have removed the Options Framework in favor of adding all theme options to the customizer for a much more seamless user experience. In addition, several other enhancements have been made to the code, and minor updates to the design.

Moving forward, all new Organic Themes and major theme updates will utilize the powerful WordPress theme customizer!

We are making this transition because the customizer is supported by the WordPress core, and the power, speed and experience of managing a theme with the customizer is unsurpassed. Also, it is inline with the WordPress.com development standards, and will make for an easier transition of our WordPress.org themes to the WordPress.com marketplace.

This update adheres to our belief that WordPress is such a powerful framework by itself, there’s no need to pile additional frameworks on top of it. It brings us back to the basics of WordPress theme development — providing our customers with everything they need for a solid, “healthy” WordPress theme, and nothing they don’t.

WPML Multilingual Theme Compatibility

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Using an Organic Theme with multiple languages just got easier.

Hola! We have been working with the good folks at WPML to certify several Organic Themes as fully compatible with their popular multilingual plugin. Our themes already include localization for easy translation to other languages. However, using the WPML plugin takes website translation to the next level — making it possible for to switch between multiple languages with the click of a button on your website. Read More

Shop Is Now Compatible With Exchange

We are pleased to announce that our Shop Theme is now compatible with the Exchange eCommerce plugin, in addition to the popular WooCommerce plugin.

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Our friends at iThemes have built a fantastic new eCommerce solution for WordPress. Exchange is free to download. The plugin provides a simple interface for selling digital and physical goods. Several Add-Ons are currently available for Exchange, and there is a growing number of features and Add-Ons under development. We particularly like that the Stripe Add-On is available for free with Exchange — making it even easier to accept credit card payments for your online store.

We would like to encourage our customers to try Exchange with the Shop Theme. Check out their extensive video tutorials for getting started with this great new plugin!

Whoa!? Excellent Things are Afoot!

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We have given Organic Themes an overhaul — creating a new design for the site and brand, adding new support forums, updating theme documentation and much more! Take a gander at all these changes for the new Organic Themes! Read More

Bold Just Got Bolder

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Version 4 of the Bold Theme is here! It’s bigger and bolder — featuring a similar minimal design, but with bolder lines, spacing, typography for image or video heavy content. It’s a strong theme built for solid brands. The Bold Theme makes an excellent web solution for extreme sports related businesses, personal trainers, exercise video blogs and much more.

The latest version is built using our new Seed Theme framework, and features lots of goodies like a responsive framework, retina optimized design, social media options, font icons, shortcodes, WooCommerce and Gravity Forms compatibility and much more.

For an entire website solution, don’t forget to try our Instant Setup form to purchase the Bold Theme with 3 months FREE hosting using the promo code “INSTACOOL”. Learn more here.