A WordPress Gaming Theme For Guilds And Game Developers

The founders of Organic Themes have a long history with video games. So, it’s about time we released a WordPress theme for the gaming community. The Gamer Theme is designed to appeal to gamers and game developers alike.

In high school, Jeff and I played Warcraft II over a 56k modem, and GoldenEye: 007 on a Nintendo 64 among friends (Proximity mines only, of course).

In college, our roommates and us had many intense gaming nights gathered around the GameCube playing Mario Kart.

We even built our theme business in-between Starcraft II breaks.

These days, we play the indie strategy game Northgard long-distance to end the work week.

Gaming is an important part of our work and lives. At its best, gaming inspires healthy competition, team work, creativity, curiosity, and strategic thinking. Additionally, it keeps our long standing friendship from being fully consumed by operating a business together.

Profile Lite – A Free Theme For Personal Websites

We launched another free theme within the WordPress.org theme directory. The Profile Lite theme is designed a to be professional representation of yourself online. It features a modern and responsive design, social media options, and works seamlessly with the WordPress 5 Gutenberg content editor.

Additionally, Profile Lite is designed to work with Organic Builder Widgets for creating dynamic pages. As a result, you can display client testimonials, slideshows, products, and more using our popular builder plugin.

Getting started with the Profile Lite theme is fast and easy. All options are located within the WordPress Customizer. So, you can view your changes in real-time.

Okay, let’s begin!

How To Pick A WordPress Theme For 2019

WordPress is evolving software. As the platform changes, themes should evolve as well. Unfortunately, not all of them do. So, knowing how to pick a theme that works well with the latest version of WordPress can be a daunting task. Particularly, if you don’t know what to look for.

Building a WordPress website is easy — if you pick the right theme. However, choosing the wrong theme can be a frustrating experience. There is an ocean of WordPress themes available. Knowing how to pick the right theme requires educating yourself before diving in.

To aid in your search, we have compiled a list of guidelines to help you pick the right WordPress theme for 2019.

The Updated Gutenberg Portfolio Theme

The design for the Portfolio Theme is minimal, and boasts a unique layout — featuring an anchored, vertical navigation, and a flexible, responsive grid. The minimal design is perfect for allowing the viewer to focus on your portfolio images without being distracted by flashy typography and effects.

In addition to the Gutenberg optimization, we have made some other theme updates that existing users should be aware of.

Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Deal For WordPress Website Owners

Are you looking for the right time to improve your WordPress website? Now is the time!

We’re offering an amazing Black Friday through Cyber Monday deal for WordPress website owners. The Site Boost Bundle is a one-time deal, and the only opportunity to save BIG on everything Organic Themes has to offer. Don’t miss this chance to save on all your WordPress website needs!

The Site Boost Bundle includes ALL Organic Themes, the new Builder Widgets Pro plugin, and our brand new Site Shield Speed service — all for only $59/month. That’s an annual savings of $618.

The Ultimate Guide To Optimizing Your WordPress Theme For Gutenberg

As the release of WordPress 5.0 grows near, there’s panic in the air regarding theme preparation. Fortunately, most of the panic is unnecessary. WordPress 5.0 will be backwards compatible, as all major WordPress releases have been. Meaning, the update “should” not break your WordPress theme. However, there are always exceptions.

Organic Themes has always developed products with “no added hormones”. We believe less is more, and focus on optimizing our products for WordPress specific features and functionality. As a result, Organic Themes are prepared for Gutenberg. However, there are additional steps that can be taken to optimize your WordPress theme for the new WordPress 5.0 content editor. We’ll get to that. But first, let’s make sure you understand what Gutenberg is, and why it’s a big deal. If you already know, skip ahead.

A Better WordPress Page Builder – Organic Builder Widgets Pro

Page builders have become the standard for creating WordPress websites. They provide a range of design options and flexibility typically unavailable within themes or WordPress itself. However, those options often come at a cost. Not only a monetary cost, but a significant cost of time and performance. As a result, Organic Themes was reluctant to jump into an already saturated market of WordPress page builders.

If we were going to enter the market, it needed to be done the Organic way — Meaning, a clean, simple, and intuitive approach to building pages using existing WordPress tools. That meant analyzing the perceived problems with other builders, and creating an easier alternative.

5 Steps To Increase The Speed Of Your WordPress Site

Increase WordPress Website Speed

Google has recently taken speed into consideration when ranking websites. So, it’s more important than ever for your WordPress site to be optimized for speedy load times. You have the need. The need for speed.

If your WordPress site uses a multipurpose theme, page builder, eCommerce solution, or other plugins — it’s probably loading a lot of scripts, styles, and images. Each file required by your website takes time to load. That’s valuable time. If it takes too long, you’ll lose visitors, business, and fall in search engine rankings.

Before we jump in, it’s important to understand why your site may be slow to load. The following are the biggest contributing factors to the speed of your website:

  • Image Size
  • Scripts and Styles
  • Caching
  • Hosting