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.

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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.

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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. Read More

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. Read More

A Free WordPress Theme For Gutenberg

Embracing Gutenberg

Gutenberg is the controversial new content editor for WordPress. It’s scheduled to release with the upcoming WordPress 5.0 major update. The editor is controversial for a number of reasons, but it boils down to this:

WordPress is the most popular website Content Management System, or CMS. Adding content within WordPress has been roughly the same experience since its release over 15 years ago. Gutenberg changes that experience, entirely. While we think this is a positive step forward for the software, it’s easy to see why this change could ruffle a few feathers.

As for Organic Themes, we have embraced Gutenberg. Since its announcement, we’ve been experimenting with the new editor. First, we developed a free custom block for creating personal profiles, and added it to the WordPress.org plugin repository. Then, we published a popular tutorial, outlining how to build a custom block for Gutenberg. Now, we are releasing a free theme designed to work seamlessly with the Gutenberg editor — the Block Lite theme.

We want WordPress users to embrace the new editor as we have. Our goal is to promote early adoption of the new editor, because it is the future of WordPress. So, we are releasing the free Block Lite theme for Gutenberg.

Not only does the theme work seamlessly with the new editor — it’s also a really cool theme!

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