2020 has been a rough year, to say the least. When it comes to businesses, the pandemic has been particularly difficult for restaurant owners. During this time, restaurants are transitioning to taking orders online out of necessity. As a result, Organic Themes has worked to make that transition smooth using the updated WordPress Restaurant Theme.
WooCommerce is the most popular and powerful eCommerce solution for WordPress. As partners of WooCommerce, Organic Themes understands how to develop themes to work perfectly with the platform. We applied that knowledge to Version 5 of the Restaurant Theme.
As partners of Automattic and WooCommerce, we’ve kept a watchful eye on Gutenberg since its inception. We have witnessed new blocks introduced into WordPress, Jetpack, and WooCommerce over the past year. Since Gutenberg is rapidly evolving software, it was important that we didn’t duplicate any of those existing blocks within our collection.
So, we created a suite of blocks designed to compliment the existing blocks in the Automattic arsenal. The result is the Organic Blocks Bundle. A useful collection of 9 purposeful blocks.
Organic Themes is very excited to announce a partnership with WooCommerce — the most popular eCommerce solution for WordPress.
As the company grows their theme offerings, we are thrilled to be a part of the expansion. As a result, Organic Themes has released 2 new themes on the WooCommerce website — Threads and Artisan.
The Threads and Artisan themes have undergone extensive reviews to guarantee that they are optimized for both WooCommerce AND Gutenberg. As a result, they are among the first officially Automattic approved WooCommerce and Gutenberg themes available. Meaning, the themes are developed to a standard worthy of the makers of WordPress itself.
It’s a BIG deal.
Organic Themes has long been partnered with WordPress.com. Our new partnership with WooCommerce now ensures that our products are developed at the highest standards of WordPress and WooCommerce. As a result, the knowledge we have gained from working with these companies is incorporated into all of our products.
I don’t want to toot our own horn too much, but it’s an important message to our existing customers and all consumers of WordPress products:
Organic Themes provides some of the highest quality themes available for WordPress and WooCommerce. Period.
Now, let’s get to the themes!
The Artisan Theme is designed for makers of DIY goods. Whether you’re sculpting beautiful pottery or creating custom skateboard decks — the Artisan Theme is designed to turn that passion into a profession.
The Threads Theme is designed for selling t-shirts and apparel online. The shop features a unique full-screen layout, in which products are displayed in a uniform grid. It’s an excellent website solution for launching your clothing brand online!
During these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to establish an alternative means of income. Our hope is that these new WooCommerce themes will assist your efforts to sell goods online, and pocket some cash doing what you love.
Moving forward, Organic Themes is excited to work with WooCommerce, and release more themes in the future.
In early 2010, Jeff and I launched Organic Themes from his apartment in Napili, on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Over the past 10 years, we overcame several personal and professional challenges. Today, our friendship and business partnership is stronger than ever. If you’re interested in our journey, read the full story here:
Organic Themes is a very small company of friends and family. Fortunately, we’re able to work from home and monitor each others health closely during this pandemic.
Additionally, we will be taking every precaution possible. We believe it’s better to be overly cautious under the circumstances. As a result, our team will be refraining from any WordPress meetups, conferences, or social gatherings. All meetings will take place online via Skype, Zoom, or Google Hangouts.
We want our loyal customers to know that we’re here, we’re healthy, and we continue to provide our products, services, and support during these trying times.
In recent days we’ve seen an increase in activity on our site. People working from home are motivated to put their long held ideas into action. This is inspiring at a time like this, and we want you to know we are here to support you!
The following section includes a few helpful resources regarding the coronavirus.
COVID-19 Tracking Map
The following site from the John Hopkins University is an excellent resource for tracking the global expansion of the coronavirus:
We’re avid fans of Sam Harris. He is a rational, logical, and moral voice in the best of times. His podcasts with experts on the coronavirus are insightful and informative. The first podcast is somewhat alarming, as it should be. The second is more hopeful. We recommend both:
Additionally, experts have advised that keeping the growth curve down is vital to getting through this pandemic. This article illustrates real simulations on how to keep the curve down.
In short, extensive social distancing is key. It’s recommended to “shelter in place” if at all possible. Organic Themes is adhering to these practices.
Stay Safe And Healthy
The owners and employees of Organic Themes heed the advice of health and science experts. We take our health, and the health of others seriously at all times, and particularly under these circumstances.
Should you choose to start a WordPress website with your newfound spare time, we would love to help! Please reach out to us with any questions.
More importantly, we want our friends, family, colleagues, and customers to stay safe and healthy during this time. Thank you for your continued trust in Organic Themes, and we wish you all good health.
After upgrading from WordPress version 4 to version 5, previously created content is contained within the WordPress “Classic” block. Converting that content into individual blocks requires editing each page and/or post separately. If you have several posts and pages in need of conversion, it’s a long and tedious process.
The Bulk Block Converter plugin vastly improves the process of converting old content to blocks. The plugin scans all of your WordPress content for posts and pages that contain the “Classic” block. Then, it returns a list of all content available for conversion. Choose to convert content individually, or bulk convert all posts and pages to WordPress blocks.
Forums are perhaps the earliest evolution of online communities. However, their relevance has stood the test of time. An online forum is great way to provide support or build a community on your WordPress website.
bbPress is a free forum plugin for WordPress. It’s maintained and supported by the WordPress Foundation. As a result, it’s the easiest and most affordable solution for adding forums to a WordPress website.
We have used the plugin to power the support forums on Organic Themes for several years. It’s an excellent plugin! However, getting the forums to appear exactly how you want may require some work.
In this article, I’ll help you integrate bbPress seamlessly into virtually any WordPress theme. Additionally, for the code inept, we have provided an easy method for adding bbPress forums as well.
Do you have a friend or family member that provides freelance website services or runs their own creative agency? A premium theme club membership is a thoughtful and unique gift for any WordPress web designer, developer, or freelancer.
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We’re excited to announce the release of Builder Widgets Pro 2.0! We have vastly improved the premium version of the Builder Widgets plugin. The update includes 8 new widgets, additional options, and better performance.
Before I dig into the details, I’ll share a brief history of the plugin. If you’re already familiar with the plugin, skip ahead to the new features in 2.0.