Sideways – A WordPress Theme With A Fresh Perspective

For our latest theme, we took traditional a blog layout, and turned it on it’s side. The Sideways Theme introduces a new style to the Organic Themes collection. It features a unique, split layout. The featured image appears to the left of the window, while your content displays beautifully on the right.

The split layout of the Sideways Theme feels more like reading a book than viewing a website. So the theme has a strong focus on clean typography and legibility. In addition, Sideways is a smart theme. It analyzes the colors of images and backgrounds, and changes the text color on top accordingly to be legible.

Sideways is fully responsive and optimized for high resolution screens. On mobile devices, the layout snaps into a more traditional, single column layout. Also, the theme is compatible with major plugins. So you get all the bonus functionality provided by plugins like WooCommerce, Jetpack, Gravity Forms and more!

Setting up the theme takes a matter of seconds. In fact, it should be ready to go upon activation. However, if you need to make adjustments, the options can be changed in real-time within the WordPress customizer.

Turn your website on its head with the Sideways Theme! Check it out today!

The Nonprofit Website Builder With GivingPress 2.0

Organic Themes has always been passionate about helping nonprofit organizations create their website. We regularly volunteer our time and expertise, and have donated our products to nonprofits for years. Creating WordPress themes is great, but we really want to do more for the world. Launching GivingPress early last year was a natural evolution for our company.

GivingPress 2.0 introduces a new website builder for nonprofits. In addition, we are now offering the GivingPress Pro theme individually, and providing managed WordPress hosting for nonprofits. As we continue to grow, we will offer more child themes and additional products for organizations.

How Did We Create A Nonprofit Website Builder?

We built the nonprofit website builder using WordPress, our powerful GivingPress Pro theme, and a suite of custom developed plugins.

WordPress is easy for most of our theme customers. However, many nonprofits are coming to GivingPress with no prior knowledge of WordPress. The new users found the default WordPress platform to be overwhelming. So with our theme and suite of plugins, we transformed WordPress into a much, much easier experience. We removed the bloat. Take a look:

The default WP admin — yuck!

The GivingPress admin — nice!

In addition to customizing the admin experience, we extended the native WordPress customizer to achieve the nonprofit website builder. We accomplished this using the amazing Customize Posts plugin by Weston Ruter, and some custom plugins and widgets we have personally developed.

We love what Weston is doing with the WordPress customizer, and we believe it’s the future of the platform. Organic Themes has always found it better to work with the direction of WordPress rather than against it. So instead of creating a clunky, proprietary, unsupported website builder — we extended the WordPress customizer. As a result, the GivingPress nonprofit website builder will never become outdated.

A New Theme For Nonprofits

The GivingPress Pro 2.0 theme is a new WordPress theme for nonprofits. The theme integrates seamlessly with the popular Give donation plugin, WooCommerce and Gravity Forms. GivingPress Pro is packed with features. It includes several page templates, custom post types for team members and projects, and custom widgets for displaying various sections throughout your site. The user experience of GivingPress Pro is seamless and simple for anybody to use. Anita Mueller of the Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters organization had this to say about the theme:

“GivingPress Pro is a really great theme! I cannot tell you how many themes I have abandoned because they were just too complicated.”

We have designed the theme to be highly customizable. Changing the logo, colors, fonts, layout and more can all be accomplished with ease in the WordPress customizer. In addition, the code is impeccable with commenting throughout in case you wish to make more extensive changes. Take a look at the variety of demos we have created using the theme.

Overall, we are extremely excited to provide the GivingPress nonprofit website builder and GivingPress Pro theme to organizations. Our goal is to create an affordable and professional website solution specific to the needs of nonprofits. Check out GivingPress today, and use it to supercharge a cause that you’re passionate about!

Entertainer – A WordPress Theme For Actors, Comedians, Musicians and… Clowns?

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Calling all entertainers! The Entertainer WordPress Theme was made for the business like no other business — showbiz! Actors, hosts, comedians, musicians and dancers now have the perfect WordPress theme for showcasing their talents. Even clowns can use this theme — except those creepy clowns popping up at your local grocery store. We like to pretend those guys don’t exist.

Why would Organic Themes create a WordPress theme for entertainers? What do we know about the showbiz industry? A little. Jeff and I attended a visual and performing arts high school in Central Florida. We were nerdy visual arts students. Our days were spent drawing, painting and playing with Adobe Photoshop version 3.0. Occasionally, we were forced to attend a dance recital or the latest performance from the more extrovert half of our high school. So I wouldn’t say we’re experts in entertainment, but we were lucky enough to have been introduced to the performing arts at an early age. However, my little brother, Elliott Morgan, attended that same high school as a thespian. He later moved to the City of Angels, and went on to achieve success in the entertainment industry. Elliott has a comedy special, been the host of several popular YouTube channels, hosted network television shows and has hundreds of thousands of social media followers. When we were hanging out together in L.A. a few weeks ago, I ran the Entertainer Theme past a true expert in the industry. I believe his words were, “Awesome, dude!”

The Entertainer Theme was created with the needs of an entertainer like my brother in mind. It’s a WordPress theme for professionals in showbiz that have a lot going on. The theme utilizes post formats and custom post types for displaying videos, podcasts, tour dates, news and more. The full screen background is perfect for showing off your favorite headshot or band photo. In addition, the theme features 2 social media menus — one in the header and footer. So your fans can quickly connect by subscribing to your YouTube channel or following your Instagram account.

Start using the Entertainer Theme today to promote your talents, and help on your way to stardom!

The Free Structure Theme Returns!

The free Structure Theme was originally released way back in 2009 — eons ago by technology standards. It was the first WordPress theme from Organic Themes, and catapulted the growth of our business.

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The original free Structure Theme experienced explosive viral success. It received hundreds of thousands of downloads thanks to the praise and promotion of blogs like Smashing Magazine. We can only hope the new version of Structure experiences such success!

Structure Lite is the latest reincarnation of the theme. We’ve brought it back to life, and we’re giving it away all over again! The theme has been entirely re-structured, featuring an updated minimal design, all new responsive framework and the latest WordPress functionality.

The free Structure theme is currently in the review queue for the WordPress.org theme directory. When the review has completed, Structure Lite will be the 5th free WordPress theme available in the official WordPress theme directory from Organic Themes. We release all free Organic Themes in the WordPress theme directory, ensuring that they are developed to the highest standards, and updates are continually available from the WordPress dashboard.

Structure Lite is a simplified version of the Structure Theme. The simplicity lends itself to an ultra easy setup process within the WordPress customizer. However, Structure Lite doesn’t have many of the page templates, colors, options and additional functionality available in the premium version.

Download Structure Lite now by signing up for the Organic Themes Free Membership on our pricing page, giving you access to all our free themes.

The Updated Structure Theme – A Minimal Multipurpose WordPress Theme!

The WordPress Structure Theme was the first theme ever released by Organic Themes. The popularity of the theme jump-started our company. It featured a minimal design that was cutting edge for WordPress themes of the time. It was particularly popular in art and design circles, and regularly used for online magazines. The updated theme is sure to spark that interest once again!

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After the release of Structure v3, the theme went largely untouched for years, other than occasional bug fixes and maintenance updates. The theme received several update requests. Unfortunately, the update kept getting pushed back — until now!

Version 4 of the WordPress Structure Theme stays true to the essence of the original theme, but with an entirely new framework, updated style, code base and flexibility! The new responsive layout is flawless. The minimal design has been been updated to current design trends. The layout is extremely flexible. Optionally display sidebars, the featured content slideshow, header image, site tagline, footer widgets and more on the home page. Structure is perfect for a wide variety of websites, features a timeless design.

All theme options are now located within the WordPress customizer for a fast setup process. One of the coolest new features are the color options. Change the background to a dark or light color, and the text color throughout the theme will automatically adjust to be visible on any background color.

I originally designed and developed the theme over 7 years ago. It holds a special place in my heart. So I really wanted to give the theme the attention it deserved for a major update. I believe I’ve done it justice. Once again, the WordPress Structure Theme is a personal favorite theme of mine. I hope our customers enjoy the update as much as I do!

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