While there is no such thing as an overnight success in the WordPress theme arena, we’re proud to say Organic Themes has come relatively close! It didn’t come without a ton of work and preparation. We invested more than a year of design, development and planning in to Organic Themes before opening the doors. We had high hopes, but only expected a small trickle of traffic within our first few months of opening. Nothing could have prepared us for the amount of traffic and positive responses we have received within our first month.
For a couple guys in Hawaii — we are extremely stoked! Organic Themes has exceeded our expectations.
As a result of this rapid growth we have realized the contact forms are not an ideal means of support. Which is why we are very excited to announce our new state-of-the-art support community! The forum should prove very helpful to our customers and theme developers. It will also give us more time to focus on the sweet stuff — new themes and updates. Access to the forum will be available for all who have purchased an Organic Theme. Register with the forum to receive access.
Organic Themes is excited to announce a new theme concept — the Block Theme! The theme is currently in the final design stages before moving to development. We are planning to release the theme next month and wanted to introduce a few teaser images in the meantime. It will be a tight, block style design with clean and modern aesthetics. The theme features a unique 3 column layout with featured articles of the desired category displayed in both the left sidebar and main content column. It will also feature a unique and stylish featured content slider that will be controlled within the Organic Theme options. The Block Theme will be created for the design conscious crowd, and appeal to wide variety of businesses within that demographic.
With the release of WordPress 2.9, the Post Thumbnail function was implemented in to the platform. It automatically re-sizes images for perfect placement within a site. In the past, this effect could be achieved by the use of custom fields and a script known as TimThumb. It was a decent workaround, but a cumbersome process, incompatible with some servers and a chunky bit of code that could potentially increase loading times. For people new to the WordPress platform, working with custom fields can be a confusing process. Even for the veterans it’s annoying trying to manage multiple custom field names. Post Thumbnail is the answer to all of these problems.
We are very excited to announce the launch of Organic Themes — a fresh new premium WordPress theme shop! In fact, excited is a huge understatement. We have been working on Organic Themes for the greater portion of 2009 and 2010. Our goal has been to create a theme shop that offers fresh new designs and resources for the WordPress community, and we’re stoked to see it come to fruition. Rather than releasing many mediocre themes within a short time, our focus is to release one spectacular new theme per month while providing updates to our existing themes with new color options, layouts and taking advantage of the constant new features from WordPress.
This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to search engine optimization. However, these are a few easy practices that I found to be effective, and you don’t have to be an SEO genius to start implementing them. Hopefully you find them to be helpful.
There are many new and exciting updates to the WordPress platform with the release of version 2.9. Some of our favorite new features include the image editing tools, batch plugin updates and trash can features. Watch the official WordPress video below to learn more. Visit wordpress.org for even more information regarding the release of 2.9. Organic Themes are optimized to take advantage of the new features of WordPress 2.9.
WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. We believe it’s the future of web publishing. WordPress makes content managed websites affordable and easy for the common public. With a basic knowledge of the web, anyone can now become the master of their own domain. Organic Themes uses WordPress as the framework for all of our themes. And with the new release of WordPress 2.9, it’s better than ever. Here are just a few of the things that WordPress can do for you: