5 Easy 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

In the case of Organic Themes, our speed was abysmal. It’s a beefy site, and uses multiple robust plugins such as Easy Digital Downloads, bbPress Forums, Restrict Content Pro, etc. Those plugins are necessary for the operation of our business. However, they add a lot of weight. Additionally, our site contains content dating back nearly 10 years. Needless to say, it has a lot of information to load.

In this article, we will outline the 5 simple steps we took to drastically increase the speed of our website. Best of all, these solutions are entirely free. Read More

Adventure 3.0 – A WordPress Theme For Travelers And Adventure Companies

Version 3 of the Adventure Theme has a ton of new features and improvements, and we’re excited to share the updates! Please keep in mind, if you’re upgrading from a previous version you will need to update your theme options.

Adventure Theme Update

Adventure is the perfect WordPress theme for travel blogs and adventure companies. The original design resonated with that culture. So, we held true to that design with this update. As they say, “If ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While the design changes were subtle, the bigger improvements are under the hood. Read More

Profile 3.0 – A Central Hub For Your Social Media

The Profile Theme has received a major update. We have reconstructed the theme from scratch. As a result, the design, code and options have been drastically improved. The theme is ready for Gutenberg and the future of WordPress.

The Profile Theme is perfect for individuals in need of a professional online presence. Whether you’re an event speaker, consultant, personal trainer, or work within any industry where YOU are the biggest commodity of your business — Profile is designed to meet your needs. It provides your clients with several ways to reach you and connect to your social networks. Read More

GDPR Compliance Is Here, Is Your WordPress Website Ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires the privacy and protection of personal data for European Union citizens interacting with your website. Failure to comply with the new regulation could result in severe fines to your business.

Organic Themes has been working to make our website GDPR compliant for European users. Additionally, we have compiled some information for other website owners that may be rushing to meet the GDPR compliance deadline. If your website is not ready yet, you’re not alone. Read More

Origin 2.0 – Where Great WordPress Themes Begin

Origin is our WordPress starter theme. It’s the framework we use to develop new WordPress themes. Additionally, it’s the perfect foundation for any web designer to begin developing a WordPress website. As a result, it’s our most consistently updated theme.

Origin WordPress Starter Theme

When a new feature is available for WordPress, the Origin Theme is the first to get it. As a theme partner of WordPress.com, Origin is continually updated to meet their rigorous code standards. There is no higher standard for a WordPress theme.

Origin strikes the perfect balance of design and functionality for a WordPress starter theme. The code is thoroughly commented. It uses simple and clear naming conventions. As a result, even novice web developers can easily customize the theme. All options are located within the WordPress customizer, making it a great foundation for extending the capabilities of the customizer. Additionally, third-party scripts are kept to a minimum in order to reduce the potential for conflicts. No code within the theme has been minimized or obfuscated.

In preparation for Gutenberg and the release of WordPress 5.0, Origin has undergone several significant updates. We have combed through every line of code, inspected every style, and made improvements anywhere there was an opportunity. Read More