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.

5 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Block Theme – A New Theme Created Using Gutenberg Blocks

The new Block Theme features a clean, responsive design in a seamless block grid layout. Additionally, the demo content has been created entirely using WordPress Gutenberg blocks.

Block Theme

What Are Gutenberg Blocks?

In case you haven’t heard, Gutenberg is the name of the new content editor for WordPress. Currently, the editor is available as a plugin. Soon, it will be integrated into core.

A Custom Profile Block For Gutenberg

We have released our first custom block for Gutenberg within the WordPress plugin directory. The Organic Profile Block is among the first custom block plugins available for the new WordPress content editor.

Custom Block Plugin Gutenberg

Display Personal Profiles, Team Pages and More

The Organic Profile Block displays a personal profile image, along with a name, title, biography and social media links. We have outlined the process of building this plugin in detail on our How We Created A Custom Block For Gutenberg article.

The Profile Block is an excellent solution for adding author biographies to articles, displaying a page of team or staff members, or as a personal business card on your “About” page. The block adopts the fonts and styles of your active theme.

This custom block is designed to work with any theme, so long as the Gutenberg plugin is active. With the release of WordPress 5.0, the Gutenberg content editor will be integrated into WordPress core. Then, the Gutenberg plugin will no longer be required. In the meantime, users must have the Gutenberg plugin active to use the Profile Block

The profile block on the front-end within the Origin Theme.

Try the Organic Profile Block with Gutenberg! Install the plugin directly from your WordPress dashboard by searching for “Organic Profile Block” under Plugins > Add New. Otherwise, download the plugin from the WordPress plugin directory here.

Check back with Organic Themes for more custom blocks in the future!