Min – A New Minimal WordPress Theme

At Organic Themes we strive to keep our themes simple. As a result, the setup is easy and pages load quickly. Additionally, we avoid flashy effects that cheapen the website experience. The Min Theme is a new minimal WordPress theme that adheres to this philosophy.

Minimalism At Its Best

The Min Theme features an elegant and minimal design. We have purposefully left out sidebars within the theme. The result is a seamless experience between desktop and mobile devices. Additionally, we have kept page templates and options to a minimum so you can begin using the theme immediately upon activation

Gutenberg Ready

We have prepared the Min Theme for the release of Gutenberg — the new WordPress content editor. The theme contains styles for Gutenberg blocks, and we have tested the theme extensively with Gutenberg.

Gutenberg will significantly change content editing within WordPress pages and posts. It will provide much more flexibility for the types of content and layouts displayed on your website. As a result, we believe simple, minimal WordPress themes are the future of the platform. The Min Theme was created with this future in mind.

Options Where They Count

We believe WordPress themes should be intuitive. The Min Theme provides essential WordPress theme options for a custom logo, header image, blog category, header and background colors, and font pairings. All theme options are set within the WordPress customizer, so you can watch the changes take place on your site in real time.

Min is compatible with popular plugins such as WooCommerce, Jetpack and Gravity Forms. Additionally, the theme works beautifully with the free Organic Customizer Widgets plugin. The plugin provides the ability to add a variety of content sections on any page using widgets within the WordPress customizer. As a result, you can display testimonials, content slideshows, portfolios and more on any page.

If you have been searching for the ultimate minimal WordPress theme, look no further! The Min Theme is perfect for any blogger or designer that appreciates simplicity.

Gutenberg and The Customizer Are The Future Of WordPress

WordPress has become old, bloated and overwhelming. For nearly 15 years, the interface has remained roughly the same. That’s about to change, at some cost.

Not long ago, customers understood that WordPress was a DIY website solution. Some effort is required to educate yourself, build and manage a website. Companies like ours became more than WordPress product providers. We also became educators of the platform.

However, with newer solutions like Squarespace and Wix, users have become accustomed to intuitive interfaces and instant gratification when building a website. WordPress needs to evolve. Read More

Music 2.0 – A Better WordPress Theme For Musicians

The latest version of the Music Theme has launched with a sonic boom! We have rebuilt it from scratch to be the ultimate WordPress theme for musicians.

The Home Page Template

The Music Theme features a beautifully simple home page. The design of the home page template molds to the size of the browser window. Upcoming tour dates are anchored at the bottom. A full screen background image or video displays behind the custom logo. The header features a custom navigation menu, and a social media menu for displaying links to musical profiles on sites like SpotifySoundcloud or Last.fm. Additionally, you can display an email and phone number for clients to contact you directly about booking gigs.

A full browser home page with a background video.

Theme Features and Options

All theme options have moved to the WordPress customizer. So setup and customization changes can be made in real-time with ultimate ease. Additionally, several new options have been added for managing the design, fonts and colors. The theme features a dark color scheme by default. However, changing to a lighter color scheme will result in the content automatically adapting to always be visible.

The Music Theme features a custom post type for displaying tour dates on the tour and home page templates. Additionally, Jetpack custom post types can be used to create a discography with the portfolio page template.

Use the tour dates CPT and page template to display upcoming gigs.

Audio files and playlists are easily be added to any page, post or widget area. The theme has also been tested with several third-party audio plugins, and it’s fully compatible with WooCommerce for creating a shop with your band merchandise. Additionally, the theme utilizes the powerful Organic Customizer Widgets plugin for creating pages with dynamic content and layouts.

Please Note: Upgrading from the older version of the Music Theme will drastically change the appearance of your website. This new theme version is an entirely new theme. When upgrading options will need to be rest in the WordPress customizer.

Overall, the Music Theme rocks! It’s a perfect website solution for any musician looking to promote their work.

StartUp Is A New WordPress Multipurpose Theme That Uses The Customizer As A Page Builder

StartUp is the latest addition to our WordPress theme collection. The theme is designed to work seamlessly with the free Organic Customizer Widgets plugin for a highly customizable experience within the WordPress customizer. We believe the Customizer (and Gutenberg) are the future of WordPress and theme management. StartUp is a multipurpose theme designed to evolve with the future of the platform.

Highly Customizable Layouts

The layout of any page can be customized using custom widgets as content sections. For instance, if you want a hero image with content at the top of your home page, simply add the hero widget to the page. Do you want a content slideshow instead? Add the content slideshow widget. Want a background video, featured product or pricing tables? Just add the appropriate widgets to the page, and drag and drop them into the desired order. As a result, multiple pages and entire websites can be rapidly created — all of which vary in appearance. Read More

The Organic Customizer Widgets Plugin Transforms The WordPress Customizer Into A Page Builder!

We believe most WordPress page builders are fundamentally flawed.

A page builder extends the functionality of WordPress. It allows a user to display and arrange a variety of content types on any page of their website. However, most page builders are highly reliant on shortcodes, custom foreign interfaces and bulky proprietary code that heavily impacts the performance of a website. They often require an extensive learning curve beyond that of basic WordPress usage. Additionally, they are a massive departure from WordPress core and the evolution of the platform. Instead, page builders should be utilizing the Customizer and core features of WordPress.

The Organic Customizer Widgets plugin solves these problems. It provides a collection of custom widgets that can be used as content sections on any page within the WordPress Customizer. Best of all, it’s FREE, and designed to work with ANY theme! The result is a fast, easy and free WordPress page builder!

The WordPress Customizer provides users with an intuitive interface for making visual changes to their website in real-time. The creators of WordPress are placing a huge emphasis on the Customizer. It’s the future of designing WordPress websites.

We created the Organic Customizer Widgets plugin to evolve with WordPress and the Customizer. It uses a custom page template that registers new widget areas, and custom widgets that can be added as unique content sections on any page. Additionally, it’s available in the official WordPress plugin directory. So you can install the plugin directly from your WordPress dashboard and receive automatic updates.

An example of the Organic Hero widget added to a page in the Customizer.

After installing and activating the plugin, you will be provided with a collection of custom widgets. The widgets are used to display various content sections on any page. Currently, the following widgets are included with the plugin:

  • Hero – A full browser height section with featured text, background images and a call to action.
  • Blog – Display a section of blog posts from any category in a chosen layout.
  • Content Slideshow – A full width slideshow of featured posts with background images.
  • Feature List – A list of features with icons displayed in multiple column layouts.
  • Portfolio – A section of posts displayed as portfolio images in a masonry layout.
  • Subpage – Display any page content as a section within another page or use custom content.
  • Team – A section of team members from a selected post category.
  • Testimonials – A slideshow of testimonials from a selected category or custom post type.
  • Profile – A personal profile with an image, bio and social media links.
  • Pricing Table – A section of pricing tables with a featured list and link to purchase.
  • Featured Content – Custom content that can be grouped together with other featured content widgets.

Widgets are a core functionality of WordPress. Selecting, moving and manipulating widgets in the WordPress customizer is simple, fast and intuitive. Users can see exactly what their website will look like as changes display in real-time. The Organic Customizer Widgets allow for the creation of highly dynamic website pages with ultimate ease!

While other WordPress page builder solutions may offer a huge degree of control over the design, we feel that is often a hindrance rather than a benefit. Endless design options and control can be overwhelming, leaving users paralyzed. As a result, we designed each widget to be pixel perfect with simple customization options. So you can have better looking pages faster!

To showcase the power of our new plugin, we have released the StartUp Theme! It’s designed to work flawlessly with the WordPress Customizer and Organic Customizer Widgets plugin.

In addition to the StartUp Theme, the plugin is compatible with virtually ANY theme in the WordPress directory. Of course, it would make us happy if you used an Organic Theme with the plugin, but it’s not a requirement.

Naturally, we hope to sell more themes that are highly compatible with the plugin. Additionally, we may sell additional custom widgets and style packs in the future. However, the core pack of widgets will always be maintained and freely available. We hope you’ll give the StartUp Theme and Organic Customizer Widgets a chance for your next website!

For further instructions on plugin usage, please refer to our tutorial.

If you would like to leave a positive review of the plugin here, it would be greatly appreciated!

Basic free support for the plugin is provided through the WordPress support forums. If you would like to receive faster support, please refer to our Priority Support.

We’re Just Getting Started

This is just the beginning, so please let us know in the comments if you have any questions or requests for additional customizer widgets.

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