Its been a while since we last updated you all with what’s happening behind the scenes.
It has been a busy month or two – two themes completed with two more under development. Two plugins 90% there with a third around 65% done – final testing and fixing under way. So there’s quiet a bit to look forward to for 2014 🙂
OK, where do we stand with themes wise?
Well, on 20th November WP HeadR went live over in the WordPress.org repository and is almost @ 3K downloads. More details on WP HeadR coming up very soon!
For this post we want to concentrate on our latest theme, the brand new Pictorial – Editorial with pictures. Theme is now 100% complete and on its way to be reviewed for inclusion in the WordPress repository.
What can you expect from Pictorial?
An elegantly crafted theme that lay emphasis on content complimented with pictures, Pictorial aims to deliver a clean and visual aesthetic website powered by the best on the net – WordPress and Bootstrap.
Theme comes packed with some neat widgets and content handling functionality to give any website a facelift and enhance reader’s visual engagement. Take a look at the screenshot below to get a picture of just one of the look and feel you can expect to achieve with Pictorial.
As well as the standard content, the home page is widget driven together with a custom Intro section. Included as standard are the header widget, Showcase widget area, main sidebar, a 404 only sidebar and a 4 column footer widget area. In addition there a two custom recent posts widgets ideal for use with the Showcase widget are as well as the main sidebar.
The Alternative Recent Post widget allows you to select a category, show/hide: widget title – thumbnail, date, the excerpt, read more button plus the option to show a circle or square thumbnail while the Recent Post Widget allows you to do all of the above but with thumbnails set to full width above the content – giving your site a true pictorial output.
As with all our themes there are no option/settings panels to worry about – do all your customisation via the WordPress built in Customizer for better visual inspection before committing your changes. Included are the options to show/hide the Intro section show/hide intro title, show/hide site tagline, show/hide comment form on attachment page, show/hide social links in the header and/or the sidebar, hide page title, hide post feed section’s title or change it to suite your site needs. In addition there are options to upload a site logo, set background color or image with much more to come.
Pictorial Pro will have even more options and site layouts just to name a few and will be available around Christmas time – Ahead of of Pictorial pro will be the pro version of WP HeadR (due in a few days time) with the aforementioned plugins following soon after that in the new year.
We welcome feedback and/or constructive criticisms in order to better ourselves and deliver better products to you all – so please feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll be glad to address any issues as soon as possible. All suggestions will be considered on merit. For bug reports please use the WordPress.org forum for our free themes and the ticket system for the premium versions – the themes club and/or individual product customers have access to our on site forum in addition to the ticketing system.
View Pictorial Theme demo – screenshot also attached below.
Enjoy with the compliments of WP Strap Code team 🙂