How to use the Landing Page feature in our themes

The Landing Page is not entirely brand new having made its appearance in Fluida 1.0 and being included with every new theme since.

We feel that the time has come to be properly introduced to this landmark feature present in our themes and get a detailed view on all of the landing page’s options and controls as in-depth as possible.

How to choose a WordPress theme

Choosing a WordPress theme has become one of the most daunting tasks when starting out with WordPress. There are so many themes out there, both free and premium, all claiming to have the most and best features, all claiming to be the prettiest, the most responsive and so on that it’s really easy to get lost.

Here’s a list of what we’ve come to look for when searching for yet another “perfect” WordPress theme.

Kahuna WordPress theme – our latest addition

Have you met Kahuna yet? She’s been available on our site for about a week now and yet you haven’t been introduced.

We wanted to give you a chance to meet her ‘by accident’ while browsing our site and have now finally decided to make the proper introductions.

How to create a slider with our Serious Slider plugin

Serious Slider is a fast and slick slider plugin which relies on WordPress’ custom post types functionality to provide a simple and efficient slider management system. It uses minimum styling and JavaScript with hardware accelerated CSS3 transitions to create a really fluid experience.

While still young and with plenty of room for new features, we feel our slider plugin has already surpassed the capabilities and robustness of our previous theme integrated slider. Find out why we decided to write it and recommend it with our themes and most importantly, how to use it.

How to use manual excerpts in posts

WordPress automatically generates excerpts (short introductory texts) out of the posts’ content. However, it also implements the ability to manually type in the posts excerpts instead of the auto-generated ones.
This functionality is slightly hidden in the screen options, but can be quickly activated and used.

Verbosa 1.0.0 feels complete

After a long time hanging at the very edge of version 1.0, Verbosa gets some much needed attention and becomes a complete WordPress theme.

Follow us after the jump to see what goodies (*ahm* landing page *ahm*) this version brings.

Anima – a brand new WordPress theme is out now!

Anima, our latest free WordPress theme has everything our previous themes have accustomed you to, from responsiveness to SEO, plus a few extra perks.

Find out what those perks are, as well as all the download and demo links after the jump.

How to regenerate thumbnails when changing image sizes

WordPress generates the appropriate image sizes and crops at the time the image files are uploaded to the Library (directly or to a post or page). Once all the crops and resizes are generated they will be used as-is and not be re-generated again, regardless of any image size options changes. Our themes support a lot of customizability related to their general and elements sizes and as a result the images displayed (header, slider, featured) all have configurable sizes as well.

However this can be problematic when switching themes or when you decide the current sizes don’t really work and need adjusting. The solution to make sure these crops/resizes are at the appropriate (current) configured values is to use a thumbnail regeneration plugin.