Add Hero Images to Your WordPress Site

Huge, complex slider plugins are great when you want to add a huge, complex slider to your WordPress site. The problem is, that’s a lot to learn when all you want to do is add a nice simple hero image to your site.

We’re making things a lot¬†easier with the Hero Image widget, that’s part of the latest release of the SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle. All you need to do is enter your content and add a few buttons and you’re good to go. Simplicity is what it’s all about

AppThemes Vantage and SiteOrigin Vantage

In a case of mistaken identity, WordPress has been updating users of AppThemes’ Vantage to SiteOrigin’s Vantage. This is a very unfortunate side effect of how the WordPress updates system works.

First, let’s take a look at how the WordPress updates system works. WordPress uses the theme slug as the identifier for a theme. A theme slug essentially a theme’s folder name. Because both our theme and AppThemes’ theme share a theme slug, WordPress mistakenly assumes they’re the same theme and tries to update both of them from the WordPress.org directory.

Page Builder Introduces 16 New Languages

With Page Builder, we want to bring content creation that’s free and powerful to the world. It’s our goal to democratize content creation in the same way WordPress itself has.

Yesterday, we made a huge leap in that direction by adding 16 more languages to Page Builder. In alphabetical order, these are Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

Introducing Aviator

Aviator is available on the WordPress theme directory. Download it now, then help Aviator take flight by giving your input.

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When we create a new theme, we have two main considerations. What will the theme look like, and who we’re creating it for?

The audience we’re creating the theme for as the biggest influence on how we build it – everything from theme settings to plugin integration.