Masonry Blog Layout Added to Unwind

We’re pleased to announce our Unwind theme (awesome for blogging and WooCommerce) now has a Masonry blog layout. If you’ve never seen Masonry in action, check out the demo. Be sure to resize your browser to see the effects.

Unwind now offers five different blog layouts to choose from. The blog layout setting can be found at CustomizeTheme SettingsBlogBlog Archive Layout. It’s also easy to insert a loop of posts on any of your pages that make use of Page Builder by SiteOrigin. With Page Builder activated go to any page, click the Page Builder tab, insert a new widget, search for the Post Loop widget and insert it. Finally, use the Template drop-down to choose the design you’d like to use.

New Header Layouts for Unwind

Unwind is our beautiful blogging and WooCommerce theme, perfect for creators of all types. Version 1.0.8 added three new header layouts. These new header layouts make Unwind even more flexible, each offering a unique look and feel.

If you’re already using Unwind you’ll find the header layouts at AppearanceCustomizeTheme SettingsHeaderHeader Design.

Let’s take a look.

Flexible Video Content with Focus

Focus is our video orientated theme and with version 1.3.1 we’re bringing you some exciting improvements and new features. Thanks to everyone who have given feedback and suggestions, we hope you like the changes.

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.

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.