Album on WordPress.com

Album is now available on WordPress.com

Our music-ready theme, Album, is now available on WordPress.com. For anyone searching for your next band site, venue site, or just a neat way to showcase music, Album is a great option.

Album features a custom MP3 audio player which is persistent — it doesn’t skip a beat when browsing different pages — creating a seamless experience for your visitors. Easily manage your music, albums, blog, gigs, and shows with the power of the Album theme.

Get setup on WordPress.com with Album right here.

Balanced

Introducing Balanced

Balanced is a responsive, multi-purpose WordPress theme built with small businesses and freelance designers in mind. A light and clean design doesn’t distract visitors, makes browsing your site much easier, and allows your projects to shine. Balanced boasts a filtering portfolio layout, a looping homepage video option, and simple one-column page layouts for maximum readability.

Designed to elevate brands large and small, Balanced is the perfect template for small businesses, designers and savvy entrepreneurs.

Top 5 Stock Photo Sites

Top 5 Free Stock Photo Sites

Stock photography searching may be one of the most frustrating things ever. Finding good filler content for themes can also be incredibly difficult.

Here’s a killer list of our 5 favorite stock photo sites that are completely free to use.

How to guides for the Long Form Storybuilder

How To Guides for Our Long Form Storybuilder Plugin

If you are looking to build feature-rich, long format stories, check-out out our Long Form Storybuilder plugin for WordPress. We know that learning new plugins can be a bit overwhelming. So we’ve put together a few handy guides for using our new plugin with the help from our friends at WPKB.com.

This post covers written guides and video guides on using the Long Form Storybuilder plugin. These guides were prepared and written by WPKB and link to their articles on the subjects. Let’s get started and show you how to use our long format builder with ease.

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Flywheel introduces their Creative Toolbox

Are you looking for some great designer deals? Check out Flywheel’s new Creative Toolbox and unlock over $2,000 in free resources to help you build beautiful, fast secure sites on WordPress.

Get everything from a Get a free 3 month trial of InVision (one of our personal favorite prototyping, collaboration and workflow tools on the market) to a sweet Press75 discount. Check it out, unlock that discount, and we look forward to seeing you use a Press75 theme or plugin.

Unlock those discounts here. Or pick-up Flywheel hosting here.

Building the Long Form plugin

Building the Long Form Storybuilder

The idea for the Long Form Storybuilder came about as a way to develop a re-usable solution to the problem of user-created long-format content. Since long form content is, by its nature, media-rich and composed of relatively complex layouts, setting it up usually requires a good amount of development knowledge. We wanted to give users a way to create beautiful, engaging stories without having to worry about html or cumbersome shortcodes.

The beginning of a long road

Initially, our idea was to develop an entire custom solution that would live on WordPress’s front-end as a JavaScript app. However, as the development progressed, it became very clear that building and maintaining an entire custom JavaScript app was going to be difficult and cumbersome at best. On top of that, the entire interface started feeling very non-WordPress, which we realized was rather counter-intuitive when attempting to provide WordPress users an intuitive publishing platform.

The New Press75

Designing a New Press75

It’s been a little while since Press75.com has had a redesign, so we wanted to give everything a fresh polish, a new face, an exciting update, and a better experience for our users. We’re excited to introduce the all-new Press75.com.

We’ve worked hard on making everything easier to navigate and find on the new site. We’ve implemented larger theme screenshots and easier-to-read theme features. You will also notice that we’ve added a plugins page where you will find all of our plugins; current and future releases.

Introducing Wanderer

Introducing Wanderer

Wanderer is a beautiful, responsive, and easy-to-use WordPress blog theme built with style. It’s a perfect fit for bloggers, writers, photographers, and artists who need an effortless way to showcase articles. See it in action here.

Wanderer greets your visitors with a large full page cover photo of your featured article, that really makes an impact! Using a minimal one-column layout, visitors can scroll easily through your articles — from desktop to mobile. Make your articles your own by using our built-in column shortcodes, embed videos by simply pasting in your video url, and add taglines for the perfect introduction.