Enfold reimagined – Version 4.0

If Enfold were a new theme and we were to release it in 2017, that’s probably what it would look like

Everything in this release was geared toward the question: If we would release a new theme today, how would it look like and how would it behave? More detailed:

  • Would we build the site with a frontend editor or still use a backend editor?
  • How would it look like?
  • Would we need another slew of elements for the builder or are we fine with what we got?
  • What about the design of existing elements?
  • Which demos would we need?

First of all, I think a lot of the decisions and assumptions on how a theme should work that we made back when we built Enfold are still valid. And I think a lot of our customers agree with us, since Enfold is still the best rated top seller on Themeforest with an astonishing rating of 4.85 out of 5. If you think about it, thats quite insane. Our rating gets worse if someone rates the theme with 4 stars; yet 4 stars is already considered an excellent rating :)

But there are always things to improve so here here are a few explanations, thoughts and conclusions for those questions above, and what we plan to do in the future:

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Enfold 3.8: Medical + Creative Studio Demo, new menu options, new backend, slanted sections

Enfold 3.8 comes with 2 new gorgeous demos, new features and improved backend usability

After our recent “no-thrills” Bugfix release it was time to add some new demos and features once again. This time we got 2 new demos. One of them – the Medical Demo – shows how you can achieve a unique look by applying negative top margins on your columns (which makes them overlap the section before) and a custom icon set.

The Creative Studio Demo is a one page demo that shows the 2 new main features of this release: the slanted section borders and the burger menu.

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Enfold 3.7: Compatibility, API and Bugfix release

An update that keeps your site running with all the latest external tools

During this summer we are going to split our big release into 2 smaller ones. The first one, Enfold 3.7 which we released this weekend is a bugfix and compatibility release. A no-thrills release when it comes to features but we figured it is necessary right now to ensure Enfold is running smoothly during the next months to come :)

The 3.8 release which is currently on its way will add those new beloved demos and features.

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Enfold 3.6: Gym + Fitness App and Health Coach Demo

The demos of Enfold 3.6 focus on the healthy side of life

We thought it would be fun to create a few demos based on a common theme, so with this update we are introducing a very bold Gym demo, a friendly Health Coach demo and a one page Mobile (Fitness) App Demo.

As always we have tried to bring something unique to each of those demos. The cool thing is, that at this point, there is often not much needed in terms of additional features… just some imagination.

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How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media and Start Dominating

Since we reached 10.000 Facebook likes recently we wanted to share a few tricks on how to get a good amount of social media followers

For such an omnipresent part of our modern lives, it’s easy to forget how recent the phenomenon of social media actually is.

In little more than a decade, it’s gone from being the preserve of early adopter tweens to the sea the online world swims in and a part of the overall marketing mix that no business can afford to ignore.

Making the most of social media as a business owner can be a tricky affair however and demands discipline and a structured approach. – Read more –

WordPress Developers: Your Complete Guide to Conquering CSS in 2016

CSS can be a divisive technology…

For some, it’s a wonderfully flexible presentational technology that they love bending to their will.

For others, it’s a near incomprehensible series of fractal layout hacks that make accomplishing something as simple as vertically centering an element a cause for celebration.

Like it or loath it as a developer though, there’s no getting around CSS when it comes to making sure your site looks as ship-shape as possible for your users. – Read more –