After converting and releasing 4 of our popular Blogger templates into WordPress themes, I was getting a little burnt out. I love to code and I love all the cool feature I can incorporate in our WordPress themes, but I wasn’t actually designing, I was replicating exiting designs in a different format. So, when my husband encouraged me to take a little break from the conversions and work on a totally new design that’s been bubbling around in my brain, I took his advice.
And here is a sneak peak of our newest, soon-to-be-released theme: Jolie.
Jolie Theme Features
Jolie is a dramatic black and white theme with great typography and pops of color. In additions to all the great features of our existing WordPress themes, Jolie comes with some new features including:
- 4 slider styles or a magazine style featured layout to choose from
- A widget area below the slider/promo area
- MailChimp newsletter widget styled for the below slider/promo widget area and the footer widget area
- New, dramatic style About Me widget
- A new post carousel for recent posts
- Recent posts widget that can be placed in the below slider/promo widget area
- An image menu for the sidebar that can be used to link to any page. Makes a great Category Image menu!
- Styles for the most popular Jetpack widgets
As usual, all colors and fonts will be customizable and our easy-to-use Customizer settings stay very similar to past themes. And of course, it will include stunning Lookbook, Landing Pages and WooCommerce layouts.
Unlike past themes, Jolie will be a WordPress FIRST theme. I will eventually do a Blogger version, I just need to decide what slider option I want to use for it.
With the extra Feature Area layouts plus the new widget area below the slider/promo area, the number of possible Home page layouts is staggering. And all without having to fumble with a cumbersome page builder. Just pick your options in the Customizer and they appear, JUST LIKE MAGIC!
More Exciting News
If you can’t tell, I’m pretty darn excited about this new theme. And guess what! It gets even better. Because, we’re actually going to offer a version of this theme for free. That’s right, I said, a FREE WORDPRESS THEME.
When we release the premium version of the theme, we will also be releasing a free version, totally no strings attached. The Lite version will only have 1 slider option, no Google fonts integration, limited color options as well as fewer custom widgets. But it will still be AWESOME. You’ll be able to get your free version right here and eventually we also hope to have it added to the WordPress free theme repository but I’m not sure how long that process will take so we’ll start off offering it here first.