With all of the added features and functionality that has been tacked onto premium WordPress themes in the past few years, many companies are putting in plenty of overtime and ensuring releases contain the latest innovations along with bug fixes. MyThemeShop, which offers a variety of niche and blogging downloads in its premium catalog, has recently updated its popular “Report” theme to Version 1.1; addressing many support issues in the process.
While some firms have dedicated resources to re-coding a framework that is capable of handling all templates; thus making it easier to provide perpetual updates, MyThemeShop is individually enhancing its products. The Report WordPress Theme Version 1.1 includes 20 extra background patterns, a color change of the default logo, plus an improved options panel for controlling data via the back-end without having to manipulate code.
Report Version 1.1
Current MyThemeShop premium members will be able to upgrade to the newest version in a few simple steps, while those who are just now signing up will be able to download Version 1.1 by default. HTML pre-fetching was written into the code by the firm’s developers in order to facilitate faster loading speeds, while a change has been made to allow webmasters to updated a logo image of any size without having to worry about going into the Editor.
The Pinterest button has been replaced with a counter, and new column shortcodes are responsive on small screens. There is a customized Tag widget along with a re-make of the Calendar widget that will go a long way toward making the sidebar and footer regions visually attractive on websites. A handful of Search Engine Optimization improvements have been added, as well as design fixes and code re-writing for better overall performance.
More About The Report Theme
The Report WordPress theme is designed specifically for busy news websites that use WordPress, and features a “live ticker” module at the very top of the homepage that can be used to publish breaking news in a manner that catches the reader’s eye. Just below the ticker is a section for your site’s logo along with an advertisement banner for sponsors that will allow your company to generate revenue.
Report has a traditional top navigation bar with drop down menus for sub-categories. Below that, there is a featured content slider that can automatically rotate your stories while at the same time providing a title, image, and text excerpt. Visitors can simply click anywhere on the actual featured image (or the title) to go through to the full post. Content can be manually toggled via the circular icons near the bottom of the slider.
Homepage regions for main and secondary news feeds ensures that your news site has plenty of room to publish all relevant stories without giving the appearance of being crowded. This is achieved via Report’s grid-style layout that organizes posts and provides ample room for separate feeds on the front page.
Categorized news content can be posted on separate pages; allowing readers to go directly to a topic of interest, plus there are widgetized regions for social media feeds, recent posts, photo galleries, comments, advertisements, and more.
MyThemeShop Membership Plans
MyThemeShop has several free themes in its official catalog that can be downloaded and utilized at the website owner’s discretion without any obligation. There are also two premium package plans. The first is an all-inclusive membership that will grant full access to the present catalog along with three new themes each month for a $99 sign-up fee and $9 recurrently monthly payment.
Those who would like to simply purchase a single download can do so by paying a $35 single license fee, which includes full access to one premium theme, layered PSD files, forum access, and documentation.