Howdy! Today we are excited to share some good news with you! We just released another WordPress theme: Blink. After 2 months in the making, today Blink is available for sale here, at our own site.
We are quite excited and very proud about this product release, and we think it is our most elegant and solid work so far. If you have been following our releases, you might have noticed that lately we have focused on more simple, and easy to use themes, targeting users from the blogging niche. Doing this, we want people who want to start a blog on WordPress, to be able to get their hands on our themes and achieve great looking results and robust performance, with minimum effort. Blink is the essence of this.
More WordPress, Fewer Options
We really had a hard time to decide what options Blink should include and what not. Hence we took the decisions that were needed to deliver a great looking theme which is flexible, but does not overload the customizer with countless options. The only actual options are 4 options for the post grid layouts, typography options, and a couple of others that have to do with the single post pages.
Plug and Play
When we wrote the documentation for Blink, it was clear that there was not much to write about. If you know your way around the basics of WordPress, you a;ready know how to setup the theme in a matter of minutes. Select a Featured image, write your content, and you are ready to go. Switching from an old theme? If your old theme already has posts in it, then you better worry about the next subject you’ll blog about, instead of spending hours adjusting your content and options for switching to Blink.
Codestag co-founder and lead developer Ram (who is also a WordPress core contributor) managed to develop a theme with robust performance, developed by the best coding practices for WordPress. Browse around the demo and experience the speed and stability that the theme delivers.
Fueled with Jetpack!
If you were to spend a year on an island with a WordPress theme and a plugin, what plugin would that be? It’d better be Jetpack. A powerful plugin developed by WordPress, which adds significant features to your site. We took advantage of the power of jetpack and we provided support for several of it’s modules like:
- Contact Form
Blink does not have a built in contact page. Just use Jetpack to generate a contact form in a static page, add your contact details and you have a neat contact page for your readers. If you decide to switch themes in the future, keep Jetpack and take the contact page with you.
- Tilled galleries
Create great looking image galleries in your posts, by using the Tilled galleries module.
- Infinite Scolling
Don’t want traditional pagination for next/previous post pages? No problem, you can have an infinite scroll too!
- Custom CSS
If you want to add some styling customizations to blink, you can use the custom css module to enable the option to write down your custom css, and maintain those changes with each theme update.
The bottom line
We really enjoyed working on Blink and we are sure that you will love using it to build your blog on it. Let us know if you have any pre-sale questions by commenting to this post or sending us an email at hello[at]codestag.com
Thanks for your support, there are great things coming!