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Say Hello to the Themes Addon

by Thomas Griffin on February 6, 2013
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I’ve been hard at work on another Addon, and today is the day that I finally get to release it: the Themes Addon.

The Themes Addon gives you the ability to select a pre-made theme for the slider to enhance its design appearance. This Addon had been in the works for a while, but I never could settle on a good starting point for a theme. Some crucial elements for me were that the theme continue to be responsive and retina ready all while looking good.

I believe the first theme, Metro, accomplishes this. It gives you some good modern control design and effects while still being both responsive and retina ready. Take a look at the example below:

Right now Metro is the only theme offered in the Themes Addon, but I already have two other themes in the works. It takes a lot of time, patience and revisions to ensure that themes are crafted in a way so that they don’t clash with other slider themes, look good on retina devices and present images/content in a compelling and conversion-oriented fashion.

Remember, Addons are only available to developer license holders. If you are already a single license holder, you can upgrade directly from your Member’s Area dashboard.

I hope you enjoy the new Addon, and definitely look out for updates to it as new themes are coming down the pipe soon!

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    Chris Harrison

    February 6, 2013

    This is a fantastic addition! Will there be a way for developers to create their own Themes for it?

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      griffinjt

      February 6, 2013

      Yes! Now that the first theme is out, I am working on some information on how people can create their own themes for the Addon and integrate them in. 🙂

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        Chris Harrison

        February 6, 2013

        Great to hear. You continually amaze me. I appreciate everything you’ve done with this plugin so far.

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          griffinjt

          February 6, 2013

          Thanks Chris – I really appreciate it!!

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          Remkus

          February 6, 2013

          What Chris said.

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            griffinjt

            February 6, 2013

            Haha thanks!! 😀

    John Saddington

    February 6, 2013

    not a crazy big deal, but did you test for feed compatibility? i see this in RSS: http://i.john.do/MiLb

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      griffinjt

      February 6, 2013

      Thanks for the notice John! It’s been brought to my attention before, but I had never seen a screenshot, so I’ll work on a patch for it in the next minor release. Shouldn’t be too hard at all. 😉

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    John Sundberg

    February 6, 2013

    Excellent!!

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    Michael Mahoney

    February 6, 2013

    Man, you are rockin’ it. Really exciting stuff.

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      griffinjt

      February 6, 2013

      Thanks man I appreciate it! 🙂

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    Blaine Fallis

    February 6, 2013

    great timing. Something I was hoping for and boom there it is. Metro will hopefully go perfectly with a home renovation site I’m doing. I’d like to know how to use soliloquy sliders to sub in for the home page slider in a given wordpress theme… might involve re-working the home.php page I suppose.

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      griffinjt

      February 6, 2013

      Blaine – that’s exactly what you would need to do. Soliloquy has template tags so that you can easily insert them into your template files. You can also query sliders by ID or slug within the template tag, whichever you prefer. 🙂

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    Elisa

    February 6, 2013

    Oh my client is SO happy! Just signed up for your rss so I could know about changes/addons earlier. Thanks Thomas!

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      griffinjt

      February 6, 2013

      Excellent!! 🙂

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