This week on ThemeBeans: Oct 17-21

Every week, I’m publishing a bit of what we’ve been up to at ThemeBeans, what I’ve personally learned, and how I plan on continuing to make ThemeBeans the best WordPress theme shop around. Cheers!

Theme Updates

This week I’ve published updates for six different themes. Designer was pushed to version 1.3.2 with a few fixes needed since the big framework update the previous week. Blooog and Bricks both received substantial maintenance updates, with general WordPress compatibility improvements.

York Pro and Charmed Pro both received a new Customizer option to set the Photoswipe lightbox color scheme (light or dark). It’s been one of the most requested features we recieve for our portfolio WordPress themes, so we’re exceptionally proud to finally launch it. This week we’ll be looking to add that same functionality to Snazzy.

Emma also received a minor update, fixing a trivial Google fonts compatibility issue.

Another Awesome Week of Support

This week we’ve answered 47 support tickets, received 6 support ratings, again of which all were rated “Great”. There was an influx of support this week due to a surge of theme sales over the last two weeks.

More Updates on our Upcoming Theme

We’ve finished the basic framework of the theme and have decided to integrate WooCommerce, with custom Beaver Builder page-builder modules into the upcoming WordPress theme. We’ve done WooCommerce support before, but this theme has challenged us at a whole different level.

We’re not just supporting WooCommerce. We’re really diving in and creating a seamless eCommerce WordPress theme with an emphasis on conversion tactics, based on our own eCommerce experience. It’s definitely the first of it’s kind among our theme catalogue.

As far as page builders go, we’ve found that Beaver Builder is the best suited builder around. We’ve never really been down this route as well, but there’s always room for experimenting!

Whew! It’s been a solid week!

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