BootStart – a Bootstrap Theme Framework

The WordPress starter theme built on Twitter BootStrap.

BootStart – a Twitter Bootstrap theme – is an intentionally minimalistic yet feature-rich WordPress theme loaded with dozens of options to customize your site. It’s designed to be used as a starter theme or on a per-project basis. Unlike framework themes that include the entire kitchen sink of bloat, we’ve made BootStart lean and easy to to use.

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Responsive Layout

Using responsive design, BootStart seamlessly scales to fit browser windows, tablets, mobile phones (in landscape and portrait). Experiment with its many post and page layouts to see all the possibilities.

BootStart Framework

Call it a framework or a starter theme because it fits right in the middle – a balance between the must-have options and templates, and extensibility. We’re so confident in BootStart as a foundation for projects that we’re using it as a starting point for future Gabfire themes.

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Gabfire Widget Pack Plugin Now Available

The Gabfire Widget Pack plugin contains 12 useful widgets to extend your WordPress site. It is a FREE plugin that will work with any theme, not just a Gabfire theme.

What’s Inside the Gabfire Widget Pack?

The Gabfire Widget Pack contains 12 awesome widgets:

  • About Me
  • Archive Search
  • Flickr Images
  • Search
  • Social Icons
  • Post Tabs
  • Author Badge
  • Feedburner Email Subscribe
  • Related Posts
  • Social Sharing
  • Gabfire Text+ Widget
  • Random, Recent, or Popular Posts

For more details on each of the widgets, click here.

Why a Plugin?

There are several reasons why we released the Gabfire Widget Pack plugin. Here are a few:

1) Contribute to the WP Community – Some of our widgets are quite popular, and we received several emails asking for the code. So rather than limit them to only the Gabfire community, we decided to package our most common widgets into a plugin that could be used by the entire WordPress community.

2) Give End-User Control – Our themes are quite robust in features and options. We found that some users took advantage of the various widgets, however some did not. Therefore, in an effort to allow the end user to decide which widgets they wanted on their site, moving the widgets into a plugin made more sense. Now, you can decide which widget to enable or disable on your site, and users can take advantage of them on any theme.

3) Less is More – There are plenty of plugins and widgets available through WordPress. Depending on your needs, some may be relevant and useful, whereas some are just extra bloat on your site. By transferring the widgets into a free plugin, our themes are lighter out-of-the-box.

Where do I download plugin?

Similar to any other WordPress plugin, you can grab the Gabfire Widget Pack plugin from the WordPress Plugin repository. Try it out. If you like it, give it a rating on the repository to let more people know about it. If you have any questions related to it, feel free to post a comment below.

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Patterns – A Responsive WordPress Theme for Online Magazines

This is one responsive WordPress theme well worth the wait. You’ve heard us mention it within our community forums and now it’s ready for your next newspaper or magazine site.

This is no ordinary theme!

As always, we listened closely to our community and analyzed the most requested features. Even with our 5 years of newspaper design and development experience, it took our developer 2 months to perfect all (and there’s definitely a long list) the features of this theme. We’ll go into details further below, but rest assured you won’t find another theme that compares to the all new Patterns theme for WordPress.

Responsive WordPress Theme

Here’s the rundown of some noteworthy features inside the Patterns theme:

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Gabfire Themes and WPML Plugin Compatibility

Wondering about WPML plugin compatibility with Gabfire themes? Well rest assured, the fine folks over at WPML tested some of our themes and verified they are fully compatible with their awesome multilingual plugin. If you’re not already familiar with WPML, you should check out what they offer. In short, here’s what their plugin does:

WPML makes it easy to build multilingual sites and run them.
It’s powerful enough for corporate sites, yet simple for blogs.

With WPML you can translate pages, posts, custom types, taxonomy, menus and even the theme’s texts. Since many of our users are worldwide, this plugin is an excellent option for multilingual news sites and magazines. If you’re in the market for this, WPML should be at the top of the list. Now you have 1 more reason to do so with fully compatibility between Gabfire themes and WPML plugin.