Weekly Roundup: Headway 3.0 and Child Themes, PageLines Store and Paris, ColorLabs and Busyness

The days are getting shorter and colder (at least for some of us) but the WordPress theme developers aren’t slowing down. If anything, they’re spending more time indoors chugging coffee and being more productive than ever. Here’s what we have observed this week. Pay close attention to the PageLines and Headway news bits which are tremendously significant.

All the Latest Jazz

  • release date for the much-anticipated Headway 3.0 has been announced: November 25 (Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving). The new version of this drag-and-drop framework will have a refreshed look, child theme capabilities (with contributions from Organic Themes, Press75 and Allure Themes) and a new visual editor.
  • Storefront Themes now sells a bundle that includes all of their WordPress themes (and a plugin). The cost is $149 and includes lifetime updates/support.
  • WPZOOM posted a teaser of an upcoming magazine-style WordPress theme on their Facebook page.
  • ColorLabs is always busy, as you will soon see… This week they shared a preview of Invitora, an event announcement/invitation theme.
  • The deal of the week from ColorLabs is 18 Themes for $49. It comes down to about $3 per theme (or buy one, get 17 free if you prefer). The expiration is Wednesday of next week.

Brand-new WordPress Themes

Infinity WordPress Theme

Infinity from Theme Trust

This portfolio theme from Theme Trust has a responsive design. If you go to the demo then downsize your browser window you’ll see the content shift and shrink. Give it a look on your phone to see the benefits. This WordPress theme is aimed at designers, illustrators, photographers and the likes. It can show images or videos.

$49 (Multiple Sites), Live Demo

Gridport WordPress Theme

Gridport from Storefront Themes

This theme, when combined with WP e-Commerce, turns WordPress into a responsive online shopping website. It has a modern, minimalist design that fills the full width of your screen and shrinks to fit on mobile devices. The homepage shows a grid of products, hence the name Gridport. Shoppers can add items to their cart then review their selections before checkout.

$49 (Multiple Sites), Live Demo

Progress WordPress Theme

Progress from Organized Themes

Progress is a responsive charity WordPress theme. The design is responsive, meaning it scales down automatically to fit nice and snug on mobile device screens (resize your browser on demo to see). This theme is particularly suitable for charity/non-profit organizations because of its donation features (fund-raising progress bar and donation button).

$45 (Multiple Sites), Live Demo

Grungexperience WordPress Theme

Grungexperience from ThemeForest

Grungexperience is a grunge-style WordPress theme with a crumpled paper background (by default). It is ideal for use by any website that wants an alternative look. The theme is flexible enough to be used for businesses as well as by freelancers who want to put a portfolio online. The portfolio templates include three layouts.

$30 (Single Site), Live Demo

Architectos WordPress Theme

Architectos from ThemeForest

Architectos is a full screen portfolio WordPress theme made for architects, designers, artists, photographers and anyone who wants a dramatic way to show their work online. This theme is unlike most other portfolio themes. There are multiple portfolio templates plus support for video embedding. There is a blog section that also has multiple layouts.

$35 (Single Site), Live Demo

Famous WordPress Theme

Famous from ThemeForest

At first glance this looks like a simple theme. It is simple only in design, however. Famous was designed to be minimalistic in appearance in order to give your portfolio items the spotlight. Ideal for freelancers and small design firms or photography studios, this WordPress theme has a custom post type and template that makes it easy to create a filterable, lightbox-enabled portfolio.

$30 (Single Site), Live Demo

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About Steven Gliebe

Steven is the founder of churchthemes.com and ChurchPage. His latest project is HostingReviews.io. He's been building websites since the 90's. You can follow him at stevengliebe.com and on Twitter.
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