It seems like forever since we’ve been in touch and unless you’ve been watching closely (or chatted with us in support), you likely haven’t heard much from us, so we wanted to let you know what we’ve been working on and what’s coming down the pike.
One thing we’ve always disliked about the WordPress economy is the feeling of being nickel-and-dimed every time we needed a premium feature provided by yet another add-on. It’s one reason our licensing system centered around the AudioTheme plugin, but in many ways it limited us.
Eventually it came time to rethink our approach and figure out how we could pack value into each purchase without breaking your bank or nickel-and-diming you into the fetal position, while remaining sustainable as a business.
To accomplish that, we decided to reduce the price of our self-hosted themes to a standard $69 and made plans to introduce a bundle late last year.
Footer credits—also known as footer text—refers to the text shown at the bottom of a website. Changing this text in WordPress themes is a common task and is the focus of this article.
In most cases, a site’s footer credits display a copyright symbol, the current year, and the name of the site. In WordPress themes, it’s a common practice to display a link to the theme being used along with the name of the creator. Keeping these links in your WordPress theme can be valuable for the creator and is a good way to support their efforts and business.
Let’s look at two methods for customizing the footer credits in your WordPress theme.
If you don’t read changelogs, you probably didn’t notice we rolled out a major new feature in all of our themes last week. We’re happy to announce most of our existing themes and all future themes will have native support for custom fonts!
We’re often asked if renewing the AudioTheme license is necessary to keep websites built with our products running year after year. While the answer is no, you can continue to use your site without renewing, we’ve put together a list of reasons why renewing may be worth your while.
The AudioTheme Framework plugin is designed to work out of the box without needing any configuration. However, we understand that some minor customizations and tweaks might be required to fit with a particular musician’s style or genre. In this post, we’ll cover some of the customizations we’re most frequently asked about.
We recently released a new theme that features a cool duotone effect to make header images standout in the demo. Even cooler than the effect is how easy it is to achieve with gradient maps in Photoshop.
If you’ve visited AudioTheme within the past couple of weeks you probably noticed we got a fresh coat of paint. If you’re new here, you might be wondering, “What exactly is AudioTheme?” That’s a good a question.
On one hand, it’s our company name. We sell audio-centric WordPress themes for people who make music (musicians, songwriters, bands, etc.). Our themes include functionality to manage discographies, gigs, venues, and video libraries. Powering all of those features, to make them portable from one theme to another, is a plugin we built — also called AudioTheme.
It’s no secret that we’re not huge fans of sliders, which is why we don’t typically add them to our themes. There are numerous documented pitfalls, but we’re not here to limit what you can do.
In fact, we try to make our themes as easy to work with as possible, and that includes extending them. We enjoy seeing people customize our work and some of our favorite sites are the ones people have made their own.
We receive regular support requests from customers who want to replace the hero image in Promenade with a slider. Our typical response is that it is possible, but requires customization via a child theme or functionality plugin.
However, we understand not everyone is comfortable jumping into code.
We recently had the opportunity to chat with Virginia-bred and Rhode Island-based singer/songwriter Pat McGee. Pat’s latest album is his 10th effort, and includes tracks with studio legends Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar, Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kortchmar, and Jeff Pevar.
In addition to the studio details, Pat also discussed how he crowdfunded the album, his yearly self-hosted music festival, what he likes most about his AudioTheme website, and his best advice for musicians trying to make a name for themselves.