GPL and WordPress Admirers Got Easy and Intuitive Templates

March 16, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Brooklyn, New York, March 16, 2016 - TemplateMonster has launched a new category of professional web design templates for bloggers — GPL WordPress Themes. WildRide and Blogetti are the first templates made under GNU GPL v3.0 license. They are fast and lightweight. Tests made with Google Speed Insights ranked these templates with 86/100 and 87/100 points respectively.

"WordPress is used by 59.2% of all CMS-based websites. This is 26.1% of all websites on the Internet", says Demetrio Fortman, the COO at TemplateMonster. As a spokesperson for TemplateMonster noted, the company has made more than 1500 WordPress templates since 2012 and has contributed to the community. "For that purpose, we have created the open-source Cherry Framework and licensed it under the GNU GPL. As of today, more than 55,000 websites use this framework. Besides, we have received many requests for new WordPress themes. This is why we have decided to start a new product line.

WildRide and Blogetti were designed in accordance with the best practices and guidelines from Crafted for performance, ease of use, and flexibility, they are include:
  • Twitter Bootstrap Framework
  • Live WP Customizer
  • SEO-friendly features
  • Live 24/7 support
  • Well-documented and clean HTML5/CSS3 code
  • Google fonts.

  • "These templates have been coded by geeks for humans. While working on these templates, we strived to make it easy for designers to create custom UIs and for bloggers to use it on their websites. They've provided us with tons of feedback. We are excited about it as our R&D department implemented the latest web design and web-development trends into our products", noted spokesperson.

    GNU GPL v3.0 licensing (from Wikipedia article)
    The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users (individuals, organizations, companies) the freedoms to run, study, share (copy), and modify the software. Software that allows these rights is called free software and, if the software is copylefted, requires those rights to be retained.

    Technical Details:
    The installation process is easy and intuitive. In order to install a theme, a user needs to upload the archive with a chosen theme in WordPress Dashboard>Appearance>Themes>Add New. More details are available in the documentation provided for the theme.

    The WordPress Customizer used in these templates is a huge time saver. All changes can be made on the fly and displayed immediately, without reloading the page.

    The themes are compatible with a number of popular plugins including WPML, bbPress, BuddyPress, Сontact Form 7, WooCommerce, MailChimp, TablePress, All In One Seo Pack, W3 Total Cache, Google Analytics Dashboard, Google XML Sitemaps, Cherry Sidebar Manager, WP SpamShield, All-In-One Event Calendar, Really Simple Captcha, Gravityforms, Nextgen Gallery, and WP Pagenavi.

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