Since the release of Themify v7 Beta, many users asked about the official v7 release. Today we have good news, the v7 is close to final. We are just finishing off the minor issues and doing final testing on our demos. Having said that, we have the final v7 beta version available. We would like to invite you to test out the final beta and let us know if you spot any issues. If everything goes well, the final v7 should be released in 2 weeks.
Download v7 Beta and Install
Download themify-beta.zip (don't extract the zip file). NOTE: If you previously have Themify Beta theme installed, you can use the Themify Updater to update it to latest version without having to reinstall it.
With any of your test/dev WordPress sites (please don't install Beta version on live sites): go to Appearance > Themes, click "Add New" > click "Upload Theme", then upload the themify-beta.zip and activate the theme. If you already have Themify Beta installed previously, you can use Themify Updater plugin to auto update (you should see the update notification on the admin area if you have Themify Updater activated).
NOTE: The Beta version doesn't work with the current Builder addons and Builder Pro. Please deactivate them prior to testing the Beta version.
Since Google has officially made page speed and user experience as a ranking factor in search engine results page (SERP), having a fast loading site is very crucial as part of your SEO tactics. If you want to rank higher than your competitors on Google search, it is time to pay attention to your site's pagespeed!
Aside from the SEO purpose, pagespeed can also affect user engagement and conversion. No one wants to see a slow site. Reports show that slow load time can reduce conversion and increase bounce rates. In other words, if your site is slow then your visitors and customers are more likely to exit your site and move on to your competitors' sites.
After 12 years, we are proud and grateful to be holding strong. Big thanks to our team who is staying strong with us and the users who are supporting us. To celebrate our 12th anniversary, we are offering a 40% discount off all regular memberships or $75 off Lifetime Club. The promotion applies to new signups and renewals. It is the best time to join Themify now at a massively discounted price.
We might seem quiet lately, but we are actually working very hard on a major framework update. It is so BIG that we had to skip a version. We've jumped from version 5 to 7. The reason we skipped a version is because we don't recommend downgrading your Themify themes after upgrading to v7. For this reason, we are releasing a beta version so you can try it before updating your themes.
The last v5 update focused on the frontend performance and we are happy to see many of our users' sites getting A+ score on Google Pagespeed Insights. In this v7 update, we re-coded a lot of components in the backend to optimize the framework and Builder's performance. Another significant change in v7 is the Builder row grid. We've changed the Builder row to use CSS grid in replacement of flexbox in the old version. Using the CSS grid gives more layout possibilities such as adding unlimited columns, column reordering, and creating tiled grids.
The Beta theme is based on Ultra using the latest v7 framework. Please help us test it on your staging/development sites (do not use it on any live site). As a friendly reminder, the Beta theme doesn't work with any of the current Builder addons and Builder Pro yet (please disable them prior to your test). Have fun with the beta version and let us know what you find.
We're busy keeping the skin production rolling. This month we have the new Bakery skin. The Bakery skin is catered to cookie and bakery shops. It comes with WooCommerce integration which allows you to sell bakery online. You can use either Ultra, Shoppe, or Builder Pro to import the demo to your site instantly, then you just need to swap the text and images. We are offering a sale along with the freshly baked new skin. Take a 30% discount off all regular memberships or $50 off Lifetime Club if you sign up before July 27, 2022.
Again the Bakery skin gets an A+ score on Google Pagespeed Insights without using any additional cache and CDN tools.
The previous Resume skin was very well received. Today we are releasing another skin for freelancers, artists, and designers. The design of the artist skin is very clean and minimal, which is perfect for showcasing and selling your arts. You can import the Artist demo quickly using the demo importer with either Ultra, Shoppe, or Builder Pro. Along with this release, we are offering a 30% discount off all regular memberships or $50 off Lifetime Club (sale expires June 30, 2022).