Although we have over 170 different themes for you to use in your sites, sometimes they don’t quite fit the bill: some are old, some lack functionality, and others are just plain ugly. We are planning to weed out some of the worse themes and remove them over the next few months to leave you with up-to-date, functional themes.
However, if you would like a little bit more flexibility, I would like to introduce a new series of themes based on the Upfront framework.
Upfront gives you a completely different way of building a site (more complex, but more flexible) as it works as a drag-n-drop page builder. Upfront allows you to:
- Upfront enables you to create full posts and pages, as you see them.
- As well as manage all of your posts, pages and media
- Without ever having to enter the WordPress Dashboard
- What you see is *really* what you get
|Scribe||An artisan portfolio theme with elegant typography, full-screen front page and classy long-form pages.|
|Fixer||A flat and vibrant business theme for selling your services and standing out from the crowd.|
|Spirit||A professionally crafted, high-end portfolio theme with a fresh, natural design inspired by stunning photography and clean, bold typography.|
|Panino||A friendly one-pager theme inspired by the delicious coffee, tasty food and familiar faces at your favorite cafe. Panino is the ideal theme to satisfy any craving.|
|Parrot||Showcase your app with Parrot, a flexible and no-nonsense business theme that makes light work of selling your new product.|
|Luke + Sara||Let your images speak for themselves with Luke + Sara, a contemporary photography theme for the discerning shutterbug.|
You may notice that these themes are not education-specific, but they provide a starting point for developing the look and feel of your site.
To access the Upfront themes, please email Marcus Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request access.
You will then find the Upfront-powered themes in the Appearance > Themes folder on the Dashboard. Once you have activated an Upfront theme, click the Upfront logo on the top toolbar to get started.
If you’ve created a site using Upfront, and decide to change to a non-Upfront theme, your content added in the front-end page editor will not be carried through. Please see the guide part 7 for more details.
- Upfront Guide Part 1: The Basics, theme colours and typography
- Upfront Guide Part 2: Structuring your site with regions
- Upfront Guide Part 3: Laying out your site with elements
- Upfront Guide Part 4: Tweaking elements with custom code
- Upfront Guide Part 5: Adding plugins and styling gravity forms
- Upfront Guide Part 6: Creating responsive websites
- Upfront Guide Part 7: Working with pages and posts