ImpressPages CMS, a new generation content management system, comes out as version 3.6 today with a Theme Marketplace as its main innovation. Theme Marketplace is an environment where ImpressPages themes can be downloaded by web designers and sold or distributed freely by developers from all around the world.
Below, details have been included about the Theme Marketplace as well as additional changes that can be found in ImpessPages CMS 3.6.
The repository of ImpressPages themes that can be browsed from within CMS. All themes may be previewed live without leaving the CMS.
Install any theme with a single mouse click. Theme Marketplace will have the automatic installation function, which will significantly simplify the installation of themes in a website. This will save time and the installation will not require specific knowledge.
Anyone can submit their own themes and share them for free or sell. It is up to the developer to decide how much he/she wants to contribute to ImpressPages for each sale. The contribution varies from 10 to 50 percent. Contribute your themes or find more information! http://market.impresspages.org/
The themes in use will be very simple to customize by changing colours, layout, fonts, and other parameters. ImpressPages team encourages the theme developers to take this aspect into account and to consider broad customization and adaptation to different websites options when creating design templates. Theme preview function will help to choose a theme.
ImpressPages has built an easy way to add options to your theme. Make your theme configurable by adding a few lines in theme configuration.
Now ImpressPages CMS has an integrated LESS compiler. Just create the code using LESS straight away with no setup costs. It makes CSS easier to understand and modify.
From now on it will be easier than ever to build a responsive theme on ImpressPages. Default content widget styles are now fully responsive and available in plain CSS and configurable LESS formats. The widgets automatically fill all available space.
Now you can put example content in your theme blocks. It makes the websites look nicer and highlight the best theme features while the user does not have content yet.
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A new default theme called Blank was introduced. New minimal and simplistic design, which has everything a representative website needs. It is a white, fresh, responsive, configurable theme that can be used straight away or used as a good example how to build your next gorgeous theme.
Homepage layout was added. Now the theme will feature two different layouts. The theme is now responsive and will be displayed correctly on multiple devices and browsers. Default theme supports HTML 5 standard. New minimal and more simplistic design was introduced, which has everything a representative website needs.
Alongside the Blank theme we provide a QuickStart theme. It is used to make starting building stuff on ImpressPages easier. It contains just the absolute minimum of code necessary for your theme to work.
LESS theme (https://github.com/impresspages/theme-LessSkeleton) based on HTML5 Boilerplate and meant to be used for creating your own themes. It is the best option for skilled designer to start its own theme as it has the skeleton of responsive, configurable theme, just no CSS styles. Take it and make your own theme.
In the next couple of months, ImpressPages Marketplace will see several significant improvements. It is planned to introduce the possibility to conveniently create and sell various plug-ins and add-ons and a more modern and convenient user interface, which will allow website administrators to manage their websites.
It is expected that by the end of the year, several hundred themes will be circulating in the Marketplace. This platform provides excellent opportunities for theme developers to earn. The work created once will be available for sale hundreds of times to users of the whole world. There already are many people who receive a substantial income by creating the content for ImpressPages content management system.
Theme Marketplace is the first part of the Marketplace developed by ImpressPages. It is planned to develop it further, and at the second stage, the opportunity to obtain different plug-ins will be introduced. More innovation is also planned for the future.
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