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We Are Pixel8 Releases Periodic, a Premium WordPress Magazine Theme

Posted by Erik Ford

20 Dec 2010 — 3 Comments

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Periodic Screenshot

We are happy to announce the release of Periodic, our first premium WordPress Theme. Periodic is a custom built theme suited for online magazines, news portals and large blogs. The simple, clean elegant interface is meant to be a perfect backdrop to your content. The theme is ready to start working, out of the box, with a multitude of theme options, custom widgets and shortcodes to help you personalize your environment.

The impetus behind Periodic

We have been toying with the concept of Periodic for nearly a year but were never afforded the proper time to dedicate to the project. After “vidagirl Magazine®” closed their doors earlier this year, the topic of conversation was ramped up significantly. We knew we developed a strong WordPress framework with the vidagirl custom theme and this would provide us with developmental jump start on the project.

So we looked at the old development concepts created for the vidagirl theme and started making decisions about what would work and what was appropriate for Periodic. vidagirl was first built for WordPress 2.7, so many of its functionality was deprecated and outdated. Periodic needed to show the muscle and extensibility of WordPress 3+. We knew custom menus, featured thumbnail images, custom widgets and an administrative panel were a must.

We also wanted to afford potential customers the ability to publish video posts using their YouTube hosted videos and elected to take this concept one step further by using the powerful jQuery plug in, Fancybox, to serve up videos anywhere you see the “play” button.

The design was to be uncluttered, modern and sleek. The color palette would consist of no more than 3 colors (you have 6 different color schemes to choose from) and the customer would be the decision maker regarding what functions of Periodic suited their needs. And, after a few weeks of throwing out design concept after design concept, we arrived at Periodic v1.

Periodic Home Page Screenshot

Periodic Theme Features

Periodic is packed with many of the features WordPress users are looking for in a custom theme. Aside from the WordPress 3+ custom menus, featured image thumbnail support, YouTube video posting and a powerful admin, Periodic sports 6 widget areas, 9 custom shortcodes, threaded comments, comment and author avatars and an author archive, just to name a few. For a full listing of Periodic’s features, please read About Periodic in the Periodic demo.

Purchase Periodic for $35

You can purchase Periodic today, for $35, from ThemeForest and be up and running in a matter of minutes. Periodic comes with regular free updates for all valid customers and we are always open to suggestions and feedback, from customers, on how we can further improve the theme.

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About Erik Ford

Erik Ford is the co-owner of and lead designer/developer at We Are Pixel8, a boutique design and marketing agency located in Los Angeles and New York. Besides being an all around design nerd and proud father, Erik is a rabid NY "Football" Giants fan and an ex music biz exec.

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3 Comments

  1. Hank Pym

    This theme has been a lifesaver. Looking forward to your future releases.

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    • Erik Ford

      Testing another author reply to make sure it is styled with the author icon. Always reply from within the dashboard area or else the author class will not be applied to the comment.

      Reply

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