We are proud to be able to finally announce the release of OverStrap, our lightweight ready to use child themes. These themes can be used on there own as a base for your WordPress website or to speed up the development of a new theme.
Behind the scenes we have been working away trying to solve the problems faced by WordPress developers every day. After running surveys on thousands of developers who downloaded UnderStrap (3k+ over 10 weeks) we found some of the pain points and set out to solve them.
It turns out a lot of you are trying to build fast WordPress sites, starting with very little and adding as you need to. This is in contrast to the traditional method of buying a big bulky premium theme (like the ones we list here) and then cutting away what you don’t need. The premium theme route seems to be difficult and you can never quite get rid of everything you use.
So we created the OverStrap child theme pack, good enough to use on there own or as a way of shaving off countless hours on your next project. We have created a set of premium looking themes that aren’t bogged down with pointless features and weight, great for SEO.
In the pack you get 5 different child themes that work on top of UnderStrap as the parent theme. They follow the same idea as UnderStrap, fast loading and simple with a clean design.
The themes also boast a powerful options framework built into the WordPress Customizer panel in the back end for non coders to edit their site.
The themes in the pack so far include:
The most simple and versatile of the bunch is the blog template. This one includes an optional slider that runs from the normal WordPress post system, set featured images on the posts and it gets pulled in. View screenshots and demos.
Show off pictures of previous jobs or whatever it is you are proud of with the Portfolio theme. The portfolio is driven by a free WordPress plugin with setup instructions in the readme.txt file. View screenshots and demos.
Show off your business with the corporate theme, this one has a built in Contact Form 7 for lead generation on the home page. The form can be switched off if needed. View screenshots and demos.
Countdown to an event using the Event theme. View screenshots and demos.
Got a SaaS or digital product to show off? Tech is a great way to display it in a modern fast loading fashion. View screenshots and demos.
We see the 5 themes as the starting point for OverStrap.
We plan on adding many more theme styles for developers to use in there projects. A WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads child theme will be developed in the near future so that WordPress theme builders can create some amazing e-commerce solutions that are both Bootstrap and fast loading.
A collection of plugins are also on the horizon with some of the most popular ones being prioritised. UnderStrap website owners often complain of popular plugins slowing down the website they have spent many hours trimming down.
The current buying instructions can be found on the OverStrap hub page.
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