Malachi Theme Launch

We’ve got a lot of themes in the works at Mint Themes HQ and the Malachi theme is our newest WordPress theme released for churches. With this theme we really wanted to get inside the heads of a person running a church media website and give it everything we could think it would need to help give a church the ability to do media on their website.

Malachi Features

Sometimes posting videos, sermons, or photos can be a huge chore for website owners so we wanted to try and take most of the pain out of the process. We added a slick video slider to the home page which can feature any frame-based embed codes (Vimeo recommended but Youtube will also work). And for videos there is also a custom post type with custom page templates built for displaying videos in an organized and attractive way. Once you learn the custom post type system (if you don’t already), this will make posting videos an absolute breeze. The same goes for photos, sermons, and news.

As always, we have included Podcasting as a built-in option for sermons so people can easily keep up with your messages. Online streaming is also included along side 1 click sermon downloads – which make it simple for your users to download audio files.

The Malachi theme is everything a church website needs to be media-friendly in a snap.

Design Teaser: DJ WordPress Theme Preview

*Update* The DJ WordPress theme called “Slipmat” has been released. Check it out.

We are currently working on a ton of different theme designs but we wanted to take some time out from Photoshop design to write a quick blog post to show you an upcoming theme design, Made for DJ’s this WordPress theme will come packed full of features specifically for DJ’s.

Were excited to see how it turns out and how popular it may become! What do you think?

New DJ WordPress Theme

Important update with TimThumb script.

Yesterday we were informed about a security issue with a script called Tim Thumb, this script resizes the image files so they sit correctly within the theme design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We utilize this script in all of our themes. Please update your theme with the latest version or copy the code from this page and paste it into your thumb.php file which is inside of wp-content/themes/”Theme Name”

If you experience any issues updating the script or your theme please post a message in our support forum and we’ll help you from there.

Ezekiel Theme Launch

We’ve just launched a brand new theme geared for churches called “Ezekiel“. We’ve designed and coded it with very specific features for churches.

Home-page Elegance:

The Ezekiel theme comes with a great looking home page. We have designed it with the idea of it being a full featured website rather than a WordPress blog. The home page features an image slider powered by javascript and customizable images for custom links. There is also an “I’m new here” button for first time visitors so you can connect specially with them.

Sermons and Multimedia:

Ezekiel marks the first time we have included streaming sermons as well as a built in podcasting system that is easy as pie to set up. You just need to add new sermons and the podcast is auto-generated. Your users can also stream them right on the site in a convenient pop-up window so they can continue browsing without the stream stopping. This is functionality we plan to add to all of our themes from now on – and will also be updating the Moses theme to include podcasting as well. So if you have the Moses theme don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about adding these cool new features! Stay tuned to the blog here for updates.

The idea with the Ezekiel theme (as with all of our themes) is to have as little setup as possible and be up and running quickly. We also have harnessed the power of WordPress in some new and creative ways to make your life easier and your website more effective. We can’t wait to see what you will do with it! Check it out here.

Two New Theme Design Teasers

We have been busy with theme releases and updating our WordPress options panel and upgrading adding features to older themes but we still have time to keep designing new themes. We plan to release 4 more church themes and then we plan to release at least 6 new musician/band WordPress themes in 2011. After that we plan to release more general generic themes for businesses, photographers, bloggers and much more.

If you have any ideas for theme designs or niches you think that might be successful let us know in the comments. Were always interested in what our customers want, We want to serve you and provide something different in the WordPress theme market.

Here’s two sneak peeks of two of the Church themes we are planning to release in June/July.

 

Ezekiel Theme – Coming Soon

(Update) #1 The Ezekiel theme has now been released, You can see the theme demo and features list here

Hey all – if you have been waiting for the newest theme from us we have good news: it is nearly ready for launch! It is called “Ezekiel” and it will be geared towards church websites. We have been beta testing it and are working out any problems you might run in to. We want to make sure that it is super easy and powerful at the same time. So stay tuned cause we’ll be adding it to the list of themes very soon.

Here’s a screen shot of what the theme looks like.

Tutorial: Correctly setting up Permalinks

So what are Permalinks I hear a few of you say? Well its the link that is displayed in the browser bar, It can either be pretty for example http://www.mintthemes.com/pretty-url or something not so pretty like http://www.mintthemes.com/?p=4343834 which isn’t great for visitors as its not memorable and doesn’t tell the visitor what content is shown on the page or search engines.

We would recommend setting up your Mint Themes WordPress Permalinks the following way.

1. Log into you’re WordPress backend usually www.domain.com/wp-admin
2. Go to the Settings tab in the WordPress backend and then click on “Permalinks”
3. You will see a field called “Custom Structure” delete what is in the box if there currently is anything.
4. Type the following into the box: /%postname%/
5. Click “Save Changes”

This will now allow your URL’s to be pretty and much more memorable for visitors, below is a screen shot of how it should look.

We have been getting this question quite a lot on the Support Forums so thought we should write a small tutorial to help our customers.

New Theme: Sneak Peek

We have been busy designing 4 new e-commerce themes for WordPress and Cart66. Were really excited for these unique looking themes, Our goal is to produce some of the best e-commerce themes for WordPress you have ever seen.

Here’s a sneak peek at one of them, We will keep posting updates and sneak peeks over the next coming weeks so check back often!

Mint Themes Launch!

We are excited to announce that we are launching a new, high quality collection of WordPress themes called “Mint Themes”. We have been working hard in the lab putting together themes built for specific purposes like Churches, Bands, and Businesses. They are built to give you a head start on building your next project.

The Themes.

The designs are professional and pixel-perfect and the functionality is powerful but also easy to use. We are also here to offer support for getting the theme set up the way it’s supposed to be so if you run into trouble you can always give us a shout. We are always building and upgrading these themes and all updates come free forever with each theme.

The Cost.

Each theme costs $79 and you get the full PSD (PhotoShop File) with it. This way you can customize the theme quickly and easily. You also get full support with getting the theme set up the way it was meant to be.

Who We Are.

We are professional designers and coders with tons of web-creation and WordPress experience. After years of client and freelance web work, we (Adam and Phil) have combined forces to start creating the next generation of themes for WordPress and plan on offering the absolute best, most useful, and great looking themes on the market for a long time to come.