Sorry if I’ve been a bit quite recently, I’ve been working hard on a massive update to the plugin hunt theme.. I want to tell you a little bit about the updates to the plugin hunt theme, including the cool new layout “grid child theme.
I’m really excited about this one. It’s brought the theme on massively, with a large focus on the author profile page….
I’m a big fan of this new layout.. it now lets you follow authors, see who follows them and see what they’ve updated as well as submitted (buy your copy here)
The other big news is that I’ve been working hard on a grid layout. I was going to include this as a separate theme, but I decided to include it for free in the main theme.
Plugin Hunt Grid
The Grid Child Theme supports embeddable content from the following websites (give them a try).
- YouTube Videos
- Kickstarter Projects
The theme will take a random URL which isn’t embeddable but it will inspect the URL and return any images that it finds (thanks Social Gallery image scanner). If it isn’t embeddable or it doesn’t find any images it will just assume the person is posting a normal link with description.
The plugin hunt package therefore gives you the ability to create ranking websites in a wide range of fields, some examples.
- The best videos on YouTube
- TED talks, voted by you
- The best Tweets from politics (pick any politician)
- Kick ass tunes from soundcloud
- Plus many many more from any of the services above.
The cool features of the grid theme is the awesome grid layout with images but it also supports much more, you can submit any type of link and it will embed that content into the pop out panel. I’ve focussed in the demo on soundcloud but there’s much more (read here: http://grid.pluginhunt.com/what-is-grid/) not to mention the fact that the links you paste in are inspected and images are populated, the title and the description is also filled in (to time).
The grid theme with all it’s cool content embedding is a huge addition to the project alone, let alone all the additions to the main theme – the theme is now worth at least $150 – but I have decided to keep the price at $79.99.
For $79.99 you therefore get:-
- The plugin hunt main theme (as shown here)
- The plugin hunt grid child theme (as shown here)
- The child theme