On Friday a new update to the premium wordpress theme, Standard Theme 3 was released. The new update adds some incredible features and improves some of the basic functionality. Standard has been optimized for SEO, has more tools in the publisher's toolbox, and has a responsive theme, which means it will adapt the content to look outstanding whether you are on the computer, a phone, or a tablet.
Here are a few of the official features:
9. Activity Tabs
The Activity Tabs widget is a brand new widget designed and developed for Standard 3. It will allow you to display your most recent posts, most commented posts, most recent comments, and most used tags. This will display as a tabbed widget with whatever configuration / combination you desire.
10. Social Influence Widget
We have completely re-written the Follower Count widget, rebranded it the Social Influence Widget, and have introduced the ability to incorporate your Facebook fan page. We also provide support for displaying the sum of your influence, individual influence numbers, or both. We built in native caching and the strongest failsafe mechanisms we have ever written, so influence counts / numbers will no longer unpredictably crash to zero when a third party API fails. Yay!
11. Take Site Offline
We added a feature to make it easy for you to take your site offline, but still be able to login, make content or customization changes, and see them in action. When your site is offline it look normal for you, but visitors are greeted with a message that you configure.
This is excellent for doing site maintenance or for hiding the site during pre-launch development.
Standard Theme is the best theme for blogs, and I'll be spending time this week transitioning my blog from the previous versions to version 3. If you are looking for a wordpress theme, buy this one.