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Gridcraft: The Modern Fullscreen Grid & Portfolio for WordPress

Gridcraft is a fullscreen responsive WordPress theme for creatives, photographers, illustrators and designers. You can use it for other projects, of course, but we specifically created this one for folks that want to show off amazing images in a unique, more “horizontal” way.

Now with Revolution Slider 4 fully integrated! Use the most popular slider plugin ever as the background slider or within a standard post or page. Thanks for everyone that requested this!!! I also just updated Visual Composer, OptionTree, and other backend scripts to the latest available versions :) Read the changelog below for more details.

Built on the Mythology Engine, a brand new WP theme system that seeks to cut down the time it takes to launch a custom site exponentially.

Always loaded with the freshest, most stable version of Visual Composer!

The Best of the Features

The theme comes pre-packaged with tons of features that’ll make it just right for your project… here’s just a taste:

Skeleton Grid 2: Highly Customizable Post Modules

Customize everything from the grid layout, to the module sizes, what text shows up, the hover effects, custom post colors (or gradient hovers!), and lots lots more!

Mythology Background Slider

Create your own quick, responsive “background sliders” for any post, page, or template on the theme. Select from a variety of transition effects, navigation styles, captions, and lots more!

Visual Composer

Create your own custom layouts using over 30 different content modules ranging from image-sliders to text blocks to videos and maps. Visual Composer is the most popular visual editor available to WordPress and it’s bundled in the theme. Updates are be included for free with each theme-version update.

Try typing in the searchbar (in the sidebar or on the “tophat”). The Live Search feature allows users to instantly skim your site for relevant material without every loading another page.

Revolution Slider

The premiere slider plugin for WordPress – completely overhauled with a brand new, vastly improved user interface that blows the older versions of this plugin out of the water. The new Revolution Slider is, quite simply, the best slider we’ve ever had the priveledge of using. Updates are be included for free with each theme-version update.

HTML5 Fueled SEO

We re-wrote our entire theme-base from scratch to include the latest, most relevant HTML elements and tags to allow for the best possible search engine results.

Multi-Language Support

The entire theme has been fully internationalized and prepped for your language translation. Just follow the usual translation process and the theme will do the rest.

A Streamlined Workflow

This might be the first theme you encounter that actually advertises LESS features. We’ve pulled out every redundant, confusing, or buggy feature from our old theme framework and boiled down this theme to the least amount of complexity possible. Think of it as a Zen Garden in theme format.

1,000’s of Fonts

Use the integrated Google Fonts library to see instant Live-Previews of how your site looks with any font you want before you hit “Publish”. If Google Fonts aren’t enough, we integrate seamlessly with Typekit, Fonts.com, and other popular services.

Custom CSS & Script Injection

Got something custom that you want to drop in? Simple. Just drop them into our theme control panel and the theme will do the rest of the work for you.

Built with Ordinary People in Mind

Our goal is to deliver a theme that anyone can use & customize, without any need for 24/7 customer support or long-winded documentation manuals. You can import our theme demo content if you want a head start, but the theme has truly been designed to be answer any of your questions as you use it, so don’t fret if you don’t know how to code.

Built with Developers in Mind, too!

Our code is clean, organized, and well commented. Everything has it’s rightful place in this theme, and making advanced customizations to templates, stylesheets, and functions has never been easier.

Beyond Responsive

We were one of the first theme crews to dabble in ‘responsive design’ way back in the day… so we know a thing or two about how to do this properly. Fluid grids are used at larger breakpoints, and fixed widths are used on smaller devices to ensure ideal spacing. The type size shifts on smaller devices to be larger and easier to read, and images and other media are sandboxed to prevent anything from breaking the layout.

REM Typography & Layouts

The problem with Pixels are, they absolutely do-not-scale in Internet Explorer. Furthermore, with the onset of Responsive Web Design, having fonts that scale (in relation to the screen width) has become paramount. Percentages (%) and EM’s are better, but they’re tricky and compound. Still not an answer. A real solution? Use the REM. (Source – Greg Rickaby)

JetPack Infinite Scroll Ready

A pretty handy plugin if you plan on using our integrated blog template (or just using this theme as a standard WP blog, which we encourage!!!). Posts load as you scroll down the page. Fully customizable to perform as you need it to.

Nearly all of JetPack works well with this theme (the Tiled Galleries are the only exception since those aren’t responsive) – if you want to start using the next level of WordPress functionality, you’ll get it here.


The Theme Control Panels

This theme has been built on the Mythology Engine, a foundation theme from MDNW that has the primary goal of creating the fastest site launch process possible. It does this in a few ways:

Theme Options, Re-envisioned

Less is truly more. We’ve stripped all skinning options from our primary theme control panel in order to create a swift, responsive, uncluttered way to manage the key aspects of the theme. This is what the admin panel looks like:


We cut out the bloat. The full set of options includes:

  • 10 Header Layouts
  • 4 Default Page Layouts (Visual Composer handles all other layouts ;))
  • Logo & Favicon Uploader
  • Theme Highlight Colors
  • Options Skin Override
  • Breadcrumbs & Pagination Toggles
  • Top Hat Toggles & Content Fields
  • Footer Toggles & Content Fields
  • Post & Page Element Toggles (date, tags, categories, etc.)
  • Social Media Icons
  • Custom CSS
  • Custom Javascript

In addition to the Theme Options panel, this theme also integrates a handful of Page & Post options that allow your to override any global rules for that one page or post. These panels will show up on any Page or Post editor, underneath the basic content editor. In the event that they do not appear, make sure that you have enabled them from the top-right “Screen Options” panel. These panels will allow you to override theme-level options on individual pages and posts.

Theme Skinning with Live-Preview

Eliminate the guesswork from customizing the theme. Built on the WP Theme Customizer API with some special tricks blended in, you can change just about every typographic or color across the entire theme… there’s no need to reload the page on the front-end though – the Theme Customizer will show you an instant preview of what your changes look like right there on the same screen.

Here’s what the panel looks like:


The full library of Google Fonts is included in the Theme Customizer (and yes, live-preview works on the font-faces too). Just open up the customize panel and start playing!

Perfect for restaurants, pubs, sushi, fine dining, bar & grills, bakery, cupcakes, wine, doctor’s offices, lawyers, food blogs, design studios, print shops, seafood, coffee shops, mexican, steakhouse, pizza, italian, white table cloth, local, open table businesses, yelp businesses, and lots more!



VERSION 1.0.4 -- 5/20/2014
- Updated Mythology Core to 1.0.4.
- Updated the bundled plugins for Visual Composer & Revolution Slider.
- Updated version numbers for the other bundled plugins.

VERSION 1.0.3 -- 4/23/2014
- Updated the bundled plugins for Visual Composer & Revolution Slider.

VERSION 1.0.2 -- 4/16/2014
- More CSS patches for the WooCommerce Store templates. 
    -- Minus sign for add-to-cart.
    -- Mobile phone grid-view now displays items at 100% width instead of trying to fit them into a 3-wide grid.

VERSION 1.0.1 -- 4/15/2014
- Added some CSS patches for the WooCommerce Store templates.

- original gangsta


** These are currently features that I'm seriously considering... there is no timeline for their release, and there's always the chance that they just won't happen for one reason or another. That said, if I'm logging it here, it's because I've probably already considered it seriously and I believe that there's a reasonably good chance that it will happen in the near future. **

- Advanced Responsive Store Features
- Additional Menu Templates (both WordPress & Print!)

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