Looking at the image above, you're clearly looking at Instagram, right? Wrong! If you take a second look, you'd realize that you're actually looking at a Weebly theme -- our new Weebly theme Arksi.
Is that really a weebly theme?
It certainly is! As a Weebly theme developer, we like to push the boundaries of what a Weebly theme can do. We did this with our highly innovative magazine theme Solar last year.
Solar broke the mold by allowing you to aggregate your blog posts onto a single page, automatically. It was the Wordpress blog automation feature the Weebly community was looking for.
Arksi is no exception and has broken the mold in her own right. Not only does she carry our latest "automation" feature, but weilds many firsts for not just a THEMEZIER Weebly theme, but any and all Weebly themes.
Glad you asked! Arksi plans to impress you with her built-in "blog stats" feature that displays your blog's total posts, total pages, and total comments automatically.
In addition to built-in blog stats, Arksi is our first Weebly theme to use our long awaited "blog pagination" feature. No, not "<Previous" or "Next>", but actual pagination numbers.
Lastly, to showcase your blog's categories, a specially built "category slider" rests directly above your blog posts. It'll automatically display and link up to 7 blog categories.
As to be expected with our Weebly themes, activating these features is all done without touching a single line of code. How's that for innovatively simple?
She has the Diversity
Aside from a few of the innovative features above, Arksi comes with 4 built-in theme variations: Arksi, Instagram, Blue, and Dark.
Theme variations can be applied to a website by simply clicking on the desired variation under "Theme" at the top.
And yes, as you can see above, Arksi will come with a bunch of useful theme options, but we're keeping them a secret for now.
Who will benefit from Arksi?
Those who clearly have a blog-centric website would benefit most from Arksi's layout, but she also comes with "Header" and "No Header" page layouts like free Weebly themes, so you can simply use her "Standard" pages also.
Since Arksi is Instagram inspired, images are the focus of the layout, so artists and photographers might want to consider her for displaying and organizing their work.
Arksi is really for any website owner who'd prefer a clean and minimalist way of displaying content with incredible ease.
Give me arksi!
Believe us! We're as excited for Arksi's release as much as you are, but she's still in development status.
As for a release date, we can't be specific, but we're looking for an official release in our Weebly theme store within the next couple of weeks. You can keep an eye on Arksi's status by clicking on the "Coming Soon" tab in our theme store.
For more information on Arksi, or to recommend features for her while she's still in development, please feel free to comment below or reach out to us here!
Thank you for purchasing our Weebly theme Solar! This guide will help you install and setup Solar for first time use.
Step 1: Import Solar
Once you've downloaded Solar to your computer, you can upload it to your Weebly account by going to "Theme>Change Theme>Import Theme".
Once Solar has uploaded, scroll down to locate it and then click "Choose".
Note: If a prompt to change your theme appears, click "Confirm".
You'll be greeted with Solar's Blog Automation screen. You can deactivate this for now by going to "Theme>Change Options">Automation [Editor Only]".
Step 2: Create a home page
Note: Even if you already have a home page, you'll need to create a new one since Solar needs a blank page to automatically pull in your blog posts. You can hide your old home page for now.
Go to "Pages" at the top and click on the "+" icon. Then select "Standard Page", name it, and under "HEADER TYPE", select "Solar". Click "Done".
Step 3: Create a blog
Note: If you already have a blog with at least 3 categories, then you may skip to step 4.
Go to "Pages" at the top and click on the "+" icon. Then select "Blog Page", give it a name, and under "HEADER TYPE", select either "Header" or "No Header".
Now create 3 new blog posts -- they can be real or test posts. Make sure you apply a unique category to each of the 3 blog posts. Once your blog posts are published, publish the entire site as well.
Step 4: Setup Blog Automation
Go to "Theme>Theme Options>Automation [Editor Only]". Now put the URL of your blog and the URL of the 3 blog categories in the input boxes below.
For example, let's say our blog's url is "www.mysite.com/blog" and we created 3 blog categories called "blue", "yellow", and "green", the blog automation input boxes should be setup as shown below:
Publish the site and you should now see the blog posts on the home page of the live site. If you have any additional questions on Solar, please feel free to ask them below!
We get it. There are a lot of third-party companies offering incredible Weebly themes. So why should you try one of ours?
We could sit here and write a boring list of why WE think we're good, but instead, we'll just tell you how we do themes and ultimately let you decide.
THEMEZIER has been a part of the Weebly community since 2011. This means we've seen Weebly grow from its first generation UI, to the present day. We know Weebly really well and love it!
In fact, we love Weebly so much that we've built this site on Weebly. That's right, this is a Weebly site! That's how much we enjoy using Weebly and are confident in the platform.
Go ahead, the next time you purchase a Weebly theme, ask the creator what site building platform they used to sell you that theme. Just a thought.
If it's not obvious from our site's layout and design, we like to keep things simple; EZIER to use, if you catch our drift. But keeping things simple doesn't mean lacking innovation. Our themes are built around a simple principle of making your user experience as simple as possible, of which innovative theme features emanate from.
We don't provide instructions for working with our themes because we've built them to be as intuitive as possible. Building it intuitive the first time ensures not having to do so the second time. Sure, a question may arise, but you can always ask us and we'll be happy to help out.
While our theme building philosophy revolves around a simplistic principle, boy do we love to innovate. We innovated a lot of Weebly theme firsts such as automation, bread crumbs, notifications, and more -- all built into select themes and incredibly easy to operate.
And most importantly, once you purchase one of our themes, you're not on your own, but the complete opposite in fact -- you're part of the THEMEZIER family and we've got your site building back!
Surely it sounds, and may just be, cheesy -- oh, here comes the cheese -- but we love to build themes and we love Weebly. Helping people bring their visions for a website to reality is a truly rewarding satisfaction for us. It's almost addictive, in a way.