We are now working on new Free version of Rife Theme!
Yes, Rife Free is coming back!
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Road map – what we have to prepare
We have some things to do before we will be ready with free Rife version for release. Here is the list:
- Shortcodes for various elements – time to convert some elements of theme, like post/album/works grid or album slider into shortcodes. Thanks to that theme will be independent of page builder that you would like to use with Rife. It will also improve greatly flexibility of theme, and options to build more spectacular content.
status – Finished. Will be released with Rife 1.6.0
- Improvements in customizer – we were one of first teams to introduce customizer to complex themes, but now we are lacking behind a bit. Customizer possibilities increased greatly in last 2 years, and it is time to take advantage of it. More live editing, selecting elements in preview to open corresponding options, and better speed. We also want to remove dependency on Redux framework plugin as it is blocking us in huge way currently.
status – in progress
- Front-end optimization – we have to work some on loading of front-end. Currently there are too many blocking assets. It is not bad, but can be much better.
status – in queue
- Theme Documentation rewrite – there are some good parts in our documentation, but we also lack a lot there. We want to describe more work flows, and videos and describe more situations that need explanation.
status – 92% – ready to be shipped. Can be viewed under new address
Once all is done, we will be pretty close to release Rife Free.
When Rife Free will be ready?
We plan to finish it in February 2018, but we will release it as soon as it is available.
We want to do some huge optimizations before we will release it.
How Rife Free will be different from Rife Pro?
It will be lighter version of current Rife Pro, but it will be fully compatible with it also.
Even then it should “crash”any free WordPress theme in terms of power(features).
Will it be available in WordPress.org repository?
Hopefully. At first it will be available on our website, till it gets accepted in official WordPress theme repository.