I’ve just released ClickBump 5, the latest edition of my core WordPress theme that’s at the heart of ClickBump Express, Engine, BizLocal and JumpStart Pro! ClickBump 5 is available as a free upgrade to existing owners of those products.
Here’s a screenshot of the updated theme options interface:
The main feature of this release is speed.
The key to the incredible performance of sites running ClickBump 5 is its use of highly efficient CSS and Web Standards coding practices.
ClickBump 5 is one of the first widely distributed WordPress themes to be fully compatible with the HTML5 and CSS3 specifications and validates as W3C compliant HTML5.
In addition to numerous speed and performance enhancements, there are two main highlights of this release:
First, is the revamped options panel. I’ve organized the options in more logical groupings and categories and highlighted each function by its main keyword (Adsense, Ads, Images, Site Menu, Sidebar, Footer, Show, Hide, Move) etc, so help you quickly find the option you need by its most logical keyword.
Secondly, you now have a background image manager. This will allow you to create some pretty stunning website designs by attaching a single background image and color that you control via point and click.
For example, you can tell C5 to repeat the image horizontally (repeat-x), Vertically (repeat-y), in both directions (repeat), static, scrollable, etc…
If you’ve ever seen a website that scrolls the content vertically while the background remains fixed in place (a very neat effect), you can now do that with C5 with just a few mouse clicks and your custom background image.
Here’s a look at the updated “Images Manager” along with the background image options…
The “ClickBump Engine” consists of this core theme, along with complimentary products including “ClickBump SEO! for on-page SEO optimization, JumpStart Pro! for one click site setups, BizLocal! for creating full HTML5/CSS3 compatible local business sites and soon “Keyword Miner!” for finding profitable niche site opportunities without leaving your web browser.
About Red Mountain Media
Red Mountain Media, LLC is a privately held company located in Birmingham, Alabama. We produce the ClickBump suite of products for marketing professionals and website owners. Scott Blanchard, President and Founder of Red Mountain Media has been developing web sites and software using Web Standards since 1998