Plugins to Extend the Theme Functionality

Bor­der offers seam­less inte­gra­tion with many 3rd par­ty plu­g­ins, tak­ing the plu­g­ins-route rather than stuff­ing func­tion­al­i­ty inside the theme (themes are a sad place for func­tion­al­i­ty). This flex­i­bil­i­ty allows you to jug­gle with a great vari­ety of new ideas for your project, eas­i­ly mix­ing var­i­ous plu­g­ins to achieve your spe­cif­ic goals.

You get to decide what goes into your site — if you don’t need some func­tion­al­i­ty you sim­ply don’t install that spe­cif­ic plu­g­in. You will get a faster, more depend­able site, far from the like­ly bloat that comes pre-pack­aged with sim­i­lar prod­ucts.

All the core func­tion­al­i­ty of Bor­der is avail­able through free plu­g­ins, as fol­low­ing:

  • Cus­tomi­fy (*required): Add the Styling Options in Appear­ance → Cus­tomize.
  • Pix­Types (*required): Add the Page Builder sys­tem and oth­er page options.
  • Pix­Codes (option­al): Word­Press short­codes plu­g­in every­where. Loaded with short­codes, awe­some­ness and more.
  • WooCom­merce (option­al): You can add an eCom­merce Store using the most pop­u­lar eCom­merce plu­g­in, just like we did in our demo.
  • Pix­Proof (rec­om­mend­ed): Now you can proof pho­tos and dis­cuss with your clients in a pro­tect­ed and straight­for­ward envi­ron­ment like in our demo.
  • Yoast SEO (rec­om­mend­ed): We use this high­ly pop­u­lar, free plu­g­in on the demo.
  • WP Rock­et (paid):  While a paid option, this will sure­ly make up for it through sheer sim­plic­i­ty and ease of mind. It’s prob­a­bly the best caching plu­g­in around for the most of us (some hints sup­port­ing this claim).
  • Sim­ple Page Order­ing (rec­om­mend­ed): It helps you rearrange Projects on the port­fo­lio archive page.
  • Con­tact Form 7 (rec­om­mend­ed): You’ll be able to achieve the same con­tact form func­tion­al­i­ty like in our demo. Sim­ple but flex­i­ble.
  • Yet Anoth­er Relat­ed Post (rec­om­mend­ed): It helps you man­ag­ing relat­ed projects and posts.

This article applies to Border, Lens, Pile, and Rosa as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on July 21, 2017

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