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It’s time to give you a glimpse on some of the things I’ve been working on. The past week and a half I was really struggling to find a universal solution to implement sticky menus, but I can’t find that universal Javascript and/or CSS solution that would fit in all situations. I am going to try for a few more days and then shelf it for a later date. In the meantime we can keep on using plugins instead, until I implement a solution that would work in all situations.

In this first peek of the Quicker Themes plugin I have 10 features to demonstrate, and more demos will be coming your way every other day. I think at this point the coding is pretty much done, I have 2-3 bug fixes to take care of, and tidy up the mess – mainly the CSS. Before I started, I was adding over 1,000 lines of CSS code to the themes. Most of the CSS has to do with Woocommerce, and the plugins that I’m supporting though the TGM Plugin Activation Class, such as the WP Canvas Shortcodes among others. Today, the additional CSS stands at about 700 lines, with the ultimate goal in reducing it to under 500 lines. My timetable is to have public beta testing by this weekend, I’ll notify you how by then, and have the first version of the plugin a week later, and after another week of beta testing, making it public.

Instead of having one gigantic video, I divided this first part into 10 videos:


1 Margins Shortcode – It’s actually Margins and Paddings Shortcode

2 Images – Different image css classes and captions

3 Autocolumns Shortcode – divide the content into equal height columns

4 Responsive Columns – breaking the columns at 900px instead of 480px, including the columns set with WP Canvas Shortcodes

5 Sections – My favorite feature of a modern looking website

6 Theme Buttons – What good is it to design a button in Artisteer if we can’t really use it?

7 Callout Shortcode – Some refer to this as features

8 Call To Action Shortcodes – if we have callouts, we need to have CTA -2 of them in fact

9 Custom Backgrounds per page/post – We have custom headers per page, why not backgrounds?

10 Custom CSS per page/post – 2 methods – I left the best feature so far last


I’m going to demo more features shortly, as I want to give you time to digest all this. When I done with the new features, I will indicate all the plugins I will be including with the TGM Plugin Activation, along with what is TGM to begin with, a whole post dedicated to CSS, including some specific examples from video 10 above, and all about child themes. I will be rounding things off by reminding some of the important features we currently have such as the responsive switch, left sidebar under content, ans extra Styles for our themes, and how to create and install these Styles.

The next post will be about more features, including Woocommerce, Smooth Scrolling, Admin Bar Menus, Widget Shortcodes, and the rest of the shortcodes I did not cover today, along with some functions not visible, like security etc…




7 comments on “New Features For The Upcoming Quicker Themes Plugin

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su on March 27, 2016 6:23 am

Hi, Nick. How are you ?
Thank to bring this video…. when plugin Released ? iwam waiting for I waited plugin that can Supercharge WooCommerce Theme…..

Btw, how much plugin cost will be ?

Thanks Nick, you are rock…..

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Nick on March 27, 2016 10:05 am

Thanks su,

I will have another big post with videos similar to this post within 2-3 days, and let everyone download the sample “pandumis” theme that I’m using to add my code, and actually play with all the new features. This post had 10 videos, the next one will have about 20 videos. Making the videos, rendering them, and uploading them takes lots of time, and it’s not fun for me at all!

Then I will give you all about a week to find any bugs, or have suggestions, mainly to make things better. After the beta testing period, I will actually create the plugin, which will take a few days or so, depending how the beta testing will go, and how many bug fixes I have to do. Until I start making the plugin, I won’t know what type of problems I will encounter, although my initial tests showed me that I will have things under control – but you can never be 100% sure until you actually start coding.

Initially it will be for WPThemeCity customers only, and only by invitation. It will be $20 per year, and yes, I do have some things for Woocommerce as well.

Because the last 2-3 weeks I’m constantly coding, I had no time to blog. The blog will continue as soon as I finish with the plugin, in the meantime, I want to thank Fred again for his contributions to the blog.

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su on April 19, 2016 6:02 am

Thanks Nick, i just awer when i look once again video Sections – My favorite feature of a modern looking website… part we can make transparent section background text… its cool…. i looking for solution long.. long time… but just aware today….. its already there. OMG!

This part:

Many Featured here… i have to learn video closer…
you rock Nick !

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su on April 19, 2016 6:02 am

BTW can we change color form black to other… like blue, or yellow… ?

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Nick on April 19, 2016 11:22 am

Hi su,

What you are referring to is the new type for the Alert Section. Of course this can be changed. You can find this CSS in the WordPress tab in Artisteer, or after you export your theme, in the style.css file of course: Look for…

.art-alert-section {
width: 70%;
margin-left: auto !important;
margin-right: auto !important;
margin-bottom: 20px;
text-shadow: 0 0 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0) !important;
border: 1px solid #000000;
-webkit-border-radius: 4px;
-moz-border-radius: 4px;
border-radius: 4px;
color: #aaaaaa;
background-color: #000000;
border-color: #000000;
opacity: .8 !important;
filter: alpha(opacity=80) !important;
-moz-opacity:.8 !important;
-khtml-opacity: .8 !important;
.art-alert-section h1, .art-alert-danger h2, .art-alert-danger h3, .art-alert-danger h4, .art-alert-danger h5, .art-alert-danger h6 {
color: #aaaaaa;

Three noticeable things:
1. The width of this Alert box is reduced to 70%, to highlight the background image more, even though the Alert box,
2. The color of the Alert box can be changed by the line: background-color: #000000;
3. The opacity of the box can be changed too, if you think you need more of it, or less.

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Tobias Conrad on February 23, 2017 3:03 am

Hi Nick,

everytime i visit this page you are busy, but i do not have a clue where to start and what to use.
I need a comparison table for:
The Quicker Themes version,
The WPThemeCity Version, and
The Artisteer version.

TGM installer, where do i get it, included in theme x, y, or z?!

comparison and linking to download, buy, detailed infos all in one page is needed.

thank you.

PS: Would you like to add my plugin to the recommendation list?

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Nick on February 23, 2017 9:30 am

Hi Tobias,

Even though a comparison table between Artisteer, WPThemeCity and QT would be helpful for people to decide which version to use, I don’t have it, or at least I don’t have it right now. And let’s be honest here, you only need the chart for QT, since you have the WPTC plugin, and Artisteer is plain stupid to use. I’d rather use a free theme from almost anywhere than using an Artisteer theme for WordPress.

The TGM installer is supported in the QT plugin, and I have an extensive list of plugins that it recommends, there is a plugin for almost all occasions, all sorts of websites, BUT, very easily, the plugin list can be altered and the list of recommended plugins altered to satisfy your needs.

If you want to implement TGM in WPTC, here is the website –

In short, the purpose of the Quicker Themes plugin is to create “premium” quality themes. Right now, it is the closest thing anywhere that does this for “automated” software. The plugin will do most of the job, and with some custom coding after the export, will get you to that point.

The QT plugin got updated 2 days ago again, and this time I added remote updating, and support to Woo 2.7 beta 3, among other things. WPTC users will be getting an update for Woo 2.7 support as well any day now. Remote updating is when you have an update to your theme, and all websites that are using your theme will get an update notification, and with one click they will be able to update their themes, just like we do with the wp repository themes and plugins.

I think the best thing to do for you to see the differences between all of them, is to have you access one of my QT made themes. Let me know if you want one of my finished QT themes…

But I will have some sort of a comparison table soon, thanks for the suggestion.

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