The Story Behind the Design | Rocky Themes
In this story behind the design, we’ll tell you all about one of our favorite theme developers, Rocky Themes. We recently interviewed Rocky Themes and learned about the history behind their amazing multipurpose WordPress theme, Creativo.
New Features Coming to Creativo
But we didn’t just get a history lesson. We also learned about what’s coming in the near future for Rocky Themes, and Creativo, as well. They’re adding an incredibly useful new feature called Creativo Blocks.
NOTE: This feature will be added in the upcoming 6.4 update.
These blocks allow you to use elements from various Creativo templates to build pages the way you want to!
Creating pages will be even easier now, because there are over 100 predefined blocks. For example, re-creating a specific page from a Creativo template that you like can now be done via Creativo Blocks.
Check out the video demo below to see exactly how this works.
You’d think that would be enough of an update, but you thought wrong, because Rocky Themes has been cooking up more and more excellent features and optimizations for this already baller-status theme. Here are some more of the key updates:
New Template: Manhattan + 2 New Elements
In the latest version of Creativo, a new template has been added, as well as two new elements for Visual Composer. The template is called Manhattan and it is a minimal magazine/blog template, integrating the new elements: Posts Slider and Posts Lists.
New Revolution Slider Options
Rocky Themes also added the option to have a Revolution Slider added directly above posts, with individual selection option—this means that each of the posts created can have individual Revolution Sliders set to appear above the content area.
WordPress 4 Post Templates!
For posts, Rocky Themes also added the option for users to choose a template. This is a brand new feature of WordPress 4 and it’s really awesome. You can create different layouts for posts simply by selecting a different template.
A Little Rocky Themes History
RockyThemes is a small WordPress Development company created in 2013 when their first and best selling theme was released: Creativo.
RockyThemes was established by Stef Ungureanu. It first started as a side project, with no intention to become a WordPress theme development environment. Nonetheless, their team has grown from 1 person to 6 and aspires to become even larger and stronger in the upcoming months.
The Skinny on Creativo from the Beginning
Creativo was the first true multipurpose theme created and published on MOJO Marketplace, back in 2013. Since then, Rocky Themes has consistently put in the effort to make Creativo one of the best selling and most useful themes for MOJO Marketplace customers.
Specially crafted to look amazing on both mobile devices and desktops, Creativo is a fully-responsive multipurpose WordPress theme. And, it comes with the powerful Visual Composer Page Builder plugin, which adds simple drag-and-drop elements that create beautiful and fully functional websites—all without writing a single line of code.
In addition, Rocky Themes has also integrated the powerful Revolution Slider and the LayerSlider plugins for creating fully animated sliders on your site. Both plugins are responsive and will look great on any device.
One of the best features to get work done quickly is the template library that comes with Creativo. You can pick from 11 ready-to-use niche templates.
That means you can get started with the layouts and designs created by Rocky Themes with a single click, and make the subtle changes to bring your brand to life!
Besides the 11 ready-to-use templates, Rocky Themes will release new templates each month. The latest two templates released are:
This one is perfect if your dream is to create a clean and impressive blog or magazine site.
This template is the key to building a Life Coaching or training type of site very quickly and effectively.
How Creativo Stands Out Among the Multipurpose Themes of the World
Creativo is dedicated to users who need to create pixel perfect websites without having to write a single line of code. With Creativo, everything is done with a simple click of the mouse, so Rocky Themes’ prize theme is perfect for both professionals and even folks just getting started with WordPress.
If that sounded like gobbledegook to you, check out this guide on building a WordPress website for a portfolio—it covers all those steps.
Also check out these articles for a little more info, when you get to that point:
Purchasing the theme can be done in less than a minute on MOJO, and set up takes less than 5 minutes, with the right tools and a cup of coffee on hand.
Also, Rocky Themes has done us all a solid, and created a narrated video library with tutorials on how to install and get started with the Creativo theme as fast as possible.
The tutorial below will walk you through installing the theme, importing a Creativo template, and customizing it.
Creativo Feature Higlights for Your Enjoyment
Some of the best features that make Creativo different from other multi purpose themes include:
One Click Template Import
Every template included with Creativo can be imported with just one click. This is crucial to saving time and money on your site design, and enables you to do all the configuration yourself!
Creativo is Light as a Feather and Performs Like a Peregrine Falcon
Creativo weighs in at just 2MB! That’s an incredible achievement from Rocky Themes, especially when you consider that Creativo brings in three premium plugins: Visual Composer, LayerSlider, Revolution Slider, and 11 ready-to-use templates, with images, videos, and sliders included.
There’s an Option for That
Creativo’s theme options interface was specifically built to allow customization of every aspect of the site. You can change all the following critical options, and much more:
- font families
- site layout
- layout width
- blog layouts
- portfolio layouts
- background images
- ecommerce options
- and more than you can imagine 😉
Live Chat & Support Resources
Rocky Themes also provides outstanding customer support, and offers a live chat option to get your questions answered fast. Just head to https://rockythemes.com/creativo/ and initiate a chat in the lower-right corner with Rocky Themes excellent support.
Past, present, and future customers can ask Rocky Themes direct questions, including both pre-sale and technical questions, for free.
Any issues you might run into can also be addressed and solved directly on chat with a turnaround of less than 24 hours! Support is also covered via:
The Proof is in the Pudding, Right?
One way to see how well Creativo performs, and the endless possibilities you have with this theme, is to check out websites built with Creativo. Here are a bunch of examples for your enjoyment and inspiration. (Big thanks to Rocky Themes for providing these examples for all of us!)
Wrap it Up and Ship It!
We had a great time reminiscing with Rocky Themes, discussing the history of Creativo and what the future holds. Creativo is a great option for any type of website, and we hope you found this information as useful as we did!
Got questions or want more info about Creativo or Rocky Themes? Leave us a comment below and we’ll be more than happy to help you find the best resources for your website project!