Download Tabor, a WordPress Theme for Growing your Audience

Download Tabor, a WordPress Theme for Growing your Audience

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Over the last few weeks I have had quite a lot of requests to release the WordPress theme that runs this website. I’m happy to announce that my WordPress theme, appropriately named “Tabor“, is available on ThemeBeans.

So why did I build it?

I built the Tabor WordPress theme out of a need for a lightening-fast and highly-optimized theme to share my words and grow my audience. Unfortunately, these type of hyper-purposeful WordPress themes are becoming few and far between. So I did what any sensible WordPress theme developer would do.

I made one.

A single-purpose WordPress theme

With full support for OptinMonster, Yoast, Schema, MailChimp for WordPress and more, Tabor is readily-built for content marketing. It is scalable, resource-light, and designed for efficient reading and writing. You wonโ€™t find bloat here.

Only purposeful design and effective delivery. Enjoy!


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  1. I have just realised you run EDD extensively with one or two of your other themes, so I am confident you know what’s required. So as soon as you tell me you think it should work, or that you will make sure it works in the future, I will go ahead and sign up and join the club.

    1. So EDD works fine, though there are no custom styles/templates to make the theme more “shop-like”. Each The /downloads/ display just as the blogroll does, and the single downloads display just like the singular blog posts.

      1. Rich, do you have any plans to add the styles/templates to make the theme more shop-like? Or, maybe you would be prepared to publish a how to, with some code snippets, for those who, like me, would love to use the theme, but need the EDD functionality to work like it was intended?

        1. I don’t have plans at the moment. Adding shop functionality to a theme for writers doesn’t fit 100% in line with the theme. Although writing a post on how to extend the theme with EDD functionality is a good idea. ?

          1. I think you would probably agree that we often do things with a good intention, and by design, only to find out that other folk see it differently and want to do it another way entirely. Its all part of life’s rich pageant. Or in your case, all part of life’s pageant, Rich. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thanks Rich. But I think I would perhaps prefer one of your other themes; perhaps one of those which were intended to be an ecommerce platform would be best.

    1. Hi Abdulmohsen! I’m glad you’re liking the theme โ€” it’s by far my favorite to date.

      I have a few tidbits here and there to improve Beaver Builder compatibility. For instance, the page title shows up by default, but if BB is installed and activated on a page, the title will go away so that you have a blank canvas to work with. ?

  3. I want to take a look on theme options and customization, can you please provide the screenshots or any demo formate of wp dashboard of theme?

    Regards ?

  4. I have been using your theme for a couple months now and it definately is one of my favourite, lots of little things that all add up to make it great.

    The only thing I feel is missing is different blog posts (block archive) styles like two column, masonry, grid etc.. which is more ideal for blogs that publish alot of articles do you have any plans to add this?

    Otherwise keep up the great work!

  5. Hi Rich,
    Great work on the Tabor theme which I just bought for my blog!
    Quick question though. I donโ€™t seem to be able to configure the Blog page to only show excepts for the first few articles, and a basic image/title for the older one. I donโ€™t seem to find any option anywhere, tbh. Am I getting blind or stupid?

    1. I’m glad you like it Erwan! You can actually set just the excerpt to appear under the Blogroll section of the Theme Options Customizer panel. Here’s a screenshot. You need to be on the blogroll view for that section to appear in the Customizer as well.

  6. Hi Rich, I love the theme. It remainds me of the style 37 signals used to have years ago. Minimalist, only essensials. Congratulations!

    I took it for a ride and Iโ€™m ready to buy it today. I see is $79 on themeforest and $59 here.

    Whatโ€™s the difference? or is it the same package?

    Thanks in advance. Again, Great Job!

    Jorge

    1. Hi Jorge, thanks for the kind words! I only net ~30% from themes sold on ThemeForest, vs. ~95% on my site here, which is why the price is considerably higher off of my shop. The packages are the same, though the ThemeBeans versions are typically updated quicker (as it’s an automated process).

      1. Just downloaded CoBlocks to see the basic workings. With Tabor, I still need to know about a few other options like,

        1. Can I adjust my blog roll display in any way?
        2. What are the footer options?

        Thanks

        1. Hi Darren,

          There are a few controls for customizing the blogroll (such as using the excerpt vs. full content, and turning on/off featured images) but the overall one-column display does not change much. If you’d like, spin up a sandbox (click here) and check out the inner workings of the theme first-hand. ๐Ÿ‘

          1. I switched my site over to CoBlocks and LOVE the fonts and simplicity. I was considering a podcast-supportive theme, but I tend to write longer posts (or) episode notes, so I still tend towards writing.

            My question: you offer in post types: video in Tabor. Any plans to offer “audio”? That may be redundant, since how things display on my site now, the Bluburry podcast player is immediately under the image in the blogroll. The only things I find irksome, is that the player is flush left. I would look more elegant centred, and wonder if that may be the case in Tabor.

          2. Hi Darren,

            I’m happy to hear that! I have a lot planned for the CoBlocks plugin โ€” it’s about to level-up in a very big way.

            While Tabor does support the video format, like you said – they are nearly redundant now. The only benefit of using a audio or video post format would be that the media would display in lieu of the featured image on blogroll/index views.

            I’ll push a patch to resolve the player display issue, but in the meantime you may add this gist to your Customizer > Additional CSS panel and it should center the player. ๐Ÿ‘

  7. The gist works. Thank you so much! I will upgrade to Tabor shortly. Having seen how elegant the CoBlocks theme is, I look forward to the extra controls, while maintaining the simplicity of this theme.
    Thank you! I have been looking for this kind of simplicity for a long time.

  8. Hi Rich,
    Thanks for making such a great theme! It almost meets the exact experience we want for our blog. ๐Ÿ˜

    Some quick questions,
    1. Is there a grid layout for articles like this one? This need is quite essential to us as grid view can brings great navigation efficiency (https://darinka.design/waves/)
    2. Is it OK to run without Gutenberg? Gutenberg is great but we haven’t be ready for the upgrade right now.

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Ying,

      Thanks! I actually donโ€™t have a grid layout option for the blogroll, though that is something Iโ€™ve thought about adding. And for your second question, you donโ€™t have to run Gutenberg. Alternatively, you could use the Classic Editor plugin and push new posts to Gutenberg – but keep old ones on the Classic Editor. Just an idea. ๐Ÿ‘

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