Introducing FLAGSHIP themes – Focusing on Huge Improvements & New Features
We have been planning to add new features and improve all of our themes, but having 39 different themes makes it very difficult for us to focus, we can keep working on just one theme for months (literally) and it still wouldn’t be finished. So we were searching for a way, where we can improve the themes to the maximum and still not feel guilty about not improving our themes. After many late night conversations and meetings, I stumbled upon an idea (it’s more of a term than an idea) that is widely used in the software & business field, it’s called “Flagship products“. I can go on and on but I think Encyclopedia explains it better, here is what they say about Flagship Product:
A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation. [Source: Encyclopedia]
Rather than using Flagship Products, we are using the word ‘Flagship Themes’, which I think is easy to relate with and easy to understand. Some of you might be aware of the term ‘Core Product‘, the philosophy of it is very similar to Flagship Products.
It is very difficult for us to improve all the themes, because every theme has its own requirements as it caters to a different niche. So, after tracking lots of reports and customer behavior, we decided to add 4 themes in our Flagship themes category. This doesn’t mean that we won’t be updating other themes, but the amount of focus and energy that we will be putting in the flagship product will be different. We have a vision for these Flagship products and I think we can really contribute to it and make them more useful and extraordinary.
Here are the themes we considered as Flagship themes:
At this point you will have some questions in mind, I had too, so lets answer few of them.
Why only 4 out of 39?
Because, we can handle only 4 themes at the moment, and we will add more themes in Flagship category in near future.
So this means all other themes will not receive any future updates?
No, we are not leaving out our themes dying. We have been updating our themes in the past and we will continue to do, so all of our themes will get updated normally so that they are compatible with the latest version of WordPress. You can check all the update related details at Magazine3.com/updates
I hope this community will believe in our decision to improve themes and will also contribute their ideas on how we can make the themes better in terms of coding and the design.
You will see some huge upgrades in Flagship themes in the upcoming months. As always, we are very excited (and nervous at the same time) to hear your thoughts and opinions. Please do not hesitate to grill us because that honesty and truth will only help us get the clarity we want for the future.