100+ New Reasons to Use the Upfront Theme Framework

If you blinked you probably missed it. We recently gave our Upfront drag and drop theme framework a new UI, improved plugin integrations, and a bunch of performance enhancements!

Every Tuesday, we take the time to highlight a special product release or new feature and this year has been jammed with some serious AWESOME including:

With all the big news we’ve been dropping you may have missed the 100+ Upfront theme upgrades our developers have pushed in recent weeks including the new-look editor, Hummingbird speed boosting, and enhanced compatibility for Hustle and CoursePress.

So today we’re excited to reveal the latest and greatest in Upfront: incremental changes that have brought about the best theme building experience yet!

A Cleaner Leaner Editor

What did we do with all the blue? Upfront’s old look was lovely, but let’s face it, a colored toolbar steals the show and when you’re working on a master piece it’s important to eliminate distractions and work in a neutral environment.

So we restyled and simplified everything! We moved elements and selectors, updated icons, added a new color picker, redesigned the media manager and, of course, neutralized the bold blue Upfront toolbar.

We stripped down the Upfront editor to put more focus on your theme design.

If you haven’t tried it yet, you need to. It’s a simpler distraction-free environment that lets you focus on what matters most.

Hustle, CoursePress & MarketPress Compatibility

When working with WordPress, finding the perfect theme and combination of plugins can be downright frustrating. There are literally thousands of possibilities but function and style shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. That’s why we created Upfront!

Our plugins are built to work on just about any crazy configuration, but we want to give our users an out-of-the-box experience that doesn’t just work well but looks great too. So one-by-one we are adding special Upfront integration.

Now Upfront includes enhanced integration for MarketPress, Hustle and CoursePress… and we’ve got more coming.

Hummingbird Performance

“And what about speed,” you say? Well, we’ve added a whole lineup of performance improvements.

We’ve cut bloated markup, sped up the editor, extended object caching, reduced requests and included deeper integration with Hummingbird to really make Upfront fly.

Upfront is faster than ever and gives you everything you need to create beautiful themes without a single line of code.

Everything You Need For WordPress

If you haven’t tried Upfront you need to – and you can get started absolutely free. But that’s just the beginning! Get Upfront, every single WPMU DEV service including Hummingbird for faster page speeds, Snapshot backups with 10GB of cloud storage, Defender security, our complete collection of premium plugins and 24/7/365 live chat support for all things WordPress on unlimited sites free for 30 days.

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Joshua Dailey
What plugin integrations would you like to see added next? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to share your Upfront creations with us. :)