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How to start a blog

April 9, 2014
09th Apr

Do you dream of sharing your photography with the world? Wished you could wow the masses with your stellar recipes? Or simply want a little slice of the web to call your own?

Have you always wanted to start your own blog but aren’t sure where to begin? The idea can be daunting, but it’s easier than you think! Follow these 4 basic steps to get your blog up and running in no time.

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Introducing Alder! A Blog & Shop Theme

May 16, 2017
16th May

Clean, bright, and classy, Alder is an airy WordPress blog & shop theme designed to stage your content in structured elegance.

Alder shines for blogs wishing to create a visually-arresting photographic feast for the eyes. And for those blogs that are more text-centered, Alder’s uncluttered and airy layouts lend a sophisticated polish all on their own.

Take advantage of Alder’s wealth of customization options to change the theme’s colors, choose from 5 different blog layout options, master all content with 4 post formats, employ Alder’s 5 custom widgets (plus others!) to build your ideal sidebar experience, and much more.

Selling your products online or hope to someday open an online store? Alder boasts compatibility with the popular WooCommerce e-commerce plugin, enabling you to open up an attractive shop in a matter of minutes.

For complete details and to view Alder’s demo site, check out Alder on ThemeForest

To celebrate its release, we’re offering Alder to the first 50 customers for just $29!



Meet Laurel! A Blog & Shop Theme

October 31, 2016
31st Oct


Introducing Laurel, our latest Blog & Shop theme! Laurel comes loaded with heaps of customization options to present your quality content in crisp, modern elegance.

Have your posts pack a visual punch with the adjustable full-width Featured Image or stack customizable promo widgets to create a vibrant, eye-catching sidebar display. Better yet, showcase posts on any page in a polished grid layout using Laurel’s Category Index Shortcode.

Want to mix your posts up a bit more? Laurel boasts a bundle of different layout options to choose from on a post-by-post basis.

Whether you’re currently a proud web-shop owner or dream of someday taking the leap, we’ve got you covered! Laurel is fully compatible with the popular WooCommerce e-commerce plugin!

For complete details and to view the demo site, check out: Laurel on ThemeForest.

Top 10 WordPress Plugins

July 16, 2016
16th Jul

One of the highlights of using WordPress is the ability to install plugins to add extra features & functionality to your theme. From spam protection to newsletter forms to SEO, plugins offer a wealth of helpful ways to customize your theme and blogging experience!

Below, we’ve documented 10 of our favorite free WordPress plugins and how to install them.

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How to start a food blog

June 1, 2016
01st Jun


Food blogs, packed with gorgeous images and mouthwatering recipes, have quickly become one of the most popular niche blog topics. Whether it be a hobby or a passion, food bloggers can now easily share their culinary creations with the masses and even pocket some money while doing so!

We’ve drawn up a road map to help get you and your food blog started in no time at all.

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Meet Sprout & Spoon! A Theme for Food Bloggers

June 1, 2016
01st Jun


Food bloggers rejoice! Sprout & Spoon boasts a fresh aesthetic and oodles of foodie features to help you share your tasty creations with the masses. Sporting a bold Featured Area, eye-catching stackable Promo Widgets, numerous newsletter form areas, ability to create a custom Recipe Index page, and plenty of post layouts, Sprout is eager to please. Clean design & bountiful features aside, the cherry on top must certainly be Sprout & Spoon’s elegant custom recipe card to make drafting & printing your culinary concoctions a piece of cake!

Food not really your passion? DIY & craft bloggers will love all that Sprout & Spoon has to offer, too!

For complete details and to view the demo site, check out: Sprout & Spoon on ThemeForest.

Share the love, earn some cash

May 24, 2016
24th May

Are you a fan of Solo Pine’s products & service?

Would you like to earn money by referring us to friends or followers?

Take advantage of Envato & Creative Market’s generous affiliate programs!

It’s super simple! Just refer others to Solo Pine using your unique URL code and pocket some dough each time a referral leads to a sale.


To learn more, check out our article here: Solo Pine Referrals


Meet Oleander! A Blog & Shop Theme

January 18, 2016
18th Jan

Let Oleander’s fresh vibe & arresting design elevate your content to its fullest potential. And, as our first theme to support WooCommerce, rest assured your online shop will shine!

A dramatic full-width slider and striking promo boxes will entrance your visitors within seconds. Wow them further with Oleander’s numerous layouts & post format options, sculpt each post’s feel by enabling or disabling the sidebar on post-by-post basis, and make a lasting impact with the robust footer area.

For complete details and to view the demo site, check out Oleander on Creative Market.

Meet Redwood! A dreamy blog theme

June 30, 2015
30th Jun

Introducing Redwood! Solo Pine’s latest responsive WordPress blog theme. Redwood’s design is sure to make your content shine with its clean, classic, and stately aesthetic.

From its stunning slider and promo boxes to the plethora of color options, Redwood delights visually and functionally, giving you the power to customize your blog with just a click of the mouse.

For complete details and to view the demo site, check out Redwood on ThemeForest.

Meet Rosemary! A Blogger’s Best Friend

March 12, 2015
12th Mar

We’re pleased to introduce the newest member of the Solo Pine family! Rosemary is a light & bright blog theme, balancing elegantly contemporary design with bundles of striking features.

Boasting popular features such as a full-width Instagram footer area, a showstopping featured area slider, and an abundance of post & layout options, Rosemary is guaranteed to wow and inspire!

For complete details and to view the demo site, check out Rosemary on ThemeForest.

Meet Florence! A Responsive Blog Theme

November 26, 2014
26th Nov

Our latest release, Florence is a classically elegant blog theme designed to dazzle blog authors and visitors alike with its clean, cohesive, & airy presentation.

Florence comes loaded with numerous post layouts and vast customization options to ensure your blog truly reflects whatever you’re most passionate about.

For complete details and to view the demo site, check out Florence on ThemeForest.

Meet Hemlock! Our Newest Theme

July 17, 2014
17th Jul

We’re excited to announce the release of Hemlock, an elegant, responsive blog theme ideal for creatives of any kind!

The new blog on the block, Hemlock offers a clean aesthetic and straightforward functionality while ensuring your content stands out in refined sophistication.

For complete details and a full preview, check out Hemlock on ThemeForest.

10 Fun Lorem Ipsum Alternatives

July 9, 2014
09th Jul

Anyone who’s worked with graphic/web design & beyond is well-acquainted with Lorem Ipsum. This mock content is ideal for demonstrating page layout or fleshing out a design-in-progress with filler text. Lorem Ipsum has been in use since the 16th century, albeit in a multitude of variations since then. So why keep using the same outdated dummy script when you could liven it up with one of these modern and fun alternatives?

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Meet Willow! A One-Page Theme

May 17, 2014
17th May

We are excited to announce the release of Willow, a One Page Multi-Purpose theme!

Whether it be for business or hobby, Willow is carefully crafted to showcase your passion simply and beautifully. In addition to its striking aesthetic and solid coding, be sure to take advantage of the plethora of premium features included with Willow.

For complete details and a full preview, check out Willow on ThemeForest.

Monetizing Your Blog

April 27, 2014
27th Apr

Blogs are an incredible platform to share your passions with the world and are becoming increasingly easier to profit from. While there is a myriad of techniques bloggers can employ to fatten their wallets, we’ve compiled a short list of some of the more common and fruitful methods (in our humble opinion).

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What Are WordPress Child Themes?

April 22, 2014
22nd Apr

What is a child theme?

Child themes are like little carbon copies of a WordPress theme, or the parent theme, which share the same functionality. When you create a child theme, you’re making a duplicate shell of the parent theme.  Should you wish to play around with or customize the theme’s code, you can safely do so with the child theme’s, leaving the parent theme untouched and preserved.

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