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How to Start a Food Blog for Beginners

01st Jun

Curious how to start a food blog of your own? Packed with gorgeous images and mouthwatering recipes, food blogs have quickly become one of the most popular niche blog topics. Whether it be a hobby or a profession, 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 whipped up in no time at all.

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Meet Sprout & Spoon! A Theme for Food Bloggers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Monetizing Your Blog

27th Apr
monetize your blog

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?

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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How to Start a WordPress Blog for Beginners

09th Apr

Have you always wanted to start your own WordPress blog but aren’t sure where to begin? The idea can be daunting, but it’s easier than you think!

Whether it be a food blog, portfolio, or fansite, websites are an incredible way to share your passions with the world and engage with others who share your interests. You can also monetize your site and make serious money! It’s a win-win!

Using the free, open-source WordPress.org platform and the fan-favorite Bluehost webhosting provider, we’ll help you launch your first site in just a matter of minutes. No coding or experience required! Ready? Let’s go!

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Tired of Soulless Stock Photos?

08th Apr

We’ve all seen them– the sterile corporate handshake, over-saturated green fields under a blue sky, a confused-looking woman staring into the distance. Stock photos.

Images are powerful tools. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and they’re not wrong; even one ill-fitted photo on your site can greatly diminish the tone or overall feel. They’re the first bits of content a user will notice upon landing on your page and they will likely help determine within seconds whether or not said user wishes to remain engaged with the site.

That’s pretty heavy stuff, right? Don’t stress! We’re here to help.

We’ve compiled a list of websites offering quality stock photos for free. Take advantage of these wonderful resources to make your site stand out in the best way possible.

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Welcome to the new Solo Pine

31st Mar

We’ve been busily working away on SoloPine.com to make it sleeker, cleaner, and more helpful. Now featuring a Blog and ticket support system via Ticksy, we strive to bring our customers a more streamlined and overall enjoyable experience. Be sure to check back often as we continue to add additional tools such as a knowledge base to assist not only the blossoming web novice but also the seasoned veteran developer. By consolidating onto one site and increasing support staff, we’ve only just begun to make SoloPine.com a more robust, dynamic resource for your convenience.

We’re very excited to reveal Solo Pine 2.0 and wholeheartedly believe it will allow us to better serve you, our awesome customers. After all, Solo Pine wouldn’t exist without you!