Creative Hub Theme for YOOtheme Pro
Let's welcome our new theme package for YOOtheme Pro – Creative Hub. It is a company directory filled with 135+ demo posts. Creative Hub showcases companies in well structured grids styled as cards. In addition, linear text gradients give the site a playful, vivid look. With its modern, material style, vibrant colors and thick typography, Creative Hub is a versatile theme, perfect for agencies, portfolios or any other creative business websites. Let's dive in.
Creative Hub is a company directory website which comes with 10 different layouts. The companies styled as cards on muted sections are grouped in three-column grids with two-column grids used to emphasize featured companies. Additionally, the subnav used on all category pages ensures easy navigation between categories both for companies and news. This gives Creative Hub a clean, organized look while a newsletter sign-up as well as a call to action draw attention of the site visitors.
Now let's take a look at all layouts in detail.
|Home||Page||Presents companies, latest and featured articles in different sections. There are project slideshows of featured companies at the top and bottom of the page.|
|Companies||Page||Shows an overview of all companies in 3-column grid layouts. Starts with teasing the latest two featured companies.|
|Company Category||Template||Shows an overview of all sub categories as well as all companies from the category in a 3-column grid layout.|
|Company Featured||Template||Shows an overview of all sub categories as well as all featured companies in a 2-column grid layout.|
|Company Post||Template||Shows the company with further information about it, contact possibilities, services, projects and clients as well as related companies.|
|Post Index||Template||Shows an overview of all sub categories as well as all news in a varied grid layout switching between one column and three columns.|
|Post Category||Template||Shows an overview of all sub categories as well as all news from the category in 3-column grid layouts. Starts with teasing the latest two articles.|
|Post||Template||Introduces the post with its title followed by the meta data, author's name and the post image.|
|About||Page||Introduces company's philosophy, team and publications.|
|Get Listed||Page||Displays the benefits of joining the company directory and FAQ.|
Mind that the Company Index template is not listed here and is not available in the layout library because it's a copy of the Company Category template with slightly different content.
Our new theme has a material style with box shadows and vivid colors. Multicolored gradients on headings, primary cards and buttons are complemented by a darker secondary color and give the site a playful, exciting look. Rounded buttons and thick headlines contrast with edged borders and thin text typography. This all makes Creative Hub a perfect fit for a creative business website.
In addition to the default style, Creative Hub comes with 5 other style variations, each with a different beautiful color scheme. With a bright primary color with vibrant gradients, and in some style variations a colorful secondary color, Creative Hub will definitely add some summer feeling to any site. Just choose the one that fits your website best.
Content Types and Custom Fields
Creative Hub comes with pages and templates for companies filled with 135+ demo posts. In Joomla this content type is created by assigning custom fields to the
Companies category, which in WordPress
Company custom post type is used.
Companies are organized in a one-level category hierarchy. There are 111 companies sorted into 5 categories: Full-Service, Design, Development, E-Commerce and Marketing. The company category has no custom fields.
The company post type has 12 custom fields which are dynamically mapped into category and single post templates.
|Company Field||Type (J)||Type (WP)||Description|
|Intro Image||-||image||The company intro image|
|text||text||Company email address|
|Phone||text||text||Company phone number|
|Website||URL||URL||A link to company's website|
|Socials||repeatable||repeater||A list to social profiles with title and link fields|
|Services||list||select||A list of company's services|
|Projects||repeatable||repeater||A list of company's projects with title, description, image, image alt text, services and link fields|
|Clients||repeatable||repeater||A list of company's clients with the title field|
Creative Hub also has templated magazine posts grouped into 4 categories: News, Inspiration, Events and Interviews. The magazine category has no additional custom fields. However, we added two custom fields for the user in Joomla: Image and Image Alt text grouped under Author field group. In WordPress the default profile picture is used.
|User Field||Type (J!)||Description|
|Image Alt Text||text||User image alt text|
By the way, the default post type in WordPress received another custom field that shows the intro image in the blog overview.
|Post Field||Type (WP)||Description|
|Intro Image||image||The teaser image of the post|
3rd Party Integrations
To get the same result in the WordPress and Joomla demo packages, we are using several 3rd party plugins. For more information on all pre-installed and activated plugins, take a look at the installation documentation for Joomla and WordPress.
Free Quality Stock Images
Creative Hub comes with 235+ lovingly curated and free-to-use images. Take a look at some of them below. These images can be found in the Creative Hub collection in the Unsplash library.
Currently the Creative Hub layouts are not available in the layout library. This is because their content is loaded dynamically, and most of the mapped custom fields, content sources or handpicked articles and categories will not be available in your installation. The layouts will be released together with YOOtheme Pro 2.1 next week. The beta is coming today.
Now go ahead and explore our Creative Hub theme. As always, let us know what you think in the comments below.
- Company directory site with 135+ demo posts
- 10 page builder layouts
- 6 beautiful styles
- 2 content types and 14 custom fields
- 235+ lovingly curated and free-to-use images
- Powered by the YOOtheme Pro page builder
- Available as WordPress theme and Joomla template