Frost, a groundbreaking WordPress theme, boasts a clean, minimal design and an impressive suite of powerful features, enabling agencies to easily create modern and sophisticated websites. Initially developed as an experimental theme for Full Site Editing, Frost has evolved and matured over time, now as a solution suitable for production environments.
The recent release of WordPress 6.2 heralded a significant milestone for Frost, as it received numerous updates, enhanced features, and additional functionality. These improvements were made possible by seamlessly integrating new settings introduced in WordPress Core, further expanding the theme’s capabilities and adaptability.
We are thrilled to introduce Frost v1.0, a state-of-the-art WordPress theme that marries beautiful design with powerful functionality. With its robust feature set and seamless integration with the latest WordPress Core updates, Frost is the ideal choice for agencies looking to build visually stunning and high-performing websites that stand out.
So, what new features can be found in Frost v1.0?
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Updated Theme Colors
The initial iterations of Frost incorporated a random selection of three colors: magenta, blue, and teal. Subsequently, we transitioned to a cohesive monochromatic color scheme, which enhanced the visual appeal and enabled us to utilize the versatile style variation feature within WordPress.
Below, you’ll first encounter the original color palette, which features a somewhat arbitrary mix of magenta, blue, and teal. Next, you’ll see the updated, more harmonious monochromatic color palette.
Original Color Palette
New Color Palette
Color Contrast and Accessibility
Accessibility and color contrast in web design are essential for catering to diverse audiences, including those with visual impairments. Implementing proper contrast ratios creates readable content, promotes inclusivity, and complies with guidelines like WCAG. In addition, prioritizing these elements improves user experience and fosters an equitable digital landscape for all.
Frost excels in WCAG 2.0 compliance, achieving Level AA and AAA contrast standards for normal text, large text, graphical objects, and user interface components, ensuring an accessible and user-friendly experience.
Style variations, introduced in Gutenberg 12.5, represent a contemporary paradigm that expands the scope of global styles, the Site Editor, and block themes. Emphasizing a code-free experience, this collection of tools enables users to easily modify colors, swap headers, or create custom ones.
When it comes to providing style variations, block themes take advantage of a neatly organized structure. These variations are stored within the
/styles/ folder, following a standardized naming convention, such as
variation.json. This intuitive system makes it easy for developers to locate, manage, and implement different style variations for their themes.
The most recent update to Frost brings a remarkable array of style variations, offering users even greater flexibility and customization options. In addition, the new color palette includes eight distinct and eye-catching variations: Blue, Graphite, Green, Magenta, Orange, Purple, Red, and Teal.
Frost Style Variations
From the calm and serene tones of Blue and Magenta to the warm and energetic vibes of Orange and Teal, these color schemes cater to a wide range of preferences and use cases.
With these new style variations, Frost v1.0 empowers users to tailor their website’s appearance effortlessly, creating a personalized and engaging experience for their audience. By choosing from this diverse selection of vibrant and sophisticated colors, users can make their Frost-powered website stand out from the competition and create a lasting impression.
With the launch of Frost v1.0, we are excited to announce the addition of an extensive theme documentation section, designed to provide builders and users with a wealth of knowledge and resources for effectively working with the Frost theme. This documentation covers various topics, allowing you to fully understand, customize, and harness the power of Frost v1.0.
Our documentation offers dual-approach tutorials for both code and no-code users. This allows everyone, regardless of technical background, to benefit from our expert guidance and fully utilize the Frost theme.
The docs thoroughly explore Frost’s structure for code-savvy users, offering guidance and examples for theme customization using code modifications. This approach is designed for those comfortable working with code and with the required technical expertise.
Alternatively, our no-code tutorials cater to users without coding experience or those preferring a visual, user-friendly method. These guides emphasize the theme’s built-in customization options, providing step-by-step instructions for achieving desired outcomes without modifying any code.
Layouts (Full-page Patterns)
Patterns offer WordPress builders a robust means of harnessing the potential of blocks and site editing. With Frost v1.0, users gain access to four new layouts (full-page patterns), each tailored to specific needs.
Home Page: Effortlessly create a personalized page layout with a single click, streamlining the customization process. (view layout)
About Page: Showcase your company and its offerings by providing essential information and insights. (view layout)
Link Page: Consolidate all your creative work and favorite content in one convenient, easily accessible location. (view layout)
Pricing Page: Compare features and pricing for your products or service plans, simplifying decision-making for potential customers. (view layout)
These versatile layouts empower users to construct engaging and professional websites that cater to various objectives, all with the ease and flexibility of Frost v1.0. Additional layouts will be coming in future updates.
Fluid typography is the adaptation of font sizes with changes in viewport width. As a result, fonts can smoothly scale between a minimum and maximum size— creating uniformity and optimal communication.
Fluid typography enables authors to specify font sizes that adapt smoothly and fluidly between smaller and larger viewports. This new feature relies on CSS variables and calculations to ensure that text remains legible and comfortable to read across different screen sizes and devices.
Authors can significantly improve the user experience by prioritizing readability and usability by implementing fluid typography in their themes. As a result, visitors will appreciate the consistency and comfort of optimized font sizes, no matter how they access the site.
In addition, fluid typography can help streamline the design process for website creators by reducing the need for manual font adjustments—which saves time and effort while enhancing a website’s quality and consistency.
We’re excited to announce that Frost v1.0 is now available for free! Download it now to unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life. Then, share your creations on Twitter, tag us @WPEBuilders, and inspire other WordPress builders. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create with Frost!