There is often a natural feel to themes made by OrganicThemes. NonProfit is no exception and indeed seems perfect for the small charity organization or aspiring eco-movement. With its light color blend of grey and green this theme, perhaps best categorized as a portfolio or business theme, comes with a beautifully organized homepage including a jQuery slider for featured post/latest updates, a useful widget area to its right and three spots underneath to, as the demo exemplifies, display core values and/or messages.
As always, OrganicThemes guarantees cross-browser compatibility, clean code, updates for each WordPress version upgrade, a helpful support team to assist with anything from installation problems to customization requests. Some of the features specific to this theme are multiple home page layouts, a flexible backend with a theme options page to manage header options, background colors, menus etc. NonProfit also comes with the original PSD files of the design and a set of page templates for sub pages.
NonProfit is a relatively light theme with jQuery supporting the post slider on the homepage, the horizontal top navigation and a few other features. Measuring loading time and overall performance of this theme is a bit tricky though as location of hosting plays a big role in determining how fast a site is. It is however safe to say that if you run into performance issues while using NonProfit, the odds that it’s not the theme that is causing it.
If your site is experiences a spike in traffic, your current hosting plan and bandwidth/CPU allowance may not be able to handle it. If you are using a lot of 100k+ sized images with most of your posts, that may also lead to a heavier and slower loading site.
This theme will not cause you any performance trouble. Proper hosting however will take you a long way in terms of securing the loading time and overall performance of your site. wpStyles.org recently moved from a small hosting provider (DynaDot) due to reoccurring performance problems. We switched to a gridserver on MediaTemple and can strongly recommend them to anyone looking for proper hosting.
- Multiple Home Page Layouts
- Custom Background Options
- Custom Page Templates
- jQuery Featured Content Slider
- jQuery Featured Tabber
- Photoshop Design File Included
About the author
OrganicThemes is a Hawaiian success story of two guys who put their surfboards away for a while to make truly innovative WordPress themes. While their creations aren’t organic in the strictest sense of the word, OrganicThemes are no doubt naturally grown in inspiring surroundings.