Ultimate Branding 2.0 is here! In terms of semantic versioning you’re probably expecting something *huge*…and Ultimate Branding doesn’t disappoint. UB2.0 comes stacked with an all new Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode builder, surprising new modules for customizing WordPress system emails, social links for Author Boxes and a bunch of other improvements and interface upgrades.
Customize Your WordPress Sites
Your WordPress theme framework is magic for quickly turning out websites. But it still leaves WordPress branding all over your site and in your dashboard. Ultimate Branding picks up where your theme leaves off to completely white label WordPress – from front to back.
Whether you’re looking for a simple solution for adding a custom favicon or wanting to completely rebrand your login screen, Ultimate Branding lets you customize the WordPress Dashboard without a single line of code.
I could go on and on about Ultimate Branding’s 30+ customization modules, but let’s jump to the new goodies – ‘cause we all love a new set of tricks. Especially ones that make our clients think we have WordPress super powers.
Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode
(We snuck this one into Ultimate Branding 1.9 but it never got the fanfare it deserves… Drumroll please.)
You’ve purchased your perfect domain name – don’t waste a minute building your brand identity. Use the Ultimate Branding Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode to build and protect your identity while your site is under construction.
Ultimate Branding lets you quickly activate a public facing under construction landing page so you can connect people to your brand while you get things ready in the background. Get your landing page up and running in minutes. Set a background image or slideshow, upload a logo, connect your social accounts, activate a countdown clock and drop in a special welcome message.
Managing a live site and performing routine maintenance? Trigger maintenance mode to keep downtime from negatively affecting your site’s reputation.
Send System Emails Using SMTP
You can rebrand everything on your site then quickly forget about the WordPress system emails. From the forgot my password to comment notifications your site pushes out a variety of WordPress branded emails.
This past year we integrated some pretty slick styling tools. Set the from address and add your own layout with built in HTML templates.
You’ve styled your system emails all pretty…but they keep ending up in the junk box. What gives!? Ultimate Branding now lets you send system emails via SMTP to prevent them from ending up in the junk/spam folder.
Pretty fancy, aye :)
Social Booster For Author Box
Blog styling isn’t created equal in every theme. With Author Box you can highlight writers in a responsive box that dynamically displays on your blog posts.
Feature your writer’s Avatar, a short bio, and social links. And now in 2.0 you can drop your Author Box in any widget area on your site.
It’s more control, better styling, and better tools for featuring your writers.
Fast, Lean and Secure
With all those extra goodies you may be thinking…this kind of voodoo is going to slow down my site. Not so!
We built Ultimate Branding so you can activate just the combination of features you need while keeping your site running fast and lean.
And because they’re all bundled in one premium plugin, you don’t have to worry about compatibility or random forgotten straggler plugins getting hacked.
So how do you get this kind of control? You can get it completely free!
You read that right, when you sign up for a free 30-day trial not only will you get all the SuperPowers WPMU DEV serves up (Smush & Hummingbird speed optimization, SmartCrawl SEO, Defender security, the Hub site manager, and 24/7/365 live chat support for all things WordPress) You get Ultimate Branding completely free. And if you’re not impressed – highly unlikely – you can keep Ultimate Branding on us. 100% free.
Get your copy today to start using Ultimate Branding on all your sites…it’s the first plugin you’ll install on every WordPress site. Enjoy!