TYPE Nonprofit

Update: Choose between boxed and full width layout. Gutenberg Block Editor compatibility has been added as well.

Here are some of the key benefits from using Forward on your site:

Forward Uses Your Own Style
Bring your own logo.
Choose from the full list of Google’s web fonts.
Easily pick your colors and fonts using the live customizer. See changes live before you commit to them on the front-end of your site.
Choose between full width or boxed layout, per page or for all of your website. See home 2 for an example of full width.
Made For Mobile
Responsive design that works great from Smartphones to desktop monitors.
Mobile friendly navigation menu.
Touch enabled slideshow on homepage.
Exclusive WooCommerce Campaign Extension plugin included so you can raise funds directly on your own site.
Full support for WooCommerce so you can sell products in addition to collecting donations.
Fundraising tools are optional, so if you don’t need them, you can skip them.
Useful Tools
Mailchimp widget so users can subscribe to a newsletter.
Action widget to drag attention to something important.
Contact widget to display your location and important contact details.
Support for The Events Calendar plugin to have events on your site.
Staff And Sponsors
Create directories of your staff to introduce your visitors to the people in your organization.
Use our built in sponsors section to show off those who have contributed to your mission.
Technical Goodness
Translation ready.
Coded using WordPress best practices and standards.
Cross browser tested in Firefox, Edge, Vivaldi, Chrome, Safari, Opera, IE 9+, and in Android browsers.

Plus, dedicated support from us, Organized Themes, a WordPress themes company that has been creating themes for nonprofits since 2008.

March 9, 2022 - version 1.2.8

updated* Update: WordPress 5.9 compatibility. * Update: Slider navigation buttons order - style.css * Fix: Donation amount issue on cart page - lib/plugins/ * Fix: Widgets not displaying - functions.php

August 19, 2021 - version 1.2.7

updated* WordPress 5.7 compatibility update. * PHP 8 compatibility update. * Fixes: - Plugin / Installer - Upgrader - includes/class-tgm-plugin-activation.php - shatner-name-your-own-price-for-woocommerce - JavaScript load fix. Plugin has been repackaged and included in the theme. - shatner-name-your-own-price-for-woocommerce - undefined variables/indexes. Plugin has been repackaged and included in the theme. - Argument Order - includes/meta-boxes/includes/CMB2_Types.php - Missing $post object - includes/post-types/staff.php - Missing $post object - includes/post-types/sponsors.php - Undefined indexes/variables - includes/widget-contact.php - Undefined index/variable - includes/widget-mailchimp.php

August 10, 2020 - version 1.2.6

updated* More fixes for the homepage layout breaking when using computers with very high resolution screens. * Update: Masonry library. - includes/custom-js.php - includes/scripts.php

July 27, 2020 - version 1.2.5

updated* Fixed homepage layout breaking when using computers with very high resolution screens. - includes/custom-js.php - includes/scripts.php

November 7, 2019 - versions 1.2.4

updated* includes/custom-js.php: Previously, clicking on a WooCommerce product tab on the frontend would just scroll down to that tab. Now, clicking on a tab reveals the information in there. Example, clicking on Reviews will now show the reviews section as it should.

August 1, 2019 - version 1.2.3

updated* header.php and style.css: Submenus now display their submenus properly.

June 19, 2019 - version 1.2.2

updatedstyle.css, custom-js.php, customizer-styles.php, customizer-options.php, widgets.php, widget-posts.php, widget-mailchimp.php, widget-contact.php, widget-attention.php, author-fields.php: - Bug fix: Navigation bar background disappeared and spacing was modified when the social media networks and/or search bar weren't used in the main menu. - Slightly increased the height of the navigation bar and optimized it a bit. - Full page layout: Centered social media icons and search bar when only one of both is active. - Language fixes.

June 17, 2019 - version 1.2.1

updatedcustomizer-styles.php - fix for navigation bar not respecting the custom color in tablet/mobile modes. footer.php - changed the default text for the Footer Left Text. Language fixes for some widgets.

May 23, 2019 - version 1.2

updated- single.php - fixed the missing featured image in Posts.

newThis update makes Forward compatible with the Gutenberg block editor. Demo: This update adds a new full width layout while keeping the boxed layout. You can choose between both in 2 ways. You can opt to use the new full width layout or the boxed layout for all of the website at once or choose to make certain Pages (not Posts, for the moment) full width. Demo: 1. Appearance > Customize > Content: Changing the Website Width here affects the whole website. 2. Edit any Page (not Post, for the moment): Under Template, choose Full Width Page to use the new full width layout for that page only. The second option, making a single page full width, adds a new sidebar (widgets) position that lets you add widgets. When your page is full width, navigate to Appearance > Customize > Widgets > Below Content and add your widgets there. This goes right below your content (text, images) on that page, which is also above the footer. - Added full-width-template.php to create a new template without sidebar and to go full browser width. - Added the page.php file to added the new bottom sidebar group area. - style.css - added the full width layout of the web site along other optimizations. Also added block editor styles. - style-editor.css - added missing page width styling to match the front-end. Also added block editor styles. - includes/customizer-options.php - added the option to choose a full width or boxed layout for the website. Added the option to add space above the header in boxed layout. Added some menu navigation color options for the full width layout. - header.php - optimizing layout and configuration for the full width layout. - body-tag.php - added a class to the body tag in conjunction with the new option for full width or boxed layout. - functions.php - added block editor compatibility with theme colours. - includes/customizer-styles.php - added a condition to not load the page background image when the full width layout is set. - widgets.php - added new bottom sidebar group. - custom-js.php - added scripting for the masonry bottom sidebar group.

April 3, 2019 - version

updated- layouts/sponsor-details.php Fixed email address not showing up for sponsors. Added a line break after email, website, and telephone number.

October 23, 2018 - Version

updatedsmall fix for the Mailchimp widget.

August 28, 2018 - Version 1.1.9

updatedstyle.css - improved mobile responsive layout for Sponsors list page

March 12, 2017 - Version 1.1.8

updatedindex.php - changed the default post content display to excerpt (Read more was not showing up even if Summary was selected for posts)

updatedarchive.php - changed the default post content display to excerpt (Read more was not showing up even if Summary was selected for posts)

updated/woocommerce/loop/pagination.php - updated version WooCommerce - Campaigns plugin changelog

updatedwidget-campaign.php - updated deprecated code

October 6, 2016 - Version 1.1.7

updated/includes/widget-facebook-like-box.php -- updated code from Facebook

updated/js/flexnav.js -- removed file (project no longer in development)

updated/js/nav.js -- added superfish, hover intent and tinynav for navigation menus

updatedstyle.css -- removed previous navigation styles and added in Superfish and TinyNav

updatedheader.php -- removed mobile "button"

updated/includes/customizer-styles.php -- added default font sizes to output -- removed reference to mobile menu button

06.07.2016 - version 1.1.6

updated/includes/custom-js.php -- updated smooth scrolling for newer jQuery versions

05.26.2016 - version 1.1.5

updated/includes/widget-contact.php -- added one additional time to widget

updated/includes/customizer-styles.css -- made styles for campaign progress not only for widgets

updated/includes/post-types/sponsors.php -- added shortcode for sponsor groups

04.13.2016 - version 1.1.4

updated/includes/widget-posts.php -- removed unnecessary post link from excerpt option

updated/includes/customizer-options.php -- fixed h2 font label that indicated it was a h1

12.28.2015 - version 1.1.3

updated/includes/widget-mailchimp.php -- moved loading of MailChimp API to different function

updated/includes/customizer-styles.php -- changed specificity on home page attention widget

updated/includes/customizer-options.php -- updated default fonts to correct choices

updated/includes/widgets.php -- added widget area to header

updatedheader.php -- added optional header widget area

updatedstyle.css -- added styles for header widgets

10.02.2015 - version 1.1.2

updated/includes/meta-boxes.php -- added website field to sponsors

updated/includes/meta-boxes folder -- updated to version 2.1.0 to fix trouble with IE servers

09.03.2015 - version 1.1.1

updated/includes/customizer-options.php -- added options for sponsor url slugs

updated/includes/meta-boxes.php -- added fields for sponsors inadvertently removed in 1.1.0

updated/includes/post-types/staff.php -- added custom-field support

updated/includes/post-types/sponsors.php -- added custom-field support

09.02.2015 - version 1.1.0

updated/includes/customizer-options.php -- added options for changing staff url slugs

updated/includes/post-types/staff.php -- implements options for staff url slugs

updated/includes/meta-boxes.php & /includes/meta-boxes -- updated to cmb2 version 2.0.8

updatedstyle.css -- added height to Facebook widget iframe

updatedUpdated widget code for WordPress 4.3 /includes/widget-attention.php /includes/widget-contact.php /includes/widget-facebook.php /includes/widget-mailchimp.php /includes/widget-page.php /includes/widget-posts.php /includes/widget-sponsors.php /includes/widget-video.php

07.28.2015 - version 1.0.7

updated/includes/customizer-options.php -- added esc_html sanitization for footer text inputs

updatedfooter.php -- added html_entity_decode to footer text output

updated/languages/forward.pot -- updated file and added missing section from comments.php

04.29.2015 - version 1.0.6

updated/includes/scripts.php -- fixed name for theme's stylesheet

updatedstyle.css -- adjusted staff section for smaller screens

new/includes/staff-group-item.php -- added wrapper for staff image

04.22.2015 - version 1.0.5

updated/includes/images.php -- removed first video function (too many web hosts with outdated php)

updatedindex.php -- removed first video call

updatedremoved first video call

updatedadded inline-block to post-meta in featured post widget

03.30.2015 - version 1.0.4

updatedindex.php -- updated first video output

updatedpage.php -- took out first video spot

updated/includes/images.php -- updated first video function

updated/includes/customizer-styles.php -- added output of drop-down menu color to match nav bar, home page widget styles, campaign widget styles

new/includes/customizer-options.php -- added options for campaign widget and home page widget styles

03.23.2015 - version 1.0.3

updatedstyle.css -- added .sizing to set width of homepage widgets independently of .widget

updatedpage-home-template.php -- added .sizing div to #home-widgets to keep larger first widgets from setting size

new/includes/customizer-styles.php -- added to heading color section

02.23.2015 - version 1.0.2

updated/includes/customizer-styles.php -- fixed widget title background color

updated/includes/meta-boxes.php -- changed default layout to return an empty value

updated/includes/body-tag.php -- changed matching for layout override to !=''

new/layouts/staff-details.php -- added mailto: to email

02.18.2015 - version 1.0.1

updated/includes/theme-updater.php -- restored disable_wporg_request

02.17.2015 - version 1.0.0

newFirst release!

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Template Information

Created On:
February 18, 2015
Updated On:
February 26, 2023
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Compatible Browsers:
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Software Version:
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Compatible With:
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