Everything You Need to Know About the New Ommi Theme for WordPress
It’s finally here!
A gorgeous new WordPress theme powered by Thrive Theme Builder.
Ommi features a modern, inviting design that will invigorate every part of your WordPress website, from your blog posts and pages, through to your new stunning homepage.
With zero coding skills, you can launch a beautiful, functional, and fully customizable website to build a successful online business.
How does Ommi help you achieve this? Let’s find out...
Ommi – A Warm, Welcoming and Modern WordPress Theme for Your Online Business
Today we’re very happy to announce we’ve launched a brand new WordPress companion theme for all websites that use Thrive Theme Builder.
We’ve been working on Ommi in secret for a few months, and now it’s finally ready to add to Thrive Suite as an alternative to the popular Shapeshift theme.
Oh yeah, and Ommi is available to use right now!
Check it out on the new Ommi demo page, or read about the benefits and features below...
An Inviting, Modern WordPress Theme For Thrive Theme Builder
But first, you’ve got questions. We’ve got answers...
What is the New Ommi Theme?
Ommi is a brand new WordPress theme that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your online business.
It uses Thrive Theme Builder to fully customize every single aspect of your website, giving you the power to build the perfect online visitor experience your brand deserves.
Installing and customizing Ommi requires zero coding knowledge. Everything – from colors, fonts, page templates and more – can be configured in our Site Setup Wizard and Visual Editor, so you’re free to focus on building the skills that will grow your online business instead of complex web design.
Ommi can be as simple or as advanced as your business needs...
Simple blog? No problem, Ommi will make your content look stunning.
Service business? Ommi gives you all the templates you need to impress your clients.
eCommerce store? We’ve got you covered with full WooCommerce integration.
Which design principles is Ommi based on?
When we built Ommi, we wanted to create a WordPress theme that was warm yet stylish, familiar yet modern, fresh yet comfortable.
It’s hard to pin down Ommi’s exact design language using English. Thankfully the Danes have the perfect word... Hygge.
“Hygge... a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.”
Think of a warm mug of hot chocolate in your favorite room just as your weekend starts.
Ommi transforms your WordPress website into an inviting destination, with a whimsical design palette, rounded edges, and warm colors and fonts.
What’s included in Ommi?
Most WordPress themes consist of just a few page templates for your blog, pages, homepage, and — if you’re lucky — category pages.
But not Ommi.
Ommi offers more. Much, much more...
The word ‘theme’ doesn’t really convey the scale of what’s included in Ommi. So let me share exactly what’s included when you activate Ommi on your Thrive Theme Builder website:
Pre-Designed Homepage Templates - Make first impressions count on your website.
Silo Page Templates - Super-charge your content categories with SEO-friendly templates.
Professional Theme Blocks - Add stunning product benefits, calls-to-action, FAQs, hero sections, lists, pricing tables, testimonials and more — all with Ommi’s convivial ambiance.
Customizable Headers and Footers - Choose from a range of impressive header and footer designs to frame your content.
Blog Post Templates - Beautifully designed blog posts for written, audio and video content.
Blog List Templates - Showcase your blog posts chronologically with a professional touch.
Theme Page Templates - Make your standard WordPress pages POP with these stunning, fully customizable designs.
404 Page Template - Help your visitors find their way again from missing or mistyped content URLs.
Pre-Designed Page Sections - Quickly build high-converting theme pages with professional, ready-to-use Top, Bottom, Content and Sidebar section templates.
WooCommerce-Ready Store Templates - Instantly transform your checkout, cart, product page, shop list and more.
Conversion-Focused Call-To-Action Designs - Grow your email list, capture leads, and sell more products with Ommi-styled CTAs.
Advanced Site Speed Optimization Tools - Simple and effective solutions to speed up your website for better SEO and usability.
An Easy to Use Site Setup Wizard - Quickly dial in your logo, brand colors, fonts, navigation menus, headers, footers and more.
Who should build their website with Ommi?
Ommi is a perfect theme if you’re starting a brand new WordPress website.
It’s easiest to set up with a fresh WordPress installation – simply install Thrive Theme Builder, activate Ommi, and follow the instructions in the Site Setup Wizard. It takes just a few minutes to get started as you add your logo, choose your header and footer designs, customize your brand colors and fonts, choose your page templates, and choose your navigation menus.
Ommi is also a great choice if you’re overhauling an existing website using Shapeshift or another older, legacy Thrive theme, like Rise or FocusBlog.
However, if you’re converting an established Shapeshift website to Ommi, please don’t treat it like a simple 1-click switch. Treat the move like any other WordPress theme change: make a site backup first, use a staging environment, and test it all before pushing the new design live.
How to Access Ommi
How much is Ommi?
Ommi is available right now to all Thrive Suite customers, at no additional cost.
Simply update Thrive Theme Builder to the latest version, and the new Ommi theme will be waiting for you!
If you’re not already a Thrive Suite customer, you can get instant access to both Ommi and Thrive Theme Builder (and so many more conversion-focused WordPress tools!) by clicking here.
Do I need Thrive Theme Builder to use Ommi?
Ommi is a companion theme powered by Thrive Theme Builder.
Think of Ommi as the front-end design and layout, and Thrive Theme Builder as the engine that runs in the background, allowing you to customize everything to fit your brand, audience, niche and product.
To get both Ommi and Thrive Theme Builder, you’ll need an active subscription to Thrive Suite, which also gives you instant access to ALL our other great WordPress plugins – everything you need to build a successful online business with WordPress.
How do I activate Ommi in Thrive Theme Builder?
If you already have Thrive Theme Builder installed on your WordPress site, head on over to the Thrive Theme Builder dashboard.
Under the Themes tab, you'll see a button called "+ Add Theme"
Then select "Load from the Thrive Cloud"...
Here you'll be able to download and activate Ommi!
Where can I read more about Ommi?
You can read more about the benefits and features of the brand new Ommi theme here:
And if you want to see Ommi in action, we’ve set up a demo site for you here:
You’ll find a lot of great information in this post, but feel free to ask additional questions in the comments section below if you can’t find the answers you’re looking for. We’d love to hear from you and help you decide if Ommi is right for your brand.
Ommi and Shapeshift
Since it was first launched, Thrive Theme Builder came bundled with its first companion theme, Shapeshift. So with today’s launch of a second stunning companion theme, it’s only natural to compare it to Ommi.
How are they different?
Why should you choose Ommi or Shapeshift?
Can you easily switch between the two?
Here’s what you need to know...
How is Ommi Different from Shapeshift?
Both Ommi and Shapeshift are companion themes that can be installed on your Thrive Theme Builder website. Think of them as great starting points with which to customize your website to match your brand perfectly.
The difference between Ommi and Shapeshift is purely in their look and feel.
Where Shapeshift has mainly rectangular shapes and serif fonts, the design language of Ommi is more rounded, and the fonts are sans-serif.
Can I easily switch between Ommi and Shapeshift?
Switching from Shapeshift to Ommi should be treated like any other WordPress theme change.
That means migrating your website using best practices:
Make an audit of all your web pages, using a plugin like Export all URLs. This will be useful for checking each page after the migration.
Export backups of your database, media, site files and plugins, using a solution like BackupBuddy. Keep copies of these backups in different locations.
Set up a staging or development site, where you can activate the Ommi theme on a copy of your website, without impacting the live version. This way you can iron out any wrinkles before pushing it live.
When you’re finally ready to make the switch to Ommi, block out a few hours and thoroughly test each URL until you’re confident your new Ommi website is working perfectly. Be sure to test your marketing and sales funnels too.
Because Ommi and Shapeshift are both built with Thrive Theme Builder, you’ll find that most pages, templates and elements transfer effortlessly.
However – and this is important – please remember that Ommi uses a different set of fonts, template layouts, and styles, so there will be some stylistic changes that may not transfer back and forth 1-to-1.
Does Ommi include the same features as Shapeshift?
Ommi and Shapeshift are functionally identical.
Both Ommi and Shapeshift work in exactly the same way; they offer beautifully designed, fully customizable templates for your Thrive Theme Builder website.
There should be no loss of features or functionality when switching from Shapeshift to Ommi, only stylistic changes.
Why would someone choose Ommi over Shapeshift?
Whether you choose to use the new Ommi theme or Shapeshift theme for your WordPress website is purely an aesthetic choice.
Ommi and Shapeshift share many common features, but they communicate with a very different design language. They’re like two cars built with the exact same chassis, engine and creature comforts, but featuring very different bodywork.
Both Ommi and Shapeshift have their own distinct identity and voice...
- If you want a friendly, fresh, organic design, go with Ommi.
- If you love professional, clean, squarer design, go with Shapeshift.
But remember, both companion themes can be customized using Thrive Theme Builder to perfectly fit your brand.
When switching to Ommi, what happens to existing Blocks and Page Sections designed for Shapeshift?
Ommi aims to preserve any Blocks built in Shapeshift as much as possible, so they’ll remain largely unchanged with switching to Ommi.
However, Ommi comes with a completely different typography set, so do be aware that many of your fonts will change to reflect the font styles of Ommi.
Your Other Ommi Questions
Does this mean Thrive will release more themes for Thrive Theme Builder in the future?
Yes, that’s the plan!
We learned a lot when building and designing Ommi. Instead of just releasing a new ‘skin’, so to speak, we invested a lot of time into the underlying platform, paving the way for future Thrive Theme Builder companion themes.
We have no planned timeline on when more companion themes will be released, but the groundwork is now ready for us to quickly launch new designs like Ommi and Shapeshift.
Can I create a WooCommerce shop with Ommi?
Yes you can!
Ommi comes with full WooCommerce integration out of the box. It just works.
Ommi also comes with professionally designed and fully customizable WooCommerce page templates for your:
- Shopping Cart
- Product Page
- Product Listing
- Store Homepage
- ... and more!
If you want to build a WooCommerce store on WordPress, then Ommi is your perfect partner.
Is it possible to make my site look like the Ommi demo site?
Sure, it’s 100% possible to make your website look like the Ommi demo site.
Ommi is fully customizable... the branding, colors, typography, header, footer, sidebar. Everything can be tailored in any way you want. So if you want to match the demo site, go for it!
But if you want to create a unique experience for your brand, you can easily achieve this too with Ommi and Thrive Theme Builder.
Does Ommi work with other plugins like Thrive Architect?
Ommi and Thrive Theme Builder are designed to work seamlessly with all the WordPress tools and plugins included in Thrive Suite.
That includes Thrive Architect, Thrive Leads, Thrive Ovation, and Thrive Quiz Builder!
Does Ommi work with every other WordPress plugin?
While no plugin developer can guarantee 100% compatibility with every other WordPress plugin, we can say that Ommi and Thrive Theme Builder should work just fine with every plugin that was built according to the rules from the WordPress Codex.
We have an active support community here at Thrive Themes, so it’s very rare for a plugin conflict to cause issues.
Most minor issues are caused by caching plugins doing exactly what they’re designed to do, deliver a cached version of your previous website. So make sure to flush your cache!
What other plugins do I need to install to get Ommi to work?
To run the new Ommi theme on your WordPress website, you’ll need to install the following:
- Thrive Product Manager
- Thrive Theme Builder
Like the name suggests, Thrive Product Manager is a lightweight plugin that manages and installs any of the tools available in Thrive Suite.
Thrive Theme Builder is the underlying platform that lets you customize any page template or element on your WordPress theme.
Do You Have More Questions about Ommi?
Leave your Ommi questions in the comments below and we’ll get right back to you!
In the meantime, you can find even more information on the benefits, features, use cases and pricing here...
An Inviting, Modern WordPress Theme For Thrive Theme Builder
Wishing you a sense of true Hygge!
- The Thrive Themes Team