Shufflehound, a WordPress theme developer, has recently launched Lemmony Agency, a child theme for agencies. This new theme is an extension of the company’s first block theme, Lemmony, which was released in March and has already been installed on over 1,000 websites.
Lemmony Agency is similar to its parent theme but offers more agency-specific patterns. It comes with 25 new custom block patterns, in addition to the ones already included in Lemmony, totaling more than 50 patterns. These patterns are designed to suit agencies but can also work well for non-profits, advocacy groups, portfolios, or businesses of any kind.
The unique patterns in this theme include a hero with services, accordions for FAQs, counters, more pricing tables, services with icons or images, a blockified sidebar, testimonials, and more. The theme’s creators have done an excellent job of organizing all the available patterns into different panels for the patterns specific to the Lemmony Agency theme, the Lemmony patterns, and the Lemmony full-page patterns. This makes it easier for users to build pages without having to hunt through all the patterns lumped together.
The Lemmony Companion plugin is recommended when users install the theme. It adds a handful of custom blocks that some of the patterns rely on to work. These blocks include a counter, icon, post featured image caption, typing text, hero auto-slider, and accordion. Using this plugin ensures that these features are styled exactly to match the theme and gives users more creative control inside these particular blocks.
Shufflehound made an interesting choice by creating Lemmony Agency as a child theme of what is already a very flexible multi-purpose theme. This could have been shipped as a full-page pattern, but it would have greatly expanded the patterns packaged with the parent theme. In these early days of block theming, it’s not yet clear what users might consider “pattern bloat” or too many patterns, especially since they can easily be categorized under various panels inside the explorer.
Lemmony Agency is a solid option for building websites that need to showcase their services, display pricing, or simply maintain an informational web presence. It’s available for free from WordPress.org and will auto-install the parent theme at the same time.
In conclusion, Shufflehound’s Lemmony Agency is a great addition to their collection of WordPress themes. With its agency-specific patterns and easy-to-use pattern explorer/inserter, this theme is sure to be a hit with agencies and businesses alike. The Lemmony Companion plugin also adds an extra layer of customization, ensuring that users can create unique and stylish websites that match their brand.