The following is a list of recommended plugins for use with the Richard theme.
- Richard Attorneys (included in the theme package, will prompt you to install at initial theme activation)
- Richard Practice Areas (included in the theme package, will prompt you to install at initial theme activation)
- Soliloquy (License included with the theme, will prompt you to install at initial theme activation)
- Genesis Grid
- Gravity Forms
- Simple Share Buttons Adder
- The Events Calendar / Events Calendar Pro
- Widget Importer & Exporter
The only plugins required for the theme to function correctly are the Richard Attorneys and Richard Practice Areas plugins. You will be prompted at theme activation to install these plugins along with Soliloquy. Please do so.
We have a license agreement with the developers of Soliloquy to include a license key to give you full access to that premium plugin and all the addons as part of your theme purchase. You do not need to use the Lite version of the plugin. The only reason you might need to purchase your own individual license for Soliloquy is if you have advanced needs and require direct support from the Soliloquy plugin developers. In most cases the license provided with our theme will be sufficient.
Gravity Forms is an optional premium plugin. We have long used Gravity Forms on all of our development projects as well as with our own in-house and personal sites so we can recommend it whole heartedly. That said, Gravity Forms is optional and not required for Richard to function. You are welcome to use whichever form plugin/solution you prefer on your site, or none at all. Just be aware that we provide specific styling for Gravity Forms, so if you elect to go with another form plugin then you may need to customize your theme style sheet to get it looking the way you want.
We are using The Events Calendar plugin with the Richard theme demo. The basic plugin is free and will do most, if not all, of what the typical user will need. Please note though that our theme demo uses the premium Pro plugin upgrade. We do this primarily so that we can have recurring events in the calendar. That eliminates the need for us to constantly remember and go back to add new events to demonstrate the plugin properly. Because we have the Pro upgrade it is possible that some events specific things may present slightly differently than the basic free version of the plugin.