WordPress 5.8 Compatible. Last Update on: 14 November 2021 | version 5.3- Change Log

Extinct is a WordPress Portfolio theme delicately handcrafted to meet the needs of a creative agency or similar businesses. The name Extinct is derived from the fact that this theme is a celebration of old style, popularly known as Vintage and Retro style designs and incorporates various unique design elements inspired by these styles. It’s a result of our extensive study of design of countless actual Retro/Vintage style websites, posters, prints.

The theme pages are built using popular SiteOrigin page builder which powers nearly a million sites on the web. Extinct comes bundled with 20+ custom page builder elements/widgets that are accessible for easy insertion and configuration in the page builder. In addition to the custom theme widgets, we support 17+ page builder elements that are part of our popular SiteOrigin widgets plugin.

Extinct features an attractive and unique blog design and can be used to power blogs just as easily as portfolio or other content sites. Includes a number of shortcodes for embedding multi-column portfolio entries or blog summaries in any post/page. Additionally, there are advanced WP widgets included for listing recent blog posts, for featuring blog posts belonging to a specific category, listing popular blog posts etc.

FEATURED SITE – Spring Park Cornwall


Theme Features

  • Clean Responsive Design
  • Unique Appealing Style
  • Touch Swipe Sliders
  • Powerful Admin Options
  • Tons of Shortcodes
  • Multi-Language Support
  • Demo Site Sample Data
  • Unlimited Sidebars
  • 200+ options to customize the theme
  • 500 + Retina Icons
  • Responsive Revolution Slider, Flex 2 Slider and Nivo Slider included
  • Perfectly Layered PSD files
  • Child Theme included for easy Customization
  • WPML Compatible
  • Dedicated Support Forum


Thanks to Michael Schmid for letting us use his work:

Change Log

Version 5.3
Fixed - Deprecated warnings on PHP 8
Fixed - The widgets page was broken. 
Added - Compatibility with WordPress 5.8 and PHP 8
Updated - Livemesh Extinct Shortcodes plugin 
Updated - Livemesh Theme Addons plugin 
Updated - Revolution Slider
Version 5.2
Fixed - The widgets page was broken. 
Fixed - The pages would not load on certain sites due to JS error. 
Updated - Livemesh Theme Addons plugin 
Updated - Revolution Slider
Version 5.1
Important - Pls see information below on instructions for upgrading to 5.x version of the theme
Updated - Minor fixes to the new backend framework. 
Updated - Livemesh Theme Addons plugin 
Updated - Documentation
Updated - Revolution Slider
Version 5.0
Updated - Complete rewrite of the theme with new backend framework. Incorporates template based design for easy customization of the theme. Kindly test the upgrade in a dev environment prior to upgrading if you have done major customization to the earlier versions. More details on migration to v5.01 version provided in the documentation.  
Updated - The new lightweight yet feature rich framework provides upto 50% performance improvement. 
Updated - Moved shortcodes to new plugin named 'Livemesh Extinct Shortcodes' to conform to new standards prescribed by the Envato Theme Review team for existing items. 
Updated - Moved widgets, custom post types and their metaboxes, options framework to a plugin named 'Livemesh Themes Addons' to conform to the new coding standards prescribed by the Envato Theme Review Team. 
Updated - Moved from PrettyPhoto lightbox plugin to Magnific Popup lightbox framework is much faster and responsive. 
Updated - The font icons with modern icons and also to remove surplus icons. The font icon files are about 80% smaller to help reduce the load on the site.
Added - Large number of templates for quick customization of the theme.
Added - The filters for the portfolio and gallery displays active item. 
Removed - The WP hooks that were present in the earlier versions. They were hardly used and obsolete. 
Removed - The Nivo Slider and Flex Slider options for the top slider. Please go through documentation which talks about migrating to new version to know more. 
Updated - Revolution Slider.
Version 3.6
Updated - Revolution Slider
Fixed - Email icon not showing on team profiles
Added - Improved compatibility with plugins like Events Calendar
Updated - Sample data
Updated - Documentation
Version 3.5
Fixed - Warnings raised with PHP 7.x versions
Fixed - The page would exit if the revolution slider entry specified in the page options was missing. 
Updated - OptionTree framework to handle PHP 7.x versions
Updated - Isotope version and improved compatibility with plugins
Version 3.4
Fixed - Sample data file missing pages built with SiteOrigin page builder.
Updated - Extinct child theme as per current codex recommendations. Made corresponding change in parent theme.
Updated - Revolution slider import file
Version 3.3
Fixed - Title tags as per the latest codex recommendation. Use one of the popular SEO plugins if you need to customize page or post titles. 
Fixed - Pricing table not responsive for 2 column and 6 column layouts
Fixed - The alt tags not taking effect when explicitly specified in media library
Added - A separate class for SO page builder integration
Updated - Documentation to reflect changed support forum URL. 
Updated - Revolution Slider Plugin
Version 3.2
Updated - Removed skin.php to address PCI security compliance.
Updated - Revolution Slider
Updated - Revolution Slider.
Updated - Minor styling changes/fixes.
Version 3.1.1
Updated - Compatibility with WP 4.5.
Version 3.1
Added - Integration with SiteOrigin Page Builder. 
Added - 20+ custom page builder elements for easy drag/drop/configure page building using SiteOrigin builder.
Added - Updated sample data with demo pages built using custom page builder widgets. 
Added - Support for 17+ additional premium page builder elements through our popular plugin for SiteOrigin page builder. 
Added - Ability to set multiple types of sliders from the page edit window. 
Removed - Thumbnail generation by Aqua resizer and some redundant image sizes. 
Updated - Revolution Slider. 
and other fixes/enhancements.
Version 3.0
Updated - Revolution slider plugin
Fixed - Woocommerce pagination
Fixed - Isotope error in certain installations
Fixed - Deprecated widget constructor
Fixed - The testimonials image styling issue
Version 2.9.1
Fixed - XSS vulnerability in prettyPhoto plugin. 
Updated - Revolution Slider plugin. 
Version 2.9
+ Tweak - Updated TGMPA and Option Tree to address any security vulnerability. 
+ Fixed - The pricing archive prevented the user from creating a page with pricing permalink. 
+ Fixed - Ability to retain original images for single post page to help address HTTPS issue. 
+ Tweak - Optimized sample data. 
+ Updated - Revolution Slider plugin.
Version 2.8
+ Fixed - Updated JQuery Smooth Scroll script to fix the bug where certain external links in the menu would not respond to user click. 
+ Fixed - WooCommerce displayed deprecated function notice in debug mode. The theme now loads the WooCommerce styles and then overrides them. 
+ Fixed - Image sizes in the settings tab of WooCommerce would get disabled due to filters provided by the theme
+ Fixed - Missing updated attribute warnings seen in Google Webmasters Tools
+ Fixed - Sitemap not displaying some of the portfolio entries
+ Fixed - The dribbble, vimeo, pinterest, behance social icons not displayed with social shortcodes. 
+ Fixed - Google maps not being responsive. 
+ Tweak - Updated Revolution Slider
Version 2.7
+Added - Compatibility with 3.9. Modified TinyMCE shortcode builder to be compatible with TinyMCE 4 and 3 as well.
+Tweak - Updated the shortcode builder for more detailed shortcode insertions
+Added - Added detailed documentation for all the shortcodes in the source files
+Added - Revolution Slider instance can be chosen for display in the home page from the theme options
+Fixed - Enabled translation for some of the backend input fields and menu items
+Added - Revolution Slider 4.3.4 update
+Added - Option Tree 2.3.4 update 
+Added - Ability to override the built-in classes in child themes
+Fixed - Handling posts page setting in the WordPress Admin Settings->Reading tab. 
+Added - Footer menu

and other minor fixes/tweaks. 
Version 2.6
+Added: Revolution slider update 4.1.4
+Tweak: The project description field is now shortcode enabled.
+Tweak: Moved the revolution slider styling to separate CSS file to avoid being overwritten by slider demos
+Fixed: The portfolio template pages showing warning messages when no portfolio category is specified for a portfolio item.
+Fixed: The primary menu moving slightly outside the viewport in certain mobile devices
+Fixed: WooCommerce stylesheets getting loaded even when the WooCommerce was not activated
Version 2.5
+ Added: Three new custom post types - Pricing Plan, Team Members and Testimonials with related shortcodes added. Makes it easy for users to create pricing tables, team profiles, testimonials through intuitive admin UIs
+ Added: Updated the demo content, shortcode builder and the documentation for the new custom post type shortcodes
+ Added: Revolution Slider update 4.1
+ Added: Image preview for Portfolio custom post type 
+ Added: Vimeo, Dribbble and Pinterest social icons support in widget and shortcode 
+ Added: Improved demo data content 
+ Tweak: Removed portfolio ordering by order attribute. Now ordering is by date only
Version 2.0
+ Added: WooCommerce Integration
+ Added: Pricing Page with Pricing Table 
Version 1.2
+ Added: Option to disable read more button in blog posts
+ Added: A new admin menu to access most frequently accessed admin functions from the admin dropdown menu 
+ Added: Shortcode for fancy headings to avoid markup getting lost due to user edit
+ Added: Resetting the form upon successful submission
+ Fixed: Search entries were being formatted wrongly
+ Fixed: Thick border below the slider
Version 1.1
+ Added - Options import/export and multi-layouts support 
+ Added - Background size option in theme options for backgrounds 
+ Added - Option tree update 2.1.4 
+ Added - Revolution slider update 3.0.93 
+ Added - Hover Social icons preload
+ Added - Ability to order the portfolio items in the portfolio pages
+ Fixed - Translation enabled for Ajax portfolio messages 
+ Fixed - Responsive maps for https URLs
+ Fixed - Made the RSS feed icon optional everywhere
+ Tweak - Sidebar fix to conform to WP API
+ Tweak - Moved all remaining responsive CSS - media queries to responsive.css