We are moving to new office this Weekend.

Hello Team,

5.5 years back, when “Salt Technologies” started, it was a small team with a small office in a 1 BHK flat. It was so inadequate that when the 4th member joined the team, she had to sit in the kitchen next to the kitchen platform. After working in all those conditions for more than a year, there was a change. A change, that was our next step. A change, that was for good. We moved to a better place. That’s our current office at Baner. We are working here for more than 3 years.

Now is the time for the next baby step. Time for the change again.

New Office Signage

We are moving to a better & smarter working place this weekend. We will be moving to a new commercial space near Hinjewadi. I hope that along with new office, this change will bring new energy, new enthusiasm, and new strategies for every one of us.

Few of us have already started working on new strategies. Changes that everyone is seeing currently are part of it.

So, get ready, get energized and make your plans. For next few years, we will be having a ride on a new roller coaster with new plans and new challenges.

Sujay will let all of us know the moving plan in detail with dates and features in the new office.

You can revert back to me on this email or to Sujay for your concerns and queries.

All the best.

SoftPoint WordPress Theme

5 most important features in SoftPoint’s initial release!

We have launched beta release for our next WordPress theme, SoftPoint. It is a?fully responsive WordPress theme crafted especially for technology & software related websites.

You can use SoftPoint for SaaS product website, a software company website, mobile app website etc. You can even use it for your consultancy business website. It is blazingly fast and very easy to use. It supports all major page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, SiteOrigin etc.

Free version of SoftPoint will be released on WordPress.org. It is currently under review. Till then, you can download it from this link and use for your software business website.

The final release of SoftPoint will have a lot of features including multiple ‘ready-to-import’ demos. You will get all those updates for free. Even in the beta release, there are a lot of features. Let’s take a close look at 5 most important features of SoftPoint (Beta).


1. Clean & Elegant Design

Our professional designers have spent a lot of time and efforts in creating a design that is clean and elegant. Creating a website that is simple yet attractive is not an easy task.

With SoftPoint, we have already taken all those efforts so that you don’t have to spend time on it. You can check the demo on?https://softpoint.themesease.com/.


2. Customize Easily with Live Preview

SoftPoint is fully customizable. It works really well with WordPress’ built-in customizer to make it easier for you. You can customize your website with a live preview.

Most of the settings are customizable. You can change all colors, header layout, footer layout, site layout etc. You can also add topbar above the header with 2 widgets. You can use it for any purpose.


3. Super Fast & Lightweight

SoftPoint is built with speed in mind. A beautiful website is useless if it takes minutes to load. Your website should load in seconds if you don’t want to lose a visitor.

SoftPoint loads in seconds. Your website visitor won’t need to wait for a long time. It is also very lightweight so that it doesn’t eat too much of server RAM & space.


4. Secure & Stable

Though it is a beta release, it is completely safe & secure. You need not worry about the security of the theme. It is also completely stable. You won’t face any issue even on the production website. Your website will get an update notification automatically when it gets released on WordPress.org.


5. Compatible with plugins

SoftPoint is fully compatible with all popular WordPress plugins. It works really well with popular WordPress page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, SiteOrigin etc. You can let us know if you think it is not compatible with your favorite plugin. We will make changes so that theme?supports all plugins.


Let us know your reviews and feedback about the theme. We would love to get your feedback and improve the theme.


Download SoftPoint (Beta)

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Theme Release: BizPoint

We would like to announce the release of our latest WordPress theme, BizPoint. It is a free theme available on WordPress.org and can be downloaded for free from this link.

BizPoint is fully responsive and works perfectly on all devices. It is very easy to use. Any WordPress beginner, with no coding knowledge, can create a good-looking, responsive business website in quick time using BizPoint.

Currently, there are 4 free full website demos available within the theme which anyone can import in a button click. All these demos include multiple pages like frontpage, about us page, services page, contact us page etc.

Most o these pages are built using Elementor page builder and are really very easy to edit. You can use any page builder like Beaver builder, Site Origin or Elementor with BizPoint.

To learn more about BizPoint, please visit this link.

How to optimize WordPress website for better performance?

You have very little time to influence your visitor to stay on your website. If your website doesn’t load quickly, you will lose a user or a potential customer. The website visitor will close browser tab even before it loads if it takes a lot of time. You must optimize WordPress website for fast performance.

Following are few important tips to optimize the performance of your WordPress website.


1. Install WordPress Caching Plugin

All the pages created in WordPress are “dynamic”. This means they?re built on the fly every time someone visits a post or page on your website. To create your pages, WordPress has to run some database queries and some process to find the required information, put it all together, and then display it to your user.

This process of getting the data from the database and putting it together to build page can slow down your website. Caching plugin saves a copy of the page when it loads for the first time. Then when next time someone requests that page, a cached version is served to save a lot of time & server load.

You can use free caching plugins like “WP Super Cache” or “W3 Total Cache“. There are lot many other options as well. Most of them will work for your website.

If you are using managed WordPress hosting like “WP Engine“, you might not need caching plugin. They handle caching without the plugin and it works smoothly.


2. Optimize images used on the website

Size of images is one of the most important factors for your website’s load time. Lesser the total size of your images, lesser will be the load time for the website.

But, you should not skip using images on your website as they are an essential factor for engaging users with your website. So, it is very important to serve optimized images so that website doesn’t become heavy.

You can optimize your images online on sites like compressor.io. WordPress has an easy way for this as well. You can optimize?your images easily & automatically while uploading using free plugins like “WP Smush“.


3. Use good WordPress hosting

The hosting server is one of the most important parts of optimizing your WordPress website. The server should be fast & secure. It should respond quickly to the browsers’ requests.

Shared hosting can be little slower in this case. As they are shared by different websites, they must have many different abilities that your website might not need. There can be many software applications installed on the server that your website does not need.

You can go for some good hosting services like Digital Ocean where you get a droplet for a really low cost. Use this link and get $10 credit to start your scalable VPS. With such hosting, you install only required software applications on your server so that its memory is not wasted for unrequired apps.

Another better but bit costly option is to go for managed WordPress hosting. You can read more about its benefits here. It definitely helps you improve your website performance and security. Do consider using WPEngine as a managed hosting provider. We use it for all of our projects. Another good option for managed WordPress hosting is FlyWheel.


4. Remove unused plugins


5. Combine & Minify CSS, JS & HTML files

6. Use Content Delivery Network

7. Optimize WordPress Database

8. Update WordPress, Themes & Plugins regularly

Why should you consider using managed WordPress hosting?

If you have ever used a ‘managed WordPress hosting’, you would never question its advantages. Definitely, it’s bit costlier than some cheap ‘shared hostings’. But it comes with great benefits over the normal hosting.

In this article, we will focus on advantages of using managed hosting.

Benefits of “Managed WordPress Hosting”:

We host all of our WordPress websites on WP Engine. Even this website and all of our theme demos are hosted on WP Engine. Following are main reasons why we chose WP Engine. Almost all other ‘managed hosting’ providers will provide these benefits but we recommend using WP Engine based on our experience.

1. Faster Performance

Servers used for “Managed WordPress hosting” are configured and tuned specially for WordPress. They are blazing quick even when your website gets a lot of traffic. WP Engine uses highly scalable architecture to handle more traffic.

2. Better Security

Managed hosting providers take some extra measures to stop attacks and malicious intent in its tracks. They add an extra layer of security which makes your WordPress website more secure. Managing security of your WordPress website will be service provider’s job if you choose it properly.

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3. Service & Support

Managed hosting providers give better support because they have experts specially trained for WordPress issues. Our experience with WP Engine support is just amazing and that is the first reason why we recommend them to others.

4. Regular Backups

Most of the “Managed WordPress Hosting” providers handle regular backups for your website. If you want, you can choose a plan that backs up your WordPress website daily. This feature can help you amazingly in some unfortunate?situation.

5. Automatic Updates

WordPress is a very active community and they push regular updates with new features and security patches. There are some security issues if you don’t update your WordPress for a long time. With managed hosting, you will need not to worry about updating your WordPress version.


WP Engine is just a recommendation as we use it regularly for our websites. You can also go for other managed hosting providers like FlyWheel, SiteGround, Dreamhost etc.

Bani – A Comprehensive Blog Theme

This week, we have launched another blog theme, ‘Bani’. Bani is a comprehensive blog theme with a fresh, clean & elegant design.

The theme is designed with the classic elegance to keep your reader more focused on the content & images. Our professional designers have kept the design simple yet eye-pleasing.

You can customize most of the theme settings with live preview. Native WordPress customizer is used to make it easy for you to edit theme settings.

We have added a customizable slider for featured posts and a cover section at the top for your blog introduction.

The theme is lightweight with less than 40kb style.css (you can minimize it further easily). It is fully responsive theme built on world’s most loved framework for responsive websites, Bootstrap 4.

You can use all latest WordPress page builder plugins like Site Origin, Elementor, Beaver Builder etc.

This is a perfect WordPress theme for any kind of blog. Bani is a classic blog theme with RTL language support and is completely translation-ready.

Our support team is always there to answer your queries. The theme will be regularly updated with new features. Check demo at http://bani.themesease.com.

To know more about the theme, visit https://saltthemes.com/wordpress-theme/bani-free-blog-theme/.

5 Must Have WordPress Plugins for Your Business Website

So you have chosen WordPress for your business website. Great choice! WordPress is definitely one of the best content management systems available today. You can make it better with some really useful WordPress plugins.

With few free WordPress plugins, you can make your website secure, faster, search engine friendly, and user-friendly.

1. Jetpack by WordPress.com

Jetpack is multi-purpose WordPress plugin. It helps you make your website more secure and user-friendly. You can use Jetpack’s free version for most of the useful features. Jetpack (free) can be used for:

  • Brute-force attack protection
  • Downtime and uptime monitoring
  • Secured logins and two-factor authentication
  • Automatic sharing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, and WhatsApp
  • Related posts
  • Carousels, slideshows, and tiled galleries
  • Sidebar customization including Facebook, Twitter, and RSS feeds

Jetpack currently has more than 1 million active installs. It is actively maintained plugin with a huge number of contributors.

Download Here

2. Yoast SEO

This is one of the best WordPress plugins for SEO. If you are looking for your website’s SEO, you must install Yoast SEO. I am just loving this plugin and you will love it too. Yoast SEO currently has more than 13,500 five-star ratings.

Using this plugin, you can keep an eye on each and every page/post for better SEO. As a result, your website will be more search engine friendly.

What can this WordPress plugin do for you? The answer is very long. I have tried mentioning few important points below:

  • SEO Analysis for a post or page
  • Readability Analysis for a post or a page
  • XML Sitemaps
  • Technical stuff for WordPress SEO
  • Social Metadata
  • RSS Optimization

In conclusion, just download this plugin on your each and every WordPress install.

Download Here

3. W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your website by increasing performance, reducing download times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration.


  • Reduce page load time
  • Improve website performance
  • Save up to 80% bandwidth
  • Improve SEO Results

There are few other good options for this plugin, but probably this is the best one.

Download Here

4. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

This WordPress plugin enables you to track your website using the latest Google Analytics tracking code. Furthermore, it also allows you to view key Google Analytics stats in your dashboard.

Using this plugin is maybe the easiest way to add Google Analytics to your WordPress website.

Download Here

5. Contact Form 7

You must have at least?one contact form on your website. Creating a contact form on WordPress website is easy using ‘Contact Form 7’ plugin.

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms. In addition, you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

Download Here



These 5 WordPress plugins are must have plugins, and you must install them on all of your WordPress installs. Though there are multiple options for each of these WordPress plugins, above-mentioned plugins are mostly used and have good ratings.

Let us know what are your 5 must-have WordPress plugins in comments below.