Archive | March, 2010

New version of Thesis wordpress theme hits the streets

31 March 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news, wordpress

Hey gang,
just a quick post to let you all know that a new version of the ever popular Thesis wordpress theme has hit the streets.
Why is this big news?
Well the guys over at Diythemes are very excited about the 1.7 release as it’s effectively a big rewrite of the core engine which powers Thesis, which means:

faster loading pages across your wordpress site
dramatically improved code quality
significantly enhanced seo controls
extended options manager
completely reorganised options pages
lots of new javascript libraries
flexible new comment system

Thesis has always been one of the best premium themes out there but the guys have really put in serious effort to keep Thesis at the forefront of premium wordpress theme design.
With over 22,000 customers to …

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Obox release new fantastic new wordpress theme – Inkdrop

25 March 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news, wordpress

We’ve been fans of Obox guys for quite some time and today they’ve launched a fantastic new wordpress theme called Inkdrop.
The guys have really put a lot of effort into creating quite a diverse wordpress theme that provides 3 different homepage layouts catering for even the most diverse website requirements, including a great “Unique Inkdrop Layout” which includes a featured posts slider, a standard blog layout and a business layout.
From the Obox blog:
It’s been a while since we have been this excited to launch a new theme. InkDrop is probably our most diverse Premium WordPress theme when it comes to page templates and features.
We have tried to pull out all the stops with this blog/portfolio/business …

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2010 WordPress Theme Buyers Guide – Part 2

07 March 2010 comment icon1 | Categories: best of, theme news, wordpress

Right so now that we’ve covered the different types of wordpress themes there are , we hope you have a clearer idea about which type of theme is right for you. In Part 2 of the 2010 WordPress Theme Buyers Guide we’re now going to take a closer look at why should even consider buying a premium wordpress theme.
Dude, why should I buy a wordpress theme? – there lots of free ones out there already!
Yes there are lots of free wordpress themes out there. Free wordpress themes are one of the key building blocks of the vibrant wordpress community. The fact that you can install wordpress and get your hands on some world class quality …

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Third party website selling Woothemes bundle – dodgy or legit?

07 March 2010 comment icon4 | Categories: theme news, wordpress

I was doing some googling this evening and stumbled across this ad:

I was immediately suspicious. Perhaps this is a WooThemes affiliate who has a special deal directly with WooThemes?
Not so it would seem. Bundlethemes looks to be selling a bundle of 46 WooThemes themes and using the GPL to make it legit. Here’s a screenshot of their sales page.

And here’s a direct quote from that sales page:
How can I legally offer this? Simple. It’s kind of WooThemes dirty little secret. They have released everything they publish under the GPL license. This is the same license WordPress itself is given away free under. GPL gives the buyer full rights to use, edit and redistribute the product …

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Ian Stewart from themeshaper joins Automattic

06 March 2010 comment icon1 | Categories: theme news, wordpress

Ok folks, some great news this week for wordpress fans everywhere. Ian Stewart of themeshaper fame has joined Automattic – the good people who lead the wordpress project.
This is big big news for the wordpress theme community. Ian has been a leader in the community for quite some time and is responsible for the development of thematic, one of the best wordpress theme frameworks around. (Slight segway: learn more about theme frameworks.)
Having played around extensively with thematic, I can safely say Ian is a very talented guy who is undoubtedly going to be a massive contributor to the core wordpress project going forward.
The other excellent piece of news that comes with this announcement is that …

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Fantastic Free wordpress themes list

01 March 2010 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news, wordpress

The guys over at instantshift have just posted a fantastic free wordpress themes list that has to be seen to be believed.
They’ve pulled together the absolute cream of the crop when it comes to free wordpress themes with over 60 themes listed – enough to keep even the pickiest wordpress site owner busy for a while!

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