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New Responsive WooCommerce theme Sooperstore released

04 September 2012 comment icon0 | Categories: commercial themes, featured, theme news

Ok it’s pretty embarrassing how long it’s been since I posted a blog update here. My last update was early July saying that a new theme was on the way “within a week” if I recall correctly. Well fast forward a week or 8 and I’m happy to announce that Sooperstore has finally been released!
We actually released another theme in the interim which I’ll come back to you another time. Right now I’m excited to share details of Sooperstore.
What’s the skinny on Sooperstore?

It’s a WooCommerce theme. What’s WooCommerce? Only one of the best WordPress ecommerce plugins on the planet (along with it’s distant relative Jigoshop).
It’s responsive. A lot of time has been spent tuning the hell out …

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New WooCommerce theme on the way!

07 July 2012 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news

So it’s a month since my last post. While the blog has been quiet, things have been moving a thousand miles an hour behind the scenes. A lot of work has gone into a new commercial WooCommerce theme which I’m pretty excited about. It’s taking a bit longer than I hoped to get it shipped which is normally the way these things go – but I really hope it’s worth it in the end – time will tell! All the core work is done and now it’s down to the final stretch of testing, testing and more testing. What I like to call the final 90% 🙂
As an aside – some good news – themesforge …

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WP App Store and Baby Stuff

15 May 2012 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news

2 pretty cool new things popped up on the wires today that I just had to share with you guys.
The first is an uber cool post from WordPress lead dev Mark Jaquith about his clever little new site – havebabyneedstuff.com
Mark is no stranger to publishing some fantastic tutorials on bleeding edge WordPress development best practices and this write up is full of awesome innovative approaches to building WordPress websites. If you want to see further evidence of the future of theme development go check out Mark’s blog post immediately and study it carefully – that’s the future right there folks.
Second up today is the launch of the WP App Store. This is big one that …

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Top Themeforest authors estimated to gross over $700,000 per month

10 May 2012 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news

So it would seem the Themeforest juggernaut continues to grow from strength to strength. First off a disclaimer – I’m not a financial analyst, nor do I work for themeforest or envato. These calculations are my own estimates based on the information made freely available on themeforest. I’m merely a very interested and curious WordPress junkie who likes looking at these kind of things from time to time. Note I’ve also not deducted or split out numbers to account for themeforest author revenue splits which while could be projected I do not wish to shine a light on specific author net earnings – I’m interested in the macro view of the themeforest world.
If anyone from …

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themezilla goes live

08 May 2012 comment icon2 | Categories: theme news

This is a big one. After teasing us for a couple of weeks, themezilla has finally gone live. For those of you not familiar with themezilla, there is a good chance that if you’ve purchased a commercial WordPress theme from themeforest in the past couple of years – you actually are. themezilla is the brainchild of none other than Orman Clark – one of the most successful themeforest authors of all time.
To celebrate the launch, themezilla has 2 new themes, Volumes which is a commercial theme aimed at digital agencies (one of Orman’s more popular theme categories in the past) and the appropriately named Launch which is a fantastic free tumblog style theme.
Big congrats to …

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Highly infrequent links of the day – May 2

02 May 2012 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news

The WordPress newswires are buzzing with lots of interesting things today.
New Theme shop Themefurnace Launches 
Oli from WPLift has taken the wrappers off Themefurnace. Between the ‘Furnace and ‘Forge, I think Oli and I have all the fire driven analogies covered in the WordPress community 🙂 Oli has written a great post about the first 24 hours of the launch. It’s a great read for anyone thinking about getting into the WordPress Theme business.
New Pay what want ThemeThrift site launches
The “Pay what you want” business model has been popping up more and more in recent years in the music industry and to a lesser extent the restaurant business. While it’s an interesting business model I’ve always …

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WooThemes Suffers Severe Hack

25 April 2012 comment icon5 | Categories: theme news

Last night I noticed that WooThemes had gone offline. At the time I didn’t think much of it as every site ends up going down once in a blue moon. But then this morning I noticed it was still down and showing a cpanel holding page I knew something strange was up.
Turns out, WooThemes was targeted by a very severe and malicious hack. This attack was so disruptive that WooThemes may be offline for another couple of days while an alternative server and hosting infrastructure is put in place. This is not the first time WooThemes has been targeted. Back in December 2010, the site suffered a prolonged DDOS attack which brought the site to …

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4 Popular WordPress Responsive Theme Frameworks

17 April 2012 comment icon2 | Categories: theme news

Following up on yesterday’s look at 5 Stunning Responsive WordPress themes, today we take a look at 4 of the most popular responsive WordPress theme frameworks. Why only 4? Well I could write up a list of 10 and then you could go spend another checking out those 10 options. Stuck on time? Thought so! Listen ANY of these frameworks are great starting points and if you’re only getting started with responsive design you should just pick one and dive in. For those unfamiliar with what a theme framework is, think of it as a well developed skeleton theme that has a well defined method and process for extending the skeleton into your own theme …

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Highly Infrequent links of the day

12 April 2012 comment icon0 | Categories: theme news

Who am I kidding, I don’t have the posting consistency to do a daily dose of links of interest 🙂
Today seems to be a rich vein of quality blog posts for the WordPress ecosystem so here’s some for you to enjoy!
New Book Launch – Client Orientated WordPress Development
New features that WordPress really needs – great post
Nice step through from Oli on his WordPress theme development process

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New theme shop ThemeZilla launch imminent from Orman Clark

03 April 2012 comment icon1 | Categories: commercial themes, theme news

So it looks like the WordPress Commercial Theme landscape is about to get a BIG shakeup.
Orman Clark is one of the most popular and successful WordPress theme developers of all time. He’s generally regarded as one of the nicest gents you could possibly meet in the WordPress community. It’s no accident that Ormans combination of world class theme design and all round likeability and excellent support has seen him sky rocket to towards the top of the themeforest Top Authors list in an insanely short amount of time.
As someone who works with WordPress themes daily, Ormans themes have always been a dream to work with. When I first started building my own themes I didn’t …

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