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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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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What now for the future of premium wordpress themes?

23 February 2010 comment icon1 | Categories: Legals, opinion, wordpress

In late 2009, Mike Alex Wasylik wrote two excellent and thought provoking blog posts about whether or not the GPL license is applicable to premium wordpress themes. Mike was quite clear and very articulate in his views in favour of the right of premium wordpress theme developers to reserve the right to charge for their works and copyright same.
If you’ve not read the posts and have any remote interest in premium wordpress themes and the future of this fledgling industry I suggest you go read them immediately.
The first post from November 2009 is still generating debate in the comments to this day and has drawn comments from heavy hitters in the WordPress ecosystem including Matt …

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