Aphrodite updated to 1.2

Hi there,

just like Aegean, IndiGamer and Agora, now Aphrodite too got a little better. More or less, these are the main points of the update: Read More

WordPress – Poedit: Translation Secrets

Please note: The following tutorial is mostly about creating language files from scratch. If your theme provides an up-to-date language file, either .po or .pot you can create translation files without much of the following information.

There are a lot of excellent tutorials on the web regarding how to prepare your WordPress theme for translation, as well as how to translate it using Poedit. I am not going to repeat what already has been written, so here is a small list of tutorials on the subject (in case you are too lazy to search for them):

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Twitter widget update

As of yesterday, October 11th, 2012, Twitter shut down their unversioned API URL endpoints, and as a result the twitter widget of all CSSIgniter themes stopped working.

Each and every one of our themes has just been updated to rectify the issue, and they also got a few changes to better support internationalization.

If you use the Twitter widget or rely on proper internationalization handling, then you’re urged to upgrade.

As always, be a good sport and keep a full backup of your WordPress installation before you update.

Let’s build a Portfolio theme, together!

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Being a web designer is something that puts a smile on my face every morning, but being a web designer who gets to choose what he’s going to design next and how, it’s something more. It’s “Eudaimonia“!
That is so true, except when I get to design a Portfolio Theme and here are some good reasons: Read More

Aegean and IndiGamer just got a little bigger

My oh my!

October looks like it’s going to be a great month. Not only the 9 lucky winners will receive their presents (congrats boys and girls!), but we already released a brand new theme. I hear you say: “But this is not enough Anastis. We want moar!

How about some theme updates then? Sounds good?

It is good, trust me. October will not end unless we update all our themes, even if that means we’ll have to reprint the world’s calendars, brainwash time-keeping-scientists (astronomers), or even bend the space-time continuum. And you know why? Because you’ll benefit from it. Let me point out (in very sophisticated pointed list) why you’ll benefit:

  • Theme updates. You’ll get a discreet notice one the CSSIgniter panel that a newer version exists. You can turn that off of course.
  • White-labeling the theme. Just a TRUE away.
  • Child themes support.
  • Multisite support.
  • Extendable panel.
  • Less steps to update each theme (this one we did for us, but it’s mostly good for you as you’ll get faster updates).
  • A cool new checkbox to disable comments on all pages.
  • Touch Favicons, touchicons or whatever you want to call the larger icons used on mobile devices.
  • Guaranteed compatibility with WordPress >= v3.3.3 (but you should really consider updating to the latest WordPress version, security-wise…)
  • Loads of little things implemented, fixed, or even removed

Don’t lose any more time. Take a full bakcup (of course), grab a copy of Aegean or IndiGamer and try them out now! If we did our work right, you’ll hardly see any differences.

But good things are happening on the background.

And the winner is…

Thank you for participating to our second anniversary giveaway! Here are the winners!

Number 61 (Brandi): The New iPad

Number 17 (Daphne Koumpa): A CSSIgniter subscription for life

Number 3 (Christos Chiotis): An annual CSSIgniter subscription

Number 20 (Rajan): An annual CSSIgniter subscription

Number 93 (Ziogas Chris): A yearly Alpha Enterprise Hosting plan

Number 101 (Carlos): A yearly Alpha Enterprise Hosting plan

Number 130 (Sherry Cunanan): A yearly Alpha Enterprise Hosting plan

Number 4 (Tan Yong Chee): A yearly Alpha Enterprise Hosting plan

Number 26 (Manos Karampasis): A yearly Alpha Enterprise Hosting plan

Congratulations!

New theme coming soon: Glare

This theme is now available. Have a look!

Our first theme for month October will be Glare. A theme specifically designed for fashion photographers, designers and models who want to showcase their portfolio in a very classy way. It will support full background videos and customizable listing and portfolio pages. The WordPress theme will come in the first week of October.

You can see how it will feel like (and of course purchase the HTML version and PSDs if you need) over at ThemeForest.

A tumblr-like theme from Owltastic is coming soon!

I’m a web designer and there are people i admire in this job. I follow them on Twitter, i read their books, i follow their advice, i stare at their previews on Dribbble. I guess everyone in this job is doing something similar.

One of them is Meagan Fisher a.k.a owltastic and when the idea of approaching my favorite designers to design for CSSIgniter came to mind, Meagan was in my Top5. I wasn’t sure if i was going to get a response but i did and she will be designing a tumblr-like theme for WordPress. Can’t wait to see the result, can’t wait to share it with you!

Once we have the final concept in our hands we will share a preview so stay tuned!