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

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.

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.

Theme Updates: Troy and Odyssey reach v1.2

Summer is well in and the sun shines (more like burns skin) here in sunny Greece. While everyone is planning on their vacations, CSSIgniter is hard at work to bring you more. No, wait… we actually try to bring you less. Less hassle, less options (but enough to keep you satisfied and do whatever you want to do) and less sweating.

That’s why we’ve released updates for Troy and Oddysey. Two out of our first four original themes got revisited and are now working as any modern (think WordPress v3.4) theme should work. If you are updating, don’t expect anything spectacular. Most changes are made under the hood. You might notice though that Featured Images are available, as well a revamped and more solid panel is at your hands. If you are watching Troy or Odyssey for the first time, just know that what you see and what you expect, is really really what you get.

A changelog for versions 1.1 (shortlived) and 1.2 for each theme is available in our support forum, so any of you existing users is upgrading and have made any customizations in the theme files, make sure to take a look at the changelog. Of course you need to backup your customization, but you already have done that, haven’t you?

Don’t go away just yet… I mean, plan your summer holidays as you’d normally do, but keep in the back of your head that more theme updates are coming.

Penelope is next.

WordPress 3.4 Beta 2 is out

We spend a good deal of time trying to make sure that our themes will be working in future versions of WordPress without any problems. A few days ago we checked our themes against WordPress 3.4 Beta 1 and everything seems to be working just great for all of our themes.

WordPress 3.4 Beta 2

This week WordPress 3.4 Beta 2 is out and just be sure, we checked once more. Good to go! You can also check what’s coming in WordPress 3.4

New feature in our themes: Gravity Forms support

If you are familiar with WordPress and have worked with forms then at some point you must have tried Gravity forms which is hands down the best contact form plugin for WordPress.

Today we are excited to announce that from our next theme (which is coming tomorrow), BusinessOne, we will be including a special set of styles just for Gravity forms. In other words if you decide to create a form in one of our themes and decide to use Gravity forms, well, we’ve got you covered.

All of our themes will be updated with these styles as well.

Theme updates – Custom options panel

Just a heads up, we have updated our custom options panel! This update includes major fixes in various parts of the panel such as re-organization of options, new color scheme and better compatibility with Internet Explorer (Oh hi, alright?). In the header section of every theme, we have included direct links to our support forum and documentation as well as it seems that most people won’t bother reading our instructions (It’s ok, nobody does read instructions anyway).

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