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.
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.
In an effort to expand our support section we are looking for someone who will be able to record video tutorials on how to properly install our WordPress themes. We do provide written documentation but let’s be realistic. Who reads those? Video tutorials on the other hand seem more attractive to users. So if you are interested:
You will be creating video tutorials for our current and future WordPress themes. You will also be creating video tutorials describing generic WordPress processes (How to create a page, how to install a plugin etc). You will also be responsible for reformatting our written documenation to better match the video tutorials.
- You must be familiar with the self hosted version of WordPress. You have an understanding of the WordPress ecosystem (template hierarchy, custom templates, custom post types, taxonomies and the various WordPress APIs).
- You must be a fluent English speaker. That’s not enough though. You must enunciate and use a vocabulary of a six years old. We now have members from more than 60 countries and speaking clearly without using any slang is a must.
- You must be familiar with video/audio recording software (doh!).
- We hate excuses so if you miss a deadline just tell us exactly what you drunk the night before. We may provide good tips on how to get over this nasty hangover.
- Access to our themes collection.
- Work from home.
- Work whenever you want as long as you don’t miss the deadlines.
If you are interested get in touch. Email us at info [at] cssigniter [dot] com and don’t forget to tell us your hourly rate. Action!
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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.
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
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.
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).
Almost 1 year and a half ago we – Anastis and I – entered the world of premium WordPress themes. Back then little we knew about what it really takes to run such a thing. We were excited and confident about our WordPress skills. We thought, why not? Things weren’t so simple though.
Ithaca, our gaming reviews theme for WordPress, has been brought to version 1.1 as it fixes an issue where the menu would be hidden by the featured reviews slider. Only the HTML5 version was affected, but the fix was also applied to the xHTML version for consistency.
All Ithaca users affected by the bug, are advised to update their theme to this latest version.