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?
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:
Since the beginning, our affiliate partners have played a crucial role in our growth. We respect this fact and we would like to let you know that now for every new member you refer, you get 50% + 50% for every year this member keeps her annual subscription active. In other words, welcome partner!
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.
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.