Category: Theme Development and Previews

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We like to think of  WP Now as a boutique themes site, focusing on quality over quantity.  Therefore when we begin development on a new theme,  we strive to build highly-functional themes that maximize the capabilities of  WordPress, transforming it into the flexible CMS we know it can be.

Here’s where we need your opinion.   We’d like to know what types of sites and functionalities you would find most useful in your business or use of WordPress.   You can select as many as you like from the list below and if you have something in mind that’s not on the list, simply enter it into the field at the bottom or leave a comment.   Help us help you!

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There has been a thunder of debate here at the WP Now developers table, all over the perceived use and ideal functionality of the WordPress “Theme Options Panel”.

You may know it as that little tab on the WordPress admin page, where you can manage various aspects of a specific theme, such as logo, social media links, banner advertising, Google Analytics and more.

Some theme developers are of the opinion that making the Theme Options panel as in depth and comprehensive as possible is best and provides the most flexible user experience.

Other developers are of the opinion that less is more.  That aside from a handful of necessary options, the majority of site owners don’t use this page, use other plugins, or are totally intimidated by it.

….since we are at an impasse, we decided to take to our users.   We’ve put together a short survey (its only 11 questions and should take no more than 5 minutes to fill out), to get your opinions on what you think should be included.

To the first 100 users who fill out the survey at the link below, we will send you a coupon for 50% off ANY theme order. Use this for a standard theme and save $25.  Use it for a developer theme and save $40.   Use it for our Developer Theme Club (which includes ALL of our themes) and save $65!!! (Plus you’ll get a warm fuzzy for helping make WordPress and WPNow Themes even better.)
Thanks and keep an eye out in your email box for our newest theme coming out in the next couple of days!

The WP Now theme option panel has finally arrived on the Huex bus, and it couldn’t be happier to finally come face to face with you! As a WP Now theme user, you should be pretty excited to come across the newly added panel as well. How come? Let me explain…

In the past, certain things like setting the featured category and editing the advertisements had to be hard coded into a theme option file. Then that file required you to overwrite the existing file via FTP… and nobody likes saving files, opening an FTP client, overwriting the old file, and so-on. The WP Now theme option panel now streamlines these tasks by adding them into the WordPress admin panel, so there is no more messing with that theme option file or FTP. We’re trying to build as many options into the custom panel as we can. Every theme will have its own specific set of options to simplify all tedious tasks just for that theme.

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Over the past month, we’ve been keeping rather tight-lipped regarding the latest WordPress themes we’ve been creating. But we think now is a good time to loosen the unyielding doors and give everyone a glimpse at what to expect over the next month.

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Huex is the theme that is closest to being released. This theme went through an entire catalog of names until I finally settled and became pleased with Huex. The title of this theme comes from all of the six different hues  you can choose for your color scheme… Including blue, green, gray, orange, purple and red. (more…)

stickerUPDATE: The 50% promotion has officially ended. However, that promotion has been replaced with a permanent special. From now on, all themes will start at the price of $29… and some themes (like Simplista) are now free. So enjoy the new pricing structure and thank you again for making WP Now what it is today!

As an end-of-summer promotion, we will be offering all of our themes at 50% off. To get 50% off all of our themes, just use the promotional code WELOVESUMMER at checkout. Enjoy and thanks to everyone who made WordPress Now’s first summer one to remember!

Over the past few weeks, an epic battle between gaming websites and WordPress blogs has been progressing. On one side, the gaming beast gloats with huge game databases, reviews, news, updates, previews, and a sleek yet complex prevailing design structure. On the other side is WordPress, an orderly and methodical platform that dictates proper web standards and usability. The clash between the two giants was long and rigrous one, yet the dust has recently settled from the fiasco. We discovered that this was antonymous to a calamity… what was left behind is anything but disastrous. The lights shone down onto a sublime coalition of gaming and WordPress; we called it GameNow.

Finally, we can introduce GameNow as the gaming theme for WordPress that actually has the beauty and brawn of a real gaming website combined with everything we love about WordPress. On the outside, GameNow has a light and dark color scheme that site users can switch in-between. The fast-loading-yet-modern-looking design shares some congruity with the massively popular GameSpot, but clearly deviates with a creative and unique trail of its own.

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Over the past five weeks, WordPress Now has been working extremely hard to bring you some spectacular themes. Even though neither of our themes have reached the point of public release, we would like to take the time to give you a little peak behind closed doors.

Shortly after releasing VintMint, we set our sights on creating a gaming theme that didn’t even appear to run off of WordPress. As some of you may know, most gaming websites run off of advanced content management systems filled with databases of games, images, articles, and more. WordPress is much easier to use and manage compared to these advanced content management systems. So it is easy to see how you wouldn’t expect a gaming website that uses our beloved WordPress to appear so whole and fitting… but it is.

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For those of you who might have missed it – wordpress 2.8 was released the other day. WordPress 2.8 includes some nice new features that we here at WP Now plan on implementing into our themes. First off is the cleaner widget API. The widget API now allows for multiple instances of widgets – meaning you can have more than one of any single widget on your sidebar.

WordPress’ new widget API allows us to create customizable widgets with ease. In future themes – and old ones as well (when we release updates for them) we will be including customizable widgets with individual options for each widget.

An example of one of the customizable widgets we will be releasing in updates and future themes include the adsense widget. This widget is used in almost all of our themes.

Previously you had to manually edit code in the FTP – but who likes that? We have created a bunch of options for the adsense widget that gives you total control over the colors and title of the widget with ease. An example of the widget options is below.

We plan on expanding on these and creating more advanced widgets as we move forward.

Thanks for taking the time to read,

Ryan

The Elements theme version 1.01 includes some bug fixes with the sidebar widgets.

Changelog:
1.01
– Fixed widgets issue/bug
– Fixed widgets not showing the bottom of the box

To get this update, redownload using the link you received in the email after purchasing Elements. If you have no more download attempts available, please contact support and we will help you out.

For those of you who don’t want to completely replace your theme (in case you customized it) the affected files include style.css and functions.php You only need to upload these two files to your Elements theme directory to get this bugfix.

Ryan