Until recently, promoting Premium plugins was not an easy task. While new theme shops appear every month, paid plugin services are not so common.
A few weeks ago, I introduced the WooTumblog plugin developed by Woothemes and their iPhone application, Express App.
Since this plugin only works with compatible themes, you may have turned down that possibility altogether. However, the Wooteam has made it really easy to adapt your theme to use the plugin. A few lines of code to edit, and you’re ready to micro-blog!
The article below details all the necessary steps to adapt your theme.
- Word has spread in the WordPress community since last week, and now comes the official announcement: Woo menus from Woothemes will be part of WordPress core. That’s a great benefit for every WordPress user, and it shows that there is no wall between WordPress community spirit and selling commercial themes.
- the Woothemes team has been a major player in the premium theme Market for mote than a year. They have shown us how great their skills were, and they have trully made some innovation in their themes. And today, one of their latest developments will be patched into the next wordpress release. I think that shows how commuted adii and his team are to wordpress, and they deserve their reputation of today. Thank you, guys
- Nick La has been away from the WordPress news for too long! You may know some of the beautiful themes he used for his personal pages, you may also know some of the themes he has released in the past. Now he is back with a new free WordPress theme, directly inspired by the Apple notes app!
- From today, all current and future products at PremiumThemes.net will be embracing GPL. That’s another Premium theme marketplace turning to GPL!
- It’s undeniable that all of us have important women in our lives, without whom life just wouldn’t be as awesomeDuring the month of October, woothemes will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to a local South African breast cancer charity.:
– 20% of total sales of any of our Business themes;
– 100% of the sales of two new themes (to be released in October) which have been designed by top female designers – Veerle Pieters & Sarah Parmenter.
- All wordpress.com themes can be downloaded from automattic. If you like one of them in particular, head to that page!
Discussion about future of Free WordPress themes
- Alex Denning over at WPShout brings up an interesting point in his post titled Free WordPress Themes? Forget it. It’s Over. Basically, he argues that free WordPress themes aren’t getting the love and attention they used to, mostly due to commercial themes taking all the spotlight.And you, what do you think? Go give your opinion!
And a great article listing all 33 WordPress plugins you could use to enhancing commenting functions on your blog!
- 33 WordPress plugins, which can be used effectively to power up and evolve comment form possibilities and security
There are lots of things to say about WordPress today!
- Yesterday we saw quite a bit of activity on twitter about a new theme company, yummthemes, coming as a competitor to woothemes and Thesis among others.
One theme has been introduced so far, osea, and it seems interesting even if we have no notions about the price or the conditions attached to that theme coming up in the middle of July.
However the landing page announcing this new theme club seems a bit wrong to me, simply because it shows other WordPress theme developers as competitors when the WordPress community tries to avoid such approach by linking to each other and maintaining good relationship between themselves.
Here is the opinion of the guys from the Couch! Make sure you check the comments as well as yummthemes’ owner has expressed his opinion about all this!
Then some nice tutorials:
- Introduced in WordPress 2.5, shortcodes are a very easy way to display lot of things on your blog posts by inserting a very simple code.
- Creating Dashboard Widgets is an easy thing to do, and can add some professional finish to your theme! Check how to do on WooCamp!
- It’s time for another episode of the WordPress theme tutorial series by themeshaper.com. Today, we will speak about what has to be in your theme.
And a nice WordPress theme:
- ePhoto was created for those looking to turn their blog into a photo gallery