Major theme updates for August 2012

We thought we’d take this opportunity to alert all our fantastic customers of the updates we’ve made to our themes. These aren’t just the usual theme updates that make your WordPress theme secure and up to date with the latest version of WordPress, oh no, these are much more exciting than that. We’ve developed our Options Framework to include some amazing new features and we’ve updated each and every theme now to be powered by it. WordPress is already a fantastic platform to run you website on and now, with our theme Options Framework, you can take control and move it to the next level. Below are just some of the features we’ve introduced but we must say there are many more to explore.

Theme Options

General Settings

The place to add custom favicons, Google Analytics tracking code, RSS URL and your Feedburner email subscription settings.

Styling Options

Colour pick text and background highlight colours and add custom CSS.


Change body and heading fonts, weights and colours with a library of Google Fonts.


One major update to our framework is the inclusion of theme localization directly into the theme options panel. Easily translate the theme into your desired language without having to edit and upload complicated translation files.

Sidebar Manager

Our sidebar manager allows you to create new widget ready sidebar areas to our in your theme. Simply create a new sidebar, activate it and add widgets to it in the widgets section of your WordPress dashboard. Once complete, you can add this to whatever page of post you like when you edit that page or post.

Read more about the Sidebar Manager

1-Click Installer

Described by our users as a must have feature, our 1-Click Installer allows users to instantly setup new themes on new and existing WordPress sites in just a click or two.

Read more about the 1-Click Installer

Ads Manager

A brand new feature now available in all our WordPress themes, the Ads Manager allows site owners to run their own ad campaigns through their site with no requirement to integrate with third party ad platforms.

Site owners can create new campaigns and ad types from the comfort of their dashboard, including both text link ad placements and banner ad placements.

Create ad zones to display the ads in any location you like with the available PHP or shortcode snippets. We’ve also setup lots of ad zones and integrated them into each theme.

Manage ad requests quickly and simply in the dashboard and take automatic payments via PayPal. The software practicably runs your ad campaigns for you so you can sit back and focus on making your website a success.

Theme updates

We have upgraded every theme in our collection with the updates mentioned above. We have also made lots of theme specific updates and in some causes, completely rebuilt them from the ground up.

If you are looking to upgrade your theme, we suggest you check the theme changelogs first to save yourself any potential issues. Old themes may have been rebuilt to be more stable, more secure and be more integrated with the WordPress core.

Theme changelogs

Before you update your theme it’s important to read the changelog to see if there may be issues if you update. Here are the theme changelogs:

FolioGrid Pro Changelog
365 Pro Changelog
Branded Pro Changelog
Bespoke Pro Changelog
Pegasus Pro Changelog
Petition Pro Changelog
Chameleon Pro Changelog
Autos Pro Changelog
CreativeGrid Pro Changelog