ClassiPress 3.2 is here! It’s time to update our ClassiPress child theme tutorials. This week, we’ll begin with the basics. We’ll continue to create more tutorials so you have all the instructions needed to create your own spectacular child theme for ClassiPress.
ClassiPress Child ThemesOur ClassiPress developer, Andrjez, kicks things off with the basics. His ClassiPress child themes tutorial shows you the fundamentals of folder structure, styling and functionality. With this tutorial, you should be able to create a basic child theme for ClassiPress. If you’re a whiz with CSS and WordPress functions, you’ll be able to do even more. He also provides some clear examples of how changes can affect the layout and functionality of the parent theme.
Today is a very exciting day! The brand new AppThemes Marketplace is officially open and ready for business. This online outlet of child themes and plugins is full of products meant to tap into the full potential of our already powerful application themes. Now’s your chance to blow away the barriers holding back your internet business. Get bigger features. Choose more designs. Make your site everything you always wanted it to be.
Dazzling Child Themes
Our application themes are made to look great and the default designs deliver attractive layouts. The only problem is that hundreds of other sites have exactly the same look. You want something unique but hiring a designer can be costly and beyond budget constraints. Well forget all that because the AppThemes Marketplace is chock full of child themes that will bring your site to life. Colorful and attractive, the latest designs and the hippest graphics are available to you. You’re site is going to look fantastic and stand out above the rest.
Click to read tutorialThe new AppThemes framework uses a file called wrapper.php. Wrapper provides a nice tidy place where the html, head, and body tags live. Since these tags are no longer in header.php or footer.php, it reduces the need to make repeated calls for get_header() and get_footer().
Many of you have likely heard about the recent TimThumb security vulnerability and we wanted to address the issue as well. Timthumb is a popular image resizing script that is used in many WordPress themes (including ClassiPress).
Recently a vulnerability was discovered within the script that allows hackers to upload and execute arbitrary PHP code within your TimThumb cache directory. It can potentially hijack your website and bring down your WordPress site.
ClassiPress 3.1.1 has just been released. This was a minor maintenance release to fix a couple of bugs that slipped through 3.1. All customers should upgrade. Fixed a total of 3 tickets. A breakdown of tickets can be found below.
fixed issue on theme-comments template where $ was accidentally added to a function
fixed issue where spaces in refine search didn’t work correctly
fixed error in refine search when selecting a city caused an implode error
The time to release ClassiPress 3.1 is here. After much coding and testing, we are publishing release candidate one and making it available to all customers. While we have completed extensive internal testing and had the help of many experienced ClassiPress users in the beta testing period, releasing the product to a wider audience is the ultimate criterion.
We are making sure that we are prepared to immediately tackle any problems that may come up in the next few days. Yumiko and her team are prepped to handle any extra activity in the forums and the developers are ready to attack any bugs.
It’s official! We’re about to launch the beta testing program for ClassiPress v3.1 and we need your help!
We have a limited number of spaces available, so a selection process will take place in order for us to gather the most suitable team of testers for this release.
Since it is important for us to ensure that the beta testers have the relevant amount of experience using ClassiPress, testing spots will be limited to existing AppThemes customers already using this theme.
Being a beta tester actually requires a lot of work on your part, so before signing up, please make sure you are ready for the commitment. You will need to dedicate several hours of your time (over a two-week period) to help flush out any bugs before 3.1 is ready for a GA release.
The latest version of ClassiPress has just been released. This is a maintenance release driven by some minor compatibility issues with WordPress 3.1. All customers should upgrade to this version and update their WordPress to version 3.1 as well.
There was a total of 31 tickets fixed ranging from minor bugs (that were supposed to be part of ClassiPress 3.1 but moved up into this release) to issues created by the WordPress 3.1 update. A break down of tickets can be found below.
fixed hierarchy breadcrumb issue where not all parent categories showed up
fixed problem where empty search with a category selected resulted in incorrect results
fixed all the classes that were labled ad-[classname] and changed the prefix to post-[classname] to avoid Ad Blocker Plus issues
fixed single ad page contact form which no longer allows you to send messages by just filling out the captcha equation
fixed custom email headers that caused gmail to send the email as an attachment
fixed pagination arrows on the homepage that were not working correctly
fixed warning that was displayed when turning on “Hide Empty Child Categories”
fixed css spacing issue for multiple blog categories displayed
fixed dashboard stats plotting graph in IE
fixed colorbox so it is compatible with WordPress 3.1
fixed tinyMCE so it is compatible with WordPress 3.1. Also fixed validation issues including the issue with chrome and tinyMCE
fixed edit ad page to properly update new custom posts type tags
fixed tinyMCE validation error message locations
fixed styles for edit ad page where image meta data was not floating correctly in IE
fixed radio button issue both with the edit ad page and with the “None” selected issue
fixed clock and folder icons so the bottoms aren’t cutoff in IE
added option to remove the “No Categories” text from the categories lists
added jQuery validation to the comments fields on both single ads and blog posts
added new cron job viewer tab under “System Info” admin page
If someone has ever submitted an ad on your site without any images attached, you’ll notice it uses the “No Image Available” placeholder image. For most people that’s fine but if you didn’t like the wording, color, or wanted to change it to a different language you needed to use image editing software.
Not anymore. Here’s a simple tutorial on how to easily change the default placeholder image without using any editing software.