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.
This Tuesday, we have some important information that affects users and developers of child themes. So let’s get right to it.
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().
While it is more efficient, we need to warn you that the new wrapper file can break existing child themes. The good news is that you don’t have to do a lot to fix it. Dave Cowgill has created a tutorial introducing the AppThemes wrapper.php file. The more technically inclined might want to read Scribu’s post on wrappers.
Your Clipper coupon site should be an affiliate revenue generating machine. But it’s tough to do that when your site lacks the great deals and coupons that most people are looking for.
Vantage 1.0 will be available on April 27.
JobRoller 1.6 will be available by the end of April.
Clipper 1.3 will be available on April 9.
Many more announcements and exciting developments coming soon. Stay tuned.
The latest version of Clipper is now available. This is bug fix release so all customers should upgrade. There was a total of 8 tickets completed. A breakdown of tickets can be found below.
- issue where new coupons wouldn’t appear on store or category pages until a vote was casted
- issue with the csv coupon importer script
- issue where using function site_url instead of home_url which affected those who installed WP in a different directory
- issue with printable coupons not showing coupon image on single coupon page
- dashboard widgets no longer show move icon when hover on bar
- dashboard so it’s now fluid width. also styled so it automatically matches new WP 3.2 design
- removed some dash strings from the .po files that shouldn’t be translated
Coupon and deal websites have taken off in the last couple of years and rightfully so. With the economy taking a toll on everyone’s wallet, shoppers search for coupon codes or printable coupons before they make their purchases. The problem is, where do they go to find these deals and how can you capitalize on this niche market?
Introducing Clipper, a coupon and deal management application theme for WordPress. Now you can be their source for discounts and make money from affiliate sales and monetize the traffic with our powerful new theme.
Now that we are officially a “theme company”, it’s important to produce more high quality, well, themes of course.
Launching AppThemes took many months of development and migration which slowed us down on product development. With the new infrastructure in place, we are now in a good position to scale and offer more products to our customers.
Our goal over the next several months is to release a handful of nifty new WordPress apps and sprinkling in some typical premium themes.
Now many of you have asked if there will be a subscription-based pricing model so you can get each theme as it becomes available. The good news is yes, there will be a “theme club” which we will announce later this year.