Themify has announced that they have discovered and confirmed a vulnerability in their framework. The vulnerability stems from an unsecure file named themify-ajax.php. The fix was released on November 9th, 2012 but the auto upgrade process failed to delete the file. Themify states they have “recently received several reports of (more…)

Custom post types are one of those things in WordPress that’s been difficult for me to figure out. However, after reviewing the Americanaura theme combined with the AudioTheme framework, I have a better understanding of why custom post types are so cool. Unlike a traditional theme framework, the majority of (more…)

A few days ago, WebDevStudios announced that they acquired the Startbox theme framework. I’ve known WebDevStudios to primarily be a client development oriented business so I thought it was interesting that they have decided to move in the direction of a commercial theme shop. I managed to get Brad to (more…)

Theme developers will now have access to a cool new starter theme that the theme team will be using on a routine basis when developing new themes. Not only is this great news for ALL theme developers, but how they are going about it makes me think they are (more…)

A few days ago, Donal MacArthur of Cranes And Skyhooks reached out to let me know about a new framework he’s developed called Atlas. After playing around with the theme for about an hour, I have a couple of suggestions for Donal. Out of the gate, Atlas and it’s first (more…)

Although Paul Cunningham wanted to hear experiences by those who have used the Genesis theme framework, he ended up starting a conversation that discussed the other frameworks as well. One of the common threads within the conversation is that Justin Tadlock has done a great job with Hybrid as the (more…)

In what I hope will be a regular occurrence, this is an interview with a featured member of the WPTavern forum. I hope to put the spotlight on at least one forum member per month. The member I choose to interview is random but in order to be in the (more…)

At A Glance: The Genesis Theme Framework is built on a simple vanilla blog-type parent theme, and can be extended with the use of child themes. Each child theme comes with its own home file, that makes extending the parent theme very easy. License: Genesis like all the other themes (more…)

There is a new framework in town, this one is called BuddyMattic. Developed by Ron Rennick with help from Daisy Olsen, BuddyMattic is a theme framework based on Thematic that can be used on WordPress, WordPress MU, and BuddyPress. The unique feature of this theme is that BuddyPress functionality is (more…)

Nathan Rice has been working on his own framework for a few months now to help give iThemes a solid base to work from. His framework is called Prodigy and the first public developer beta is out and ready to be tested. As it stands, this theme is not for (more…)