The New ThemeShift
I’ve been busy during the last months… very busy. Today I’m happy to present you the new ThemeShift website and branding, a new theme options panel full of awesomeness and finally the first ThemeShift theme 2011.
The entire ThemeShift website was rebuild from scratch. First I started to design a new logo because I was somehow tired of the old one. In my opinion the new one is more comtemporary and more flexible.
Apart from the new look and feel there is a new member area for ThemeShift clients. Once you purchase a theme from this site, you get access to this area with a General Usage section (same for all themes) with basic tutorials and screencasts on how to use ThemeShift themes. And then there are theme-specific areas with extensive documentation (tutorials & screencasts) only dedicated to the corresponding theme of the user.
ThemeShift users that are were signed up in the old support forum will already have access to the members are with their existing login credentials. In some cases users had to request a new password.
In addition to that there is a support forum. This was acutally my first attempt to combine a larger WordPress website (including the Members plugin) with a bbPress installation. It has been a long way but now everything is (or seems) up and running.
Another big announcement is the new and fully AJAX-driven (no more page loads) theme options panel I will build new themes on. It will be even easier now to customize the theme to your liking from the WordPress admin.
There is also good news for developers that want to use ThemeShift themes for client sites. In a config file you can enable the developer mode that gives you access to branding options (change logo of options panel and WordPress login) and to a page where you can acutally manage the theme options. Let’s say it’s a theme options options page where you can create new option fields with a few clicks and no page loads. I’m pretty proud of that feature.
The theme options pages are based on the OptionTree plugin by Derek Herman from Envato. It was heavily customized by Ralf Albert to meet my requirements. A big thanks to you guys! I’ll go into detail and send some special thanks in a separate post.
Last but not least and to enlighten (or not) the face of my girl-friend ensuring the twelve-hour coding sessions I created a new theme that is already sporting the new theme options panel.
deCanto is an incredibly flexible and professional business WordPress theme. Through the extensive layout and styling options customizing the theme to your liking is a matter of seconds.
That’s all Folks!
That’s it for now. I hope you like the new look of the site and everything. I’d love to hear your opinion on this in the comments!