Here’s a look at what has been happening in the WordPress theme community lately. We recently started tweeting news bits on Twitter. That’s cool, but not everybody uses Twitter (I could be wrong). Some of you are old school like me and prefer reading good old fashioned blogs. So without further ado, here are this week’s news bits. (And don’t forget to check the latest coupons and deals at the bottom of this post.)
Theme Shop News Bits
- WPCandy reported that WordPress turned eight years old on this day. Look at what it has blossomed into!
- WonderThemes will have a drawing in which winners will receive WordCamp UK tickets. Posting a tweet enters you.
- AppThemes released a new version of their JobRoller (v1.4) WordPress theme. It includes many new features.
- StudioPress announced that they will be producing free Genesis child themes. Their first is called Georgia.
- Museum Themes posted about creating a framework for their themes. It will be freely available to other developers.
- MOJO Themes and Themify have teamed up to provide a MOJO Framework to benefit both developers and theme buyers.
- 8BIT posted an inside look at how they go about developing WordPress themes (with their new photography theme as an example).
- StudioPress, maker of the Genesis framework and child themes, redesigned their website with a clean new blue look.
Sweet Deals on WordPress Themes
Here are the coupons and deals we’ve tracked down this week. You’re in luck if you’ve been wanting a theme that one of these deals applies to.
- Save $100 on Templatic Membership – This expires today. Templatic is offering a $100 discount on membership. You get access to all 50+ of their WordPress themes. No coupon code is required.
- 11% Off Coupon for Briefed from WooThemes – Use coupon code BRIEFED11 to save 11% on WooThemes latest theme, Briefed. Expires June 1, 2011.
- Coupon for 30% Off Catalyst Theme – Use coupon code CATMAY30. This beats the previous code that was for 20% off. This expires at the end of the month.
- Facebook Fans Get $5 Off at Mint Themes – You will receive a $5 off coupon code if you go to Mint Themes’ Facebook Page and “like” them.
- Coupon for 25% Off Squeeze Theme and Sales Page Theme. Use coupon code 198E363FB4.
- 25% Off Two or More WordPress Themes - If you add two or more WordPress themes to your cart at ThemeJam, you will receive a 25% discount. No coupon code required.
- Coupon for $10 Off at BIGthemes – They recently launched and are offering this discount to the first 50 users of coupon code 10DISCOUNT.