News Roundup: Frameworks, Giveaways, Redesigns…

It’s been another active week in the world of WordPress themes. Here’s a recap of all that has happened.

Theme Frameworks

  • StudioPress released Genesis 1.7. This version of their theme framework improves the UI and requires WordPress 3.2.
  • iThemes just released Builder 3.0. Their theme framework has several new features and, as always, comes with more than 40 child themes which have all been updated to work with WordPress 3.2.

Giveaways & Deals

  • MOJO Themes has crossed the 10,000 user mark and they’re giving away $250 in cash, an Amazon gift card and MOJO credits to celebrate. See their blog post for how you can participate in this Twitter promo.
  • WPLift is having a Mega Bundle giveaway. You can enter to win a bunch of WordPress themes from different sellers including MOJO Themes, Elegant Themes, RocketTheme, Themify and ThemeForest.
  • DevPress announced the opening of their new $5/year theme club. New releases and support are included. Plugins too! This is a bold experiment that customers certainly won’t complain about.
  • SupportPress, a new help desk theme from WooThemes, was released and has a coupon code for 11% off. use SUPPORTPRESS11 before July 11.

Website Redesigns

  • NattyWP redesigned their site, adjusted their theme pricing and increased affiliate payouts. Take a look.

ThemeSorter Blog

We should also mention that WordPress 3.2 was released three days ago. One of the major new features is a refereshed UI but that’s not all. See Everything we know about the newly released WordPress 3.2 at WPCandy for a quick overview.

About Steven Gliebe

Steven is the founder of and ChurchPage. His latest project is He's been building websites since the 90's. You can follow him at and on Twitter.
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