Download the new Xtreme One WordPress Framework for free and test now!

xtreme-1000x400-150x150With pleasure we can now announce that Xtreme One 1.6 was released as a beta last week! Xtreme One WordPress Framework gives you the freedom to easily create your WordPress Themes. No more inflexible layouts or having to change the code all the time. With the powerful framework you are able to realize your ideas very quickly.

Xtreme One is the world’s only WordPress framework that allows solid, fluid and flexible layouts.

With Xtreme One 1.6 also comes the possibility to adapt Xtreme One Widgets to your own needs or create custom widgets, an example is supplied in /xtreme-blank/ Child Theme. The Grid post widgets now support custom post types. Therefore an infinite number of options are available with just a few clicks to reposition content.

Using the unique content widgets you can integrate any widget in the post editor. Of particular interest would it for portfolio websites, certain posts in multiple columns responsive and fluid.

Xtreme One comes with 15 awesome Widgets, try out all of them and you will be amazed!

You can find more information about the powerful WordPress Framework here!

Download and test it for free

Beta testing ends 30.11.2013!

WordPress Backend Design Study – An Alternative to MP6?

Our designer and usability expert Nick at marketpress.com did a design study on the coming WordPress backend design MP6 for version 3.7 and tried to analyse what can be done better and how!

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Also interesting question he asks:

The dashboard is the least used and yet most needed page in the back-end. Why?

More screens and his full analysis can be read on at MarketPress.com

What's your opinion?

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Implement a 404 image in your Theme

Every good Theme comes with a 404.php for requests that don’t match any post or page. But what to do with missing images? They are requested per an <img> element usually, your visitors may never see the HTML template. Let’s use a 404 image.

I put the following code on top of my 404.php before get_header():

// @version 2011.12.23
// matches 'img.png' and 'img.gif?hello=world'
if ( preg_match( '~\.(jpe?g|png|gif|svg|bmp)(\?.*)?$~i', $_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] ) )
{
    header( 'Content-Type: image/png' );
    locate_template( 'img/404.png', TRUE, TRUE );
    exit;
}

My 404 image is bright, eye-hurting red to let me see it easily during the tests.

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License: WTFPL. Grab it while it’s red.

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Enqueue comment-reply.js – The Right Way

Since Google takes the loading time of a page as a ranking factor, it is always important for a theme designer to incorporate the required resources correctly. In Xtreme One WordPress Framework our JavaScripts are loaded only when they are really needed. Do you have a slider widget on the home page, then the JavaScript for the slider included only on the homepage.

Also including comment-reply.js can be optimized. In the Theme TwentyEleven we can find it in header.php (Line 58):

if ( is_singular() && get_option( 'thread_comments' ) )
	wp_enqueue_script( 'comment-reply' );

That means, if "Enable threaded (nested) comments" in the Discussion Settings is activated and if it's on a single page, then load the script comments-reply.js.
But we also don't need the script on pages where there is no comment form and not on the homepage if it's a page. Neither do we need the script if comments are closed or not allowed.
Or easier to say: We only need it, if "Enable threaded comments" is activated and a comment form is displayed.

Using the example of TwentyEleven I show now how to do it better. First, we delete from the header.php the lines

if ( is_singular() && get_option( 'thread_comments' ) )
	wp_enqueue_script( 'comment-reply' );

In the functions.php we implement the enqueue function of the script

function xtreme_enqueue_comments_reply() {
	if( get_option( 'thread_comments' ) )  {
		wp_enqueue_script( 'comment-reply' );
	}
}

Now we get to the important part. We add to the function twentyeleven_setup() this line:

add_action( 'comment_form_before', 'xtreme_enqueue_comments_reply' );

The Hook comment_form_before is only there when the comment form is loaded and we are adding the enqueue function for the script. A positive side effect, the script is now loaded at the end of the document and does not hinder the loading of the site.
At best, you create a Child Theme, so the changes are protected against overwriting when you update WordPress the next time. Maybe the WordPress Dev team will use this approach in a future version of their default Theme TwentyEleven.

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WordPress Jeopardy

The idea of a little game in WordPress came at the WordCamp Switzerland in early 2011. For an interactive session at the WordCamp Germany in Cologne in 2011, one of the creators Thomas, thought that it’d be nice to have a game-session.

On 24th of September started the first WordPress Jeopardy Game Session. For that, the whole room was divided in two teams to battle each other. The points were counted, but nobody really knows who won.
Continue reading …

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Win 5 Licenses Of The New WordPress Framework Xtreme One Version – Including Awesome New Features!

With version 1.3 many features were added to improve the workflow and significantly improve page performance. An overview of all the special features of Xtreme Theme can be seen here:

Besides many small changes under the hood, the new Widget System Extensions is one of the biggest innovation in Xtreme One.

  • For multisite installations widgets can be declared as a side wide widgets, which means they appear on all existing and future blogs.
  • Widget Manager to manage various features as well as turning on or off the widgets.
  • Extremely comfortable widget filtering logic, see video: Different sliders for different categories including conditional editor with drag and drop and syntax check.
  • Quick duplication of widgets for multiple use.
  • Simple combining multiple widgets to a tabber, see video: Create a tabber from widgets.
  • Scripts will only load when they are needed.

Also new are the jFancy Mediaslider and a Carousel Slider, which are available for posts and as a media slider. With the media slider you can just insert images from your media library instead of choosing an image of a post. You can link these images either to the attachment page, the corresponding article or a user defined link.

The Xtreme Social Widget added the new Google+.

Another feature are the subtitles for posts, pages and custom post format.

Xtreme One Framework supports post formats. Thus it is possible with any Childtheme, to operate a Tumblr-like blog.

The selectable positions of the navigation has been increased to 12.

Xtreme One costs only $79,95 and is available here.

How can you win a license?

We are giving away 5 licenses for the Xtreme One Framework with a Childtheme of your choice. One license will be given away among the commentators in our comment area. 2 more will be raffled among those who tweet with the Hashtag #xtremeonewpe about Xtreme One and two licenses will be raffled among all the bloggers who write about Xtreme One in their blog and leave a trackback here. The raffle will run until September 23rd 2011, 23:59:59 PST Time.

The winner will be announced on September 24th at the end of our Xtreme One session at the WordCamp Germany in Cologne.

Good Luck to everyone!

We just announced the winner of the licenses here:

Congrats to the winner!

Everybody else can grab a 20% discount for Xtreme One until October 3rd 2011 with the coupon code: WCK11