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WordPress 3.9 compatibility updates

by Zack Tollman on April 15, 2014 / 4 comments

The WordPress core project has a strong commitment to backwards compatibility. This commitment means that themes, plugins, and custom code continues to function when WordPress core is updated. At The Theme Foundry, we adhere to WordPress’ best practices when developing our themes to make sure that WordPress core upgrades go as smoothly as possible.

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Our first sale in 4 years!

by Drew Strojny on April 8, 2014 / Post a comment

Update: The Spring Sale has officially ended. Until next time!

We haven’t had a sale at The Theme Foundry since 2010! We’re way overdue. For the next 24 hours use coupon code springsale14 and take 50% off the regular price of any WordPress theme in our collection. You can also use the coupon to save 50% on Foundry Pro, which gets you access to all our themes for one year, and normally costs $199.

This is the perfect opportunity to power up your WordPress website with a professional theme. Who knows, you might have to wait 4 more years for the next sale :)

Chrome 33 Webfont Fixer

by Zack Tollman on April 1, 2014 / Post a comment

In all of our themes, we use Google Fonts or Typekit fonts to give our designs beautiful typography. Unfortunately, Google’s Chrome browser has had some issues displaying webfonts recently. These issues have caused display problems in some of our themes in some circumstances.

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SSL everywhere

by Zack Tollman on January 31, 2014 / 8 comments

Graphical representation of the words https://

On Wednesday night we switched this website to a brand new server. If you look at the URL bar, you’ll see https at the beginning of the URL. That extra s after “http” means you’re browsing over an encrypted and secure connection. We’re now serving 100% of our web traffic over a secure, SSL connection. We have always protected the e-commerce portions of our website, but we’re excited to roll out SSL everywhere. This doesn’t yet include our theme demo sites, but we’ll be moving those over as well.

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Corey McKrill joins the team

by Corey McKrill on September 6, 2013 / 2 comments

Howdy! After spending the last couple of months working on a trial basis, I’m stoked to announce that I’m officially joining The Theme Foundry team as a developer! It has been a great pleasure so far to work with such a dedicated, creative, thoughtful group, and I look forward to continuing on in my new capacity.

A bit about me: I’ve been working in the web realm for the past eight years, and working with WordPress for the last five. Before joining The Theme Foundry, I was a freelance web developer and occasional designer, working mostly on custom WordPress sites for clients. Before that, I worked with the fantastic web production team at Grist.org. I also have an MBA and an interest in sustainability.

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Partnering with Post Status

by Drew Strojny on July 11, 2013 / 6 comments

I don’t follow many WordPress news sites. They’re usually too noisy for my taste, and much of the content is just recycling existing news from elsewhere in the community. One exception, that’s slowly become my go to source, is Post Status. The founder of Post Status, Brian Krogsgard, has developed a reputation for covering WordPress over the past few years. He’s written close to two-hundred articles for WPCandy, and posted some great content on his personal site. He’s also developed a discerning eye for WordPress news and knows how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Brian’s taking a new approach to WordPress news with Post Status. Rather than repurposing existing news as new content, he’s linking directly to the original source and including brief and insightful commentary. Brian’s unique experience and involvement in the WordPress community makes his insight especially clear and refreshing. He’s also started to work some excellent long-form articles into the mix over the past few months, which has added a nice balance to the site.

Post Status announced a refreshed design and focus earlier today. As part of that announcement, The Theme Foundry is now an official partner of Post Status. Brian and I want to do something different with this collaboration. We want it to be a long term partnership. The exact opposite of a quick “ad buy”. We want to keep the focus on the content, and make sure we integrate mentions of The Theme Foundry in an unobtrusive way. I couldn’t be happier with how the initial launch turned out. Post Status is great for the WordPress community, and it’s also something we’re proud to support and associate ourselves with.

Team meetup 2013

by Drew Strojny on June 11, 2013 / 5 comments

The team white water rafting.
The Foundry team white water rafting on the Payette river.

Last week the team met up here in Boise, Idaho. We all work remotely, so it’s really nice to bring everyone together for some “real life” time. Scott had the longest trip by far, coming all the way from Sydney, Australia! We had lots of fun, and even got to do some white water rafting (that’s the four of us in front).

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Launch: Memberful Beta

by Drew Strojny on January 30, 2013 / 6 comments

We’ve been working hard on a new service for well over a year now and I’m really excited to share it with you. It’s called Memberful, and we’re now accepting beta customers. Memberful makes it easy to sell your digital downloads: software, graphics, fonts, icons, templates, themes, plugins, etc. You can also use Memberful to monetize your content by selling monthly or yearly subscriptions to your website. Head over to the site to learn more and sign up.

Memberful is really easy (like point and click) to set up. It also optionally integrates quickly with WordPress via a plugin. We’ve been using it for a year now here at The Theme Foundry to sell our WordPress themes on this WordPress powered website. If you’re the technical type, we also have an API available for integrating Memberful with any third-party CMS or custom application.

We’re really excited about Memberful, and hope you are too!

Meet Zack Tollman

by Zack Tollman on January 4, 2013 / Comments are closed

This week, I am joining The Theme Foundry team as a Developer and I am absolutely thrilled! I have been a big fan of The Theme Foundry for a long time. Their themes are beautiful both in regard to design and code quality. I look forward to helping the team continue in this tradition.

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Now hiring! Developer

by Drew Strojny on October 2, 2012 / Comments are closed

Does building beautiful and functional WordPress themes for an audience of thousands sound like fun? If yes, we’re hiring a smart and self-managed developer like yourself who communicates effectively and loves getting things done.

You’ll spend your days here at The Theme Foundry building new themes with the team, fixing and improving existing themes, and working with the terrific folks over at Automattic to launch and support our themes on the WordPress.com platform.

We take pride in how we build our themes. We discuss and debate what features really matter, and more importantly, which features don’t. We’re not held back by the whims of a client or the narrow scope of an internal project. We build for the end user. This gives us the freedom to make the right decisions and the satisfaction of seeing those decisions applied in real life.

You won’t just be implementing basic features. We’re looking for someone who wants to make an impact. We need you to take our themes and service to the next level by delivering big picture solutions that do real jobs for our customers.

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