If you’ve been hanging out in our Help Center, tweeted at us, or shot an email off in our direction over the past few weeks, we might have already bumped into each other. If not, hello! My name is Melissa and I’m so excited to be taking on the helm of Community Manager here at The Theme Foundry. It’s been such a treat to get to know the team and some of you — our friends and customers, and I’m looking forward to many more great conversations around the exciting projects we have planned for 2015!
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If you love helping others learn and are an all-around enthusiastic, accountable, motivated communicator, come work for us!
The Theme Foundry is hiring a full-time Community Manager. You’ll work as part of a small, distributed team that’s deeply committed to building beautiful, functional products for WordPress users. At The Theme Foundry, we’re focused on learning, discussion, and clarity – especially in writing! Our Community Manager will value these things, too.
At the Theme Foundry, we strive to provide an effortless, enjoyable experience to everyone who visits our website. It’s with this objective in mind that we recently completed – and launched – our latest website refresh. Check out the home page if you haven’t seen it yet!
While the home page was the focus of this design update, every page on our website underwent several modest adjustments.
A couple of weeks ago, to celebrate the release of Make, we held a contest. The only criteria was to show us a site that was created with Make. Our two winners, Kristyn Brady and Tracey Upchurch, did just that and we are happy to share their sites with you today!
As we were congratulating Kristyn and Tracey we took the opportunity to learn more about each of them and their life online. Here is what they had to say:
To celebrate yesterday’s big release of our new Make theme, we’re holding a contest. Two chosen winners will receive a 1 year Foundry Pro membership, which includes Make Plus and all 12 of our WordPress themes. Foundry Pro is valued at $199.
Here’s how you can win:
- Download Make for free and install it on your WordPress website.
- Build a website with Make. The drag and drop page builder and customization options makes this part really easy! If you need help, don’t forget to read the Make theme documentation.
- Add a link to your website in the comments of this post or tweet with the hashtag #maketheme.
The contest will end next Wednesday May 28th. We’ll then announce the winners and also feature their sites in a blog post.
If you have any questions, let us know in the 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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.