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Skeptically caffeinated

Written by Mark Forrester on September 8, 2010 Product News.

I’m not even sure that title makes sense, but it does somewhat describe the next two upcoming themes, and was the title of the email Cobus sent me with the teaser graphics.

Firstly, we have Ryan Downie’s personal portfolio theme design that he originally designed for his own personal use – fueled by his passion for Coffee, Red Bull and lunchtime pot of noodles according to his Twitter stream.

This theme’s release is literally around the corner and boasts more custom post type integration and a great summize of your online presence on the home page.

Caffeinated by Ryan Downie

Then we have another exciting FREE theme coming to you in the next couple weeks. Skeptical is a clean personal design by Nur Fathihah – who submitted a design to us via our site, that we believe should be a hit based on Typebased‘s similar styling and success.

Skeptical by Nur Fathihah

Don’t worry there is of course lots of other development going on behind the scenes – a great new feature to the WooFramework by Foxinni (think sidebar management), an exciting restaurant theme with lots of niche functionality, iPhone testing and SVN management. Hope those hints are subtle enough to get your mind’s racing.


18 Responses

  1. Ahmed
    September 8, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    I love Freebies

    • Cobus Bester
      September 8, 2010 at 11:42 am #

      Who doesn’t? 🙂

  2. Foxinni
    September 8, 2010 at 11:51 am #


  3. justcharlie
    September 8, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    Both of the previews look great! I’m glad there are more niche themes in the works too like the restaurant theme.

    • Mark Forrester
      September 8, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

      We have a few niche themes in the pipeline, we just trying to release the right blend of niche vs popular according to sales.

  4. Andrew
    September 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    They look great, but what news on the ecommerce functionality?

    That seems to have fallen away, no?

    • Mark Forrester
      September 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm #

      Definitely not. It’s very nearly finished, followed by some rigorous beta testing, then unleashed into the wild. Get excited.

      P.S. We teased it in our August newsletter. Another reason to subscribe to that 🙂

  5. Thomas
    September 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    toc,toc… another one who is scanning the blog for “ecommerce”!!!!

  6. Carmelo Santana
    September 8, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    @Andrew @Thomas – I’ve been checking the blog every day waiting for news on the upcoming ecommerce theme. Any updates Woo?

    • Mark Forrester
      September 8, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

      See above comment. Expect it soon, excuse the vagueness 🙂

  7. Mansoor Siddique
    September 9, 2010 at 5:38 am #

    As a club member I always feel cheated when freebies come out. I see them as almost good enough themes, but did not quiet make the cute so released free. To top it off they seem to take the 2 themes a month quta? I would not even care if in the months you released the FREE themes, you also released ‘regular’ 2 themes as well!!

    Looks like this month is going to be another one of “those” months from woo. Where things that matters to us (or me anyway) like e-commerce themes and everything mentioned in the sealight page…We will be waiting for.

    Really hoping I am wrong..

    • Adii
      September 9, 2010 at 5:55 am #

      Quality takes time and we’re not about to rush things out the door just for the sake of it. We have been listening & there is a bunch of new things coming in the next 6 weeks. But they will be released when they are ready.

      • Thomas
        September 9, 2010 at 8:53 am #

        Deadline 21 October 2010 – just kidding!!! 🙂

      • Scott Webb
        September 11, 2010 at 12:03 am #

        Yea work it out! Don’t rush it. As much as I would love it to be released, I totally understand.

        I’m liking Caffeinated and the full width-ness.

  8. niko
    September 9, 2010 at 6:34 am #

    I’ve been getting tired of so many people hating on Woo for a “lack of design”. These new themes ought to shut them up. 😉

  9. gomy
    September 11, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    All looking good. You get the upcoming ecommerce theme right (which i’m sure you will) and you’ll do very well off it. There just aint a good solid stable one out there. I’ve tried loads and loads from stuff off themeforest to plugins like wp-ecommerce and non of them are stable enough. wp-ecommerce had potential, but its fundamentally broke on every level. You need good js / php skills to get it working right. So looking forward to your take at it.


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