WooThemes is now running WordPress 2.7!

Written by Magnus Jepson on December 11, 2008 Product News.

We have now updated all our demo themes to the latest version of WordPress! There were no problems at all in the upgrade, so you can go ahead and upgrade! There is no need to update your theme to the latest version if it is working fine on your current installation.

The new version of WordPress sports a brand new admin interface which is incredible in our opinion. Much quicker and better layout than the last one. There are also some new features available in version 2.7 like threaded comments, which we will now start adding to new themes and also our old themes. We are aiming on doing a mass update of all themes with the new features that we believe are worth adding, so stay tuned for an update in the coming week.

Which features would you to see in the future update of our themes? Let us know in the comments below…

Update! We are currently updating our themes to support threaded comments. Here is the list of themes that have been updated:

  • Busy Bee v1.1 – (demo)
  • Gotham News v1.1 – (demo)
  • Abstract v1.0 – (demo)
  • Fresh News v1.4 – (demo)
  • VibrantCMS v1.2 – (demo)
  • Papercut v1.2 – (demo)
  • Gazette v1.3 (demo)
  • Live Wire v1.3 (demo)
  • NewsPress v1.3 (demo)
  • Flash News v1.3 (demo)
  • Over Easy v1.1 (demo)
  • Open Air v1.2 (demo)
  • Thick v1.1 (demo)
  • Typebased v1.1 (demo)

Please review the changelog.txt in the theme directory for info on which files to update. We are working on updating our other themes and will update this post when they are done.


53 Responses

  1. Pedro Pablo Pica Montesinos
    December 11, 2008 at 7:59 am #

    A question magnus: Can I upgrade the version WordPress with the Woothemes now I am installed in the Hosting, or too I can upgrade the themes?

    Sorry… my english is poor…

    In another words: upgrade only WP 2.7 or upgrade WP2.7 and our Woothemes too?


  2. Pedro Pablo Pica Montesinos
    December 11, 2008 at 8:17 am #

    Sorry: I wanted to write Magnus, instead fo magnus 🙂

  3. Magnus Jepson
    December 11, 2008 at 8:18 am #

    You only need to upgrade WP 2.7. All our themes are compatible and don’t need to be updated 🙂

  4. Pedro Pablo Pica Montesinos
    December 11, 2008 at 8:32 am #

    Ok. Thanks!!

  5. Spencer
    December 11, 2008 at 8:56 am #

    Awesome! I can’t believe 2.7 is finally out. 😀

    Even better that all themes still work perfectly on 2.7. I love WordPress….

  6. Chris
    December 11, 2008 at 12:22 pm #

    Have you considered incorporating cforms II for use on a standard Contact page?

    Busy Bees looks wonderful, BTW.

  7. Jordan Hatch
    December 12, 2008 at 7:21 am #

    Would you be able to modify the backend of the theme so that in the admin panel there is a Woo Icon for the theme options page. If I activate a few plugins which all add their own top-level page then it becomes impossible to tell them apart when I contract the side menu.

    See here for details on how to do it:

  8. Magnus Jepson
    December 12, 2008 at 8:04 am #

    Cool Jordan, thanks for the tips! We’ll be sure to add our Woo icon 🙂

  9. Robert Sutton
    December 12, 2008 at 8:20 am #

    Threaded comments is a must have! That is my favorite addition to 2.7.

  10. dias
    December 12, 2008 at 11:03 am #


    Any tip of what is coming on December 16? I’d like to join the Club, and I’m not sure if I should do it now or wait few days. 🙂

  11. Magnus Jepson
    December 12, 2008 at 11:07 am #

    @dias – Good things come to those who wait 🙂

  12. dias
    December 12, 2008 at 11:09 am #

    Got it, thanks. 🙂

    Have a nice day,

  13. Andrew Girdwood
    December 12, 2008 at 6:37 pm #

    Threaded comments. I’d love to see this as quickly as possible as I’m weighing them against Disqus. The longer I love the (newish) blog on default comments then the more comments I may loose if I roll Disqus over the the previous posts…

    Do we need to do anything to take advantage of the Google Gears feature?

  14. Magnus Jepson
    December 14, 2008 at 12:25 pm #

    Threaded comments are something we will do, and I’ve already done Busy Bee. Just need to test it properly first 🙂


  15. Magnus Jepson
    December 15, 2008 at 6:18 am #

    Busy Bee has now been updated with threaded comments (v1.1.0) 🙂

  16. kurye
    December 15, 2008 at 10:40 am #

    thank you

  17. doug
    December 17, 2008 at 12:04 pm #

    Magnus are you encountering any problems in 2.7 with Plugins mainly Slimbox? It doesn’t seem to open the full image when it’s clicked, even in the demos here.

  18. Magnus Jepson
    December 17, 2008 at 1:20 pm #

    @doug – We only use slimbox on proudfolio, and it is working when I test it.

  19. Climbing Narcissist
    December 18, 2008 at 8:54 am #

    Am I able to access this update if I purchased my theme just before WooThemes was created?

  20. Magnus Jepson
    December 18, 2008 at 9:50 am #

    @Climbing – Yes, but please send us your info: http://woocommerce.com/info-for-existing-customers/

  21. Climbing Narcissist
    December 18, 2008 at 9:55 am #

    Thanks! I was looking for a page like that but couldn’t find it.

  22. Dodo
    December 21, 2008 at 3:08 pm #

    hello guys,

    what i need to change to the theme to work with 2.7?


  23. Magnus Jepson
    December 21, 2008 at 3:10 pm #

    If your theme now supports threaded comments, then you should read the changelog.txt in the theme folder, where we list the files that need to be updated

  24. Dodo
    December 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm #

    My theme is gotham news 🙂

  25. Wayne Sutton
    December 23, 2008 at 10:18 am #

    Any news on papercut theme being updated for wordpresss 2.7?


  26. Magnus Jepson
    December 23, 2008 at 10:34 am #

    I haven’t set a plan for which themes will be next , so I can probably do it next. Might have to wait till next week though since it is Xmas

  27. Wayne Sutton
    December 23, 2008 at 11:04 pm #

    @Magnus, ok thanks for the update.


  28. Maria Luiza
    December 31, 2008 at 9:15 am #


    Is Overeasy going to support threaded comments? Tks!

  29. Dodo
    December 31, 2008 at 2:33 pm #


    The blogtheme is upgraded to work great the threaded comments?


  30. Michael Wincott
    January 2, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    I’m running Busy Bee on 2.7 – but my threaded comments don’t seem to work? Is there some sort of hidden option to turn it on?

  31. Magnus Jepson
    January 2, 2009 at 7:04 pm #

    You have to turn it on under Settings->Discussion

  32. Michael Wincott
    January 2, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    Thanks Magnus.

  33. Cliff Pearson
    January 3, 2009 at 3:32 am #

    Can’t wait to see threaded comments in openair! You guys make some of the nicest themes I’ve ever seen. A great deal at any price!

  34. Magnus Jepson
    January 5, 2009 at 7:30 am #

    @Cliff – I’ve now made threaded comments in Open Air, but the comments do not indent because of limitations in the way the theme was coded and styled.

  35. Frederic SCHNUR
    January 7, 2009 at 3:35 am #

    I can see the demo link, but no download link for the new version of newspress, shall I simply go to my download section ?

  36. Magnus Jepson
    January 7, 2009 at 3:47 am #


  37. Dollars To Riches
    January 9, 2009 at 12:32 am #

    Well, I just ran into this page and I got to say, the title is great, “Woo” its goofy and funny. Kind of like Yahoo, which is very popular, so I think your onto something!

  38. Pmx
    January 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm #

    Hey, im having trouble gettin cforms2 to work on proudfolio? is that something that wont do or is it just me?

  39. Steve 'Chippy' Paine
    January 17, 2009 at 9:53 am #

    Any word on Thick? I have a project starting on Monday and i’m using the Thick theme. If it’s planned for the next week, i’ll hold off on looking for a threaded comment plugin.


  40. Andres Rojas
    January 20, 2009 at 3:37 am #

    Almost in the same boat as “Steve ‘Chippy’ Pane” actually. I’m starting work on a project with the THiCK theme myself, and I already started looking into customizing the theme to work with threaded comments, but if it’s already in the works, I can focus on other portions of the project while I wait.

  41. Magnus Jepson
    January 20, 2009 at 3:47 am #

    Ill get Thick wrapped up today. Watch twitter for when it’s done 🙂

  42. Magnus Jepson
    January 20, 2009 at 4:41 am #

    Updated Thick now to v1.1

  43. Andres Rojas
    January 21, 2009 at 12:20 am #

    @Magnus Jepson

    Either you have impeccable timing, or you have fantastic customer service. 😀

    Thank you so much. You saved me several hours of coding to set that up myself at the very least. Not to mention I probably wouldn’t have done it half as cleanly since it’s not my code.

    Thanks again!

  44. William Belcher
    January 25, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    I have Proudfolio.
    After I upgraded to 2.7, the “Add Portfolio Item” is no longer an option in the Post section. How do I add items to the portfolio loop without the button? Or is there a way to get that button/option back on my dashboard? Thanks.

  45. William Belcher
    January 25, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    Sorry. To clarify, I’m looking for the Proudfolio Custom Settings option that I had in 2.6… I can’t locate in 2.7.

  46. Magnus Jepson
    January 26, 2009 at 9:37 am #

    William, please post all your support queries in the forum.

  47. Minion
    February 16, 2009 at 10:34 am #


    I dont know why nobody noticed it, but some themes are not ready for threaded comments! For example, your demo of Typebased is broken with nested comments, as they tend to more and overlap with right sidebar space! Will this ever be fixed?


  48. Magnus
    February 16, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    @Minion – Which browser are you seeing this with?

  49. Tanya Heat
    February 19, 2009 at 7:12 am #

    Even after going through their website, I can’t quiet comprehend what the main advantage of this function as at relates to WordPress comment feature

  50. Cristi
    March 17, 2009 at 6:13 pm #

    Hello. I want to buy BusyBee for my website. I want to know if the reply to comment plugin comes in the pack with the theme or I have to install it separately and do the CSS changes myself.

    Thank you!


  51. Kate
    May 29, 2009 at 10:05 pm #

    I just wanted to stop by your blog to let you know I enjoyed it!


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