WP-Clear 3.2 Premium WordPress Theme Now Available

Last updated on

We recently completed an update of WP-Clear, and version 3.2 is now available for download in the Solostream member’s area after you login. Here’s a list of the changes we made:

1. Bugfix for featured content sliders.

This has been an intermittent problem with many of our responsive themes when viewed on mobile devices, and we’re happy to finally have a viable solution. We’ll be implementing this fix in our other themes over the next several weeks.

2. Added 4 new Blog page templates.

We’ve had several folks requesting these of late, so we decided it was a great “standard feature” to begin adding to our themes. You can see these Blog page templates in action on the WP-Clear demo site when you hover over the Page Templates link in the top navigation bar.

3. Rewrote code to make theme more child-theme friendly.

More and more folks are using WordPress child themes as a way to customize their theme, and technically, it’s the best approach when you need to change core theme files. As such, we rewrote much of the theme’s code to make it easier to create a child theme.

4. Added some new widgets.

We added a Featured Post widget, which allows you to feature a single post in any of the widgetized areas. We also added a Featured Posts widget, which allows you to feature a number of posts with a specific tag. You can see both these widgets in action on the WP-Clear demo site.

5. Other minor bug fixes.

These bugs have mainly to do with the visual display of the theme, as well as problems with Basic Style theme settings now working as intended.

How to Upgrade to WP-Clear 3.2 from WP-Clear 3.1+

1. Download latest version after you login to the Solostream member’s area.

2. Upload the new version to your WordPress site – The simplest way to do this is via the Theme page in your WP dashboard. Just go to your Themes page, click the “Install Themes” tab at the top, then click the “Upload” link, and upload the theme zip file.

3. Activate the new version – You can do this immediately after you upload the theme, or do it from the Themes page in your dashboard.

4. Update your custom menus – You may have to visit Appearance >> Menus in your WP dashboard and reassign your custom menus.

5. What to do if you modified the previous version – If you modified the previous version of the theme, you may have to carry those changes over to the new version. If you made modifications via the theme settings page, those changes should appear in the new version automatically. If you made changes via the custom.css file, you will just need to manually copy those changes over to version 3.2 custom.css. If you made changes to any other theme files, you will need to manually copy those changes over to the new theme as well.

How to Upgrade to WP-Clear 3.2 from WP-Clear 3.0 or Older

If you’re still using WP-Clear 3.0 or older, please read this post.

Questions?

If you have questions about anything in this post, feel free to post them in the comments section. If you have theme-specific support issues, please login to the members area and post your question(s) on the support forum.

About the Author (Author Profile)

Solostream provides Premium WordPress themes that are professional and easy to use. Templates suitable for personal or business blogs, websites and online magazines.

Comments (10)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Mark says:

    Great update guys! Love the new responsive design. Any plans to incorporate shortcodes into the next update of WP-Clear? On that note, do you have an estimate of when the new update will be released?

    Thx!

    Mark

  2. thegreenpages says:

    Nicely done folks. This version is well coded and the YouTube Video template is amazing (I no longer need an external premium plugin). The transition from v3.1.2 was pretty seemless.

  3. DennisRamm says:

    Even so. I prefer to have a built in contact form template than rely on plugin. It would be better if you can create a built-in contact form. No excuses!

    • I understand your preference Dennis. It’s not going to happen though, and all the exclamation points in the world won’t change that. It’s not an excuse. It’s a conscious choice to NOT include a contact form with our themes.

  4. matheus_porto says:

    When I click to see the new version on your link I see the 3.0 version of it. Why? How can I get the 3.2 version ?

  5. id like to see one feature that i quite like in another theme provider in solostream

    AN ADDED TEMPLATE FOR A CONTACT PAGE , It will make it so easy instead of having to download a plugin whihc uses up resources. Every blog website should have a contact page

    Thanks for the updates , its even more groovy now
    Cheers
    Jeff

    • Hi JJ. Thanks for the feedabck. The problem with building the contact form into the theme is that if you ever switch themes, you lose your contact form. That’s something we try to avoid as much as possible for our users. As such, I doubt you’ll ever see us build a contact form into our themes.

Leave a Reply

No Theme Support Questions Please

We will not respond to theme support questions submitted via this form.. If you've purchased one of our themes or a Premium Themes Membership, please visit the Solostream Support Forum for support questions. To do so, login to the Solostream Member's Area, and click the link for the Solostream Support Forum.