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We had to follow a very strict recipe to get Tempera just right. We started with a very solid framework of over 200 settings, added a very light user interface, threw a couple of mobiles and tablets to give it that responsive elasticity, added over 50 fonts, weren’t satisfied so we poured all the Google fonts into the mix, then scattered 12 widget areas for consistency, dissolved a slider and unlimited columns into a customizable Presentation Page then mixed it in as well.
We then sprinkled all post formats, 8 layouts including magazine and blog, powdered 40+ social icons and even blended in a customizable top bar for extra density.
We also made it translation ready and gave it RTL language support for some cultural diversity. The secret ingredient was love and we might’ve spilled too much of that.
But now Tempera has just the right feel and the right texture and is exactly what your empty WordPress canvas needs.
For useful information on theme customization and a list of the most frequent questions we receive, do read the FAQs.
For those of you wishing to achieve more theme customization than what is allowed by the integrated control options, we recommend using child themes instead of manually editing theme files. This feature is pretty well documented by WordPress and has the main advantage of keeping the theme update-able. While any changes done to Tempera’s files are lost on each theme update, a child theme is a separate (partial) theme aside Tempera and is not overwritten in an way.
The theme is available in the WordPress themes repository.
You can easily install it from within WordPress. See our theme installation tutorial for more information.
The easiest and simplest way is to use WordPress’ automatic update functionality to update the theme to the latest version using a single click.
If you absolutely want to perform the update manually, the procedure would be to:
- export the theme settings using the built-in export functionality
- switch your site to a different theme (a Twenty-something should be fine)
- from Appearance > Themes, delete the theme
- re-install the theme (if you don’t remember how, follow our installation tutorial)
- re-activate the theme
- you should find all settings as you left them; if anything goes wrong, use the export you made before to restore the settings
If FTP is comfortable for you, you can also simply re-upload and overwrite the existing files with the latest version.
Scroll up the page and click the FAQs button to navigate to the theme’s FAQs section.
The battle was tough, words have been said, code was written, thrown around or deleted, and although Tempera fought well the stronger powers could not be thwarted – in the end, Tempera lost its settings options…
But don’t despair. We have prepared for this moment and set up an alternative solution. As we have previously announced, we decided to retain the settings page functionality and move it to the separate Cryout Serious Theme Settings plugin. Continue reading
It’s all been so quiet lately, hasn’t it? Too quiet. And calm. Well, all this calm is about to come to an end, and as calm always does, it’s about to make way to a fierce storm.
And this particular storm comes in the form of… wait for it… wait for it… a new WordPress theme! Dig into the announcement post to find out more… Continue reading
For accessibility reasons, Wordpress 4.4 changes the HTML markup of the settings sections in an way that’s incompatible with our theme settings pages. As a result, our themes will fail to display the settings sections once you update to 4.4.
To solve this… Continue reading
As you might know by now, themes in the official repository are no longer allowed to implement a theme options page. All new themes were required since early this year to implement support for the Customizer and some weeks ago this rule became mandatory for themes already published in the repository as well.
We’ve given this a great deal of thought and we decided not to transfer theme options to the Customizer interface. We built our themes settings to fit and work in a certain way and we feel the Customizer structure just isn’t right for them.
To be able to continue providing theme updates… Continue reading
Tempera is tempted to read The Tempest but she’s been feeling very temperamental lately and blames it on the high temperature. She’ll hire a temp to do the reading for her while also massaging her temples in her underground Temple.
More temp stuff plus a a fresh changelog after the jump. Continue reading
Tempera 1.3.2 took a quick crash course in PHP notices, learned how to do things safer and is here to share its updated code with the world.
The main change is the theme’s conformation with Wordpress’ 4.3 deprecating PHP 4 constructors in anticipation for PHP 7. For other things, see the changelog… Continue reading
Tempera decided to spend her entire vacation going to summer school. The most important feature she brought back is support for WPML and Polylang multilingualism. You will now find all of Tempera’s custom text fields in Polylang’s translations section.
The second important change is the inclusion of the WooCommerce compatibility child theme code and styling. This should improve handling WooCommerce content, making the use of the separate child theme unnecessary. For the rest of the changes see the changelog… Continue reading
Tempera is not afraid; Tempera does not bow to pressure. Despite the outstanding Customizer-imposed options execution order, Tempera does a quick pass-by and drops in its monthly pack of fixes and improvements.
Be sure to check the changelog for the full list. Continue reading
It’s been a long three months of freezing winter (with massive amounts of snow in places), but Tempera is now well rested and ready to return to fighting with the higher forces.
During this first round the fight consists of mostly localization and styling fixes, with a touch of Google fonts, new translations and some IE quirks. The pièce de résistance is, of course… Continue reading
No, we haven’t lost our mind; this is not a reverse countdown (a countup?). And we did not release a quadruple-update-in-one either.
This cryptic title deserves a decent explanation and it’s actually simpler than it seems: it appears I was overconfident on the Wordpress review process last time. While they did wonders then and managed to verify and approve two updates in the same day, the sun doesn’t always shine… in fact it got terribly dark after that. Worse still… the sun changed.
Never mess with mantra they say (or was it nirvana…) Continue reading