Tempera

Tempera Theme

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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.

Where are the FAQs?

Scroll up the page and click the FAQs button to navigate to the theme’s FAQs section.

How do I install?

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.

How do I update?

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.

 



Tempera 1.2 is so great it skipped a number

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It’s summer here in the northern hemisphere. And it’ll either be a hellish hot summer or a very wet one. So trying to keep you away from the Steam summer sale we are warming you up with a fresh new Tempera update.

First you might ask yourself where did the 1.1 version go to? Well, Tempera 1.1 went ahead and left for her summer vacation early. But Tempera 1.2 was nice enough to jump in ahead of time and take the spotlight. And right on queue, as this new version proves to be the largest update yet… Read the rest

Tempera 1.0.1(.1) gets a bit shorter and then grows back again

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They’re here – Tempera’s first (clumsy) steps after she has all grown up. On her own now, learning and adapting in this harsh cruel world of wild, user unfriendly, commercial themes, Tempera tries to make a life for herself by helping the world become a better place.

So, clumsy as they may be, Tempera took the first two steps (the second one mostly caused by a bad nudge we gave her at the first step) – but now she’s fine… Read the rest

How to use the new Tempera presentation page columns

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Tempera introduced a new way of defining presentation page columns contents. This new method allows for an infinite number of columns (and hopefully better support for translation plugins).

The new columns can easily grab their content from theme-specific widgets placed in the dedicated widget area, or from specially crafted posts. To learn more… Read the rest