WordPress and theme options part II – the fracture

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…

Tempera 1.3.3 has a temp

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.

Tempera 1.3.2 gets comfy with WordPress 4.3


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…

Tempera 1.3(.1) becomes multilingual

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…

Tempera 1.2.8 drops by


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.

Tempera 1.2.7 wakes up from hibernation

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…

Tempera 1.2.3/4/5/6 fights the system

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…)

Tempera 1.2.2 to the rescue


It’s not been long since the last Tempera update; unfortunately, independent of us, it has not been a successful one. The broken theme archive on Wordpress’ servers has plagued and ruined several websites without an easy fix.

Fortunately, we’ve been awake long enough to submit a new update. And the review team guys have been kind enough to already approve and publish it. So here it is, the Tempera 1.2 update (hopefully with all its files in place)…