Archive for January, 2007

  • 29
  • Jan

Pinky Theme

Pinky is my first theme release this year. Actually I made this theme last year, but I didn’t have the time to release it. As you can see it’s , again, a pink theme. Basically it’s a 1 column theme with an options page. Besides that it’s widgets ready. And the width is fixed. If you’d like to see the theme in action then you can find a live preview here
You can download the theme here.

Don’t forget to give me some feedback!

Pinky theme for WordPress

  • 16
  • Jan

New WordPress version out

Recently a bug in certain versions of PHP came to our attention that could cause a security vulnerability in your blog. We’re able to work around it fairly easily, so we’ve decided to release 2.0.7 to fix the PHP security problem and the Feedburner issue that was in 2.0.6. It is recommended that everyone running WordPress 2.0.6 or lower upgrade to this new version.Because this is a much smaller update than previous versions, you do not have to update all of WordPress’ files if you’re upgrading from version 2.0.6. Here is the list of files that have changed since 2.0.6:

  • wp-admin/inline-uploading.php
  • wp-admin/post.php
  • wp-includes/classes.php
  • wp-includes/functions.php
  • wp-settings.php
  • wp-includes/version.php

We know it sucks to have a release only 10 days after our last one, but we think it’s important enough for your blog to be secure to do it, and hopefully only having to change a few files will make the upgrade easier than normal.

Here are the changes that have been made since 2.0.6:

  • Security fix for dreZ8nus_unregister_GLOBALS() to work around the zend_hash_del_key_or_index bug in PHP 4 versions less than 4.4.3 and PHP 5 versions less than 5.1.4 with register_globals set to “On.”
  • Feeds now properly serve 304 Not Modified headers instead of mismatched 200/304 headers (a.k.a. the FeedBurner bug).
  • Backport of another 304 Not Modified fix from WordPress 2.1
  • Deleting WordPress Pages no longer gives an “Are You Sure?” prompt.
  • After deleting a WordPress Page, you are now properly redirected to the Edit Pages screen.
  • Sending an image at original size in Internet Explorer no longer adds an incorrect “height” attribute.

And just as a reminder, the next major version of WordPress (2.1) is due out by the end of the month, but the 2.0 branch of WordPress will continue to be maintained for several years.

  • 06
  • Jan

Amsterdamn in 2007

I hope everyone had a great holiday, I know I did.
2007 is an exciting year for me from a business and personal life perspective.
But I’ll stick to the business side of the story on this blog. Amsterdamn had an incredible growth last year.
And I’m planning to work even harder to release free themes for the masses.

Amsterdamn in 2007 will be this:

- Search Engine optimization
I have been reading a lot about SEO optimization lately. And I am going to implement the knowledge that I have gathered in my new themes.
Every theme from now on will be equipped with Search Engine Optimization. Hopefully your weblog will get more exposure thanks to this.

- Options page
Some of you already noticed that I started to use the WordPress Admin more and more. Every new theme in 2007 will get it’s own options page in the WP admin.
This way the users are able to edit basic things without having to edit the code. I have noticed that there a lot of novice users who use WordPress.
With this small effort I am able to make our themes (even more) user friendly.

- Neutral themes
At least 5 of our new themes this year will be “neutral”.It will be easy to edit them and give them your own personal touch to it.
With the options page it will be also possible to choose what you want to use. In other words more whitespace!

- At least 15 new themes
Last year we managed to release 15 themes. This year I am planning to release at least the same amount.

- WordPress
I will continue to release themes for WordPress. There is a chance that I will port our themes to other blog platforms.
If you are eager to do the job: e-mail me!

- Widgets Support
I haven’t paid much attention to widgets. Basically because I never use them.
But there seems to be a demand for them. Therefore every new theme will compatible with widgets.

- Amsterdamn
And some goals for my own website:
- By then end of 2007 Amsterdamn.org will be at least a PR6 (and maybe a PR7)
- I will enter the Technorati Top 1000 (now 16xx)
- Amsterdamn themes will have 35K downloads at the WordPress theme repository
- Our Alexa Rank will be lower than 150K

I’m looking forward to what 2007 will bring on the interwebs!

And here’s a new theme that I made last year:

Download | Test run

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