Frostpress Site Changes

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Created On: April 22, 2014 is undergoing some changes. After switching webhosts the WordPress import had changed all the blog posts to news. This has been updated & changed so all previous articles should be functioning properly everywhere. Also, several articles on both free wordpress themes and premium wordpress themes have been added. More reviews on selecting the best wordpress theme for your site will be added soon. Stay tuned.

Preview of the new theme

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Created On: September 29, 2010

This is a teaser of the theme I’m currently working on. It will be called “Tribe” and like I mentioned a few posts ago it will be very similar to this site that I designed.

The purpose of the theme is to be as simplistic and lightweight as possible, while still adding colorful touches (it will have as many color-themes as Comet).

The theme will use an image in the header (like in the screenshot) that you can upload and crop yourself using the new smart function in WordPress. If you have been using the TwentyTen theme you know how it works.

This is obviously a work in progress so the end result might look nothing like this.

Comet 1.4.2

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Created On: September 20, 2010

Although I had some qualms about the new theme review process before, now I think it’s just awesome. Once a theme gets approved all future updates to that theme gets higher priority. I like this.

Here are notes on the latest versions of Comet:

Comet 1.4.2

  • No menu was displayed by default

Comet 1.4.1

  • The theme did not function properly when using older version of WordPress

Comet 1.4 available

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Created On: September 16, 2010

The long-awaited update for Comet is finally available.

Visit to download Comet 1.4, with plenty of new features.

Update: please be aware the the theme options page has been completely redone, so it will wipe all the previous options when updating. This will usually not be much of a problem since it only takes a moment to set all the previous options, but if you have a lot of CSS code written in the “custom CSS” field or the “text to appear in the footer” field you might want to copy it and paste it once the update is done.

Site redesign and an update on the theme update

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Created On: September 10, 2010

Redesigned the site yet again, hope you like it.

Update on the theme update

The theme review process has changed something dramatically since WordPress 3.0 was launched. A LOT of things that previously got approved no longer does. They demand themes to be perfect (which I approve), and often the only way to know what many of those things are is to send it in for reviewing. Then you have to go look up what the hell that function is, learn it, and then implement it. Next review you get more issues. Yesterday I sent in the 5th edition of Comet 1.4, and it’s my most fervent hope that it’s the last.

Sadly I had to cut out the Droid Serif and Droid Sans fonts since apparently their license wasn’t compatible. All other stuff is still there though.

Once Comet is approved I will throw over all changes to Renegade (it would be a waste of time to send in two themes with almost identical code) and upload that as well.

Then once that is done I have a new theme (no, not Scipio – I’m unhappy with how it turned out) that just need to be coded. It will look like a lot like this website.

Comet is not available on

I’m aware of this. The theme has been suspended because an old script file was suspected to have a vulnerability. I thought I had removed it long ago (I discovered that when I zipped the theme folder, files in the old zip would remain), but it’s not used by the theme so it cannot cause any harm. Instead of having an argument over this I’m just going to update the theme.

Comet update preview

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Created On: August 15, 2010

Because the approving process of the theme updates takes more time than I anticipated (I had to redo several things, and decided to throw in some new features while at it) I bring a preview of what will be included once the update actually hits the WordPress servers:

New comment design

New custom fonts: Droid Sans and Droid Serf

More visual interface on the theme options page

Translation ready, with instructions

Theme updates: Comet 1.4 and Renegade 2.2

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Created On: August 9, 2010

Comet 1.4 & Renegade 2.2

  • Updated menu system for WordPress 3.0. Comet has two custom menus while Renegade only has one due to graphics looking odd with more.
  • New theme options page. Better interface due to use of graphics. Some options has been cut due to new menu system.

Update recommendation: due to the new theme options almost all files has been updated, so overwriting all files and then applying your old changes is recommended. basic.css and reset.css has been consolidated into the main style.css file.

I have moved a lot of theme options out of the functions.php file and into the core files (header.php, index.php, etc) so you will likely never have to go into function.php if you want to make some changes to the options any longer. Everything should also be properly commented so you understand what everything does.

Theme Update: Comet 1.3

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Created On: April 6, 2010

Comet 1.3

  • Added option for two sidebars (“Left and Right”)
  • Added option to change font size
  • New menu structure to support more than one menu (coming in WordPress 3.0)
  • Complete removal of external plugins (Recent Comments, Twitter, quote button in comments) because of support problems
  • Cleaned and updated stylesheets

Coming Soon

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Created On: March 15, 2010

Here are some of the stuff that I’m planning to do Soon™:

  • More theme options. Like font size, extra sidebars. Got suggestions?
  • Redo the theme options page with a more organized and visual interface.
  • Make the themes translation-ready.

I’m also considering to discontinue some of my themes (Artemis, Exile, Serenity, and Renegade II). Their style is not something I would create today, and I think the work of redesigning them (both visually and code-wise) is not worth the effort. I want to keep all my themes up to the same standard, but the time does not permit with all the themes.