WP-Forge Hiatus Update

I know this has been a long time coming and I do apologize. As you all know since the last major update of WP-Forge, which was back on December 20th 2015 things have been really quiet around here.

I really didn’t want to do anything with the theme until it got approved at WP.org. I did however update the theme with the latest version of Foundation, 5.5.1, but didn’t release it due to the fact that while I was waiting for feedback from the review team, I started to go over WP-Forge with a fine tooth comb. I knew there a lot of things included in the theme that the reviewers would say had to go. So I started taking them out one by one and in the process I found myself basically starting over with the theme. Don’t worry though, it wasn’t that much of a start over. I just basically asked myself “is that really needed?” when I came to something in the theme that I wasn’t sure about and if it wasn’t needed it was taken out.

So that was the process while I waited to hear feedback from the reviewer. I did finally get some feedback and I was shocked. I thought I was going to have to do a lot of major work but it turned out that it wasn’t that much at all. If you would like you can check out what the reviewer said I need to change and follow along. All in all, without the really long wait, I would have to say it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

I did however change the demo sites for WP-Forge as well as WP-Starter. I hate sub domains, I really do. I don’t know what it is about them, but for some reason when you visit a site and its a sub domain, it just doesn’t feel right to me. So early this morning I switched them up. I even added a Foundation Kitchen Sink page to each one. That was fun to set up.

I also found out something today that completely blew me away. I was looking at WordPress.org and noticed the Rolling Stone icon under the WordPress Users section (lower right hand corner of page) so I clicked on it and I started looking at some of the famous people, especially musicians, who use WordPress. I saw Motley Crue used WordPress and so I went to their actual site to see how it was put together. So there I am looking at the site, when I noticed something pop up in the lower right hand corner of the screen when I started to scroll down. It was a little, dark circle that said “Top” and I nearly passed out. So I checked the source page of the site to make sure I wasn’t seeing things and sure enough the Motley Crue site is built with WP-Forge! How freaking cool is that? It really is a nice page. Check out the Motley Crue site.

That’s about it for now. I am anticipating possibly this week or maybe next that WP-Forge will get approved, so please be patient for a bit more. As always if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me. As always, enjoy 😉

2 thoughts on “WP-Forge Hiatus Update

  1. Thanks for the update and congrats to the use of wpforge in motleycrue. Little sad that they didn’t informed you, I think this is every theme developer’s goal, his theme getting used on a large project.

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