Author Archives: Konstantin Kovshenin

About the Author:
Konstantin Kovshenin

Co-founder and Ex-Editor in Chief, WordPress core contributor, theme and plugin developer. Gone to Automattic and keeps blogging from time to time.
Images, Image Sizes and Thumbnails in WordPress

Images, Image Sizes and Post Thumbnails in WordPress

A recent exploit revealed that many of the WordPress theme designers and developers, including companies like WooThemes and ThemeShift are using third-party tools like TimThumb to manage their thumbnails, preview and featured images in their themes. It’s not a secret (I really hope so) that WordPress has image management implementations of its own which was … Permalink


Post Options API: Need Your Opinion

Post Options API: We Need Your Opinion

This is a follow up to the Post Options API article we published earlier this week. Basically we’ve received some good feedback about the concept in general via Twitter, Facebook and the comments on our site, and today we’ve got some further questions for you. We continue to work on the concept and as tempting … Permalink


WordPress Themes Using TimThumb Under Attack

WordPress Themes Using TimThumb Under Attack

TimThumb is small php script designed for cropping, zooming and dealing with images on the web. Although WordPress has it’s own image manipulation capabilities, TimThumb seems to remain very popular among free and premium WordPress theme developers. Not for too long though, an issue has been filed for TimThumb version 1.28 and trunk, which apparently … Permalink


Trac Tickets for WordPress Developers

6 Trac Tickets Every WordPress Developer Should Follow

As mentioned in an earlier post here on Theme.fm, WordPress 3.3 is expected to arrive around November 15th and I’m sure you’re interested in what’s happening over at the development side of it, so today we’re publishing our top 6 WordPress Core Trac tickets worth following. If you’re not familiar with Trac, you can read … Permalink


Post Options API: An Alternative to Custom Fields

Post Options API: An Alternative to Custom Fields

Some of the code and concepts in this post are outdated, please view the following post: Post Options API is Almost Ready for Action. Remember Custom Fields? Yeah, the ones with a not so friendly user interface, designed to assign some meta data to posts, pages and other post types, that would hopefully appear somewhere … Permalink


Google+ Icons Giveaway

12 Gorgeous Google+ Icons For Your Website

Google+ has been around for quite a while and picking up quite nicely. Mashable’s got a cool roundup of over 15 sites and services for Google+ power users and we published our list of 5 Google+ and Google +1 WordPress plugins worth checking out a couple of weeks ago. It seems like people are really … Permalink


Review: Unspoken Premium Theme

Review: Unspoken Premium Theme by WPShower

Here at Theme.fm apart from creating our own themes, we like to play around with other people’s creations. It’s not just an opportunity to see what others are doing, how they’re rolling out and what kind of features they’re implementing in their themes, but to actually learn from them by reading their code, structure and … Permalink


Free WordPress Theme San Fran

Meet San Fran — Our New Free WordPress Theme

Today’s a great day for us over at Theme.fm because just last night our very first free WordPress theme has made it through the review process and has been approved for the WordPress.org Theme directory! San Fran is quite a minimalistic, typography-based WordPress theme that provides a few different color schemes to pick from and … Permalink


WordPress 3.3 Scope Defined

WordPress 3.3 Scope Defined, Expected November 15th

The weekly WordPress development meeting has been held yesterday and the main discussion was the scope of work for the next major WordPress release, 3.3 expected in mid-November this year. I have to admit that the update is not as exciting as 3.2 was but hey, there’s room for bug fixing and minor code and … Permalink


Freebie: A Monochrome Vector Icon Set -- Post Formats & Real Estate

Freebie: A Monochrome Vector Icon Set — Post Formats & Real Estate

We’ve been working hard for the past few weeks, mostly client work and themes of course. I mentioned somewhere in an earlier post about having two themes lined up in the WordPress.org directory waiting for the review process and approval (hopefully) but the real announcements will come later. Today I’d like to share some parts … Permalink


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