WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” released

WordPress 4.9 introduces an all new ability to draft, save, and schedule customizer changes, as well as widget improvements, added code editor safety, and more.

WordPress 4.9, “Tipton”, has been released, named after jazz musician Billy Tipton. Approximately 443 contributors took part in the development of WordPress 4.9; congratulations to 185 of these contributors for their first ever contribution. 188 new enhancements or features were added in WordPress 4.9.

There are several significant features in WordPress 4.9, primarily around improvements to the customizer experience and editing code.

Read the full blogpost about the update on wordpress.org


Save 25% with Elegantthemes Black Friday Sale


Elegantthemes – creator of the famous Divi WordPress Theme – offer a huge Black Friday discount of 25% starting on Friday 25th of November until Sunday night. It´s the biggest discount ever offered at Elegantthemes, says Nick Roach, founder of  Eleganthemes.

They are giving away thousands of bonus prizes to the first customers who sign up. These flash sales are available in batches of 100, and customers will getting free stuff like free CSS Hero, WP101, CalderaWP and MainWP memberships, as well as free Divi Child Themes when they purchase the discount.

Everyone who purchases the Black Friday discount will also get an exclusive Divi Black Friday Layout pack, designed in the spirit of Black Friday to create high converting sales pages.

The sale starts on Friday 25th of November and runs until Sunday night.

If you get an error 404 – page not found – after clicking the link the deal might not be yet active or has already expired.

Google is moving towards a more secure web – Start using SSL now


A few days ago Google mentioned in their security blog that websites that are not using SSL encryption will be marked as “non-secure” in the future.

Beginning in January 2017 (Chrome 56), we’ll mark HTTP sites that transmit passwords or credit cards as non-secure, as part of a long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure.

It is quite likely that websites which are not using the HTTPS protocoll also will face penalties in the Google search ranking which means thei might rank lower than comparable sites with HTTPS (SSL).

Free SSL from your web-hoster

Even if SSL is not the most important ranking factor yet, it potentially will gain power in the near future and it´s another important brick in terms of data security.

Since at least Let´s Encrypt started to provide free SSL certificates there is no excuse anymore not to use HTTPS for your website. Several web-hosting companies already offer such free SSL certificates. For example the ones we recommend like WebGo, Raidboxes and all-inkl.com.

Start using SSL now

We have switched all our websites to SSL a few days ago and it was as easy as 1,2,3. SSL must be activated for your domain and some tweaks have to be done on your WordPress site and you are ready for a secure website and potential benefits in Google search rankings.

If you want to use SSL just get in touch with us. We are happy to support you.


Divi 3.0 Has Arrived – Introducing The Visual Page Builder

Build Everything Visually

Divi 3.0 introduces a completely new visual interface that will forever change the way you build websites. This front end editor allows you to make changes to your website…on your actual website! Click into a paragraph and start typing. Highlight some text and adjust the fonts and styles. There is so much you can create and change on the fly in Divi.


Drag an element and watch it move. Add new items from any of Divi’s 40+ content modules, adjust module settings, save and load items from the library and see everything happen instantly. No page refreshes, little to no ajax loading bars and absolutely no need to “preview” your changes because everything is happening in real time on your page.

It´s really like magic.

To me Divi is a huge step foreward in WordPress theme development and WordPress webdesign. It will totally change the way we create WordPress powered websites forever.

Read the full article over at Elegantthemes

20% Discount (Limited Time Offer)

For a limited time Elegantthemes offer a 20% discount on every purchase of Divi. Go get the Discount now!

WordPress powers 25%+ of the web. Here’s why WordPress is right for you

Open source and forever free
WordPress is an open source software available at no cost. You’re free to make changes to the software, create content, and publish anything you want.

The power to go global
WordPress has an active community maintaining translations of the user interface for more than 100 languages and the software supports multilingual content.

Easy to use
Anyone can create and manage a WordPress website without coding. From installing a theme to publishing content with the user- friendly visual editor, WordPress is a great tool for projects of any size.

Your content on any device
Publish on the go from wherever you are. Responsive themes and images deliver content fast to your visitors, and the responsive admin makes managing your site easy.

One platform, many possibilities
Need an online store or the ability to integrate with other apps and data? With 10,000+ themes, 40,000+ plugins, and robust APIs, WordPress can be exactly what you need it to be.

Accessible websites for every user
WordPress is continually improving so everyone can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact positively with the web. WordPress is made for everyone.

Security is core to WordPress
Automatic security updates, a dedicated security team, and ne-grained user access controls make WordPress trusted by some of the biggest brands around the world.

Share content to grow your audience
WordPress easily connects to Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks to share your content across platforms and embed social updates on your website.

Extensive, supportive community
Tap into community knowledge. From online forums to local meetups and WordCamp conferences, WordPress users are teaching and learning everywhere. There are more than 2,000 events in 38 countries each year.

Scale from small to enterprise
WordPress scales to serve billions of pageviews a month as it does for sites
like Facebook’s Newsroom and CNN. Host millions of websites with the built-in multisite feature on a single install.

Source: WordPress.org


Nimbus Themes acquires ThemeShift

We are very happy to announce the acquisition of ThemeShift by Nimbus Themes – a well established US based marketplace for premium WordPress themes. Evan Scoboria – the managing partner at Nimbus Themes – and his team have taken over the operational business of ThemeShift as of now.

We wish Evan and his team all the best for adding ThemeShift into his network.

Merry Christmas from DER PRiNZ


We wish all our customers, business partners and anybody else out there a merry christmas and a great new year 2016. Our office will be closed from today until January 4th but ThemeShift WordPress theme support will still be available at the Support Center.

And in case you missed it: There is a big christmas promo running over at ThemeShift.

DER PRiNZ Website Makeover

Recently our German website was completely redesigned. The main contents remain but the design is all shiny and new. We created a “noble” and elegant look by using dark closeup images and golden fonts for headings.

Take a look at DER PRiNZ German website or headover to the project description at Behance.

Now it´s time to give our international website a makeover as well.



Beware of wrong Theme Updates

If you are using one of our older themes – especially “Consultant” or “Agency” – then you might see an update notification in your WordPress dashboard that you should ignore. A few customers reported about those notifications. After clicking the “update” button they faced a completely other theme.

Why is that? Well, quite simple. We figured out that if a theme in the WordPress theme directory exists with the same name as a theme that is installed at your self-hosted WordPress installation, WordPress assumes it must be the same theme and if the version number of the one in the WP theme directory is higher than the one in your install it tells you there´s an update available.

We strongly recommend NOT  to upgrade because you will get another theme, not an update. Neither “Consultant” nor “Agency do have an auto update function build in and there are absolutely no updates for theses themes because we don´t sell them anymore since quite a while.

So, if you get an update notification for one of our themes (potentially an older one) and this theme is not listed here, then you should not update. If you are unsure send us a support ticket.


Happy new Year – Brand new Website

Happy new year to erveryone out there. I hope 2015 will be a great year for all of us. As you can see – if you visited our themeshop at  ThemeShift before – we have launched our brand new ThemeShift website right after christmas. Over the past years the ThemeShift website has always changed every now and then and now it was time for a big change again.

Read the whole article here.