Giveaway: Win a copy of Typecase Pro and a year’s dev club at UpThemes


Chris Wallace at UpThemes has generously offered up 10 copies of his Typecase Pro plugin (usually $19) for giveaway, in addition to one grand prize of a year’s developer club membership at UpThemes (usually $99) and an UpThemes t-shirt.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post or tweet at @wpcandy and @upthemes on Twitter and tell us your favorite font — bonus points for linking to an example of the font in use in a cool way. We’ll randomly select the winners from those who comment and tweet.

We’ll be collecting entries for the next week, and announcing the winner next Wednesday on the blog.

It’s been a while since we did a giveaway here, so this should be fun! Have at it in the comments.

UpThemes new typography theme panel screencast


UpThemes has updated their WordPress theme framework with a new typography panel (and moved its development over to Github). Chris Wallace of UpThemes tipped us off about the video above, and also shared:

The new typography panel is unlike anything we’ve seen before. We wanted to bring real web fonts to WordPress in a way that is both free and easy. This new feature for the UpThemes Framework is very lightweight and easy for developers to add their own @font-face font kits from websites like Fontspring and Fontsquirrel as well. All you need to do is register a new font with a stylesheet reference and you’re ready to start using your own custom fonts.

What do you think? Do you use anything like this in your WordPress themes?

UpThemes releases Charity Theme, for non-profit organizations, integrates Carrington Build


UpThemes has released another theme integrated with Carrington Build, this time called Charity and targeted toward non-profit organizations. Carrington Build is only available with the Developer Package of the theme, but all versions include Events Calendar Pro, an event management plugin normally priced at $30.

Chris Wallace describes the origins of the theme in the announcement post:

As far as the design of the theme goes, this theme was lovingly hand-crafted by one of the most talented up-and-coming designers of Canada, Pat Dryburgh. Pat took his years of design experience and non-profit experience and injected it into this theme, making sure it satisfies the needs of charities and their staff members. With 2 style options, 4 custom widgets including a twitter feed widget, this theme is gorgeous and sure to captivate your soon-to-be donors within seconds.

You can demo Charity Theme or pick it up for $75 if you like it.