New Version of the Custom Community Theme Submitted to the Review Team

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Hi Everyone.

We are very exited to announce that the new version of the Custom Community theme is finally committed to the review team!

We have been in rapid development the last year and now have finally submitted the Custom Community 2015 edition to the WordPress repository.

It is a final moment for which we all have been waiting for sooo long – ergo: Let’s welcome CUSTOM COMMUNITY 2 2015 Edition!

I know, we all thought it would get faster into the repository. But with thousands of active Custom Community 1.x users, we had to take this step very seriously and needed to make sure, that the update is going work for everyone of you like a charm.

Here is the ticket to the newest version. Let us all hope that the review team like what we did and will give as their go sooner than later.

We have created an update script to make the transition from CC 1.x to CC 2.0 as smooth, easy and comfortable as possible.

However: If you decide afterwards, that you want to switch back to CC 1, we got some great news for you. We have decided to give something back to the community, ie. the latest Custom Community 1.x Pro version and made it available on Github. Totally free and ready for you. So if you need to revert back out of any reason, you can safely go back to the premium version and get a free update to the 1.x version as a farewell present ;)

The CC 1.x version is available on Github! From now on its up to the community to update it if needed and keep it working.

We want to focus 100% on the current theme (ie. CC 2) and thus say goodbye with a big THANK to 1.x! Custom Community was a great success and we believe that CC 2 is going to follow up onto this fantastic road and become even more successful.

We will keep you updated on the review process and celebrate the official release, as soon as the theme has been approved by the Theme Review Team.

Many thanks for all the feedback, criticism and help. Without all the great knowledge of the community around CC2 we would never be here.

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    • Hi I paid for the premium extension and cannot get access to it in my account…help.
      Also is there a way to make the theme non-responsive?

      • Hi @mmustiga,

        for such kind of support request better create a support ticket. This is the quickest possible help. Comments can sometimes be slow.

        I have checked your order and fixed it. There was an issue with your order. Should be fixed now.

        *Also is there a way to make the theme non-responsive?*

        –> Should be possible. See here: http://getbootstrap.com/examples/non-responsive/

        Also in the Customizer under Advanced Bootstrap Settings you should be able to adjust the settings.

        best would be you create a ticket with this question so I can assign a developer to the ticket how can than check with you if it is possible easy or if we create a new option for this purpose.

    • Sorry, but I Hate It! I had to reformat my entire blog, and it still will not display or behave as before. I wish I would have thought to see if the update was necessary before going through all this work!
      -Cheryl

  1. Hi @Cheryl and @All,

    copy from the WordPress forum:

    If you updated from 1.x and everything works like a charm, this post is not for you. In this post we want to help anybody else who run into an update problem.

    Some users asked us why we build such a big update. Why have we changed so much!

    The answer is simple:

    We needed to rebuild Custom Community. The 1.x version was based on the first BuddyPress default theme and totally outdated. Also, the theme architecture of BuddyPress has changed completely and the old system is not supported anymore.

    CC1 was not responsive, it was not build the WordPress way and also included too much plugin functionality. The review team does not allow the latter ones to be included in a theme. There were only two options. Either: Remove the theme from the repository completely – or: Rebuild it.

    So, because we wanted to continue our work with and on the Custom Community theme, we went for the second option, and started to rebuild the theme.

    Over the course of development, we made quite a handful of mistakes and about all and everything took ages. But this was not because of lack of interest. We always communicated everything and wrote blog posts.

    The latest of them are:

    – 2.0 is finally live! Read the Blog Post http://themekraft.com/custom-community-2-0-is-finally-released/

    – The Review Process: http://themekraft.com/new-version-custom-community-theme-submitted-review-team/

    We also have created an update script for the update from cc 1.x to cc2 – but in some situations, sadly the update script does not work properly. This also is the only time when an feeling of alienation, as in “this is a total different theme”, will arise. But we are working on fixing those issues as soon as possible.

    Please note: The options and settings of the old CC1 are not being deleted. If you need to revert back out of any reason, there is the latest and final premium version of 1.x available for free – as a farewell present – at Github ;)

    From now on its up to the community to update it if required and to keep it working.

    Help yourself to a copy at: https://github.com/Themekraft/cc1

    We want to focus 100% on the current theme (ie. CC 2) and thus say goodbye with a big THANK to 1.x! Custom Community was a great success and we believe that CC 2 is going to follow up on this fantastic road and become even more successful.

    Many Thanks and Greetings,
    Your Themekraft Team