Even though Templatic themes weren’t affected by the timthumb scare last year, a number of our members still felt that TimThumb was unnecessary and should be replaced with other solutions. After a lot of tweaking and code-changing we can finally announce that timthumb has been removed from all Templatic themes in favor of the built-in WordPress resizing function. Some themes (newest ones) were never released with timthumb while some already received an update that disables timthumb (GeoPlaces).
Here’s a list of themes from which timthumb has been removed today:
While we definitely welcome this new change for good of everyone, tim thumb was an awesome innovation when no other solution was available and it really contributed to a great deal in Premium Theme business. Thank you Ben Gillabanks for that awesome innovation, so right on time.
- Update the theme as you normally would or just replace the files mentioned in the change_log
- After updating you will notice that your images are not coming up as thumbnails but as original images; this is normal so don’t worry
- For images which are displayed using the post image gallery you can use a plugin called AJAX Thumbnail Rebuild to automatically rebuild thumbnails. If you’re unsure what “post image gallery” means open this article
- Images that are not displayed using the post image gallery (their source is a custom field for instance) have to be re-uploaded
In other news…
With a lot of help from Amir and others from onTheGoSystems, GeoPlaces is now 100% WPML compatible. Even tough the theme worked with WPML from the start some areas were lacking. All those issues are now fixed! More importantly, future fixes will also come much faster since we now have much more experience with the plugin
For those unfamiliar with WPML, it is a very advanced premium WordPress plugin that allows you to fairly quickly set up a multilingual site. It is by far the best solution for anyone that wants to showcase a WordPress site in more than one language.