Casual, our free WordPress theme has a lot of fans. It's download counter is now in to the many tens of thousands, so it's about time we gave it a spring clean and provide a revamped upgrade to the original Casual and Casual premium theme.
The largest thing that we wanted to sort was removing the dependancy on WooTumblog as this is no-longer supported by WooThemes and making it fully compatible with WordPress 3.5+.
As this is such a large update to the original theme, the new Casual is only available as a complete reinstall.
You can find full instructions on how to move from the old Casual to the new Casual in our knowledgebase.
We've create a new welcome page which has quick start tips, a link to demo content and our theme documentation.
The WordPress customizer now replaces the old color options.
We've removed the dependancy on the WooTumblog plugin and Casual now support post formats and many more which are listed below;
- Widget coloring for easier setup
- Popular posts widget updated to support categories
- Twitter widget support retweets and replies
- Theme options added for hiding meta and social sharing
- Custom CSS added to Theme Options for storing customizations in database
- Image handling now uses WP Thumbnail functions. You may continue to upload images using "Set Featured Image"
- jPlayer for HTML5 audio
You can get the new Casual WordPress theme today!