cleanRoar is the popular, freeware, WordPress theme by the AmberPanther team. It is best known for its clean style and ease of customization.

cleanRoar was publicly released with the Christmas style option on December 4, 2009. Since then it has experienced tremendous success and rose supreme in the race to celebrate and greet Christmas.  In only three weeks cleanRoar was downloaded 2670 times.

cleanRoar Downloads

cleanRoar is hosted at, and can be downloaded from WordPress.org, where another six competitor Christmas themes are hosted. In the three weeks preceding Christmas, cleanRoar managed to gain 50{ae9864b67a77452167ce7c88d83e61fc33a56af6777a6c277876f72eee1d0f82} share of the market of public Christmas WordPress themes. Out of the 5375 downloads of Christmas themes from WordPress.org since Dec 4, 2009, cleanRoar secured almost half of them.

WordPress Christmas Themes Downloads: Dec 04-25, 2009WordPress Christmas Themes Downloads: Percentage Share

We are very proud for the success cleanRoar enjoyed this Christmas. Our plan was to spread the Christmas spirit, and it happened! The AmberPanther team deserves a big thank you. They have demonstrated once again, that they can dominate the market they target. Kudos team! Also, the web community deserves an even bigger thank you! It is their choice that made us number 1… Thank you everyone!

One big advantage of cleanRoar is that it carries the Legacy clean style as an option, thus, once the holiday season is over, it can be switched on, with all customization in place. Read more about cleanRoar or just download it to make your site Roar…

And… are you a PantherBuddy?

* Download Statistics where obtained from WordPress.org

An error was reported today in the cleanRoar back-end: when saving the cleanRoar General Options a fatal error would be given.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: filter_var() in /path_to_options_directory/options_parent.php on line 73

This error will appear only if your host server is running a PHP version less than 5.2.0, as the function filter_var was introduced only in this PHP version.

This function is used only in the back-end, thus, it will has no effect on the front-end operation. This is found in cleanRoar up to version 9.12.19 .

If you experience this problem, you can download an updated options_parent.php from the AmberPanther repository, and replace your existing one. The file is located in /utilities/dashboard directory.

DOWNLOAD options_parent.php >>

Alternatively you can download the full cleanRoar package:

DOWNLAOD cleanRoar >>

This update will be included in the next release of cleanRoar and is not yet available at WordPress.org .

The issue was reported by Lenny of Tampa Real Estate Blog. Thank you Lenny…

An error was reported today in the cleanRoar back-end: when saving the cleanRoar General Options a fatal error would be given.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: filter_var() in /path_to_options_directory/options_parent.php on line 73

This error will appear only if your host server is running a PHP version less than 5.2.0, as the function filter_var was introduced only in this PHP version.

This function is used only in the back-end, thus, it will has no effect on the front-end operation. This is found in cleanRoar up to version 9.12.19 .

If you experience this problem, you can download an updated options_parent.php from the AmberPanther repository, and replace your existing one. The file is located in /utilities/dashboard directory.

DOWNLOAD options_parent.php >>

Alternatively you can download the full cleanRoar package:

DOWNLAOD cleanRoar >>

This update will be included in the next release of cleanRoar and is not yet available at WordPress.org .

The issue was reported by Lenny of Tampa Real Estate Blog. Thank you Lenny…

Over time we have been asked quite a few times:

Why AmberPanther?

We feel, it is time to tell the story behind the Amber and the Panther, that make AmberPanther!

We have been internet-rats since the beginning of internet-time, however, we were always consumed by career goals and aspirations to do something solid with it. Last January we decided that it was about time to put all our knowledge to good use and set our minds to make the internet a better place, one website at a time.

We needed a name for this vision! However “all” the dot com’s are taken. We had to escape from the single word name. We were brain storming for six months. Thinking, trying, dismissing, names. We tried the usual suspects, web, design, development, internet, etc. But thanks to all the domain-sharks who have consumed all the dot com’s for no meaningful reason, we did not fall victims of the usual suspects. Then one afternoon in June, while sitting by the Mediterranean Sea, it came to us. We always like to watch the amber sunset. It always carries the message of a better tomorrow! And why should we be victims of the usual suspects? Let’s dare to be different! Let’s stand out! Hence, now we needed something that is different and stands out. And here comes the panther. It is different, it stands out, it is daring. And as an added bonus, it rhymes with amber. Thus the Amber and the Panther came together to form the AmberPanther. Hence, now we have all the ingredients, experience, uniqueness, outlook for a better internet future, and courage to be different. With all these combined, we set forward to materialize our vision, making the internet a better place, one website at a time.

Following the cleanRoar release last Wednesday, a bug was reported while accesing the native WordPress Theme Editor.  This bug stopped the Theme Editor from loading the cleanRoar script files. The issue was due to a name conflict between a cleanRoar variable and a WordPress global variable. The cleanRoar variable was renamed, thus the bug does not exist anymore, and the script files can be readily edited.

If you were not using the native WordPress Theme Editor, this issue will have no effect on the operation of your site. This is an optional update, and required only for using the Theme Editor.

v.9.12.19 can be downloaded from WordPress.org.

DOWNLOAD >>

The issue was reported by Matthew of FindBraComfort.com . Thank you Matthew…

At AmberPanther we strive to deliver top notch products, both in the freeware and commercial markets. And we know that your input is essential in achieving high levels of excellence. Hence, when you speak, when you suggest, when you comment, when you ask, when you exclaim, when you frown… we listen!

In the last two weeks cleanRoar, since the last release, cleanRoar experienced increased demand. Along with this though, came comments, suggestions and requests. Following up on all these, and spicing it up with our own vision, we are releasing today a new updated version of cleanRoar, v.9.12.16, packed with more features than ever. The highlights of this release are the multiple layouts, you have four layouts to choose from, and the option to define custom CSS. This comes handy in personalizing your cleanRoar. And as we are approaching Christmas, cleanRoar maintains its Christmas style, with the Legacy style always as an option. Thank you for making cleanRoar the number one Christmas WordPress theme.

In version 9.12.16 cleanRoar features:

  • Four (4) layouts to choose from.
  • Option for custom CSS.
  • Control information (site name and description) shown in Header.
  • Display an image/logo in header through a url or Gravatar!
  • Display of Home link on main navigation.
  • Display excerpt or whole post on blog page.
  • Global control of comments on pages.
  • Control default sections to be shown on sidebar.

You can read more about cleanRoar here. Features, version information, etc. READ MORE >>

Take a peak at the cleanRoar Christmas style. DEMO >>

Download cleanRoar from WordPress.org . DOWNLOAD >>

Examples from the functional cleanRoar back-end

cleanRoar Style Options

cleanRoar Style Options

cleanRoar Layout and Sidebar Options

cleanRoar Layout and Sidebar Options

cleanRoar Custom CSS Options

cleanRoar Custom CSS Options

cleanRoar Header Options

cleanRoar Header Options

cleanRoar Miscellaneous Options

cleanRoar Miscellaneous Options

Christmas is almost here, and in celebration of this special day, AmberPanther gives a facelift to cleanRoar, and welcomes you to spread the Christmas Spirit to your site’s visitors.

cleanRoar is the popular, publicly available WordPress theme. It is focused on simplicity, versatility and cleanliness, hence the name cleanRoar.

As soon as the beauty and harmony of the fall colors disappears to give way to the winter cold and snow, we anxiously wait for Christmas to come and bring us a new breed of colors and a different kind of warmth. We wanted to spread this warmth, and following the path set by our mission statement, making the web a better place one website a time, we decided to release an upgraded version of cleanRoar to celebrate Christmas. cleanRoar was first made publicly available on October 12, 2009 and since then it had enjoyed more than 1500 downloads. Today we have released version 9.12.04, packed with more features than ever. It features a bold Christmas style. The Legacy style also remains as an option, thus in January you can revert back to it with just a click. We owe a big thank you to the web community for supporting our work and a Roaring Christmas…

You can read more about cleanRoar here. Features, version information, etc. READ MORE >>

Take a peak at the cleanRoar Christmas style. DEMO >>

Download cleanRoar from WordPress.org . DOWNLOAD >>

cleanRoar in Christmas style

cleanRoar in Christmas style