cleanRoar Update – Call to undefined function: filter_var – Resolved

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…

cleanRoar Update – v.9.12.19: Global Variable Conflict in WordPress Theme Editor Resolved

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…

The Story Behind the Amber and the Panther

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.

You Roar, we Listen! cleanRoar gets Packed with even more Features

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

Have a Roaring Christmas! The cleanRoar WordPress Theme Brings the Christmas Spirit to your Site

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

PantherBuddy Discount


Are you Roaring? Are you a PantherBuddy?

If yes, then you are entitled to the PantherBuddy Discount!

What is the PantherBuddy Discount?

The PantherBuddy Discount entitles you to a one time 10% discount on a job quote or AmberPanther commercial product.

How to get the PantherBuddy Discount…

Simply be an existing user of AmberPanther publicly available products, such as WordPress themes or plugins. In your request for a quote or commercial product state that you are a PantherBuddy and provide evidence, such as a link to your site that uses the AmberPanther product.

AmberPanther appreciates…

PantherBuddy Discount


Are you Roaring? Are you a PantherBuddy?

If yes, then you are entitled to the PantherBuddy Discount!

What is the PantherBuddy Discount?

The PantherBuddy Discount entitles you to a one time 10% discount on a job quote or AmberPanther commercial product.

How to get the PantherBuddy Discount…

Simply be an existing user of AmberPanther publicly available products, such as WordPress themes or plugins. In your request for a quote or commercial product state that you are a PantherBuddy and provide evidence, such as a link to your site that uses the AmberPanther product.

AmberPanther appreciates…

Matt said “Yatta!” – AmberPanther says “Loose the Skepticism and Embrace WordPress as your CMS Platform!”

Matt quoted Hiro Nakamura when WordPress won the 2009 Open Source CMS Award. If you know WordPress, you know Matt, but in case you are wondering who is Hiro Nakamura, well, he is that guy from the show Heroes, who likes to manipulate and bend space and time. Afterall, WordPress did bend the norm, and Matt rightfully said “Yatta!”

It was about time! Over the last couple of years we have witnessed increasing popularity and usage of WordPress. It all started as a blogging platform, but thanks to the wittiness of the developers, a diverse platform has been structured, developer friendly, SEO friendly and ultimately end-user friendly. Hence, its capabilities are only limited by one’s imagination!

We have tested other open source platforms as well, but our platform of choice is WordPress, unless the client specifically requests another one. The reasons? It is developer friendly. We love the hooks, they really get you hooked on WordPress. It is no pain to understand the core code. And we have an extensive library of functions that can be just hooked on WordPress, to transform a site in a snap. Hence, we have been from very early on advocating WordPress as a CMS platform.

And here comes the 2009 Open Source CMS Awards, and WordPress wins the Overall Best Open Source CMS Award. In the last four years, this is the first time that WordPress wins this prestigious title. At the same time, WordPress is named first runner-up in the Best Open Source PHP CMS Category ahead of Joomla, with Drupal leading this category. As Matt put it, this a “landmark.” Indeed Matt, and this paves the path to a promising and bright future. Congratulations! Read Matt’s blog entry, WordPress Wins CMS Award, at the WordPress official blog.

The AmberPanther team calls to all the skeptics, that were reluctant to use WordPress as CMS, to loose the skepticism and embrace WordPress as a CMS Platform! We do!

cleanRoar goes live at WordPress.org

As of today, Monday October 12, 2009 cleanRoar is live and available for free download from the Themes section at WordPress.org. Download cleanRoar…

cleanRoar has been developed by the AmberPanther team and has been released for public use as part of AmberPanther contributions. It is a light and clean theme which is easily customizable.

We are excited to see the theme going live on WordPress.org. We have enjoyed working with WordPress and its flock  of themes all this time, hence we felt it was about time to give something back. cleanRoar was originally developed as our testing ground for custom code and plugin development. It made our development efforts so much easier as we could effortlessly go behind the scenes and make the necessary changes to mold the theme to the needs of the code or plugin being developed. Then we thought… why not to share? After all our ultimate goal is to make the web a better place. And this can only be done by a global team effort.

Read more about the theme and exchange ideas…

View the Live Demo of the here…

Download the theme…

cleanRoar

Stay tuned for more contributions, PantheMation is just around the corner. Another AmberPanther creation…