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Changes Coming to phpBB and Magento for RocketTheme


RocketTheme has been making phpBB styles and Magento themes for several years, and during that time we have built a library of exceptional products that our customers have come to know and love.

Over the past couple of years, we have been watching the trends related to these platforms, and have found that the demand for products on phpBB and Magento have been in steady decline.

It's because of this that we have made the decision to discontinue creating new phpBB styles and Magento themes at this time. This will enable our team to focus its attention in areas where we can better innovate, and bring new and exciting products to the community.

For over a decade, innovation has been at the heart of RocketTheme's philosophy. Whether it was through introducing breakthrough designs with cutting-edge features or powerful extensions such as RokSprocket, we have always taken great pride in looking a step into the future and staying ahead of the curve.

In recent months, we have introduced Gantry 5, a powerful new theming framework built entirely on only the latest Web technologies. Members of our team have also created Grav, a brand new open source flat-file CMS which has been growing in popularity at a breakneck pace due to its simplicity, speed, and growing library of themes and plugins.

It's with this renewed focus on platforms like Joomla, WordPress, and Grav that we will be able to bring RocketTheme to the next level.

What Will Happen to My Existing phpBB or Magento Club Subscription?

You have options available to you. You can keep your current subscription and continue to access downloads, receive support for all of our phpBB and/or Magento products, or elect to move your subscription to another Club of your choice.

You can contact our support team with any questions or requests related to your Club membership, and we will be happy to find a solution that meets your needs.

We are dedicated to providing continued support for these platforms into the foreseeable future, and have no intentions of dropping support at all.

You can continue to make individual theme and style purchases, which will be supported just as they are now. None of these changes will affect anyone that has or will purchase an individual phpBB or Magento theme.

Will we Continue to Receive Updates to Existing Products?

In the event that an existing phpBB or Magento product made by RocketTheme is in need of an update, we will continue to provide them as we always have. This change will only affect the creation of new themes and styles for these platforms.

This does not apply to significant major changes in the CMS. For example, phpBB 3.0 to 3.1 which requires an almost complete rework of the style to by compatible. This is a major change to the platform that would require an entirely different version of the theme to function properly. A style or theme built for phpBB 3.0 will continue to be updated to work with phpBB 3.0.

Updates beyond phpBB 3.0.x and Magento 1.9.x cannot be guaranteed, unless otherwise already available.

What About WordPress or Joomla?

We are not changing anything for either of these platforms. New products, support, and updates to existing products are not going to be impacted at all by this change. If anything, we will have more of an ability to focus on innovating and creating new products on these platforms.

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