HTML5Press Is Now RootDip


HTML5Press is now known as RootDip. I didn’t put much effort into picking a new name, simply because I don’t have much time to put into this thing right now (work,, book, wedding, 3 year old daughter, and more).

I’ve renamed the GitHub repo, changed every occurrence of HTML5Press to RootDip in the theme itself, and released version 2.5.4 as the first version baring the RootDip name.

In addition to the name change, I threw in a new font, Lato, from Google Web Fonts. It’s the font I’m currently using here at Also, RootDip 2.5.4 is running here right now. It’s a totally stock copy, straight from the GitHub repository.

Would have gotten around to this earlier but have been pretty caught up with and adding support for Dreamhost and Linode.

I’ll be submitting RootDip to the WordPress theme directory again, so we’ll see how that goes now that it’s got a valid name.

HTML5Press Needs a New Name


Help! HTML5Press needs a new name. As you may know, I’ve been trying to get it accepted into the official WordPress Theme directory. I ran the theme checker plugin a lot and fixed all of the issues it found, which were very minimal. It even works nicely with the The Unit Test. However, the name is more of an issue.

Here’s what the reviewer, ZGni, had to say on the ticket:

I don’d believe that HTML5Press is acceptable as a theme name – Reference: ​ for more details.
Due to the above Naming Requirement I’m resolving this ticket as not Approved.
Please see the link above and re-upload the new version with a new name – when done leave a comment here and I’ll pick up the ticket to continue with the review. I also strongly advise you test your theme and check that it meets all requirements before re-submitting it.

Basically, it’s because “Themes are not to use version-specific, markup-related terms”, like HTML5, as stated in the theme naming guidelines (Under the Theme Name heading). So, time for something different.

It’s time to get a new name for HTML5Press before I can re-submit to the theme directory. So, anyone got any suggestions?

I’ve come up with 5 really random ones you can vote on. However, if someone suggests a name that I really like, I may just use it. If nobody suggests one that I really like, the one with highest votes will be the new name. The poll will remain open for 2 weeks, ending 12:01 AM July 26.

What should HTML5Press be renamed to?

  • RootDip (33%, 4 Votes)
  • ScalableSteam (25%, 3 Votes)
  • WareChop (25%, 3 Votes)
  • LeanTweak (8%, 1 Votes)
  • OutputIce (9%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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Update: I voted for RootDip. I really don’t want WareChop, so I will be very sad if it wins. This was a horrible idea.

Update 2: RootDip it is.

HTML5Press 2.5.3


If you’re new around here, you might think I release a new version of HTML5Press every day. I don’t. It hasn’t seen this much development since it’s initial release over 2 years ago.

2.5.3 is another small update that removes the “custom logo url” field from the HTML5Press theme options page. It also adds support for built-in WordPress header functionality. So, if you go to Appearance in your Dashboard, then to Header, you can set a custom header image.

Now, HTML5Press wasn’t designed with a header image in mind. Because of that, I decided to stick with the default image size specified in this article on ThemeShaper. The custom-header.php file in the root html5press directory is basically an exact copy of the custom-header.php that you’ll find in the ThemeShaper article.

I updated the theme submission ticket and attached a copy of HTML5Press 2.5.3. I also asked the reviewers to please not waste their time with reviewing 2.5.1 or 2.5.2, it’s exactly that, a waste of time. Fairly certain I won’t have to change many more things around before HTML5Press is finally accepted into the WordPress Theme Directory. But, who knows.

As usual, new versions of HTML5Press, including 2.5.3, can be downloaded from the HTML5Press page.