Ultimatum 2.5 a fresh start

We are proud to announce Ultimatum 2.5 is now ready as release. We have made many wait so long for this version but we are sure it is worth waiting. With the version we are starting a new clean blog which we hope you will enjoy.

Ultimatum 2.5 is not jus a version but a total overhaul and a software which will change the way you look in design.


What’s new in Ultimatum 2.5?

First of all Ultimatum 2.5 is a total re-write of Ultimatum. We have brought new abilities and better functions to ease the workflow of your design. For last one and half year since we released Ultimatum we have been constantly listening the input of our members and watched the market to se what was needed.

A dream team

We have developed our tools further to give more freedom meanwhile accepted the philosophy behind the Zend Framework. When they first started they have brought all the best tools together for PHP developers under the same roof and implemented them seamlessly so that the development would be fast and accurate. This philosophy is also now implemented in Ultimatum. We have researched and brought all the best together. Modified them to work together and compiled them under the roof of Ultimatum. This made Ultimatum more than a framework but a total application suite.

You can see the full features list on our features page

Welcoming the Developers

We designed Ultimatum for non coders however many coders were also interested on using it and asked hooks. We have added hooks in our previous versions. However new Ultimatum brings freedom to ones who love to code. You can hook into any place of the site and set your own functions with ease. We have many new action hooks and filters which we think you will enjoy.


Ultimatum was developed on 12 column grid system from 960.gs and we have modified it during time to have responsive layouts. since then Twitter Bootstrap hit the market and they are now being selected by many. We have kept our 960 grid system and also added Bootstrap in new Ultimatum. Also with bootstrap we have included the amazing work of BootSwatches. We have demonstarted how powerful Ultimatum is with Bootstrap and boot swatches in the video below.

A better User Interface

We have been adding more and more since the first release which honestly messed our user interface. At the latest state Ultimatum was one powerful but ugly tool. We have re built the user interface so that the look is fine but also the accessibility is at max.

What is missing in new version?

We have removed SEO from Ultimatum instead added tag control system which is very important for SEO too. Why we have removed SEO? First of all we are not SEO people and there are SEO people with great plugins. We decided not to re-invent wheel and let the PROs do their job on topic while we do our job.

We also removed some unused widgets and sliders from recent posts widget so to enable maximum responsiveness in designs you create.

Can I upgrade to new version?

Not yet. We need to make the old version speak flawlessly with new database and functions. We will have it done soon. Mean while 2.5 has a legacy importer, which means you can export your designs from old Ultimatum and import to new one.


We have made you wait enough to see this version. But we are sure that you will love it. And we will take it from this point to higher grounds with your valued input as always.

Special Thanks

We would like to thank Philip Ingram and John Brown for their continuous support and bug hunting.

Also to our all members for their support and patience.

– Ultimatum Development Team –


  1. Well we are partly there not done fully but will be done in 48 hours meanwhile we let the beast out so you can play with it 😉

  2. Way to go! The new theme is finally here and very much welcomed. Thanks guys for all you hard work. You are appreciated. Love the new site also.

  3. Wow!! I am so glad I bought this. For a while I thought I had made the wrong choice. Woohoo! Hey, here is a tip: You say that the Visual Composer is “infamous” in your feature copy. You are using that word incorrectly. Say famous. Otherwise it’s a bad thing;) make slower videos when you create tuts and you will be unstoppable. I laughed at the heroic music but gotta say, great rollout. Good work!

  4. Hi, I’m new to ultimatum, but I am ready to buy one (2.5 Developer version) very soon.
    What I’d like to ask is, can I design a theme, export it and the deploy on a fresh WP installation which doesn’t have Ultimatum Framework in it and still my design can work properly ?

    Does my designed theme must be deployed on a machine with Ultimatum installed in it ?

    Kindly advise me.

  5. abhey

    Can I get a demo u guys?I am caught between headway and u.I am not too aware of the bootstrap framework and I haven’t seen how your visual composer actually works.Can you tell me more or show me?What all has changed with this new launch?How good is your support?A quick response would be nice since I want to make my decision as soon as I can.

    • We are working on our demo site and will be able to give out demo accounts soon. With new launch we have brought many abilities into our system and also improved the current ones. Our support is responsive and fast.

  6. Quintin

    Hi, i have questions, but cannot find a place to contact you. What email can i use to get hold of you and ask the questions i have?


  7. abhey

    Hi!Thankyou for your response.Can you give me a good estimate about how soon I can expect a demo account?I am in a hurry and would like to try and buy a framework as soon as I can so that I can start building my site asap.I have kind of put things on hold just because I would really like to try out your product before I can make a choice so a good estimate would be great.

  8. Both frameworks are good. You can see a demo of visual composer at CodeCanyon. I don’t think Headway is for beginners but I don’t know where you are in the skill continuum.

  9. Just came back from a few weeks holiday, found some discussion threads from an old roadmap discussion, tried to read them AND found out I couldn’t reach them. So I discovered a complete makeover of the site AND the long awaited release of 2.5. Congratulations on this major milestone. Haven’t got any time to try yet, but it all looks very promising. I also must compliment you on the nice solution of literally leaving any 2.4 roadmap discussion behind you. Succes with new sales!

    • Found the answer in FAQ:
      “Ultimatum is a theme framework which means you cannot edit other themes if they are not built with Ulitmatum. So in short you cannot edit any theme you bought from other sources with Ultimatum.”

  10. Wondering when the demo will be up.
    Also, did you repeat features with these sliders? Why Revolution slider AND Layer slider? Where did the accordion slider go? Better to use RoyalSlider with Layer slider…some variety rather than two sliders that do the same things.