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SofaShare WordPress is a premium theme that let you build a complete content sharing community, including unique features you never seen before in any WordPress theme, try it out today yourself!
SofaShare new version includes a series of new features, and updates on both the front end and back end of the theme. I am going to show you the top features we introduced in the new version and the recent developments in our SofaShare Theme.
Skin Editor: build your own custom skin easily!
Our skin editor lets you create your own colors and stand out from the crowd. Make your own favorite skin, favorite colors and use SofaShare with the colors you LOVE. The skin editor lets you adjust the color for theme, font colors, backgrounds, and more via an ultra-simple color picker and editor. Here is a snapshot of this new feature.
Build your custom skin with our skin editor!
Real-time Activity Feed
This new feature is a widget that display in real-time what is happening on your blog. A neat feature which updates, and in real-time, when someone add a new post, when someone like, or dislike content, when someone follow and unfollow another person, and when someone logs in and logs out. The real-time activity widget shows 9 actions in real-time, It is real fancy addon for busy sites, and community-based blogs.
What is going on your blog? Activity Stream!
Show Members List
Since SofaShare is geared towards communities, users, and profiles, it was really necessary to add members list, by adding a widget showing the beautiful faces of your members plus links to their profiles, It really helps and increase the community feel by taking WordPress to a new level. Whether they connect via WordPress, or Facebook built-in connect, it will display their right picture!
Show your blog members!
A New Skin: Plain
For clean look fans, the new version includes a new style/skin we called Plain. We created that skin in minutes using the built-in skin editor, you can create yours also and with your favorite colors, we know that you do not want to stick to the default look like everyone else!
The “Plain” Skin is now available!
And more features!
- RTL stylesheet
- User avatar beside posts
- Field to put content credits/copyright
- Edit country option in profile
- Display country flag in member list and profile view
- Arabic language file included
- Minor bug fixes
I hope you enjoyed the new features in SofaShare WordPress Theme.
We have come up with a fantastic new premium theme for all the fans, It is SofaShare! a unique premium WordPress Theme that will let you build your own community of content sharing and users in no-time. In this article, I will introduce to you the theme features, I will take you step by step to dig into the beauty and simplicity of our new premium theme.
Explore the Theme
We have created videos to make it easy for you to watch the theme in action and explore every feature it offers. Explore the unique features we added to this theme by watching these videos.
Click here to view the release of SofaShare
Today we have completed the migration of the old DeluxeThemes support forum that was based on bbPress to our new support forum based on Xenforo forum software. It was a big task to convert the database but we had some expert help and we managed to do it and keep just about everything.
All users, threads and posts have been moved over and we even managed to keep attachments.
One thing that was impossible to move were user passwords, so if you had an account on the old forum you will need to do a password reset to get a working password on the new forum.
You can request a password reset here.
If you did not have a forum account on the old forum but you are an existing DeluxeThemes customer, please wait for an email welcoming you to the new DeluxeThemes members area. You will get access to the forum as well as product updates. For support questions until then, please contact us.
We hope that this new forum will be much easier for our members to use and we hope it will speed support time responses too.
The migration was only just completed, so we still have some tidying up to do in the new forum. That will take a little time.
Please share your feedback with us about the new forum, we welcome any suggestions.
We are very pleased to announce that DeluxeThemes now has a new management team.
We are working hard to give you updated themes, a better support system, and a new members area.
We are working on some changes to the website as well, including a brand new members area where all customers can log in and download updates or submit support tickets, and a new support forum that we just opened. These things take some time, so please be patient with us during the transition.
The previous owner of DeluxeThemes did a great job developing amazing WordPress themes and building a community of loyal users. We are proud to be taking this business over and hope to serve the community well. We hope to improve support responses, theme updates and community building under our new management team. We ask for your help and support and welcome any feedback that might help facilitate this process.
If you have any questions for us or comments you can post them here. We are here to interact with our user base and we are very thankful to each and every DeluxeThemes customer. Thank you!
There are some very specific challenges when designing for mobile web. Some important considerations include bandwidth limitations on mobile devices and UIs that need to be optimized for fingers instead of the usual mouse cursors. Designers that have grown accustomed to designing for desktop need to develop a whole new outlook in their approach to mobile web design.
Today there are many frameworks available that will help you to quickly set up cross-platform mobile websites. These platforms are optimized for touchscreen devices, are cross-platform, lightweight and use HTML5 and CSS3 standards. The ten best frameworks are listed below.
jQuery Mobile is possibly one of the most popular mobile frameworks. Its lightweight code base and multiple user interface elements are just some of the benefits of using this framework. An alternative to using jQuery Mobile is Dojo Mobile which leverages the Dojo API for quick mobile web development.
Jo is a framework for developers who work with HTML5 capable devices like those running iOS, Android, webOS and Chrome. Standard UI elements included are web forms for login screen and pop up widgets for providing more details to users.
For something that is super lightweight for strictly client side development xui.js is an excellent choice. It works with specific mobile browsers like WebKit and IE mobile when using it to develop apps for certain operating systems on mobile devices.
EmbedJS is a framework for embedded devices like mobile phones, tablets, televisions and such. It comes with multiple build for platforms and browsers including iOS, Firefox, Android and others. This means that users will get the optimum experience with a minimal amount of code.
This framework is built on Dojo so will be very easy to use if you’re already familiar with Dojo API.
Use Mobilize.js if you want to port an existing desktop site into a mobile friendly version. Everything is done on the client-side and the framework will automatically detect mobile users and redirect them to the mobile version of the site. There is a WordPress plugin available for WordPress site owners.
Built with HTML5 markup, 52 Framework also includes CSS3 styles which make drop shadows, rounded corners and text customization possible. Form elements, multi-media and a host of other HTML5 elements are available with this framework. An included 16 column grid template helps with layout development.
For fast web development by re-using an existing site look no further than the G5 framework. With clean HTML5 and CSS3, SEO optimization and compatibility with older browsers there is very little that is left out. Some wonderfully useful elements that you’ll be sure to use are CSS3 buttons, tooltips, Reveal modals and an Orbit slider.
Lungo has a very simple API and is one among the very few mobile frameworks that is built solely on HTML5 and CSS3. Use it to design apps for multiple operating systems like Android, WebOs, Blackberry and iOS with great features like history, swipe, tap and other JQuery features. Use the library of vectors for fast interface customization.
Author bio: Edwin is an avid marketer and writer currently working at Internet marketing and web design Toronto firm 9th sphere. Edwin has a passion for great design and helping businesses succeed.
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New System Requires License Validation
I am pleased to announce the release of long-awaited new control panel and framework for our fans. The framework has been implemented into Comfy theme and we have developed tools and features that will make your life easier. Let us explore the new version, see our screencast to check it in live action or read about the awesome new features and tools we introduced in this version.
Comfy 4 In Action
Watch the screencast and explore the new features in realtime.
Comfy v4 provides a new level of protection via a professional licensing mechanism to ensure that only our legitimate customers get hold of our premium theme. Our license keys are verified in real-time and everything is automated, you do not need to get approved or anything. Simply use the key where you wish to install our premium theme.
Comfy theme will not run without a proper validation, therefore we hope that this action stops theme sharing and will make our customers’ experience even better by providing them with fair support and updates.
Upload your custom Logo, or Avatar
The second key feature in this release, that our customers can directly upload their custom logos and avatar via a simple upload form instead of selecting in image file from a list or transferring the image via FTP, or File manager, etc. The framework will handle your uploads perfectly and even store them in a seperate directory.
Import & Export Tools
The new Import and Export tools will make your life easier for sure. They are built to help you to save your work, never lose changes, and give you complete control of your premium theme.
What can you do with the new tools?
- Save your theme files anytime to a ZIP package. Never lose your changes and be safe.
- You can save theme settings with a click of mouse.
- The setting saving feature is very efficient because this will allow you to transfer the settings to any other installation without having to replay the setup.
- Import theme package to replace existing theme files.
- Import theme settings from any valid settings file.
The auto-update tool will make our lives easier. Never ask for an upgrade again, you will even receive real-time notifications of newer versions and install them automatically and directly from your theme control panel. Even better you can re-install the latest version if you want at any time. The auto-update tool will ensure that you can request the latest copy of the product you paid for at anytime, without having to ask for an upgrade.
We aim to make our theme compact, less size, so our framework offers the option to download/install languages directly from Deluxe Themes server. This is also helpful because you can always receive a list of our most updated language files and therefore you can instantly download new languages, language updates, and so many more.
The new framework has been so far implemented to Comfy theme.
DeluxeFramework: New Administration Panel
We have developed a new framework that will act as a backend and a theme control panel for our premium themes. The new control panel was built to make it easy for our clients to change their theme settings, update their themes, and more than that.
Watch the DeluxeFramework Quick Tour and see how it looks and works in action.
Key Features in the New Framework
- Stylish, Compact Administration Panel
- It Auto-Installs Theme with Default Setup
- Handles File Uploads (e.g. Uploading your logo or custom avatar via web interface)
- Backup Tool to create theme backups anytime
- Immediately Restore a Theme Backup
- Automatically Update Your Theme or Re-install Latest Version
- It automatically installs required plugins and activates them for you
- Reset Theme Settings with 1-Click
- Everything is done fast and easy via AJAX
- New unobtrusive and efficient coding makes this framework extremely expandable & editable
Sooner, This new framework will be integrated into all our premium themes.
NewsWorld 1.02 update is available for all our customers. Please click here to request your updated copy.
We recommend this emergency update for all NewsWorld users. This small update fixed a few major issues that have been confirmed by our users.
The emergency update has fixed the following issues:
- Incorrect story thumbnail and description when liked or shared via Facebook.
- Incorrect file-linking in header causing server load and invalid requests to the server.
- Strange characters appear in non-English blogs due to lack of UTF-8 support.
The update contains fixes for the above issues. It is mandatory to update/overwrite the following files when you download the update.
Files were changed:
If you have any questions about this update, please post in our support forum. Thanks!
We are very pleased to announce that Deluxe Themes in partnership with HT Medya opened a Turkish branch that will serve all Turkish clients.
- All products and themes are immediately available in Turkish language.
- Premium Customer Support is provided in Native Turkish language for all clients.
We see this as a major expansion and we welcome all our Turkish audience to visit our new branch via: