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New Music Theme + Framework Redesign + Sale!

Exciting news from the Themify camp: we'd like to introduce Music, a theme with artists, musicians, managers, and app developers in mind. Responsive and retina ready, Music introduces fullwidth video backgrounds, embedded music players, and a slick design right out of the box.

In addition, we've been working on some behind-the-scenes projects in tandem with the Music theme: Builder and Themify panels have been completely redesigned, now including a Customize panel which allows for customization of the theme with a live preview from the frontend! Builder is also coming with new features like the aforementioned fullwidth video background, pre-designed Layouts, and a new feature called Layout Parts.

Music Theme

Music is a theme that brings art to life. Built for artists, musicians, and anything related to music, Music is responsive and retina ready out of the box. We've jam-packed it full of much-requested features (like fullwidth video backgrounds) and made the Builder more powerful to make it even easier to create truly unique and beautiful websites.

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Music Theme Demo

Themify Panel Redesigned

While developing Music, we wanted to improve the user experience of using and customizing your Themify themes. We've completely redesigned the Themify panel into a flat design with a cleaner interface, and increased the overall font size for better readability. In addition, we've made the panel completely responsive to work on any sized screens, and replaced all graphic images with Themify Icons font to increase load speeds and make less HTTP requests.

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Builder Interface Redesigned

Not wanting to stop at just the Themify panel, we also redesigned the Builder interface. On a module hover, Builder now indicates what module is in use, and we minimized the interface borders and strokes to provide a more accurate preview of what you were designing.

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New Customize Panel

Giving our users even more power, we built a new Customize panel that allows the customization of theme elements and options with live frontend previews. You can select over 600+ Google fonts, use the color picker with opacity support, upload background images, set padding/margins/borders, write custom CSS, and much more.

In addition, you can easily set menu navigation, set the widebar widgets, and change the front page option. Watch the video below to see it in action.


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National Day Sale

Themify would like to say happy Canada Day to all Canadians and early happy Independence Day to the US visitors. We are running a 20% sale from now to July 6th, 2014 to celebrate this national holiday. Enter 'nationalday' coupon code on checkout to save 20% off everything at Themify. This is a good opportunity to save on the Master Club which includes all plugins and themes. Hint: we will have a very cool music theme releasing soon and it will be included in the Club memberships.

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WordThumb Vulnerability Fix

A new exploit that affects WordThumb (the img.php script that we use in our themes) was disclosed today.

First, we want to put emphasis on the fact that the alleged vulnerability is not true for Themify themes, since there are a number of factors that would have to be set plus a few modules enabled in your server for the exploit to become a viable one. Basically, you were never in danger.

To be cautious, we have taken immediate actions to remove all the code that, under the most pessimistic assumption, could lead to an exploit and have released an update. All Themify users are recommended to upgrade the themes.

You can read the changelog here, which includes some technical details.

 

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Hiring: Customer Service Representative

Themify is looking for a customer service representative to join our team. This position will be responsible for customer inquiries/support, blog writing, and social media. The right candidate must have: good written communication skills, experience with WordPress (eg. how WordPress works) and social media (YouTube, Twitter and Facebook). Having experience with Themify products is a plus. This is a remote position in which you can work anywhere.

To apply: please email your resume, and/or your site URL, along with your hourly rate and availability to jobs @ themify.me or send via our contact form. If you have blog writing experience, please send some sample posts that are written by you.

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Themify Icons: Free Icons for Web Designs and Apps

We are very excited to announce Themify Icons: a complete set of icons, for use in web design and apps, consisting of 320+ pixel-perfect, hand-crafted icons — available to the public absolutely, 100% FREE! While the icons were inspired by Apple iOS 7, we are constantly inspired and driven by web design and development community, so we wanted to give back by offering this fantastic set of icons for free, with the ability to use and distribute it for any purpose, whether personal, commercial, or anything in between.

Download it now!

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Eva Soßnitza – Themify helped me with Multilingual

In the second post of our 'Customer Stories' series, Eva Soßnitza, a German fashion designer, shares with us how she created her websites in multiple languages thanks to Themify support.

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Hello, I am Eva Soßnitza, founder of E.so.za, a fashion label for fascinators, headpieces, hats and bridal accessories. I am also a dressmaker and a self trained milliner but I rather look upon myself as a fibre artist as I use old and forgotten crafting techniques to make small and unique single pieces instead of large productions.

I am a one person entrepreneur so I design and craft all of my own products as well as take care of the business. My working day is filled with many different tasks, ranging from designing and developing new products, making them, taking professional pictures, writing product descriptions in multiple languages, marketing and distribution.

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