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Update: The Builder Backend Mode is Back!

Since the last framework update, released last month, many users have expressed their feedbacks about the removal of the Builder backend edit mode. Simply because you want it (we heard you), we've brought back the Builder backend mode in this update! Now you can edit the Builder in both frontend and backend mode.

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New Image Script

Along with this update, we've replaced the image script with a more reliable and secure script. We were using WordThumb, a PHP script that automatically crops images for you and it has been saving a lot of users' time from cropping images manually. However, its drawbacks are the security concerns and server compatibility. For this reason, we've replaced the WordThumb script with a custom script that utilizes WordPress native functions to generate images with any image dimension.

On top of that, we've added retina image support in the image options. With retina image enabled, it automatically generates and displays the 2-time resolution images for devices that have retina display. In short, your high resolution images will display nice and sharp on retina devices such as MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone, Andriod, etc.

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4 Fantastic Years!

4 fantastic years

Four years ago, we started Themify with nothing more than a handful of code, and a desire to make the web a better place.

Today, we're a thriving business that has helped designers and developers quickly and easily build beautiful WordPress websites. With dozens of themes to choose from, constant updates to the Themify framework, and the release of powerful Themify plugins, Themify has grown tremendously over the past four years.

Themify has always pushed the boundaries on what WordPress themes should look and feel like, and we have enjoyed success with themes like Elemin, Pinboard, Magazine, Parallax, Flatshop, Event, Fullpane, and Music.

We also released tools that make it easier to hit the ground running, without having to know how to code, with plugins like Themify Builder, Announcement Bar, and Conditional Menus.

We've pushed out updates, large and small, to the Themify framework, making it work better, faster, and harder for all of your website needs.

We are so proud of how far we have come, and we couldn't have done any of this without our team, our customers, our friends, and our community. Thank you!

40% Anniversary Sale Until Aug 22, 2014

To celebrate this long and fortuitous road, we wanted to give back to everyone who has been there every step of the way. For our four year anniversary, we're offering 40% OFF any purchase, with the discount code FANTASTIC4. Coupon code expires on August 22, 2014.

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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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