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More options for adding social icons to your site with Social Icons Widget 3.0

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Our Social Icons Widget plugin is incredibly popular, recently passing 100,000+ downloads. The plugin is loved by users for its ease of use, extensive options and simplicity.

Today we’re very excited to announce we’ve been working on some awesome “most wanted” new features, which will bring a ton of extra social goodness to the social icons plugin.

This is the 3.0 release, and reflects our commitment to continued development across both our WordPress themes and our free plugins.
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What’s coming in WordPress 4.8? And what does it mean for the future of WordPress?

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WordPress 4.8 is the first major release (or, “update to WordPress”) of 2017 and the first since WordPress co-founder and Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg announced a new direction for releases: the previous directive of three major releases per year is out, and a new feature-focussed release schedule is in, with no goal for the number of releases per year and instead releases going out whenever they’re ready.

Yet, WordPress 4.8 isn’t a big feature-focussed release. Instead, it’s comparatively minor update which introduces a handful of new features and paves the way for future features.

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ZOOM Framework 1.6.0 Released

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Today we’re happy to announce the addition of a very useful feature in all of our themes. The new feature is called “Demo Content Importer” and it allows you to install within 1-click the sample content from each theme demo page.

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The new feature can be accessed from the Import/Export menu in the Theme Options Page after updating to ZOOM Framework 1.6.0.

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A Year with Ticket-based Support: What We Learned

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A year ago we switched to Help Scout, a ticket-based support system, after using a forum-based support system since 2009. The main motivation behind the switch was, as Pavel wrote at the time, was to provide faster, more scaleable and – simply – better support for our customers than we could with the forum-based system.

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Common WordPress Theme Issues (And How To Fix Them)

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WordPress is an incredibly powerful publishing platform with millions of users. With such a huge number of users and an extremely diverse set of usages it’s inevitable that something somewhere goes wrong.

We’ve been making WordPress themes since 2009 and have developed our own set of tools to make sure our themes run beautifully out of the box.

Occasionally plugins and themes don’t get on or something needs a little tweak to get it working properly. These are the most common WordPress theme issues – and how to fix them.

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