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Minor, but recommended update: v2.71

Minor, but recommended update: v2.71

We have just released a minor update to MyBandTheme, bringing the version number to 2.71. The update is a recommended update if you updated to v2.70 last week, as a bug was introduced, which inhibited the free download of music files. This update fixes the problem.

The fix affects 3 files, so we recommend not replacing the entire myband folder, rather just the 3 changed files you’ll find in the changelog.

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MyBandTheme update: v2.7

MyBandTheme update: v2.7

The latest version of MyBandTheme, version 2.7 is available for download through your account panel.

This new update fixes several bugs, and introduces several new features as well.

Some people experienced an incompatibility with WP3.6, this update attends to this as well.

Here is a list of the changes we’ve made:

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MyBandTheme update: v2.5

MyBandTheme update: v2.5

The newest update to MyBandTheme has just been released, which addresses several issues that have been reported in the support forum.

This is not a major update, so it’s best just to overwrite the changed files via FTP. But of course, feel free to overwrite the entire myband theme directory if you are more comfortable doing that.

You’ll find a detailed changelog in the downloadable zip file, but here are the changes that we’ve carried out for v2.5:

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MyBandTheme update: v2.4

MyBandTheme update: v2.4

Thanks to the feedback and support of our community, we have fixed a few bugs and added some feature requests to the newest version of MyBandTheme.

This is a recommended update that includes security fixes to timthumb.php.

Updating the tumthumb.php file is highly recommended, as the old version poses a security risk.

Here is a list of changes that are released with v2.4:

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Flash Doorway Pages for Band Websites?

Flash Doorway Pages for Band Websites?

We’ve received a few letters from clients, who asked whether we could program a Flash intro page for them, to appear as the hompage of their MyBandTheme powered band site.

Flash intro pages, also known as doorway pages, serve the purpose of having a pretty animation appear to the user, before they are finally taken to the content filled part of the website. These doorway pages were popular in the early 2000′s, when lots of sites were built on purely Flash.

Things change though, technology advances, and trends die off.

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Poll: Optimize MyBandTheme for mobile?

Hello everyone,

We’ve been thinking more and more about whether it would be a good idea to create a mobile optimized version of MyBandTheme. As you probably know, more and more people are browsing the net from their smartphones. This has some implications on both the design and content of websites due the the small screen, slower processor, and slower bandwidth of smartphones.

The way people browse the web from their smartphones is also important. When browsing on cell phones, most people are looking for something very specific, like an address, phone number, or a very specific piece of information. Mobile optimization of standard information oriented sites is a no brainer.

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MyBandTheme update: v2.0

MyBandTheme update: v2.0

Today we released a major update to MyBandTheme, version 2.0, which is a recommended update for all MyBandTheme users.

V2.0 introduces many new features, making the theme more versatile and powerful than ever. Leaving the v1.x series behind also means that we’ve changed some fundamental things and rewritten much of the theme’s code, making it faster, more compatible with 3rd party plugins, and packed with more features and functions.

Below you’ll find a list of changes we’ve carried out with v2.0. After downloading the updated theme folder, you might want to check the changelog.txt file for the exact files that have been changed.

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Free MyBandTheme with HostGator

Are you looking to switch hosting companies or get hosting for the first time?

With our special MyBandTheme / HostGator promotional offer, if you buy a new hosting package from HostGator.com, you’ll get MyBandTheme for free (a $49 value). Why? Because we get a commission from HostGator after your purchase of any of their hosting packages.

Why choose HostGator hosting?

We have been in the Internet industry for a long time, and have tried many different hosting companies. We ultimately stuck with HostGator and transferred all of our websites to HostGator platforms, simply because we could not find any better hosting provider.  (Read this: What to consider when searching for a hosting company.)

HostGator has:

  • Superb uptime: look at our HostGator uptime stats
  • Great prices: shared hosting for as low as $3.96 / month
  • Great hosting packages: basically you get unlimited everything with HostGator hosting
  • Speedy servers: so your site loads like lightning
  • Award winning support: you can reach them 24/7 via phone, chat, email
  • Loads of tools and deals: cPanel, Fantastico, coupons (Adwords, SEO services, etc.) and many more
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New MyBandTheme Support Forum

New MyBandTheme Support Forum

We finally got around to installing and configuring the MyBandTheme support forum, where MyBandTheme customers (and other site visitors) can ask questions about MyBandTheme, submit feature requests, share tips, and so on.

We think the forum structure created is pretty cool, as it gives way to not just problem solving, but sharing your experience and brainstorming as well.

Here is an outline of the MyBandTheme forum:

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MyBandTheme update: v1.3

MyBandTheme update: v1.3

Hello everyone, we just released a new update to MyBandTheme, updating it to version 1.3.

This update addresses a couple of specific issues our customers have had. Have a look at the changes below, and if you did not experience any of the below, you may not need to carry out the update

If you have customized some files and do not wish to re-upload all the files (thereby losing your modifications), you’ll find a “changelog.txt” file in the download file, which includes the list of files we updated.

Here is a summary of the changes in MyBandTheme v1.3:

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