MyBandTheme

How to Update MyBandTheme

How to Update MyBandTheme

We occasionally release updates to MyBandTheme, which may address bugs or introduce new features. The contents of each update are detailed on the respective update details page, as well as the email notification we send out to existing customers.

While updating is not mandatory, it is recommended. If you are satisfied with how your installation operates, and don’t want to add any of the new features released with the update, you may opt not to update at all, which is perfectly OK as well.

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RSS Feed for Events (Concerts) in MyBandTheme

RSS Feed for Events (Concerts) in MyBandTheme

Nowadays, bands understandingly strive to create a presence on as many web properties as possible. This is a totally accepted and effective method of self promotion.

Keeping all of the band profiles fresh and timely can be a bit daunting though, since for example, having a main site, a facebook page, a twitter account, a youtube account and a myspace account already mean 5 web properties to keep up-to-date.

The MyBandTheme WP template makes this process just a bit easier, since you can now create a custom RSS feed of your concerts and events.

As you know, MyBandTheme includes an advanced event management module, which acts as the basis for sharing your live appearances on your MyBandTheme powered website. We created the event management module using the excellent custom post type functionality of WordPress, and WordPress automatically generates RSS feeds for custom content.

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Shortcode list

Shortcode list

What are shortcodes? Well, they’re basically an easy way to get something done. Within the context of MyBandTheme, shortcodes allow you to style/format content, as well as add various elements onto your WordPress posts/pages at the click of a button, without the need for writing any code.

The amount and range of shortcode possibilities integrated into MyBandTheme is one of its best features. You can combine shortcodes in a number of ways, which will allow you to really make your content stylish, unique and even interactive.

If you want to see the MyBandTheme shortcodes in action, check out this shortcode demo page.

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Placing Your Logo Into Your MyBandTheme Site

Placing Your Logo Into Your MyBandTheme Site

Your band’s logo is your staple, it defines your style, and it is something that all of your fans should be familiar with and be able to recognize in an instant.

Your new MyBandTheme powered website will allow you to place your own, or your bands logo into the header area of your website very easily, using the theme’s administration panel.

All you need to do is enter the WordPress administration panel > Scroll down to Theme Editor and click General Options > Upload your logo directly or through the WordPress Media Library, and paste your logo into the designated area.

 

Placing your logo into your website

Placing your logo into your website

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Which Band Theme Template to Choose?

Which Band Theme Template to Choose?

MyBandTheme presently has 17 pre-designed color variations included, so choosing which theme variations will be perfect for you might be a bit of a challenge at first.

Our band website template can make the process of choosing your new website’s skin a bit easier, thanks to the categorized band template variations. All of the website skins in their respective categories were designed keeping in mind the given musical genre the category represents.

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Widget Areas and Setup

Widget Areas and Setup

Widgets are a very simple and flexible way to add content areas to your website, without having to know anything about webdesign or programming.

Widgets are integrated into WordPress, and used by MyBandTheme on the homepage (3 widgetized boxes below the quote box), and on every content pages’ sidebar.

WordPress already comes with a number of pre-installed widgets, and MyBandTheme adds 2 more custom widgets to your arsenal. But of course, if you want more, you can download a widget for basically anything over at WordPress.org.

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Homepage Featured Slider Configuration

Homepage Featured Slider Configuration

The image slider on your homepage is one of the most prominent areas of your website, and needs to be treated accordingly. It is THE place to set your image, conduct your marketing activities, drive albums sales, so basically communicate anything you desire with your visitors.

The image slider can also be configured to display embedded videos as well. You can embed YouTube, Metacafe, or any other video into your slider with the simple activation of the video slide feature.

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MyBandTheme Options Overview

MyBandTheme Options Overview

The MyBandTheme WordPress template allows you to have an advanced, function rich website as quickly and easily as humanly possible.

After activating the MyBandTheme template in your WordPress admin panel, you will notice several new menu items appear. This tutorial is meant to give you a basic overview of the new menu items, so you’ll start understanding the functionality of your new website.

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Social Network Integration

Social Network Integration

Social networking is HUGE! Literally! :-)

Everyone is on Facebook, everyone is Tweeting when they have a hamburger, and the success of your efforts will depend largely on your use of the various social networks.

The MyBandTheme wordpress template integrates social networking seamlessly, by automatically adding Facebook and Twitter buttons to literally every page of your website, without the need for you to write a single line of code or download any other plugins.

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How to Sell Music Online

How to Sell Music Online

Selling music online is one of the best ways even a small band can start making some serious money. The Internet is huge, billions of people are connected to the net every day, therefore with the right marketing tactics, you can actually make pretty good money from your music, even if you haven’t been signed by a record label yet.

You can start selling your albums and MP3 files with your MyBandTheme powered website in a matter of minutes. We have integrated our sales module with PayPal, the most popular online payment system, to allow you to accept credit cards from all over the world.

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