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Important Notes on Switch from TimThumb to WordPress Thumbnails

Posted in Features by Nathan

As of IgnitionDeck 1.3, we’ve abandoned the use of TimThumb in favor of WordPress thumbnails. This allows a tighter integration with WordPress images, and ensures that we’re closing any security holes left open by an unnecessary dependency on an external script. Unfortunately, one of the side effects from this transition is that some of your images may display incorrectly after…

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No More Manual Updates

Posted in Features by Nathan

After we announced automatic updates for the free Theme 500 Framework, customers have been asking us when we’d do the same for IgnitionDeck and its extensions. This is something we’ve wanted to do since the beginning (we hate manual plugin updates as much as you do) but have been unable to do because of missing items in our infrastructure. To do…

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These Levels Won’t Order Themselves

Posted in Features by Nathan

One of the long standing gripes about crowdfunding levels is that it should be easier to rearrange them, especially if you need to add new ones after your campaign has started. While we have always ordered levels by id, other platforms order by price. In either case, once you create a level, you’re basically stuck. We didn’t really like that,…

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Introducing Project Sorting

Posted in Features by Nathan

Theme 500 and our new grid shortcode make displaying multiple projects a snap. But what if you want to sort those projects by something other than the date they were created? Well good news. Now you can! When using Theme 500 (and very soon when using the grid shortcode), you’ll see a new navigation item above the grid that allows your visitors…

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What’s New in IgnitionDeck 1.2

Posted in Features by Nathan

IgnitionDeck 1.2 just might be the biggest and best release yet. We’ve packed in a ton of new features, including the new Deck Builder, re-designed skins, and the long-awaited grid shortcode, while continuing to patch bugs and optimize the codebase. On top of that, we’ve released several new hooks and filters that can be used to build custom functionality in…

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It’s Here: The Grid Shortcode

Posted in Features by Nathan

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of the grid shortcode, a feature that allows you to dynamically display a list of projects in grid format without requiring the use of Theme 500. Using it is simple. Simply create a shortcode using the following format: [project_grid] By default, the grid shortcode will automatically display every project in a 3-column grid,…

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Say Hello to the New Re-Designed Deck

Posted in Features by Nathan

When we built IgnitionDeck, we wanted to ensure that it would work with every WordPress theme out of the box, which is why we opted for the shortcode system instead of confusing page templates or requiring a declaration of IgnitionDeck support within the theme functions file. We also wanted to ensure that IgnitionDeck campaigns looked great, regardless of the remainder…

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Build Your Own Deck

Posted in Features by Nathan

Over the past few months, our team has spent a lot of time discussing ways that we can improve IgnitionDeck while simultaneously improving the crowdfunding environment that surrounds it. As part of these discussions, one of the things we wanted to do was get to the essence of IgnitionDeck’s offering, and on a greater scale, learn how we can better…

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The Ski Nation Project

Posted in Campaign Spotlight by Nathan

Today we’re very excited to announce the launch of Ski Nation, a custom project we’ve been working on for the past several months that features a founding team of skiing legends, including a handful of notable Olympic and X Games champions. For those of you that remember our work with the Star Citizen project, which raised more than 13 million using…

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Deck Upgrade: Click Level to Purchase

Posted in Features by Nathan

One of the most frequent feature requests we receive is that of  selectable project levels so that readers can easily click on a level to reach the purchase form. From a user experience perspective, this addition makes a lot of sense. It’s generally common in other crowdfunding platforms, and at worst, is a functional upgrade that reduces the distance between…

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