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The new WordPress version of 4.8 will strip out content and code in custom widgets. You will lose any content or code in this widgets upon an update and there is no way to retrieve it outside of site backup restore or manually re-entering. A new version will be out to fix this so just wait until you see that 4.8.1 is available.

The ticket on WordPress.org for this can be viewed here: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/40951
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It's hard to believe but this May marks the 10 year anniversary of Shape5! These past 10 years have been a blast and we have loved creating all the Joomla and WordPress templates that have been released. In light of this milestone we've wanted to say thank you by running a sale. Without your loyal support, we would have never made 10 years! From now until May 21, 2017 receive 30% off of all Basic and Best Value Plan and 40% off all Developer Plans! Thank you for being loyal supporters of Shape5, and we look forward for many years to come!

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This discount will already be applied on the Join Now and Renewals pages. They cannot be combined with other discounts.

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Please note that you will need to update your Vertex version to version 4.1 if you updated to Joomla 3.7. Your site will not load properly if Vertex is not on the latest version.
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page speed results

The following blog post was written by one of our long time members Niels Klint (known as KlintWeb on the forums). We value him as a member and greatly appreciate that he took the time to write the following post. He explains how he achieves 100% pagespeed score and 100/100 for both the mobile and desktop pagespeed tools using Shape5 templates:
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We are excited to announce the immediate availability of Vertex 4.1 for Joomla and WordPress! This new version fixes several bugs, and includes some new additional features. The major changes as well as upgrade instructions are listed in the guides below.




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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Shape5! From now until January 2, 2017 receive 40% off of any new or renewing Developer Memberships, and 30% off of any new or renewing Basic and Best Value Memberships. Don’t let this sale pass you by! This is one of our largest sales ever, and sales like this don’t come around very often!

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These discounts will already be applied on the Join Now and Renewals pages. They cannot be combined with other discounts.
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Since 2007 Shape5 has been a leader in designing and developing innovating and aesthetically pleasing Joomla templates and WordPress themes. To date we provide the most diverse collection of templates and themes that range from a variety of different types of industries, campaigns, and general uses to fit your needs. Our Vertex framework is not only one of the most powerful available, but also one of the most flexible by allowing virtually any feature to be enabled or disabled, custom color selections, integrated animation scripts, responsive layouts, and much more. We are committed to continue this endeavor, and provide top quality products for a long time to come.
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Over the last few weeks we have been working hard at updating all of our responsive site shapers to the newest Joomla 3.5.1, and we are happy to announce that this project is now complete! So now all brand new installations will be running the latest software updates right from the start. Of course, anyone already running Joomla can update Joomla at any time as well directly form the backend of Joomla. Joomla 3.5 brings a lot of great new features and harnesses the power and speed of php7! If you haven't tried out Joomla 3.5 yet, our Joomla 3 products are fully compatible with this latest version and we suggest upgrading today to receive all the latest upgrades and security updates.
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We have recently discovered a security vulnerability in our S5 Media Player V2 plugin that could potentially allow someone to download unintended files, including system files, through it's download feature which is intended for mp3 files. This affects all verions 2.2 and lower. The latest 2.3 version has been updated to fix this issue and can be downloaded at the link below. We do not use this plugin very often and is included in our Game World and Risen Hope site shapers; which have also been updated to the latest versions. If you are unsure if you use this plugin simply search for "S5 Media Player" in Joomla's Plugin Manager to verify.

Download Latest Version of Media Player V2
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Joomla has announced the official release of Joomla 3.5! This release brings 34 new features, including drag and drop images. You can read more about the update here:


We have tested numerous Shape5 Vertex templates with 3.5 and have not found any problems with our products running in 3.5. We feel confident that you can safely upgrade any Vertex install.

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Free Vertex Template & Theme

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Are you new to Shape5 and the Vertex framework? Then download our totally free Vertex Joomla template or Wordpress theme to experience the power of the Vertex framework for yourself! This is the same framework that our club products are built off of.
  • Fully Responsive Layout
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  • Easy To Upgrade Framework
  • Custom Module And Column Widths
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  • Right To Left Support
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