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The month of December brings us Christmas, a new year at the end and at Shape 5 a new PhpBB3 style and reworked update framework called the Vertex Framework.  The University PhpBB3 Style is designed for any type of college or university but can be used for any website. We have included the S5 MultiBox to display videos on the homepage.

What happened to S5 Controls?  We've decided to change things over to the Vertex Framework for several reasons.  It will be a name that most likely will be used in our templates released on other CMSs in the future where some features and functionality will be the same across the board.  For PhpBB it was a huge upgrade from S5 Controls and lastly we just think it sounds better :)

Vertex in PhpBB gives you the option of actually publishing modules or block code items to specific pages.  It allows you to create unlimited menu items via the backend of PhpBB to either PhpBB pages or external URLs.   You can also hide/show modules and block code to specific user groups!  Each module can be published to any position you desire that is included in the style itself.  

We are pretty excited about this and hope it really aids in boosting the forum administration for you and the experience your posters get on the frontend.  For more information on the framework click here
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Looking for the ultimate gaming site? Look no further, November's PhpBB3's Style, Game Crusade, is 100% transparent at it's core and is just what your site is needing! This style comes packed with lots of great features! Choose between a fading or non-fading background. You can rotate up to six images in the site's background or completely disable this feature. Choose between a fixed or fluid background image as well. With amazing collapsible module block code positions and custom page and columns widths you will never run out of space for your content!

 For more information on the Game Crusade PhpBB3 style click here .

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phpbb3 styles club

Shape 5 is proud to announce the release of the Shape 5 PhpBB3 Styles Club! PhpBB3 is a free forum php based solution that can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can empower your entire website. No other bulletin board software offers a greater complement of features, while maintaining efficiency and ease of use. Shape 5 now brings it's great asthetics that you have grown to love for Joomla products and has converted them to the phpBB3 platform.

What makes Shape 5 PhpBB3 styles the best? Simple, we offer some of the best designs styles available for this platform in conjunction with the S5 Controls Framework/Block Code! What if you need a forum and a website, but installing a separate forum and a CMS solution might be overkill? Well, the S5 Controls Framework, along with the S5 HTML Block Code bridges this gap by allowing you to enter your own custom html into positions similar to Joomla module positions.

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Our August Affiliate Contest has officially come to an end and it's time to announce our three lucky winners! It was a very tight competition but three emerged on top:

1st - bestofjoomla - www.bestofjoomla.com
2nd - webbyjoom - www.webbyplanet.com
3rd - surendranh - www.premium-joomlathemes.com

Thank you not just three affiliates but all who participated!

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Want to earn some easy cash? During the month of August we are running a contest for all Shape 5 Affiliates.  You will have a chance to earn one of three prizes depending on how many sales you generate through your site during the month of August.  The sites that produce the most affiliate sales will be rewarded cash prizes!
A new version of Jomsocial is coming out, version 1.8 and only with it Jomsocial gave us a coupon for 30% to our members. The new version will share the same traits as previous versions; Easy to set up, extendable, low learning curve, out of the box functionalities and scalable to any community size. Read more about the new version here:


The coupon is available in the downloads area under the elegance download category once you are logged in as a club member.
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Support Joomla

For many of us Joomla has provided an additional source of income or even a full blown business.  Joomla has enabled designers, developers and business owners to all connect and create some amazing components, templates, etc.  We are happy to notice the support Joomla link on joomla.org and we hope that if any of you have received financial benefit from the project that you give a little back.  The entire Joomla team is comprised of individuals giving of their personal time to keep the project going.  Imagine how much more can be done with Joomla if it actually was fully funded and supported!

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Post and accept bids for FREE!

Need a programmer for your web project? With no hidden costs or fees, the Shape 5 Hire a Coder program is a free service offered to both paid and free members of our site.  Anyone may post their project for free but only members with an active developer membership may bid on projects; this ensures that you are receiving bids from our top notch members!

Developer Members - Here is your chance to bring in new clients. Bidding on projects is totally free to any member with an active developer membership. Be sure to check our site often for new projects.

Why Use Shape 5 Hire a Coder -

1. It's free! Posting projects is completely free. There are no hidden costs or fees to post your projects.

2. Receive competitive bids on your projects and choose the one that is right for you.

3. Review a coder or post a review on a coder's work.

To view this new service or to start bidding on or posting projects please visit the following link:


S5 Resources

Throughout the years that Shape 5 has been creating templates for the Joomla CMS we have come across many sites that we've bookmarked and frequently reference for resources to build our templates with.  We hope the following post will expand your current tool set of sites and boost the quality of the sites you output.

With the release of Jomsocial v1.6.290 there have been several updates to the templating structure from when we originally created our Jomsocial Elegance template.  We have just updated our Jomsocial template to be fully compatible with the newest version 1.6.290.  The template was completely rewritten from scratch based off of the new version.  This update should resolve any problems that were arising with formatting and functionality issues.


Free Vertex Template & Theme

Free Joomla Template
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
  • Integrated Bootstrap Styling
  • Easy To Upgrade Framework
  • Custom Module And Column Widths
  • SEO Optimized Layout
  • Right To Left Support
  • And Many Other Great Features!
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