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Black Friday Sale! Save 30% through the end of November.

Howdy super savers! Black Friday is upon us yet again but fear not, you don’t have to battle a soccer mom or a disgruntled elderly fellow for this discount. From November 24th – 30th, you can save 30% on anything in our store!

This is the best time to upgrade to the Theme Club, which gives you our entire theme collection (including our brand new WooCommerce theme, Lenscap), new theme releases, updates and speedy support for an entire year for only $62.30!

Apply the discount code BLACKFRIDAY during your checkout or click the button below to join the Theme Club now via a quick checkout. This discount expires November 30th and will be the last discount of the year, so grab it today before it’s gone!

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Beautiful publishing and eCommerce with Lenscap

Howdy folks! Today we’re thrilled to announce our latest and greatest WordPress theme, Lenscap. Lenscap follows in the footsteps of our popular Paperback and Baseline magazine themes, with some additional features that you can’t find in any other WordPress theme.

Lenscap makes it super easy to create a stunning WordPress-powered magazine and online store with slick content discovery features, gallery and video post styles, smart customization options and WooCommerce support. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the features that make Lenscap shine.

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Baseline by the numbers

Last year I added Wakatime to my workflow to start tracking the time I spent in my code editor, Sublime Text. If you haven’t heard of Wakatime, which you likely haven’t because you probably aren’t a huge data nerd like myself, basically it tracks what you’re doing in your code editor. It tracks the amount of time spend in each file, the amount of time you spend on each project, when you’re working, when you aren’t, etc. This can be helpful for a lot of different reasons.

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Array Redesign Survey Results

Earlier this year we ran a brief survey to collect feedback from our customers to help guide the recent redesign. I was blown away with the detailed responses we received, which really helped shape the direction of the new site and the new products we have already begun working on. We ran the survey for one week and collected 200 responses.

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The plugins that power Array

A while back I wrote a post detailing some of the plugins and tools we use here at Array to run the site. The post generated a lot of interest and I still get questions about it to this day. So I thought it would be nice to do another one of those and talk about some of the new plugins we’ve found along the way.

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Welcome to Array 3.0!

Howdy folks, and welcome to our new site! We’re super excited to finally roll out this new design, an improved user experience, and some other great features that we’ve been working on for you.

A few months ago, we noticed our site was getting a little dusty and desperately needed a new coat of paint. Although it was working just fine, it wasn’t really representative of how we’ve grown over the past two years. It’s crucial to reevaluate your site regularly to make sure it still represents the products and service you’re providing and fulfilling the needs of your customers. And that’s just what we did with Array 3.0.

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Array 3.0 is on its way!

We’ve been hard at work the past couple months giving the Array site a fresh coat of paint and gearing up for some pretty exciting changes. Although the redesign had started months ago, it wasn’t until we ran our Array Redesign survey that everything started to fall into place. Getting feedback directly from our customers helped us shape the new site and the direction for the years to come.

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Customize Infinite Scroll with a child theme

Many of our themes include support for Infinite Scroll via the Jetpack plugin. Infinite Scroll enables your visitors to load more posts without having to leave the page.

There are actually several Infinite Scroll style scripts out there. The reason we use the one bundled with Jetpack is because it’s tailored for use with themes, and is generally pretty easy to setup and customize. In many of our themes, you’ll find a jetpack.php file which defines the settings for how various Jetpack features, such as Infinite Scroll, work in that theme. Here is an example of the Infinite Scroll function.

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Refresh your images with the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin

One of the handiest plugins we’ve come across over the years is Regenerate Thumbnails. If you haven’t heard of this plugin yet (which is hard to believe with over 1 million installs), this plugin runs through your media library and refreshes your images based on your thumbnail settings in Settings > Media, as well as crop sizes defined by your current theme. This is really helpful for a number of instances.

If you’ve recently switched your WordPress theme, you might notice your images look a little funky. Maybe they aren’t the right dimensions, or maybe they just don’t match the images in the demo you previewed. This is because your site is likely showing images that were cropped to fit the previous theme, not the new one. The Regenerate Thumbnails plugin is a great place to start with this common issue. By running the plugin, it will go through your media library and create thumbnails based on the various crop sizes you have defined. This should kick your images into place and get something closer to what you expected.

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You can download the plugin on the WordPress.org page, or you can add it to your site via Plugins > Add New. Once installed and activated, go to Tools > Regen. Thumbnails and click the Regenerate All Thumbnails button to run the plugin. It will take a few minutes to run through your library and when it’s done, you can jump over to the front-end of your site and check out the results.

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Complete a brief survey for 50% off!

Every once in a while, we like to reach out to our customers directly to ask how we’re doing. We’d like to hear your thoughts and opinions so we can create better products and refine our services for you.

We’ve assembled a brief 10-question survey that we’re hoping will bring us up to speed with you and the many others who joined Array in 2015. If you’d be so kind as to complete our survey, we’ll email you a 50% discount to be used on anything in our theme shop!

The survey is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated!

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