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Vantage 4.0 Preview

We’re finally ready to reveal the new look and key features coming in Vantage 4.0! It’s by far our most advanced theme yet. In addition to a design refresh, the code under the hood has been almost completely rewritten.

Our main goal was to update the design and make the theme much easier to customize and use.

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May Company Updates

It’s been quite a while since our last blog post due to some personal health and family issues. Things have gotten better and thanks to those who have passed along their well wishes.

HireBee v1.3.6 is due out next week which addresses a handful of issues. We’re also working on a few payment gateway plugin issues which should also be rolled out in the coming week or two.

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The Buzz Over Google’s Mobile Friendly Algorithm

It’s been a long time since the Google team felt a real need to provide a mobile friendly algorithm for users to have access to various websites around the world. The algorithm these days is the talk that is catching up fast because the search giant is ensuring a release of another algorithm in the month of April.

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Vantage Update Issue and Solution

Since the recent release of Vantage 1.4, it has been brought to our attention that some customers are experiencing issues when they try to automatically update.

Problem

Customers may see “a theme update is available” message in wp-admin. Once they click to update, their site goes completely down (white screen of death).

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Website Redesign and More

It’s been a while since our last blog post so we wanted to give everyone some general updates on our business.

First of all, we’ve been working on a complete site redesign which will give us a more modern feel. The site hasn’t been updated since we launched back in 2010 so we’re long overdue for a new coat of paint.

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A New SSL Exploit – POODLE

Yesterday, Google published a post that exposes a flaw in Web encryption standards. It’s similar to the Heartbleed bug exploited earlier this year but not nearly as serious.

It’s called POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption), which exploits yet another vulnerability in one of the Internet’s basic security protocols (SSL more commonly known as https in your browser) that could potentially give an attacker access to your sensitive online account information.

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Taskerr – A Micro Jobs WordPress Theme

Introducing our latest WordPress application theme, Taskerr! This powerful new theme enables site owners to build their very own micro jobs marketplace. You connect people needing jobs done with others willing to do them.

This underserved niche enables any business imaginable to list their service for a fixed price (which they set). Sites like Fiverr and TaskRabbit are perfect examples of how this amazing new “gig economy” successfully works.

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Escrow Payments Status Update

Work has begun on a new escrow system which means HireBee and Taskerr will be able to offer percentage-based fees (in addition to fixed fees). This has been the number one requested feature of both themes (even though Taskerr hasn’t even been released).

We’ll initially roll out PayPal Adaptive Payments — the most globally accepted escrow gateway option. Next in line will be an up-and-coming escrow service called, Balanced Payments. Both are powerful solutions that any site owner should consider to maximize their sales.

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