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December 18, 2014 – By Martin Kuplens-Ewart

Auto-updating Themes & Extensions in WPtouch Pro 3.6.3



Just in time for Christmas we’ve released a pair of updates to WPtouch and WPtouch Pro. This month our focus has been on making life with WPtouch Pro easier.

Auto-updating themes & extensions

Forget about checking for theme & extension updates – whenever you update WPtouch Pro 3, the plugin will check for available updates and automatically install them for you. If you’ve made changes to one of WPtouch Pro’s official themes, we’ll copy the theme and install a fresh copy of the original for you to copy across any improvements you may wish to apply.

In-plugin license upgrades

You can now purchase a license upgrade from inside the WPtouch Pro plugin to get instant access to features of advanced licenses. If your license is active on more than one site, the upgrade will roll out to the rest of your sites within 20 minutes of your upgrade.

Other updates

  • Added: A little festive spirit with a Christmassy version of our logo!
  • Changed: We slimmed down the plugin package by moving screenshots out of the zip file and into the WordPress repository.
  • Changed: MobileStore looks up the visitor’s location to pre-fill some shipping information. Because this relies on url_fopen being enabled we check for that being enabled before performing a lookup.
  • Fixed: Updated WPtouch’s icon font with a new name to avoid conflicts with other plugins
  • Fixed: Pagination glitch in MobileStore search

If you haven’t tried WPtouch Pro yet, now is a great time to get started!

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November 6, 2014 – By Martin Kuplens-Ewart

Choose custom web fonts with the Advanced Typography extension – new with WPtouch Pro 3.6

We carefully select the typefaces to be included in WPtouch Pro’s web font pairings to express a wide variety of personalities that might be appropriate for sites using WPtouch Pro. Although they work for many websites, some site owners have contacted us asking how they can choose their own web fonts from the wide range offered by Google Fonts – or even use fonts from subscription font services. Still others need access to the varied character subsets available through Google Fonts for languages that use cyrillic, greek, or even devangari. To all of you, we are delighted to say: easily, with a few clicks, today. And most importantly: FREE with all WPtouch Pro licenses!


Picking custom fonts with the Advanced Typography extension

With support for the full Google Font library as well as your custom sets from Fontdeck and Typekit, Advanced Typography for WPtouch Pro 3 puts you in complete control of the typographical branding of your website. We’re excited to be able to put this level of fine control in your hands and can’t wait to see what you do with it. Other great new features in WPtouch Pro 3.6 include:

  • More powerful URL filters – select pages that WPtouch Pro ignores or have just a few pages of your website displayed with the WPtouch Pro theme.
  • Web App Mode startup screens for iPhone 6 and 6+.
  • Disable JetPack Jetpack modules (related posts, sharing buttons, like box) when deselected in the plugin compatibility tool.
  • Added fine control of various features, including post type selection for the featured slider, better RTL support, improved gallery handling, and more!

Get started with WPtouch Pro 3.6 by upgrading through the WordPress admin, downloading a copy from the WPtouch Support site, or purchasing your WPtouch Pro license today!

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June 14, 2014 – By Dale Mugford

Continuity & Features in iOS 8 + OSX with WPtouch

Recently at its WWDC Conference Apple announced new features for iOS 8 that should significantly improve user experience on a number of fronts. We’re looking forward to all these enhancements, especially how they’ll compliment WPtouch-powered websites.


continuity in iOS and OSX

If you missed it, Apple announced new features which make it easier to move between iOS devices and desktop computers. Handoff was one of them, and with it comes the ability to load webpages synchronously moving between Safari on iOS or Safari on a Mac.

Because WPtouch uses the same URL to load your website content, you can expect Continuity between web browsers on mobile, tablet and desktop computers to work great with WPtouch. Visitors will be able to seamlessly access your content, unlike other services or solutions that use different URLs for mobile webpages.

Speed in Web Apps

Until iOS 8, web-apps and native apps that used web containers did not benefit from the browser engine enhancements previously added to iOS (specifically the Nitro JavaScript engine).

In iOS 8 the gap between Safari website view and web apps is now closed, so WPtouch’s much-loved Web-App mode feature will be faster than ever. We hope additional features might become available for Web-App Mode (since it’s early in the beta releases for iOS) and we’ll add them as they become available.

Credit Cards, Logins

For websites with eCommerce solutions or require login, iOS 8 adds improvements and enhancements that make entering credit card information easier and moving between devices and maintaining logged in states much improved, and any website using WPtouch will be able to benefit from these enhancements automatically.

iOS 8 will be released this fall, and we’ll make sure WPtouch will be updated alongside it to add support for the new features and capabilities.

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January 8, 2014 – By Dale Mugford

Infinity Cache: WordPress Cache for WPtouch + Desktop Themes

wordpress cache

With WPtouch Pro 3.1 we’ve introduced extensions, powerful additions to WPtouch Pro themes that take your mobile website to the next level. Infinity Cache WordPress Cache is one of our favourites, and enables mobile + desktop caching for WPtouch Pro-powered websites.

Caching Mobile with WPtouch Pro

For a few years now we’ve been helping users configure WPtouch & WPtouch Pro to work alongside popular desktop theme caching solutions. Not without issue however— as doing so in some of these larger, in-depth plugins can be quite an elaborate process that essentially involves disabling cache for mobile. While a viable solution and mostly headache free, these configurations don’t offer the same speedy improvements for mobile page views as seen for desktop.

Network congestion and latency, coupled with slower wireless connection speeds make load time for mobile web pages extremely important for everyone.

WPtouch Pro themes are built as highly optimized, lightweight and are speedy in their own right— but caching can always improve user experience and minimize server load when it comes to php and MySQL-based websites. It’s always been a goal for us to offer a solid caching solution ourselves to speed up WPtouch Pro page views for mobile devices.

Introducing Infinity Cache

In WPtouch Pro 3.1, we’ve introduced three new extensions to current customers: Mobile Content (for replacing desktop content with mobile content on the fly), Responsive Images (for serving optimally-sized images for each device), and Infinity Cache (for caching both mobile & desktop).

Yes you read that right— Infinity Cache handles both mobile and desktop caches.

It even caches mobile visitors who switch to your desktop theme, ensuring all visitors are served lightning fast page views no matter how they choose to visit your website.

If you already have an existing caching plugin for your desktop website, you can also use it in conjunction with Infinity Cache- your existing plugin will cache desktop pages, and Infinity Cache will handle all the mobile agents set to pass through to WPtouch Pro.

It’s Lightweight & Easy to Set-up

Unlike so many of the complex cache solutions available for WordPress, Infinity Cache is simple and straightforward, and does caching right without worry. It truly is a “set it and forget it” type of cache solution.

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Infinity Cache options

In addition, Infinity Cache also includes support for Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) such as MaxCDN. If you have a MaxCDN account, you can simply add your custom URLs to Infinity Cache and have it automatically serve your static content from your CDN.

Get It Today

Infinity Cache is available to all Small Business, Agency/Multisite and Enterprise WPtouch Pro customers in the Themes & Extensions Browser inside WPtouch Pro 3.1.

To view licenses for WPtouch Pro, visit the product pricing page.

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January 8, 2014 – By Dale Mugford

Introducing BraveNewCloud + WPtouch Pro

bravenewcloud and wptouch pro 3.1

Recently we released WPtouch Pro 3.1, a major update to our flagship mobile plugin for WordPress. A solid two months of work went into the latest update— we introduced a new theme, 3 extensions, and improvements to the best platform for mobile development for WordPress websites.


WPtouch Pro 3.1 introduces the BraveNewCloud, a revolutionary new feature for a WordPress plugin. With the BraveNewCloud you can now seamlessly install & update WPtouch Pro themes and extensions inside the admin panel.

The BraveNewCloud operates seamlessly within WPtouch Pro, and allows you to receive updates for themes and extensions as we release them. You no longer have to wait for a new version of the plugin in order to receive updates for themes and extensions. This allows us to ship more timely bug fixes and improvements to themes and extensions.

Including a cloud install inside the product like this wasn’t easy, and marks the first time any WordPress plugin has accomplished this feat.

Bauhaus: A New Theme, Theme Updates


With 3.1 we’ve introduced a fresh theme, Bauhaus. Available absolutely free to all existing customers.

Contemporary design and full-featured flexibility are highlights in Bauhaus. Subtle hardware-accelerated animations and clean clear typography make Bauhaus stand out as a polished and powerful, modern mobile theme.

Classic Redux, CMS & Simple

New features, refinements and fixes are also included for all our existing themes. Hotly requested features like user login have been added, while support for iOS 7 (particularly in Web-App Mode) bring all of our themes freshly up to date.

All-New Extensions

Ever since the launch of 3.0 we’d planned to add extensions that help you take your WPtouch Pro install to the next level. With 3.1 we’ve added 3 new extensions and we’ll roll-out more this year.

Mobile Content Extension

Ever wanted to provide content on a post or page completely different from what your desktop visitors see? With the Mobile Content extension, you can. This extension adds a new text area on posts and pages in the WordPress publishing area, and allows you to enter whatever content you’d like to show differently for your mobile visitors.

Responsive Images Extension

One of the biggest issues facing responsive design these days has to do with images— since all webpage assets are served regardless of screen size in a responsively designed website, authors are forced to serve higher quality images (for larger screens) at the expense of larger web page sizes. This slows down websites when they load on a small screen device like a mobile phone, even though they don’t need large images.

With our Responsive Images extension, we’ve solved the problem. The extension swaps out larger images for smaller ones where available, since WordPress creates differently sized images for every uploaded image (full size, large, medium and small). It’s an extension that is literally activate and go— yet you can also add CDN capability to serve images based on geo-location for extra speed.

Infinity Cache Extension

Infinity Cache handles both mobile and desktop caching!

It even caches mobile visitors who switch to your desktop theme, ensuring all visitors are served lightning fast page views no matter how they choose to visit your website.

If you already have an existing caching plugin for your desktop website, you can also use it in conjunction with Infinity Cache- your existing plugin will cache desktop pages, and Infinity Cache will handle all the mobile agents set to pass through it to WPtouch Pro.

Unlike so many complex cache solutions available for WordPress, Infinity Cache is simple and straightforward, and does caching right without worry. It truly is a “set it and forget it” type of cache solution.

Available Now

The WPtouch Pro 3.1 update with BraveNewCloud is free to all existing customers, and you can upgrade through the WordPress admin like any other plugin today.

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