Reminder note: Don’t forget to update your PHP to version 5.3 or greater

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As many of you have known, each new PHP version provides better practices as well as new features. Besides, running a WordPress site, it also requires a minimal or specific PHP version.

Not too long ago, the PHP team has introduced the release of version 5.3. Though they have updated to a higher version, it’s still a major improvement in the 5.X series which includes a lot of new features and bug fixes. From now on, EngineThemes’ products only support PHP from version 5.3. Therefore, to help your site deliver the best performance, please remember to update your PHP to the version 5.3 or greater.

Moreover, we’ve received some questions asking about the error below. This happened due to the outdated PHP, just update it and everything will be fine.

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STATIC, expecting T_STRING or T_VARIABLE or ‘$’ in /homepages/8/d262898456/htdocs/redmuseo/wp-content/themes/freelanceengine/includes/aecore/wc_integration/class-wc-integrate.php on line 27

Updating your PHP, you can improve your speed, security and compatibility. Check out this link to get more details regarding the version 5.3.

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EngineThemes WordPress Contest: Voting Round

Yay! It’s now half of the road.

From today to March 30, you can vote for your favorite sites via our Facebook or Twitter.

Three websites with the highest likes (Facebook) and retweets (Twitter) will receive:

  • Prize 1: 1 year free hosting BlueHost
  • Prize 2: $250 off of Codeable
  • Prize 3: $199 coupon for EngineThemes theme or extension

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EngineThemes WordPress Contest

Customer Appreciation Month is EngineThemes’ way of demonstrating to customers how much we love them. Therefore, every order placed in March will be given discounts from our partners. Click here for more details!

As a part of EngineThemes Customer Appreciation Month, we are so happy to launch the first ever Customer Contest.

EngineThemes WordPress Contest

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Voice up your feedback

If not you, then who? If not now, then when?

EngineThemes - Customer Survey

There are things only you, our customers, know best. For you have experienced our products/services and also witnessed our changes throughout the time, you are the best resource for us to reflect and improve.

In this March, in line with our commitment to continuously improve ourselves, we would like to hear your feedback on how EngineThemes has performed.

And as a token of appreciation, you’ll receive a thank-you email for

  • 20% off of your next order with EngineThemes
  • $30 off of your order with Codeable
  • 42% off of your order with Bluehost
  • 25% off of your order with HostGator

and more deals in the inbox. There are no wrong or right answers, just your honest feedback is greatly valuable to us.

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Happy March, everybody!

We’ve been working with awesome people over the last few weeks and finally are able to confirm the good news to EngineThemes’ customers.

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EngineThemes WordPress Contest: Winner Announcement

A big thank to everyone who participated in our contest. It was a lot of happiness to see all of the wonderful websites that have been created using our themes.

In just one week, we have received over 300 votes and finally, the results are in.

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Integrating WooCommerce payment gateways in FreelanceEngine

Right from this version, FreelanceEngine has another great supporter to help you run the site more effectively. It is now integrated with WooCommerce’s payment gateways so that your users will have more option to make their transaction.

The best thing is, you don’t have to make any setting in the admin panel. No hard work needed, all you have to do is select the suitable ones for your site.

New changes in DirectoryEngine v1.8.4

The main change in DirectoryEngine version 1.8.4 is the completion of the header map. It’s now not only a section to display the location but can also be considered as a street map.

As for the mobile version, it is gradually completed too, users now can post places via mobile whenever and wherever they want.

Map guide implementation

Using the map on DirectoryEngine, you can easily find a way to get to your favorite place. Once you select a place from the list and visit its detailed page, you will see a “Car” symbol on the left corner of the header map. Click on it and the system will show you the guidance to get to that place.

Besides, according to your transportation, the map will have a different guide for you. You can choose one among these methods: driving, walking, bicycling or transit.

Furthermore, another small change regarding the map is also added. There’ll be a default style for the map which admin can select from the admin panel.

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Security update in QAEngine and DirectoryEngine

Security update

Today, we release updates for some products that fix security issue. The updates are: QAEngine and DirectoryEngine. We take the security issue very seriously, so as soon as we notice the bug, we immediately work on and remove it at soonest.

Please remember to get the latest versions right away so that it won’t affect your business.

For more details, we fixed the function code so that the attacker can’t obtain the administrator accounts any more. They can’t create a new admin account or change the password just by using the user_ID.

This issue was notified by one of our customers, thanks to him, we can quickly resolve the bug. Also, we’ve checked the theme thoroughly all over again to make sure everything will be fine. This is a valuable experience for us and we’ll have plan for a regular security review.

We really sorry for the inconvenience the issue may cause.

QAEngine version 1.5.1

Together with the security update release, we want to introduce some small changes in QAEngine version 1.5.1

Implement “Pending” tab

A new section named “Pending” is added so that admin can easily approve new posts. This section stored all the new posted ones, admin don’t have to visit every single post to approve it anymore. You can quickly find new questions or answers right in the front-end and approve them just by a click.

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Mobile version is improved in FreelanceEngine v1.4

FreelanceEngine v1.4 focuses on the completion of mobile version. The payment gateways are now fully integrated in mobile so that users can easily post projects whenever and wherever they want.

Moreover, some bugs are also ironed out:

  • Search function: The “Load more” button won’t appear when the search result is 0.
  • Attach files: Users can attach files without obstacles while submitting projects.

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Track up the views with DirectoryEngine version 1.8.3

DirectoryEngine v1.8.3

Views counter

In this update, you can see how many people have viewed your posted place by enabling the function “View counter”. Once this option is on, you can easily see the number of viewers in the place details page. As a result, you can have suitable changes for your place to attract more visitors.

For those who are using DE Multirating, the number of views will be displayed in the overall review point.

Once a week, the system will count the views all over again so that you’ll always keep track up with the number of viewers.

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Reduce spams in your site with ClassifiedEngine v1.8.9

ClassifiedEngine is updated with new implementation and bug fixes. Check it out now! Also, please don’t forget to join our survey.

Implement “Email confirmation” feature

Admins now have right to enable or disable the confirmation process for new users.

Previously, visitors are free to register on your site. Though it helps to simply the process, sometimes you have to receive a lot of spams. With this implementation, users have to confirm their email addresses to complete the registration process.

Of course, if admins don’t want this step, they can easily disable it in their admin panels.

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Lunar New Year Giveaway

Giveaway

Dear friends,

Thanks for your supporting over the last month. We have set a new sale record and just marked the first quarter of 2015 the best growing one in just the second month compared to the quarters of 2014. That was such a big jump and we’d like to thank you all for your kind encouragement and frank feedback so we can improved ourselves day by day. Certainly, it’s a great chance to celebrate, especially after the Lunar New Year, when people usually send giveaways for good luck throughout the year.

Giveaway Rules:

The giveaway will run from now until the end of February 28th. A random entry will be picked each day for a random giveaway including ClassifiedEngine, JobEngine, DirectoryEngine, FreelanceEngine or 3 extensions of your choice.

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Sweeping out the bugs in FreelanceEngine and DirectoryEngine

Together with the new extensions, we’re happy to introduce two new updates: FreelanceEngine version 1.3.4 and DirectoryEngine version 1.8.2. The updates include some small implementations and bugs fixes, which help you to remove the issues and welcome a bright new year.

FreelanceEngine version 1.3.4

Number format setting

A new section is implemented in the number format setting. You now can decide the number of decimal points beside setting up the decimal and thousand separators for currency.

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