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Lady and Gentlemen,

UPDATED 28 May 2015:

DW Focus 1.2.1 gets complete overhaul, with the whole revamped code base; improved page speed and SEO; restructured widgets and added new features. You can check out more details here: http://bit.ly/1Kej8Qq

***NOTE: It is recommended to proceed DW Focus 1.2.1 installation separately, as this version differs from the old DW Focus 1.1.0

Let's make today be memorable with the launching of DW Focus on Creative Market! The Net's most wanted Responsive News & Magazine WordPress theme.

This theme was ranked 10th on 20 Stunning Responsive WordPress Themes at Mashable: http://bit.ly/dw-focus-mashable

With just a glimpse, you can confident that DW Focus is a perfect fit for any modern News site. In addition to the neat and clean design, DW Focus is well-equipped with many features like HTML5, Grid Based design, LESS & Bootstrap, News Slider, Quick Tabs and so on.

Now sit back and enjoy the showcase of our WordPress theme DW Focus:

  • Trendy design for Online News website: Inspired by the design from popular online news sites like Mashable, The Verge, or The Next Web
  • Responsive Web Design: Can be displayed on any tablet and mobile devices.
  • Performance Optimization
  • WordPress Plus Menu: This menu will automatically update and display up to 15 latest news/articles on daily basis.
  • 6 different styles for Category
  • Display Category as Grid or List.
  • Included a Blog Page Template for WordPress
  • Social Sharing, Print, Email button in Single Post without plugin
  • A detailed Typography page
  • Widget-full WordPress Sidebars
  • Intuitive & Powerful Theme Options
  • DW Mega Menu plugin (introduced since DW Focus 1.2.6)

With DW Focus you will get:

  • Quickstart package: includes the latest version of WordPress and sample data like on the demo site, plus DW Focus theme file
  • 6 months support
  • Lifetime upgrade
  • Video user guide, detail on configuration and installation: http://bit.ly/dw-focus-video
  • Full layered PSD Source files (Will be send for whom needed)


1.2.6 =====

  • New: Megamenu
  • New: Theme Setting Panel
  • Tweak: Update Style Constructors of PHP 5 for Container Widgets

1.2.5 =====

  • New: Adding swipe support to Carousel & Slider
  • New: Add "dw-focus-slider" image size (710x400px) in the inc/init.php and inc/widgets/dw-focus-news-slider.php files
  • Tweak: Change image size of the DW Focus: News Grid widget from "medium" to "dw-focus-archive" (width 230px) in the inc/widgets/dw-focus-news-grid.php file
  • Tweak: Post Thumbnails style in Archive Page when displaying as List in the assets/css/dw-focus.min.css file

1.2.4 =====

  • New: Add content-none.php to display message when content not found
  • Fix: Text issues on comments.php

1.2.3 =====

  • New: Add "dw-focus-archive" image size (width 230px)
  • Fix: Broken style on Archive pages
  • Fix: Broken style on widget "DW Focus: News Slider”
  • Fix: Column Container Widgets issue when drag an empty Text widget

1.2.2 =====

  • New: Add "Single Post Sidebar" and "Archive Sidebar” positions
  • Fix: Widgets display issue when the site is cached
  • Fix: Update a few phrases of Text domains
  • Fix: Container Widgets issue when drag an empty Text widget

1.2.1 =====

  • New: Performance optimisation
  • New: Revamped DW: Tabs widget
  • New: Revamped DW: Accordion widget
  • New: Add new DW:Column widget
  • New: Replace DW Focus: Headlines with DW Focus: News Ticker widget
  • New: Replace DW Focus: Category with DW Focus: News List widget
  • New: Revamped DW Focus: News Slider widget
  • New: Add new DW Focus: News Grid widget to replace all four old widgets (DW Focus: Featured News / Popular News / Recent News / News Carousel)
  • Removed: DW Focus: Recent Comments widget
  • New: Change the social sharing add-on. Integrate new social counting by http://sharrre.com instead of old custom script.
  • New: optimize SEO in accordance with Google Richsnippets Articles.
  • New: Update to the latest Boostrap and FontAwesome
  • Removed: front-assets like jQuery Mouse Move, jQuery Swipe, jQuery Infinitescroll which are no longer needed.
  • New: Update POT file for language localisation.
  • New: adapt Javascript to JShint standard; HTML, CSS, PHP to the WordPress Coding Standard
  • New: Apply NodeJS, Grunt, Bower to compile LESS to CSS, combine and compress files
  • New: Replace “Related post” feature with default WordPress “Next/Previous post”
  • New: Inserting Header/Footer code snippet via Customizer is disabled due to security risks.
  • For more details on this major update, you can check out this post http://bit.ly/1Kej8Qq

1.1.0 =====

  • Fix: Twitter share link does not reflect symbols.
  • Fix: Facebook share do not show Featured Image.
  • Fix: Pagination of category page.
  • Fix: Blog page can’t show loading navigation technique as settings in Customize.
  • Fix: Performance issue on “Must Read Articles”
  • New: Add Tag choice to DW Focus News slider.

1.0.9 =====

  • Fix: Deactivate uploading Avatar
  • Fix: Bugs in Sidebar's carousel style
  • Fix: Reset customization settings when save general settings
  • Fix: DW Carousel widget doesn't start when interval time is set
  • Fix: Can not choose category for blog in customizer
  • Tweak: Set default layout for the archive pages
  • Tweak: Option to set meta info for DW Latest News widget
  • Tweak: Option for uploading 404 page logo

1.0.8 =====

  • Fix: The images of the posts are stretched in full width when printing it out
  • Fix: Broken avatar when uploading through backend.
  • Fix: Can't choose the meta infomation of post of the following widgets from Customize section: DW Focus: Popular News, DW Focus: Featured News, DW Focus: Category"
  • Fix: Can't choose meta infomation of post of DW Focus: Category widget when adding it to DW Focus: Tabs widget
  • Fix: Automatically display 3 blocks for category when choosing full width style.

1.0.7 =====

  • Fix: Disable / enable RSS, Login
  • Fix: Break layout when the tag is “span”
  • Fix: Overlap title in Headline widget
  • Fix: Minor bugs in style
  • New: Custom fonts Supported
  • New: Ready for translation
  • New: Support DW focus: latest news widget
  • New: Plugin “co-authors plus” supported

1.0.6 =====

  • Fix: Show the author info and category info of the following widgets: DW Focus: Recent News, DW Focus: Category.
  • Fix: Timestamp on DW Focus: Recent Comments widget displays incorrectly.
  • New: Add Style Selector settings to the Customize section in the back-end.

1.0.5 =====

  • Fix: Widgets do not work properly in WordPress 3.8.
  • Fix: Show the author info and category info of the following widgets: DW Focus: Featured News, DW Focus: Popular News.
  • New: Hire/ Display the top news in navigation settings
  • New: Layout full width page template.

1.0.4 =====

  • Fix: Posting time in headline, single post, widgets, comment is not correct.
  • New: Feature: Add favicon setting to Customize function.
  • New: Restyle to be compatible with DW Question & Answer plugin.

1.0.3 =====

  • Replace Theme Options with Customizer
  • Add missing context domains
  • Fix bugs of Social Share function
  • Fix bugs of Comment Date & Time
  • Fix bug of Print function
  • Fix bug of Small logo image

1.0.1 =====

  • Initial Release

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  1. DesignWall
    • Shop Owner

    @Nina Alexander, I have checked on our demo and see that it still works fine, you can send me username & password of your site (via Message) for further checking.

  2. Nina Alexander
    • Purchased

    @DesignWall You guys are awesome so far, thank you for all your support!

    Here's a question regarding an issue I am experiencing. I try adding Accordion, Columns & Tabs widgets, but when I try to drag and drop something inside them (as shown in the documentation) they just move around and won't accept for example a "News Grid". Any idea?

  3. DesignWall
    • Shop Owner

    @Nina Alexander,
    Our technical team are aware of this issue and have a fix in the pipeline. I can't yet share a release date for the update, so for now disabling the twitter badge is the best option.
    Twitter are ending support for retrieving share counts, which is the underlying cause of this error. They said they'd remove their special share count URLs [in October](https://twittercommunity.com/t/a-new-design-for-tweet-and-follow-buttons/52791), but it looks like they've taken the API endpoints down a little early!

    The next version of the plugin will resolve this issue; twitter badges will no longer display counts, but will otherwise function as normal.
    Sorry for the inconvenience with this, and I hope that helps to clarify things.

  4. DesignWall
    • Shop Owner

    Hi @Nina Alexander,
    I have checked and it’s the Twitter updated API and some our theme will not display the Twitter. We are checking and fixing it. After finished we will update a new package for the DW Focus and we let you know to you can download new package and update it to fix this issue.

  5. DesignWall
    • Shop Owner

    Hi friends,

    Just want to keep you noticed on our August Special Bundle - Buy DW Store get Free DW BrickStore. If you're interested, here are the bundle details: bit.ly/1DjRzkF

    PS. This limited time offer is available until Sept 11, 2015.

    DesignWall team

  6. ckubs george
    • Purchased

    Trying to implementy your solution found out that every news widget is wrapped in a div with colour class: .color-blue, .color-orange ... etc. So I sticked out to my code, even though I won't benefit from the switch on the widget admin. This is the final result, how I wanted to look. goo.gl/cZADYS

  7. DesignWall
    • Shop Owner

    @ckubs george,
    If you want to display categories post in the New List widget you can do as the following:
    - Open the dw-focus-news-list.php file.
    + Add the following code under line 52:

    + Add the following code under line 131:

    + Add the following code under line 196:

    + Add the following code under line 223:

    + Add the following code under line 275:

    - To add the style for the categories, you can add the following code to the style.css file:

    .dw_focus_widget_news_list .cat-business {
    background-color: #547845;
    padding: 1px 7px;

    Note: You can make the style for each categories, you can change the categories class in the code line.
    E.g: your categories: Entertainment , Game
    You can change the code line as the bellow.

    .dw_focus_recents_posts.latest-news .cat-links .cat-game {
    background-color: #24B1BD;
    padding: 1px 7px;

    .dw_focus_recents_posts.latest-news .cat-links .cat-entertainment {
    background-color: #F24512;
    padding: 1px 7px;

    Hope this helps !


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