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We've made some WPML integration improvements

In some of our previous posts, we made mention of the fact that we added full compatibility for WPML to InVogue, followed by the release of…

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Announcing our two latest themes

Following the success of our InVogue theme – which currently has a 5-star rating on ThemeForest – we added two new themes to our portfolio. These themes are Hello Friday and Stay Wild.

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It's official - inVogue is multi-lingual

We have some great news for all those who have been looking to utilise inVogue within a multi-lingual context: the theme is now officially WPML compatible.

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Another (big) milestone reached

As you may know, we launched our first premium plugin – HeroMenu – on CodeCanyon last year in February; now, just 18 months after launching, we have attained the coveted “Elite Author” status.

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We're pleased to announce our new theme (and more)

We have been quiet for a while – on all our channels – but despite our silence it has been quite busy in the HeroPlugins office. As we approached the final release of our first premium theme, we devoted a great deal of time and resources towards testing and making sure it was ready.

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Here is why we don't offer extended licenses for our plugins

HeroPlugins has – on a few occasions – been approached by theme builders about the possibility of allowing the bundling of our plugins with their themes. Unfortunately, however, we don’t allow the practice and as you might expect, not everybody is entirely happy with that response. We understand this, but we have chosen to adopt a stance that is in line with that of many other premium plugin builders who sell via CodeCanyon.

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Even Heroes need a Break

We’ve come to the end of what has been a very busy – and insightful – year at Hero Plugins. When we released Hero Menu in February, we had no real way of knowing what was in store for us, and the year has brought with it a lot of excitement and a great deal of learning.

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Growing Up - New Features We've Added to Hero Maps Premium

HeroMaps Premium has grown up a bit since we’ve released it just over three months ago. While it shipped with quite a few features not present in the free version – HeroMaps Pro – we had our ears close to the ground for any user feedback that could help us improve Maps and expand its functionality.

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10 Things You Might Be Doing That Puts Your WordPress Site at Risk

WordPress is, for better or worse, the most popular CMS in existence right now – responsible for powering about a quarter of the websites in existence. It is this popular for good reason – the ease with which it can be customized and extended means that it can be adapted for almost any imaginable use.

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HeroMenu reaches 1,000 sales!

We hit a bit of a milestone last week here at Hero Plugins – HeroMenu, our very first premium plugin, cracked the 1,000 sale mark.

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Double Launch Announcement

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at Hero Plugins. A little more than a month ago we launched HeroMaps Premium, which is selling even better than we expected, but we have also been testing – and retesting – pre-release builds of HeroSlider. At the same time, we’ve finished building Hero Login Styler, which luckily didn’t require quite as much testing, being an altogether much simpler plugin to build.

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Announcing the launch of HeroMaps Premium

After many months of waiting and tireless development, we are happy to announce that the premium version of our Google Maps plugin has finally launched. If you’ve used HeroMaps Pro at all, you’ll have a fairly good idea of what it can do (and its limitations) and so this particular post will be focusing on some of the features that have been added to the Premium version.

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Preview of Upcoming WordPress 4.3 Features

The next major version release of WordPress is approaching, the time has come to take a look at the latest changes and improvements to the platform. Of course, this won’t be an exhaustive list, since I will only really be covering changes that will be more apparent to people who regularly log into the admin area.

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Don't Panic If You Get This Message

A lot of webmasters probably experienced a bit of a panic over the past day or so when they opened Search Console (or their e-mail clients) and discovered a message looking similar to the one below:

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Mapping Our Way Forward

Now that we are a little past halfway through 2015, we felt that it would probably be a good time to step back and take stock of where we are and pass on some of our plans for the rest of the year.

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This is why pirating premium plugins is a bad idea

Whenever you sell a digital product (or any product that can be transmitted digitally), you expose yourself to certain realities of the online world. And one of these realities is that of piracy – having a paid-for product distributed for free via various means.

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Here's something you need to know if you want a WordPress website

When WordPress first launched in 2003 as a successor to b2/cafelog, it was a simple blogging system, but it has since evolved into a full-fledged content management system responsible for powering approximately 23% of all websites live on the web today.

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Here’s why we’re distributing our plugins through CodeCanyon

If you consider that we distributed our first two plugins through this website, you might wonder why we made the decision to distribute our plugins through CodeCanyon and WordPress. This post covers some of the reasoning behind the decision.

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Hero Plugins shows super potential

A little over a year ago, Hero Plugins decided to enter the WordPress plugins market with the launch of two free plugins – HeroMaps and HeroSlider. We were very sneaky about it – despite putting up social media profiles for the brand, we did very little to announce our coming to the world at large.

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