New update to the MyStyle Custom Product Designer just went out to the WP Plugin Marketplace.
One common bug with the newest versions of WordPress + WooCommerce was that new resposnive resolution image features were overriding the product image in the cart. This has been fixed so that the customized product image is now what shows as the thumbnail again, as usual / expected.
- Updated the author from mystyle to mystyleplatform.
- Fixed bug with the thumbnail image in latest WP (caused by srcset attribute).
- Now validating the mystyle product options.
- Fixed some WP Coding Standards issues with some of the test files.
- Added more sophisticated notices system.
- Fixed some CSS issues with the admin screens in the latest WP and fixed a typo in a CSS name.
- Updated the readme.txt to reflect that WP 4.4.1 is fully tested and working.
Get the Update
To get the update, simply log into your WP Admin > Plugin list and click “update” on the MyStyle Plugin.
If you update manually on your server, download the lastest release from the wordpress plugin marketplace, and replace the previous mystyle plugin with the plugin files/directory in your wp-content/plugins directory (standard WP Plugin structure).
Use Custom Car Wraps to Create Custom Fleet Graphics and Fleet Wraps!
Custom Car Wraps, the #1 site for car wraps and vehicle wraps, is proud to announce that you can now get fleet graphics and fleet wraps! Use the Custom Car Wraps car wrap designer to create the perfect vinyl wrap design and then use that design as the mockup for your fleet graphics. By partnering with VMS, the leading fleet wrap and vehicle graphics company in the industry, Custom Car Wraps has taken fleet graphics to an entirely new level.
The Same Fleet Graphics Used By Major Fleet Management Providers
Because Custom Car Wraps runs on the MyStyle Platform this partnership has allowed anyone looking for fleet graphics to use the exact same technology and design software that is used by the major fleet management companies. Add any of your logos or business information to your wrap, save multiple designs, and use multiple vehicle models to get the exact look you’re going for with your fleet advertising. After you’ve created the perfect look for your vehicle fleet you can send your designs and all the information about your fleet directly to us for a quote. We have a proven and dedicated and process for handling fleet graphics and now you can get that same level of dedication to your fleet graphics directly from Custom Car Wraps!
Case Monkey Lets You Design Your Own iPhone Case and Create Custom Cases
One our favorite customization sites is our original “design your own iPhone case” online app called Case Monkey. Featuring all the latest models of iPhone from the original iPhone cases to the latest iPhone cases we keep Case Monkey up to date with the latest in iPhone personalization. You can upload your own pictures and get your own photos on any iPhone case. Use our backgrounds, featured iPhone case art, or just create just about any custom iPhone case you can think of.
Every Type of Custom iPhone Case
Case Monkey specializes in adding brand new iPhone cases as soon the latest iPhones and their phone cases are available. After we know exactly what a new iPhone is going to look like and how various phone cases hold up, (tough iPhone cases vs. thin iPhone cases), we are able to offer the best customization possible for you to design your own iPhone case online. Case Monkey also has custom tablet cases, custom Samsung cases, and of course custom iPad cases. If you’re looking for strong tough cases or cases with heavier hand feel then Case Monkey has a ton of options. If you’re looking for a slim fit or thin shield case, or just looking for cheap iPhone cases with great shipping, then Case Monkey has a ton of iPhone case options.
Create iPhone Cases and Get Your Photos Prints on an iPhone Case!
Looking for that perfect personalized gift for just trying to get some inspirational quotes on an iPhone case? Case Monkey has the top tier iPhone case designer that allows you add your own text to any custom iPhone case. Need to add your business or logo to an iPhone case? No problem! Case Monkey has one of the best wholesale iPhone case and bulk iPhone case programs. Use the contact form to learn more about corporate programs. Design your own iPhone case and create custom cases online with Case Monkey!
We now offer the best Woo Commerce plugins with amazing discount prices in our marketplace. For the most part, we’ve got every official WooCommerce plugin by WooThemes for 50% off or better. We’re able to pass these amazing discounts on to our customers, saving you hundreds, even thousands of dollars on these plugins. If you’re looking for a specific plugin that we don’t have in our marketplace, please contact us and let us know and we can probably add it for you.
Shop Discount Woo Commerce Plugins Here
Woo Commerce Plugins
WooCommerce is well known as one of the best e-commerce systems in the world, integrating seamlessly with WordPress and making ecommerce easier than ever. That’s great, and most people get up and running with Woo Commerce just fine – until it’s time to start adding features that come in the way of plugins. WooThemes has put out lots of great plugins, but they’re all very expensive. Even for things that seem like they should be free, like PayPal as a payment method in checkout, starts at $79 and can range as high as $399 when you buy direct from WooThemes – that’s too much! If you purchase here on our website, you get the EXACT same plugin, for half the price!
Discounts on All the Best WooCommerce Plugins
We have discounts on literally all the best WooCommerce plugins by WooThemes. How is this possible? Because when you buy from WooThemes, you’re really paying for support that we can offer even better at half the price. Every plugin they sell for $100, for example, comes with 1 year support and updates. We offer the exact same thing, 1 year of support and updates, at $50 (or whatever half-off of their price is). Is their support worth paying double? No way! Plugins for the most part don’t need much support, and when you buy from us you get 100% USA-based senior level experts helping you get your plugin up and running, not generic tier-1 support and forums from WooThemes. So all-in-all, not only can you save 50% or more on your plugins for WooCommerce, but you can actually get even better support from us, too.
MakeCustomSigns is Live! Make, Design, and Create Your Own Signs!
MyStyle Platform is excited to announce the launch of our latest partner property where you can design your own sign, MakeCustomSigns!
Using the MyStyle Platform custom product designer MakeCustomSigns allows users to create outdoor signs, yard signs, banners, flags, and business signage. MakeCustomSigns is the most advanced custom sign site online and uses all the features of our MyStyle Customizer
to let you add images, text, pictures, colors and get your design printed on any sign. We even use them in our own offices for our own signage!
What Kind of Custom Signs Are Available on MakeCustomSigns?
MakeCustomSigns has all of the most popular types of signage including banners, vinyl banners, outdoor signs, yard signs and even indoor signage like posters. MakeCustomSigns also specializes in signage like flags and a-frame signs for small and large businesses. If you want to design your own sign you’ll find multiple sizes of each of their designs and some of the lowest possible prices. They also do custom bulk signs and wholesale signs so you can get your own logo printed on your sign. Check out MakeCustomSigns and design your own custom sign!
Taking Personalized Flasks to the Next Level
Industry leader Flasks.com, an established online retailer for all types of flasks in many sizes, launched MyStyle to add personalization to their ecommerce and they are seeing a great response just in time for the holidays. This launch solidifies Flasks.com as the ongoing leader in flask personalization and customization and as usual customers have nothing but positive responses.
Flasks are an amazing product for customization for a lot of reasons. For one, flasks are great event gifts for things like weddings, bachelor parties, 21st birthdays, graduations, baby showers, anniversaries, etc. A Flask is a keepsake that you can use again and again and have to cherish for years if not decades. Adding your own images, colors, text, monograms, graphics and effects gives users unlimited possibilities to create their own personalized flask designs.
In addition to MyStyle powered full color printed flasks, Flasks.com also offers leather and engraved metal options, too. Check out the site and custom flasks!
Wholesale Canvas Prints Just Got a Whole Lot Better!
We’re proud to announce new pricing for MakeCanvasPrints wholesale canvas prints! By improving our bulk canvas prints process we’ve been able to pass the savings on to you for high volume and high quantity canvas prints! We’re able to accept large run canvas prints for photographers, offices, and events in both RGB and CMYK format. Please get in touch with us over on MakeCanvasPrints to learn more about our wholesale canvas prints and wholesale canvas printing.
Who Uses Wholesale Canvas Prints?
The most common customers on MakeCanvasPrints in the past have been: photographers, artists, major brands, small to mid sized commercial offices, residential housing units, hotels, and organizations with large spaces like universities and churches. A large order of canvas prints is one of the easiest ways to add color and differentiate wall space. Based on the size of your prints, the design of your prints, and the delivery date of your prints pricing may vary. Please let us know of any special color requirements or any particular design notices in advance so we can be sure your order is perfect!
Contact MakeCanvasPrints about your wholesale canvas print order today!
Today we’re pilot testing a new feature update for the improving the custom text tool to easily allow the user to create custom text on multiple lines, rather than having to add them one line at a time as it’s always been in the past. The feature will still yield to single-line text as the default text tool, as it’s simpler and works better for many products that way. But, you can elect to upgrade to the multiple-line text tool for no extra cost. Both versions are supported by the desktop MyStyle Customizer at this time.
Poems, Song Lyrics, Quotes and Passages Welcome!
We see a lot of custom text designs created all the time, and the biggest need for this new multi-line text tool has got to be for Poems, Song Lyrics, or Quotes and Passages where there are anywhere from 5 to 50 lines of text. These designs previously would really take a long time to create one line at a time, and getting the line spacing and alignments even was really tough unless you have a really great eye for detail. Now, using the new tool, all of that is eliminated and the alignments and line heights will all be automatic. Just drop your poem or long paragraph into the new feature and you’re done when it comes to line spacing and alignments.
Multi-Line Text as Easy as Can Be
The new feature update has really made it super easy to control a paragraph of custom text. When you type in the text editor, simply press “enter” as you would in any word processor to break one line to the next. Then, you can use the Left, Center, and Right buttons to align the paragraph to any one of those settings. Other than that, it’s the same old awesome text features that were always available, including lots of great fonts, custom colors, advanced effects like dropshadow and glow.
Try Out New Multi-Line Text
To try out the new feature, head over to the best Custom Canvas Print site on the web, MakeCanvasPrints.com
A new feature for Custom Patterns has been released in the current version of the MyStyle Customizer (desktop only right now). With this new feature, the user is able to create very unique pattern based designs using premade pattern assets for patterns like Chevron, Polka Dots, Floral, and many more. These patterns add a whole new dimension to the aesthetics users can achieve very quickly thru our app, and includes some very popular current trends that match up with monograms or uploaded photos and other features in the app.
New Custom Patterns
With the controls shown above, found in the Backgrounds step of the MyStyle customizer, the user can now try different pattern designs very easily, and apply any color to the pattern. The current library includes pattern assets for Chevron, Polka Dot, Stripes, Optical Illusions, and much more. The patterns themselves have transparent negative space once loaded by the app, giving the user the ability to also choose solid colors and fades for the background to show through the pattern. This creates some very interesting design aesthetics, especially with interesting background gradients or images combined with the pattern assets. Our proprietary process allows the patterns to maintain excellent anti-aliasing for smooth curves and lines at just about any size or rotation.
Custom Libraries for Custom Patterns
The library of pattern assets available will grow over time, and exclusive pattern libraries per-site are also supported if clients want to provide their own collection of pattern assets just for their own site(s). To provide pattern assets to us, you simply need to provide black and white versions of your pattern around 3000px in size, and we can take it and integrate it from there either in our main library or as a private asset for your MyStyle enabled site.
MyStyle site FlyDiscs.com recently announced that they now have custom Ultimate Frisbee discs available for customization. This is a new addition to the site’s already popular disc golf selection, and opens up the custom printed disc service to an additional sport – ultimate frisbee.
Customize Ultimate Discs Online
The new ultimate frisbee customizer is the best in the industry – for one, because it may be the only online ultimate disc design app on the web. Even if there are others out there somewhere, this is the same great design app seen used in the rest of the FlyDiscs.com site for all of their custom discs.
Upload Images, Choose Colors, Add Custom Text, and more
If you’re not familiar with FlyDiscs, they allow users to design their own custom printed discs online in a matter of minutes. The design tool is very easy and intuitive to use, allowing users to create their designs with different options for uploaded images, backgrounds, foregrounds, text, color fades, and more of the great MyStyle app features.
Ultimate frisbees are a bit more friendly to a wider audience as they are larger, and an ideal choice for a disc to play catch or a round of ultimate with. This is a great addition to the fly discs catalog and one that has already had a huge response and great reviews. We look forward to ordering one of our own with our logo on it!
Read More About the New Custom Ultimate Frisbees »
MyStyle website Custom-Car-Wraps.com, a leader in the industry for customers to create mockups of vehicle wraps quickly and easily online, has introduced new products including custom magnets. This is a big shift for the company whose previous focus was entirely wraps and searching out wrap shops from their directory.
A Very Affordable Alternative
This new product offering from CCW is really a perfect fit for the business owner or marketer who is exploring vehicle advertising, but doesn’t want to shell out the $1000 to $10,000 that a full vehicle warp is well known to cost. Instead, a custom printed magnet like the ones they are offering now brings a whole new price point that just about anyone can afford, $50 or even less for a smaller size. If you’ve been wanting to do a vehicle wrap or ad and a wrap has just been out of your budget, then a custom magnet is a perfect solution for you.
Custom Magnets Are Reusable
Another great advantage of using magnetic signage for vehicle advertising is that they are completely removable, reusable, and easily applied to any metal surface like a car door without needing any installation help. It’s a true DIY product. With a magnet, you’re able to use it with any vehicle you want, whenever you want, saving a lot of money. Going to work – slap it on. Going on a date? Take it off! Any self-employed service or business owner can really appreciate that flexibility to have a branded vehicle advertisement exactly when you want it.
Design Your Own
As with any MyStyle product, the Custom Magnets that are available now on Custom-Car-Wraps.com are easily designed online in minutes. Adding your own logo, some eye catching colors, some custom text or contact info and a web address, are all super easy and can be done by just about anyone without any need for photoshop or any design software knowledge. It’s easy, quick, and free to design and save as many as you want!
Learn More About Custom Car Magnets Here
Making Canvas Wraps Easier Than Ever with this Awesome New Feature: 3D Wrap Views
We’re happy to announce the availability of a new feature for Canvas Wraps Customizer (or any custom rectangular printed product where the graphic wraps around the squared edges). The 3D Wrap view helps users understand instantly where the “bleed” and “wrap” zones are instantly, without having to think about what a “bleed” is or read the help bubble trying to explain the concept. This makes accuracy of print images increase significantly, as many users previously were a bit confused about where their text should and shouldn’t go.
3 Automatic View Modes In Customization
The feature consists of automatically switching between a 3D-Wrap View, a 2-D Full Template view including outer bleed/wrap areas, and the final Cropped Straight-On View. The first two, the 3D wrap view and the 2D Full Template view, switches back and forth automatically as the user works on their design. When they mouse over the canvas, they see the full view, to position their objects inside the red bleed/wrap guide line, keeping their text inside the “safe zone”. When they reach step 4 to complete their order, the outer areas of both views are cropped off and hidden to show the final product straight on, eliminating any question of what will be cut off around the edges vs on the front face of the canvas. This final straight on view sends thru as their main image, staying consistent with the traditional artwork view that is expected on art print and canvas sites.
DPI, Accuracy, Inches & Pixels
Our manufacturers’ specs are met to the inch and pixel with exact settings to ensure accuracy. Users can’t be bothered with understanding DPI, PPI, bleed in inches, or any of that. The information is there for them in a help bubble if they are curious, but really they want to know what they see on screen is what they get in the mail, and that’s exactly what our accuracy can ensure.
Try It Out at MakeCanvasPrints
Our Beta release is testing now on MakeCanvasPrints.com – perhaps the easiest custom canvas print design tool on the web today. MCP enables happy customers who design their own canvas prints with photos, effects, and tons of cool custom text additions every single day:
Design a Custom Canvas Print
We happy to announce Case Monkey now lets you design your own iPhone 6 case! Head over to check it out before the big announcement tomorrow!
Custom Disc Golf Discs, Ultimate Frisbee Discs, and Frisbees!
Ever wanted a custom disc golf disc? Us too! So we went ahead and launched the latest super cool MyStyle Site: Fly Discs – Design Your Own Disc Golf Disc!
This is another one of our signature sites and we’re really proud of how well its turned out, (not to mention how cool our discs look!) We partnered with some of the top brands to make sure that every disc from our site is top quality and ready for course. This was one of first sites to go live with the mobile HTML5 customizer at the same time and we love the site design. A completely circular product makes for some interesting designs and we’ve already seen some great ones using everything from spirals to pepperoni pizzas. Definitely a great site to check if you’ve ever wanted a custom disc or ultimate disc and we’re confident this has to be one of the cooler brands in customization. FORE!
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new product customizer for mobile web! We’re pushing the boundaries of HTML5 and web tech to bring mobile customization and mobile personalization to the MyStyle Platform. You’ll see our new mobile product design tool rolling out across many of our sites as we test the waters and launch new features. So far so good and the designs are looking great. If you want to see it in action head over to design your own skateboard on your phone at Whatever Skateboards or try it out by getting your phone pictures printed on canvas and MakeCanvasPrints.
Screenshots of Our Mobile Customizer
Want to take a peek at our mobile customizer? Here’s a few screenshots we snapped so you can take a look:
So… What’s It Like? How Are The Designs?
We’ve tested this on multiple devices and the experience is great on both phones and tablets. We’re super happy with the performance on iPhone 5 and iPads in particular and the experience is the the current best in class. We’ll be adding more spice to our mobile customizer coming soon; new features are on their way! It is definitely exciting to see mobile tech and HTML5 break through previous performance and UX barriers to become a viable option for mobile customization apps and mobile personalization apps. The designs on the products coming out look great!
What Products Are Available?
Using our MyStyle API we’re able to provide nearly our entire product catalog from all manufacturers and printers to be designed on cell phones and other devices. That’s a staggering number of products that are live for people to design! We have to admit, its pretty fun to try the mobile customizer so give it a whirl and let us know what you think.
We’re always launching new products and sites here at MyStyle but we recently launched with Bella Moulding, the leader in framing, using some tech we’re particularly proud of: a frames customizer! This is the first time we’ve ever seen a frames customizer being used in the wild and the Prima frames they’re used to make look awesome. Its no surprise that industry leader in framing and framing technology used MyStyle to power their customization solution. While the frames customizer is for Bella Moulding customers only here are a few screenshots to show off our cool work…
Custom Metal, Glass, and Wood Prints!
Looking to get a custom metal, glass, or wood print? Look no further than the latest edition to our MyStyle partner sites: MPS Prints!
Built using the MyStyle Platform and using both MyStyle custom products and the MyStyle Site format MPS Prints is one of our newest and shiniest MyStyle sites. Currently our only site displaying two new personalized products available through the platform, glass prints and metal prints, MPS showcases some of the best features of the platform. We’re especially proud of the way the metal prints turn out; if you’re looking for a professional or long lasting personal gift we highly recommend taking a look at the metal prints on MPS Prints.
MyStyle & Coveroo
Coveroo has launched their customization integration with MyStyle! This is huge news for the platform as Coveroo is one of the largest names in customization and custom printing & fulfillment. They’ve also been a long term, top-tier partner with MyStyle for a number of projects and products including offering a wide assortment of cell phone cases for customization on a number of MyStyle sites including our flagship site Case Monkey! Check out Coveroo’s custom cell phone case integration under their “Create” link on Coveroo.com.
As a leader in the customization space we couldn’t be happier to be powering part of the Coveroo product customization process. One of the best parts of partnering with Coveroo is their ability to custom print on nearly any product for any manufacturer. This extends well outside of the cell phone cases they are best known for and includes a huge variety of products for many manufacturers. If you are a manufacturer looking to get in to customization but are trying to find the perfect printing and fulfillment partner Coveroo will be your best choice.
Finally a way to find the best designs!
Happy Valentine’s Day! We happy to announce a new feature that we rolled out MyStyle Websites: ratings! Now designs can have a 5 star rating and you can view the very best designs as rated by users. This was an important feature for us because we see a lot of awesome designs come through our customizer and yet there wasn’t a great place to actually view all the best designs. Now that we’ve got ratings out you’ll start seeing a lot more featured content featuring our favorite designs.
Here’s some links…
Case Monkey – The best phone case designs
Whatever Skateboards – The best skateboard designs
Custom Car Wraps – The best car wrap designs
MakeCanvasPrints – The best canvas print designs
PlakThat – The best wood print designs
We just posted a new site profile page for Case Monkey. If you want to read a little more about that site click here. We’ll be posting more site profiles for the other sites soon!
Cats + Lasers FTW
One of the best parts of MyStyle is seeing the creative and incredible art and products that are made using using our platform. This skateboard is exactly one of those situations and we had to share it here on our MyStyle blog. Using the MyStyle platform running over at Whatever Skateboards to design their own skateboard one of our genius friends created this masterpiece which has to be seen to be believed…
Actual Printed Skateboard
Original Design on Website
YEP. Cat on a skateboard deck shooting laser beams from its eyes. Does it get any better than that? We submit that is does not and thusly why we dubbed this the great skateboard ever made. And it was made with MyStyle using the MyStyle Customizer and the MyStyle API. Here’s a link to the original design on Whatever Skateboards – design your own skateboard
You Want The New Jams? HERE IS THE NEW JAMS.
Hot off the presses and tearing up this West Coast Art and Frame 2014 is the latest and greatest in personalization technology: a frame customizer. If you’re out in Vegas for this year’s show be sure to roam around and find our demo. To keep you satisfied if you couldn’t make it out this year we’ve dropped some screenshots in to this article for you.
Why Is This Cool?
This is the only frames customizer. The. only. one. The reason is simply that a frames customizer is too difficult to program. Our specialty here at MyStyle is taking on new R&D projects is customization and even this one was a huge challenge for us. Thankfully we have a lot of experience in this space and have worked with the best partners in the industry. While this isn’t quite ready for full public release it is live and working at WCAF 2014 and you can design your own frame.
Since When Does MyStyle Do Expos and Tradeshows?
Since Day 1! Our tech is regularly featured on large screens, kiosks, laptop, and any other way you can demo a product at a tradeshow. If you’ve seen a demo of a designer or design tool, or even if you just designed your own product at a booth, odds are it was running on MyStyle and you didn’t even know it. Our tech is a staple of the tradeshow circuit and a proven win when it comes to making a splash with a memorable booth. Contact us to hear what we can do for your next industry event!
Taking Personalization and Customization to New Industries
I’m not sure if we could be more excited for upcoming demo launch this week! While we can’t spill the beans on it quite yet we can at least tell you to keep your eyes peeled for MyStyle powering a brand new customization solution. There’s always something exciting about launching customization and personalization in new verticals and industries. That relentless pursuit of the next best thing is what keeps us pushing the forefront of customization tech and this upcoming demo this week will prove no exception. We’ll keep you posted on it here on our blog when we’re ready for the big reveal!
What Do You Call That App?
It goes by many names, but it turns out there isn’t a common word for the type of app we call our MyStyle Customizer™. Lots of people contact us asking about our “Customizer”, but a lot of people also ask if we have a customizer but just don’t know the right word to describe it.
Here’s some of the phrases we’ve seen that describe what we here call our MyStyle Customizer.
MyStyle Customizer Names:
- design editor
- design tool
- personalization editor
- photo editor
- photo manipulator
- product editor
- image maker
- image editor
- picture maker
- preview tool
- product preview
- print preview
- design app
- editing app
- customization app
- image uploader
- customization app
- text editor
- personalization software
What is the Mystyle Customizer?
Our customizer is the visual tool that people use to create new designs on their products. Our customizer is extremely diverse and comes in many different forms. At times the customizer may only be a simple upload or text field and at other times the customizer is a full blown visual UI/UX for creating customized and personalized products. This is one of the key parts involved in personalization and customization because for every app, every product, every design, and every person is everything can be different. That is also why there are so many ways of describing a customizer.
Customizers are typically contained within an exterior website, application, kiosk, or display case and are a subsection of an overall customization or personalization website. In many cases people using our customization app are actually using it on other people’s websites! This can also make it hard to define precisely where the boundaries are on the MyStyle Customizer as it is seamlessly integrated with existing solutions.
There are always new ways of describing this type of app because there is no standard word for it! With all these options we wanted a single word that describes it best and went with customizer. So whether you’re looking for a “designer” or a “print previewer” or an “image maker” you’ve come to the right place. But around these parts we just call it the Mystyle Customizer :-)
The new MyStyle Platform website has launched!
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Looking forward to a great year and best of luck to everyone in 2014, it’s going to be a big year for all of of the businesses in the MyStyle family. :)